Friday, December 11, 2009

Rusty Pickle Holiday Hop!!!

Woo Hoo...that's right, it's time for the Rusty Pickle Holiday Hop! If you're just coming to my blog why don't you join us and start at the Rusty Pickle blog. There's a lot of giveaways! Not only that, but there are a lot of FABULOUS projects to inspire you, so join in the fun! If you came from Julie's blog, then you are in the right spot....thanks for hopping with us! :)

**First, I am sure if you are following the blog hop that someone else has already mentioned this, but I'd like to ask for your prayers. Our fellow Rusty Pickle DT member, Rachelle, and her family need our prayers. Rachelle's husband Lyndon was in a serious car accident. Last I heard he was still in critical condition and in a coma. Rachelle's mom is updating us on her blog with any news. So, please, say a quick prayer right now even.

So the other day we all went to the thrift store and I found some amazing finds! All of the thing I got were things I intend to alter. My favorite of my finds was this cool star tray...there was a few of them, and apparently they had been there for a long time. I couldn't imagine why the weren't selling because I seriously thought they were awesome, even as is! I was so excited and I showed my husband what I had found. I got the blank stare and the "oookkkk." :) I said "You don't see all the cool things I could do with this?" And his reply was "Well no, but I look forward to seeing what you do." Gotta love that man. Anyways...so you want to see what I did with it? Here it is:


Here are some close up's:





I just love how it turned out! All the papers and trim are from Rusty Pickle. That picture is one of my favorites...it is NOT of Eryn. It is my oldest son, Austin. I can't look at that picture and not smile.

So I thought I would share with you how I made that flower...it's really easy!

You want 4 or 5 flowers.


Fold the flowers in half.

Stack all your folded flowers, and stitch them all together at through the middle part of the flowers.

Tie a knot. Then you can open then all so it looks like this:

I then sprayed it with glimmer mist. Make sure you have something behind your flower to catch the glimmer mist so it doesn't get on anything else.

Ta da! :)

Ok, and now comes time for the really fun part! The giveaway! :) One lucky winner will win all this:

10 Sheets of double-sided patterned paper (The Snowflakes and Mittens line), 2 full sheets of chipboard (my favorite ones, called the "Photo Mounts" chipboard...full of fun frames and borders), 6 awesome trims (you know I love Rusty Pickle trims!), black alphabet stickers and a fun chipboard mini album!

All you need to do to be entered in to win this is leave me a comment!!! Simple as that. :) I will draw the winner on Monday.

Now HOP ON to my friend Cathleen's blog!!!

And a have a fabulous weekend!!!!

99 comments:

Jodee said...

Love what you did with that star! Very cool!

PamS said...

I love that star. And that flower...I can't wait to try that out.

VAWM said...

Just adorable! What a fabulous flower and the star was a great find!

Jill P said...

Thanks for the great tip on the flower. You made it look easy for the rest of us!

JuliesAddiction said...

I knew you would have an awesome project!!!! I would have snapped up those trays too, great find!

{VICKI} said...

OMG!!!!!!!!
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite without going any further (but I'm going too anyway)

Anything with a star is always on the top of my list--love stars!

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

My thoughts and Prayers with Rachelle and family.

Anneli said...

Wauw, thanks for sharing the tutorial.! and your project deserves 5 stars!

melinda @ forevercrafts said...

that is a cute flower. thanks for a great tip on making a different type of flower and a way to get rid of some many primas. lol!

Melinda

PaolaEtta said...

Love this blog hop: I'm discovering so many talented ladies! great projects, thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...

This is awesome! Beautiful job!

Jennifer Moore said...

What an awesome flower technique! Love it! :)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I love what you did with that flower and the overall project is way too cute!!!

Jenn said...

That is a cool tray! Thanks for the flower tutorial too

scrapbookmom79 said...

The star is fabulous!! Thanks for the instructions on how to make the flower...(man i need to invest in some glimmer mist!)

Jules said...

Fantastic Star tin and I love what you have done with it it looks gorgeous ...

LG said...

thamks for the flower tutorial! I will try it

Berta said...

What a clever idea! Will be lifting this one! Such a cute photo too!!

Kristi (aka T!) said...

Love it Pamela!! I would have bought all the stars too. They are great!
I love even more what you did with it. Very creative!!!
Kristi

margie c said...

Wow! I love how your created the flower and the star is beautiful!

TFS~ margie

Chris said...

Pamela - I LOVE what you do with that RP!

Kim said...

ok..that is an awesome flower!!!! thanks for the idea and I love the star tray..great project pamela!

Kim said...

i also have tons of junk store finds that I have done NOTHING with....you have inspired me!

Tiff Sawyer said...

Wow Pam, soooooo festive and delicious, thanks for showing me how to do the cool flower, I will definitely try this, always something interesting and beautiful to be found here, Tiff :):):):):)

silvia said...

I am keeping Lyndon and Rachelle and their family in my prayers! Fabulous project!! The pic made me smile too! TFS your flower tutorial!
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

laterg8r said...

love what you did with the star tray :D

the flower you created is wonderful, definitely gonna do this :D

Snips and Snails said...

Your tray turned out gorgeous! What a great way to showcase a fun memory.

Alienka said...

Beautiful LO and awesome flower! Thanks for your how-to and for a chance to win this great giveaway!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

beautiful Pamela, and a wonderful keepsake as well for you son.

Heidi E. said...

Very cute project and thanks for sharing how you made the beautiful flower..Its Fabulous and I will for sure be making a few of my own..

ashjoy said...

Awesome!

Lisa said...

Fabulous star tray! What a great idea!

Mary said...

Wow! Thanks for the floral design instruction! You make it look so simple! I love the star! ~Mary

Michele Brooks said...

Love that Star! And I'm gonna have to try that flower technique! Your blog is always so inspirational, Pamela!! *hugs*

Colleen said...

The star turned out really neat. I hope your DH was impressed with it when you were done.

Laurajean said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous...I LOVE to thrift shop too...and your project is Stunning girl. Great tutorial on the flower too :)
Merry Christmas!!!

AmesOx said...

I just have to try out that fabulous flower...I just love flowers :) And what you were able to do with the star - Amazing!!

JPScraps said...

The star is gorgeous!

Beth said...

Wow, I don't have the vision to see the possibilities but you sure do! Adorable project!

Sandy said...

You totally ROCKED that project! I might not have seen what you could do with that star tray either. If you have extra - I would love to try altering one. You know - I can't look at that photo without smiling, either - I really tried! Merry Christmas!

Sherrie said...

That flower is just amazing!

Kristi B. said...

Awesome project Pamela & your flower is gorgeous!

scrappinlil said...

Wow..love your find and I love what you did with it..how cool...my husband would of said the same thing too..gotta love them right? TFS Now off to blog hop some more..loving this hop!!!

Beth Warren said...

Love your project and your giveaway is great, I do a scrapbook therapy group and they are excited about making XMAS cards (and may make XMAS mini books after XMAS).

audrey g. said...

Praying for Rachelle's husband now, this is so sad!
I do love what you did with the star! Aren't thrift store finds the best!? And thanks for the flower tutorial, so cool!

gocanucksgo said...

What a fantastic looking project! Great work =) I love that flower idea as well. Keep up the great work!!

Lee said...

Ooh I love to alter flowers. I love how you used several to make one that looks so awesome!!

Shannon said...

Prayers to Rachelle and her husband!! That flower is really adorable...a must try!

LOLena said...

Love the flower. Thx for instructions. Awesome what you did with the star tray as well. Prayer said for Lyndon. Well wishes.
Happy HOHOHOlidays!

Katie said...

Wonderful attention to details on this project. So beautiful!

Nicole said...

Great job. Love how you incorporated the picture!

Beate said...

Great tutorial! I want to try that technique soon!

Jodi_E said...

Beautiful project Pam. Love the flowers.

tam said...

Great project! kuddos for the upcyle.I will definitely try th flower. tfs.

Randi said...

love the flower tutorial!!!!

Nancy B said...

Love the star! I also get that blank look from my husband when I have found something wonderful to alter!

STAMPMOM9 said...

OMGosh!! Pamela I love the Star!! Erin is so PRECIOUS sitting on Santa lap. I took Cooper, Dusty, and Abigail yesterday...and the only one that would get near him was Cooper. Well he walked up to him and said What are you? I liked to fell out on the ground....it was so serious, I'm still cracking up.. I know!! Anyway love everything as always you know that!! Take care and Happy Holiday, Dawn

AScrappersDelight said...

I love that flower sooo pretty!

Love your star project!

Brenda said...

That star is so cute! I love how you did the flower too!

Star Rork said...

omg those flowers look amazing!

connie said...

OK when the rain stops I will be off to the dollar store to find me a Star tray. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the flower. I will keep Rachelle's husband and family in my prayers.

Scrappinraiderfan said...

That's it I am making a thrift store run today. I need to find some cute things to alter. Love your star!!!

Nikki Love said...

Gotta try my hand at that flower!! Awesome tutorial :) Fabulous give-away and thanks so much for the opportunity!! Happy Saturday :D

Heather Plank said...

Thanks for showing us how to make the flowers! That is so cool. The star is really nice too!

Regina said...

the hubby's just don't get it...lol. Mine is the same way! love what you did with the star and the flower is fabulous!

SnapWhiz said...

Perfectly adorable star! I also dig that cool flower you made and will definitely be doing that soon!

Thanks for the fun inspiration. Prayers going up for Rachelle's hubby and their family.

Janet Z said...

Love how you made the flower!

vixen said...

thats such a cool idea with the star trey :)

thoughts are with Rachelle and her family hope her husband makes a full recovery in time for xmas.

have a good xmas
from vixen x

Lisa F said...

lOve how you made the flower - cute project!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Would never have thought about finding goodies at a thrift store, wow, that trey is so cute, thands for sharing your ideas

Heidi said...

I love the star and I can't wait to try the flower!

jellybean said...

Love the flower! I can't wait to give it a try.

Sherri said...

I love this idea!

*charygirl said...

What a great flower tutorial! Thanx for sharing your holiday inspiration!

theneon said...

So clever -- your dh should "know you by now" -- you certainly always have a plan for those (what I call "rescues") from the thrift store. My dh and I raised 4 children and spent a good deal of our time in thrift stores -- not just for rescue items but for clothing, etc. You have created a work of art and Austin will adore it forever -- what a precious gift!

Lyneen said...

A gal after my heart... did you say thrift store...

Blank stares from DH... I think I live with his brother!

Love what you did with the tray. Your flower is beautiful, thanks for the detail. I even have some of those in my stash!

Thanks for taking the time during this busy season for the hop! Keeping Rachel and Family in my thoughts and prayers.

The Lone Dollier said...

First, I said a quick prayer. There is power in prayer.

Okay, LOVE the flower!!!! Thank you so much for showing us how to make it.

Merry Christmas~
Marilyn

Lynn Stevens said...

I am so into altered art, a girl after my own heart. great tip of the flower too.
I will say a prayer for your friends DH. How terrible especially at this time of year.

Leigh said...

LOVE that flower. Thanks for the instructions. I'm a bit slow in figuring things like this out.

Casey Wright said...

I love this project - you are so creative! Thanks for sharing!

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE how that tray turned out...and thanks for the flower tutorial!
Just a side note...I did say a prayer for Rachelle. I jumped to her blog from yours and was surprised to see that her son had recently been hospitalized also. My heart breaks for her. I can not imagine her pain right now.

SdenisonT said...

I love that flower! I am still very new to the craft but I want to get more creative and do some altered things myself.

Ann Cicilie said...

Thanks for the great ideas :)

Love,
Ann Cicilie

ellen s. said...

oh that flower is gorgeous!

beautiful project...

i will be sending some prayers to racheal

jjindp said...

It's amazing how some can see random things and pull something so cool out of it. Love your project and all the neat details. Cool thanks for letting us in on your secrets. Good luck with the baby gir.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Wonderful alteration!! Love the flower; it is amazing what Glimmer Mist can do. Merry Christmas!!
c1130cc@bellsouth.net

LisaNRoxy said...

Love the flower! What a clever idea.

Sandie said...

I've been praying for your friend. How very sad. Looking for an update! Your project is awesome, as usual. Love your stuff. Thanks for the tutorial on the flower. Fun. I must try it.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How clever! I've never done one of these "hops" and I love it. I'm also loving the great ideas I'm seeing. I really hope I win one of the giveaways so I can get started on some projects in January!

Thank you.

Sue

scrappinhero said...

You are AMAZING dear!!! Love your lil flower tutorial! HUGS!

Noeleen said...

awesome pamela! love your blog everytime i stop by:)

ANGIE said...

That flower is awesome! Thanks for the details on how you did it.

Sally Cranney said...

Wow! Definitely love the star and especially the technique with the flower! I will definitely be trying that one!

ladyobie said...

The flower idea is wonderful I can't wait to try it.

Eva said...

WOW....your project is gorgeous and your flower tutorial is awesome!!!!

creativecowgirl said...

That flower is such a great idea!! I am going to try it out tonight.

Kathy The Scrappinpsycho said...

Super cute - and thanks for the tutorial on the flower! I'm going to have to try that.

Melissa said...

Wow! I love the star...what a great find from a thrift store...my local ones never have good stuff like that! And thanks for sharing the flower tip!

hannie said...

thanks for sharing the flower tutorial, your creations are all so lovely.

artfulwhimsies said...

wow!! I wish my thrift store has such cool things!! the flower looks great also!!