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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Helmar's Holiday Blog Hop, Comment Candy, and a Tutorial!


Hi Everyone!

Christmas is less than a month away and I'm guessing by now, you are in full prepping for the holidays mode! 
Well, the Helmar Hotties girls are for sure! We have all created some fun projects to inspire you to get a little crafty this Christmas. 

Welcome to Helmar's Holiday blog hop!
If you are here from sweet Jessica's blog, you're in the right place! If you just happened on here, you'll want to head on back to our Helmar blog so you don't miss a thing. ;)

I wanted to do something a little different from my normal card, so I created a Christmas pin using lots of Helmar products and eggshells. You heard it right....EGGSHELLS!  :)

Here is my pin:



If you would like to see how to create the eggshell mosaic base for my pin. just check out this video.
(if you want to continue the hop then watch the video, please become a follower and/or bookmark my blog, so you can find your way back when you are finished hopping.



In the video, you saw me use lots of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Helmar Decoupage. I also used Helamr products to assemble my pin.
The Poinsettia Die cut was pieced together with 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.


I attached the poinsettia to the pin base with Helamr Scrap Dots. I love using Scrap Dots for adding floral embellishments because you can easily tip and position them exactly how you want them and it also keeps them popped up better then just gluing them down with regular glue. :)


Here is another pin that I created with the same technique.



Did you like my Poinsettia Christmas pin? Just leave a comment below and you could win it!  :)

Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Carisa’s beautiful blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays


 Thanks so much for hopping by today!

80 comments:

Scrappy Kapers said...

wow, looks great

Sammi said...

Oh these are beautiful!!! LOVE those hearts!!
Sammi
xxx

shirley said...

Love your Christmas pin!

toscania-art-life said...

Looks amazing. Beautiful colors! Love it.

Laurie said...

Beautiful pin, I am going to try that technique. Eggshells, who would have thunk it! I also love your digi stamps.

Katie said...

Both pins are gorgeous!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful pin! TFS =)

ferrellgraph-x said...

Oh True your Christmas pin is genius! I love the colors and texture of it! Someone will be lucky to have your artwork!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Debc06 said...

Wow True how beautiful is that and you made it look so easy. TFS
Debbie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Gorgeous!!

debb said...

True- these are beautiful! I can not wait to try them! I will have to try some Hellmar products- they look like they do an amazing job! I am heading to their site now to check it out!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow!! That is amazing! How beautiful your pins are! Love them!

Lydell said...

Oh my goodness.....what a cool technique....and the result is nothing short of gorgeous!!!!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... off to try to find me a tube of scrap dots ... what a cool product.

Angie said...

Stunning pins! Oh my goodness, just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your pin is terrific, thanks soo much for the how to!!

miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Sandy O said...

Oh My Gosh! this is stunning! What a great way to use egg shells. In the past 2 years I have started to do egg art and, though you used chicken eggs, it is a wonderful way to use the goose egg shells that have broken while cutting. I absolutely love it. thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project idea.

Janet said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Tanya said...

oh my goodness, it's beautiful, and so different, never heard of using eggshells, how cool is that!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

OH my goodness, True :D, your poinsettia pin is to DIE FOR!!! I absolutely love it. I hope that I am blessed to win it, though your video is so terrific that it's given me a good idea how to make one for myself. Can you tell me what dies you used for the poinsettia? It is LOVELY!!!!!!!!! I'm off to purchase more Helmar products. I think I need that decoupage tub ... the rest I have. Oh, I am drooling now.

Merry Christmas!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Connie said...

Tudy, what a beautiful piece. I'm gonna try to make one later today!!! love how your mind works:):):)

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Those are gorgeous! The green one is my favorite...who woulda thunk of using eggshells! :) shannon_corbin@live.com

Selma said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I have heard of this technique but never done it. Just fabulous!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

True this is totally amazing! How creative that you would think of using egg shells-now I have seen everything...lol
Thanks for sharing the steps
So beautiful

Jean said...

Wow - How beautiful!!! Would never have guess how you make these!

Sherry said...

gorgeous pins!!

Carolyn King said...

How cool! Looks beautiful!

Suz said...

cool technique thanks for the inspiration

hodgins said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I'm heading to YouTube now to check it out!

Cindy said...

Very cool, True! One thing I can easily come up with is egg shells (usually I'm walking on them!).

Leanne said...

O my, this is beautiful!! Two gorgeous pins and eggshells? Fantastic recycling! hehehe.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects with those amazing Helmar products.
;)

dlwidder said...

Fantastic idea! Love it! The blue and green one is so pretty, I think I'll have to make one like it myself! :-D

connie said...

This is beautiful! I would have NEVER thought to use eggshells. Thanks for sharing the video.

Maryann said...

Such a wonderful idea and it is just gorgeous, and do I like it? YES I sure do and would love to win it.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab project, thanks for sharing
Lindsay xx

Nikki Sivils said...

This is so pretty! I love homemade gifts and this one is perfect!

Erika Taylor said...

True, you are absolutely amazing. This pin is going to make its way to one happy artsy fartsy person. I'll be trying my luck with this this weekend.

Thank you True for all you do

Happy Holidays
ERika

Lillian Child said...

True, you NEVER fail to impress and delight me with your creativity. I so want to make (or win) one of these pin creations. That blue/green pin is SO pretty. What an inspiration you are. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Jackie said...

OMG, this is sooo amazing and creative! <3

ecpiercy said...

True, these are beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity and the tutorial!

Merry Christmas!

Missusg said...

i love those hearts!!!

Leslie said...

Fascinating! I've never seen this technique before!

EstherT said...

That's amazing - I have to go add it to pinterest so that I know I'll be able to find it again! My six-year-old watched it with me and he gives you a thumbs-up! :)
Thank you!

jennifer mitten said...

I love love love this pin! I am taking some time to eatch your tutorial before I move on:-)

Pam said...

This pin is so beautiful! I am in love with the mosaic heart & the poinsttia. Fantastic work!

Rebecca Beattie said...

OMG that is cute. love the idea and concept. beautiful share Trudy xxx

onlycarol1 said...

Oh man ... this is gorgeous! What a fabulous idea. I'll be back to watch the video and will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

Linn said...

nice mosaics thanks for the inspiration, great tut

mrich2500 said...

I will never look at an egg in the same way...genius idea!

Nicolle74 said...

Gorgeous pin!..:)

Chareen said...

Hello D. Inspirational. Love the title of your blog too. Thanks for sharing

Susan Garman said...

You are just too darned clever. Your creation is beautiful.

CreativSpirit said...

What a gorgeous project True, I've watched the video and am going to try out this project this afternoon. I have my Helmar glue here and will put it to work.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Trudy, it's gorgeous! You are so creative :O)

Sandie said...

What fantastic work!!! And a FAB blog. I definitely joined, so that I can come back and check it all out. Your work is truly inspirational. Love it.

Sandi Runyan said...

absolutely stunning...thanks so much for sharing....

Sarah said...

That pin looks amazing!!!

JPScraps said...

The pins are beautiful!

Beth said...

The pointsetta pin (and other pin) are both great. I never thought of eggshells as a crafting material. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl said...

Wow! So beautiful and creative! I need to start thinking of everything as possible crafting material!! :)

Susan said...

Hi True, Thanks for a wonderful tutorial on how to make your mosaic pins. They look so beautiful and it's great how unique each one becomes with the touches of ink and the addition of bling. Wonderful!

Sam said...

awesome idea ..love it !!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so neat! Thanks for the great video!

Shari said...

OMGosh...so creative. I think I'd adorn that beauty on my Christmas tree!

Angie Blom said...

wowza.. this is awesome and how cool to use egg shells. you totally rock Trudy!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

WOW!!!! You just knocked my socks off (and now my feet are cold!! lol)What a terrific project and a great tutorial. I have a friend who would LOVE a pin like one of these and I'm going to try to find time to try and make one myself. You've outdone yourself. This is my favorite project on the hop!!

Cher~ said...

oooh...so so pretty. I can see this technique used for different mixed media applications. It was a Eggcelent tutorial. ;-)

Theresa said...

Glad I saw this BEFORE I mixed my Christmas cookies. Can't wait to do this. Will make great gifts for at least there people I know. Thanks so much for sharing.

redjanfan said...

I love your pin. I posted to Pinterest, and said I could see this technique as a card, jewellery or even a box top for my vanity or gift. Beautiful beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

sandee said...

wow, ultra cool technique!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

WOW these are beautiful!!! Eggshells...wow...eggshells, who would have thought. :)
Love the tutorial, this is something totally new to me, and I loved watching.

v said...

Loved your awesome video on the eggshell pin!!! I've never seen anyone use eggshells before! I love learning new techniques!!! Well done YOU!!!

~Vanessa W

quilt4fun2 said...

Very beautiful projects and the Helmar worked great to hold it all together. Love it all!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Rae Cooper said...

LOVE IT - will definitely be having ago at this!!

Rae Cooper said...

Lucky Jess's chicken is laying again lol!!

Carisa said...

this is incredible! wow, i never ever would have thought to use eggshells in such a creative artful way!! thanks for sharing the tutorial as well!!!

Shercara said...

AMAZING!! LOVE THE EGGSHELLS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- you brought me back to my childhood when I would spend all afternoon making stuff like this...of course yours looks alot better with Alcohol inks- how cool the way the ink spreads! Thanks for sharing a fun video!

SusanLotus said...

Really beautiful creations!