Wednesday, December 8, 2010

~The First Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Good morning my amazing friends, if you have arrived here this morning
you have arrived at the very first Samantha Walker Designs BLOG HOP!

I am #2 on the list....the first stop is the ever famous
Samantha Walker of course!

This is a fun blog hop with the new Creative Team.
I am so blessed to be a part of.

Today I made a special project and a full video tutorial.
My project is hand made garland but it's not just garland
it is also a Christmas Card Holder.
In my house we are having a "Country Christmas" theme this year
so I wanted many of the decorations to be handmade, you know
the usual but with a Pinky POP, so I came up with this idea.
Each tree has a clothespin on the back for handing your Christmas cards
It was so fun to make, I made it with the boys, they LOVED it!
Everything from the garland to the cards are from the Samantha Walker lines
she has everything from fabric to paper and they all seem to flow together
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did making it.
Here is a full step by step video on how to make your own! :)


Your next stop on the Blog Hop HOP is...
Just click the logo to land on her blog!

Thanks for stopping by today.
I know Samantha will have a prize but I also wanted to offer a prize on this blog!
Glue Arts is an amazing company that really makes me happy
They are so generous and always so kind...they have offered up a PRIZE PACKAGE
A Glue Glider Pro, their 3-D Combo Pac (as seen in the video)
& one of my favorites...their Ribbon Adhesive

Thank YOU GLUE ARTS *I hope you fan them on Facebook*
leave a comment and I will randomly choose
a winner of the amazingly generous Glue Arts Package!

~Happy Monday everyone~
~Pinky~

102 comments:

Samantha Walker said...

Pinky, I love this project...so much fun...so much creativity! Thanks for sharing your video tutorial too!

Becky said...

Pinky what a fabulous project!

Mallika said...

Hey pinki !
i just love your name .. its cute
bful project
n yes thanx fer de tutorial
de tutorials along with dis project makes it easy fer me to make it
hugs
mallika

http://missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com/

Cindylu2u said...

Thanks for the video, the garland seems to be much easier than I thought it would, will definitely give this a try for next season, Love country Christmas!!

Rhonda V. said...

This is totally beautiful and what a gorgeous way to display your cards! Love your creativity gf!!!

Sophia said...

Super cute project, love it...♥

Kim said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! As ALWAYS!! LOVE IT!! I will hop along!!! THANKS BUNCHES for the chance to win some Glue Arts!! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Gloria said...

CRISTAL you have totally blown me away with this project. OMG I am so making his one.

Kelly said...

Brag away girl... that is AWESOME!! It looks super great in person. I fell in love with it immediately. I can't wait to try to make my own. It's the perfect card holder! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

ShellBell said...

This is such a fabulous project! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.
Shelly Scott

Bogner's said...

What a very fun project. I love that your boys helped you out. Gotta love projects the kids can help with! That wood paper on the back of your tree is so cool! Your Christmas decor is going to look so great!

Kelly Sas said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creative ideas! I love this idea for displaying your Christmas cards. Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Hollyk said...

Great Project again. You are such a wonderful creative person. :)

Laurajean said...

OMG girl...I love your country garland card holder...what an awesome idea...You are always so dang creative ;) AND LOVIN' that Samantha Walker fabric :)

sleeplesswonder said...

What a nice decoration. And what great prizes.

curlyqmosaics said...

Wow! Such a cute, festive banner! Thanks dearly for sharing! (BTW, I love your blog banner at the top, super unique!)

Rebe0485 said...

Cristal! Homemade gargled that isn't made of popcorn or any kind of berries that can be used year after year! Love it!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Erika said...

Fabulous project. I love the rustic colors :)

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Dolores said...

I love that banner, thanks for sharing

Heather Landry said...

Absolutely fabulous Pinky! I just love the rustic theme. Beautiful project. I'm off to hop the rest of the blogs. Thanks for the tutorial!

Katie said...

Okay, that is the coolest garland and I LOVE how you made it a card holder too!! This would be soooo cute to do year 'round too...I'm seeing glittery eggs dangling for Easter, hearts for Valentine's...okay, you get my point. hahaha Really love it! Oh, and I LOVE my pink Glue Glider Pro too! ;) Thanks for the fun!

Lesley from WI said...

What a beautiful project and I love that these are Christmas card holders! Beautiful and thanks for sharing the video!

Angie Blom said...

I LOVE IT... Awesomeness Pinky!! Loving the fabric garland and the christmas tree card holders BRILLIANT!! fabulous tutorial ThanksXx

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love this Pinky!! And how cool that it is also a card holder! I am in the planning stages of sometyhing for my cards and this is awesome inspo!!

Donna said...

What a fun and lovely project! I may have to make one myself! Thank you so much for the tutorial. =)

Shirley said...

That is amazing!

krjle said...

Fantastic garland such a great idea!!! thanks for sharing I would love to have a country christmas!! your video was great.

marilyn said...

LOVE this project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial so that I can try it.

TraceyJean said...

This is a really great idea. I would not have thought to combine a garland with a card holder, but the moment I saw it, a light bulb went off. Thanks for giving me today's "AHA" moment.

scrappygal said...

Amazing Pinky. I love it! I never would have imagined up something like this on my own. This is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial! You rock girl!

Amy said...

I LOVE this odea Pinky. A functional banner! I am so going to make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I'm off to hop!

Eva said...

Cristal, I sooooo LOVE this, all the details are just AMAZING!!!! Fabulous work, girlie, as always!

rosie said...

totally loving the garland.... gonna try this at our next moms meetup group.... thanks for the idea.

nancy said...

Pinky, your video is awesome! So professional and informative. Great job.

Debbie H said...

Super drawing, I love Glue Arts!

marla said...

Love your project Pinky!! Thanks for a great video!! A super fun blog hop!!

Jingle said...

Pinky, everything looks so fabulous!

Manda_K said...

Great project!

Carole said...

Wow - the garland is stunning... I wish this was on my mantlepiece this Christmas !

Connie said...

pinky this turned out amazing!!! I want to make one. Off to watch your tut!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Such an awesome project....love your video too!! Happy holidays!!!

Giana said...

Oh this is so cute! What a prefect way to display cards, I always struggle with that. Usually I end up taping them to the door. But this is a much better, crafty way to do it. Wouldn't it be cute to make one to leave up in the kitchen to hold recipe cards? Oh the possibilities! I'm new here, but I will definitely be coming back!

Martha said...

its beautiful!

ShoppingTamii said...

I love this garland!!!! As usual, awesome work!

Tona said...

Another fantastic project!!! I think that creativity must be your middle name.

Jenniwren32 said...

You are amazing, girl! I need a tutorial on how to make a video! Yours was awesome! :)

Mellissa said...

Pinky, this garland/card holder is Fantastic! I want to make one right away. Thank you for the inspiration!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful project. So creative and thanks for the Fab tutorial.

Vanessa said...

That is gorgeous! LOVE it Pinky!!!

Chris Wooten said...

You are one talented lady. Thanks for the awesome chance to win too. I do not have a glue gun yet, lol. I know I need one just no time to go shopping.

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Manders said...

My mom says you were bomb diggity with ideas

Lesabe said...

Love the video, the garland was awesome =) Now I am going to look at material when I go shopping this week =)

fairey101 said...

I love it. I have wanted to do something similar.

polkacabana said...

What a GREAT project. Where do you get ALL Your ideas!! Hooray for PINKY!!

Dee said...

What a nice blog. I feel fortunate that I can see what everyone creates & get new friends at the same time. I hope you all have a great holiday season.

Auntie Ang said...

Great project my niece has that cute little gun

Veronica said...

What a great way to showcase all the great handmade cards I receive. Thanks for the tut!!!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous! Great idea! Thanks for the great tutorial.
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Tabitha said...

Super cute project. Easy way to get rid of scrap fabric. Love everything about this collection. TFS

joni said...

So cute! Your creativity is endless! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh Pinky! I just love the garland. You are so creative and great video! thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway. You are so sweet to us.

Kim said...

As usual, you never fail to amaze me with each project you create. Lovely work!

Jennifer Roach said...

Very cool project!

Brooke said...

Such a beautiful project, great job!!

Kray said...

Cristal.....this is so cute! I love the country look!

CraftCrave said...

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Crafty Diva said...

How much material do you normally use and how long is it? It looks totally awesome, but I think I would need to start now to have it ready for next christmas! lol!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful project - love the Christmas tree card holders

Julie Bonner said...

Fabulous project Pinky - love how the garland was also a card holder - so creative!!!

Pinky said...

This one is 4foot and I used maybe 1/2 yard of fabric

Lillian Child said...

Yet another fabulous project, Pinky! And how much to to have created it with your boys! They will definitely have some fabulous holiday memories to share with their familes down the road. Thanks for sharing with us!

Cari said...

Girl you're awesome & SO creative!!!!

Brittney said...

What a gorgeous banner!

Carisa said...

wow, this is awesome!! thanks so much for sharing how you made it as well.

Electra said...

This is terrific, so homespun. I'll bet you had fun making it with your kids! Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky Dunham said...

I love this garland Pinky! It would be the perfect thing to make for my friend's room who is in a nursing home! Thanks for much for the inspiration!

Ching-a-ling said...

fabulous video tutorial!! !

Vicki said...

Love the garland. Thanks for sharing.

designluvr said...

Very creative project, and what a great idea to make it with your boys. What a great Christmas memory for your family.

LynneForsythe said...

PINKY......you so ROCK!! what a FANTABULOUS project!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wowzer! This is definitely a gorgeous and awesome project!

lisa a.

{jennie} said...

Love your card banner. The fabric looks amazing!

Anna Fearer said...

oh my your creations are so pretty! I have to try this out! What a creative idea! TFS

Anna

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's such a good idea..and a great giveaway! :)

Anna said...

Great project. Love that banner. So much detail.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Shana Dilldine said...

Pinky, what a cute garland. Very pretty for Christmas

Makalah said...

Love the card with the three trees - those patterns are beuatiful. I like that this project is a practical one too - nice work! :)

Renegade_Geek said...

Love, love, love! So beautiful!

Karen Taylor said...

Super cute project...LOVE the garland!

jennifer mitten said...

Love this project and the video!

Tammart Designs said...

What a fantastic swag!! I really like making swags but I like the idea of hanging different shapes from them. Thank you for the inspiration

Debc06 said...

Love your garland, and your glue products. I have a friend that i have been envying her glue glider. Hope ya pick me.

Kas said...

beautiful OF COURSE! thanks for sharing it.

Luisa said...

This is such a great idea! I don't have a lot of wall space but I can hang a garland anywhere! I love the Cowboy fabrics too, they worked great for the project and you can use it for other times of the year too!

Michelle said...

What a great project!

Clare G said...

The is a super project. I love the double -duty banner!

Janet Z said...

I love all your country Christmas projects Pinky!

Stephanie said...

What a cool project. I love this idea for displaying Christmas cards. Too late for me to do this year, but maybe next year....

Lisa W said...

I love your Christmas garland card holder. We hang our cards on a lighted evergreen garland with decorated clothespins that is above our kitchen bay window.

Charlene said...

Wow! Very pretty garland! I would love to make one using your tutorial, you make it look so easy! :) Thank you for the video and the chance to win some awesome goodies!

Jacque said...

found you on fiskars FB- what a great site spent way too much time strolling around. thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

Dawn Wagner said...

absolutely gorgeous!! What attention to detail. Thanks for sharing!