Thursday, October 15, 2009

FCD Blog Hop: Autumn Creations using Mesh!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet. Welcome to the second Blog Hop for the newly named Design Team. I am so excited about being here and hope you will enjoy hopping around and visiting all the sites, make sure you leave a comment at each of your hops because there will be a Prize awarded to one lucky hopper! For this Blog Hop our inspiration was to make something with the theme  Autumn Creation using MESH.  Since my set for this month is Tumbling Scarecrow you would think this would soooo easy. The autumn part yes…….the mesh part…not so easy for me! I will freely admit, I am mesh challenged! What do you do when you are challenged to make something but you are challenged at or with the materials?? I go to Splitcoast Stampers for ideas!!! I didn’t find an idea that had mesh incorporated into the design but I found a project that a mesh challenged person could use mesh with. So here is my take on the Pillow Box Bucket! You will notice  you are supposed to use  Sizzix pillow box die cut for the sections which I didn’t have but I did have Spellbinders Curved Rectangles which I substituted.  After following all the other instructions carefully I think it worked just fine….

 
From the top you can see the candy inside and I used mesh!


Did I cheat? No, I used mesh it just isn’t attached! Besides I think the mesh adds a lot to the overall effect of the bucket! My little horsey buddy will love getting this for Halloween!
However, I just couldn’t leave well enough alone, no I had this notion running around in my head about making a “journal”. You know one of those where we take a regular composition book and then decorate it, I guess technically it would be called an altered composition book….whatever! This stamp set is just so adorable I started working on an “altered” composition book and you know what? I love the way this turned out, it even has mesh incorporated into the design!! Do you see it? It’s the spider web, use your imagination!! LOL Take a look!


These are pumpkins in a Pear Tree …grin….  Here are a couple more views of the book!



back cover



  inside front with custom bookplate




Inside the back cover….I used stickers to spell out “the end”. Fun, huh??

Ok, so off you go to visit  Melisa  to see the wonders she has designed for Autumn Creations with Mesh!! Then you will follow Melisa’s link to the next stop and so on until you wind up at Pamela’s!! Don’t forget to leave comments and your email address at each hop stop to be eligible for the Blog Candy!!!

Pamela has provided a coupon for 15% off during this blog hop, the coupon ends at the same time the hop ends....Monday 8:00 EST.  Code for the coupon is hopidays (magazines are not included)



check out Firecracker Designs by Pamela for a sneek peek of some Christmas goodies, oh man are they adorable!!!


Good Luck, have a great time and enjoy all the eye candy!!
I am so glad you stopped by!!


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29 comments:

Ursula said...

Donna, I lOVE your take on the Harvest mesh challenge!! Both of your projects are just super! The candy basket is perfect with the mesh liner and the scarecrow decor! And gosh, the journal is just darling!! Very creative using the mesh for the web. ;o)

Sue from Oregon said...

Another fun project...very creative use of the mesh! Love your book!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What wonderful projects Donna! I love the idea of the mesh inside of your candy container. Your journal is fabulous! TFS

Libby Hickson said...

Great stuff Donna!! I LOVE how the mesh looks in the bag! And your book is too cute!

Diane said...

Clever idea with the mesh....great journal, too!

Lisa Foster said...

What a clever idea! That mesh looks SO darn cute in your little bag! I LOVE it! Gorgeous journal! You are so creative!
Hugs,
Lisa

FireCracker082 said...

oh my! I love the bucket and the mesh is awesome in there...but your PUMPKIN TREE cracks me up!!! he he...what a fun idea...thanks Donna!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great idea to use the mesh inside a bag! Very cute! Love your Halloween scenes!

melisa said...

Awesome, fun project chick!

Erin... said...

This is so clever! Love it! CAn you email me? I have the winner's info for you and can't find your email to me in my inbox. Thanks Erin

Diane Jaquay said...

You did a FINE job with the mesh girlie! I LOVE the bag and the mesh looks FAB in it! Love your other projects too; great job!

Lee said...

Totally cool works of art! These are such awesome sets & you really did them justice! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana said...

I agree, the mesh looks great in the bag.......I also like the way you used it as a spider web. Great projects. Thanks for sharing your talent.

dj_enns@yahoo.com

christina d said...

I love the bag. It's so cute. But the book, WOW! I am so gonna copy this one!

pehtdn said...

I am new to your site, in fact did not know about you until I did the Blog Hop!
Love your ideas!
Pat Noble

Anonymous said...

Great project Donna! Love what you did with the mesh and that's an adorable scarecrow!

Rachelle

Stampin_melissa said...

CUTE! I love your interpretation for using mesh!

Darla said...

The book is very nice. Loving the bag though!! :)

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Aubrey said...

using the mesh for the basket worked out well....
I loved the journal....'fall, tumbling, and smiling'....a great way to describe both fall and scarecrows....
and I loved the Pumpkins in a Pear Tree.....I'm going to 'borrow' that idea....
Aubrey
gazdina@yahoo.ca

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic both projects!

TesaB said...

You totally ROCK the mesh challenge! Your project is wonderful, what a great idea, and how creative to use the mesh that way!!! And the altered journal is lovely too - the spider web! WOW!

Have a great Sunday!!!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Donna~~ your projects are adorable!! I would be mesh challenged and really have to think---great ideas!! Neat pumpkins in pear tree:-)
Blessings
Mary Lou

Mary Lou said...

Hi again~~ my email addy is on my blog profile but just in case here it is: dmschroeder57@yahoo.com
Mary Lou

kc_froglady said...

I love the mesh in the bag! Great filler and it looks wonderful with the tumbling scarecrow! I also like the journal. The bookplate is a great addition to that also! Fantastic - I sure don't think you are mesh challenged AT ALL!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Donna, this is just awesome!! I really love what you've done with the mesh!! That is fantastic project!! LOVE the shimmer and sparkle everywhere and the scarecrow is one of my all time fav FCD sets!! You really rocked this!! I'm glad that Pamela entered this into the Saturday Spotlight challenge for you!! I hope you will come back to play again!! HUGS

Dawn B. said...

What a cool way to use mesh. I would have never thought of that.. This must have taken forever.. I love the way you added add the shimmer and the scarecrow is perfect.. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW girl ... you have been busy and VERY creative!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I sure hope you join us again next week!

Jessica G. said...

Mesh is the perfect stuffing for this fun treat bag! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a cute bag!! I just love that little scarecrow!! Very creative!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight!