Friday, March 26, 2010

PWA Beadie Buddie Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Welcome to the Blog Hop. I am sure you have seen some awesome things so far. Hopefully you came from Linda's blog and saw her wonderful beadie pieces of art. If you happened here by accident be sure to start at the beginning by clicking here. You don't want to miss anything.

Penny Wise Arts is a wonderful community of crafters, artists and fun people from all over the world. It is the friendliest Yahoo group around. I hope you will want to join our group. We love to share not only our art but our life as well. We have been around since 2003 and plan to be here for many years to come. We have monthly swaps of all kinds that revolve around these little beadie wonders.

***If you visit every blog in the Hop and leave a comment and your name will be put in a "hat" for a wonderful prize at the PWA blog. ***

Easter Banner
Here is a little banner I made to celebrate Easter. This was so fun to make. I used my Cricut Expression to cut out all the pieces. I used the George cartridge. The total length of the banner is 24" from button to button. Each square is 2".
Here is a closer view of one square. See those wonderful beads!
I used the buttons to keep everything from falling off the ends and to have something to hide the tape holding the banner to the door.

Supplies used:
Purple Opaque Beads, Sure Tac, O'So Sticky Tape - LB-0027 (PennyWiseArts)
Buttons - FooFaLa
Pattern Paper - K & Company
White card stock - Georgia Pacific
Fiber, Dollar Tree
Daisy Card
Don't you just love it when you get an idea and it really works. That is what this card represents. I cut out some flowers on my cricut machine and could not throw away the leftover sheet. It started out as an 8 1/2 x 11. I cut it to fit the front of the card base. I also cut a sheet of O'So Sticky tape and stuck it to the backside. I punched some orange dots and put them on the tape to be the middle of the flowers. I peeled off the other side of the tape and stuck everything to the card base. I stamped and cut out the butterfly. I put foam tape on the back and stuck it to the front of the card. I then poured beads all over the card to fill in the flowers. Below is a close up of those wonderful beads. The lamp behind the card is giving it the "glow" effect.

O'So Sticky Tape cut from the 6"x 6' mega roll
Clear beads
Butterfly from Paper Inspirations
Stazon Ink - Black Jet

If you have any questions please be sure to e mail me.

Now for some fun. I have blog candy. Just leave me a comment and a way to contact you if you win. Be sure to leave your email address in the following manner so we can cut down on spammers ... your name at IPS dot com. I will use the random hat thingy. The winner will be notified Tuesday evening.

The prize from me includes:
2 - 6x8 sheets O'So Sticky Paperback Tape from
Clear micro beads from
Oasis 4x4 album from k*i memories
MetalGrams from American Crafts (2 packs)
Rub on Transfers - October Afternoon
Clear stamps stitched journaling panels from Autumn Leaves
maybe more by the time the drawing is done.

To visit the next Hoppening place click here to see what Jennifer is doing with beads.

Thanks for stopping by.


Leah's Card Designs. said...
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Leah's Card Designs. said...

Love the daisy card with the butterfly, but then those are my favorites. This blog hop gets more fun along the way.... off to hop... leahscarddesignsattwcnydotrrdotcom

jennifer said...

great ideas! love the daisy card - tfs jennifer
queendragonfairie at yahoo dot com

JeanneLee said...
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JeanneLee said...

Love the daisy idea! Great way to recycle.
Thanks for doing this hop along... and for the extra chance to win here!
(Sorry deleted above post due to my forgetting to put in my email!)

Crafty girl said...

As always classy and beautiful, I love the butterfly card especially :)

cathy said...

love the butterfly card. What a great idea.

Kathi said...

Hopped on over! Love daisies and the way you beaded them. The Easter banner was a cute idea. Love these ideas! Hope to "borrow" them.

Regina said...

Wonderful daisy card! What a sparkle of the beads.

Suzanne said...

Your projects amaze - as usual my friend! The Easter banner is darling and I just love the spring daisy sun catcher! Fun stuff! Thanks for offering the generous amount of "candy" too, you are a kind and giving woman and I am glad our life's paths have crossed over these crazy little beads!

Hugs, Suzanne
Pennywise Arts blog sponsor

Yvonne said...

Nice projects, Marianne! I think I have strips leftover from punching that I couldn't bear to throw I know what to do with them!

mhanlon said...

Hi! I am doing the blog hop for PWA and I hope I win some goodies! :) I lOVE your creations by the way!! -Melissa H. (contact me at

pcrusberg said...

Love the recycling of the negative cut for your beads. Really pretty. Thanks, Pam
pcrusberg at aol dot com

Eunice said...

Marianne, I can see I need to use my Cricut more! Lovely projects!

Melissa Lee Ragsdill said...

What a fantastic job on the beads, Marianne!Your site is lovely, and hope to come back soon!
Lady Chat!

Lissa said...

Hopping by... Loving the cut out flowers...

Susan said...

PHENOMENAL CARD!! I love making use of the leftovers :) Great Job :)

I am now a follower

JeanM said...

Thanks for being par tof the PWA hop.

Anonymous said...

I am hooked on butterflies at the moment and so love your daisy card! Thanks for sharing

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, you are so clever, Marianne! Wonderful work!

Vicki C said...

Marianne, I just love your blog.
I read your profile and hope you and your family have an awesome Easter. Your Easter banner is great
I may have to make one, only I don't have a circut so I'll have to come up with other ideas. Thanks, Vicki C.

Julie said...

Wonderful trio of ideas, counting the suncatcher too! I've never thought of using beads on those, thanks!

cougstamper at gmail dot com

Dot said...

Just Hopping by! Thanks for participating in the PWA hop and for the chance to win blog candy!

Michelle said...

really love your banner. the card is beautiful too!
Michelle (bonmic121 at gmail dot com)

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Love your blog! Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

lizzyscraps said...

Wow love the daisy card.

SC-The Artful Mama said...

Love the daisies!! Really beautiful!! Thanks for the fun and inspiration!!

Jen said...

Banners are so much fun! I've made a couple and can't get enough of it! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

WOW! I like your Easter Banner. The flower card is Fabulous.

Peggy said...

Great Easter banner and I love the Daisy card! Hopping Along!

One Creative Queen said...

How fun is that?! I love how the lamp added the glow - it's cool. I really like the flowers - at first I thought you made them from diamond dust paper...but I love the beads way more!

Thanks for sharing - now I have another darling project I must make!

queenkatherine at gmail dot com

Quilt Knit said...

This is a generous Blog Candy Gift! I love Butterflies.
Sherrie Roberts

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing your work! Love the daisy idea. I am going to have to make a banner for the kids, it is so cute!

Diana said...

The daisy card is fabulous. I too have 'leftover' cutouts from my Cricuting projects and you've given me a new idea for using them. I'm new to 'beading'...thanks for the inspiration. burton1966 at gmail dot com

lizzyscraps said...

I definitely have to try the daisy card. So pretty.

Beki Ward said...

Beautiful examples Marianne. I love your blog and will be checking back for more inspiration!

gingerbaby said...

Makes me want to run out right now and get a cricut machine. Beautiful. I like the daisy card too.
Brooke B.