Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Very Knotty Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dazzle-it "Lovely Knots" blog hop :)

What a pleasure it was when the incredibly talented and oh so delightful Carmi Cimicata asked if I would participate in a blog hop with her and the amazing, talented friends she has!

I personally am not nearly as knotty as my darling daughter Chloe is, but we decided it would be a fun challenge to take on together and to have the opportunity to share some creative time. She picked up the instruction book and in no time had made a multiple "Double Coin" knot bracelet. (so cute!!)

 I on the other hand, was a bit daft to the initial concept of the hop which was to create Chinese knots, and so I proceeded to do a basic "Boondoggle" bracelet which was easy (and literally anyone can do!) with this gorgeous cord. I finished it with a button, and added some chunky charms. As you can plainly see, I am not so knotty yet  :)

Then Chloe and I sat down together, and we started to create a project together. The first draft was a little rough, so we took it apart and did an easier and edited version of what my mind had envisioned.
She made the coin knots, and I slid the beads on and tied them with the sliding knot so it is a very adjustable and easy to wear piece. I love the bright red beads with the crisp aqua, such a stunning color combination that packs a ton of pop!

I am so inspired and we have a little bit of cord left, so I have another project in mind already! Chinese knotting with the Dazzle-It "Lovely Knots" cord is loads of fun, and a great way to spend some crafty time with your important people :)

Have fun getting Knotty!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Ruby Rock-It June Blog Hop!!

Hello there to you, our faithful Ruby Rock-It Fans!!!

Welcome to our June blog hop!
This month we are featuring our very versatile Fundamentals cardmaking supplies, gorgeous vellum, and out bling!

I love the versatility of these products, and how beautiful and elegant they are!

 The die cuts and bling are fabulous compliments to each other, and add that special touch of detail to make a project really have pop!!

The single bling strand wrapped perfectly around the circumference of the tag, making it really easy to put together and sparkle-tacular!!!

And after you hop along, make sure you find out the details on how you can have a chance to win this amazing PRIZE pack!!

Come and hop along with the rest of the team, leaving comments at each blog to enter to win an awesome Ruby Rock-It prize pack! You could win your very own collection of these delightful Fundamental goodies!!

Here is the order of blogs in case you get lost along the way:
Make sure you leave a comment on each designer's blog and then on the Ruby Rock-It blog once you are done hopping along the Ruby Rock-It trail!

Ruby Rock-It blog hop rules:
Leave a comment on each designer's blog and then on the Ruby Rock-It's blog to be entered to win the Ruby Rock-It prize pack. Comments must be posted by Sunday, June 9th at 11:59 pm pst to be eligible for the random drawing. We will announce the winner on our Ruby Rock-It blog on Tuesday, June 12th.

Happy Crafting Friends!!