Friday, August 20, 2010
ScrapbookPal.com Blog Hop!
Thank you for joining us for our very first ScrapbookPal Blog Hop! If this is your first stop, make sure you check out all the other designers' blogs and, of course, ScrapbookPal.com's blog for a chance to win a FREE Cricut cartridge of your choice from any they have in stock! With all the new arrivals flooding in, I don't think I'd be able to choose! ScrapbookPal.com is a terrific online store -- they have consistently low prices, excellent service, and shipping is always free on orders over $25. What more could you ask for?
If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! My name is Tomi Ann, and I am a busy wife and mom, just trying to squeeze crafts in wherever I can. I love to try new things and share the results (awesome or not) with my friends in blog-land. My heart belongs to paper-crafting, however, so you'll usually see some element of paper-crafting in just about everything I do.
Using my Cricut and paper-crafting supplies to make jewelry is the perfect example! I've been wanting to try a glass tile pendant for a long time*, so I decided to use my little gnome friend from Freshly Picked to make myself a fun and unusual necklace for Christmas time (see my project from earlier in the month to learn more about my nisse obsession). I've seen demonstrations on how to do this several times, but I used the great step by step instructions from The Hybrid Chick to help me along.
I used Freshly Picked to cut the little gnome at 1 1/4". I gave him rosy cheeks with Berrylicious chalk ink, and I used Chestnut Roan ink for all the other distressing. Chestnut Roan is a must-have color -- I always have at least 4 on hand, just in case -- and ScrapbookPal.com has the best prices on the chalk ink I've found anywhere. "God Jul" means Merry Christmas in Danish, and I just wrote the letters on white cardstock, snipped them, and distressed them. I used the houndstooth background to give him a little bit of a funky feeling, to make it a more grown-up accessory. I also decided to decorate the back, because I'm sure it will flip over now and then.
Now I can't wait til Christmas -- or do you think it's too early to just start wearing it now?
Thanks for joining me on this stop on the blog hop! Now, for your chance to win the Cricut cartridge of your choice (awesome!), just leave a comment here so we know you stopped by, then check out all the other amazing projects on the hop and leave comments there as well. Finish up by visiting the awesome ScrapbookPal Blog and becoming a follower there so you can check out all the great inspiration AND keep up with all the big news from ScrapbookPal.com. You'll love it!
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*Confession Session: This isn't actually my first try at the glass tile pendant. I tried to make one for my son's preschool teacher at the end of last school year and it was a massive craft fail. So this one is just my first successful glass tile pendant...