Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Creations by AR Blog Hop and Release

Hello Friends! Welcome to Creations by AR Blog Hop and template release! Whoohoo! There are 2 new template being released today. . . Ribbon Keeper and Menu Keeper

Come play along with us and you may have a chance to win a Creations by AR template! All you need to do is comment my blog. You have multiple chances to win by just hopping on over to the the rest of the design teams' blogs and comment on the their blog! I will announce the winner on Friday, April 29th! Good luck!

Now hop on over to Sarah's blog. . :)

If you get lost along the way. . .here are the list of the design team:


Okay. . .this is the "menu keeper" but I tend to look through recipe books rather than filing them so . . .I decided the menu keeper makes for a wonderful "photo keeper". .:) To be quite honest, I was initially going to create a mini album with the inserts but didn't have time to complete it so I decided to create the photo keeper instead. This menu keeper has multiple purposes. . .:) It also comes with a stand (see the first photo) for your recipes or photo.

I labeled each of the tabs and added a photo to each of the inserts that can be used for your recipes, behind each tab are photos based on the label. For example, I have one labeled "Mother & Daughter", another is "Alexis" and the last one "Mark & Maria". I made extra inserts for any other photos that I'm going to store.

I created the flower using fabric. What I did was create a baste stitch on a strip of fabric using my sewing machine and gathered one end like you would if you were creating ruffles then I glued the fabric in a circular manner similar to creating paper flowers. I then added beads to the center. I thought a cute butterfly would be perfect for the flower. I created a shabby chic style tag and labeled it "photos". Last but not least, I added a seam binding bow and stuck beaded pins to it.

The other template being released is a "ribbon keeper" There are 2 sizes, regular and large. I used the "regular" sized keeper. As you can see you can store ribbons and there's a slot at the bottom for the ends of the ribbons to be pulled through.

I actually created the box to store my embellishments that's the reason why my box has the label "embellishments" rather than ribbons.


I added the shoe charm to my design. . I thought it was really cute!

Anyway, again don't forget to comment my blog and hop on over to the rest of the DTs' blogs!!!

That's it! Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!

87 comments:

lisa808 said...

Very pretty.

Maria Matter said...

your work is beautiful Maria, love wht you did with the menu keeper!!

Annette said...

Very pretty Maria. TFS

Helen said...

What a fun way to display photos! Beautiful projects!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the way you embellished your boxes!

Sandy said...

What lovely "keepers" you created! I am gathering some great ideas for using them...thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

Love this Maria. Fun, colourful and lots of detail. It looks great.

bastel_fee said...

Great.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

Alice said...

How cute to have a "menu" of your favorite pictures! Great idea!

Karla HdezA said...

Beautiful work!!!

connie said...

These are so pretty! Love the idea of using the recipe holder for photo's.

Sandi's Samples said...

Love what you did with the template! You used such pretty papers and ribbon too!

Gra said...

Congrats, a very beautiful work and colours!!!

Princess said...

Your use of these templates is stunning! Or should I say adorable? Or how about fun? Of course, they are all three. Love them! thanks for showcasing the box as a photo keeper. Splendid.

Patti J said...

Wonderful!!! Love what you've done with Adela's fabulous templates! Thanks for sharing!!!

KSD Creations said...

Wow, the flowers, the colors, all of it, a big WOW.

Sharla said...

Beautiful photo box, love those big flowers and what a great way to display pictures!

Diana said...

Wonderful works. I like the details you added to your work. Oh and I like the idea to use the menu keeper for photos.

Moments by Marla said...

Fabulous projects! The photo box is a great idea. The fabric flower you made is beautiful. I have never tried making one of these - but you have really made me want to try to make one. The ribbon or embellishment keeper is very pretty. Love the ribbon.

Tammy said...

Your colors in your recipe keeper are so fresh and warm! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

KristensCreations said...

Love the use of the box as a photokeeper! Great work!
Kristen

jengd said...

Using that as a photo-keeper is a great idea! Great paper choices.

Kim Kelley said...

Wow love the photos! Wonderful take on the project/template!

Adela said...

Maria, you did such a great job with these templates!!! I really love how you decorated them! They are gorgeous! I especially love the photo box -- absolutely precious! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents!

Tracy Johnson said...

Lovely photo keeper. I like this idea as an twist on scrapbooking.

Wyodudette said...

Love the photo keeper idea.

Teresa said...

Wow Maria...Your photo holder and ribbon holders are so beautiful. Love the fabric flowers. Hugs, Teresa E.

Colibri scrapero said...

Que hermosa idea para ul álbun de fotos.... se vé muy especial con las mariposas y flores, bello, cariños.

Lynne said...

Love your embelishments

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love your idea for the menu keeper. The photo-cards would make a great gift for Mom. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

I like the charm and the buttons

Jane Starr said...

Gorgeous!

grass said...

your idea cute, congratulations!!!!!!!!

jlawrence said...

How cute is that? I really like the idea of the stand.

Annel said...

what a great idea for photos. thanks for sharing.
Annel

sharman said...

Very nice job. I love the body of the butterfly. Very nice job on the flowers also. Great job...

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love what you did with the menu keeper! Great idea!

Cathy Gill said...

Awesome photo box! Beautiful embellishments and colors on all!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects with us and im adoring your hand made flower :) fabulous!! :)

Stephanie said...

Anything to display photos works for me. Simply beautiful interpretation. BTW, all your cards are gorgeous & I liked your bookmark (and in a book by one of my favorite authors too).

Julia said...

So pretty! These are great templates, thanks for sharing!

ZULNOE said...

Me parece que me gusta mas este, que belleza, pero cada uno tiene sus encanto!!!

Juliana T said...

good ideas for the templates! I see they are very versativle. I love your flower embellishment.

jonder@frontier.com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Jacqui said...

It just goes to show that one template has multiple uses! Thanks for the great ideas, I also use receipe books so didn't think the holder would be useful to me but, after blog hopping, am now inspired! Thanks for sharing such beautiful creations. :)

carol.drumwright said...

Beautiful!

A Touch of SOL said...

AWESOME...Love the photo box idea...Thank you for the chance to win and sharing your artwork.
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

mjnix said...

love the photobox idea,so feminine,very pretty.

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful creations Maria. I love the photo idea.

pqueenie said...

These templates can be used for so many things. Nice job on yours.

irish said...

these are beautiful Maria..Great job on them.

Cherie said...

OMG! Your projects are beautiful! You are so very creative and I love the gorgeous colors you used. Thanks for yet another idea!

Donna said...

Both of these are wonderful ideas and would make great gifts. Your embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Babe O'Mara said...

Lovely projects. I like all the details and pretties you added. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Deb Long said...

LOVE your take on the menu keeper - your version would make a fantastic mother's day gift!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Wow, what a beautiful job. I love it, And I never thought about it for pictures. yes that is awesome. I will have these little boxes all over my dresser and kitchen counter LOL hugs and thank you for sharing
Cathy k

monica said...

sono senza parole....

Sheila said...

I really like the photo organizer...colorful and it does the job.

Noreen said...

Pretty ribbon storage.. and makes ribbon easy to find.

Sarah Gough said...

Just beautiful, I love the photo box!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

so very pretty! TFS!

Viviana Jara (Chile) said...

Lovely projects!!!! :)

http://vivijara.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

lovely projects!

Belladonna said...

I love the colors you chose to use and the flowers,buttons and charms.It is very pretty but also kind of whimical.

Shelly said...

Both of your projects are gorgeous, Maria!!! I LOVE the idea of a photo keeper. The tag on your embellishment keeper is sooo beautiful. Awesome work!!!!

Tats said...

Love how you designed these projects. Pretty awesome :)

Isabel said...

Preciosos trabajos,
me encantan los colores y todos los detalles en cada uno de ellos.
besos isabel

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love you take on these projects.. very prety!!
Thanks for this chance to win!

Kristen Conant said...

What a heart warming thing to do-turn the recipe box into a photo display with the stand! BRILLIANT!

shersl84bed said...

Very clever using it for photos. This template is very versatile.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Kathy Janicki www.sassystamper.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Kathy

tonistamps said...

Love the idea of a photo keeper! What a cool scrapbooking treat.

Denise said...

Great job... beautiful projects!
DeniseB

Axes DesigNs said...

Hi Maria.. I love the idea for the meny keeper and all the colors you use.. the butterfly is so cute!

Ginny said...

very nice projects.

Laura /sandytoz said...

Love the shoe charm!

paintedlady89 said...

The vintage look to your projects are gorgeous. I love that you made the recipe box into the photo keeper. The embellishments that you made are charming!
Gigi

Eileen said...

Love your projects they are stunning.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Maria, Such bright and wonderful colors and the floral embellishment is great. I also loved looking at all your cards down below.
:) Chris / CS Designs

dsood said...

Really Great Job

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love your projects and the way you used it in a totally different way. Thanks for this chance to win!! Love them all!

Teri said...

Great job on these!

Lolis said...

Love what you did with the templates, the flowers are beautiful!

Judy'sstampin said...

Just gorgeous and love the photo keeper idea. I will be getting married next year.. and my first thought was what a great table decoration.. especially if I can get photos of all our friends and families and have them on the table that they will be sitting at and then they can take their photo with them as a memory of sharing our special day! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow Maria, your creativity always amazes me! I love everything about your projects. Great way to incorporate beaded trim and I've got lots of it. Hugs, Rosie

Clare said...

Very cute Maria! Love the papers and colors!

Kim160 said...

As always Maria, you have done a wonderful job. I love your blog although I don't always comment. Thanks for sharing.

Eva - Esaga said...

Realmente precioso el conjunto y tu interpretacion
Besos

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