Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prima - Julie Nutting Doll Hop (Week 2)

WOW!  Have you seen the Prima Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll stamps?  They are ADORABLE! 

A few of us are having so much fun with them that we’ve decided to put together a 4 Part HOP and the rules are very simple.  Each Tuesday throughout the month of August we will be sharing creations made with a variety of these fabulous stamps to inspire you.   

All you will need to do is HOP to each of our blogs each Tuesday in August and leave us a comment.  

 Be sure to include your email address because on August 30th we will EACH BE GIVING AWAY A PRIZE.  We will be sharing what our individual prize packages are on our blogs.  REMEMBER … you will need to comment EACH TUESDAY to qualify for the prize!  AND … if you share our hop info on your blog, your name will go in twice towards the prize.  WAIT THERE’S MORE!  If you become a follower/subscriber you get a THIRD CHANCE!!

So what do you say?   
Are you ready for WEEK 2 of our hop??

This week we girls are creating our Prima Doll Projects with SUMMER in mind and here's what I've come up with.

When I think of kicking off SUMMER, my thoughts go directly to the 4th of July!  So, with that in mind, I decided to create this 8x10 standing easel.  Believe me when I say I just started pulling out ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that was red, white & blue related ... then started picking & choosing what to put together.  What fun! 
DARLENE (Dar's Crafty Creations) YOU ARE HERE! 
MARY   (Primitive Seasons)  
LISA   (A Mermaids Crafts) 
DIANE   (Nellie's Nest) 
MINDY   (Mulberry Mindy) 
JOYCE  (Scrap For Joy)

Be sure to hop over to EACH of the girls blogs and leave some love!!
  REMEMBER:  By leaving a comment at EACH blog EACH week in August, YOU will qualify for the prizes being offered!
AND, it would be VERY HELPFUL if you  
  • add your email address
  • let us know you've become a follower
  • let us know you've shared this hop on your blog.
Those last two items will get your name put in the hat additional times so we don't want to miss anyone!
 You next stop is MARY ... wait until you see what she has created for you this week!

A few challenges:

DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - August Anything Goes
Sunday Funday - August Linky Party
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies / Punches
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Dies / Punches
Crafty Boots - Die cuts

I look forward to hearing what your thoughts are on this project.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Paper:  Chipboard, Paper Pizazz, old SU gingham dp, scraps from various other companies, navy blue cs, white cs, garden green cs
Accessories:  Creative Memories star punch, Heartfelt Creations HCD 736 Classic Leaf die, McGill #64503 Floral Petals punch, various stickers from my scrapbooking stash, Cheery Lynn Designs DL103 Italian Flourish doily die, gold Stickles, Prima Doll Tag, xPress It Foam Mounting Tape, JoAnn's holiday rik-rak, SU red gingham ribbon, Tim Holtz Alterations #657187 Small Easel die, Sizzix Susan Tierney Cockburn #658437 tool kit


Diane said...

Wonderful project Dar!!! I "heart" gingham anyway, so am sure you made this for "me"..no?? Ha...love her gingham dress and flower...

Primitive Seasons said...

Very patriotic Dar. Very! Love the red, white and blue....makes me think of the 4th!


Mulberry Mindy said...

WOW! USA, USA! What a great piece, Darlene. I am so thankful to be associated with such a fine group of artists, and this standing easel is so patriotic I can't wait to check it out in detail come first light. Thank you for your insight and inspiration.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this cute red, white and blue, fabulous dress and design!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Darlene!!!

Belíssimo trabalho com a prima doll!!! Parabéns!!! Amei!!!


ParkNSlide said...

4th of July and R,W & B are perfect choices for a summer theme. The rose is gorgeous.

Joanie said...

Your easel with it's tribute to the 4th of July is adorable. Your doll outfit is very cute. It was a bit difficult to find your doll with her checkered dress among all the other checkered and red areas.
Joanc@satx,rr,com Last week I signed up for your blog. I'm so glad that's part of this blog hop! It's leading me to lots of fun places.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice!!!

Stef H said...

these are just stunning! i'm really liking those images and may just have to treat myself. of course, you just make them "pop"ular!

hugs :)

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - this is fabulous!! Love love the colours! Perfect. Already following. Had to because it is such a great hop and looking forward to week 3 :-)


Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS....this is such a beautiful project! I absolutely love the design and the colors are awesome! The prima girls is adorable and so stylish! LOVE!!!
Fabulous job on this!!
Have a super day!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Scrap for Joy said...

This piece is stunning! I love the scale of the flag with the paper doll image and I, too, love gingham so I love her dress! This hop is so inspiring to me...you ladies top yourselves every week and I'm grateful to be included!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, you really pulled out all the stops on this one, Dar! It's gorgeous!!

~ Jo ~ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the papers and all the beautiful embellishments. Lovely!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I want her gingham dress!! The gingham flower is so creative and adorable!! And the patriotic background is just fabulous!! Every detail is perfect!! Love this!! Looking forward to your fall projects!! Happy Tuesday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Debbie K. said...

What a clever idea, Dar! Love her gingham dress too. So bright and cheerful looking. Thanks for sharing.

SiskiyouSue said...

This is darling! Love your paper piecing...
suekimmet @ gmail dot com

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, so unusual. Thanks for paying at PTW

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful. Such a fabulous image. I love the colours and gorgeous detailing
Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
Sue xx

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful project!!!Love her dress!!!

Alvina said...

Wow, that card is beautiful, thanks for sharing.


Kathy Salido said...

Another fabulous project!!

Createology said...

Red, White, and Blue...the Fourth of July and Summer! You have definitely captured the essence of my favorite season. Creative Happy Hearts...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the Patriotic feel to this great project- and how cool is that great flower!!! Love the dies you used as well!
I am a follower
Shared your hop link : )
Shellymc2 at Comcast.net

K8 said...

Stunning card, love everything on it!! Thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate (DT)

Debbie Peysen said...

When I first saw you card, I think my jaw dropped. It is so stunning. The details are so amazing. Thank you

Debbie P

Diane said...

Fantastic Darlene !! So bright and alot going on which I love !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

Good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Linda said...

So cute and summery! I'm enjoying this blog hop so much! I'm Linda at LSmithRN62@yahoo.com and I'm a follower and have added the hop to my blog: www.gracefilledmoments.blogspot.com

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous project, love the design and the gorgeous bright colours and your paper piecing looks outstanding.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Crafty Moni said...

Sounds like lots of fun, and your card is fabulous! Loved the way you showcased the cute doll in your card with all the red, white, and blue:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Crafty Moni said...

Im already a follower, yay:)!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L .

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a great big BANG this is, I can hear the fireworks clear over. Love the gal. Will be doing some this weekend and a 3 day retreat. Yeh>

Davi said...

Love the fun creation with those fabulous red checks, wonderful way to use her :)

Sharon Hudson said...

So cute I love the girls. I bought the stamps but wasn't quite sure what to do with them.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful creation. love the easel stand. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com .

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am a follower .

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I have share this hop on my blog here

Krafty Girl said...

Such a beautiful project love the image and great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

MA-MI said...

What a great project you made! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge. Hugs Maja, DT

Kara Curry said...

What a really pretty card .... I love the pattern in the beautiful grosgrain ribbon you have used that is really gorgeous ... very cute image too! Thank you for joining us over at discount ribbon CHALLENGE.

Judith Tetley said...

Oh she is sooooo nice! I've got the easel die too and have never used it. think I will drag it out!
Kind Regards
Judith from Australia

Indy said...

Love it, especially your patriotic theme!

Carol said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Laney said...

WOWZA!!! Darlene this is fabulous hun!Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

Beckie said...

Great project. Thanks for linking up at my Just Because Linky Party.

Be blessed, Beckie
Just B Creative Crazy

DIANA L. said...

Super job I just got this little doll I can't wait to try it, you are so inspiring I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great day my friend

Anonymous said...

The colors for this doll really pop, just gorgeous.
Carol b

MiamiKel said...

Oh hun, I was sure I commented on this absolutely FABULOUS post when I first saw it! I guess the comment didn't stick :) But that's okay - I get to see it again and oogle it some more! :) What a GORGEOUS touch you have with crafting, so creative! And the gingham!! My mom used to dress me in little hand sewn gingham dresses when I was little, one in every color with matching ric-rac! THis just made me smile :)

Blessings to you! Have a great weekend! :)