Thursday, September 19, 2013

Creations by AR 'Let's Get Crafty' Blog Hop

Happy Thursday!

Welcome to the first stop of the Creations by AR 'Let's Get Crafty' Blog Hop.

There are six stops on today's hop.  Each of the Blog Hop participants will be showcasing a 'crafty' use for a Creations by AR template.  You will want to leave comments on all the blogs as one of us is the mystery blogger.  What that means is one commentor from the mystery blog will be chosen to win a template of their choice from Creations by AR

I chose the Dessert Cage for my first project:

A slightly turned view so you can see the side of the 'cage':

Dessert Cages aren't just for dessert!  I think we all like our crafty space to look nice (even if it is usually a tad messy!), and what is nicer than a few hand-crafted projects to hold our most used products?!?!?  I put Stickles and Glossy Accents on the top shelf and a few Embossing Powders on the lower shelf.  Your favorite markers would be a convenient idea for the top level and some embellies on the bottom level.

The top shelf can be accessed from both sides of the Dessert Cage, and the bottom shelf can be accessed from the front and back.

This is such an adorable project and quite large.  I thought this template would be difficult to assemble, but it was a breeze.  It came together in no time.  In fact, it was so easy I plan on making a Halloween version, so please stop by again.

For my second project, I used the Party Train:

To give you an idea of the size of the train cars, there are two containers of SU Buttons in the one car and three rolls of SU Seam Binding/Trim in the other car.  Embossing Powers, Stickles, and Stamp Cleaners are a few other ideas.  The top lifts off the Locomotive, so supplies can be stored there as well.

Adela's templates come in PDF and cut file formats. She also provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with pictures. If you have not yet tried any of Adela's templates, now is the time to give one (or more) a try!  A new template was released this week and it is truly scrumptious - Simply Scrumptious Shop.  If you make a Creations by AR project, we would love for you to share it on the Creations by AR Group Page on PaperCraftPlanet

Following is the blog hop order:

Lisa Eisner (that's me!)
Diana Auberle
Raissa Spatola
Carmen Mitchell
Gigi Lorenc
Mary Roberson

Comments for the blog hop prize will close at midnight (EDT) on Sat., Sept. 21. The winner will be announced on Sun., Sept. 22, here on my blog and on the Creations by AR Facebook Page.  Speaking of the CbyAR FB Page, if you haven't already done so, you may want to 'Like' the page so you can be kept up-to-date on all the latest happenings.

I hope you liked my 'crafty' projects.  Please hop along and visit Diana next.  She is waiting to share her 'crafty' idea.  Don't forget to leave some love along the way. We enjoy your comments and you just may be the lucky winner of a Creations by AR template!

Happy hopping!


Supplies used:

Dessert Cage - Bo Bunny PP, SU Certainly Celery and So Saffron CS, SU Markers, EKSuccess Flower Punch, MS Fence and Grass Border Punches, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Swirls Sizzlet, Marianne Creatables Frame and Swirls Dies, Pearls, and SU Craft-themed Stamp

Train - SU Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Pumpkin Pie CS, SU Polka Dots DSP, MS Train Border Punch, and Round Punches 


Faith A said...

I have just dropped by after seeing your name on Paper Craft Planet.
ALL your projects are so beautifully made and wonderful, I've spent a happy time, looking through your work

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Julia Aston said...

what a great way to dress up your work space while being organized Lisa! Love the bright papers you used on both!

Cynthia said...

I can't wait to see the Halloween version of your train!! Great job!!

Whimcees said...


I love this train - I need to make one for my workdesk! Your color choices are wonderful! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, I absolutely love your cage and your train. Both are beautiful and inspiring projects! TFS!!!

Cely said...

omigosh, this is so so so stinkin cute!!!!

Regina said...

Lisa, ich bin ganz begeistert von den beiden Projekte! Ich könnte mich nicht entscheiden, welches schöner ist!

liebe Grüße Regina

Shani Thomas said...

These are both just sooooo cute and so very, very well constructed! The papers and embellishments complement the designs perfectly. Bravo!

Diana said...

Love your creations. What a great idea.

sandmar15 said...

Both are just so cute. Thanks for sharing such cute ideas

Jan Mougel said...

Lisa Both of your projects are super cute. TFS. My dad worked for the railroad, I really like the train.


Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful creations!!! Lovely use of cardstock! These files really are impressive!

handmadeheartfelt said...

Lisa, your work is so lovely. It is always professional. You take time with your projects~I can tell a lot of thought is given to your choice of colors, materials, etc. I enjoy seeing your creations:)