Friday, November 16, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop


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For the Really Reasonable RIbbon Blog Hop, click HERE.


The Graphic 45 Design Team is joining up with the fine folks at Petaloo to bring you a fantastic blog hop this week! Each team member will be featuring fabulous new Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations every day this week, so there will be lots to see! Today you get to see projects by:
 
Gloria Stengel - THAT'S ME

To see all the projects, see the list at the end of the post.

And what would a blog hop be without prizes?! Behold this brilliant Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack!  To enter to win this amazing prize just leave a comment when you hop on over to the design team member's blogs each day! One random winner from one of our design team member's blogs will be chosen. The more you hop and leave your comments the more chances you have to win! Petaloo is also giving away an amazing prize pack! Be sure to leave a comment on the Petaloo blog each day for your chance to win! We will announce a randomly chosen winner on Monday, November 19th!


 
As soon as I found out about this blog hop, and the fact that they wanted me to use the Nutcracker Sweet collection, I knew what I wanted to make!


I found this 24 x 10 inch wooden sled in the craft store over the summer and have been hoarding it for the perfect project!

 
I created a home decor piece by first painting the sled an antique white, then decorating it with Graphic 45 papers and Petaloo flowers.
 


I loved using unexpected combinations of blue, pink, red, purple, and green.


I added some Graphic 45 metal elements (keys, keyholes, tags), which I first painted white.


I added a bit of glitter with this bird and some "candy."  A full supply list is at the end of the post.


This time of year is is easy to find small Christmas embellishments in the crafts stores. I look in the floral department (pine cones) and the "tiny Christmas tree" decor department. You can always find small scale items in both places.


The Graphic 45 metal keyhole, painted white, looks perfect with Petaloo flowers and stick pins!


I use a strong, white glue to add all of my embellishments to the project.


This project has just the perfect amount of glitz and vintage charm.


I love the focal point image, trimmed from the Graphic 45 paper.


I had a lot of fun creating this project. I hope you enjoyed looking. Leave a comment to be entered in the prize drawing! Don't forget to hop to the other blogs to see what everyone else made!

ETA: The ribbon on my sled is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. They are having a "Anything but a Card" Challenge right now! Go and enter and try to win some ribbon!


Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry. Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry. We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

Blog Hop List:
Monday, November 12:
Alberto Juárez
Nicole Eccles
Lisa Valentine

Tuesday, November 13:
Arlene Cuevas
Maiko Miwa
Sharon Ngoo
Lynne Forsythe

Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill
Laura Denison
Susan Lui
Eva Dobilas

Thursday, November 15:
Denise Hahn
Kristin Wilson
Tara Orr
Christine Ousley

Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Jane Tregenza
Betto Cesare
Irene Tan

Saturday, November 17:
 Alice Carman

Sunday, November 18:
Helena Johansson

Monday, November 19: 
Mireille Divjak

Graphic 45 papers:
Nutcracker Sweet: Holiday Magic, Festive Fairytale, Enchanted Journey, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflake Waltz, Endearing Sentiments, chipboard tags

Graphic 45 Staples:
Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Metal Tag

Flowers and stickpins: Petaloo
Wooded Sled: Michael's Crafts (24 x 10 inches)
Other Embellishments: Hobby Lobby mini Christmas ornaments, jewel brad, pine cones, bells; Michael's Crafts glitter snowflake buttons, glitter dove; Creative Impressions pink brads; Pro 31 Designs jewel sprays
Ribbon and lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paint: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Wedding Cake
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan
Adhesive: Liquitex Matte Gel; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

114 comments:

  1. Beautiful and so sweet. Wonderful combination of all the elements!

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  2. gloria, great home decor embellishment piece for the home. Your color tone combinations are perfect and you showcase petaloo so well. thanks for sharing
    ava g

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  3. I love the sled idea and the blue!!!

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  4. Love the sleigh. That would make a lovely and different hanging for the holidays. The dove takes me back and works so well with the flowers. A really beautiful job. :)

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  5. Can I just say.....it was WORTH THE WAIT to see your super FAB~O~LISCIOUS creation. And a goood little hoarder you are!!!

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  6. So amazing project - beautiful colours and details! Love it!

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  7. Love the designs. And the COLORS. Thank you

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  8. Beautiful little sled. Pretty colors and papers and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. FABULOUS project, Gloria! I need to go take a look at my wood pieces with new eyes! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend!...Nancy :o)

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  10. Very cute. I like the blue and red.

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  11. Beautiful sled!! Love it!

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  12. Gloria, this sled was well worth hoarding. Stunning!!!

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  13. Love this ! I need to hit the craft store !

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  14. Love your sled. I have a smaller version of that. I might have to try make one with the 8 x 8 pad. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such a very sweet project! I love the unusual color combination.

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  16. I must admit, because of the exposure to Graphic 45 Nutcracker Suite paper I toyed with the idea of using different colors for my cards this year. I couldn't do it though. I love the freshness of your project--so different. Perhaps I will still have time to venture out from the usual green and red on another project. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. What a wonderful holiday creation!

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  18. Wow Gloria! This is stunning! Why don't I ever find treasures like this sled? When I saw your name on the list today, I know you would blow my mind and you did :) Absolutely over-the-top gorgeous as usual! I love the little additions like the bells and pinecones!

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  19. What a great idea for a home decor item. It looks wonderful.

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  20. I smile every time I see that little book in the Graphic 45 paper. This is a terrific way to display it. Great job.

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  21. Wonderful project, love the colours of the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing this with us :)

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  22. Gorgeous, why don't I think of these things?! Such a great idea to take a home decor item and decorate it this way for the holidays. I LOVE the use of colors between the Nutcracker papers from G45 and the Petaloo flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. OMG, How beautiful, your embellies are perfect and this is such a happy decor piece!

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  24. Charming combination of elements, color...AND Graphic 45 with Petaloo!

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  25. Sleaighs always bring back good memories. Great creation I like it. the petaloo flowers look great also.

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  26. So Cute and smashing colours. Thanks for sharing you have given me inspiration .

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  27. Hello!

    This is great! The sled was a perfect save to use with these beautiful papers and flowers! Love the colors! Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  28. I like how you bunched all the little Petaloo flowers and embellies together. Very nice.

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  29. awesome sled thanks for the inspiration

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  30. Luv your idea of altering a sleigh! It's so cute and it's such a nice change to a painted one! TFS :)

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  31. What a lovely and fun project. Great job on use of Petaloo flowers!

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  32. What a beautiful creation - I have a sled that I have also put away. This gives me some ideas. Your colors that you used are beautiful. Keep up the great work!!!

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  33. A great ornament! As always, great work. Love it. b4ustamp@yahoo.com

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  34. OMG I love this stuff, can't believe I just saw the hop! Hope to win!!! Oh yeah.

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  35. What a fantastic sled! It will be an awesome piece to hang on the wall! TFS!

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  36. I love this! This is so gorgeous, Gloria!

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  37. sooo pretty, so festive!

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  38. What a lovely decoration

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  39. Wow oh wow! This sled is amazing! So much creativity! Love it!

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  40. IJust love this paper. They did a good job with the color combos. And wow what a beaurltiful pieceof art.

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  41. Beautiful decoration. The flowers match the colors of the paper so well. Looks like they were designed together.

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  42. Lovely, what a great week of inspiration :)

    Paula

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  43. What a perfect way to use the sled. Absolutely love this project!

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  44. Love the inspiration to be found here!!

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  45. I love your work! Such a pretty piece and so creative!

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  46. Gloria I love your sled and your message "Believe", I love how you bring the spiritual element to your projects... and you know I LOVE details, love the snow dusted pine cones, the little bells, the stick pins, the white key, the dove ... so beautiful and your choice of flowers...just beautiful !

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  47. Over the hills and through the snow a sledding we will go!! How much fun is this! 'Nutcracker Sweet' and Petaloo--wonderful combination!! Great creative idea--funny how we can hold on to stash stuff for a long time and wonder what to do with it and then boom--there you go!! Merry Christmas!

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  48. Gloria this is absolutely beautiful! You always think outside the box and it is so inspiring to me. As always just love all your work!

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  49. Very Wonderland. Love idea of miniatures. Really fresh with white :)

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  50. Beautiful sled. I just love seeing Nutcracker Sweet and all those pretty Petaloo flowers on it.

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  51. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  52. Fabulous home decor - love this sled and the size is amazing. what a great job decorating it with all those wonderful flowers and other embellishments. I bet it just looks amazing in your house.

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  53. What a pretty sled all the blues looks fantastic :)

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  54. Beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  55. i use to have a sled like this, this is such a great idea, thanks for the inspiration, think I might make a trip to the basement
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  56. This is just so beautiful! I love how you used this bright blue!

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  57. I cannot believe how well the flowers match the G45 papers! Stunning!

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  58. so beautiful love it :)

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  59. Beautiful creation, love the G45 stamps and gorgeous papers.

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  60. ... cant ** slide ** by this one.. its stunning.. and the time that went into this.... WOW

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  61. Wow I like what you did with the sled! Very Creative!

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  62. That's gorgeous!! You definitely hoarded the sled for the perfect project! I really love the combination of colors and textures! This will be a keepsake for sure!

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  63. Love it!!! Just wonderful!

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  64. Never would have thought to decorate a sled .... wonderful !!!!

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  65. What a cute sleigh!

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  66. I was wondering when you were going to embellish that sled! It turned out wonderful!

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  67. love the blue, the other colors really pop off that. its a great idea, a sled, would love that as a centerpiece. thank you for sharing.

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  68. You really outdid yourself on this one, Gloria! Probably my favorite project of the week. It is so whimsical and beautiful at the same time. The blue and white combo really pops against all the color from the flowers. Love it!

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  69. Cool sleigh! I love the blue paper and the believe sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  70. This is outstanding. So love this idea. Lovely.

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  71. Love the sled so charming!

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  72. Your project is stunning, love the use of paper and just the right amount of embellishment, thanks for the inspiration,

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  73. The sled idea is so novel! I spent my youth on a sled going down hills all over my neighborhood. I really need to consider doing this...but so many creative decisions to make. Thanks so much!

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  74. I have the same sleigh-thank you such brilliant inspiration!

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  75. so many wonderful details!

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  76. I love how the colors surprise you. Lanna

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  77. That is so lovely! It takes my breath away.

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  78. Gloria, Your sled is just beautiful! I have just the place for it. HA! Shari (cricutrookie)

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  79. very pretty! This is such a beautiful paper collection!

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  80. what a lovely idea, to do the sled - very pretty using these lovely papers and flowers.

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  81. Well, looks like the cat ate my comment:-) love your sled. It was well worth hoarding and the glossy bird is just perfect!

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  82. Oh, I am a blog follower - how could I not?? Your recent card with those bold red ribbons were something else...

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  83. Wonderful! I have a sled that I couldn't decide what to do with, and now I have great ideas!

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  84. What a great idea to use a sled this way. The embellishments really look nice together.

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  85. What a cute sled and a great idea - thanks for the clever inspiration!

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  86. What a wonderful project. I love the colors in this collection. It's amazing how they all work together and don't fight with each other. I also love the beautiful flowers and how they've been made to suite this card with the addition of the dove, the acorn, etc. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I really enjoyed it. And if you need someone to test drive the sled, well, you know where to look!

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  87. So pretty. Just love those papers!

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  88. What a pretty altered sleigh!

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  89. )) Мне интересно было рассматривать ваш проект !
    И продолжаю любоваться вдохновенной коллекцией бумаги "Щелкунчик" и цветочками Petaloo !!!
    Как гармонично они смотрятся в вашем проекте !
    Я тоже иногда покупаю что-то , а потом приходят интересные идеи :)

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  90. Really Gloria? You had the vision to see the potential in a wooden sled? You had the vision to see it as something other than a red Rider? You slay me with your vision and creativity! I am starting to look at things differently, but you definitely give me something to aspire to! This is stunning with the bows on the runners and the petal flowers with their different centers! Gorgeous!

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  91. Love your design. The sleigh is absoultely beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  92. That's a very unique idea. What a beautiful combination of colours

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  93. Yes, the unusual color combination is so lovely and still Christmasy!

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  94. I have a decorative sled that I planned to consign but after seeing your creation, I may just have to upcycle it!

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  95. What a really beautiful project! I love the Graphic 45 company,it is so much like when I was younger. Oops, just gave away my age. lol Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. What an interesting combination of colors, they look beautiful together!

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  97. I love your color scheme and all the little extras. The bells, snow dusted pinecones, metal accents, etc. Your sled is perfect!

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  98. How beautiful. and you could leave ti out for more than just Christmas.

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  99. if this sled ain't the cutest. i hope you can store it without damage. i love the nutcracker papers. i just bought an 8" x 8" pad friday.

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  100. Too lovely for words!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  101. I LOVE the bright colors of the flowers against the light icy blue background. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sled.

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  102. This is beautiful Gloria! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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