August 13, 2008

HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS GIFT

Good morning all!! Whew!! The last few days have been just a whirlwind of activity with two back-to-back workshops and a charity event!! But, today I get to catch up on my computer work and catch my breath! So, I thought I would share the gift I made for the hostess of my workshop last night. It is a wall hanging that I thought she could put in her office. It is made of chipboard and I used the Tart and Tangy Designer Series paper to cover it along with the Flight of the Butterfly and Ginormous Flowers stamp sets. I love the way they look together!! I used a large Chipboard "a" from our On Board chipboard set, sponged it with Old Olive ink, then stamped the small flowers on it from GF in Always Artichoke classic ink (everything is stamped in this color). I stamped the large flowers, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals, then added a smaller flower stamped in Bashful Blue ink, cut that out, added a Rhinestone brad and popped them up with dimensionals too! My butterflies are 3d - click on the pic to see this better! And, no project would be complete without Jumbo Eyelets which I used the ribbon - Bashful Blue and Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, yummy together! I hope you like it - I was pretty happy with how it turned out!! So, now off to catch up on everything going on - will be back tomorrow with Tamara's sketch challenge, whoohoo!

36 comments:

Chris said...

Alex, great creations!! I have not been on the computer much lately. Life just seems to take over. I need some time to create.

Courtney said...

What a nice hostess gift! Way to think outside the box!

Dawn Easton said...

What a fabulous gift Alex!!! I'm sure she loved it!
Hope you get some time to take a breather and stamp today!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh wow, I bet she loved it!!! Do you set your jumbo eyelets with the Big Bite? I love those jumbo ones, but I do not have the big bite.

Melissa said...

Looks awesome Alex! I'll bet she loved it!

Many Blessings,
M.

tyrymom29 said...

Alex, What a great gift I bet you she loved it !!! It looks awesome

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, Alex! Beautiful hostess gift! I love your color scheme. This is something above and beyond a card, and I am sure will be much appreciated.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable, Alex! LOVE those tiny butterflies!

NattyK said...

What a lovely gift. x

Chris said...

this is way cute!! i love that dp...i just emailed latisha to see if she is going to get me a new su catty...she's being lazy about getting me one! LOL have to see the stuff you've been using!! >"<

Annapurna said...

Lovely! Love the caption of your post.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

How great is that! Love the papers and the accent pieces, great gift idea! Hope you're having a great week! :)

Pink Diamond Workshop said...

Alex al your work is gorgeous, your blog is so inspirational, keep up the good work girl!
xxxJackie

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is REALLY CUTE!!

My Paper World said...

That's so BEAUTIFUL Alex! How lucky is your Hostess!! I bet she loved it! A wall hanging is such a great gift idea! xx

Dana said...

loving those adorable butterflies!! SO CUTE!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, great gift, love it.

Christi said...

This is adorable!! Perfect gift!

Angie Tieman said...

HOw cute and what a great hostess gift!! Those colors look fab together!

Beth Norman said...

Who wouldn't love this hanging on the wall. I'm sure it is well loved. It is so cute. Very unique idea.

Jen said...

This is gorgeous Alex!! What a lucky hostess! :)

Catherine said...

What a great hostess gift, Alex. And a back to back workshop..woo hoo! =)

Rose Ann said...

Wow...you're one busy girl, Alex!! Wonderful gift...I I love the colors you've used!! Awesome!!

Dani said...

Awesome gift! I bet she just loved it!

peanutbee said...

ADORABLE wall hanging! I love it!

Diane said...

Wow,that looks great! I'm sure she loved it! Now take time for yourself,you deserve it!!!

Deborah said...

Darling wall hanging Alex! Hugs, Deb

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

You've probably already received the "I love your blog" award, but I'm giving it to you too! It's on my blog!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, you've been so busy, but look at all you've accomplished! I'll bet she LOVED this hostess gift. Great idea!

malieta said...

Your project is super cute Alex and your hostess is going to love it!
The flowers and DSP are gorgeous!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Gorgeous!! What a lucky Hostess!!..what a Fabulous gift!!...Hugs, Ila

christie said...

Cute Wall Hanging, she's going to love it!

Katie said...

I bet she loved this it is gorgeous!

Katie
x

Bethany Paull said...

I love this. It's beautiful and such a clever idea.

Joan said...

What an awesome Hostess gift Alex! Wow!!! Joan

Manna said...

What lovely gift! Love the butterflies and the swirly sentiment!