This blog hop begins at 8 am, March 13th and goes through March 19th. Please gather up your cup of coffee or tea and sit down and relax while we take you through a world of sparkle, bling and of course gold and green.
If you have been fallowing the Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop line up then you came from Shannon's blog at www.purplelionpaper.com. Wasn't her project sweet? After this you will head on over to Janice's blog at www.cricutconfessions.com
This project is a large wall hanging about 2.5' x 2.5'. It is made from a cardboard base with book pages and patterned paper decorating the clover leaves. I will show you how to make those later in this post for those of you who are interested.
Erin Go Bragh for those of you who don't know is most often translated as "Ireland Forever". Didn't thin you would learn how to say something in Gaelic today did you? These letters are glittered with P K Glitz Glitter... LOVE THEM!
The center piece is a traditional Irish lass who is surrounded by the colors of her country.
If you continue to read you will find a quick how to make the book pages clover and information about winning my RAK giveaway. However, if you are ready to check out the other great projects in this hop, your next stop will be with Janice's at her blog... here... www.cricutconfessions.com
How I made the clover:
Step 1: Cut the clover shape from a piece of cardboard. Make sure you plan for a spot to punch a hole in to hand it by a ribbon off the backside. You can see the hole I made in the third picture below.
Step 2: Find an old book, maybe it is missing it's pages or is worn out and has given it's best to society. It could be a garage sale find or one you have had for ever and never read. Either way make sure it is no one's favorite book. LOL. Before ripping out the pages take your ink pad and run it over all three exposed sides of the book. Rip the pages out and gently fold them like this and staple. You can glue this stage but it takes more time.
Step 3: Take a few pages and wrap the stem to the clover with them. I used hot glue to attach it to the front then again to the back, cutting off any excess.
Step 4: Take your glue and apply it to the area of the staple and glue down to your clover shape. Fill the entire shape with these (mine took about 350 pages). I love the way this looks. Once you are done with this step. Decorate it how you wish.
I myself am not Irish but I love it when people have pride in their heritage and their country. So I am giving this project as a gift to one of my friends who's favorite holiday is St. Patrick's Day.
In the spirit of giving I have collected a couple of things to give to one random person who leaves a comment on this post (with your email so I can contact you!). To be eligible to win you must also be a follower. So, tell me whats on your mind and make sure you peek around my blog. Follow me and maybe we can inspire each other. Check out the scrumptious blog candy you can win. Two colors of Martha Stewart glitter and three yards of both the ribbon and the gold trim.
Encase you get lost or need to make sure you see all the wonderful project made by all these creative projects.
1. Tanya www.ScrappyScavenger.blogs
2. Jen Roseman www.memorieswithjen.blogsp
3. Dianne Shiflett www.diannesscrappycreation
4. Erin Spantastic http://spantastikreations.
5. Pam Bray http://www.pammejo-scrapbo
6. Pink Cricut www.PinkCricut.com
7. Debbie www.craftyd...eb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com
8. Kathy Floen www.kathy-thebeautifullife
9. Kathy Gillon www.kathyand3kids.blogspot
10. Teresa Harris www.thescrapbookingqueen.c
11. Anita Cannon www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.
12. Teresa Hendrickson http://bigtimestamperwantt
13. Chris Hurley www.stinkydogdesigns.blogs
14. Kristi Bennett www.littlepapersprinkles.b
15. Nancy Owen http://www.fancywithnancy.
16. Jennifer Brown http://jlbzlittlecorner.bl
17. Shannon www.purplelionpaper.com
18. Letitia www.gracesscrapattic.blogs
19. Janice www.cricutconfessions.com
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I will leave you for today with this Irish Blessing...
May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!