Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summertime Friends Blog Hop

Hello and happy weekend to all! I’m hopping with a few friends today to celebrate summer and the US holiday, Independence Day. I’m so glad you can join in on the fun and inspiration!

We are starting the hop at Taylor Usry’s blog where all the details about the hop can be found. Even if you see it here in my post, she will be the official list and guidelines keeper.

If you have been hopping from the start, then Mary should have been your last stop before arriving here.

If you feel like a chance at a prize we have just the ticket for you! Go back to the beginning of the blog hop list and comment your way through as your creative mind catalogs all the great projects. You have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM EST to comment on as many blogs as you can. Winners will be drawn from random comments on blogs, and announced on Wednesday July 7th (on Taylor's blog.

My project today is inspired from the new mixed media trend and a few outstanding artists like Sherry Cheever who I’ve come across for inspiration in “Chunky Art”. I've made a wooden price tag cut from a 2 x 4 plywood using my miter saw (love it), and some old touch up paint sanded away for the worn look. I combined a couple of flower techniques made from unused coffee filters as the paper. My blossom nestabilities for the shape and some old college watercolors for the color.

It's time to stroll on to Erin's blog for some adorable inspiration!

Master blog list

1. Taylor16. Wendy P
2. Cyndi17. Suzi
3. Lynn18. Kathy
4. Patricia19. Beth
5. Alison20. Wendy J
6. Berenice21. Kerry
7. Erica22. Louise
8. Mary 23. Liz
9. Janelle 24. Laura
10. Erin 25. Lee
11. Maria26. Jennifer I
12. Jennifer D27. Krissy
13. Pam28. Sunghee
14. Angelique
15. Sandie

Winner’s Prize List (13 prizes)
(3 prizes)
1 Cling Jumbo Tulip set
1 Cling
Jumbo Tiger Lily set
1 Cling Jumbo Dogwood set
each set comes with a
Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
Chi Chi Memories1 digi stamp of winner’s choice
Pixie Dust Studio
(1 prize)
2 digi stamps of winner’s choice
Dreamweaver's Stencils1 prize pack to winner
Karber Digital Studio 
(1 prize)
2 digi images of winner’s choice
Maria Levine 1 Ippity kit
Skipping Stones Design 1 clear set
Cindy Coutts/Christian Paper Crafts 1 Stampin’ Up Fast and Furious set
Sunghee Chon 1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US residents only
Sunghee Chon / Little Potato House$20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.
Karen from Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves the Beach stamp

Have fun and hope you win something from the prize list!

Tag Trio Details:
Stamps: LOC Acanthus Leaves Clear Art Stamps, Verve Feel the Sun
Paper: DCWV Linen Closet, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, watercolor paper
Ink: CTMH Colonial White, Stampin' Up Chalks, Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Nylon Cord, coffee filters, corsage pins and beads, pleated white ribbon, Pebeo Chocolate Pearl Dimensional Paint, half pearls and string pearls


  1. OMGosh Those flowers are awesome, sooo beautiful. Love your chunky art:)
    Happy Hopping

  2. Amazing work! Love the colors and the beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing! Happy 4th!

  3. *swoon*

    Ohmygosh, Janelle...these are stunning!!! You really are amazing, you know that??

    Thanks so much for hopping with me!

  4. Wow these are so the way you created them

  5. Wow these are fabulous thanks for being such an inspiration!

  6. These pieces of art are exquisite! The colors, design and overall look is simply charming. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Super cute. Very different. I love those. Thanks for sharing

  8. WOW, Very genius!!:) So happy to have found your blog!

  9. Wow - those flowers are stunning! These are fabulous!

  10. A beautiful card alternative. Lovely keepsake.

  11. Love these shabby chic blocky tags! Fun way to have your creations out all year long! Love the sentiment on the first!

  12. I'm glad that you showed the side. I thought that it was paper. NICE

  13. Absolutely stunning project. The flowers are definite eye candy. Thanks for sharing your lovely art. Happy summer!

  14. These are absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! Beautiful work!!!

  15. Just gorgeous! Love the flowers,the colours are amazing!
    Hugs Julie P

  16. Wow these are wonderful! I love the paper flowers.

  17. Absolutely stunning! Love it! Now I want a miter saw!

    Lea Kimmel

  18. What a great job! Amazing!

  19. Very pretty and summery. They look like they belong in a gorgeous beach house.

  20. Wow! These are stunning! Love those coffee filter flowers! And the chunky art...very cool!

  21. Absolutely fabulous as always Janelle! Those flowers are just gorgeous :)

  22. Janelle, they are amazing!!! I love love love them!!! Happy 4th! :)

  23. Love this! Elegant and so colorful. Awesome. Connie

  24. So pretty and looks fun to make! Thanks for sharing your talent.
    April D
    Marion, IA

  25. So super adorable!!! Great job, Janelle, bet I could get my wanna be woodworking son to make me some of these!

  26. beautiful work--nice woodworking!

  27. Wonderful chunky tags - I love this idea!

  28. These are so beautiful! I love those bold, beautiful flowers! Great projects!

  29. What a great idea for home decor!

  30. Exquisite! Stunning! You really made the tags!?! Wow, I'm impressed.

  31. Wow, what you created makes me admire your creativity and artistry.

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

  32. Love your design, super project! It is so nice to be able to keep it up all year round and those roses are beauties!

  33. Those flowers are fabulous! Great project. Happy Summer!

  34. This reminds me of my craft show days!! I so miss them. You have created a wonderful project. Thank you for sharing!!

  35. Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

  36. What a great creation! Have a great weekend!

  37. Simply gorgeous! Love all the beautiful flowers. I always wanted to miter saw, and now I really want it. Stunning!

  38. These are beautiful!! I love the flowers and the whole design is fantastic!!

  39. Beautiful work!! Luv it! Happy 4th!

  40. Really beautiful and so creative... I really love the project! Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Your tags are just gorgeous! Love the flowers! Happy 4th!

  42. What a gorgeous piece of art. Love the flowers and all the little details.

  43. I accidentally deleted a comment by Jan Garber:

    First chunky tags I've the pleasure of seeing! Fantastic!

    Posted originally by Jan Garber to Rain Puddles Design at July 4, 2011 10:32 PM

  44. Beautiful projects!

    Carol B

  45. Fantastic--I like the flowers.


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