Thursday, October 15, 2009

FCD BLOG HOP!! - Just Breathe Week 2

Good Morning and welcome to FireCracker Designs by Pamela's Monthly Blog Hop!

(The official start time of the FCD Blog Hop is Friday at 8:00am (EST). If you have arrived early, please be patient, as all the links may not be live until 8:00am (EST).)

The October DT assignment was to use mesh.  See my book mark below for my "mesh" project.  All 9 of us will be sharing projects created with this theme in mind. And the best part for you is Pamela will be giving away some awesome blog candy. But to qualify for the drawing you have to post comments. She will randomly pick one of our blogs, and then randomly pick from all the comments posted on that blog. So you will want to read ALL the BLOG HOP details at the bottom of my post and leave comments on each of the blogs to qualify for the drawing. Make sure you leave your email address in your comment!
Pamela is offering a coupon code today.
code :  hopidays
Use this code at check out to recieve a 15% off discount thru Monday at 8pm!  This discount does not apply to magazines.
With the release of Pamela's New Christmas sets it couldn't be a better time to place and order!



I like to show how versatile a set can be, when I can.  So, I try to create projects using my stamps on projects beyond cardmaking.  So for this weeks "Just Breathe" project, I decided to design some manly gifts.
I purchased a wood plaque for .99cents at Hobby Lobby for this great desk top decor.  The sentiment is NOT part of the set.  I picked that up at Hobby Lobby as well.  I loved the play on words for the trees, tree branches provide shelter and the tree cast a shadow.  I used Spellbinders die to cut that shape.  I used dusters to apply green and brown ink around the edges.

I also thought a book mark would make a nice manly gift.


I found some sticky mesh in my husband's workshop.  Apparently it's used to for dry wall.  It worked perfect as a mask for this project.  I placed it over some green cardstock and sprayed with glimmer mist.  I peeled it off and I got this cool mesh looking background. I know I will be trying this again!!  Funny though, I designed this for a guy, and my daughter seen it and wants it.  So, I promised it to her!

I have 2 more projects coming up for you using this set this month, so stay tuned!
If you like this set, check it out HERE!  This set is $8.99, untrimmed/unmounted!
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I know this is a long post.  But I'm excited about another stamp set of Pamela's that I've been designing with.  It's a fruit set, FRUIT CUP,  and so far I have designed 5 cards with it.  I will be revealing all my projects for this set Saturday.  So please stop by and see me again.  This is such a great set with fun sentiments to go along with the different peices of fruit.  If you want to take a sneak peak at the stamp set you can see it HERE.  This set with 29 images is $12.99 untrimmed/unmounted!!  Awesome deals ladies!

Blog Hop Details ...
The official start time of the FCD Blog Hop is Friday at 8:00am (EST). If you have arrived early, please be patient, as all the links may not be live until 8:00am (EST).
This is a "circular blog hop" where the only beginning is wherever you start. You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you have arrived back on the blog you started with. (There are only 9 of us, so you should be able to remember where you started)
THE WINNER ... will be chosen by our mystery blog hostess. Who is she ? We want know until after the blog hop. So make sure you leave a comment (with your emial address included in that comment) on EVERY blog to qualify!!
Pamela will contact the winner via email (don't forget to leave your email address with your comment) and post the winner on her blog on Monday 8pm(EST).

Next Blogger to check out is Michelle !

22 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautiful card and bookmark, Melisa. I really love the verse too!

Ursula said...

Wow, I love the bookmark! No wonder your daughter wants it; it's superb! Nice job, Melisa!! :o)

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful bookmark and that set is wonderful...the sentiments are GREAT!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the bookmark- and I love your other project too! Great set! TFS

Libby Hickson said...

Wow I LOVE how you used the mesh on your bookmark - just gorgeous!!

Diane said...

Great idea with the mesh...loe that bookmark!

Donna Moore said...

Great job, I think these are great masculine pieces of art. Your mesh is outstanding!!! Terrific girl!

Lisa Foster said...

What a beautiful card and book mark! I love that tree! You're right it is very versatile! Looking forward to more of your creations!
Hugs,
Lisa

FireCracker082 said...

cool frame idea GF, and I LOVE the bookmark...wonderful using the mesh to spray over, and then remove...it's perfect!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

I am so cracking up that we both used drywall mesh! What were the chances of that!? Your cards are fabulous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very creative use of the drywall mesh!! Your pieces look wonderful!

Lee Tucker said...

Love your ideas! This new set is so versatile. I actually think that I would use ALL of the stamps in this set! Can't wait to see the other new sets! I'm off to check them out.

Diana said...

Great projects, thanks....I also have some carpet mesh that I may use like this. Love these hops......

dj_enns@yahoo.com

christina d said...

I love them! I even have some drywall mesh to use. Such neat ideas!!

Anonymous said...

Love that tree with the mesh! Getting such great ideas from this hop!

Rachelle

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful job on your projects! I love the simple elegance of your plaque.

Darla said...

Fabulous card. Great bookmark!! :)
Drywall tape is what I use all the time for mesh... it's wonderful and cheap!! :)

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Darla said...

Fabulous card. Great bookmark!! :)
Drywall tape is what I use all the time for mesh... it's wonderful and cheap!! :)

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

TesaB said...

Your projects are beautiful! Love how you use this set, the tree stamps are must haves!!! The book mark is GREAT!!! Have the best of Sundays!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Melisa~~ you done well I really like the framed plaque--beautiful saying and the bookmark~~~well isn't it amazing what we can find at home sometimes--Hee hee. Love it!!!!!!!
dmschroeder57@yahoo.com

Blessings
Mary lou

kc_froglady said...

the bookmark is just gorgeous - I can see why your dd would want it! I really like the pattern of mesh left behind on it! Wonderful post and I love your excitement!

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