Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop - Blog Candy Giveaway

Welcome everyone to the Shimmering Shamrocks Blog Hop hosted by Tanya at Scrappy Scavenger. My name is Grace and let me have a few min of your time to show you my shimmering shamrock project, some quick how-to-dos and how to win my Blog Candy giveaway.

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.

Blog Candy:

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.

Reminder:

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.blogspot.com

2. Jen Roseman www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

3. Dianne Shiflett www.diannesscrappycreations.blogspot.com

4. Erin Spantastic http://spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

5. Pam Bray http://www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.com/

6. Pink Cricut www.PinkCricut.com

7. Debbie www.craftyd...eb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com

8. Kathy Floen www.kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.co.

9. Kathy Gillon www.kathyand3kids.blogspot.com.

10. Teresa Harris www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

11. Anita Cannon www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

12. Teresa Hendrickson http://bigtimestamperwanttobe.blogspot.com/

13. Chris Hurley www.stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com

14. Kristi Bennett www.littlepapersprinkles.blogspot.com

15. Nancy Owen http://www.fancywithnancy.blogspot.com/

16. Jennifer Brown http://jlbzlittlecorner.blogspot.com/

17. Shannon www.purplelionpaper.com

18. Letitia www.gracesscrapattic.blogspot.com <----- YOU ARE HERE

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!

Happy Scrapping!

26 comments:

  1. Great wall hanging. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  2. Great wall hanging.
    It is really unique!

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  3. Such a pretty wall hanging, I'm sure your friend will love it.
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love the vintage look!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  5. Gorgeous wall hanging. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  6. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  7. Wow Grace - this wall hanging is amazing! What a fun project :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  8. Grace, such a beautiful wall hanging!
    Thank you for sharing your work with us! I look forward to seeing more!

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your Irish wall decor. The Glitter on the letter looks awesome.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  10. Very cool project and cute blog! I'm now a follower! :-)

    -Emily
    http://www.createserendipity.net
    createserendipity@gmail.com

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  11. Very cute project! TFS

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is beautiful------How did you ever figure this out-----I love the whole thing!!!And thanks for being in this hop with us----I am new at this and get so much inspiration for everyone.
    Hugs, Anita

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  13. Beautiful project! I love the idea of recycling and old book. TFS. I am a new follower.

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  14. Very interesting project. Love the book paper.

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  15. i just love when creative people use outside sources like book pages love it

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  16. Wow I’ve never saw anything like this before i would like to give it a try. Wow really cool and interesting. Thanks for the cool hop.

    jeria22@yahoo.com

    Here's My Blog Thank again
    http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com

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  17. Very unique! Wonderful idea!

    Janice
    www.cricutconfessions.com

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  18. Love it! My husband is learning Scot's Gaelic! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  19. greta wall hangin TFS!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  20. Very creative! TFS :) I am a new follower.

    Laura
    laura.dietsch@rocketmail.com
    http://lifeasanarmywife-lauradietsch.blogspot.com/

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  21. great project! Im a new follower- stop by sometime! youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  22. Thanks for sharing. I like the time you put into your post.

    Thanks!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your traditional but blingy wreath. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail.com

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  24. Your wall hanging looks great. I like how you used book pages on it.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you feel about this post. I hope you enjoyed your time here and will come back and view more. Don't forget to fallow my blog to keep updated with new projects and ideas.
~ Grace ~