Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop

Hi Ladies!!!!  Welcome to the first Artsy Addicts Blog Hop!  There are 24 fabulous artists participating in this hop sharing their favorite techniques.  If you find yourself at this blog first and want to start at the beginning please go to

I'm going to share with you how I make my dragonfly embellishments.  It is super easy.

This is what you need:  cottonballs, wire ribbon, fabric craft ribbon, scissors, glue, clips, and a ruler.
 First, stretch one cottonball out a little and place in the wire ribbon as the picture below shows.
Then, fold the wire ribbon over...

And then fold the sides in...

And then start twisting the wire ribbon to form the body of the dragonfly.  When you get to the length you want,  go ahead and cut, glue and clamp the end until the glue dries.

Now cut two pieces of your fabric craft ribbon.  For this dragonfly I cut each of my two ribbon pieces 8 inches in length.  Then tie each piece of ribbon around the cottonball body of the dragonfly to make your wings.
Trim the dragonfly wings...

After the glue dries, you are ready to further embellish your dragonfly or just use the dragonfly as is on your artsy projects.  Experiment with different ribbon from your stash.  Here are a few dragonflies I made:

And here is my project using dragonflies...
Supplies used as shown.  Also, canvas board and my dragonflies!
You're next stop on the blog hop is Karla at

Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Your comments are more than welcome and I will pick a winner from the comments next week and post the winner here on my blog so please check back.  I'll put together a small product prize package for the winner.  Thanks for visiting my blog, Chrys :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Getting Ready for The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop This Friday

Please come back on Friday for The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop.  Lots of fabulous ladies sharing their favorite art techniques.  So come back on the 29th!!!!  I need to get to work on my project!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Winner from Angela's Blog Hop

And the winner is...BearyNice2U!  Congrats! Email me your address to and I will send you the little mini book and some other goodies!!!
This hop was super fun!!!  Thanks for stopping by and "Hello" to all the new followers.  My plan is to post some more 2 page scrapbooking layouts soon.  That is what I love to do most.  Happy Crafting Ladies!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop Hosted by The Altered Page

I am super excited to be part of Angela's First Annual Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop!!!  Angela is so talented and inspires us to create and supports the art of crafting.  If you are here this morning I'm sure you have seen the awesome blog hop prize she is giving away:  A Tattered Angels Huge Gift Pack!  If you find yourself here and want to start at the beginning of the hop please go to

Here is the word that means Spring to me:  WARM!!!  Here in WI we definitely would like the warm weather to come back. 

Below is a quick picture of what I've been working on for this fabulous Easter/Spring Hop.  I used LOTS of paper.  It is mostly DCWV paper and the little yellow book is Heidi Grace. 
I made two of the little yellow books and I want to give one away.  If you are interested in winning please leave a comment and I will pick the winner in the coming week.  Here is a closer picture...
Now I want to introduce to you Itza Thoughts Designs!  Here is her link  Have fun as you continue Hopping!!!  Don't forget that Angela is going to have an all day crop on her Ustream Channel starting at 10am Central.  Here is the link to her channel:

Hippity Hoppity!  Thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sneak Peek of Blog Hop Projects...Shhhhhhhhh

Busy working on some paper projects for Angela's Blog Hop coming up at the end of this week.  (See the Blinkie to the right.)  I'm getting super excited!!!  Here are a couple of sneak peek pics....
Hmmm...Could there be two of these?  One for a giveaway?!
I'm also learning to use something other than "auto" on my camera.  Here's another peek...

Hmmm...paper, buttons, ribbon, brads...
 Depending on how much crafting I can do in the next couple of days I will try to show a couple more peeks before the actual Blog Hop.  Angela from The Altered Page is hosting the Hop.  Stay tuned!!!  :)