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Friday, August 19, 2011

MLS Trick or Trick Blog Hop...


Hi all and welcome to an amazing Blog Hop featuring the MLS Summer CHA release "Trick or Trick". You should be coming from wonderful, talented Ro. If you would like to start from the beginning you can start with the MLS Blog. Also if you get lost you can always come back here and follow the links below.

A little about my project. I was so inspired by the Itsy Bitsy Spider circle paper and thus began my banner. I used all of the MLS Trick or Treat collection along with some chipboard letter, black glitter and some tulle.

Here is a full picture of the banner

And a close up of each of the components.





The witches feet, we drawn free hand. Each of the circle papers are 11" diameter so it's a pretty big banner but perfect to be displayed over a mantle.

I have trick to share with you all, don't have the perfect color ribbon for that layout? Use your glimmer mist, distress stains to create any color you need, just start with white ribbon and the options are endless.

Please share a "trick" regarding scrapbooking in the comment section and you may win a "treat". I will post the winner on Monday August 22.

And my secret letter for you is "E". Write it down and go back to the MLS Facebook wall and post the secret phrase after going thru everyone's post gathering ideas and each of the secret letters. Your next stop on the blog hop is with the amazing creative Kristine.

Here is the list for the blog hop stops:
Pearl
Shemaine
Zoe
Mandy
Pattie
Linda
Keely
Beckie
Ilene
Becky
Ro
Rocio <--You are Here
Kristine
Erin

Enjoy your blog hopping day!

79 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

what a great idea!!!

Brittney said...

This is so much fun. I love those legs - super cute!

Vicki said...

Love the banner. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

A scrapbooking trick I learned is to keep like colored or themed items together in craft envelopes.


Vicki
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TanishaRenee said...

Super cute idea! Love the witches feet!

Cassie said...

Eeek!! So cute! I love the leg accents! Fantastic banner! =)

Nicole Brenna said...

That is so stinkin cute... I think I got lift that idea and make a banner with witch feet!

jengd said...

SO cute! You did a fab job with those witches' feet!

Angela said...

Such a fun banner! Love the witch legs! Great idea!

Rebecca said...

Love the banner! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize!

Susan said...

Great banner!

Angie Blom said...

LOVE love love this banner.. totally cool!!

Mark said...

Your banner is adorable...love the witches feet!!

Leah Crowe said...

holy witchy feet goodness.. but i adore this banner!!! I want to make one right now.. thanks for the burst of inspiration!!!

A tip: Use your d-stressing tool of your choice, distress a chipboard or sticker, then color in with a sharpie marker another complimentary color of your liking to create one of a kind letters for your projects.

Gail said...

Great banner!
The witches legs are soo cute!

My trick for you is to add glitter or color your brads etc. if they're not the color you want!

Andrea said...

Very cute banners! Love it!

Tini A. said...

Hi Rocio... your banner looks soo nice! Love the idea with the witch leggs... great idea!

Carole Lassak said...

Great banner. Thanks for sharing. My tip: look in the strangest places for ephemera to add that little zip to your art pieces.

Shannon said...

Adorable!

Tip: brads, and other metal embellies, can be coloured but pressing into your VersaMark (or other embossing ink) pad and then into embossing powder. Heat set and let cool.

Tip #2: Use pliers to hold the embellie so you don't burn your fingers. They get very hot!

Lavinialusenkofta said...

Cool banner!! A tip is to create a frame on your photos without using paper: use a dark distress colour and a sponge to drag along the edges of your photo. This will create an illusion of depth!

Lillian Child said...

A trick about scrapbooking ... hhmm ... put together page elements for 2 or 3 different layouts that you can put together at a mania or crop night -- that way you aren't having to carry so much and have all the elements for that page ready to go. And what a sweet sweet banner creation!

Linh C. said...

Sweet banner!

Love all the tips that people are leaving in their comments.

My tip is: re-use the magnets you get in the mail by covering it with great scrapbook papers then cutting it with scissors into a nice shape to make your own beautiful magnets!

Kelly said...

What a great banner! Love the witches legs!!
A tip I learned recently was when using a cutting machine and you have a small extras of CS just cut out small circles or such and they are easy to grab and add to other LO's and you don't have to do the work then!

Ann G's crafts said...

I've been wanting to make a BOO banner and this one with the witches legs and boots just makes me want to make one even more. Thanks for sharing.

anazelia said...

so so cute.

~*Erin*~ said...

This is so cute. I love the witch's feet!

Gisèle said...

I am soooooo in love with banners lately, I have made some on quite a few in my own work. Love yours with letters and images, tks for the inspiration:))

Paula said...

I am going to try glimmer misting some ribbon - hadn't thought of that! Love your banner!

smyiow said...

I love your little witchy legs! So cute!

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Adri Diegues said...

The banner is totally cool.
I just love the legs.

acreativechristian said...

How very creative! Those witches feet are so cute! Heres my trick: I have a dry erase board hanging over my creation space. When inspiration strikes I just sketch or jot it there. Its right in front of me so I'm sure to use it right away.
Tracy ~ be creative & be blessed

tluiz said...

Cute banner. A trick for cheap journaling spots is to use the small tablets from the $1 bins and the notebook punch to make your own spots to fit your page/space.

Carol said...

Adorable banner project! I love this cute collection!

My trick- use Copic markers to change the color of brads to perfectly match your project.

Carol B
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scrappergrl said...

Awesome banner Rocio!!

Angela said...

Love your banner!!

I trick I use is to title your pages with leftover mis-matching alphas, by titling your page and then inking around your letters. Remove your letters and the outline will remain!!

Stacie's Scrapbook Play said...
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Stacie's Scrapbook Play said...

I love the banner. My trick is to use perfect pearls and put a scallop edge at the bottom of your picture on a layout or card!

Nitasha said...

love this banner! One of my favorite scrapbooking tricks is to use the negatives of stickers or chipboard stickers as masks for misting! Makes me feel like I'm stretching my supplies and getting the most out of them!

Kristine Berc said...

What a fun banner, Rocio! Love the witch feet!

donald said...

Great, great GREAT idea!!! I had a good laugh when I saw your project - just too fun!!

Jeanne Kelly

Michelle said...

What a super cute banner!

michsmith1973 said...

Spookariffic banner for sure!!1

Mumsie said...

What a cute banner! So many ideas and ways to use the MLS Trick or Treat collection.

Ilene said...

How adorable is that!!! OMG....love the witch legs! LOL

*Alison* said...

Oh my heavens.. how cute is this.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those witches feet..
So inspiring..
Thanks so much for the chance to win..
HUGS
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Lucky Charms said...

Great idea with the banner!

I use a lot of my scraps leftover from scrapbooking to make cards or for my kids to craft with

Sue Sykes said...

Love the witchie-poo legs! TFS!
My scrapbooking tip is to use Staz-on to stamp on clear buttons to customize flower centres...

Cynthia B. said...

Fabulous banner! Wonderful job on the hand-drawn witch feet - so cute! My tip would be - once you finish a page/project...use the scraps for a card! You can get so many creative results from a few scraps...and you'll be able to keep your stash down (so that you can buy more new stuff! ;) )
Thanks for sharing this fun project!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the witches feet, so cute.

Viki said...

I might have to make this myself. Love it! Thank you for sharing.

Tammy L said...

This is awesome! What a great decoration for a party!
My favorite trick...buying white thickers and then inking them to match my project!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a cute project! Love the witch legs on the banner.

Ange said...

Fun banner! Love the witch feet!!

mommyof5kidz said...

Super cute banner!!! Loe that you hand cut the feet!

Marie said...

The banner is so much fun!!!

Jocelyn said...

SO adorable!!!! You did a Fabulous Job!!! TFS with us!!!

Michelle said...

Adorable banner! My best trick...sketch it all out in a notebook before you start and then you have a great book of sketches to go back to if you ever get stumped!

sharon g said...

My TRICK is to not go overboard. It's distracting. Thanks for the opp.

Beckie Dreyer said...

so cool and I LOVE the legs and shoes!

Soesty said...

Cute banner ! Great idea ! One "trick" I learned about scrapbooking is organizing most of my tools, scissors, pens, and you name it, in a clear hanging shoe organizer. I can scan it easily to find what I need fast ! It's got 24 pockets to fill with goodies !

Scrapycandy said...

I hide my journaling by making a slit in the layout and making a pocket in the back for the pull out journaling card. The card peeks out from the slit.

Michelle said...

boo-yah love the banner!!the legs are adorable love it!!

Carolina said...

Love that banner! My trick to share: if you sketches, you can use them for altered notebooks, too! Get your favourite one photo sketch, replace the photo with a sentiment card or die cut, and you are ready to start on your notebook! I promise it will look great!

Sophie said...

Love your Banner..a little trick s to use bottle caps to make your own deco on your project.

Karey said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Romy said...

Such a beautiful banner! Really really pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love your banner!

claudia abrão said...

Love your banner!!

Tarah DeMerchant said...

I really think those witches feet will get me out of Kansas, they are soooo cute:)

TIP: Do you have loads of stickers and rubons everywhere and want to organize them??

Put them in clear sleeves in a binder and be sure to mark the top so they don't spill out later. when you are scrappin at home or going to a crop just pull the binder down and voila....embellie at your finger tips!!

Shannon said...

I just love the witch feet!! So fun!

Paper Dolls said...

To make cute candy corn, cut 3 identical triangles out of orange paper, yellow paper and white paper. Then use a corner round to round of the corners, cut them into three's holding them all together and cutting them at the same time and then piece them back together to make three candy corn pieces that are alternate colors... Love your banner!!

Shawna said...

This is really great. Love it. TFS!

Jeana said...

Love this banner! You did a great job with those legs!

Tip: I keep a tiny(3 inches) plate on my desk to hold little embellishments in one place while I'm working on a project.

Emily said...

Ok, that is so cute! Can't believe you hand drew and cut the feet! Perfect!!

Kendra K said...

I also love coloring paper flowers with inks. I cam make just the edges look tinted.

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Great work..Love the witches legs..Krista

Margie said...

I like to hide my journaling in little envelopes on my layouts.

Angela said...

My trick is that if you dont have colored staples you can always use ink to stain them!

Janice W. said...

Great banner! Here is a tip. I often purchase fabric remnants that I really like, scan them and print them for patterned paper!

Barb said...

Always love everything you do but these witches boots are the bomb!!! Can't wait to try myself...

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