Monday, August 29, 2011

A Birthday, a Blog Hop and some Fun Altered Goodies

Yay, I am so happy to have you here today, whether you are new to my blog or one of my wonderful followers. Before I tell you anything else about my post today, I have to give a birthday shout out to my sweet friend, Tessa, who will be celebrating the BIG 3-0 in just a couple of days. In honor of that, she has asked me (and several other fabulous crafty friends) to participate in a blog hop, sponsored by her Etsy shop, Precocious Paper. If you've never visited her store, make sure you check it out (and use my discount code at the end of this post).

Throughout this blog hop, starting today through the 31st, Tessa is giving away over $100 in product! So, let's get this party started...If you've been hopping along and just came from Anna White-Sharman's blog, you're in the right place. If you just started the hop here, make sure to start at the beginning by visiting Tessa's blog first.

I've had the opportunity to design with some of Tessa's products all month long, as her August guest designer and again as part of the hop! I just love all of Tessa's collections, but I have to say the August sampler, Summer Twilight, is one of my most favorite. Here's a couple of things I made with it...

A 6.5x5" "Sticky Note Set" box found on clearance at Target.
This is going to make a great little birthday treat for someone special.
I used the main Summer Twilight collection and then added some "felt roses", "sweet spots" and "butterfly doilies". I just love that she offers mix-n-match sets!

The inside of the box.
I plan to stamp the recipient's name on the paper set on the right side (but not yet in case she sees this post).

A headband
Ribbon for headband and flowers from the main Summer Twilight collection plus a navy felt rose.

                               Summer Twilight sampler                              Sweet Spots

                                      Butterfly Doilies                                       Felt Roses

In case you missed them from a previous post, here's a couple of other items I made as part of my guest design spot earlier this month.

Coupon Clutch (from Target $1 section)
With extreme couponing being all the rage
these days I figured I should attempt to
do some couponing. I won't go to extremes
but I'm going to be fashionable as I save                             Candle wrap for my mantle
a few dollars!                                                                      really makes a difference

Would you like some Precocious Paper goodies to work with?
  • If you complete the entire hop, leaving a comment on every designer’s post by the 31st, you will be entered to win the grand prize – the September, October, November and December Samplers ($54.00 value and dozens upon dozens of hand-crafted scrapbooking embellishments). WOW!
  • Follow Tessa’s blog to be entered to win a $20.00 credit to the shop
  • Follow Precocious Paper on Facebook, you could win another $20.00 credit.
  • Tessa is also giving away surprise credits to blog hop participants, so be sure to leave a comment on this post and I would love it if you would follow my blog if I inspired you in any way!
Before you hop to the next blog, check this out...Tessa has added many new things to her shop as part of the celebration, so be sure to stop by and take a peek. Use this code during check out - HLBBHFREE - you will receive free shipping (minimum $5 order) and a free thank you gift. This code is unique to me and the designer whose code is used the most get a little sumpin' sumpin' so I would just love it if you would use it for any purchases you make. The code is good until September 5th!!

Thank you for stopping by. Now hop on over to Rebecca's blog!

49 comments:

Margie said...

Embellish everything-how awesome are the projects!! Pinning for future inspiration!

Tanya said...

So pretty, love everything you have done!

Tanya
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mustangkayla said...

Oh lala! What inspiration! LOVE the headband! Beautiful projects!

Clair said...

Mmmm. Really love the little gift set you made - such lovely colours that you've put together!

Jules said...

Wow some fabulous projects! I bet your friend is going to love the note box, I know I would!

Tessa Buys said...

Heather, I love every single thing you made! The headband is adorable and that note box is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your talents as a guest designer this month and for celebrating with me!

Emily said...

Such a cute idea for a gift!!!! I love Targets little dollar/clearance section! There are always great things to create with and alter!

Rebecca said...

oooh, I love the post it gift box--so cool to turn a dollar item into a gorgeous work of art! And the head band is so pretty!

Amanda Johnson said...

These are amazing!!! I love the coupon holder and that note set is ADORABLE!!

Lynn Meador said...

The coupon holder is my favorite.
Great idea

Alison said...

Love how you've used all the products!
Alison xx

madebyKarla said...

OMG! These are stunning! you did so much!

curlyqmosaics said...

I absolutely love the color combination of these beautiful flowers. You created with Tessa's flowers wonderfully, such fabulous creations!

Mel said...

Wow, those are some elegant projects! :)

Danee said...

I love that you and Mandy crafted outside the box. The headband and the sweet candle decoration are a nice departure- I too love making little candle decorations.

Kelly Massman said...

love all of your fun items!!! :-)

lydiawalker said...

love love love your projects xxx

Heidi said...

Awesome projects! I just love the colors on the box!!! (Is that a typewriter stamp? If so, who makes it?)

Windy Robinson said...

What fun projects! I LOVE them all:)

Amanda Jones said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the little note box :)

Jessica G said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and your awesome ideas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow! These are ALL AWESOME Heather!! GORGEOUS headband! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappin' Abz said...

Totally love your blog and creations. I wake up most mornings... with my coffee... and browse my blogs and often at yours. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks everyone!

@Heidi - the typewriter is from the Amy Tangerine collection. It's called The Good Life.

mindy gallagher said...

Great projects!! Totally loving that altered box!!! :D

Lisa Andrews said...

The headband and sticky notes are both fantastic projects!

Lisa F said...

I LOVE the summer twilight sampler too - the colors are amazing! Love your creations!

Kelly said...

Love everything ... But think the note box is my fave! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diana Fisher said...

Great work with the PP flowers!! I just love the colors in that set. You used them so well, too!

TeenaBugg38 said...

holy cow!! I love all of these! As if the card box didn't have me hooked already look at all of that awesomeness you created with the altered goodies!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!!!

Lesley Oman aka Hungry Heffy said...

oooooh, that headband (swooon). adorable!!

stampinART said...

your altered projects are fantastic. 'She' is a lucky lady who recieves this as her gift. TFS

Ursula said...

beautiful projects. If I had a couponing clutch like that maybe I'd be inspired to coupon also.

Diana Waite said...

Heather you just ROCKED these creations--love the colors too!

Alisha said...

WOW!!!! great products, I love what you have done with the flowers.


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wendipooh13 said...

wonderful projects!!!! love your work!!!

Mrs. Walrath said...

Wow, these are so awesome and beautiful!!!!

Nicole Nowosad said...

That is just so pretty!!! Love all of Tessa's stuff :)

ellen s. said...

oh that houndstooth is awesome!!!!!

Alanna said...

Oooh love that sticky note set! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Watson said...

Fab projects!!!

~jan said...

Hi Heather! All of your projects are just wonderful-you are so lucky you had a whole month to play with Tessa's goodies!

Yara said...

So pretty! Love all the projects! That color combo is fab!

Anna said...

Great projects!

Sherri said...

cool headband. love the butterfly

Mippy said...

Hi Heather!
I am a new visitor to your page! :)
You did a beautiful job with your embellishments! Some birthday girl will be thrilled! with her present! :)
Love the headband as well :)
I hope you have an enjoyable evening! :)
~Mippy :)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Wow, love what you did with Tessa's gorgeous embellishments!! Thanks for the inspiration. ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Thanks for your sweet comments and for participating in the Blog Hop. Entries for the giveaway is now closed but you can still hop along to see all the gorgeous creations and don't forget to use my code to save on shipping (until 9/5/11).

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely lovely work!!! So clever!!!