Friday, December 11, 2009

Its a Rusty Pickle Blog Hop!!!!

Prepare to be inspired :)

Its time for a holiday blog hop with the Rusty Pickle Chefs! If you have arrived here by chance and would like to start at the beginning, check out the Rusty Pickle blog, and dont forget to leave a comment on the RP blog about your favorite project on the blog hop for a fabulous picklicious prize. Before I start I would like to ask everyone for their thoughts and prayers for a fellow chef, Rachelle and her family. Rachelle's husband was in a major car accident a few days ago and has been in critical condition, he showed some improvement last night, so hopefully that will continue.

My project came about via a discarded mat from a frame I bought. I didnt need the mat but I kept it thinking that I could probably do something with it....it didnt sit long :) You could do this with any mat, they are realitivily inexpensive and a sturdy base to work from. This is my Joy wall hanging:



I used the Rusty Pickle Snowflakes & Mittens line, Alpha Cardboard, buttons and fabric and chipboard. Other products used: Stickles, Glimmer Mist and Dew Drops.

Some quick instructions are:
Cover mat with paper.
Tie fabric, or ribbon around the top of the frame to use as the hanger.
Apply paper to the back of the frame to cover the opening.
Decorate the outside of the frame as you wish.

****Bonus****
Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance, actually two chances, to win one of the ornaments I made with the Rusty Pickle line White Christmas and the Grinch-Mas chipboard ornaments!





Dont forget to leave a comment :)
Now you are ready to move on to Pamela's Blog and a big dose of eye candy....I love her work :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

81 comments:

Ann Cicilie said...

First of all: My warmest thoughts to Rachelles husband! I hope his improvements will continue, and I'm wishing them a merry christmas.

Thank you for the project inspiration :) Those colors sure brings joy :)

Liz said...

Clever Julie I love them

sarah said...

awesome project!!! so creative!!

hugs,
sarah.

SnapWhiz said...

Prayers going out for Rachelle's husband and their family!

I love your idea to reuse that mat and your ornaments are adorable! Those buttons are perfect!!

Jill P said...

Love the ornaments. Very creative!

PamS said...

Cute projects. Rachelle's husband and family are in our prayers.

VAWM said...

I love the frame1 It is adorable!
Thanks so much for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

Great projects
Thanks for sharing

Anneli said...

I luuuuuvvv the ornaments! Thanks for sharing

PaolaEtta said...

great projects I love them!
all my prayers to Rachelle's family.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

oh what beautiful projects - all of them. The vintage feel is very warm and inviting!! Our family prayers include Rachelle and her family!!

Have a Merry Christmas!

scrapbookmom79 said...

big ((hugs)) go out to her family. What cute ornaments :) thanks for the chance to win!

margie c said...

What brilliant and inspiring projects! I'm loving all those buttons :)

TFS! ~ margie

Jules said...

Gorgeous projects Julie Love them all...I love that christmas paper it is gorgeous.

Berta said...

I can't believe how many of those mats I have tossed over the years. Great idea! Beautiful job! And I really love your trees ornament...too cute!

Kristi (aka T!) said...

Great Job Julie!! I love them all.

Chris said...

loving your ornaments!

Nicole said...

Great job. Love the wall hanging! Love these papers.

ZoiHoku said...

What a great use of "unscrappy" stuff for a scrap project! Your ornaments are so so so pretty! Thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

love the grinchmas ornaments! they make me so happy! especially the buttons :)

Tiff Sawyer said...

Hi Julie, your work is always such a joy and I love these Chrissy projects, so beautiful, I feel I want to do some Chrissy stuff right now as a result, thanks for insiring me, Tiff :):):):):):):)

silvia said...

Glad to hear that there is some improvement in Rachelle's DH's condition. I will keep them in my prayers.

Gorgeous ornaments!!!

laterg8r said...

love the dewdrops on the joy :D

great ornaments :D

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Fantastic creations Julie, well done

Heidi E. said...

What a great idea for the mats.. I have already thrown them away.. Won't anymore..

Love the ornaments.. they are so adorable.. I may have to scraplift them :)

ashjoy said...

Love all the buttons!

Lisa said...

Love the wall hanging and ornaments!

Mary said...

I love how you used the buttons on these projects! Thanks for sharing! Mary

Michele Brooks said...

Rachelle's family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish her hubby a speedy recovery.

Great projects! I've never thought of using those mats before. I love your ornaments!

KerrynF said...

Beautiful work, love the buttons

Colleen said...

love how you were able to recycle.

Laurajean said...

OMG Julie...these are ALL gorgeous girl...I'm lovin' your ornaments!!!
Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

AmesOx said...

I just love your use of buttons, so cute!

JPScraps said...

Praying for a quick recovery for Rachelle's husband.

Beth said...

They are absolutely adorable! Love all the buttons.

scrappinlil said...

Well first I want to say that my prayers are with Rachelle and her family ..I am hoping her husband recovers from the accident...2nd I would love to say wow...this is so beautiful....thanks for the chance to win....TFS

Kristi B. said...

I'm lovin' all 3 of these projects! Your use of the discarded photo mat is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Beth Warren said...

Love your project and would love to win your giveaway.

audrey g. said...

What wonderful projects! Love them!

Lee said...

What great gift ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Love the ornament! Many prayers to Rachelle and her husband. What a terrible thing to have happen!!

LOLena said...

Praying for your fellow chef's husband. What an awful thing to happen at this time of yr.
Love your JOY wall hanging and your ornaments. You are talented!

Katie said...

What a great way to use an old mat. So cute!
Prayers going out for Rachelle & her hubby.

Beate said...

How cute is that? PS. I love love, love your blog skin. Super cute!

Jodi_E said...

Love the leftovers Julie. Too cute.

tam said...

love the green project!I think i have some mats to pull out. cute ornaments!TFS!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Wonderful Julie, stunning pieces of art!! Perfect! Loving all your digital work here!! Amazing!! Take care and Happy Holidays, Dawn

AScrappersDelight said...

Julie,
Your ornaments are FAB (as are all your projects so I am not surprised =)

Prayers sent for Rachelle's family!

Brenda said...

I have so many of these mats - I keep thinking I should do something with them, but haven't had the inspiration to do so until now! Great project and such adorable ornaments!

Star Rork said...

That wall hanging is so bright & fun, and so ornaments are beautiful, so much detail!

connie said...

Cute projects and love the ornaments.

Scrappinraiderfan said...

First off prayers to Rachelle and her family. Second off I love your ornaments! I hope you don't mind if I lift a few ideas off them. They are adorable.

Nikki Love said...

Prayers being sent for Rachelle's husband and their family.
Stunning creations!!! would love to win ANY of them :)

Heather Plank said...

I love those ornaments! They are adorable!!!! Would be thrilled to own one of those! The wall hanging is neat and what a good idea - I usually throw those mats away! Thanks for the inspiration!

Regina said...

I am loving all 3 projects! great idea to use the photo mat! I have several floating around here that I just didn't want to get rid of

Janet Z said...

Love the ornaments!

vixen said...

your creations are just wonderful, i love the brightmeness of them.

have a wonderful xmas
from vixen :)

Sherri said...

These are gorgeous! I love everything!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

OMG what cute, cute stuff... great ides here on this blog hop...
TFS

jellybean said...

love your ornaments!


I will keep Rachelle, her husband, and her family in my prayers.

*charygirl said...

Love the mat idea, and those ornaments are just too darn cute!!
Thanx for the holiday inspiration!

The Lone Dollier said...

I love the ornaments. They would look so good hanging around my house LOL.

Merry Christmas~
Marilyn

Lynn Stevens said...

cute frame but your ornaments are delish! I Like the way you cook up your designs!

Leigh said...

I really like the color and glimmer. Nicely done. And your ornaments are wonderful.

We'll be thinking of Rachelle and her family!

mommyof5kidz said...

Great idea for the un~needed photo mat! Oh...ans your ornaments are totally ADORABLE!!!!

SdenisonT said...

Ok. The frame is cute but the ornaments are fabulous! I love them both!

IrisGoddess said...

I'll keep Rachelle and her family in my prayers. I hope her husband continues to show improvement.

What a great idea to use the mat. I always end up throwing those away. I can't wait to get another one now and make my own wall hanging!

jjindp said...

I love recycling idea and I have spare mats that I haven't discarded. Thanks for the "green" idea and they are beautiful by the way.

GrannyCharlotte said...

I just love blog hopping. I have found so many neat sites doing this. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I love the frame idea!! Merry Christmas!! I hope your friend's husband gets better soon.
c1130cc@bellsouth.net

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Too darned cute! I am feeling terribly inadequate taking this "hop" but also inspired to do better! Love it!

Sue

LisaNRoxy said...

Your ornaments are too cute and I love the Joy plaque! Great job Julie!!

Sandie said...

Very cute! Love that joy plaque. Great idea for that mat. My prayers for Rachelle and her hubby.

scrappinhero said...

Great use of trash Sunshine! Love your ornaments!

ANGIE said...

Love the ornaments!

Noeleen said...

awesome julie! of course you know i love the button cluster:)

Sally Cranney said...

What a fabulous idea! I never would have thought to do this with them and I love the idea!

ladyobie said...

I love the ornaments.

Pam of Memphis said...

cute, cute, cute

Eva said...

Julie, your projects are soooo gorgeous!!! Total eye candy!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your projects! It's always neat to see what people can do with the same products!

terisplace said...

Hey Julie,
Just stopping by. Cute, cute projects!

I hope you've submitting to Paper Crafts. You have a nice style. Would love to open up the magazine and see lots of your work in it!

Have a great week!

Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal