Friday, June 8, 2012

Welcome To The Berry Blue Blog Hop

Hi girls!

Yes isn't it exciting?!
We are having a Blog Hop at Berry71Bleu  & Zeus and Zoe starting NOW!

This is it!!  
You would have arrived here from Keren Tamir's
blog and next you need to hop off to Vicky Varvadouka's blog.
If you have just come to visit and weren't aware that we
were blog-hopping then, if you would like to join in, you
need to go back to the first name on the list and start hopping!

Your first stop on the hop is the Zeus and Zoe blog HERE.
Thereafter the list is as follows :-

Marivic Clifton {Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu Owner} HERE
Jaz Lee {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Rebecca AKA Bexta76 {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Mitra Pratt {Zeus & Zoe & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Sandi Taloumis {Zeus & Zoe Designer} HERE
Jennifer Snyder {Guest Designer} HERE
Lisa Novogrodski-Lead {Alumni} HERE
Agnieszka Bellaidea {Berry71Bleu Designer & Sponsor Co-ordinator} HERE
Amanda Aveiro {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Cathy Cafun {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE 
Channa Suitella {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Helen Tilbury {Berry71Bleu Designer & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Karola Witczak{Guest Designer Berry71Bleu}HERE
Keren Tamir {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Renea Harrison {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Vicky Varvadouka {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Ending up at Berry71Bleu Blog HERE.
Yup, that's 17 blogs you need to visit!  But we have certainly made it
worth your while as we have TWO GRAND PRIZES TO BE WON!
Our main prize has been donated by Zeus and Zoe & Berry71Bleu.

 We also have another fantastic sponsor! -

Click into the Reneabouquets Etsy shop HERE.

Renea (hey that's me!!) is offering this VERY BEAUTIFUL prize pack!

Up for grabs from me is this sweet Pink Paislee & Prima RAK
In order to qualify for my RAK you must become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment. Please note that this RAK is only being offered to those members within the Continental United States.

 To have a chance of winning one of the GRAND PRIZES you need
to visit EACH AND EVERY BLOG in the hop, become a follower
and leave a comment!

 When you reach Berry71Bleu at the very end of the hop you
 for a chance of winning one of the 3 main sponsored prizes!

You have FOUR FULL DAYS to hop!
Our blog ends at midnight EST on Monday 11th June 2012.
We will be announcing the winners a few days later so keep checking back
on all the blogs for the winners' announcements.
Winners have ONE WEEK ONLY to claim their prizes,
if left unclaimed we will redraw and announce new winners!

 We know our friends
in the Northern Hemisphere are wanting to enjoy the Summer so
we are making it EASY FOR YOU TO WIN in June!

We will be announcing a new challenge once the hop is over,
in the middle of June, as we have been blessed with a fantastic
new sponsor -  Wycinanka Chipboard from Poland!

Keep a look out on the Berry71Bleu blog!
Wycinanka have donated a great prize, a pack
 FULL  of amazing chipboards.

The following is a Victorian Paper Cone that I created using my gorgeous Berry71Bleu Tag.

Here you can see the details of the back of the cone.

Marivic's Tags make creating something beautiful a breeze. They are wonderful all by themselves, and are so inspiring for creating those special projects!!

If you would like to create one of these Victorian Paper Cones of your own, here is a short tutorial on how to get the base shape. I actually made a template first, which allows me to create the cone without having to fold and leave a crease in my decorative paper. Once the template is created, you can save it and use it over and over again.

 Step One:
Take a square piece of cardstock. (I used a 12 x 12, but you can make your cone any size you would like.

Step Two:
Fold the square, diagonally to form a triangle.

 Step Three:
Take a pencil and starting at the shortest corner draw a rounded top.

Step Four:
Cut off the top and you now have your template.

 Step Five:
Open up template, lay it onto your pattern paper. Using a pencil trace the shape onto your pattern paper.

Step Six:
Cut out your shape from the patterned paper.

Step Seven:
Curl your cone until one edge over laps the other, and using a hot glue gun, run a lined down the under side, and then press the top side down sealing the edge.

You now have a cone that is ready to decorate.

I hope that you get inspired along the hop to create something beautiful for yourself!!

Now off to Vicky Varvadouka's {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE blog!! Tell her I said hi!!


Bellaidea said...

Good Morning, looks like we are on the very same walk:), best regards and thanks for sharing your project, great one!Maybe you can turn off for couple of days word verification if it`s ok with you?

silvia said...

Stunning cone!! LOVE the tag and the birds!!!

Rebecca Mosher said...

This is so fun! Thanks for the tutorial following, going to pin that and keep it in mind for a future project. Hmm ... maybe once I get some of those gorgeous Berry71bleu tags! :)


Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Love the project Renea!!

Thank you for the great prizes..Everyone should visit your etsy shop and check out the butterflies and flowers you make..Just amazing!


Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Love the project Renea!!

Thank you for the great prizes..Everyone should visit your etsy shop and check out the butterflies and flowers you make..Just amazing!


EFI said...

OMG!!!! Renea your Victorian Paper Cone is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration, your great step by step tutorial and your wonderful prize!!!

Romy said...

Oh my, your project is just breathtaking! The tag looks gorgeous, but you made it look even more gorgeous by incorporating it in such a masterpiece!

Cathy Lane said...

Ooh I am so happy to have found your blog Renea!! So many yummy thingies to look at!! Following, hopping and gasping!! :) Have a great weekend!x

Ayeeda said...

Amazing projects!!! Can't take my eyes off them! Happy hoping:)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

OMG!!! this is so beautiful... TFS

roch492 said...

Your work is always so Beautiful! Thanks for this great Blog Hop and a chance to win so many wonderful prizes!

LisaM said...

Love your beautiful cone! Thanks for the tutorial!

María Castillo said...

Wow, great prject, love it!

Amanda Aveiro said...

OMG Renea! I love love love your project! SO beautiful!!! What a great way to use Marivic's tag. I may just have to do that myself!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cone - so summery! I appreciate the tutorial and ideas to use my products in different ways. Thanks so much!

Eila Sandberg said...

My gosh Renea! your Victorian Paper Cone is utter deliciousness, soooo pretty and delightfully shabby! thanks for sharing the tut too. Thanks for the chance of winning your lovely RAK! Hopping on! xx

Lizzy Hill said...

This is amazing & so inventive...v clever! I'm now a follower:):):):)

Desire Fourie said...

Love your creative work, just so beautiful. Enjoying the hop and have become a Follower here. Hope to see you over at {Doing Life}.
Doing Life

Ree said...

OMG...thatis just gorgeous...I love it and yes you have inspired me...thankyou so much for the bloghop

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

Such Gorgeousness. Can't wait till the projects are revealed! These tags will knock your socks off.

Tina said...

Oh My Gosh - such yumminess! That is such an wonderful project! Right into a fav category!

Tina said...

What a beautiful cone you have created and the tag is so beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial, and the chance to win the prizes.

Ava Gavloski said...

Renea, how lovely is your work of art as a victorian cone.. so before you said you were giving a tutorial below, i started to lean into my computer screen looking at the details and saying to myself, hummm can i make one of those. Beautiful showcasing of Berry 71 and Zoe kits!!! Thanks for sharing the details on the cone making

Margie said...

Your paper cone is so pretty! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I'm having such a fun Saturday doing my first blog hop. I loved your bluebird cone! I'm fascinated with bluebirds so you have inspired me to make my own. Thank you! I look forward to seeing more of your projects!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful project!! love you butterflies!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

T Young said...

The cone is fantastic. I can see these used as wedding favours or decorations. Lovely.

Kelly Foster said...

That cone is stunning!!!!! I really love it! I'm a new follower.

langeatheart said...

I so love your art Renea your embellishments are gorgeous!I'm a follower and a fan! TFS!

Helen Tilbury said...

WOW Renea drop-dead gorgeous project and photos!! Looooooooooovely!!! Great things to see on this hop!!

Cathy said...

WOW gorgeous project using Marivic's delicious tag Renea!! :))

Beth said...

THe designers of this hop are amazing! And you know I am a huge fan of your work.....great hop!

Inusia said...

WoW! Gorgeous!..and I hope!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! This is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make one! Thanks also for the chance to win an amazing prize!

CTgirl said...

Oh my, is this cone just fabulous with it's sweet little tag!
Thank you so much for the tutorial, I was looking for something alternative to make for a wedding! This is so cool!
Wonderful Hop!!!
I'm a follower now!

BearFamily said...

Oh wow !! Love what you did with the tag, it's gorgeous ! Great hopping and love your RAK!

berlykim37 said...

love the tussy...beautiful work...tfs

Jona Panesa said...

loved the cone and thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely try this.

Channa said...

OMG i love your project, so elegant and beautiful. Your shop is amazing...

Cowgirlscrapper said...

great tag and nice project.

mapowska said...

Great work!

Super blog hop! Super prizes! :) Thanks!
Cheers! :)

Mitra Pratt said...


Firstly been drooling all over your RAK for weeks and secondly, this cone!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

Emily H said...

Wow! Incredible!!