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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day 
and welcome to the
  Scraps of Color Hearts and Roses Blog Hop of 2014!

Help us celebrate "the season of love" by hopping along through each of the blogs below.  First, let me get started by saying that each participating blog owner was asked to create Valentine's Day and love-themed projects for the hop.  So you will see a fabulously eclectic mix of cards, scrap booking, mixed media/altered art, decor and gift ideas. And some of the contributing participants will be offering blog candy, so don't forget to sign up and follow each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.

I've prepared lots of different projects for you for this hop. Ummm, yes, I got a little carried away!  I was having so much fun, I was like the Energizer Bunny - I just kept going, and going, and going!  And this is my first time contributing projects in a hop...... So, I hope you don't get bored ...and stick around to view them all!  First up is a quick and easy project of  treat bags. They're very simple to make and takes no time to put them together.  You'll need some sort of bag; such as sandwich bags or cellophane bags, something to use as a closure; such as ribbon or twine or a stapler, card stock/patterned paper, possibly stamps or stickers, and treats of course.  For these, I used patterned card stock, cut into 1 1/2" strips and folded in half and stapled directly to the bag.

These are always fun to make as a sweet little gift for family and friends for any occasion.  
The ones made here today will  be going to my grandson's daycare.

My second quick and easy project is coasters.  These are cork and can be purchased at your local dollar store.  These came 5 in each package.  I've painted them with black acrylic paint, punched and adhered a 2 1/2" circle of patterned paper to the coaster and sealed them with ModPodge.  Easy peasy!

And if you want to give them as a gift, put them into a cellophane bag 
and tie with a piece of ribbon and you're done!

I began altering this box last Saturday morning and made quick work of finishing it off and being quite satisfied with how it turned out.  I so love the rich, dark, black of it.  I'm thinking that it will go very nicely with the tray that I created for another SOC event (That's Alterable 2013) and gave to my daughter for her bedroom.  I think she'll love it.

The applique flowers and a lacy pearl heart were ModPodged to the lid of the box, along with several other fabric flowers.  I also added several strips of flatback pearl bling to one corner.  
The image is an ATC that I made several years ago. 
 It was stamped onto white canvas and several strips of lace were added to the bottom.  
A single layer of black pom-pom trim was then adhered to the top edge of the lid; 
as well as a black and white flowered strip of ribbon along the bottom edge.  
I then used a coordinating black and white patterned card stock on the inside of the box.

And my last project for this hop is one that I've had for a year or so.  I like going to my local Home Depot just to see what they have that I can  be crafty with.  And I found this  plastic mail box.  It was $1.50 on clearance! It's approximately 2 feet deep.  It could make a fun piece at a Valentine's Day party or maybe in a school classroom for the kids to put their cards to their classmates in.  So this was the perfect opportunity to have fun decorating it.

After a coat of gesso, I had to add several layers of black acrylic paint to get a relatively even coverage all over.  I then covered the entire mailbox with several different torn loved themed patterned papers in red, white and pink.  I then wrapped a 2 1/2" piece of wide lace around the outside of the box and topped that off with two strips of thin, heart decorated ribbon in red and pink.  I added large, red, 
medium weight card stock hearts also.  Everything was then sealed with ModPodge.  
I added a couple of bows made of the same ribbon to 
the flag and added a white flower to the center to complete 

I love that all of the projects that I've done were completed with things already in my stash! And I can count them as projects completed in the 50 Projects Group on Facebook  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/50projects/).  Whooo-Hooo, I'm on a roll!

 Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by and participating in the http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/events/scraps-of-color-hearts-and-roses-blog-hop.  

Don't forget to join this site/become a follower here and leave a comment for your chance to win some blog candy.  (There's a picture below of some of the goodies that I'll be gifting away).

And if you're already a follower, you can leave a comment, and you'll be entered into the drawing too!

Hearts and Roses Blog Hop Team Order

Shalana Glass   
FranCine Green    
Mary J.  
Cheryl L. (NCPeach)  
Debra S. 



Classygirl said...

You have been busy. Great projects. Did you paint /draw the girl on your altered box or is she a stamp?

Susan D said...

Great projects Renee...you were busy! Happy Valentine's Day!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Wow you've been busy for sure. Love them all, especially the box!

Confiseries Papier said...

Renee, all of your projects are fabulous! Happy Valentine's Day!

Sharon Sutton said...

Awesome projects, you really showed some love!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you was the Energizer Bunny!! You have create lots of pretty creations. I love both the coasters and altered box.

Treva said...

Renee, you have been busy, nice projects. Thanks for the inspiration, I've been wanting to do some coasters. Happy Valentine's Day!

Mary J Scrapper said...

Girl you have been busy. Great projects and thanks for sharing. Happy V-day

I2BZ2W8 said...

Wow...you were busy...loved all the projects especially the coasters... All ways looking for quick gift ideas.

Pamela Levingston said...

You made so many things and what an accomplishment to use things from your stash! Lovely. The mail box is my favorite.

Felisa Montee said...

Wow that energy bunny was very busy....cute projects and I know the recipients are going to love them

Mandy said...

Renee, you HAVE been busy! Beautiful projects...and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that box! That black sets it off so nicely. TFS!

Dakota Bear said...

A nice selection of projects. I really like the mailbox.

Mz. Lela said...

You were certainly on a fun & crafty roll! I've enjoyed each project, my favs are the cute coasters and the beautiful box.

Cassie said...

Great projects!! You have been quite busy.

Trina said...

Wow! All of your projects look amazing! A huge mailbox for less than two dollars is a steal, and you made it and those cork coasters look totally different.

NC Peach said...

Wow! Can you mail me some of your mojo? LOL Beautiful projects! I love those coasters! TFS