Hello There


Hi everyone, Heather here and I am so thrilled to be posting my first projects for Hydrangea Hippo today. My designs all feature the beautiful Everyday Eclectic kit. It's full of wonderfully unique embellishments and lovely patterned papers. My first project is a card that uses the book paper that came in the kit.

greeting card yellow


The card came together quickly. I used mist to dye the rose a glimmering coffee color and I glued feathers behind it for a more glamorous feel. I added some stitching to finish it off. Here's a closer look at the details.


12x12 scrapbook beach

Next, I designed a layout that centered around the gold doily. I really wanted to feature it prominently on my page. The gold sequined seashells made me think of scrapping about the beach so I pulled photos of our latest vacation. The only thing I really wanted on our vacation was a decent family photo. It's pretty funny, but I'm the only one that's smiling in the photo and the title reflects that.


A closer view of the gold doily that I loved so much. Check out the sweet flowers too. I told you there were some really unique embellishments in this crafting kit!

beach scrapbook 12x12

I made a recipe box for my last assignment. I've had a small wooden recipe box hanging around my scrappy space forever. It's been taunting me and daring me to alter it! I used some ink to distress the papers so I could make the box a little shabbier. The recipe cards were all made with scraps that were leftover from my 6×6 paper pad.

recipe box handmade

The top of the box features another rose that I sprayed with the glittery brown mist. I also created my own flower by winding the fabulously unique loopy green trim around a shiny teal pearl.

handmade flower

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Hello There

  1. Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee the colors!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:29 am
  2. Gorgeous projects all of them! I love what you did w/ the flowers and feathers!!!
    Now I want to see pictures of the food you made from the recipes in that box!! ;0)

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  3. Lovely artistic work throughout! I love the glued feather and rose effect and the misty coffee color touch to the flower, the box looks delightfully neat and yummy!

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 6:37 am
  4. Thank you so much ladies!!! Doreen, I was too busy crafting to cook. LOL

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  5. Ahhhh Heather! Such wonderful creations you made here! I love your card, layout, and adorable recipe box with the beautifully made cards to go inside! It is so cool that you made them all with scraps! Everything is just fantastic!!

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 12:08 am