Monday, January 11, 2010

Stamper's Dream Blog Hop



I'm excited to be participating in the first-ever Stamper's Dream blog hop! Today, the Dream Team is featuring the newest JustRite images. If you're already hopping with us, then hopefully, you arrived here from Denise Marzec. If you happened to stop by, you'll find the beginning of the hop HERE with Tosha Leyendekker. Michelle has hidden some blog candy on one of the blogs, so be sure to leave lots of love for a chance to win! She'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday.

Just in case you hit a bump anywhere along the way, here's the blog hop order:

Tosh
Michelle
Denise
Amy (you're here)
Silke
Carolyn
Laurie

After the hop, be sure to visit the Stamper's Dream store for a fabulous One-Day Sale! You'll find sweet, sweet discounts on the Life Stories paper collections by My Mind's Eye, JustRite square stamps, Spellbinders dies, Whiff of Joy stamps, Prism card stock, and much, much more. All discounted products can be found under Sales & Specials.

For today's project I was inspired by the "Sending You A Bucket of Kisses" sentiment in JustRite's new Loving Thoughts set. I made a Valentine's candy holder by turning a Holly Berry House Allegany Bell upside down. [ETA: Oh my goodness, some of you have given me more credit than is due! Turning the bell upside down is an idea included in the instruction sheet for assembling these bells. Thanks to Holly Berry House for this wonderful alternative use!] I stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored with Tombow Markers. When assembled, the inside of the bell{basket} does show some seams where the five pieces are joined. To cover those up and pretty it up a bit, I adhered some lace trim inside the basket rim. The base of the basket is a Blossom Nestabilities die-cut.



The dowel rod is secured to the inside of the basket with a *very* generous pool of hot glue. From the top of the dowel, I tied a bow from some beautiful May Arts pink silk ribbon, then hung the tag made with the JustRite sentiment.



Here's a coordinating card:



I used three bell sections, another sentiment from JustRite's Loving Thoughts set, and a Spellbinders Lattice Borderabilities die-cut as the primary elements. The base and rectangular layers are made from watercolor paper and Prismatics Blush Red dark card stock (my absolute favorite red!).

Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Silke Ledlow! Enjoy!


116 comments:

Marimer said...

Si tu recomiendas pasar por los blogs que dices es que son buenos, así que me voy a pasar. Estos trabajos, la tarjeta y el cestito para dulces son preciosos, con el mismo troquel del cesto has hecho la tarjeta y eso es muy artísitico y buena idea.
Bss.

Janey said...

So clever! Thank you for sharing the details and your beautiful work.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER - Amy!!! You really know how to work this Holly Berry stamp!!! It's FABULOUS on your card and treat box!!!

The JustRite sentiments are the perfect addition to your awesome projects!!! You rock - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stunning, Amy!...totally STUNNING! Your colors and coloring are SOOO pretty. Awesome project and card!

~Q~ said...

Oh, my goodness gracious! You are stunningly talented! That card and project are absolutely phenomenal. It totally blew me away this morning!

Christy Q

Debby said...

Oh how sweet! That is awesome and I love the match card.

Allison said...

WOW! Fantastic candy holder and matching card. It looks so elegant!

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous~gorgeous!!! This is so creative and I am living the pink and red...a great idea!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers! I was ooohhhing and ahhhing at the basket and then I scroll down and find you made a gorgeous card too! Beautiful projects, Amy!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh!!!! I thought the baskets was stunning and then I saw that jaw dropping card!!! Holy Moly girl - you are soooooo talented!!!! LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! :)

Makiko Jones said...

Oh wow....your work is amazing, Amy! Sweet and lovely candy basket! The card is FAB-O as well!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

That sentiment was screaming to be used with a pile of Hershey kisses, but you've really taken it the extra mile with that adorable basket! The coordinating card makes this such a very special Valentine gift for a lucky recipient! It's excellent!!!

Michelle said...

Girl, you have once again totally blown me away with this fabulous project! When we're at CHA, would you please let some of your excess creativity rub off on me??? AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

Amy love the bucket of kisses what a great project for my daughter and I to make for her teacher. Debi

Gabriela said...

Amy your card and baskett of kisses are so delicate and exquisitely crafted. They remind me of a lacey French parasol.

Carolyn King said...

what a stunning project Amy! love the beautiful basket and matching card. FABULOUS!

kellygrl27 said...

you are soooo talented. what a beautiful "bucket" and matching card. Love it!

Erika M. said...

Absolutely love your creations!

Teela said...

What a darling bucket of kisses and coordinating card! Your cards are so cute!

ramonafl4 said...

Love the bucket

Karen M said...

Amy - Your basket project is really out of this world.
You really inspire everyone to go beyond and try something new. Loved this basket!

thestampinglady said...

What a great project--it is just so darn cute. Lovely card as well.

Chris said...

that is gorgeous. I love your color scheme and the pink bow just knocked me over.

Debbie said...

Oh how wonderful, it sets my mind spinning..........May Day baskets; Mother's Day.....oh and a spring umbrella.Love it

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Okay, seriously blown away here!!! LOVE your creative bucket. GORGEOUS!! As is the coordinating card!! I have a project ready to go with that same sentiment, but it soooooo pales in comparison. Hopefully some of your talent will rub off on me while at CHA!!!! :o) Exquisite work Amy!

Deanna C said...

What a gorgeous little treat container and the card is beautiful. I am loving this blog hop!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

What a beautiful candy holder, Amy -- very creative!!

Fiona said...

That is just brilliant!

naturecoastcrafter said...

You are so creative and you see possibilties in your stamps that astound me. Using that HollyBerry stamp for the candy holder was brilliant. So beautiful. I subscribe and visit most days and today's made me get out and hop this hop! Thanks, Amy.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is ADORABLE!!! Oh my gosh...so cute!

Lea L. said...

Wow! This is utterly gorgeous!! Love it!

♥Lea

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I love them all, I think the kisses would be perfect for my old friend. Thanks for all the inspiration, although now I feel that I really have no talent comapre to you guys :)

Lourdes Torres said...

I really admire your talent. God bless you and your creative hands. I love your card and 3D item, awesome.

leenda said...

WOW! What dazzling artwork! You're one amazing artist!

Lisa Wertz said...

Amy - I'm a huge fan and love your work! This is a great idea and almost too pretty to give away - :) I am going to use this idea for my teacher gifts for Valentines this year - thanks!!

resmith said...

How gorgeous is this! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing,
Hugs,
Liz

Barbara said...

How gorgeous!!! I would never have thought to do that with the Holly Berry stamp! Just too clever, Amy!

Eva said...

Oh my goodness...this is so incredibly gorgeous!!!!!!! What would I give to just sit with you and watch you as you create!!!

Julia said...

Love the colors and your projects are gorgeous!

Julia said...

Love it love it love it. Absolutely gorgeous.

Tina said...

Wow, gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

What a beautiful centerpiece and card! Love it.

Mary said...

I love your project and your card!
How very clever and such beautiful results!!

Thank you for sharing!

Die Cut Lady said...

What a fun project. It gets you in the mood for some Valentine projects.
Donna

Sue D said...

very clever project and card--great gift!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love all the beautiful details on your basket and it just doesn't stop there -- your card is SO wonderful, too!!!

JPScraps said...

Amazing set!!! I'd love to be so talented!

Little GTO said...

Too stinkin' cute!!!!!

Sharon L

Katie Skiff said...

WOW!! That is a great project! What a great way to use the stamp

Krissy said...

love love love the bucket full of kisses! It would be a great wedding shower favor! so beautiful! thanks for sharing!

gotta hop!
-Krissy
www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com

Oliwiaen said...

Lovely lovely lovely!!! And I admire the perfect ribbon bow :-))

Christi said...

OMW this is wonderful!!!!!

flowergirl said...

Amy..I love ur card!!It is so elegant looking...

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very gorgeous! I love the bell, and the JustRite is just right! Fabulous design here Amy!

Mandy said...

this is adorably cute!!!!i want one...lol...take carexxx

stephanie said...

OMgoodness, this is delicious!!!!! What an amazing creation.

Nancy L. said...

amazing projects!

Gloria Westerman said...

That is the cutest thing every......how clever is that.....would be a great gift for a co-=worker......thank you for sharing....

Ronda C. said...

I love your project. It is really cute.

Ronda C.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Darling project and beautiful card.

JoAnn said...

I just love your bucket and the card!!! I am going to see if I can figure out how to make that bucket, it will be great for my Children's Church Kids. The card is so elegant. Well I'm hopping right alone.

JoAnn said...

I just love your bucket and the card!!! I am going to see if I can figure out how to make that bucket, it will be great for my Children's Church Kids. The card is so elegant. Well I'm hopping right alone.

dclouser said...

Your projects are absolutely adorable! Just love your style and glad I discovered your blog through this hop.

SusanHnSC said...

What a great project! Love it!!

Margaret said...

Yes! I have3 been trying to think of a cute idea for Valentines day and here it is - this is STUNNING! It would also make an adorable favor or small centerpieces - could be a few on the table - LOVE IT!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Amy, this is STUNNING!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my word Amy, look at the intricacy on this! What gorgeous color too. Beautifully done!

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful candy holder and card too. Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

love the bucket of kisses and the coordinating card! thanks for sharing!

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Chriss Blagrave said...

Amazing projects Amy! That is the prettiest "bucket" I have ever seen. Love the colour combo and that matching card...the sentiment is a great one and could be used for so many occasions!

Cathy said...

wow, what as awesome project Amy... love the beautiful basket and matching card. So pretty.

jaymack said...

These colors are so pretty together. JustRite and Spellbinders go great together too.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous projects! The colors are very pretty!

Marian Berggren said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I loved both the basket and the card! Thanks for showing us how you made the basket (I'm checking my stamps to see if I have that one!)

Sue K (Australia) said...

Wow Amy - this is gorgeous! I love the colours too - its quite eyecatching!!!!!!!!!!!! And the matching card is stunning.

Kris Turner said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! I wanted this stamp for Christmas, but time got away. I HAVE to order it now! TFS and inspiring!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Scrambles555 said...

What a beautiful Valentine treat and it would be perfect for a shower decoration also!
Pamela

Marge said...

This is just simply AWESOME -- so unique & so beautiful!!!

Jan Castle said...

What a yummy container and lovely card!!!

Chris K said...

Cute idea. Love your use of Copics - my favorite coloring tools.

Kathy H said...

Oh Yummy!!!

Danni said...

What stunning projects!! Just gorgeous!

Merry said...

What beautiful colours and love the top project. Terrific

Peggy said...

Oh my, Amy, you put the rest of us to shame. These are both absolutely lovely. Your works of art always inspire me. Thanks for sharing. God bless!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute little basket, and your card is beautiful!

Mrs Ham said...

Your projects are so amazing. I love the colors you used.

Chris said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely creations, love the colors, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I love the little basket. Your idea or not it's wonderful. The card that goes with it is also beautiful. WOW!!!! Love both!! Thanks for sharing.

Crafty 4u said...

WOW, what a beautiful idea! The basket is amazing!! I love both!!! ellen

Judy Covey said...

Amy, both your inverted bell Valentine candy holder and your card using the same stamp are both incredible and gorgeous! I love the papers that you used too.

Beverly A said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Teri M said...

Elegant and beautiful. You are so talented!

marge said...

chocolate what else is there

Holly said...

Love your Valentine's basket!!! That lace trim on the inside is so pretty, and that card is just stunning! Amazing how that stamp looks like a fancy lady's fan! Beautiful!!

Susan said...

The treat favor is too cute, but that card is absolutely fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Wow! Love the idea of an umbrella like this! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

I love ALL your work, but whenever I see what you do with the Holly Berry House stamps, I fall in love! Your creativity just doesn't end!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and project.

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! That's incredible!
I always love your work, but I think you've outdone yourself this time.

joanne said...

What a superb set - card and matching gift basket. Great detail done on these.

StampingJan said...

Gorgeous project. I love the colors you used too! You definately deserve some of the credit for this one!

Leslie said...

Amy, I don't even know what to type...this is just stunning. My mom's birthday is Feb. 15th and I think I just found the perfect favors for her party that we are having on Feb 14th. I'm so inspired!! THANKS for sharing such a GORGEOUS idea!

Lana said...

Amy clever project love it!

Cher said...

oh just send this to meeeeeeeeee! it is soooooooooooooooo cute! and those kisses are one of my fav snacks when I scrap...who doesn't like chocolate!!!!!! I totally love this! great use of all the materials...wish my brain worked like yours! lol

Sheri Holt said...

That is awesome! I just ordered stamps and can't wait to start creating! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michie B said...

Such a beautiful "Bucket of Kisses". It would make a great centerpiece for a shower or wedding!

Amber (bambi64) said...

*gasp* wow! Simply breathtaking. The colors! Love the 'bucket' of kisses... too cute. And your card! Wow.. have I said that yet?

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is FAB - love both pieces

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous treat *bucket*, Amy, and I just love the fabulous card you designed...beautiful use of that awesome stamp!!!! Fabulous colors and details, too!!!!

Deb on the Web said...

What a wonderful design! Sometimes I forget that paper projects can be 3-D too! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

Love the 3D, never think to try dimensional art.

Patty said...

I'm totally 'Gob-Smacked'. You are sooooo talented. This little box is the cutest and I am awed by your creativity. Woweeee...WOW...!

Anonymous said...

I'll be casing this one! Would be cute at a baby shower!

Mikesgal

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

I vote that you deserve all the credit in the world for taking a great idea makeing it gorgeous beyond belief!

Angel said...

SO SO pretty! Love the reds and pinks!

Margie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the coloring, love the design, LOVE the kisses! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!