Tuesday, March 22, 2011

this is my home...

Today is the start of the Creations by AR blog hop and I hope you enjoy the new releases as much as I did. Each AR Designer will be giving away one of the templates, so you'll have plenty of chances to win! To qualify, visit each designer's blog and leave a comment -- that's it! Winners will be announce Friday, March 25th.

Amy Park
Andrea Budjack - You are here!
Magdalena Cortez
Mandy Gill
Maria Bell
Silvia Mabie
Nikki Schmaltz
Adela Rossol

Here are my projects to share with you...
Using now that's smashing for this gift box topped with a shabby chic handmade brooch, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkle ribbon and little heart tag. Simple template and amazing how it folds together.
Using tea cottage as a gift box (top can be removed) with lots of shabby chic details from the use of fabric, lace and wrinkle ribbon for the trims and embellished chipboard for the front. I am typically not much of a tea drinker; however, there are so many uses for this house. My original intent was to create a few tags that could be pulled from the cottage as you would the tea. May have to work on this still.

Hope you enjoyed your stop and can continue on the hop for more amazing projects from the AR team. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win...

Andrea

122 comments:

MaryEllen said...

beautiful love the flower brooch and the cottage so pretty

Jane said...

What a pretty box. I LOVE the colors you used!

lisa808 said...

Love your colors and embellishing. Gorgeous!!!

Stampinsilvia said...

WOW!!! Both of your creations are simply stunning!!! Love love lvoe them!

Betty said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lolly Keaveney said...

Such a sweet box; the colors are so inviting!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! your flower is gorgeous and I love your house!

Misty said...

Your creations are so lovely and delicate. I love the brooch and the cottage to match. Beautiful!

Julie said...

I love the mix of fabric, buttons and lace. It really makes the tea cottage cute. Now the flower brooch is simply lovely.

- - Sheryl - - said...

I adore your house!!! cute.. and feminine... and homey too

SueBee said...

Sooo CUTE !
Susan B.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh you did 2 beautiful projects! Very Cute!! What a beautiful job you did too!! I can see were they could be used for so many fun things!

Lulubelle said...

OMGOSH these are adorable!!

Gra said...

Both are beautiful shabby works!!!
Love them!!!

mitch1066 said...

Im loving these,so cute!

Tinkerbellgirl said...

I love the pinks ready for spring!

Cheyennemarie said...

I love the use of fabric and paper. So pretty. TFS

Stella W said...

beautiful!!!! romantisch!!!

Carol said...

Both projects are just Beautiful! love the chic look. TFS

Jen T said...

The colors you use are perfect for Spring.

Laurie said...

Both of your projects are fantastic. I love the colors and materials you used.

Cyndy said...

I just love your style. And this little gift box would make any gift super special!

grass said...

beautiful box!!!!!!beautiful colors!!!!!!!

Colibri scrapero said...

hola, Magda cuenta de este Blog hop y pues los encuentro muy entretenidos, me gustaron mucho los colores que utilizastes, tu casita está bellisima y la flor de la cajita muy femenina, cariños.

Jess said...

Love your colors and shabby style, it's so beautiful.

Vicky said...

Wow! Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Lillian Child said...

Oh, Andrea, these projects are AMAZING! That flower is gorgeous, and the little tea cottage is so very lovely!

curlyqmosaics said...

OMG! These are so fancy! I am going crazy for the handmade flower brooch you made too. So gorgeous!

nancy said...

Very cute, love all the colours that you used

Adela said...

What can I say, but that you've done it again! Love your work, Andrea!

Karen said...

Very pretty! Love knowing it comes together so easily!

Donna said...

Both projects are so fun! Love how you've decorated them and all the details! Great job!

Isabel said...

Hi Andrea,
I loved your project
colors and decoration
all very Sabby.
And I find very interesting look for other alternatives to the same template,
kisses Isabel

BlackBird said...

Wonderful creation !

Carol said...

Both of these projects are stunning!! I love the brooch on your box and I love the colors on the cottage.

Mandy said...

Two stunning projects Andrea!

Marjorie said...

Love your projects. The colors and embellishments really made them adorable.

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

KimCreate said...

That flower is shabby perfection! I just adore it.
Kim

La Miscelanea said...

Your projects are so beautiful !!!
I felt in love with the house and the flower.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Amazing details, Andrea! So pretty.

Sandy O. said...

I can't believe how different each tea cottage is. I also love the older "hangin' with my peeps" image is. My daughter-in-law just got 8 chicks. I made a card to welcome them but would have loved that image.

LindaC said...

Oh Andrea....lovely projects! So spring-y and soft!

suzbell said...

WOW is all I can say! These are beautiful! I especially love the flower! Thanks for sharing!

Nati Tristan said...

I love that! HOw adorale!

johnna said...

What a great box!!! the colors are wonderful. thanks for sharing

johnna said...

I love the colors and what a great box for so many uses.

Penny Hanuszak said...

The flower brooch is fabulous and so is the tea cottage. Love that shabby schick look and the way you've tied everything together with color and DSP details. Love both projects. Thanks for sharing!

Marghe said...

beautiful

crafty90 said...

Your projects are just beautiful

Jane Starr said...

How beautiful and dainty!

crafty90 said...

I couldnt get the link to work to go to Magdalena Cortez

Viviana Jara (Chile) said...

The cottage so pretty!!!! the fabrics, buttons, etc ara gorgeus!!!!. Thanks for sharing.

Ardis Baldwin said...

Very nice work. Love it!

Sherry said...

Beautiful Cottage I Love The Brooch Also.. So Gorgeous .. Awesome Job..

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

stunning!! love the little tea house, soooo adorable TFS :)

Jaralubo said...

Beautiful creations, love everything!!

maisie sparrow's vintage pictures said...

That is absolutely beautiful

mjnix said...

This is very pretty, love the colors and the shabby look.

Anna R said...

A-Maz-ing!! Love both of your projects. They're beautiful.

ger&timmy said...

LOVE these new templates!!! i'm especially loving the "just smashing" template ... thanks for the opportunity to win one =)

Lyn B said...

Andrea - I'm in absolute jaw dropping awe of your shabby house design! I want the shabby flower broach too!

Connie said...

Your flower is amazing. Nice, spring colors.

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage look and using it quite a bit in my crafts at the moment. The brooch is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a great cottage, i love all the lace, buttons, ribbons. and the detail of sewing down the ridge. it would be a great place to keep ATC cards.

Shari said...

too sweet!

cass said...

Love the little tea house box, very cute.

Cleah said...

Oh, I love shabby chic designs and your tea cottage is really pretty! Love the floral embellishment and the colors you used.

Axes DesigNs said...

Beautiful! I love the shabby touch..

Deebi27 said...
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Deebi27 said...

I LOVE this cottage!!! Holy smoke...cute, darling, adorable...yep, what more needs to be said! Great Tea House!

Lizet Luna said...
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pinkvanillarose said...

Wow these are amazing. SC is my style, so I really appreciate your creations!

Lizet Luna said...

Andrea:

He visto muchos proyectoys en tu blog, y dejame decirte que soy tu fan =), me encanto tu casita.... y la cajita wow sensacional =), Tienes unas manitas super talentosas!!

Debbie B said...

I really like your little cottage. The colors are perfect for this!

Debbie B

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the shabby chic look.

BreAnn said...

I love the shabby chic look! The box and the cottage look great, and the flower is so pretty!

Betty J Schaub said...

2 absolutely stunning creations!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Gorgeous!!
love the colors

Linda F. said...

Your projects are BEAUTIFUL! I love the shabby chic look! Linda

Silverbutterfly said...

lovely work, love your crearions, TFS.

Angela B. said...

This is a wonderful idea! I could really use this as a hostess gift for my next card swap!! Thanks for the blog hop!

Ginny O said...

Beautiful. So many ways this cottage could be decorated.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Oh my, how very lovely!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Denise said...

Love your projects! Great decorating of the little cottage!
DeniseB

judy said...

wow, one template - so many different interpretations. love it!

Judy said...

So much inspiring, TFS

Melissa M said...

Beautiful creations. Love them both!

A Touch of SOL said...

WOW! Love the shabby shic look...Your artwork is GORGEOUS!

W. Rohlfing said...

I love the brooch and the cottage! Your cottage looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing!

Monica =) said...

Love how you decorate your creations!!!
So cute <3

paintedlady89 said...

I love the brooch, it really lovely. And you did a great teahouse...I want to make one....fingers crossed!

Ria said...

I love that flower brooch, so pretty and whimsical! You are so clever!!

Cyndy R said...

So pretty

Daizeefli said...

Just beautiful! I am so excited about the tea house. LOVE IT!!

phill0458 said...

Love that brooch on the smashing box. So much texture and fun.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Andrea, I just adore your style and all your attention to added details. These are sooo beautiful!

Sara Luecke said...

Love how you have decorated it in shabby chic. Makes it very English for a perfect tea party.

carol trovillo said...

The flower brooch would be a great gift for Mother's Day. I love the little cottage.

Tinkerbellgirl said...

I want to take a class with you! So beautiful! When can I come? Deb

Alison Day said...

Wow! Great projects, thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

Beautiful!!! love the brooch....and your tea house is so pretty...tfs
Hope your little guy is feeling better today too...

papertreats said...

What a great flower! Wonderful texture! The house is so darling!

Lolis said...

Love your project!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Leanne said...

Superb! Very cute.

denise said...

oh my your brooch is BEAUTIFUL!!! Are you going to share how you made it.... I love the whole project, but what caught my eye was that flower!!! WOW!!!

scrappinheaven said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you used...so feminine :-)

alienanessa said...

Oh my goodness!!! You rocked this, it's just gorgeous! All those creative touches haven't gone unnoticed, I can't stop ogling!

chelsea499 said...

Love how you altered the twisted box. So beautiful!

Liana Miranda said...

Linda a sua Casa de Chá !!! Adorei !
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Very beautiful the Teahouse! I love it!

Janell said...

Such pretty creations! Love what you've done!

Renee's ramblings said...

That brooch could be used in about a zillion different ways. LOVE IT!

Jennifer McGee said...

Gorgeous projects - both of them I love your papers you've chosen so feminine and fun!

bryant.5@comcast.net said...

Love your easter basket. So beautiful i have to try it! ~ Janele

María Castillo said...

Gorgeous projects! LOve both of them!

susie57 said...

I love the way you decorated your box and cottage and broach.The coordination of lace and floral with the pink are beautiful.

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a lovely use of DP on your creations!!

Sally said...

Simply gorgeous! Love flowes and love the vintage look.

cal8007 said...

The flower brooch is smashing!! You'll have to have a tutorial - or do you already have one and I didn't see it? Very elegant! The little cottage is perfect for a small gift.

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Noreen said...

Love the pretty pastel colors and embellishments you used!

Eileen said...

Hi, I love your little box it is gorgeous.
Eileen

anne said...

both of these templates are just tempting.. i love the little house for a house warming or tea party but the box may be more practical for an everyday gift
-anne-

Janice said...

Beautiful job with both templates but I especially love your cottage! Too cute!