Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Craft Loft Is My Happy Place and a blog hop

Hi Everyone,
I'm super excited to be a part of Jo's Blogaversary Blog Hop. Jo has been a long time follower of my blog and I was so thrilled when she asked me to participate in celebrating her 4th Blogaversary. Happy 4th Jo!

Our challenge was to make anything but a card. So with my new space I thought it needed a sign to welcome visitors to my loft. Here's what I made.

I started off with a blank wooden sign I picked up from Hobby Lobby and painted it with a coat of gesso. Each of the 4 boards are painted in different shades of my favorite color blue and then dry brushed with the base color from the board below it. I hope I'm describing that correctly.
Here are the colors I used: (the paints are all by Folkart) Sky Blue, Jamaican Sea, Deep Ocean Blue, and Cayman Blue.
The letters are white stickers from Hobby Lobby by the Paper Studio Company. I added a coat of matte medium to keep them from peeling off in the future. Plus I moved them so many times trying to  line it up perfectly that some of the corners lost their stickiness. 

I also added some flowers using a Prima flower pack I found at Hobby Lobby as well as a canvas flower. I hot glued those to the upper and lower corners. 

My quote is inspired by some quotes I've seen on Pinterest.  

Jo is giving away prizes during the hop...Here's how it works.
  • All hoppers must leave a comment and subscribe to each designer's blog to be eligible to win prizes
  • Hoppers will have until 11:59PM on May 6th to leave comments and winners will be announced on May 7th on Jo's Blog (Jo's Scrap Shack)
and here are the prizes you could win!
Sponsors & Prizes
  1. Jo's Scrap Shack - $15 Silhouette Store 
  2. Scrapper's Delight's - 3 Digital Stamps
  3. DoubleClick Connections- 3 bags of Skittles
  4. Sunny Studio Stamps- $20 gift voucher
  5. Little Blue Button Stamps- $15 gift voucher
  6. Lawn Fawn- 1 Stamp Set & a 6x6 paper pad-
  7. Bugaboo Digital Stamps- $30 gift voucher

The hop starts on Jo's blog
If you missed Millie...she's before me in the hop...Click HERE
Now head over to Darlene. You can find her HERE
and under my signature you can find all the stops for this fun hop. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope you have fun on the blog hop.
 photo ScreenShot2014-09-16at65934AM_zps19865182.png
Disclaimer: I participate in an affilate program with Simon Says Stamps,,, Bluemoon Scrapbooking and Amazon. I receive a commission when products are purchased through the links provided at no additional cost to you.

Day 1- May 3rd
Blog starts off -Jo's Scrap Shack 
Day 2- May 4th
Blog starts off- Jo's Scrap Shack


  1. Fabulous sign! Fun colors~the different shades look amazing and love the flowers!
    Sherrie K

  2. What a wonderful sign. LoVe it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. Awesome sign for a craft room. I love the way you added the flowers

  4. Oh Christina this sign for your craft loft is just beautiful! The different shades of blue are gorgeous all next to one another. It looks ombre and I think that was the look you were going for by the way you described it. The shades flow together beautifully. I love the little floral clusters you created for the corners and your quote is just perfect, truly is perfect. I want to thank you so very much for participating in my 4th year blogaversary celebration! It means so very much to me. You have been a huge inspiration for me throughout the years and to have you by my side this year is truly an honor. So thank you!
    xox :)

  5. What a great project! Love the colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is so beautiful. Love all the details.
    Valerija xx

  7. WOW!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! The colors are s Beautiful!!
    Love! Love!Love!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. What a gorgeous sign you have created!

  9. What a gorgeous sign you have created!

  10. I love your sign. Great job. Glad to be on this blog hop with you and Jo. Have a wonderful day and I love your loft.


  11. What a gorgeous welcome to your space. Love the graduated colors. TFS

  12. Fun welcome sign for your new space! I love the ombre colors! I'm new here to your blog and signed up to follow via emails!

  13. This sign is beautiful!! And it will definitely make you smile each time you enter your crafty space. Love the color (as blues are my favorites, too) and the ombre look is fabulous.

  14. Nice sign, love the colors. They remind me of being at the beach.

  15. Such a cool sign love those colors and your flowers are absolutely beautiful!

  16. Love your pretty sign. Looks wonderful with ombre colors and the sweet flowers. We all can relate to the sentiment!!
    So glad to be a follower of your blog!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. great project! I would hang this on my door, but my mother would love it even more!

    new follower!


  18. What a BLUEtiful project - love how soft and calm the colors are - you have created a thing of beauty!!

  19. How true that statement is. I love your sign.

  20. I love your loft sign! I love those colors too!!

  21. such a great sign! love the color combos! Happy yo be hopping with you! Carri~Abusybee

  22. Love your sign and painting technique. I'm not hopping - just don't have time - but had to comment on your work.

  23. Space to work. Notwithstanding for the individuals who have their own particular craft rooms, having the capacity to set up shop in an extensive territory with open work surfaces makes it simpler to finish extends and to mingle. Free SVG Cutting Files

  24. In the event that you pursue these purifying rules, you will be sheltered with a buy of either a plastic or wood board. Find this

  25. Different variables are likewise mulled over, for example, stickiness, temperature, static preloads, and vibrations that can influence the wood amid machining process.
    this link

  26. The engine is generally more grounded than the seat saw and can be immediate drive or associated with the sharp edge utilizing a response