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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crafty Secrets Challenge #106

I am fortunate enough to once again be hosting the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on the SCS Forum.  This week I thought it would be fun to challenge the ladies to create "Anything But A Card".  With CHA being behind us ... there are so many wonderful new products being offered at Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage.  If you love vintage or shabby chic ... you will want to pop right on over and check out their SITE & BLOG.

I recently visited a new crafting store in Medina, Ohio called Bee Scrappy and was thrilled to see she carried some of my favorites including Crafty Secrets.  I purchased several things including the Vintage Valentine Cotton Scraps from which I created the wall hanging.  This my first time attempting something like this and I'm happy with how it turned out.  What do you think???

 Here is a close-up of one of the squares to give you a better look. 

Using the Nestabilities Scallop Squares dies, I cut the background squares from Garden Green cardstock.  After cutting the "LOVE" banner into squares, I adhered them to Blue Bayou paper and added Stickles around the edge.  Each scallop square was attached to the other using a small gold brad and a gold Pilot marker was used to accent the other scallops.  Gold ribbon & gold tassel from JoAnn's were used for the top & bottom accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!  And if you left me a comment ... double thank you!!!  They're calling for MORE snow today & tomorrow ... boy I hope they're wrong!!  Have a great day!!

7 comments:

  1. Darlene,
    This is such a neat home decor project..the green background really makes the cotton scraps stand out! Thanks for a fun challenge over at SCS!

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  2. Oh wow! I LOVE this! What a clever idea and these are such sweet images. I have to try a wall hanging like this. Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, Angela

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  3. WOWZER!! You've been such a busy girl!! I love your project Dar!! Amazing details sweetie!! HUGS

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  4. Two things I know for sure - this is AMAZING!! I love the color choice, it has a very spring feel to it with the green backing. Wonderful job and yay for a new store find in your area!
    Second - we are getting more snow. Sorry my friend. :( It was supposed to be 5-10 but now they're saying 12-18 in our area. Stay warm!

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  5. Hope your snow stays manageable! Love your hanging, the cotton scraps look fantastic and the green sets them off beautifully - lovely job!

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  6. WOW...Darlene this is just amazing....love the colors and the sweet vintage images fit this just perfectly! The idea of a Valentine's hanger is just fabulous....love it!
    TFS
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

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Darlene