It’s A Blog Hop!


It's a Blog Hop! The Everyday Scrapper Forum and Website Contributors are at it again!! Join us all this week for a….


BLOG HOP
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Just visit each of the blogs listed below and be sure to leave a comment on their posts dated for TODAY, May 1, 2010NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!! We're sharing tutorials, tips & tricks, inspiring ideas, and more PLUS some of us are doing giveaways!! The blog hop runs until May 7, 2010 so be sure to stop by each blog to check out the cool posts and leave your comments.

The Everyday Scrapper: http://www.theeverydayscrapper.com/?p=3226

1. Catherine http://dance-the-tide.blogspot.com

2. Anneliese www.queen-of-the-crop.blogspot.com

3. Lisa www.createfor7.blogspot.com

4. Tabitha http://zippity-do-dah-tabitha.blogspot.com/

5. Sharon http://sharonbertolino.blogspot.com/

6. Ann www.annlenth.blogspot.com

7. Christine http://catinthegrass.blogspot.com/

8. Juliann http://scrappylife.blogspot.com/

9. Linda http://awesomememories.blogspot.com/

10. Joan http://joan-discoveries.blogspot.com

11. Jennifer P http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE

12. Mia http://www.makepositivechanges.blogspot.com GO HERE NEXT

13. Monique http://living-in-the-positive.blogspot.com/

Check out the main blog hop page on The Everyday Scrapper: http://www.theeverydayscrapper.com/?p=3226

Here's a little technique I want to share with you:

This weekend Scrapbook Royalty is at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo in Del Mar, CA teaching this fun little make n take I designed. The kit is $5 and can be purchased at the show with 100% of the proceeds being donated to charity. For more information on the kit or Scrapbook Royalty, please visit http://scrapbookroyalty.org and register.

The make n take is a fun little wall hanging that features paper flowers that are all the rage right now–these can be created with scraps but I found that Donna Salazar's new Artistic papers work FABULOUSLY for this kind of flower!! The thick watercolor style paper can be colored with Spray Ink to match any project PLUS it's texture lends interest to the flowrs. Also, the paper works really well with liquid glue, holding up to the moisture so that the flower can dry properly.Here's how to make the flowers:

1. Gather these supplies: Donna Salazar Artistic Paper, Strong Liquid Adhesive, Spray Ink, Scissors, Rhinestones, and Tweezers.

2. Cut a circle from the Artistic Paper. Spray with Ink and allow to dry. Then cut that circle into a spiral. You can rough up the edges of the spiral by using the Distrezz It All by Zutter or your fingernail.


3. Using tweezers, grab the outside end of the spiral and start twisting it into a cone shape. Don't worry about what it looks at this point–this isn't about perfection, it's about fun ;)


4. Once the entire spiral is rolled up into a cone, apply glue to the center of the spiral (at the bottom of the flower).

5. Allow to dry and then apply to your project. Add rhinestone or button to the center if you like.


Here's another project I made with the same style of flower:


And here's a closeup of how I used buttons in the centers:


And be sure to follow The Everyday Scrapper on Twitter (EverydayScrap) and add us on Facebook (see link on TES homepage). Now go on to the next person in our little blog hop list up above to continue the Hop.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

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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21 thoughts on “It’s A Blog Hop!

  1. The flowers are so pretty on the wreath! Tfs!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:48 am
  2. I always love your flower, Jennifer! Beautiful!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm
  3. great flowers

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm
  4. oh how pretty!!! love the flowers and the wreath!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm
  5. What an awesome craft! Thank you for sharing!!

    Posted on May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm
  6. Posted on May 2, 2010 at 1:27 am
  7. These flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 1:50 am
  8. Awesome. I was wondering how you did those. Now that I know I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 2:07 am
  9. Beautiful flowers and good directions!

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 2:10 am
  10. Happy NSD! You always make the cutest creations!

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 7:57 am
  11. great tutorial!

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  12. Fabulous projects! I love those flowers!

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm
  13. Love the tutorial… been wondering how to make flowers like that

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  14. I have got to try those flowers! they look so great on your projects.

    Posted on May 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  15. Those flowers are to die for…Thank you for the how to so many times I see a great technique and no one tells me how to do it! Thank you!

    Posted on May 3, 2010 at 1:39 am
  16. I L-O-V-E the wreath…I have been looking for an idea for my front door…this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on May 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm
  17. What beautiful flowers!

    Posted on May 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm
  18. What a cute and simple flower. I’ll have to try it. Thanks!

    Posted on May 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm
  19. Awesome blog, flowers and everything! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on May 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  20. Hmmm. now I learnd a smart way to make paper flowers:):)

    Posted on May 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm
  21. Excellent tutorial, as usual! & the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for letting me hop on through! ;o)

    Posted on May 6, 2010 at 1:08 am