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part, I used my Top Note die, which I haven't used in almost a year, and paired it up with the stamp set that was originally made to go with it.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!!!!!
Linda Anderson's Blog.
Have a blessed day, and happy hopping!