Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrapp'n Savvy BLOG HOP and Sampler

Woohoo!  Today is the first day of the Sampler at Scrapp'n Savvy. The project is so incredibly adorable.  I just love it!  For those of you in the dark......every 3 months the store has a sampler.  For $10 you come and make a project (complete), maybe learn something new, see new products, meet the teachers and see their upcoming projects, and basically have fun.  Oh, and shop!  There is always good stuff on sale during sampler!

This time is a bit different though.  We are doing a BLOG HOP too!  So here goes......  During the hop, you will learn about each of the teachers classes at the store and be eligible to win FREE class sessions.  To enter, you MUST leave a comment on EACH teacher's blog and then return to the Scrapp'n Savvy blog and leave a comment that you have completed the hop.

Let me tell you a bit about my sampler project.  This quarter the project is a wooden "home" banner that you decorate to fit your style.  I think it is so cute.  Karrie chose neutral colors to begin with and each person then adds their own style and character.  My favorite part?  Well, when I think of home I think of my children.  It worked perfectly to place a picture of each one between the letters.  Let me show a quick pic:
This is my oldest son.  I tried several different techniques to print on cotton fabric and finally got it right.  I LOVE how the sepia toned pic turned out.  I printed a photo of each child, in sepia tone, on a piece of cream fabric.  I then stitched them onto a canvas banner (available at the store).  I added a bit more stitching, some acrylic paint around the edges, some leftover trim from a different project, and some embellishment.  Each one is slightly different but all have the trim and embellishments.
This is a snapshot of the banner.  My banner is too long to get a good photo for here.  Come by the sampler to see the whole thing.  You can see the "H" and "O" and how the photos hang between.  I also did some unusual things with trims and ribbons.  I know just where I am hanging it1

I also wanted to give you a sneak peak at my new class projects.  While these are not pics of the whole project, they are enough for you to get excited!
 Project for May:  Country Garden Mini deskflip mini album.  Do you see a garden trellis?
 June project:  Triple feature.  A trio of extraordinary mini minis.  Think blissfully small.
April project:  Flower box with tag mini.  Springtime.  Flowers.  Beautiful colors.  With a twist!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to comment on each of the blogs below for your chance to win a free class!  Just click on the next name to go to the next blog.  Enjoy!
Scrappn' Savvy
Millie Jones
Audrey Yeager
Carol Brown
Debra Hensley
Margene Beadroux
Heather Leopard
Terri Burnette
Susan McKinney
Leslie Parlette
Tove Mayer


  1. I really like how you added all the additional embellishments to your banner. The photos in sepia was another great idea. I'm sure it will look great wherever you hang it.

  2. I love your HOME banner, saw it at the sampler. And the box is so cute, my grand daughter would love it, and the mini album inside is so cute.
    Maria V.

  3. Wow! Printing on fabric. I'd love to try that in one of your classes...

  4. Butterflies and roses . . . you are speaking to my inner child, and I love it! Great, great ideas!

  5. Your Home banner was so cute! Enjoyed meeting you at the sampler class and like your blog

  6. Like the box, but I had a conflict with the class. Maybe next time.

  7. I loved your banner and just bought some sticky back canvas and can't wait to use it.

  8. Loved the banners and all the class previews!