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!

ScrapbookPal Blog
Jamie Cripps
Rowena Valentine
Crystal Butler
Amy Crockett
Tammy White
Leah Cornelius
Tomi Ann Hill < -------You are here.  Keep going!
Cheryl Walker
ScrapbookPal Blog

*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...

101 comments:

Tonya said...

Too cute! I've not seen one like this before, and the little gnome is so fun! Thanks for your inspiration, Tomi Ann!

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Gloria Westerman said...

How cute.....will have to try this....thank you for sharing....

AJ said...

Very cool project. I have not seen anything like it before! Thank you so much for sharing such a creative idea!

GiGi said...

Very cute! Love that gnome!

Karelj said...

This is a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing...and the great blog candy! Check out my blog at http://karelj.blogspot.com and vote for your favorite entry!

Tasha said...

Wow this is just too cute! Love it
Thanks for a fab hop
love tasha xx

Melissa said...

That is so stinkin' cute!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

StarlightScrapper said...

OHGOSH this is too cute! What a great idea and way to think outside the box! LOVE it! :)

pammie~k said...

TomiAnn - I love this project (and your blog)

Jessica Wekenman said...

I absolutely love your necklace! It's so cute! I have been wanting to try making this type of jewelry! It is so fabulous, I say you start wearing it now!

Misty said...

OMgosh! I LOVE him!!! He is SOO cute!

Scrappin' Sista said...

So, you've inspired me to create one for a project that I'm doing. This is absolutely too cute. Also, TFS the link for directions.

Christel

Kelly M said...

Wow. I would never have thought of that. Great necklace. Love the little gnome. So cute.

andejean said...

I love it! My mother and family are full blooded Danish, I will have to share your project with her!

Julie518 said...

Incredible! I never thought to try jewelry - Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great project! I've had some glass tiles sitting in my craft room for years. Gotta go get 'em out!!

GlennaBaby said...

hehe start wearing it now!!

glenna@yarnot.com

My Inkie Fingers said...

I have everything to make these! Thanks for the awesome ideas =)
(Hoppin off now)

Jacilynn said...

love that gnome and this is an amazing project. love it.
:)

KB said...

what a great project! I will certainly be trying this one

Scrappy said...

That is so cute! i love it! I thinkh you should start wearing it now!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE the necklaces!

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a cute necklace - sure wear it - it's sure to start a conversation!
Love your items on your blog too

Amy said...

Tomi, I absolutely love this!! You did such a fab job on it. That little gnome is soooo cute on this pendant.

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is DARLING Tomi Ann!!! I love it, and love this idea, its perfect for gifts for christmas!!! You can wear it now, why not??!!!! I would :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!!!
hugs,
Cheryl

P Freeman said...

Hey, Tomi, Leah Cornelius has your link wrong, (Iloveprettypapter.blogstpot.com), which could be problematic since her blog is right before yours on the hop.

BTW, I love yours best!

jennyplace2 said...

Just to cute, wat a great ideal, my granddaughter would love this in there stockings from Sanata.

Ginny said...

I LOVE this and am so going to be getting some glass tiles now!

DtsArt said...

CUTE!! Tile. I love making tiles

TheFishie said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing.

beejay said...

Love this project! Love your blog, I am now a follower, TFS!
www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

Jacki920 said...

This is soooo cute!!!

Brooke S said...

Oh my goodness. How fun it your necklace. You are having way to much fun with this new cartridge..

HUGS
BROOKE

Lori in SC said...

So cute, I just may try this myself, tfs.

Jessica said...

Very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Great blog hop! Great inspiration!

Maria Snook said...

Tomi, You are nothing short of amazingly talented! That is inspirational! tFS!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your pendant is just adorable! Something I've never done before but now will have to try out LOL
Congrats on the first BlogHop!

connie said...

this is so cute and would make great stocking stuffers or teachers gifts.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Don't tell anyone, this is my FAVORITE so far!!! OH MY GOODNESS I am soooo going to follow your blog!

Karen S. said...

This is just too cute!

Jamie Lane said...

Wow...how clever is this! LOVE the idea and your design!

Mary Jean said...

soooo cute!

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome necklace!! I love this idea. Thanks for the great giveaway

capturinglifesart said...

This is wonderful. I can hardly wait to try this out.

4kids4 said...

So glad this pendant was a success!! I LOVE that little gnome...I have to check out the instructions...these could be so fun to make! TFS!

Jacqueline Bayliff said...

Cool project!

Taneill said...

I would love to win a cricut cartridge. I love all of your ideas and can't wait to try some!

ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

oh how cute! these are just super little gifts
~Paula

Cardian Angel/Wanda said...

Your pendant is so cute. All your blog creations are wonderful--love your Halloween layout, you got it right this time!!! And little Eliza--she is ADORABLE!!!

pwburns at nemr dot net

Cardian Angel/Wanda

Maria said...

Way too cute!

Cheryl said...

These would make wonderful gifts!

scrappinmomma said...

Very cute necklace,tfs

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Awesome. The gnome is so cute.

vwilson577 @ yahoo . com

Peggy said...

Your necklace is so cute. I'm here on the blog hop. Thanks.

Ryansmaama said...

Love your project. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Luv-To-Scrap said...

Great gift idea. Thanks for the great hop.

TeresaK said...

HOW CUTE is that necklace! Found your blog from the blog hop and I will keep checking in! You do great work!

Hey Jude said...

really like your pendant, wouldn't know it was paper crafting to look at it, very nice JSharer417@aol.com

Denise said...

Okay now that's just impressive! How did you cut the gnome without tearing him at such a little size? You rock!!! Love the title of your blog btw. Yeah, I squeeze it in too :))

christyfamily said...

Too stinking cute! What a cute idea. I love that gnome!
kyleandsandy@sbcglobal.net

Smacki's Place said...

i usually don't do bloghops or enter contests cause i get so disappointed when i don't win but this one has been irrisistable! thanks for a great tutorial.
sherry mack
tookienurse@comcast.net

jayma15 said...

wow, I want to try that!! very trendy!

Lisa P said...

Those pendants are darling! TFS!

jandokan said...

Tomi Ann, you made a gorgeous necklace... I just love it...
and why couldn't you wear it right now... when people ask... just say...
I feel like it's Christmas all year :P
Hugs Anja

Sparksgal said...

Very cute! What a neat idea - I haven't seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

I love this idea and have wanted to try it. TFS

craftymom205 said...

Great project idea.

BlueRose said...

Very cute, Love your project. Thanks for being in the blog hop have been enjoying it so far♥

Karle said...

so love that jewelry. it was so beautiful. NO its not too early to wear it. lol that is how cute it is. lol xoxo
cake35@comcast.net

Jamie said...

oh.. so cute a lil neckless! I love it!

Sandy S. said...

Oh no.... I have never thought of making jewelry.... yours is absolutely adorable. Love this blog hopping!

Kristin said...

I LOVE THIS! I just started making jewelry with my Cuttlebug, a tile pendant necklace is next on my list! Thanks for sharing :)

AndiPandi said...

that is soooooo cute - I like that type of tile better that the little square ones.

Heart2hand said...

Tomi Ann....great blog...love that cute lil' necklace...Thanks for the inspiration I found here..

HUGs
rhonda

Carolyn said...

I love your necklace and your blog. I am new to your site but I have already signed up for emails and to follow you. Great artwork. tfs

Kelli said...

This is adorable! would never have thought to use the cricut for this!!

Lori said...

oh so cool!

~lori

verolas said...

wow I love this project!! This gnome is so cute!!!!

Jessica said...

What an awesome opportunity - thanks for the inspiration from your blog and the chance to win!
xoxo Jessica

Cristen said...

I love your neckless you made super cute. nice blog too

Go~N~Buggy said...

Oh, so cute! Just one more craft I will have to try! TFS :)

Gina Thornton said...

I love the little Gnome! I never thought of making jewlery out of my projects! What a unique idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leah said...

So stinkin' cute!! TFS

The Crafter's Retreat said...

GREat IdEA!!

Shari said...

I had trouble with your link on a couple of the blogs but I finally made it and I am so glad. I have been wondering what to do with my glass and frames, now I have a new idea. Thanks,

Jodie R said...

I have been wanting to do something like this foreer! Thanks to the bloghop, I found your goreous project! TFS!!

MrandMrsCarroll said...

Passing through on the blog hop. The pendant is adorable!! I love the gnome =) Thank you for sharing this great project.
~Rosalynn

my4girlz said...

I'm raising my hand because I have more crafts on the must try list than I actually have time for. Working on the blog hop.

KSD Creations said...

I love this jewelry. I tried something similar on the Cuttlebug Challenge site. I'll need to check out the tiles. Where do you purchase these tiles?

Rose said...

I love your christmas necklace,I say wear it!I went to Craft store to pick Some craft supplies for church and all the Christmas Trees are all up & decorated,oh the decorates(puts you in the Christmas Spirit).I told my DH it makes me want to put up my tree.lol TFS

hannas said...

Beautiful Necklace--my daughter has been trying these too. I'll have to show her yours!

hannas said...

Beautiful Necklace--my daughter has been trying these too. I'll have to show her yours!

ladybugstamper said...

Love the glass tile pendant, what a great idea thanks for sharing. Your blog is great too.

Thank You

Cynthia K.

pattyk said...

your projects are great thanks -millierose651@aol.com

Rosy C. said...

OOOO... VERY CUTE PENDENT. tfs
Sweet Creations...
http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

aremus said...

Very cute. I really like the Freshly Picked cart.

amandaremus at gmail dot com

MIchelle said...

I love your blog moto. I totally agree!

sentimental Xpressions said...

Tomi, AMAZING!!!! I love the pendant, and this is a project I have been hoping to try soon. Thanks for the motivation.
Lori

Kerry Stanek said...

Love the little tag. Very cute. TFS and for the chance in the blog hop.