Monday, August 29, 2011

Tessa's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello & happy Monday! Today I'm happy to be participating in a Birthday Blog Hop for my sweet friend, Tessa Buys. Tessa is one of my favorite scrapbookers and also runs a super cool Etsy shop, Precocious Paper. She is celebrating her 30th birthday by sponsoring a blog hop and along the way she is giving away over $100 in product from her shop!


There are 20 very talented designers sharing projects in her honor along this hop so you don’t want to miss it!

Interested? Start at Tessa’s blog HERE. If you’ve been hopping along and just came from Sara Zenger’s blog, you are in the right place.

Here’s what I have to share today featuring goodies from Precocious Paper.
It is so easy to add Tessa's handmade flowers to any type of paper crafted project. Here I covered an ugly old pencil holder with some stamped and inked kraft cardstock and simply embellished it with a satin ribbon and one of Tessa's fabric and felt flowers (check out her shop... she has so many fun options for these types of flowers).
And since I'm constantly sketching card layouts, I grabbed a Post It grid pad at the store, added a cardstock cover and embellished it with a fabric and felt flower, a lolipop flower and a cupcake poppy from Precocious Paper.
Lastly I added a tag to serve both as a label and a closure.
Would you like some Precocious Paper goodies to work with? If you complete the entire hop, leaving a comment on every designer’s post, you will be entered to win the grand prize – the September, October, November and December Samplers! That’s a $54.00 value and dozens upon dozens of hand-crafted scrapbooking embellishments.

Want to win more?
  • Follow Tessa’s blog to be entered to win a $20.00 credit to the shop.
  • Follow Precocious Paper on Facebook and you could win another $20.00 credit.
  • Tessa is also giving away surprise credits to blog hop participants, so be sure to leave as many comments as you can.
Your next stop is the talented Lisa Andrews.

Don't forget to check out Precocious Paper Etsy Shop. I'm certain that you'll find some goodies & if you use this code during check out WRBBHFREE you will receive FREE SHIPPING and a free thank you gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back tomorrow with the Paper Craft's Go-to Gal Designer Challenge... we're hosting it a day early this month, but we'll be featuring a technique along with some fun BoBunny products.  See you then!

42 comments:

Margie said...

Goregous mix of colors!!

Tanya said...

Pretty colors, awesome job!!

Tanya
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mustangkayla said...

What neat projects! Love the colors!

Clair said...

Ooh, so pretty. Love the vintage style :)

Tessa Buys said...

As always, beautiful and elegant projects! Thank you so much for sharing your talents and celebrating with me!

Rose said...

So pretty, Windy!! I love it!

Jules said...

Beautiful, love the pad cover :D

Emily said...

Both projects are gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel and colors! So so pretty!!! I love the notebook for sketches.... too cute!!!

Amanda Johnson said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors!

Lynn Meador said...

Love those colors--great ideas Windy

Alison said...

Great projects...and what gorgeous products you got to work with!
Alison xx

madebyKarla said...

What a cute little sketch book and tool holder! another original way to use these embellishments!

Mel said...

LOVE that sketchbook, and what a great way to use the flowers. Awesome!

Danee said...

cute desk set.

Kelly Massman said...

Very fun!!!

lydiawalker said...

sooo beautiful xxx

Heidi said...

Love your journal. What a great idea to put grid paper inside!

Amanda Jones said...

Gorgeous! I might have to steal your ideas here! :)

Jessica G said...

LOVE your ideas! The post it npad is a great idea!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappin' Abz said...

Love what you did. I'm just starting to set up my scrapbook room after moving and these are some great ideas I will try to make my organizing items looked oh soo pretty!

mindy gallagher said...

very cute projects!! They make great accent flowers around the craft room don't they?? :)

Liz Weber said...

Oh just love that pencil holder Windy, so very creative and fun to dress it up with that gorgeous coloured PP flower. LOVE the idea of the sketch note pad! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

Lisa Andrews said...

The pencil holder is such a fun idea! Love the little sketch book too!

Lisa F said...

Love both your projects! The colors you used are beautiful together!

Kelly said...

The colors are so good! I love what you did with Tessa's flowers. They are all so gorgeous.

Diana Fisher said...

I just love those colors, and fabulous project to show off Tessa's flowers!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Loveeeee those flowers!!! And what a great idea to make a little notepad. Totally cute in a purse or on a desk :)

stampinART said...

Great desk top tool holder ~ I must get to work makin' mine look pretty too. Thanks for the ideas!

Ursula said...

Your projects are beautifully elegant.

Alisha said...

your project is great and the flowers are so beautiful. I just love your work thank you for sharing.


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wendipooh13 said...

wonderful projects!!!! such pretty work!!!

Mrs. Walrath said...

Wow, any teacher would love the pencil holder! The card is also very beautiful!

ellen s. said...

oooh! love this!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous!!

And I've just read through your tutorial above as well - thanks for the tip! Will give it a go :)

Lisa Watson said...

LOVE IT!!!!! The flowers are FAB!!!!

~jan said...

Wow Windy, I love your projects! I agree that Tessa's lovelies can be used with just about any papercrafting project!

Yara said...

Love, love everything you did with the Precocious flowers! Great color combo! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna said...

Really lovely projects Windy, great colour combo!

Mippy said...

Hi Windy!
I am a new visitor to your page!
I looove what you did with the pencil holder sooo pretty! That was my favorite of your projects! I have some ugly ones I need to fix...lol ANd That is a beautiful idea. :)

I also love your new sketch layout grid pad.

Nice job on both! :D
I hope you have a lovely rest of your day! :)
~Mippy :)

Sherri said...

that's really lovely!!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Windy, these projects are gorgeous. Such beauty while being so practical! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Blessings

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