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Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Make Up Your Own Holiday" Blog Hop

WELCOME to the March 26-27 Make Up Your Own Holiday Blog Hop!!
And now for the important messages: Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by! She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy. From Fiskars, there is an assorted holiday set; there's an alphabet from All Night Media, a set of 100 plus clear stamps and a storage case from Family Memories, and 5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores. How to win them? Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Monday, Karelj will ask her buddy Randy (random.org) to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.

You should have arrived here from Nicolette's Blog! If not you may want to start at Karel's blog. The object of today's blog hop was to create your on Holiday. Tye Dye has always been a part of my life. When I was a child I used to tye dye shirts all the time. Especially at Girl Scout camp in the summer. I always loved mixing up that big 5 gallon bucket of dye! That was back when your only choice of dye came in those little boxes of Rit dye. Now the craft store sell so many different kits with different ways to dye! There's the little bottles that already have the dye and you just add water (that's what we used), but there's also kits with strings that have dye in them and you just tye them on! My sister has a Tye Dye shirt that we teased her about because practically every picture I have of her over a 2 year span, she has the SAME tye Dye shirt on in every picture! LOL. My daughter dyed a shirt once at a Scottish Festival (what the two have to do with each other, I don't know) and she had lots of fun! So I decided one day when it wasn't that cold out that my children and I would go out back and dye some shirts. We had our pajamas on (which we kept on in case of a Dye emergency, after all who will see them in their pajamas?) and they slipped on their rain boots (again in case of a spilled dye emergency, easy clean up). Then they slid their art smocks on and out we went. I gave them quick instructions and let them dye their shirts. They had a great time! My daughter declared that we should do this all the time! So a new tradition was born!

Ok so here is what I came up with. My daughter and I painted coffee filters a while back and they have been in my closet forever. I finally pulled them out to use when I thought abut making a tye dye craft. We started out with plain filters, which we painted with watered down kids washable paint. Here's what one of them look like.
Then I adhered them to pieces of cardstock and just started creating. The first card, (which I used the layout that I have used before, CASED from Ilina Crouse). It features the now retired "Wow Flowers" set by Stampin' Up! I went with black and white accent colors since there was so much color already in the card.

The next card I pulled out my 5-Petal Flower Punch by Stampin' Up and punched out some flowers. Then I took a retired punch to punch out the smaller flower. I stuck them all together using a large white brad. The vase is the Ornament Punch by Stampin' Up with the point trimmed off. I crumpled it up, and distressed it with shiny Versamark and Basic Black to give it a look of patterned glass.

The one flower I layered with Dimensionals. The stems are from Stampin' Up's "Greenhouse Garden" set. I added it all to a Z fold card and added some ribbon. Now I will say that this would NOT be ideal for Scrapbooking pages, since neither the filters. nor the paints are acid free, but I think they made some cute cards! Now I just have to figure out what I will do with the other pile of 15 filters I have still sitting here! LOL, that's for another day!!!

Next you want to hop on over to the wonderful Kathryn's Blog! Here's the list of Blogs in our hop in case you get lost along the way:

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity at http://www.kareljcreations.com
2. Janice at Cricut Confessions at http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
3. Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries at http://www.cricutdiaries.com/
4. Denine at Pumpkin and Spice at http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/
5. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner at http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com
6. Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com
7. Ellen at Card Monkey at www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
8. Rachel at Suburban Crafter http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
9. Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure at http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
10. Jen at Young’s Scrapping at www.youngsscrapping.blogspot.com
11. Becka at Creations With Becka at www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
12. Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! at http://www.jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/
13. Michelle at Peanut Butter and jelly Designs at http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com
14. Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly at http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
15. Leah at Leah’s Card Designs at http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com
..."There is an error in Leah's line-up--please make sure you go to Calie after Leah at the blog address below!! So sorry!"

16. Calie at Calie’s Creative Corner at www.Caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com
17. Audrey at It’s A Beautiful Life at www.audreyscardsbydesign.blogspot.com
18. Bonnie at A Scrap Above at http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
19. Diane at Crafting This Moment at http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com
20. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping at www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
21. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping at http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!!
22. Kathryn at Creations With Kathryn at http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/
23. Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create at http://justyolie.com
24. Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at http://www.shortnscrappy.com/
25. Krista Orr at Scrapaleupagus at http://www.scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
26. Kay Craig at 100 Things at http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com
27. Jane Hollon at Sneezy’s Ramblings at http://sneezy1956.blogspot.com
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TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

This goes perfectly with my other holiday.... "Love a ParrottHead" (Jimmy Buffet fans)

I love the projects!


JustYolie said...

That's so clever!! Loved the shirts too!

Kopperhead said...

The tie dies came out beautiful, I felt like a teenager again!
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Anonymous said...

Love love it....

DtsArt said...

Your holiday looks super fun tfs

Melissa said...

Love tie dye! Have a post going up tomorrow of my Mickey head tie dye shirts on my blog!

Love the idea of doing that to the coffee filters and then using them. Your cards are gorgeous!!!


Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Cool projects, I myself made tye-dyes this week at my son's school LOL perfect project

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Cool projects, I myself made tye-dyes this week at my son's school LOL perfect project

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

I'm sure this delighted your kids ... how lucky are THEY to have a Mom who crafts and involves them in the process. THIS is the best part of a holiday like yours.


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Lisa said...

Very Cute!!! LOVE THEM! Thanks for sharing.

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Jazmin said...

Very cute!!


Lillian Child said...

FUN FUN FUN ! Love tie die!

And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!


Sweetpea said...

great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

Gina Thornton said...

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Tambo said...

Very nice cards. I have never done anything with coffee filters, but definitely going to try this out. What great fun with the kids. gavinsmimi AT gmail DOT com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the tie dyed shirts and you cards--the flowers are beautiful.
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Dorene said...

what a cool idea - making your own designer paper from coffee filters.
Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

Wow this is wonderful!!!! I love the idea!! I'll have to figure this out for us to do. I say that because my house sits in a funny spot... not with a typical yard on 3 sides of it. So this is a challenge.

Thanks for sharing


mitch1066 said...

oh crafting with kids gives them amazing memories and fosters creativity,great job!!


Karen S. said...

Great projects! Looks like your kids had a great time tie dying!

mitz said...

...to quote a saying ( sort of ) your cards are ** tye-dye for ** so cute they are.. great idea..

cdm317 said...

Fabulous cards! It looks like the children ahd a super fun time making their shirts! I love what you did with the coffee filters. It makes it even better that you had help making them!

iluvkatie74 said...

Those cards are beautiful. What a great way to turn a kids craft into another beautiful craft

doverdi said...

How fun! I remember tye dying tshirts as a teen too. Great projects. I've really enjoyed creating a holiday for this hop & a project to go along with it. TFS!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Well, happy Tie Die day! I have never done a tie die shirt (or coffee filter!), but it seems like fun!

I wanted to tell you I read your goals posted on your side bar and they are incredible! That is a lot of cards to donate and I applaud your generosity.

Kristin said...

Your kids must love this holiday! Great idea. I like the coffee filter card - it came out great and that was such a good idea!

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Karelj said...

How much fun is this? I love tie-dyed t-shirts, and always have one or two in my wardrobe (must be you can take the girl out of the 70's, but can't take the hippie out of the girl!) Your filters and cards are such a great idea--one I'll be lifting! Thanks for hopping with me--you're among the best! Karelj

Michelle said...

Your projects came out great. I love the tye dyed shirts my daughter would love that... I worry about the mess...I loved the cards with the coffe filters neat idea.

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Lisa R said...

Cool ideas! Great memories making tie dies! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Love those shirts. I tried to tye die once and it didn't work out, not quite sure what I did wrong. Great job!

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

silvia said...

LOVE the shirts!! Great cards!!

Misty said...

AH, girl scout camp & tyr dye! Love the pajama idea!
Super cute!

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Tamara said...

LOL I remember doing this as a kid!!! TFS!
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Anniebee said...

Such a clever idea! I remember seeing something to do with coffee filters before but I don't remember what it was exactly. I wonder if you could use some of that archival spray on your painted filters to make them acid-free. Your projects are just wonderful and I know your kids had a great time. TFS!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

great tye dye oprojects, my daughter is a girl scoutand she loves to tye dye, thanks for sharing

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Marcy S. said...

What a wonderful idea, bother cards are great. I am a new follower.

Marcy S.
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Summer said...

SO cute! I want to make those Tye Dye shirts with my girls too! TFS

Michelle said...

I was just making my way around the hop again incase anyone posted something new today.... I didn't want to miss any of you ladies crafty goodness.

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katieo said...

Coffee filters and tie dye great ideas
katieoscreations at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Takes me back in time with tie dies LOL Great projects!!!
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A Scrap Above said...

ROFL!!! WOW! I love your Holiday.. Yes, this does remind meof Girl Scouts.. I was a Leader up till 2 yrs ago.. Love your projects!
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stampinlara said...

how FUN! very cute. ;-)