Saturday, November 13, 2010
A Thanking We Will Go Blog Hop !!
So here’s my project for my first blog hop – “A Thanking We Will Go” hosted by Jess over at Kinderstamp-O.
When thinking about all I have to be thankful for, after my Lord, Jesus Christ, family and friends are always at the top of my list. I have a wonderful husband, awesome daughter and son, precious grandson, and an amazing mother! I am truly blessed!
Our family is especially blessed and thankful right now for our daughter Katie (aka Chick 2) who will be graduating from college on Dec 17th. I decided to make a little mosaic tribute board to show her how proud we are of her. She’s all about vintage so these colors are perfect. She has grown into a beautiful young woman with a servant’s heart for others. SURPRISE KATIE!
For the base of my project, I cut off the backing board sheet from a paper pack (great way to recycle) - then used Mod Podge to glue down each paper sheet and picture and then swiped a top coat of MP to give it that finished, almost leather-y look.
This project provided me lots of opportunities to practice Tim Holtz’ distressing techniques (which I love). Inked up my Argyle Cuttlebug folder and embossed various papers to add even more texture. Various ingredients include: chipboard shapes, s.e.i. embellishments, Prima flowers, Versamark stamp pad, clear embossing powder, distress inks, and Tim Holtz’ Tiny Attacher (love it).
This was a fairly easy project to complete – the challenge was picking coordinating papers and getting them cut to good sizes to fit the board. I could easily see picking out Christmas-y papers and making mosaics for family as gifts. Hope you like.
Here’s a sneak peak at my give-away that will put you in the holiday spirit! Just be sure and leave a comment and become a follower. It’s that easy! Make sure to leave info in your comment on how to contact you in case you’re a winner! Random.org will generate a winning number at noon on Monday 11/15 (CST).
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ve had a great time at the HOP!
In case you missed anyone, below are all the crafty sites to visit:
Jessica - http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Alex - http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
Cheryl - http://www.cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Iva - http://www.ivarai.com/
Jessica Baker - http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Kimberlee - http://www.kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Madison - http://www.www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Martha - http://www.dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Meighen - http://www.scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Nicki - http://www.canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Shelley - http://www.heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
Sigrid - http://www.lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Vickie - http://www.twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com/
Jessica - Kinderstamp-O - http://www.kinderstampo.com/p/thanking-we-will-go-blog-hop_12.html