Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Rubber Cafe and Really Reasonble Blog Hop Kicks Off!!

Hi Everybody and welcome to my blog!! If you have been playing along with the The Rubber Cafe and Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop you have found me by way of  Misty's Blog .  If not you are welcome to jump in and start at the beginning by going to the The Rubber Cafe's Blog!!


How to play:

Our Rubber Cafe Design Team will be revealing their projects that they created using some of the fabulous stamps and products from  The Rubber Cafe, and some of the beautiful trims and ribbons from Really Reasonble Ribbon. You will need to visit each blog and leave a comment that you have been there. Your last stop will be the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

Prizes!!! 

For those who have left a comment on each blog, as well as on The Rubber Cafe and Really Reasonable Ribbon blog posts, they will be eligable for prizes!!! There will be two prizes given away for the hop. One from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the other one from The Rubber Cafe !! Some of the designers will be offering up prizes as well, so keep those eyes open, and be sure to read their posts thoroughly!!

RRR/The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop Order
The Rubber Cafe Blog - http://blog.therubbercafe.com/

 The following is my project that I created using lots of  Rubber Cafe products and some of those wonderful Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims:


When I caught these sweet, little Apothecary Jars on sale at my local scrapbook store, I thought they  would make a beautiful way to display glitters, beads, and small embellishments for any girls scrappy room!! They would also make a beautiful home decor display for any type of small momentos or keepsakes, or just stand alone all by themselves.

 For this jar I took the clock face stamp from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures Stamps and stamped it onto white card stock, I then painted in the clock hands, and popped on a Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dot in the center of the hands. I then took some Rubber Cafe True Pink Puffies, outlined the clock face and heated it up with my glue gun to get that nice, puffed texture. I cut out a square of Prima paper, distressed it and then stained the edges with some Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Stain. I attached the paper and then attached the clock face on top. I then took some Really Reasonable Ribbon Estelle Crochet Lace tied it around the neck of the bottle and then tucked in some Vintage look beads and pins.



 To create the Diva Daisy Jar, I took  The Rubber Cafe Large Daisy Stamp and stamped it onto white card stock three times, and then fussy cut the images out and layered them together using Scrap Happy Glue. I then took some Rubber Cafe True Pink Puffies, outlined the edges of the daisies and heated them up with my glue gun to get that nice, puffed texture. Next I popped on lots of  Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots in the center of the daisy. I took some Really Reasonable Ribbon Sheer Zebra Print Ribbon tied it around the neck of the bottle and popped on three more of those Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots.


 For the Butterfly Jar,  I cut out a square of that same Prima paper, distressed it and then stained the edges with some Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Stain.  I then took The Rubber Cafe Flat Wing Butterfly Stamp  and stamped it onto white card stock , and then fussy cut the image out. Next,  I took some Rubber Cafe True Pink Puffies, outlined the edges of the butterfly's wings and heated them up with my glue gun to get that nice, puffed texture. Next I popped on three of  The Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots  to create the body of the butterfly, and bent some silver wire to create antenna. 


 I love dimension!! So I created a way to get that by taking a foam sheet that you can purchase from any craft store (very inexpensively), and some of  the One And Only Tape then layered the tape in rows on both sides of the foam.

 I cut the foam and tape into strips to create my own "foam tape" at just a fraction of the price that it costs to purchase the premade tape. I then attached the butterfly to the paper on the jar.

For the finishing touch I took a piece of Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Pink Gingham Ribbon , and tied it around the neck of the bottle into a bow.

I hope you enjoyed my beautiful and functional project showcasing some of the fabulous stamps and products from  The Rubber Cafe, and some of the beautiful trims and ribbons from Really Reasonble Ribbon and that you get inspired by mine and some of the other designer's projects to create something beautiful of your own!! 

Prize!!!

Yes, I have a giveaway for you!! All you have to do is participate in the complete blog hop, leaving comments for all the posts, including mine, and become a follower of my blog! I will be taking the names from the comments on this post, checking to see if you are a follower, and then all the names will be put into a hat and a winner will be drawn randomly to receive the following prize pack from my Etsy Shop! The drawing will be held April 18th, so don't forget to check back to see if you have won!


The winner will receive a set of Vintage Dream Tags, a set of  Pink Lemonade Crush Glitter Glass Butterflies, a set of Seaside Blue Glitter Glass Flowers, and a set of  Sweetest Of Days Glitter Glass Butterflies. Good Luck!! 

Now head on over to Dawn's Blog and tell her I said hi!! Thanks for hopping over to my blog!! ~Renea


48 comments:

Bellaidea said...

OMG, I need to do it, I love your butterflys! Just look what I did with the other one:)
http://bellaideascrapology.blogspot.ca/2012/04/first-steps-to-better-future-for-scrap.html

MicheleC said...

Now my daughter would love that animal print ribbon! Cute!

Karen T said...

Love the litte jars!! :) so sweet and clever.

TesaB said...

Yay! Such sweet little jars. Stunning work, Renea!!!

Jan Hennings said...

love your altered jars :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow how wonderful these jars are! Love your creative style
Great job sweetie

Dee in N.H. said...

Love the way you did up these jars!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Lovely jars!

Denise said...

Love the jars! The puffies are a perfect finishing touch! I'm a follower now :)

Rita Barakat said...

Renea these are sooooo fun! Adorable! SO much goodness in one place!

Natt Smith said...

love how you decorate these bottles !

Divinity said...

GORGEOUS colouring on the butterflies! wow!!!!! :)


word verification is a pain! :p

Sherry Kushibab said...

Darling jars - have given me some ideas and inspired me.

cnelson said...

LOVE these FAB jars!!

lharnish said...

Awesome entry for the blog hop!

Rosalee said...

Cute Jars. Love all the detail.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sassy said...

Cute, cute, cute! I especially love the Diva Daisy but all are amazing! Also, becoming a follower.

Would love a follow back!
http://sassymoments.blogspot.com

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous....beautiful altered projects...your rocked it!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love these jars... Great inspiration. I am now a happy follower. =) Thanks for sharing

AmyJ said...

Wow these are so pretty. I would so do this. I love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Of course Im following your blog. Love Your work.

Regena said...

What a neat idea!! TFS

Miranda said...

Love, love, love the jars! I am a new follower and first time visitor, but I'll be back!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

efj said...

Great projects, great give-a-ways!!! Thank you for sharing!! You've got a follower!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Love those jars! I have some of these...and mine are naked! Love your idea for jazzing them up! Very cool.

Caryn S said...

Terrific project! Wish I could get some apothecary jars like these. (just so you know, the audio of the "prove you're not a robot" text cannot be heard over your blog music!)

Char said...

Cute jars!!! Fun project!

Glamour said...

How sweet the little jars are?
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Rebecca Mosher said...

too cute!!

kristacheryl said...

Cute!!!

Becky Dunham said...

The little apothecary jars are so sweet Renea! I love the ribbons and pins you added too!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful job on decorating the darling jars!! Love all the RRR you used :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

Debbie said...

Love your jars and thanks for the opportunity to win some candy!

christi said...

cute jars and i love the soft colors you chose.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Great jars! I love altered items and these are just terrific.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love how you decorated these jars!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these jars are fantastic. I love the stamps you've used on them. TFS.

Sherri said...

love the pink and those butteflies

Sharon said...

Pink Puffies. I learned something new today. They say that you learn something new everyday and this is proof that it's true. The colors work so well and the ribbon matches perfectly. Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

Michele from MS said...

Great idea to use up those jars I have laying around! I love that puffy stuff ~ gonna have to try that! Follower #248 ~ TFS msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

pepper75 said...

I used to be into scraping years ago before I had my daughter. I have returned to it now that she is older. SO MUCH HAS CHANGED!!! Chalking used to be a big deal :) I have been learning all the new stuff and working well with it. I'm never done a Blog Hop but I can't wait to see what new techniques I pick up along the way.

Sue D said...

Very pretty way to embellish these jars!
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

Such sweet jars...must do this for my craft room to make it look more crafty...Love it!

April said...

Such cute jars! I love them! You did a wonderful job!

Melissa M said...

Fantastic job! What a beautiful way to dress up a few jars for a personal touch

Scrappy Rat said...

I signed up to follow you and definitely have to check out your etsy shop because those Glitter Glass Butterflies are unbelieveably striking.

That puffy pink stuff on your jar project is crazy cool. I must check it out. :)

Vail said...

Very pretty, love how feminine and sweet they are.

Monica said...

wow I didnt realize the hope ended today! bummer but still an awesome hope!! great job