Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome to the Art-Full Horizons Jolly Jumpstart Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Jolly JumpStart Blog Hop and to the wonderfully delicious holiday season, and all things good from Art Full Horizons!  I am looking forward to SO MUCH this year (and thankful for so much too).  I love this time of year, the Christmas traditions, the family togetherness, the crafty goodness!  In case you haven't heard, Art Full Horizons is a new creative event next Spring that you won't want to miss.  Produced by the fabulous triumvirate of Donna Salazar, Jennifer Priest and Laura Miller, it will be a weekend of incredible creativity and bonding (and I am not talking about just adhesive!)

Check it out and join us for this great event!
In the meantime, enjoy my pre-holiday project idea and get to blog-hopping for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Art-Full Horizons!
Now on to the Jolliness of prepping for the holidays!  This is all about decor in a hurry.  If you are like me - even just a little bit - you have scrap cardboard saved for when you "never know you want it/need it/get inspired to use it."  This fun hanging banner is made with 4X4 pieces of cardboard, and connected with Zutter Hang-it-Alls (hooks and loops, attached with rivets).  I could've made this a longer word like PEACE, or shorter, like JOY.  But no matter what, it comes together pretty quick.
I started with Donna Salazar's Musical Memories paper to cover the chipboard.  It has Christmas music with lyrics that have been craftified - so terribly clever and cute!  I then attached the rivets and Hang-it-Alls.  I used my trusty die-cutting machine to create 3" letters to spell my word, using more of Donna's papers (Weathered Winter).  I added just a couple of little paper-scrunched flowers as accents.  Remember, I wanted this to be quick and didn't want to overdo the embellies.  This baby was ready to hang in no time!


Now, if you want a sleigh-full of handmade, homemade gifts for the holidays like this NOEL banner, join me for Zutter Zanta Holiday Binding - an online class that uses the Bind-it-All and a bunch of other Zutter tools.  Next session is just in time for the ho-ho-holidays.  Register here and read more about it. Class starts online December 3 and runs  two weeks.
Now get to hopping - and make sure you read below about how you can win something yummy!
Here's how it works:
  1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment on each blog.
  2. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, go back at the Art-Full Horizons blog for  more info and more chances to win.
  3. Leave all comments between now and November 7, 2010.
  4. Enter to win our giveaway by leaving comments and doing any of the things listed on the Art-Full Horizons blog. To let us know you've done these things, please come back to the Art-Full Horizons blog and leave a comment for each thing you did, i.e. one comment for posting on your blog, another comment for posting on facebook, and another comment for joining our email newsletter. If you post it all in one comment, it will count as one entry.
So what are the prizes?!? See 'em on the Art-Full Horizons blog
Winners will be drawn on November 8, 2010.  U.S. entries only please.

Happy Hopping!!

26 comments:

Jen said...

LOVE this!!!! Such a simple and quick decorating idea - or gift!! Totally wishing I had a BIA so I could take your class!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Love this Nan, now I need me some of Donna's sheet music papers!!

Shannon Hatfield said...

I LOVE what you did with Donna's papers! I haven't used the BIA for a long time...maybe it's time I got that baby out!

Jen said...

What a fun banner. I love the craftified music... so need to get my hands on some of that!
I've made several horizontal banners but not a vertical one... I think I'll need to give that a try very soon.
THANKS for sharing

cookeldy said...

Nan I love your projects and the classes I've taken from you. Art Full Horizons sounds awesome

Jennifer Priest said...

OMG that is such a cute banner Nan!! LOVE IT!

Scrapin Kat said...

I love the banner, what a joy to have a great hop looking forward to seeing more!

Lisa Mala6 said...

I so love this idea. The simplicity of it and expensive look too. I am off to see if my lss has some of those rings.
Thanks!

Anne Thompson said...

What a great banner! I could make this! Thank you for the ideas and the chance to win a great prize. Anne, yourmainestamper

Leslie said...

LOVE the banner!! What a great idea.

amandae said...

What an adorable project. Thank you.

Amanda Engweiler

Leslie Kiley said...

I want to make that banner! So cute! Love that sheet music paper too! On the to do List!

Sandi M said...

Your NOEL banner is beautiful! One of these would be lovely in my home too.

connie said...

Love your project. Now to get some of that paper.

studiorose said...

This is so cool, and I could totally see it "dressed up" with some glitter and gems if you had extra time to play. Thanks for sharing this great project!

jordanbev5 said...

OMG <3 Loving the Noel home decor which is perfect for the holidays.

Angie Smith said...

I follow your blog....and love it! I am on your mailing list for updates and follow you on FB.

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Lillian Child said...

Such a sweet holiday project - and thanks so much for the "how to" as well!

silvia said...

Awesome banner!!

Jenn said...

I love this idea. The hubs said our Christmas budget is diminishing again this year so I might be making this for a gift.

A Scrap Above said...

This is beautiful! Love the sheet music paper, dont think I have even seen them.
Just beautiful!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Such a wonderful holiday adornment! Stephanie stefrick@optonline.net

Crafty_Judy said...

Absolutely adorable! I bought a bind it all during the summer and have yet to use it. Looks like I finally found a place to learn how. See you in class.

Jansie said...

Super cute crafting idea. Thank you so much for sharing this!

cjsimplyscraps said...

what a beautiful project. thanks for sharing...carol

Betsy said...

I love the NOEL banner...it's so cute!