It’s Sunday, March 28, 2010 and tonight at midnight our first ever Beadie Buddy Blog Hop will officially come to an end and our grand prize will be awarded. I must admit that the whole event really took me by surprise. Oh, I knew that the hop was happening but what I didn’t know was what to expect or how it would feel or what response we would get. That has been the surprising part of it for me.
I was awed by the amazing projects shared by each designer that participated. I am energized by the excitement generated around this weekend event. I was touched by the words that each blogger wrote and touched again by the comments left by the hoppers. And I was totally inspired by the shared creativity and thrilled to see so many people connecting over the weekend.
If you’ve been around the hop circle once, don’t forget to hop again to Stamper’s Quest, where Bea Rosenleaf has posted a second dose of NEW projects for our event with a wonderful surprise ending!
Even though this official hop is ending, the true beauty of it all is that the kindness and friendships we share will endure. We have living proof of it on our Pennywise Arts Yahoo Community and we welcome you to join us!
The other thing that endures are the posts and projects that were created for this hop. They will live on in blogland for as long as the blogs exist which means if you saw something this weekend that you really liked or would like to see again, just make note of the blog and revisit it any time! (or come back here to the blog roll and find it that way). And if you met a blogger this weekend that really inspired you, fan them, follow them and bookmark them to return for more! I know I did - and I will!
If you are just getting started on the hop, you can catch the whole lineup in the post below this one. There is definitely still time to take it all in and win a prize!
Be sure to visit the Pennywise Arts blog often, because we feature all of our newest design team projects here and try to update several times a week to keep your creative juices flowing!
Our Pennywise Arts featured designer coming up in the month of April is Evelyn Spikes. Evelyn is a very talented artist and dear friend. I know you will enjoy the projects she has created to share with you here next month!
This is one of my favorite cards, made by Evelyn:
The technique used for this card element is simple. A piece of clear acetate is stamped in black Staz On with the flourish design and a piece of O’So Sticky Tape is adhered on the back of the acetate. Expose the adhesive on the back and sprinkle micro beads around the edges (here Evelyn used purple opaque) and then fill in the rest of the exposed tape with opal flakes (we call it Fru Fru) and clear micro beads for a very dramatic effect. The piece is then layered onto colored cardstock to complete the design.
Click on photo for a larger view. The acetate, beads and flakes are very reflective and difficult to photograph!
Stamp Credits: Stampers Anonymous
Thanks for joining us this weekend! I hope you had as much fun taking it all in as I did!
P.S. As soon as we can verify the winner of the $50 Pennywise Arts gift certificate, we will make the announcement here!
Hum,….. The original post for the blog hop that I put up on Friday has evaporated! It looks like this one over wrote it some how. Ooops! I’m not an expert at these things yet, sorry!
Here is the blog roll again – in case you still need it!