Friday, November 13, 2009

Thankful For Friends of Faith Blog Hop

The fun starts Saturday, the 14th at 10am and continues through Sunday (15th) evening.

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a


I am so excited about being a part of this blog hop, not only because of what it stands for, but I am excited about "meeting" new people and making new friends.

If you have arrived from Holley's Blog, then you are in the right place.

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here: http://www.scrapbooknewsandreview.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=100783. First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.


Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at
games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.


What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.


One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.


One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.


In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

For my project I chose to decorate a candle and make a matching gift card. You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.


The candle is one that I bought at Walmart for $5. It is the Warm Apple Pie scent. I love this scent and have used these candles throughout the fall and winter months for several years now. They smell so good and at $5, a great bargain.

I used paper from the K & Co. Wild Raspberry collection. I typed the verse and printed it onto regular printing paper. I then taped a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock over the printing and re-printed it onto the cardstock. I like doing this to save on paper. I used a Labels Four die to cut the sentiment. I used the slot punch from SU to cut the slots for my ribbon. To do this I just lined up my ribbon where I wanted it and made a line with a pencil, then double punched to get the right length. The butterflies where punched from the same paper with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I added some glitter and some adhesive pearls.

The paper was 12 x 12 and didn't quite fit all the way around the candle. Instead of trying to piece it together and make it look like it was supposed to be that way, I opted to just tie the ribbon (Offray) in a pretty knot. I really love the way it turned out.

I used the same paper for the matching gift card. The base is Vintage Cream (PTI). I cut a circle from the giga Marvy circle punch and used my Quickie glue pen to draw around the edges and add glitter. The butterfly was punched from the EK Success large butterfly punch. Again, I used my glue pen and colored in all the dots and added glitter. I then added some adhesive pearls. The sentiment is from the In Bloom (Papertrey) stamp set and is stamped in Scarlet Jewel ink and embossed with Transcendence embossing powder. I added some mini rhinestones to the sentiment. The picture is a little blurry, not sure what is up with that, but I apologize.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. I hope you come back often.


Your next stop on this blog hop is AlienAnessa's Planet.

64 comments:

Jane ... said...

What a lovely gift set! Your details are beautiful.

Helen Dooley said...

what a wonderful gift.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is a gorgeous combo of color and disgner papers....fabulous project....have a blessed weekend!

enjoy *~*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

YAY! it's kaaaaaaaaaaren! :P so glad your on the hop too! The candle and card are absolutely gorgeous!! Wonderful expression of friendship. God Bless you my sisiter in faith. *hugs*

Grace said...

Hi Karen! What a beautiful blog you have! My name is Grace and I'm so glad to meet you! I love your gift set! The candle is a great idea for an inexpensive gift and the card is great... love that sentiment! I'm so glad to be a part of this hop and to be meeting other sisters in Christ! God bless!

MaxineD said...

What a beautiful co-ordinating gift - love how your ribbon 'worked'.
blessings
Maxine

Marsha said...

Cute project. I like the idea of a matching card.

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fabulous set!!! Wow...gorgeous!!! God Bless!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Karen, this set is pure gorgeous! The card is so sparkly. I love this!

Alisa said...

Wow! I love your project and card! Just beautiful colors and details!!
TFS!!!

Holley said...

what a beautiful candle project!

Dani said...

I lover your card and candle set! So lovely!

This is my first visit to your sweet blog. It is so nice to meet another homeschooling mom of 6 who likes paperarts!! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What beautiful projects!! All the pretty papers and I just love candles!! :) Thanks for sharing these projects and I'm happy to be hopping along with blog hop with you!! HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Have a blessed day my dear!!!

Catherine said...

Awesome gift set! The papers and colors are so gorgeous! Thank you for showing how you finished off the seams on the candle wrapper! The ribbon treatment is TDF! Love the touch of sparkle on the card and a great layout! Stunning project!

Anne House said...

Such a great set!! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!!

ZoiHoku said...

The candle is fantastic. Candles are a reminder that there is always a light and some hope in our friendships. Thank you

Jane ... said...

Karen, what gorgeous colors in your papers and embellishments. You did a fantastic job with the candle and gift card for a friend-gift! Blessings on your weekend & I'll visit here often. :)

Kristine said...

Beautiful job on this ensemble! :) Love the bright YUMMY colors and sentiment.

Mary said...

Gorgeous projects Karen! I am so excited to be part of this blog hop along with you.

hugs
Mary

JazzyH said...

Great projects!

Rachael said...

What a beautiful card and jar!

Rachael said...

How cute!

Rachael said...

How cute!

Gina said...

Karen this is great. I love the candle and I think it is a perfect project to represent friendship.

Natalie said...

What a great gift idea for a friend!! Great inspiration. God bless. btw what a nice family photo!!

beadz said...

What a great gift set! This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Anonymous said...

Beautiful candle and card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debby said...

I love your project. The verse is so encouraging to friends and that fact you have it on a gift is awesome. TFS

Sharon said...

Your candle and card are both wonderful!

thinker said...

awesome project!!! I love candles and what a great gift this will be for a dear friend!! and I love the glittery accents on the card!!

Cassie said...

i think this turned out as a terrific gift! i love the papers you used and how they coordinate! beatiful finishing job on the back!

Cassie said...

i think this turned out as a terrific gift! i love the papers you used and how they coordinate! beatiful finishing job on the back!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Very elegant. I love the colors and sparkle of both the jar and the card. TFS

tirzahdawn said...

These are just beautiful! I think I may need to buy the slot punch. what a great way to use that!

NickelNook said...

Your projects are wonderful! I love all K & Co papers...you did such a lovely job with them! How creative! I really enjoyed visiting your blog today! Thanks very much!

Sammi said...

what a gorgeous, fun, sparkly card!
xxx

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

What a creative project! I just love jar candles! Well done! God Bless You!

Sue

khunter47 said...

What a beautiful project. I absolutely love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing it. God Bless You.

Lynn said...

Karen, don't know where all your comments are for the blog hop! Your candle and card are just beautiful. I went to AC Moore yesterday looking at candles, thinking about what kind of Christmas project I might like to try using candles. Your idea is perfect, and I might have to lift it! Thanks for the inspiration. Hope there is not a problem with the comments. I think I am in the right place! Let me know if I need to repost my comment. Thank you!
Lynn Ray

Cindy said...

What a clever thing to do with candles!! Why can't I ever think of those things??? These turned out fabulous!!

Hope said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog! LOVE the matching candle and card. What a wonderful idea!

Paula said...

Hey Karen, thanks for the great tip on those candles. I'll have to try some as gifts this year. I love, love love your project! You so have the mojo on this one! See ya around sister in Christ!

LisaB said...

Wow, you are so creative... what a great gift idea your candle is... and I love your other creations and your blog... Blessings!

Audrey said...

Loved the candle and the card what a wonderful and thoughtful gift.Also you have a beautiful family!!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!! This set is going to make a very special gift.

Tara said...

Your matching gift set is tunning. A joy to receive and a joy to make.

Rbarakat said...

You have such lovely projects in your blog!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Love it! What a great way to spice up wal-mart candles. And a card. What a great gift. Thank you for sharing.

Sal :-) said...

Such a beutiful creation. So glad to be apart of the blog hop and see so many talented ladies :-D Will be back. God Bless

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Truly lovely projects Karen!

C.C. said...

So gorgeous, I love playing with glitter so this really caught my eye. You have been blessed with such creativity!

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

Your creation was a nice surprise along the stops on this blog hop of faith. I really like your altered art project and matching card -- very creative. Thanks for participating and sharing. Hugs and blessings, Helen

Cr8ive ME said...

Awesome project and lovely card.

I'm so grateful for this blog hop and the chance to show our love for HIM.

{hugs}
M.E.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your projects Karen.. you always have such beautiful items. I especially love your card. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Peggy

Janine Rachau said...

Beautiful gift set. Thank you for describing your techniques. Be blessed.

Vicki said...

Such beautiful work, Karen! And I love that verse! Blessings to you!

Jerusha said...

What a perfect idea! I have always wanted to try to do something like this but for some reason have been to afraid to. Your project is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

Carol said...

nice blog!
so nice, TFS
Carol<><

LeAnne said...

What a sweet project-I love the sentiment you've used on your cards; PTI has such great sentiments, don't they? Someone will certainly be blessed by this yummy-smelling gift!

maiahs_momma said...

Gorgeous gift set, it is stunning :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Joy-N-Jesus said...

Just fabulous! Love the card and candle combo! So sweet!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Love how you did this project (: