Monday, June 25, 2012

Rubber Ducky, You're the One! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rubber Duckie You're the One Blog Hop.  This hop is scheduled from June 25 at 9:00 am through June 26 at 11:00 pm.
If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lisa -  If you came from Miriam then come hop along with us.
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.
The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice.  Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops.  Please come back both days to see great projects.
Here is the complete lineup:
1.            Lisa - 
2.           Anita~
3.           Mickie ~
4.           Miriam -
5.           Lisa W -

For my project, I decided to work on a Favor Box for a baby shower.  These are for the shower for my first grandchild, to be more specific.  For the many of you who aren’t aware, in addition to papercrafting as a hobby, I am a professional soapmaker.  I typically work with cold-process, but for these favors, I was going to turn to glycerin, because of it’s gentleness, ease to color and ease of fragrance.  (All of my soaps contain only natural, organic ingredients and are fragranced with essential oils, not synthetic fragrance oils).  I have silicone muffin cups in a circle shape. That hold 4 oz. of glycerin soap.  
I made the soap, poured, and when set to a thick gel, I inserted the rubber ducks.  The soap is scented with Lavender Essential Oil and colored with natural oxides.  The rubber duck in the soap makes the soap float, so while mom is giving baby a bath (or simply enjoying one of her own), there will be no more floundering for sunken soap. 
I also made a Favor box for the soap to go into.  This box was made from a file purchased from  The box opening measures 4”x4”x4” assembled. I used thick cardstock to make the box as sturdy as possible.  I used two yellow cutouts of the ducks on the top and a pull tab for the top of the box.  I added shredded package filler and the soap, and it is perfect!  I can’t wait to make the rest! 
There is going to be an overall grand prize sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa Designs and she will be the first stop in the lineup.  In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on every stop in the hop. You also must become a follower of my blog, my Design Team blog at all blogs in this hop.  The grand prize for the blog hop is $20 in free files over at 
Your next stop is (place next person's link).
Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for another great project.

Until next time…Happy Crafting!~

Scrapping With Lisa's Designs Team Challenge

Stand by the parade route as Scrapping with Lisa's Designs ( for the 4th of July ( file.  The DT is doing their weekly blog hop and want you to grab your lawn chair, your favorite beverage and sit along the parade route as we want you to have the best seat in the house!!!
The Design Team's project was to create a project as a Home Decor using at least two (2) of the files.
This hop starts with Lisa, the owner, of Scrapping with Lisa's Designs if you happen to get lost along the way . . . we want to make sure you follow the parade route with the great talented line-up below!

1.            Lisa ~
2.           Lynne ~
3.           Kimberly ~ 
4.           Anita ~ 
5.           Edwina ~
6.           Janet ~
7.           Jackie ~
8.           Rhonda ~
9.           Lisa W.~ (you are here)
    For my home d├ęcor project, I decided to do a fabric wall wreath.  I started with an embroidery hoop as the base.  I used the banner and the fireworks files from the 4th of July set in Lisa’s store.  For the banner, I used DCVW “Jupiter Stars on Cream” and Paper Pizazz “Patriotic Stripe” paper and DCVW “The Heirloom Stack.”  I used adhesive script Alpha stickers to create my wreath sentiment, and adhered the banner pieces to Hemp Twine.  I hot glued the twine to the embroidery hoop.  I then took strips of canvas, tulle, grosgrain and satin ribbon, and coordinating fabric and tied them in double knots, alternating materials around the wreath.  I trimmed them longer strips down, for a more uniform look.  I then embellished around the sentiment with rosettes cut from Tim Holtz rosettes dies, and the stars from the July 4th set.  I hope you have enjoyed my project. 
       Hope you enjoyed the parade today for the 4th of July and we planned this early enough that you can get your own set of files to have your own home decor item! Lisa is offering to two (2) lucky winners that comment on each stop along the way of the blog one free file from her store!!!! Be sure to stop at each blog addie and remark!!!

        Until next time,
        Happy Crafting~