Friday, July 8, 2011

VC Rocks! ABC Blog Hop!

Welcome to my first blog hop ever!  I'm so excited to be stop #11 on this "Anything But a Card" Hop that's made up of so many talented stampers!  You should be arriving from "Life with a Wiener Dog"--isn't Angela's project great?  If you came here by chance you can just keep moving on through the links and eventually circle around until you've visited all the blogs in this hop!  Keep reading to the bottom--I've got BLOG CANDY!

I am basically a card maker so coming up with an idea was a bit of a challenge for me.  I was walking through the clearance aisle in Wal-Mart last weekend when I happened upon some plates that were being sold and I remembered some seasonal inserts for plates that I had really liked when I was blog surfing about 3 years ago.  Initially I wanted to create a fall, winter, spring and summer plate (and I may yet do that), but here's what I ended up with--hope you like!


Sorry for the picture quality.  I had a horrible time finding good light and not getting too much reflection off the plate!  I put two velcro dots on my plate at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and then added the other part of the velcro to each insert.  I have one for spring/summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day.  I used the stamp set "Loads of Love" which has been around forever, but I still love!  I also used its accessory set also.  I'm pretty excited how these turned out and am looking forward to using them on the mantle of my fireplace.  I got my inspiration from a card I saw here at DarleneDesign.com (love this blog)!



For each insert I cut a 6 inch circle of Bashful Blue CS using my Circle Scissors Plus and then pieced some scraps of green on the bottom part of each circle except for the Christmas one where I added Crumb Cake CS instead.  I stamped the truck twice once on the bashful blue and once on some scraps of designer paper in Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Real Red.  I realized that my circle was still too small for my plate so I traced one of my dessert plates on Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo and Real Red for a background circle.  I added scallops the "old-fashioned" way using my corner rounder without the guard and punched holes in each scallop with my 1/8" hole punch.  I hand cut clouds from Whisper White CS embossed with perfect polka dot and square lattice embossing folders.  The sentiments came from a variety of stamp sets other than Loads of Love and are listed below.

Supply List:

Stamp Sets:  Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Christmas Greetings, Thankful for, Fabulous Florets, Grateful Greetings
Punches:  4 petal flower from Itty Bitty punch pack,  Owl punch (for pumpkins and hearts falling off truck)
DSP:  Patterns Designer Paper Stack (see above for colors), small scraps for presents falling off truck
Ribbon:  Dusty Durango polka dot, Melon Mambo polka dot, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain
Accessories:  Pearls, Crystal Effects (for windshield and window), blender pen, Basic Black marker, Red and Pink glitter

BLOG CANDY!  I have a stamp set, ribbon and a stack of 6 x 6 retired dsp to give away.  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog! (I need some)!  I will randomly choose someone from my new followers on Monday, July 11! 

  If you have any questions let me know!  Thanks for visiting-- come back again!

Here is the start of the Blog Hop if you want to go from the beginning!

    
 

Click here to go see the great project that Sharon has created for you!  You are going to love it!




       




  

33 comments:

Amy Elizabeth said...

Very cute, mom! Way to get creative! (-:

Nichole said...

Great job Dawn! You've made me want to reach for that stamp set again! You are right, it has been around forever.

Elizabeth said...

OMGosh! These are absolutely fabulous! What a great idea! I'm very impressed with your "corner rounder" scalloped circles, too! I could never get those done! :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fun, don't own that particular stamp set so I'll have to improvise and make my plates another way! What a sweet project TFS!

Ria Blackwell said...

I've never seen this idea before and I love what you did with it! Great job!

Ria Blackwell

Shari said...

LOVE IT!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

OMG I love it! Truly awesome project

Loni said...

Dawn- Those are sooooo adorable.. and that little truck from Loads of Love is one of my favorites. Great job on your first blog hop!!! Hugs, Loni

Ellen Kemper said...

I used to decorate the house for EVERY holiday when my girls were small. I'll file this idea away for when I win some grandkids and I do it again. Super cute!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I just love this idea! And how cute are the inserts you made? thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Carey said...

OK, these are stinkin' cute. Thanks for the inspiration.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

MJ said...

This is wonderful, I made one of these on a clear plate years ago but like it much better on this plate. Super job!

Barbara Furlong said...

oh my you are so creative....I love them all! I always painted on plates, I had never thought to do this....

Jackie L Watson said...

WOW! What a great idea. These are the cutiest thing ever. I am going to have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

What a great idea! I love to swap out my decorations for the seasons but don't have a lot of storage space so this would be awesome for that!

Brenda Hugar said...

This is a fantastic idea! What a great gift idea for a newly wed who has limited items to display.

stampershirley said...

Love the attention to detail! These plates will be the center of attention at your home. TFS

Pat Jandacek said...

Your seasonal plates are darling. I'm going to become a follower. TFS

Patrice Herrera said...

Girlfriend, you Hit the Big Time with these! Ditto plus some with what everyone else said.Carey was right these are Stinking Cut!!! I am so writing this idea down. I see plate shopping in my future! TFS your creativity with us.

lisa808 said...

Fun project/idea. tfs

btw, I wasn't able to click on anything to become a follower.

lisa808 said...

Fun project/idea. tfs

btw, I wasn't able to click on anything to become a follower.

Lorita said...

Love the project!

Krafting Karen said...

what a wonderful idea! Seeing major Casing in my future! Thanks

Dawn Dickinson said...

Really cute projects - thanks for sharing them!

Elizabeth said...

Dawn, I love these! You are so clever and talented. Oh and I love your blog too!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Love the plates.. what a cute idea for FOUR SEASONS!!! Have had that stamp and used it a lot, but not like this.. my friends will love this!! Followed you..can't wait to see your new things!! Good job!!

Karen said...

These are very cute! I know you will enjoy them. I love that stamp set also and will never give mine up!

A Touch of SOL said...

I WANT THESE! I don't have this stamp set YET! FA-BU

Bandon, Oregon said...

TOO... TOO.. SWEET... I love the idea of the packages, etc.. coming off the back of the truck... made me smile... Thanks for sharing a great idea...

Faith

Kym said...

Fabulous!!! The Holiday inserts are so cute and the detail is wonderful.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

What a wonderful idea and so versatile! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great idea. Very nice project. Thanks for sharing. Trying to follow on Google, not able to, will try again.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Debbie Gordon said...

What a great idea. I will be doing something similar with my groups. Thanks for sharing.