Friday, July 8, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop!

Hi there! I had to access a different computer to blog again-WHEW! I have 2 posts waiting but for now-the SCRAPS Blog Hop! We've ALL got scraps-whether a scrapbooker or card maker-if you sniff paper the way I do-you've got em! Today we are blessed to share inspiration from 30 different blogs showcasing the use of SCRAPS! WOO HOO! Thank you so much Jennifer for taking the time to put this together for us (you can click her name to be taken to her blog and begin, otherwise-you should be arriving from Angie)! By the time you're done, you're sure to have your pretty paper pieces out to use again-so why not dust them off for a NECKLACE?!

Not only will I continue to work for and teach at Scraps Galore but I am honored to teach at a brand new LSS opening THIS Friday evening! My friend Charlene is the owner and I wanted to create something special for her to commemorate the event of her new baby, The Hen House Paperie!

The piece I created has 2 options from which to hang-a black solid necklace or silver nylon ribbon! I began with a 2x2 frame and glass from Ranger. I printed out THH logo and adhered it to the red mat scrap and then to the sparkly blue Doodlebug scrap. I used a SU border punch for the white strip scrap on the side, with Bazzill stitching. There's a red flower at the top by the charm and baubles and I added bling on top of the piece once it was behind the glass.

Unfortunately, I created it a bit too thick and I could not place glass in the back. It is layered and matted with the same scraps with white date rub-ons highlighted by the blue sparkly photo corner also cut from a scrap.

I gave this to her at the Chicks DT meeting last night and she LOVED it! I can't wait to see her wearing it at the grand opening!

And just in case you MAAAAY not have your OWN scraps-I'm giving away a BUNDLE! Over 1 pound of cardstock and pattern paper scraps, with rub ons, alphabet stamps, twisted flowers AND buttons (not ALL pictured here)! You must be a Fabulous Friend (follower) of my blog here and leave me a message telling me what you consider a scrap (does that 1/2" by 1/4" piece REALLY count) and/or your favorite scrap story (yes-my friends have dug through my 'trash' to 'save' my scraps)! I'll choose 1 random winner and announce their name here on Monday!

Now it's time to view some more scrap-piration at your next blog stop with my SUPER STELLAR, sweet friend Jenny , by clicking HERE! I sure hope you'll visit again soon and stay awhile. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day!

Looking ahead: This week you can expect the final announcement of the $50 prize package for the most entries to the 1,000 follower contest, and exciting Amy Chomas project with Quick Quotes and an entire post about the retreat I'[m involved in benefiting the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project! PLUS-Mu July project for Patches of Pink, my first ever Tally Scrapper kit and MORE!


  1. Oh wow sooo beuatiful

  2. what a great idea. I love it. TFS

  3. That is so pretty. I keep scraps that are at least an inch by inch that way I could use my circle punch on it, smaller than that and it goes otherwise I would be overrun with scraps. :)

    I follow by email.


  4. Ooh, such a fun way of using scraps! My scraps are atleast an inch too for the small cuts I tend to make. Funny thing, I'm the type of person who goes through the recycling bin to make sure I didn't miss any "possible" scraps. Haha, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  5. Love your project. My scraps are at least 1 inch by 1 inch. Made a mosaic card for a friend using the 1x1 squares. She is an artist who does mosaic work.
    I am a follower.

  6. A scrap is a scrap is a scrap . If it is a resonable piece (even 1 x 4) I keep it. Maybe tht is why I have so many? I love the necklace and wish your friend the best in her new venture.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  7. great job.. Who wouldnt want scraps.. there are things to be made... Love it

  8. Super idea .. tfs

    sassyb95 at yahoo dot com

  9. Love the cards. TFS. I am a follower.


  10. Brynn,

    I found out about the hop because I am a follower of yours, and I am SO glad that I did. I have been having a great time hopping along. Thanks so much, and I love the pendants you made for your projects.

  11. The Pendant necklaces are sooo popular right now, so a great project! I do save all scraps a little over 1 inch x 1 inch. Sometimes they don't work if the mat is not sticky enough, but I really don't like waste! I was already a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  13. I only save scraps that are 1x1 or bigger, unless it is a favorite paper or a long thin strip.

  14. What a great idea for your scraps. Fabulous necklace. Great hopping with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  15. Adorable.
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  16. Love your necklace! What a great project!
    I'm following by email.

  17. How beautiful! I love that it was made with scraps. I've been a follower for a little while. I save everything in my scrap bin. Nothing is too big or small.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  18. Wow..what a pretty necklace, and a really cool idea. TFS! (and good luck with your new endeavor)

  19. Love your necklace!! That is such a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Cute necklace! I think most scraps I keep are over an inch. But lately I seem to have a hard time throwing anything out.


  21. Hello friend, love the necklace. I will gladly take your scraps. I love them.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  22. Hello, cutie!! I just love your stuff because it sparkles with your joy and creativity! CONGRATS on becoming a teacher at your LSS -- I am jealous! Also, wishing I could come and learn.

    Scraps -- everything I own is a scrap. Scrap of paper, even a sliver or a hole punch, gets reused somehow, someway. Scraps of fabric, scraps of ribbon, scraps of yarn. Packaging from purchases becomes acetate for a project ... Tattered shirts become flowers, cardboard from cereal boxes is ideal for stacked layers, empty toilet paper rolls become gift card holders. Recycle, reuse, replenish!

    ...and yup, I can never find the one thing I want to use at the moment!!

    Kisses & hugs,

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  23. Great idea!

    I consider any bit of leftover piece of paper a scrap! I have quite the collection!!!

    I dont really have a scrap story!

    Melanie (your newest follower)
    melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

  24. OMG! Such pretty pretty necklaces. I will take three for each of my grand daughters! TFS!

  25. What a fantastic project, who would think?? Not I!!
    I am one that saves the piece of ribbon that is so small you can't even hold it, but it just might be use of some little something! The tork corner of paper might be handy one day, so save it too. Yes, I have a problem!!(So thinks my craft room) I love your blog and the fact that you are a teach. I wish I had your talent. Maybe I can just learn a little from you along the way of following!! Thank you for sharing such an inspiring piece!!

  26. I love your necklaces.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  27. I am a follower,great necklace.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  28. I love that you used your scraps to make a necklace! That is very creative. I became a follower. I have trouble throwing away the tiniest scrap(like the bits that are left over from punches) but I make myself do it, otherwise I would be buried!

    jonder at frontier dot com

  29. The necklace is an awesome scrap idea:) I considering it a scrap once the 12x12 piece is cut into. And I save anything that is larger than an inch! LOL It either goes into my scrap box or it goes into a box that I donate to a local school. I am already a follower:)

  30. Liked your necklace Thsanks for sharing!

  31. Such beautiful necklaces. What a wonderful idea.


  32. Love the necklace. Great idea.
    I guess save larger pcs of paper. I don't use them that often so I have to get rid of the smaller pcs.
    I am a follower.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  33. Great job on the necklace...So cute. I am your blog hop neighbor. :) So fun to use up scraps!

  34. What a great idea to do a necklace!! I wouldn't have ever thought of that! I'm sure she loved it! It's very cool!
    Thanks for being in the hop!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  35. Great job with the scraps!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  36. What a cute necklace. I never would have thought to use scraps to make a necklace or any piece of jewelery. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower to your blog.


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