Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Becky and Melanie's Holiday Hop

Happy Holiday Hop!  Becky and Melanie thought it would be great fun to team up for a little Holiday Hop today.  We are showcasing Becky's new set, Warm Woolen Mittens along with Becky's new cut file Grand Banners and Grand Banners - Winter Sentiments and Melanie's new set, Lots of Letters today.  Joining us are some dynamic designers that will knock your socks off with their beautiful work!  Make sure you visit everyone's blog to leave a comment and be entered to win a clear I do! and Beyond Baskets stamp set!  Now onto today's projects!

My project is a banner made with Becky's cut file of  a banner pennant in the shield design (the cut file also includes a triangle pennant).  I stamped each flag with one of the fabulous background stamps from Warm Woolen Mittens and added my die cut letters over it.  I seem to be in a non-traditional color mood this year, so I used a cherry red and bright blue:) 


Here's a closer look at the fun nordic patterned background stamp!  To hang up my banner, I made two little mittens on clothespins:)  So cute!  I love that the pattern on the wrist of the mittens matches the background stamp.  


Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun visiting all the stops in the hop!  And I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season!

Melanie Muenchinger (Illustrator of Lot of Letters)
Becky Oehlers (Illustrator of Warm Woolen Mittens)  
JJ Bolton (you are here)
Tosh Leyendekker

Mahalo and aloha,

jj



65 comments:

  1. What a wonderful banner! Love it!
    Hugs and smiles

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  2. I love the huge clipped mittens at the ends!! :)

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  3. This banner is amazing! Great job on it, love the stamp you chose to go across each piece, perfectly warm!!

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  4. This looks so wonderful. Terrific job!!!

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  5. wonderful banner! it looks so warm and cozy especially with the mitten ends.

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  6. Awesome- love that pattern stamped behind the letters. Looks wonderful!

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  7. Love your banner! It's very festive, and I really like tje nontraditional color combo.

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  8. Who says Christmas colors have be traditional? It's great to think out of the box and I think your banner is terrific!

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  9. Beautiful project! So nice and festive!

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  10. Very cool banner. thanks for posting

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  11. So cute JJ! I love the twine and that the mittens are holding it up!

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  12. Love the banner, and the mittens with the clothes pins to attach it is such a cute idea!

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  13. Love banners! And this one is so cute!

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  15. A darling banner! Don't you just love the letters and mittens? tfs

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  16. This is such a great project! I love the banner, colors and all the little touches you put into this to create a winner! :)

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  17. Loved the banner, great idea...xx....
    hugz Kath...xx...

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  18. So much fun for the holidays! I love that nordic print and the little mittens holding it up!

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  19. Never tried a banner. Will have to do this!!

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  20. Aloha JJ - I am a Kona girl! Live in Captain Cook :*
    Very sweet how you used the Fair Isle pattern on the flags -- mahalo nui loa for sharing with us!!! Rosy aka KonaRose

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  21. Beautiful banner love how it all matches

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  22. How cute! I love the sweater pattern on the banner too!

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  23. Love this fun banner!! Isn't this set fantastic!!

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  24. this is really cool. Wonderful way to use the new letters.

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  25. This turned out really beautiful!

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  26. Cool banner and the mittens put the right finishing touches.

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  27. Love the Fair Isle sweater pattern you used to make your beautiful banner, fabulous!

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  28. Just love your banner and thanks for sharing:)))

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  29. Very fun banner--I like the mittens and the sweater pattern.

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  30. That banner is just amazing. That is so cool looking.

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  31. What a beautiful banner - such a great way to decorate for the holidays.

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  32. Wow, that's quite the banner! I like the color combination--very Nordic. ;) The little mittens on the ends are super cute!

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  33. What a beautiful decoration! Love the banner idea and especially the mittens holding it up. Really nice. Thanks

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  34. Such a great idea to have the mittens holding your banner, love it!!

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  35. What a lovely banner! I like the non-traditional shape and the mittens at the end.TFS

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  36. Cute banner! I love the mittens.

    Cynthia Clark
    ajjupiter58@gmail.com

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  37. Your banner is just beautiful

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  38. Such a lovely banner..so festive and bright!

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  39. LOVE that colour combo! So rich & bright :)

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  40. Love your bright happy banner JJ…. great job!

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  41. Love the cute mittens on the ends, great idea. TFS.

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  42. A lovely banner and I think the method of hanging it is brilliant! Wonderful idea.

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  43. What cool cards! I really love the technique you did with embossing vellum and coloring on the backside, what a cool effect! Thanks!

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