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 Wasn't her project sweet? After this you will head on over to Janice's blog at

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...

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.


Encase you get lost or need to make sure you see all the wonderful project made by all these creative projects.

1. Tanya

2. Jen Roseman

3. Dianne Shiflett

4. Erin Spantastic

5. Pam Bray

6. Pink Cricut

7. Debbie

8. Kathy Floen

9. Kathy Gillon

10. Teresa Harris

11. Anita Cannon

12. Teresa Hendrickson

13. Chris Hurley

14. Kristi Bennett

15. Nancy Owen

16. Jennifer Brown

17. Shannon

18. Letitia <----- YOU ARE HERE

19. Janice

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!


  1. Great wall hanging. TFS.
    Melissa D

  2. Great wall hanging.
    It is really unique!

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

  4. I love the vintage look!

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

    vwilson577 at

  6. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

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

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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


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

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


  11. Very cute project! TFS


  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

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

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  14. Very interesting project. Love the book paper.

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

  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.

    Here's My Blog Thank again

  17. Very unique! Wonderful idea!


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

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  19. greta wall hangin TFS!!!!


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


  21. great project! Im a new follower- stop by sometime!

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


    nginerd at gmail dot com

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

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


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 ~