Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stamping Vacation- Homemade with a HOP! BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome to your 6th stop of 11 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop:
If you came here from Danielles blog, then you are on the right track, if you've come here by mistake or good fortune AND want to participate in the hop, return to the Stamping Vacation Blog and start there!!!

Homemade with a HOP! 

You guessed it, we will be featuring different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog!
PLUS, one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate to the place of  his/her choice for
 $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on!

First of all, a bit of housekeeping rulz:
-This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. & ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time)
-If you want the GRAND PRIZE to be $50.00, it's up to you to comment on each blog along the way.
-You must be a follower of Stamping Vacation in order to win any of the prizes being offered..
-If you wanna WIN anything here (or the Grand Prize) you must leave a comment!
-Wanna know who's offering what, along the way [& if you get lost].....see the list below

Phew, so whaddya say, let's get to it.
At my blog we have prizes offered by Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams

She is giving a 40 piece die cut sentiment topper kit.
(there are more sentiments in prize pack than shown here)

And Prairie Fairy Designs is offering up 5 images to the winna!

For my creation, I have chosen to hightlight both of these fine sponsors. with a die cut shape from Mrs. Sugar's Die Cut Dreams store and an image by the Prairie Fairy herself.

Meet Geisha Gillian. I know, I know, Geisha's don't wear that much rouge, but hey, Gillian is not your average Geisha you know. She is somethin' special!
This was one of the cards I started making & thought of throwing it out on numerous occassions, then at the end of the day, I actually love how it turned out!

My homemade embellishements are the buttons you see here. Yes, they are ALL homemade.
I cheated & used the tutorial from this link to aid in my quest for homemade buttons!
(I couldn't have thought of this on my own, now could I have?!?! lol)

You can do it too, very easy,  very simple & the great part is that you can make them to match any project by using the same DP & even different punches! Wonderful.

I guess I could add the homemade embellishement of "chopsticks" recycled from a couple toothpicks. Unused of course. hee hee.

Oh and yes, Giesha Gillian comes with a floral arrangement in her hair that I have swaped for some WOC flowers. I think they look ok there!

I decoupaged her fan & apologize for the smeary look, but for some reason my digi smeared when I went to color her. This has never happened before & am gonna have to talk to DH to see 'what he's done now' LOL!

If your still here, reading this, god bless you.......I'da given up by now!! lol

Your next hop will be over to Karen's blog! Tell her I say hi when you get there.

-Start @ Stamping Vacation-where Denise will wow you with wire and beads

= has a prize fromOoh-la-la & a gift cert. from $5.00 to $50.00 allowing $5.00 for each blog visited on the hop.
- Stacie is rollin with Rosettes
=has a stamp set from Practicing Creavity Designs & 2 $10.00 gift certificates from RubberStamp Ave
-Merry is making Tear Bears
=has 2 separate gift certificates from the Sticker Store & a 10 pound gift cert. from Lili of the Valley
-Audrey is crafting with Quilling
=$50.00 in supplies (which include prima flowers, versafine ink, BG paper & Stamp Rite Stamp Set-All Occasions) from Sunflowers and Dragonflies & a stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle
Danielle is original with an origami shirt
= has a prize from Sky Blue Pink & 3 stamp sets from the Cutting Cafe & a prize from Little Claire Designs
Corry  is creating buttons (you are here)
=has diecuts from Die Cut Dreams & 5 digital images from Prairie Fairy Designs
Karen  is tricky with tulle flowers
= has 4 separate $10. gift certificates from The StampSmith
Dana getting fancy with felt
= has a stamp set from Lawn Fawn & a $15.00 gift cert from the Pixie Cottage
Annmaree is lovely with her lacey creation
= has 4 images of your choice from Meljen Designs & a $10.00 gift cert. from Really Reasonable Ribbon
& Lastly
Lorraine  is getting pretty with paper bows
= has digital images from Glitterbabe's Art & a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals

Get your hopping shoes on & get going, you have a ways to go yet.
Reminder- I have candy at the top of my blog until tomorrow!

You must leave a comment if you want a chance to win the candy at my blog during the hop!!!!!!!

Challenges for my card:
Crafty Sentiments- use your scraps (all the orange & green papers [except die cut] are leftovers)
Creative Belli Blog- B themed embellies (buttons)
AiFactory- anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers- around the world (oriental) - I know I can't win (haha)
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge- anything but square
A Spoon Full of Sugar- anything goes
Digital Tuesdays- it's all about the girlz


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love this card, Corry. Totally awesome - Gillian looks beautiful. And handmade buttons are a favorite of mine - yours turned out amazing - LOVE them!! The shape of your card ROCKS too! Great work.


Gina said...

Those buttons are awesome!! What a brilliant idea, must check out that tutorial :D Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabby prizes :D XXX

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the buttons. I went and checked out the link. How easy is that?! I am going to make a bunch of these.

Gina said...

Though I'm here for the hop, a big thank you for taking time to join us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Chrissie said...

Great embellishments, love the buttons!
Simply One of a Kind

Ruthie said...

Really like the whole thing! Gillian is one cool geisha - such a cute/funny image - love her glasses! I think the smeary bit didnt matter at all - I didnt realise it wasnt "on purpose" until I read your post...yep, I read it all! How sad is that?

The buttons look fabby - gonna go and have a play with them!


Marsha said...

I can't believe all the detail you put into that card. Wow. Love the buttons. Going to try that. The flowers in her hair are a great touch.

cgl1539 said...

I love the button tutorial, thanks for sharing it. I am always at a loss trying to find coordinating buttons, now I dont have to search, this is awesome. LOVE the toothpicks you added that was such a cool idea! Your card is so adorable and I am glad you didnt throw it away.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous card and fabulous embellishments! wowza!

hugs :)

Denise Clark said...

Corry, you did an awesome job on the buttons, the card and the post in general! Outstanding! I love your enthusiasm! Your geisha is just precious! So many wonderful details!

And a personal thank you for all the hard work you did on this blog hop!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Such a beautifull card!!! You much detail!! Beautifull done!

Greetings, Judith

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fun button embellies!! Love your geisha card!

Terri E. said...

What a fun project.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Suzi said...

I am so glad you didn't bin her, she is adorable hun, and once again all those beautiful embellishments. It's totally adorable.
Suzi x

Joanne Gilch said...

Fab idea to make buttons that will match anything that is, altered art, scrap book lo, etc. thank you for the link and all the great prizes.

Jamie said...

wow very impresssive thanks so much for sharing

Ujjwal said...

Loved your card and all those little details!!

Thanks for a chance to win!!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card a little usual image but your created a really lovely card with it. Love the fan. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Annmaree said...

Cool embellishment Idea!!!

Georgei said...

very pretty button there very cut
and your card is beautiful like that alot
thank for showing

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Corry, hello my friend. As I have two people on the DT for Stamping Vacation that I have know for sometime I made a note of today for the blog hop to support you both and the rest of the Design Team. I haven't finished the blog hop yet but have come across some wonderful ideas - including your buttons. Think I must give these a go. Thanks for the chance of winning some goodies. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch of late. Things are difficult but I plod on. Take care, Kym xxx

Iris said...

Those buttons are super cute! Love the card!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

All I can say is your card is WOW!! The buttons are fantastic!

Just Me said...

That is a WOW card, so bright.
I am going to go check out the homemade button tutorial when I' finished here.
Thank you

Carla said...

Such a beautiful card!

Chrisd said...

Love that sweet Geisha card and the fab embellishment. Thanks for the hop. It is great.

Michelle said...

funny girl.
fab card and I love all the embellishments you added.

JLJ Designs said...

Great buttons! I need to get some glossy accents.


Andrea said...

A beautiful card! I love your buttons. Thanks for the link to the tutorial - they are so simple - I must have a go!
Love, Andrea xx

Merry said... love all the details on your card...terrific shape and wonderful image. This is so much fun seeing all the DT creations...each so different and inspiring.

kaye said...

Wow Corry this is a spectacular project Love those buttons and thanks for sharing.

Kleeblatt said...

What for a image! Wonderful card. Thanks for the playing by CSSC. I hope, we see you in the next week again.
Good luck.
Hugs Monika

LoisB said...

Great card - love those buttons!

Stacie said...

LOVE IT!!! So much detail and texture!! Really wonderful!!

Dawn said...

Just had to leave a comment also, such a fun card with great details, I didn't think she had to much blush.LOL

Jennie said...

That it to cute. Beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

your project is gorgeous xx

Stephanie said...

I love this idea! Thanks for passing it along!!!

ccubedx2 said...

WOW! Stunning card! Great embellies and colouring!! Thank you so much for joining us at AiFactory this week! I look forward to seeing more of your stuff in our challenges!! Good luck and I have bookmarked your blog to add to my blogroll!
hugs, Cath DT @AiFactory

Audrey said...

Love the card and the buttons are awesome!!

Rhonda said...

These buttons are fabulous! Can't wait to make my own. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Cool buttons and what a lovely card!

Amber said...

How beautiful! So creative and lovely!

LouLou Shive said...

Love the buttons and your entire blog!!!

Kay said...

Your geisha is SO sweet, and if you hadn't told us you MADE those buttons, I would never have known they weren't purchased from a store- FABULOUS!

Kerry said...

Stunning card. Love the idea of making your own buttons. Thanks for sharing. (

Gail said...

Well this is my third attempt at posting a comment . your buttons are lovely,I like to make my own as they match the colour scheme of the card.Great idea.

Dora said...

Hi Corry, doing the hopping today.. couldn't miss it he he .. fantastic prizes! And wow your card is fantastic .. I was wondering what your home-made embellishment was, I wouldn't have guessed if you hadn't told me, they look lovely xxx

Sammibug said...

Cool idea. I would never have thought to make my own buttons.

Julye said...

Fab idea and designer buttons for whatever you want too. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Beautiful handmade buttons no doubt! What a brilliant idea! Warm aloha!

KarenB said...

Those buttons look fabulous, and I love the colours you used on the geisha :)

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous shaped card Corry, loooove those cute buttons and beautiful colouring of your geisha girl and love the 3d fan! Take CareX:)

Kelly said...

Marvelous, I love the shape of the card and all the embellies, you outdid yourself girl!

Janet said...

Beautiful work Corry. Love the shape and definitely the color. Can you wear orange all year round? LOL Totally love orange.

jennifer said...

your card is cute, love the buttons!

Margreet said...

This is awesome Corry.....your card is so full of details...great buttons..thanks for giving the link of the tutorial!
xxx Margreet

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, lots of great details on this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craty Sentiments.

ScrapbookingRN said...

Cute card, especially the buttons!

Gayle said...

Wow! You put a ton of work in on your card and it shows. It has so many amazing elements. I love it! Thanks for the link to the tutorial on the buttons. That is new to me. I have tons of punches so I'm going to start making my custom made buttons. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us and thank you for taking the time to give us something great for this blog hop.

Gayle Taylor

~Michelle~ said...

very all the girly details!! :)

thanks for joining us for the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

KC said...

I LOVE it...I'm so going to do this! such a cute idea...your card is so cool....I love all the have a beautiful blog!

B-Jo said...

Cute Buttons, and what a fun simple way to do it yourself. Thanks

Linda said...

Lovely embellishment. I must try that. Thank you.

maddy hill said...

Fabulous card and so many beautiful details , even in the pin - all co-ordinating !

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. Love your project. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

Laralee DT

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card and love the handmade buttons!!

bluecrayons said...

perfect corry just perfect.

Amy Johnson said...

What an interesting and creative card. I just love all the details. Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

tampatha said...

wow! i love those buttons! totally makes me want to make my own! thanks for sharing this with us and for entering at AIF this week
-Tammy DT Lead

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely fabulous work Cor, I love what you have created, brilliant work.
Lorraine x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! What a gorgeous card...I just love the adorable image and all the B-embellishments!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a beautiful card! Perfect card for the Digital Tuesday for the girls challenge! Thanks for joining us!


Axa said...

great use of your scraps! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Jo Davies said...

Such a beautiful colourful shaped card Corry, perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments use your scraps challenge this week

Jo xxx

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