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:

  1. beautiful love the flower brooch and the cottage so pretty

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

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  3. Love your colors and embellishing. Gorgeous!!!

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

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  5. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Such a sweet box; the colors are so inviting!

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. I love the pinks ready for spring!

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

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

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  16. The colors you use are perfect for Spring.

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

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

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  19. beautiful box!!!!!!beautiful colors!!!!!!!

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  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  25. Very cute, love all the colours that you used

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

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  27. Very pretty! Love knowing it comes together so easily!

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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. Two stunning projects Andrea!

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

    marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

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

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

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  35. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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!

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  41. Your projects are just beautiful

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

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

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  44. Very nice work. Love it!

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

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

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  47. Beautiful creations, love everything!!

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

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

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

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

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  52. Your flower is amazing. Nice, spring colors.

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

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  54. 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.

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  55. Love the little tea house box, very cute.

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

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  57. Beautiful! I love the shabby touch..

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

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

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  62. 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!!

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

    Debbie B

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  64. Very pretty--I like the shabby chic look.

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

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

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  67. lovely work, love your crearions, TFS.

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

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  69. Beautiful. So many ways this cottage could be decorated.

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  70. Oh my, how very lovely!!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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

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

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  73. Beautiful creations. Love them both!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  85. Wow! Great projects, thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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  89. 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!!!

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

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

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  92. Love how you altered the twisted box. So beautiful!

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

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  94. Such pretty creations! Love what you've done!

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

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

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  97. bryant.5@comcast.netMarch 23, 2011 at 6:24 PM

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

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  98. Gorgeous projects! LOve both of them!

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

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  100. Such a lovely use of DP on your creations!!

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  101. Simply gorgeous! Love flowes and love the vintage look.

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  102. 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

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  103. Love the pretty pastel colors and embellishments you used!

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

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  105. 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-

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

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