Saturday, 6 April 2013

100 Proof Press/ Genuinely Jane Studios blog hop

The time has come! Welcome to the 100 Proof Press and Genuinely Jane Studios blog hop!

First of all, a little about each company:

100 Proof Press is located in Ohio, USA and has a catalogue that contains over 2500 timeless images, finely detailed and visually diverse. It's run by Sara Vukson, know for excellent quality, handmade rubber stamps and personalised service that's second to none.

Genuinely Jane Studios handcraft small and medium sized mini-albums made from hardwood in Missouri USA. These albums are perfect for altered art and stamping.

I got to play with the Picket Fence book, and made this little book for my girls to flick through whenever they are scared:

It's going to have stories like Little Red Riding Hood, where female characters have had to show courage in the face of adversity. No princess stories!
 
For the cover I have used Red Riding HoodGroup of Mushrooms, and Mushrooms in Grass. The cover itself is painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and the images were coloured with Copic markers. I have used some co-ordinating ribbons and trims to decorate the binding rings.


The second book I played with is the Arrow Book. I pulled it apart, and decided that the arrow turned on its side looked like a house. I have made a wall deco with each of the pages:


 I used KaiserCrafts Pickled Pear range of papers, and some seam binding to cover up the holes where the rings go. Here they are one by one (click to make them bigger).
 
I stenciled some gesso through a stencil, the used a variety of paints, mists and inks to get the background right for this first one. The stamp is Bathing Beauty Row


The second page also has gesso through a stencil and some paint, mists and ink on it. The image is Big Cutie Baby, paper pieced and coloured with Distress Markers:

 
This third page was covered with patterned paper, and has Laughing Elephant on it as well as Mushrooms in Grass and Group of Mushrooms. The mushrooms were coloured with Distress Markers.


The last page has Kids Looking, together with some punched butterflies and a handmade nest with pearls for eggs.


Are you prepared for some more inspiration? Here's the blog hop list:

START HERE AND LEAVE COMMENT for Gift Card Giveaway at:
100 Proof Press
 
Tracy
Amy
Teresa (you're here now!)
Caro  
SuzeJo
Ildi


END BACK HERE AND LEAVE COMMENT
for Grand Prize Giveaway:
Susan

Of course there are prizes. 100 Proof Press will be offering a $30 voucher to their online store, and Genuinely Jane Studios will be offering a gift pack. In addition, there will be a stamp as a prize drawn from each of the 100ProofPress DT blogs (including this one).  Some blog hop participants will even be doing giveaways on their own blogs, so be sure to stop by each one! To be eligible to win the vouchers, it will be necessary to comment on each and every blog.

Hope you find this hop enjoyable! You have until midnight on Sunday 7th April (New York time) to be entered into the draw for prizes, so hop to it!

ETA: Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and for all of the comments. The winner of the 100 Proof Press stamp is Anna! I have contacted Anna and will have her stamp out to her ASAP :)


49 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa, beautiful decorated books, love how you separated the arrow book. Gorgeous images too on the arrow book and I love the flowers on your first book too, beautiful combined with the 100 Proof Press Image. Tracy x x

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  2. beautiful!!!, thanks for the chance to win,
    Ps Amy's blog has nowhere to hop , it's not set up thank you

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  3. Both projects are fantastic love them
    Ria

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  4. Oh that is gorgeous - those albums and images are must haves!!

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  5. Just wanted to tell you that I love the idea for the book, and you are right, the arrows do look like houses. LOL.

    Good luck on the giveaways everyone. I will see you over at Lori's Happy Place. You will find me farther down the list between Kimberly and SuzeJo.
    Enjoy the hop!!
    Lori

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  6. Teresa, great projects! The picked fence book idea for showing courage is a neat idea! I like how you turned the arrow book upside down to make houses! They are adorable!

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  7. Lori invited me to "hop" this weekend, and am so glad that she did! Love the two books you have created, including your "vision" to see the arrows as homes! Thanks for he opportunity to win sweet blog candy!

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  8. Lori told me about the blog hop. Your project is wonderful!

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  9. wow, love what you did with the arrow book, I always enjoy looking at projects that are "outside" of the box, they really look fabulous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  10. Teresa you knocked this out of the park!!! Beautiful job!!

    Ildi Miskell
    GJS

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  11. Wonderful idea for your girls' book. Brave Girls, indeed. Thank you.

    The previous blog didn't have anything posted for the Blog Hop?

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  12. What great ideas! These are wonderful!

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  13. What a beautiful little Brave Girls book! Love the idea that you are going to put tales of strength in it! ...and what a clever use of the arrow book. I agree, they make perfect little houses!

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  14. ADORABLE!!! I love the book for your children..so SWEET and a very nice idea! They will cherish it.
    Love the wall hanging's as well..clever idea.

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  15. Awesome work! Love how you made something different using the arrow book!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  16. LOVE both of your projects!!

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  17. such a cute idea.. turn the arrow into homes.. I would do the same!! Love them!!

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  18. So much fun! So much to see!

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  19. Wow! I LOVE the Red Riding Hood album and your wall art is totally fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  20. Such great books. Love the arrow made into a home! Love the embellishments too.

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  21. That was so cute! I enjoyed your artwork and your style! Thanks for Sharing with all of us!

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  22. both very clever Teresa, a lovely idea to turn the album into a child's book and I particularly like the wall deco
    Jean xx

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  23. Such pretty colors and I love the pictures! This is so cute!

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  24. I just adore that laughing elephant! Your albums are fabulous and I love the Brave Girl mini album idea.

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  25. Beautiful projects! I totally saw the arrow as a house as well.... LOL. I am using it that way in an upcoming piece. Had a blast doing this hop with you gals!!

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  26. Love your album...beautiful:)

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  27. The Picket Fence album looks so cute, and I'm completely in love with your arrow houses - what beautiful shabby chic work - just gorgeous! Hadn't come across Genuinely Jane before - oh dear, my birthday wishlist just go longer! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win...
    Alison x

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  28. A truly inspiring hop. I learned so much. Thank you

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  29. Love little red riding hood!You did great job on all of them.Thanks for chance to win!

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  30. Both projects are super! Love the arrows used as houses!!

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  31. I have a thing about houses so great to see you turn the arrow book into a house, and I now like the idea of a house being an arrow : )

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  32. I love the pages you have created
    thank you for the chance to win
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  33. These are fab. Love the picket fence book, it's sooooo cute. Great idea for using the arrow book - you're right, they do look like little houses. Fabulous home decor piece. Linda xx

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  34. Superb projects !! just love them ... brilliant to part of this joint GJS/110PP Blog Hop with you ! :-)

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  35. I love your idea of using the arrow as a house and home decor.. super adorable.. I too have that arrow... hope u don't mind if i use mine as a house to.. that's if i ever get time.. thank you for your inspiration.. love your style.

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  36. Awwww I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your album!! Love how you did the cover, and your inside pages! Beautiful job! I love the wood album you used, and is on my wishlist!!! Also thank you for a chance to win, I'm so enjoying all the wonderful and beautiful inspiration from the DT members!!!
    Hugs
    Cheryl

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  37. What adorable projects. I really liked the picket fence book and the arrow book is stunning! Thanks for sharing these projects. You're inspiring me to try a similar project!

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  38. Very, very nice Tersea. I love the detail and care you used - your arrow book is amazing!

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  39. I am not sure which one i like better: the arrow or the picket fence. I love them both!

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  40. Very cute! I love the wall art!

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  41. I seriuosly nearly fainted when I saw your cover!! It is GORGEOUS!
    Am a new follower :)

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  42. What a cool idea, the Brave Girl book! And absolutely love the wall decor from the arrow book.

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  43. These are fantastic. I love your subdued color palette and your image choices. Overall ... I would give you ... a B minus. NOT! Girl, you get an A+!

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  44. these are so pretty, thankyou for sharing the photos of your project

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  45. They do look like houses and they are all amazing.. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sandy :)

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