This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hump Day Hop!

It's time for the Bombshell Hump Day Hop!!! Kas gave us a fun challenge for this month- Look Ma, I Did It! This month, we want to see what you are made of....and what you can make. You can make any sort of project, a card, a layout, an altered object...whatever...you just need to make a handmade embellishment. It can be a flower, button, etc... You just have to make it. I wasn't quite sure what kind of embellishment I wanted to make...I hemmed and hawed over it, and finally it came to me! Years ago, I was in to making fabric yo-yos. I made a friend a baby quilt using them. I made pillows as gifts. I found a plastic shoebox full of them that I have waiting to make into something. I thought a fabric yo-yo would be a cute flower on a card. So, I dug through the box and found one that I liked...and one that I had paper to match...and here is the finished product:

I'm not too keen on the overall card, but I think the yo-yo flower turned out nice. The card base is SU's Pumpkin Pie, with a layer of Chocolate chip. The grid paper is from PaperTrey Ink. The Bombshell Angel image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock and colored using Copics, then cut out and glued on. The wide orange grosgrain ribbon is from Offray. The vanilla hardware is from SU. I have no idea where the flower-shaped button came from- I found it in my button jar.

I love these yo-yos. I have a yo-yo quilt that my grandmother made probably back in the 30's or 40's and I love it. One of these days I'll do something with all the yo-yos that I have made...one of these days...

Hopefully this weekend I can get a pictorial of how to make these cute little yo-yos...so, if you're interested, check back again soon!

Wanna play along with this challenge?? Create your project using a handmade embellishment and upload to this link. You can win a fabulous prize from Smeared Ink!!! You can also win by leaving comments on any or all of the blogs found below and/or playing along with this month's sketch challenge or Ms. May Bombshell's It's All About Me challenge. What are ya' waiting for??

Now, it's time to hop around and see what the other Bombshells have come up with for the challenge!! I'm sure there are some great handmade embellishments to be seen!!!

Kas
Kelli
BoHoRose
Katie
Alison
Angie
Kathi
Cheryl
Sy
Meredith

15 comments:

  1. This card is great, love the yo-yo flower!

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  2. Fabulous Yo-yo, the button is just perfect on it!
    Great color combo too! I am a huge fan on Orange, any shade.

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  3. Great job on the yoyo, totally adds to the card!

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  4. the yoyo flower is wonderful Mary. You always have such neat things on your projects

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  5. Another amazing bombshell! Love what you do with these images!

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  6. Fabulous card. I'll be hopping back later to learn how to make one of those yoyo flowers.

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  7. Love the yo-yo flower and it looks great on your beautiful card! If I were you, I'd be sticking these botanical beauties on everything I made! Love them!!

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  8. I think it looks really good. I have never made one of the yoyo embellis before.

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  9. Ooh yes, I am looking forward to a yo-yo tutorial! I love handmade embellishments so yes, please post it for us. I'll keep my eyes peeled!!

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  10. Great flower and really like the hardware on this card.

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  11. Love the card and the yo-yo (language difference here, I know them as Suffolk Puffs LOL!). Fun image too

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  12. The hardware is a nice addition. Love the colors and the great image! TFS

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  13. Cute flower! And I like the hardware here.

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