Friday, September 16, 2011

All About Fall BLOG HOP

All About Fall Hop

Welcome to the "All About Fall" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Pam, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All-About-Fall FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  Starting at the start is always SMART!! :)  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Designs on Cloud 9

For the hop today, I've created 2 projects.  For the first one I started with this plain candle that I got at the Dollar Tree:

I wrapped the candle with some brown cardstock that I had inked, glimmer misted and crumpled to make it look like leather and wrapped a silver ribbon around it.
Then I created a rosette
I wanted to give the rosette a bit of glitter and found using the Alene's tacky glue worked great.  I'm sure you can also use some plain white glue, but this is what I had on hand.
I just rolled the rosette in the glue ...
(Pictures are from a previous rosette I had made)
and then rolled it in some glitter.
Look at the sparkly tips.  It's beautiful
Then I created a tag and for the life of me I could not find
my "give thanks" stamp, so I hand wrote the sentiment.
(not very happy with that, but I wanted to get the candle done)
I added a leaf button to the center of the rosette
and here is the finished candle.
So now I loved making this rosette, so I decided to glam up a lovely home decor grouping that I have, but it was just so plain.  It needed something.
These mirrors were purchased at a local thrift store and I painted them with some 
gold paint and added the etching to read BE LIE VE.  
My neighbor lady (who seems to give me a lot of stuff)
gave me this lovely ironwork thingy.  I just love it, but it lacked
some umph and I needed a redo on it.  

Then I created a bunch of these lovely rosettes

Didn't they just turned out so nicely?
Now, I used my home made repositionable glue dots and attached them to the wood and the greenery.  When I no longer want this grouping I can just take the rosettes off and reuse them on a layout or card and I can redo my greens also.  I'm thinking maybe some glittery snowflakes for the Christmas Season...
Now doesn't this just look so much nicer?  I love how it turned out.
I am the last stop for the hop and I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  
My blog candy?  Well, I will make you one of these candles I made at the beginning of this post with a rosette.  Just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite season is...Please become a follower if you aren't already; like me on Facebook or follow me on twitter.  Sign up to receive my emails on the right sidebar.  Leave me a comment for each entry separately to gain more chances to win.  I will draw a winner for ALL of my monthly drawings on October 3rd, so that gives you plenty of time to leave comments and send your friends over to take a peak.
Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone -- I've included BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (September 15)

1. Lynda -
2. Amy -
3. Dana -
4. Jen R -
5. Anita -
6. Kari -
7. Lori -
8. Barbara -
9. Indira -
10. Kacee -
11. Bobbi Jo -
12. Rhonda -
13. Susan -
14. Lynne -
15. Rhonda -
16. Sandy -
17. Lisa -
18. Deb -
19. Dawn -
20. Lisa -
21. Suzanne -

DAY TWO (September 16)

1. Lynda --
2. Sylvia -
3. Nancy -
4. Jen-
5. Dana--
7. Vicki -
8. Kathy -
9. Deborah -
10. Lisa -
11. Mindy -
12. Janet -
13. Carol -
14. Pam -
15. Brenda


  1. Awesome projects! I love the glitter on the pretty rosettes you made :)Amy

  2. Love the candle, hanging and LOVE the rosettes! I follow and Like on FB and subscribe already! TFS callyAnn

  3. Simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  4. wow thank you for the ideas!! i would never have come up with those on my one! thank goodness for blogs to see everyone elses creative ideas!

    Have a scrap- happy day,
    Lisa G

  5. Awesome Project

  6. WOWZERS, Chicka!! You've been busy decorating!! :) I just LOVE your ironwork thingy makeover!! It's simply FABULOUS!! And the candle... The leather look and the rosette and EVERYTHING!! SUPERB, MAGNIFICENT, FANTASTIC!! :) You rocked it, girlfriend!! :)

    My favorite season is actually SUMMER (because I LOVE the HEAT), but Fall is a very close second because I love the leaves changing (and we have beautiful rolling hills filled with gorgeous fall foliage around here!!)...

    Thanks for sharing your talent in the HOP!! :)

    Amy :) at

  7. these ones are very pretty and I like your decoration.

    hugs, Marina.

  8. Love the mirrors...what a great idea!!

    kissmyjen at

  9. O.k. you got me on the GLITTER. LOVE the flower tips! Scanning down the pictures to the end result was fun! TFS. Hope you can stop by & visit my blog as well. I created a page for fall since you guys have all inspired me to Fall in love with Fall (hard for me in South Florida where it is 92 degrees & green Palm Trees!)

  10. Summer is my fav.I love your beautiful candle.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  11. Brenda, love the projects!!! You always have such wonderful and clever ideas!!!

    Hugs, my friend!

  12. I am a follower of your blog. I love your home decor projects, especially the iron & wood one. The leaves and rosettes really brought it to life. Yes I an see snowflakes for winter. Have fun and Thanks for sharing! Edwina Brown

  13. I am a fan on face book. I left a message there. thank you. Edwina Brown

  14. I subscribed to your e-mails. Spring and Fall are my favorie seasons. One is giving birth to wonderful colors and the other is going out with beauty. How can I chose between them? Edwina Brown

  15. Both projects are fantastic! I love the rosettes with the glitter. Great idea. :)


  16. I am already a follower and my favorite season is Fall. Love those autumn colors. :)


  17. What an AWESOME project!!! I love all of your Rosettes!!!! The wall display you created is beautiful!!!!!

  18. Your candle really does look like leather..Great technique! The flowers are my faves tho..All those colors and textures..great job!

  19. OMG Brenda, such great ideas. I just love everything you make! I'm so glad that we are friends! Love ya! Boy did you rock this out of the water. LOL

  20. wow!what a neat idea! thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! :-)

  21. Wow, great home decor ideas. Pretty rosettes. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  22. Both projects are beautiful and actually compliment each other. I love making Rosettes too.
    Jearise in at

  23. Girl, you are sooo talented! It just goes to show you don't need to spend a lot of money to make a warm and inviting home! Love it!

  24. Love your wall decoration those rosetts are beautiful ?home madr repositional glue dots ? do tell
    My fav season is FALL
    Big Blog hugs! *Janet*

  25. I love your ideas. So creative. such talent. amazing.

  26. Holy Amazing!! That looks totally awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Wow! These are phenomenal. I wish I had this home decor talent! So glad to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  28. What a great idea, I love it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I became a new follower and liked your facebook page. I've enjoyed being on the hop with you.

  29. Great Home Deco ideas! Beautiful rosettes and love the glitter look:) TFS!
    Sherrie K

  30. great projects. love the rosettes. tfs.

  31. wow, very nice home decor project.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  32. Great fall candle and love how you added all the rosettes to your ironwork decor. I am a follower and my favorite season is fall.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  33. Wow! You did an awesome job! I really love that candle. So pretty. Hmmm. I think my favorite season is fall, but sometimes it's spring or summer. LOL Even winter is beautiful! Boy, I'm decisive, aren't I? LOL TFS and for the chance to win.

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  34. I am a GFC follower.
    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  35. I subscribe to your emails. :0)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  36. I follow you on FB as Amy Courchaine.

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
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  37. I follow you on twitter as @amyjrockstar. :0)

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    XO ~ Amy Jo
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