Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rosette Christmas Tree - won "Best In Show" Award :o)

I've been planning this "big project" for the past 3 weeks now.  I say "planning", but it was more like procrastination, because I was actually a bit nervous about this one, since I've NEVER done anything like this before.  I had no clue how to make a rosette.  Well, I finally found the courage and the time (in the same day) to jump into it head first, and just go for it.  So, I went for it and here's what happened. 


TADA!!!

Won "Best In  Show" at LambAround.
Thanks for voting!


It's a rosette Christmas tree.  Yaaaaay!  It actually worked.  I did it and it's beautiful.  Why was I so afraid?  I guess I wasn't too sure how it would work out, but turns out it was fun and very relaxing.  I even created my own little tree-topper with jolly old St. Nick and the Gingerbread Man.  I gotta admit - I had fun with this one.




I simply cut and scored the decorative paper using my super-duper paper trimmer and scoring tool (scored at every 1/2 inch).  Then, I accordian folded the paper and attached the ends to make each rosette.  The Christmas tree is composed of pages from the "Happy Holiday" paper pack by K & Company as well as "Jolly Holidays" by Doodlebug Design.


O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your Rosettes.  LoL! 




Wow!  My tree was voted "Best In Show" over at LambAround blog.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me.  :o)

and...
I was also featured in the "25 Christmas Tree Crafts" at Craft Gossip .

CraftGossip

and
I was feauted on "Sew Woodsy"




Well, I'm off to find another project to tackle.  :o)
Enjoy your weekend,



P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.




48 comments:

  1. What a fun idea!

    Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fun version of a Christmas tree! I love all the papers!

    Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Hannah - Thanks. I enjoyed this little tree. Thanks for hosting the blog hop for me to link up to. :o)

    Janna - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'll head over to your site and check out the giveaway (I love giveaways). :o)

    Tenia - Thanks for dropping by my cozy, little blogspot. And thanks for your comment. You should try this one. It was fun, fun, fun.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! I am your newest follower from Pink Dandy Chatter! Hope you will visit me and share your project tomorrow at my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cute!
    Following for the "sunday relax and surf" blog hop
    Hope you can follow back
    www.threejewelsinmycrown.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is awesome! New follower from blog hop...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! Hopping over to say good morning! Hugs! P.S> please stop by for a visit and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is as beautiful as it is creative. Thanks for sharing this great project!

    ReplyDelete
  9. i'm a new follower. can't wait to read more of your posts.

    i'd love for you to come by my blog and follow back :)

    http://diaryofadevildogwife.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love love love this!!!
    Found you on the blog hop! I'm your newest follower! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very cute!!! I am following you now!! :)
    simplyjenna.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrats on trying something new! This tree is just lovely. I haven't seen one like this before! Love it! Thank you for linking up to Homemade Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's really cute - I love all the different designs for scrapbooking papers (even tho I don't scrapbook). I seem to collect them.

    I'm following you now and will definitely be back. Tina "The Book Lady"
    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com
    http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am your newest follower and would love a follow back! And check out my giveaways and enter a few!
    http://retailtherapylounge.blogspot.com
    http://twitter.com/retaillounge
    http://www.facebook.com/retailtherapylounge

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, for being afraid looks like you nailed it!

    Out hoppin, come by when you get time.
    http://closertolucy.blogspot.com

    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Darling project!

    Merry Christmas :))

    Stopping by via Sunday Showcase...

    Have a blessed evening,
    Kay Ellen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks so much for posting my button! There is a fun surprise waiting for you on my blog this morning :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is so cute!
    Hi,
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Mika

    ReplyDelete
  19. -Thanks AmieAnn. I think you and I both are excited about this one. :o)

    -Crystal, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad ya like my little creation. I will definitely head over to Three Jewels In My Crown (i love the name).

    -Hi Tractor Mom. Glad you like. Glad you like and thanks for following, too.

    -Hi Katie, thanks for the giveaway and thanks for coming to hang out at my blog.

    -Thanks Lynn. I appreciate that sweet comment.

    -Hey Jenny. I'm so glad you like the tree. Thanks for hopping over here and following. :o)

    -Hey Jenna. Thanks. I'll be following you too (soon). I appreciate the follow. :o)

    -Hi Michele, Thanks for hosting the handmade link-up. This was fu, fresh and new. This was a great project for me.

    -Hi Tina, I'm not a big scrapbooker either, but I do love paper-crafts. :o) Glad you like the papers. Thanks for stopping by too.

    -CP: Welcome! I love new followers. Now you're a part of my blog family. Thanks.

    -Lucy, you're right. I think I did nail it. :o) Thanks for your comment. Also, I'll hop over to your blog soon.

    -Kay, now that's a sweet comment. I love that word - darling. Thanks for hopping over and thanks for the blessing, too. :o)

    -LambAround: WOW! What can I say?!?!? Thanks for including me in the nominees for best in show. I really appreciate. I like that post.

    -Mika, Thanks a bunches!

    Guess what gang. I was voted best in show over at the LambAround blog. Please vote for me and my Rosette Christmas Tree. Visit LambAround blog, then click my name, Confessions of a Paper-Crafts Chick, then click VOTE!

    Also, give me a few days to visit everyone's blog and follow. Thanks to you all for your comments! Don't forget to vote. :o)
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such a cute tree!

    Thanks for joining Say Hi Sunday and following! I'm now following you back.

    Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely !!

    Following you from To the Top Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2010/12/day-230-tuesday-blog-hop-to-top-tuesday.html

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow! What a beautiful, whimsical, and expertly done papercraft! You and I were both nominated over at LambAround, so I wanted to come by, say hi and congratulations, and wish you the best! Happy holidays! Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  23. Cute!
    I'm a new follower from To The Top Tuesday! I would love for you to follow me back!
    http://notsoeasybeinggreen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-christmas-tree-crafts/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very cute! I'm doing a Christmas craft linky if you want to link up and share.
    http://www.sweettmakesthree.com/2010/12/creative-christmas-link-up.html

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love this!Hopping over to leave a smile on your page. Happy Wednesday and Happy Holidays. Hugs, Katherine

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very cute! I voted for you! You're winning! Visiting from the "Show Me Your Tree" blog hop! Merry Christmas!

    http://marvelousmommyamy.blogspot.com/2010/12/wordless-wednesday-show-me-your-tree.html

    ReplyDelete
  28. The rosettes and tree turned out really lovely, but my favorite part? That you busted through the nerves!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Very cute! Good thing you tried it! Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm glad I came over and checked out yours.
    www.toenjoysimply.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. oh how cute!! I had no idea you could do so much with paper!!

    I just found you on the blog hop and am looking forward to seeing more of your crafts and learning from you. New follower here :-)

    Joy & blessings,

    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy holidays! I’ve been following your neat blog from Social Parade blog hop. My Facebook page “Inspire” has inspiring messages. Stop by!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inspire/338562522284?ref=ts

    ReplyDelete
  32. Following from Friday Social Parade!

    http://www.honestgirlreviews.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi, I wanted to stop and say Merry Christmas! I am your newest follower. I have a giveaway going on. If you get a chance, enter... I am trying to boost the entries!! We Don't Have It All Together

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hello, we just found your blog and love it. Here at www.LittlePinkDesigns.com we love to find inspiration for our products from different places! We have you bookmarked and look forward to reading more!

    Micah @ LittlePinkDesigns.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. -Micah, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you found my fun blog. Hopefully, you'll find some good inspiration here. :o)

    -Danielle, thanks for being the newest follower. Glad you could stop by. I'll def have to check out your giveaway, too. :o)

    -Krystal, thanks for following and hopping over from the Social Parade. :o)

    -Ron, thanks for being a long time follower. I'm following your inspirational page on FB. :o)

    -Aida, you'd be surprised of the many different things that can be achieved with plain old paper. Simply fun. Thanks for stopping in. :o)

    -Erin, you and me both...I'm glad I tried it too. It didn't come out to shabby. LoL! :o)

    -Alicia, thanks for that. Yes, I "busted through the nerves" and got it done. :o) I'm glad. Now, I know that I CAN DO IT!

    -Amy, thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for voting for me, too. BTW - there were a lot of great trees on your "Show Me Your Tree" blog - that was a great idea. :o)

    -Katherine, Awww thanks. What girl doesn't love hugs and smiles. Thanks for hopping over. :o)

    -Sweet T..., Happy Christmas Eve to ya. Glad you like the Christmas tree. Ooooh weeeeee, another linky. I'm on my way. :o) Thanks.

    -To Sew With Love, Thank you. Glad you like my little creation.

    -Amanda, Wow! This is wonderful and I really appreciate it. Thanks for linking to my fun Christmas tree and posting to the CraftGossip site! I'm loving the love.

    -Seven Sisters, thanks. I've been exploring this crafty side for a couple of years and I think it suits me pretty well, too.

    -Lindsey, thanks for visiting from the blog hop and following, too. I'll be "hopping" back at ya soon.

    -Jenn, thanks for stopping by to say hi. :) Wow, two nominees. This was actully fun. I'll bet your donuts were yummy, too.

    -What's In a Name, thanks for hoppinging from "To the Top Tuesday" and thanks for the follow. I'll be "hopping" back at ya soon. :o)

    -Tara, glad ya like and thanks for the follow!


    EVERYONE - Have a Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Get ready to give yourself a nice, big pat on the back - you were voted Best in Show! Congrats!

    There's a snazzy customized award waiting for you on my blog if you'd like it :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. WONDERFUL, SUPER, AWESOME! I actually won! The Rosette Christmas Tree was nominated and voted "The Best In Show" at LambAround's blog. Thanks to all of you who voted for me and thanks to Lamb for nominating me. Thanks gang!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Following you through Sensational Weekend Social bloghop I hope you will come and follow me back http://beachbabys.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi BeachBaby,
    Thanks for hopping over from the blog hop and thanks for following. :o)
    I will definitely come and check ya out.
    Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  40. LOVE your Rosette Christmas Tree! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this awesome project at Sew Woodsy today! Please stop by and grab a featured button!

    http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/whats-up-wednesdays-link-party-features.html#comments

    ReplyDelete
  41. That is such a creative and festive idea...i love it! I am your newest follower from the hop and would love a follow back at http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/
    thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Katie - WOWZERS! Thanks for the feature. I really appreciate that and thanks for stopping by. Following ya!

    Missreviewlady - Hi there, thanks for loving my tree and following. Next stop, your blog. :o)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is too cool! Glad to know it was fun and relaxing to make. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tonight!

    ReplyDelete
  44. This looks awsome!, joining you from the Friday Blog Hop! I used to love my paper crafts, but two small kiddies put a stop to that, seeing some of your amazing creations is making me want to get my stash out again, yay!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hey Amanda,

    Thanks! I had a ball making this cute little tree. Hopefully, you find a little time (maybe during the kids' naptime) to craft a little. I luv it. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit the blog. I enjoy reading your comments. What's on your mind?