Blog Hop! Blog Hop! Blog Hop! Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my blog and Pennywise Arts annual Blog Hop! My projects featured here; the gardener's bag with goodies, and the floral bag with goodies both feature products from Pennywise Arts, which can be found here: . Pennywise arts is not only a wonderful source of glass microbeads and crafting products, but is also a great group of amazing, talented, and friendly people who can offer lots of advice and ideas on how to use microbeads, and just crafting in general.

gardener's bag

gardener's bag
spring is here people! Let's grow something!

Now Read this!! April 2011 Blog Hop!

My first "blog" candy project, aka ( blog hop prize) is a gardener's gift bag. Being the lover of all things Dollar Tree, I bought 2 of these gift bags for a dollar, and using the collage pictures from Pennywise Arts, I covered them in O'So sticky paperback tape from Pennywise Arts, cut them to size, and then covered the picture in cardstock, and stamped on the bag itself using a stamp from Stampin' Up. I then stamed the word Sweet on cardstock and covered it in the sticky tape, and then in Terra Cotta colored microbeads from Pennywise. I framed it with cardstock and scrapbooking paper, and then attached all the pieces with Mono adhesive. I put a bow of handkerchief ribbon on it an got springy, and filled it with assorted gardening goodies!

If you WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS BAG, please leave a comment about it along with a way for me to notify you, if you have won!

I loved the first bag so much, I made another in bright yellow, using another collage picture from Pennywise Arts and covered it with O'So sticky tape and then with clear microbeads. I backed it with cardstock and then scrapbooking paper and applied it to the bag with Mono adhesive. I made a big bow with bright daisy ribbon and filled it with all sorts of flowery goodies!

If you WOULD LIKE TO WINT THIS BAg, please leave a comment about it along with a way for me to notify you if you have won!

To start the hop from the very beginning, please go to Pennywise Arts here: to start your "hop" through the blogs and see some great art!

To continue on to the next artist go to :

if any of these links do not appear to work please go to the next link. I also have a list of the links posted below. Thanks.

Thanks again for your support and participation in our hop!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

List of blog hop addresses

Hey everyone, if you want to start from the beginning and work your way through all the blogs, or skip around feel free to check them all out. This is the list of all the blogs on the hop:
Please do not forget to leave your comments on their blogs as well as mine. I will be giving away the 2 bags to randomly drawn winners. Please specify in your comment which bag you like and a form of contact to reach you if you have won!


  1. I TOTALLY enjoted your Blog, Thank u. The little bird house is my FAV., & the calypso jar.... Off to the next Blog....

  2. What a wonderful way to make personalized gift bags as put of the gift. I don't live far from a dollar store. Gotta try this out! I love the sunny daffodlly feel to it. Hugs Theresa

  3. Cute bag! Love those micro beads.

  4. What a great bag This is all new to me but have to try it my aunt is a gardner and this would be great present for her and love the birdhouse.

  5. I love the gift bag ideal. My favorite color is yellow, so guess who will be using that idea, thanks for sharing. Vicki C.


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