Friday, September 18, 2009

Rusty Pickle BLOG HOP... and PRIZE ALERT!


Welcome to my little internet home... I've spruced up the place for you, set out some snacks, and put fresh flowers in the bathrooms.  Pull up a chair and make yourself comfy and hang out for awhile! 



I have two projects to share with you today... and, oddly enough, they are both gifts!  The first project is for my son's girlfriend, Nicola.  She will be leaving to move into her dorm at UCRiverside this weekend and I wanted to give her a personal gift to help her deal with homesickness.  This word art project was very simple and a lot of fun.  I purchased the letters at Michaels, painted the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Paint (I LOVE THIS STUFF!) and covered the letters with one of my new favorite lines, Rusty Pickle's "Panama Jack!"  The letters are connected with a 3' piece of electrical wire (yes, my husband is an electrician)... Jeff twisted the ends of the wire to give it a nice finished look.  I have Pop Dots at all the connections between the letters and the wire to help keep the letters from sliding around on the wire.  Then, time to decorate!  Have fun and add whatever YOU like... buttons, flowers, bling, or ALL OF IT!  Note about the pictures, I backed them with plain chipboard to help give them a stronger foundation.  Oh, and those DARLING clips are from Office Depot!  Patterned paper, buttons, trim, circle alpha brads, circle walnut tag... all RUSTY PICKLE!



Nicola has been in Palm Springs with her family all week, so she hasn't seen her "dorm-warming" gift yet... I sure hope she likes it!


This second project is a layout I created for our vet!  The newest member of our family is Puppy Abby and in her first 4 months of life, we have gotten to know our vet very well!  Abby is our first family pet and I had NO idea who to take her to see.  I went to check out the Mohnacky Animal Hospital and see if I liked the place and the staff.  As I went to the front desk to check in, I noticed a scrapbook... full of layouts created by the staff of their patients and thank you letters from their clients.  I just KNEW I was in the right place!  They asked me to create a layout for their album... so here it is...   The paper is my FAVORITE from Rusty Pickle's "Pop Star" line... I use this paper all the time!  The "Too Cute" coupon, walnut circle tag and buttons are also Rusty Pickle.

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!  But before you stand up and stretch your legs, I have a challenge for you!!!  WARNING... PRIZE ALERT... PRIZE ALERT...

...at the end of the Blog Hop, Sunday, September 20th, I will be randomly drawing a winner... from WHERE will I be drawing this winner of this AWESOME RUSTY PICKLE PRIZE...?  Sign up to be one of my "Followers..." the link is located on the right of my blog.  Once you sign up, make a comment here on this post and you will be entered into the drawing.  If you are already one of my Followers... (I LOVE you guys!), just put a comment on the post and you are all set!  Come back later and check out pictures of the yummy prize package... and leave more comments... it is a party all weekend... I'll keep your chair ready for you and the drinks chilled! :-)

Now, off to the next stop on the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop!  Check out my buddy, Pamela Young's blog... her "World of Scrap" is going to knock your socks off!!!

86 comments:

Pamela said...

These are AWESOME Tracey! I especially love that word art...amazing! :)

Beckie Dreyer said...

She will love it as it is fabby! Great layout too! I can just see it in his practise!

Colleen said...

I love that your vet has a scrapbook. How cool is that.

Eryn said...

Thanks for the refreshments...they were needed after all this hopping LOL!!!

Love your word art...I hope she enjoys it!!!

Love your vet has a scrapbook...that is awesome!

Liz said...

Great project

Sharon said...

I am sure your son's girlfriend will love the wall hanging - it is beautiful.So much work!

Carolyn Lontin said...

okay first of all I LOVE "500 miles" and havent heard it in FOR-EVER!! Your altered letters ROCK!

Eva said...

Tracey, these are awesome!!! Love the word art project!!! So much detail went into that!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

she is going to LOVE it!!!! great job... and i'm glad to be your follower!!

Vicki said...

Those letters are AWESOME!! I seriously wish I thought I could make some and have them turn out that well!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Holy cow! That wall art totally rocks! What a fantastic gift!

Ahauna said...

I've done word art before but yours puts mine to shame!! I'm sure she's going to love it!

Julie said...

Great work! I love the idea of a dorm-warming gift. Very sweet of you!

I am now a follower of your blog:) Thanks!

Julie Ann

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Cute projects! And I've become a follower too.

Amber said...

I'm jealous of that awesome dorm-warming present...all I got was a fern! :)

PS: I love how you clipped those pictures on there too, & the wire adds a special touch

Charlene said...

These are two of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen and what great gifts. I would love to win the goodies.

LG said...

Oh my your project is very creative. I love that idea and those RP pps are perfect

Laurajean said...

Woohoo Tracey...these projects are both just gorgeous!!! Okay, I will take a couple, yes couple of margaritas and sit and chat with ya...Love ya girl, already a follower of yours ;)

magicwanda said...

wow great gifts....
nice blog
Wanda

nandmmom said...

The word art is sooo cool. What a neat dorm warming gift!

the vet LO is soo cute, love the black and white!

IrisGoddess said...

Cool gifts! Those letters are fabulous!

Heather McDaniel said...

I looooove making words like that. I do them as baby shower gifts for my friends. I also have my last name hanging in my living room. I am currently working on the word create to hang in my craft room!

Kristi B. said...

These are some GREAT projects. Nicola is going to LOVE her gift! Thanks for sharing them. :)

laterg8r said...

love your word project, love your style, now following you :D

Sharla said...

The word art project is absolutely awesome, she will LOVE it!!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Oh TRacey i just love your dorm warming gift, just beautiful. Well done

ellen s. said...

this is awesome!

Southernbelle said...

Wow! Fabulous work!!!

Erin Gudge said...

Great job! I love the mix of colors and the word gift!

LisaNRoxy said...

Oh those letters are too cool! Love it!

Karen said...

Amazing work! Lovely layout!

NANCY DARE said...

great projects!...I'm sure they'll both love them!

Shannon said...

AWESOME projects!! I am officially a faithful follower!!

Noeleen said...

wonderful worktracey. i love the word art. if i were you i'd have a hard time giving it away;)

Chris said...

Love the word art! And that is sooo cool your vet has a scrapbook!

Oh and I'm a follower.

rachaelwood said...

I wish my name was nicola! That is the coolest gift ever!

Atticelf said...

What a thoughtful gift for Nicola. I've never heard of a vet having a scrapbook - that's my kind of vet!

DebW said...

Fabulous projects!!

Jules said...

Wow WOW WOW I love the Word art it is FANTASTIC LOVE IT!!!Love the colours and all the photo's very creative.
BTW Thanks for sprucing the place up it looks beautiful.I have enjoyed my stay.LOL

Jill said...

OMG! I absolutely love the wall art!

Stacy said...

Great projects....Congrats on the newest addition to the family!! Have fun with your puppy!!

AScrappersDelight said...

What a fabulous gift for a young lady! She will feel loved everytime she looks at it! Following your blog! So many great things to see!

AlTeRiN fOoL said...

looove the word art and i am sure she will too. I love ur vet and i dont even know him! Ohhhh and ummm I am following!

aka scrappinhero

Haley said...

I'm a follower! Loves those letters! They rock!

salme said...

Love your awesone projects! Just became a follower!

Katrina said...

The word art ROCKS...I need to do something like that!! And the vet layout...well, I am MAJOR dog person, so that has to be my fav!!!! oh...I signed up to be a follower too!

Beth Warren said...

Great job, loved those altered letters.

Tiffany said...

What a great "dorm-warming" gift...LOVE it!!!!

Sandy said...

Wow what an amazing artist you are...I love both projects but the gift for your son's girlfriend is fab....thanx for sharing your talent!

Denim Rose said...

Cool! I signed up to follow, your projects are wonderful and SO inspirational. Can't wait to stop back!

Kathie said...

Wow...Tracey, amazing work, love your creativity!

TP Creations said...

Love the word art, I am sure she will love it too.

Theresa said...

I'm loving that word art. Awesome. and that scrapbook page for the vet is great. what a fun idea.

LotsToScrap said...

That is the most amazingly sweet dorm gift! I love it sooooo much. Incredible~

~ Amy W ~ said...

Nicola is so lucky! What a gift :)

Cheryl H said...

I love the gift art ideas.

silvia said...

WOW!!! What a GREAT dorn-warming gift!!! Congrats on the new pup and what a cool frame for your vet!!

Dana said...

I love the Letter Wall Art-I can't wait to make one of my own!!

Heidi E. said...

WOW!!!! This is fantastic.. This turned out Fab....

Kate said...

Ooh I'm sure those gifts will go down a treat!!
ANd I love you little pup!

Paper Dolls said...

The layout is wonderful and you are so sweet to make things for others.

Pam said...

I totally love both of your projects. Nicola will enjoy having her dorm warming gift. And, the vet LO is fabulous!

TheresaE said...

Oh I ADORE the word art!! I am so inspired!! I will have to work on something like that for my new nephew.

STAMPMOM9 said...

Okay Tracey you are killing me!! lol!! THIS IS OUTSTANDING!!! OMGoodness Nicola (beautiful name) will love this!! The lo is incredible too....Oh my when we all get to the retreat.....there will be soooooo much talent there....we will melt the snow!!! lol!! GORGEOUS!!!! You blew me away!! Hugs, Dawn :)

scrapbookmom79 said...

those are fantabulous!!! what a great dorm warming gift. I'm now a follower of your awesome blog

Robin said...

Your Word Art POPS! I love the close up photos you posted to show the detail... AWESOME JOB! Can't wait to see more... you ladies have all done a fab-tastic job inspiring me today.

jjindp said...

The letter are too cool and I love the way you incorporated photo's also. Trying to help my daughter with her dorm room. Thanks for the idea.

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic creations Tracey.

Ali x

Robyn W said...

thanks for your part in the blog hop

Chris said...

Fabulous work Tracey and it's a delight to find your blog via the RP blog hop. I'm sure Nicola will adore the wonderful word art you created for her and your layout is superb too. Chris :)

Bec said...

I love it. That is the nicest present and I am sure that she will love it. Great layout too.

weewiccababe said...

what a fabulous dorm-warming gift, I bet Nicola loves it.
and the vets scrapbook is a great idea - I just got my new puppy yesterday, I already have cats but I've never had a dog before
Debbi
xx

scrappinlil said...

These are fantastic...I justlove your creations....and thanks for the opportunity to win..I am now a follower of your blog...TFS

Sandi said...

Wonderful projects. Having fun with this hop!

ANGIE said...

I think your blog is great maybe to make your blog better put pics or something on the left side of the blog so it is not black.

Charisma3103 said...

Wowowowowowow I love those Letters and that layout is stunning. Well done I am truly speechless you are so awe inspiring... Those " Little " Cheerleaders are just to cute to...

barbie_love said...

Wow so cute
Barbie

Reel Girl said...

She is going to flip out over that word art you created - beautiful!

And how cool is your vet's office?!

Mou S said...

Lovely...so cute that page "not As Innocent"...lol :)

Cathleen said...

Wonderful projects Tracey! You have completely outdone yourself! So . . . did she love it???!!!

Simply Me said...

very cool blog you have some great ideas. What a great mom for making the word art for your sons girlfriend.

Simply Me said...

I love your blog great ideas, The word is great. What a great mom for making that for your Sons girlfriend.

TCrampton said...

I think (hope) I did the "followers" thing correctly. I absolutely love your scrapping style. These projects are beautiful. I think I feel some scraplifting coming on! Thanks for the inspiration

TCrampton said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

MY Creative Brightside said...

Loooove loove your inspiration thanks -im a follower now

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

SOOOOO much fun, girlie...so much fun!