Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.

Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that!"?  Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done so.

Ashley (aka The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping) here and I am your hostess with the mostest.

I have rounded up some talented crafters who love Pinterest just as much as I do to bring you this inspirational blog hop!

Here is the lineup...

I love Pinterest so much. Shocking enough I pin more fashion and food than anything else. To check out my boards, click here.

So I decided on two projects....

I decided for my initial project I would make keychains. Here is the link to where I found it. And here is the inspiration photo...

Now I am no sewer. Tried lots of times and it's been an epic fail each time so I decided to create these keychains with paper, elastic and a keyring. Here is what I came up with...

I think they turned out pretty cool.  I made one for myself and one for my sister Brittany.  Next time I make more (and I will make more) I will try some sort of Modge Podge just to give them a little more sturdiness.  To hold the elastic in place I have it sandwiched in between the two shapes.  I used the red tacky tape as well as E6000 glue so it's not going anywhere.  Warning the E6000 is very sticky so use with care a little bit can go a long way.

The papers used are from my stash as well as the elastic and keyrings.  The shape and font come from the Silhouette store.

For my other project I decided to make a Mind Bottle.  They call them Mind Jars, Calming Jars, Time Out Jars.  Perfect for children.  
A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset.  Good for adults too.  Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down.
 Here is the link where I found this project.  And here is the photo...

After a couple of attempts and some tweaking of my own, here is my "Relax" bottle....

Papers are from my stash and the Tag, Font and Star are from the Silhouette store.  And of course I couldn't resist the White gel pen :)

Looks pretty calm at the moment.  But give it a shake....

After awhile the glitter starts to settle...

I love my relax bottle.  As the glitter settles it looks like it has different color layers.  The bottle sits on my desk and I give it a shake every once in awhile.  Most of you know me, you know I lose my train of thought and creativity sometimes so this is perfect to bring me back.

So as for blog candy....

One winner will receive a $20 gift card to their choice of Michaels or Joanns.

To win....
1. Must comment on all hop stops. We always welcome new followers but not necessary to win the blog candy.
2. Tell me if you have a Pinterest account and if you don't mind giving me the link so I can check it out :)
3. Tell me what you like to pin the most
4. Leave a way for me to reach you

Using I will announce the winner on Sunday, August 16th.

Thank you for hopping and I hope you enjoy the hop. We have had such a great time creating for you all and hope you find some inspiration to give your "hey I gotta try that" a whirl.

I will now send you off to Maria's Blog!

Have a fabulous crafty day!


Mandee Gillen said...

Love the relaxing jar! super cute with the glitter! The keychains are perfect, you get an A+ with this hop girl. Thanks so much for putting this hop together.

Susan Martin said...

The key chains turned out really cute!! Mind Jars.. that is interesting. Cute idea.. I bet the kids wold love them!

Michele from MS said...

Great idea for the key chains ~ Really cute! I love the relaxation bottle ~ my grandson would LOVE to do this! My pinterest board is and I pin mostly paper crafting projects to inspire me when I lose my mo jo! LOL Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

Karlene Hansen said...

Loved the pinterest inspired blog hop, how fun!! I wondered how a paper key chain would hold up, love them!!! Kids would really enjoy the relaxation jars for sure!!
My pinterest is I believe I mostly pin DIY projects, lol.

jessica said...

WOW Ashley!! First I have to say that this is such a GREAT idea for a blog hop! I am addicted to pinterest and I am always browsing for ideas~ mostly crafty things (home decor, card ideas and party favors) Here is my pinterest page
Next...I LOVE both of your projects!! What great ideas both are done so beautifully!!
Thanks for a fun hop and looking forward to seeing more projects!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Teresa said...

Thanks Ashley for putting all this together. Great hop!! I love the relaxing jar but my favorite are the key chains...may copy this and make one for myself! My pinterest page is: I pin mostly home decor, organization pins, and food pins. I was a Kindergarten teacher last year when Pinterest came out so I have a whole bunch of "teacher stuff" on themed boards. Have a great day being inspired!

Jessica Kubit said...

Love this, I bet my daughter would too! maybe I'll have to try it:-)

Wandy said...

Wow love that mind jar! I think that would be awesome for my lil munchkin, Mekayli!
The keychains r too cute! Love that stitching on the letters!
Hugs, Wandy

Esther said...

Cute projects!!! I may have to make a mind jar for my grandkids, great idea to settle them down :)

I have a link to my pinterest account on my blog!
I love to pin crafts and cards the most :)

porteresther at gmail dot com

Fun being in your hop!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

These are both fabulous projects! The keychains are adorable (I'm definitely not a sewer either) and I love the idea of the mind bottle! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful hop!


Jennifer Restivo said...

Love both of your projects - I used to have a wand that settled & it was cool to look at when you were stressed. The keychains are great - I need to do that for some keys at work!
Thanks for coordinating the hop; it was great to "make myself" make something from pinterest...

sue said...

i really like the calming jar. i actually think i have this pinned on my school stuff board. i'm at i think the things i pin the most are gift ideas....i just really enjoy making stuff for other people.

Claire Spielman said...

The key chains are wonderful and I was thinking you could just run them through the laminating Xyron to protect them?
I adore the relaxing bottle...want to mass produce them???
Thanks for a fun filled, inspiring hop,always a delight to be part of what ever you are in!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.(Pinterest ADDICT)
My boards:

Scrappin' Sista said...

Wonderful job! I love the keychains and the calming jar is something that I'm going to make for my classroom. I love pinning ideas for class and for crafting. My Pinterest account is TFS and participating on this hop.

Scrappy hugs,
Scrappin’ Sista Designs

Jamie said...

I think your keychain turned out better than the ones you had pinned.

Here is my account, I swear I had more and they just went on vacation or something. LOL.

Maybe I will try out the relaxation jar myself sometime.

Kate said...

This is seriously AWESOME!!! Love the key chain idea but my favorite has to be the relax the glitter that you used to mix it is just so pretty. Definitely will have to scraplift this ideas. TFS.

Lori Apgar said...

Great projects!!! Love the calming bottle (but shouldn't it have wine in it....just kidding)!!

My pinterest link is
and I love pinning! I find I mostly pin crafts!

Maria Matter said...

fabulous projects Ashley!
this hop was a brilliant idea!

Tonya said...

Great projects Ashley! I love the relaxation bottle. I pinned one of those too with every intention of making on for my kids. This may have just been the inspiration I needed to actually make one.

Thanks so much for having me in this hop. I've really enjoyed myself.

Pink Dalmatians said...

what cute projects. I'm really glad that you used the bottle instead of a glass jar. I was not thinking glass would work for my kids, but your project is the solution. yes I have a pinterest account I probably pin scrapbooking stuff & right now shower/wedding stuff the most.

Shawnee said...

I love the relaxing jar. Super cute ideas. Thank you for this fun blog hop!!


Cathy said...

I love the relaxing jar, what a cool idea. The key chains look super fun and easy. I do have a Pinterest account, do not spend as much time there as I would like. it is cathyplus5 of course:)

Marcia said...

The Relaxing Jar is a cool idea! I do have a Pinterest account -

I pin mainly crafty ideas - check out my blog:

scrapqueen141 said...

Hi Ashley, this hop has been so much fun! Love your Pintrest projects. The keychains are so cute and I'm totally going to pin that relaxation bottle - would definitely make a good timeout activity for the kids :) What do I like to pin the most??? Difficult question but probably anything paper craft related!
Thanks for including me on this hop!

cema1cema said...

Great projects Ashley! Loved this hop!

Robin said...

What great projects. I have been wanting to try the relaxing jar. I do have a pinterest,


MzLavr2 said...

What a great take on those projects! Thanks for sharing! I do have a Pinterest account, you can find me here:
I mostly pin crafy ideas and food.
<3 Pam

Kat Stachowiak said...

clever idea

craftaholic said...

Hey Ashley,
I am just getting started on this hop and look forward to it!! I love Pinterest and My most favorite is the cards! I have a account. love your projects!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Kim Ricketts said...

I LOVE the relax bottle!! I have seen that and thought about making it for the classroom. Its such a great idea!


Ellen Jarvis said...

Hi Ashley ... Your projects (as usual!) are super-cute. I love the concept of the Relax Jar though I don't believe I have the patience or attention span to make it a viable option for my use. It's a sickness! My Pinterest account is, and right now, most of my pins are on Copic marker tutorials, organization stuff for my messy craft room, word art, holiday ideas, and yummy recipes, probably in that order.

Ellen (CardMonkey)

Miranda said...

Great projects Ashley! Again so sorry I couldn't join you guys! But maybe next time!
Miranda :)