Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Guest Star: Wendy Smedley + a GIVEAWAY!

I am a huge fan of Jenni Bowlin products, I still have a collection of the label stickers she made when she was working with Li'l Davis Designs and I took her class at Big Picture Scrapbooking last summer. Mixing the old with the new is something I am very found of, and Jenni's class instruction made opened my eyes even more to the possibilities of mixing and using items in new ways.

I have been redecorating my office and wanted a mini display of images for the top of a shelf, and I just happened to have some old wooden spools laying on my table next to lollipop sticks, and the next thing I knew I was making a delicate photo vignette with the sticks inserted into the spools.

I covered the sticks in book paper using mod podge and adhered the photos and flowers onto the backs of the sticks. Easy to do, and quick. Have fun and stop by my blog and say hello sometime, oh and I am working with Ella Publishing and we have a free eBook this month, download it and let me know what you liked and what you didn't like. (Don't you think Jenni should do an eBook?)

Wendy is also graciously sponsoring two ebook giveaways: UR2Cre8ive and Stretch Your Sketches! Leave a comment on this post and we will randomly draw two winners this Friday afternoon!

Source Notes:

Baker's twine is my new obsession, I purchase mine on etsy, my favorite sources are

http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiskerGraphics?section_id=5729432

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42352569

Also a source for spools is your local thrift store or these etsy shops

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cyndefdesigns?section_id=6182211

http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_query=spool&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6688367&ref=auto

Thanks for the inspiration Wendy! (and I like that ebook idea)!
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46 comments:

  1. Wonderful ideas... thanks for the giveaway and keep the inspiration coming.

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  2. oooh thank you for the giveaways!

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  3. I love bakers twine too! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  4. wonderful ideas ... vintage stuff is so amazing. thanks for the giveaway. fingers crossed!

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  5. It's so fun when the things around you inspire you to create! (Baker's twine is very tempting!)

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  6. Love your idea! Thanks for the inspiration...and for the chance at the giveaway!!

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  7. too much fun! thanks for the inspiration. and for the links!

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  8. thanks for the chance
    love your spool creations

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  9. This giveaway is great! I'd love to win (well, who wouldn't? :D). Thank you for the chance!!!

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  10. What a cute project. Am now inspired to try baker's twine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. these are so sweet - how creative! Love the paper around the stems!

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  12. Cute project! Love the ebook idea! :)

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  13. Very cute project!! Thanks for the chance to win an ebook. =)

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  14. Love the spools and how you covered the sticks with book paper - very nice! And thanks for the link to the free eBook!

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  16. Fabulous! I just love those spools!!!

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  17. Thanks for the baker's twine links! And thanks for sharing your projects too, Wendy. Fun stuff!

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  18. I have an addiction to bakers twine!! Love the project. What a cute idea. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  19. Love baker's twine!! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I love bakers twine too. Thanks for some sources and a chance to win!

    Kathy

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  21. Another baker's twine fan here! I love the way you used the book pages on the spools. I'm going to have to try that.

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  22. those spools are awesome i collect them what a great idea for me to incorporate into my home!

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  23. Lovely project and wonderful giveaways.

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  24. ur2cre8tive is on my wish list---would love to win either book!

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  25. Love those...so cute and yet so functional!

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  26. Cute display...nice giveaway..it would be fun to win...I love JB too...I have tons of her stuff from wayyyyy back.

    Louise Murr

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  27. These are cute! What a fun photo display. Thanks for the giveaway Wendy (and Jenni).

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  28. I have been looking for the perfect way to use my JB spools. I have been coveting them. This weekend, I shall be "scraplifting" your design. Thanks!!!
    Kathy Malone
    malonek@comcast.net

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  29. Yes please. I love the e-book I have and would love to win some more. Thank you.

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  30. I'm a fan of baker's twine, too. Thanks for the chance at give-aways.

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  31. Just happened on your website...wow! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to take a chance at winning!

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  32. Wendy --
    I LOVE this project and am dying to come see your new hang out.

    So cool that your blogging at JBS!

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  33. This project is so super cute. LOVE IT!

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  34. thanks so much for the link to the books - never been to that site before really looking forward to reading through it :)

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  35. Great projects - I want to see more pics of Wendy's newly decorated office!

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  36. So creative. Love the photos and spools. Very inspiring - love the ebook link. Thanks for the ideas.

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  37. Such great ideas and adorable art. Love the ebook sampler. Thanks for a great giveaway

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  38. What a cute idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Guiderdi

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