Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

Good Wednesday morning to you, and welcome to the Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop, brought to you by the Design D.I.V.A.S.   If you arrived here from Barbara's Blog, then you are on the right track, and hopping along in perfect order.  If you just happened along, you can start at the beginning at Melissa's Blog, so you don't miss one single bit of the hop.

The Design Divas is a private Facebook group, which is a branch of the Original Design Divas on the Splitcoaststampers website.  The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S is, Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs.  This is a wonderful group, and I'm blessed to be a part of it.  Each month, the D.I.V.A.S hold a blog hop with the same theme.  Oldies, but goodies.  This means we are creating something with either stamps and/or supplies that we might have had for a while.  This is such a great idea to put some of our neglected things to good use, and share our projects through a blog hop.  Now who doesn't LOVE a great blog hop?  LOL!!!  So on with the hop, and my project.

Last month, I joined a stick pin swap (with a Spring theme) on Crafter's Digital Art Center.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun these pins are to make.  They are SO easy, and I really had fun shopping for beads to make the pins.  As a part of this swap, we were instructed to make packaging for our pins to be presented as a gift.  Here's what I came up with.  As far as the Oldies But Goodies part, I used my Top Note die, which I haven't used in almost a year, and paired it up with the stamp set that was originally made to go with it.  This Yummy (that's the name) stamp set had never seen ink, and both of these products are from Stampin' Up!.  The Vintage Wallpaper stamp is one of my new favorites from Market Street Stamps, and the flower embellishment is from Prima.  I finished this gift package off with a few pearls, and some Pear Pizzazz seam binding from Stampin' Up!.   That's a total of 18 stick pins, all of which were made with beads that I found at local stores and by doing a little online shopping.
Here's a picture of all of my swaps before I packaged them up to be mailed.  WOW!  Were these ever fun!!  I can't wait to make some more!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop on the hop is at the talented Linda Anderson's Blog.
Have a blessed day, and happy hopping!

27 comments:

Imke said...

Hi Lorie, these pins are so beautiful and the way to package them is fantastic !

Barb said...

OMG Lorie! These pins are gorgeous and the packaging is too pretty to open! What a terrific idea! I love the pretty hat pins on cards but have been wary of the sharp point. I see you've used the backstop for pierced earrings -- doh! why didn't I think of that? That's why you're my idol! Love 'n' hugs!

Emily said...

Gorgeous! Love the green color :)

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, Lorie, these are gorgeous! Love that flower with the beautiful pins. Awesome!

kadie said...

Wow, Lorie, these are INCREDIBLE!! You're right that BG stamp is so FAB and again, you've showed me more cool ways to use pins! Those pins you've made are fantastic!Beautiful job and what a fun theme! Wish I was in that group so I'd be getting one of these masterpieces! HUGS

Maria Matter said...

WOWZA!!! omgosh Lorie, these are just too gorgeous for words! you're amazing lady!!!
hugs

Kathy's-Krafts said...

These are so so so beautiful. I love the idea. What an amazing job.
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Cathy said...

Lorie, I love your hat pins, they have had a resurgence of popularity recently. Lovely packaging, Great Challenge project!!!

Melissa said...

Very nice job!

Gina said...

WOW is right. Your pins are gorgeous and I love the packaging idea. Way to go!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

You were busy. Those pins are great and sounds like you are having fun with the stick pin swap you are involved in. I am also very happy to see some SU items included in your project. Such a great use for both things plus the Pear Pizzazz.

Vicki said...

Whoa! Ms. Lorie, you really rocked this swap and challenge! LOVE the pins and the packaging! I so want to make these but have procrastinated way too long! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Blessings to you!

Mary G. said...

Wow, Lorie- these are gorgeous!!! There are going to be some very excited swappers when they see these!!!

Ching-a-ling said...

These are just lovely Lorie.

Sparkly Engineer said...

These are absolutely gorgeous and the packaging is soooo pretty. These made a grea swap and they would make a great gift as well.

C.P. said...

I love your projects! I have left you an award on my blog www.Cricutydoodah.blogspot.com, come by and pick it up! 8)

Designing with Debbie said...

These are totally Awesome. I love the color green

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! Great pins!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I love the hat pins! They look like a good challenge for me- and I can use OBG beads too....! Great cards!

Brenda said...

Lorie this are gorgeous!!!! I love stick pins and these are so pretty and package beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Lorie!! As if the stick pins weren't gorgeous enough, you went and created marvelous packaging for them!!!!! How wonderful!!!

Linda

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous, Lorie! Love the design on this!

Melissa Cash said...

OMG! Lorie, your pin sets are gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for playing along this month.

Cindy said...

Lorie, THose pins are just fabulous!!
Anyone receiving these will surely love them!! Great packaging too!!

Karen Murray said...

What a fun swap! Your stick pins are so beautiful and I LOVE your packaging. It's so pretty, I would never want to open it.

DoBea A. said...

Lorie, these pins are so cool! And the packaging is gorgeous! You have officially inspired me to do something today!

Cricut Craft Room said...

Love these!

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