Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi all!  Welcome to the very first Samantha Walker blog hop!  If you just came from Cristal's blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you can begin the hop on the Samantha's blog here.

The rules of the hop are very simple.  Just leave a comment of your thoughts on this blog, to get an entry into our contest to give away one set of Luminarte twinkling H2O's, and some Samantha Walker Products. Get up to 9 more contest entries if you leave a comment on each of the participating blogs within our blog hop. Comment by Sunday, December 12th, winner will be announced on Monday December 13th.



Okay, so for my first project I used Samantha's Christmas In The Kitchen collection from Creative Imaginations.  I love the warm traditional Christmas colors of the line, and the dark brown color of the "Chocolate Fudge" pattered paper, kind of reminded me of  gingerbread - So I  was inspired to create this little house ornament for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher.


For the roof, I used the Silhouette to cut border strips from the "Scalloped Circle Border Set" file.  I also used a border from the  "Scalloped Border Set 2"  on the back of the house to add a little detail, as you can see in the picture below.


I had fun embellishing the house with stickers from the 12" X 12," In The Kitchen Sticker Sheet. I applied them to the eve of the roof, the chimney, the bottom of the house and around the base of the ornament. I even used the small dots that were in the scalloped border sticker (used on the chimney) on the ornament too.


For the base of the ornament I used a recycled box lid. I punched a hole in the center of the lid then threaded a beaded tassel through the hole and secured the end with tape. The house was then adhered to the base.


 Here's a close up of the White Swirl Diecut Cardstock on the back of the house. I just love it against the brown paper -  it almost looks just like frosting!!! Yummy! :)


Samantha Walker Products:
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Holiday Goodies DS paper
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Fudge DS Paper
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Cranberry Swirl  Diecut Paper
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Pistachio Swirl Diecut Paper
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Chocolate Swirl Diecut Paper
Creative Imaginations - Christmas In The Kitchen, Cardstock Stickers - Christmas Treats
Creative Imaginations - White Swirl Diecut Cardstock.


Other supplies:
Maya Road - Chipboard Mini Snowflakes
Maya Road - Leaf Trinket Pins
Maya Road - Crushed Velvet Ribbon
Jenni Bowlin - Button
Prima - Flower centers
Paper mache ornament, twine, beaded tassel and tulle ribbon - Hobby Lobby



After browsing through Samantha's Silhouette Design Portfolio I fell in love with her antique clocks files. The one I chose to use for this project was the Antique Inspired Clock 3.  I decided to use the file to create a template, so I could cut the image out of wood. I simplified the shape of the clock slightly, to make it easier to cut, but the basic shape is the same.


The clock was cut out of 2  - 9" x 12" pieces of wood that were about 3/4" thick.  I wanted the clock to be  fairly thick, so it could stand. So once the pieces were cut, I adhered them together for he finished thickness of 1 1/2".  The clock face and the red decorative piece near the bottom of the clock were cut out of layers of chipboard.



The painted wood finial was embellished with the scalloped edge of the Lagoon Dot Diecut Cardstock
and a few pennants from the 2 Christmas Trees and Pennant Banner file. I also cut a the border from the Borders Wacky Set in yellow and attached it to the top edge of the clock. To make the border curve around the clock more easily, I pinched or creased the area in between each scallop.


Don't you just love that Abstract Wreath I used in the center of the clock face? So cute!!! The Antique Inspired Clock Hands  are also a favorite of mine - I think they add charm to the piece.

 

These little trees were cut using Samantha's 2 Christmas Trees and Pennant Banner file.  And again as you can see I used the White Swirl Diecut Cardstock, but this time I coated the cardstock with glitter and added a few pearls.

Well, that's it for me! Thanks so much for hopping by!


Here are a few more close-ups before I go.



Samantha Walker Products :
Silhouette -  Borders Wacky Set
Creative Imaginations - White Swirl Diecut Cardstock.
Creative Imaginations - Lagoon Dot Diecut Cardstock
Creative Imaginations - Harvest Collection 12"x12" Diecut Paper - Cream Doily
Creative Imaginations - Christmas Kitchen Punch-outs

Other Supplies:
Crate Paper and Collage Press - Patterned paper  

 Maya Road - Glitter and Chipboard (Gear and Scalloped border)
Pink Paislee - Chipboard numbers and large brad 
Plaid - FolkArt Paint (Moon Yellow, Napthol Crimson and Deep Ocean Blue)
Plaid - Matte Mod Podge
Hobby Lobby - pearls, wood panels, finial and wood balls







88 comments:

Samantha Walker said...

Oh my gosh! These are over-the-top-to-die-for-gorgeous! Jennifer, you are so talented!

Mallika said...

Dis is so bful !
i love de clock
hugs
mallika

http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

happy hopping!

Cindylu2u said...

WOW, you do fantastic work, loved them both!!

Rhonda V. said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing!!! Love your projects!!!

Becky said...

your projects are beautiful

Guiseppa said...

Ok....so WOW! This is truely amazing! You rock women! Love your projects! I am in good company...maybe some of this amazing talent will rub off!

Kim said...

WOW!! AWESOME!! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

curlyqmosaics said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects! It is amazing the amount of detail and work you put into your work, it truly shows!

sleeplesswonder said...

These are gorgeous. Hope I am hopping right. :)I became a follower while I was here as well. :)

Jingle said...

These are absolutely amazing!!! WOW!

Erika said...

Beautiful projects!

Rebe0485 said...

I love the both crafts but the clock makes me want to go make one right now. It's amazing! I love all the creativity you have put in to your work!

ShellBell said...

Wow, what fun projects. My fave is the ornament, since I don't work with wood much.
Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

Bogner's said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing! That ornament and clock are so beautiful!

Dolores said...

Your projects are simply adorable, love them!!!

Kelly Sas said...

This is why I love blog hops... I find truly amazing designers!!! Your projects are to die for! You give me so much inspiration my heart is racing with excitement. Jennifer, you made my day!

AJ said...

great projects- love them all!! that clock is too cute!

Katie said...

Wowzer!!! That birdhouse ornament is darling and I really love the clock you made!! It's so funky and fresh with the mix of colors!!! TFS! Katie

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. these are amazing projects. so much detail it is all stunning. The teacher will love that house. thanks for sharing.

Pippa (pjbear) said...

These projects are so beautiful, what amazing work, thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway x http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Wow!! Beautiful! I adore the little house!!

Shirley said...

Can't say anything but WOW!!!!

krjle said...

fantastic work love the house I have a friend that would appreciate this. great job on the clock as well your very talented

Amy said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Eva said...

Ohhhhh...Myyyyyyy.....Goshhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how gorgeous these are....you are AMAZING....I just can't believe how gorgeous these are! I LOVE and ADORE your creativity!!!

scrappygal said...

Wow this is full of such amazing detail. I am so impressed What a creative mind you have. I am definitely going to "borrow" some of your creative ideas. Not that I would be albe e to reproduce anything close to what you have made,but at least I have some neat ideas stored away. thanks so much!

nancy said...

WOW, Jennifer, I am in awe! These projects are so amazing... the colors are so vibrant and they look so professional. I LOVE!

Karen said...

You rock with such amazing creativity! Love both projects..so gorgeous Jennifer!!

marla said...

What amazing work!! I am a new Silhouette user and trying to learn how to use the machine to its fullest capacity!!

Anonymous said...

Great projects.
Joan
joanshanks@eastlink.ca

Pinky said...

Woweeee Jennifer these are simply amazing girl!

Manda_K said...

That clock is SO AWESOME!! Love it, the house is almost TOO cute!!

Carole said...

Oh my days ... both projects are amazing, and I just couldn't pick a favourite - so much inspiration - thank you x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...what amazing projects!!! That clock is amazing!!!

Connie said...

These are beautiful!!! awesome job!!!

Giana said...

The house is so adorable! But the clock...oh the clock...I am in L-O-V-E with the clock! I don't even have the words to describe how much I love it, it great, it's fabulous! I can't wait to explore your blog and see what other fabulous things you've come up with. Yay blog hops! I love discovering new crafty blogs!

Martha said...

wow, now I want a Silhouette

Mellissa said...

WOW, I am in awe Jennifer. FABULOUS projects!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza....this is too FAB for words. You are so crafty :)

Mary-Beth said...

Wonderful projects and so fun!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Manders said...

rockin projects omg

Lesabe said...

Awesome. So creative. I loved the clock =)

polkacabana said...

SOOOO WONDERFUL!!! That clock it THE BEST!! How fun to have that out every CHRISTMAS!

fairey101 said...

Its a great ornament. I love all the details.

Anonymous said...

Great work. Gets me in the Christmas mood
Carrie

Dee said...

I love your projects and what a nice blog. I feel fortunate that I can see what everyone creates & get new friends at the same time. I hope you all have a great holiday season.

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

Holy cow, Can i just say out of all the hops I have been involved in and with that is the most amazing things I have ever seen made out of paper. Wow, seriously. Thanks for sharing your talent :D


perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Love your projects. I really do love the way you did the roof of your birdhouse. Too cute. Thanks for sharing, now hopping along...

Veronica said...

Oh. My. Gosh. There aren't enough hours in the day!!! Who needs sleep anyway? LOL Beautiful. Gorgeous.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I just love your projects and your creative style. Thanks for the inspiration.

joni said...

These are so stunning! I love the detail on them and wow, what a lot of work went into them...gorgeous! TFS!

Jennifer Roach said...

That clock is AMAZING!!

Kray said...

I so love the clock!!!! That is beautiful!!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

amazing projects - wow - that clock rocks

Julie Bonner said...

WOW - both of these are so gorgeous!!!! Love the detail work on both of these pieces :)

Lillian Child said...

Jenni - your artwork is just stunning ... so VERY creative and I simply adore the whimsey of both projects. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Electra said...

Wow, your work is AMAZING! I'm so glad I came to visit and will be back again!

Becky Dunham said...

Jennifer, these are so cute! I love the little house - does remind me of Hansel and Gretel! I have not even looked at the clock files - going to do that as soon as I finish this hop! Thanks for sharing!

Carisa said...

omg, this is amazing!!! i want a silhoette just to play with SW designs. *sigh*

Ching-a-ling said...

oh my gosh, you are fabulous!!! Love all your altered projects. WOW!! I'm your new follower.

Vicki said...

Your projects are just amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Karen Linarez said...

Wow, so much detail. I, also, love that abstract wreath, looks great on the clock face. The white , swirl diecut is just fantastic, too!

LynneForsythe said...

OMW girl.....your project are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING....what detail!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

I'm totally blown away!!! Your little house was too much and then you throw in that clock!!! Fabulous projects.

lisa a.

{jennie} said...

I LOVE both of your projects! What lovely decorations to have on display in your home!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow, I'm about speechless! :D They're awesome!

lynn said...

just beautiful!

Shana Dilldine said...

what a gorgeous piece of work, awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing

Anna said...

Wow what awesome projects!!! Awesome!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Makalah said...

Amazing! The clock looks like it's straight out of Candyland with those colors - I LOVE it. And your daughter's teacher is very lucky - I'd leave that ornament out all winter, long after the tree dies. :)

Renegade_Geek said...

You've given me a million ideas for ornaments this year! Thank you!!!

Karen Taylor said...

Love your project....YOU ROCK!

Esther said...

This is my first time here... and I am in awe. Your work is AMAZING!!

jennifer mitten said...

From one Jennifer to another:-) Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing...

Tammart Designs said...

You are by far one of my all time favs for inspiration. Whenever I am in a slump I take a peak to see what you've got going on. I really enjoy doing altered projects and especially houses. I hope you'll take a look at my blog sometimes and give me some feedback. Well I better get hopping. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debc06 said...

Love your work Jennifer. So colorful and creative. Thanks for the ideas.

Riet said...

Your work is amazing and takes my breath away.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kas said...

Your projects are amazing!! Love the house. My mother used to make mini-paper house ornaments, so they are very special to me.

Luisa said...

W-O-W, all your projects are so gorgeous! Someone posted a shout out at 2peas and came to check out your blog and ... girl was I blown away! Every single project is gorgeous! Congrats!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your projects!!!

Clare G said...

Beyond adorable, these are just fabulous!

Janet Z said...

Wonderful projects!

Stephanie said...

Wow! What amazing projects!! You are very talented! Your daughter's teacher is going to love the ornament and that clock is fantastic!!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Projects!! Love both of them and all the detail!!

Lisa W said...

Amazing projects! The house ornament is so cute.

Annette said...

Absolutely stunning Jennifer! I love your work, you are so creative and I just love all your projects!

Charlene said...

Your projects are so gorgeous! You're so creative!! :)

Shari Thurman said...

OMG! You make some of the cutest stuff. You're so creative.

 
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