Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prima - Julie Nutting Doll Hop (Week 1)

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?  Ready for some fun??

With there being four Tuesday's in August, we decided to use the SEASONS as our weekly theme on our Prima doll projects.  So, for our 1st week we are thinking SPRING!

I decided to turn a Michael's $1 wooden photo frame into a pretty floral wall/table frame suitable for a photo or sentiment of your choice. 

I am thrilled to say I am your first stop on this fun filled hop and you are truly going to be inspired with each and every stop you make along the way!  These ladies are so creative!

DARLENE (Dar's Crafty Creations) YOU ARE HERE!
MARY   (Primitive Seasons) 
LISA   (A Mermaids Crafts)
DIANE   (Nellies Nest) 
MINDY   (Mulberry Mindy)
JOYCE  (Scrap For Joy)

This adorable Prima 'Ruffle' doll is all dressed up in her spring dress ready to go for a walk in the sunshine, smell the roses and watch the butterflies.

This beautiful flower cluster were originally all ivory toned but I thought I'd pick up some of the colors in her dress by using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them ... worked perfectly!!

The fabric sentiment panel reads:
"Do not go where the path may lead; 
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"  
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope you like my FIRST project for our Prima Doll Hop and are inspired.  You next stop is MARY ... wait until you see what she has created for you!

A few additional challenges:
Card Mania #26 - Summer Blooms
 Crafty Boots Challenge - Die Cuts
Fashionista Challenge  - Wings
 Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Paper Piecing
613 Avenue Challenge - Anything Goes (Twist-Use a Sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Wonderful Wings
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Prima Doll Stamp
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes 'Girlie' (vagabond)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .
Papers:  Paper Pizazz dp, Raspberry cs, White cs, SU Sage Shadow, SU Old Olive, SU Pacific Point, Michael's 40 pt chipboard
Accessories:  Michael's $1 wooden photo frame, Creative Memories corner rounder, Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly dies, Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish die, Martha Stewart 'branch' punch, Michael's Celebrate It Paper Flowers, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Glittered Heart (in my stash not sure where purchased), Mod Podge, Webster's Pages Fabric Fancies sentiment


  1. Hi Dar! I love how you've turned something basic into something beautiful! The quote is a favorite and your embellishments have made this extra special! This little girl is the first stamp I bought and I've had lots of fun with her.
    What a fun hop! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

  2. So bright and colorful and representative of Spring. You have transformed that $1 Michaels frame into a treasure. I will be posting your blog hop on my blog and also letting my swap mates in a Splitcoaststampers Prima doll swap know about it too. http://paulettesapaper-artzy.blogspot.com/

  3. Darlene she is so adorable. I am addictive to these dolls. I so happy to see a blog on these stamps. I love looking at what everyone else has done. Cant wait to see next week. I will be making one like yours.

  4. Darlene she is adorable. I just love these stamps. I cant stop looking at what everyone has done with them. I am going to try to make one like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. oh Darlene, this is truly wonderful! I think these stamps are so fabulous, so I've been excited about this hop ever since I saw your first post about it....

    the flowers and other embellies are perfect for this stamp and beautiful quote. thank you for sharing. :)

  6. Darlene, I just love these stamps, Cant wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing

  7. Loving this blog hop and your creation is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing :) I'm looking forward to the rest of the month!
    Michelle Clarke in Port Macquarie Australia mcbusiness@bigpond.com

  8. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! She looks so beautiful!! Her hair is fabulous (I wish I could color better...I end up paper piecing all of mine :) I love the design of the frame and the amazing quote!! All of the details are perfect!! This is just stunning!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Great job Dar! Glad we're hopping together. Appreciate all your help and work on this project!


  10. Oi Darlene!!!

    Parabéns pela maravilhosa criação!!! Amo esses selos. Obrigada por compartilhar conosco essa belíssima ideia. Já visitei o blog da Mary e deixei um comentário.



  11. Thank you for playing with paper dolls. I love your Spring frame and the beautiful flowers you created to accentuate her lovely dress. With butterflies every thing is wonderful. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  12. Now I am a follower. Thank you for sharing your creative style. Happy Creative Hearts...

  13. This is wonderful - fabulous colours and love the finished creation. New follower too :-)


  14. Beautiful! Very clever frame design. The doll looks very springy!

  15. GORGEOUS!!!Love your creation!!!

  16. Your picture frame was a great idea. I especially love that you used the same paper for the dress. It is beautiful!

  17. Wow, that frame is beautiful, great job and thanks for sharing.


  18. This brings me back 60 years ago when I played with the real paper dolls, the matching dress is so cute. Love it and I can't believe I wasn't a follower before this, now I am.

  19. Dar, Great job transforming that frame! Love the Prima Dolls! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!

  20. Fabulous card and colors Darlene. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  21. Your wooden frame turned out just GORGEOUS!! The details are so beautiful! The Prima Paper Dolls are so fun and can really see a lot of possibilities! TFS!

    Sherrie K

  22. So pretty with the fun Primas, love the your details to go with her ;)

  23. Oh, what a lovely creation. Great design and fab colours, Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  24. Your Spring creation is so cool. Thanks for sharing it. I love the way the background and part of dress match.

    I am a follower of you site.

    Debbie P

  25. Neat stamp set and she looks perfect amongst the flourish and butterflies. Thank you for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and best of luck.

  26. I love your doll! wonderful upcycle project! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin! Janet-Dt

  27. Fabulous project! Loving these stamps!

  28. Dar, I LOVE the doll and frame! Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Vickie Y

  29. Adorable! I love the colors and papers you used!Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  30. Im a new follower:) Would love if you stopped by my blog and followed me too:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  31. Oh my goodness, Dar! This is just fabulous! It looks like a million bucks...and that little paper doll is precious. I have resisted the urge to purchase these stamps...but my resolve has suddenly weakened! LOL

  32. I love your frame, Dar. The colors in your project are so bright and cheery, and how you colored your flowers with Spectrum Noir pens is amazing. I am still recouperating from my Jury Duty on Tuesday, so I am running a little late visiting everyones blog, but I am so happy to be participating with you.
    Have a happy week!


  33. Oh my, this is a beautiful work of art! What amazing creativity to turn the wooden frame into a masterpiece! The details and elements are awe worthy - from the lovely paper, the beautiful doll, and the flowers - oh my! Absolutely stunning new frame!

  34. Darlene, such a darling little make-over for your picture frame! Wonderful project and gift! Thank you for joining us at Fashionista this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty projects to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  35. OMGosh what a cute idea! I am going to have to remember this one, too cute. I just picked up a few of these myself, so seeing what you all do with them is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  36. This is sooo cute, Darlene! Such pretty color combos you used too. Love the idea of adding the girl to the $1 picture frame. Clever! Thanks for sharing.
    d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

  37. Wow, your frame has been transformed completely. A stunning design. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

  38. What an adorable card, thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week
    Hugs Sheila x

  39. So unique and lovely. Fantastic project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create. Regards and "Hugs" Renata (DT)

  40. Wonderful project! I have all 11 dolls and the wings. I have been looking for different ways to use them and will certainly add your project to the list. Thank for the fabulous inspiration! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  41. Cool frame! Thank you so much for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  42. The Prima doll looks great on the wooden frame. Very pretty details and beautiful job with this project. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  43. Lovely paper piecing and the flower arrangement is gorgeous x

  44. Lovely frame!!! I adore how beautiful you paper pieced this and those flowers are gorgeous!!!!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥
    Joann6274 at gmail dot com

  45. Gorgeous love those prima dolls!

  46. A Beautiful, beautiful creation, and to think you started with a $1 frame, very inspiring for sure!! Gorgeous flowers you added, too and such pretty colors!! I can hardly wait to see your next Prima doll hop creation!! Thank you for all the help on my blog, too while I was gone!!

  47. Love your frame, great work on the doll!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Cuttin and Stampin Challenges!
    ♥ Pam, C&S DT

  48. Blog hops are always fun. I am a new follower. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com

  49. Blog hops are always fun. I am a new follower. ajscreativeenergy@yahoo.com - just in case you might need to contact me :)

  50. This is a lovely project. I am a new follower and have posted a pic/info on my left side bar here

  51. Very cute image,beautifully colored and love the paper piecing! Love your choice of papers, die cuts and the overall design of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  52. Here I am catching up with week one and I love your Prima doll project one. You did a fantastic job with her outfit and I love the quote that you chose to use with her! So darling. Thank you for sharing with us! Christine jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

  53. such a beacutiful project!! I love the paper you used.

  54. be-U-ti-ful!!!! thanks for joining us this week at Cuttin and Stampin!
    Doris :)

  55. Hope I can drop by late...just back from being out of town. Love your altered Frame and your fun fun Spring project! So far, I do not have any of these images..... Love the paper piecing you did and the fun DP too.

  56. Great project! I love the little Prima lady, she looks awesome in her floral frock; they're gorgeous images I can see why you love them, Donna

  57. What a beautiful creation! The prima doll fits the frame perfectly and is balanced so nicely with the gorgeous flowers and butterflies. GREAT JOB!

  58. Your doll is so sweet, can't wait to play!
    Carol b


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