Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Favorite Things VIP Blog Hop!

It's My Favorite Things' VIP Blog Hop time!! If you got here from Sherrie's blog you're right on track. If not, do yourself a favor and head on over to Kim's blog 'cause that's the beginning--you won't want to miss anything.

Here's what's in the August VIP package:

August VIP (July 20th 10 PM EST through July 21st)
Who’s That Harvesting Girl? VIP $36
Who’s That Harvesting Girl? $15.95
Girly Net Ribbon Collection (2 yards each of netted ribbon in Lipstick Red, Cool Green, White Tulle, Sassy Black, Girly Pink) $5.95
5 yards 5/8” Black Saddle Stitch Ribbon $3
Olivia Basic Grey 6 X 6 patterned paper pad $6
Set of 10 Scalloped A2 Notecards in Black Linen $4.85
Garden Goodness mini stamp set (FREE, $9 value)

Additional release on VIP night:
Strawberry Carton and Strawberries Template $3.95

What a bunch of goodness!!

For my project I decided that since it was beginning to be harvest time around my garden I'd share a tried and true recipe to use up that abundance of tomatoes that you might have. This spaghetti sauce is a staple in my pantry and it also makes a great gift. Here's a gift set I've put together to show off this fabulous set.

The card uses the new WTG image with a basket of tomatoes. There are also apple, peach, and strawberries for her basket and a bunch of great sentiments. The image was stamped on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic markers and paper pieced.

I love it when I get a gift from someone's kitchen and they include the recipe. So here's a gussied up recipe card with the WTG image. Now, I don't know this lady personally, but I've been using her recipe for years and she knows good spaghetti sauce ;-) The recipe actually came to me from a co-worker--I assume she knows the author, LOL.

I had to make a purty label for the jar, right?

And a tag for the top. I took one of the 'maters from the basket, finished drawing it with a Copic multiliner pen, colored it and added it to the tag.

And finally, here's the inside of the card with a sentiment from the VIP mini set, Garden Goodness.

Other MFT supplies I used are: Whip Cream, Sour Apple, and Red Hot card stock, Twill Ribbon Collection, Open Scallop and Framed Greetings Die-namics Dies, and Earth Girl Buttons.

This set also works for a bunch of the DTGD challenges going on this week at SCS: DTGD10DeborahLynneS, DTGD10peanutbee, DTGD10JeanneS, DTGD10notimetostamp, DTGD10debdeb, DTGD10cindy-haffner. Get the deets here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now you'll want to hop on over to the fabulous Melody's blog where I'm sure you'll find something gorgeous!

Who's That Harvesting Girl (MFT)

Whip Cream, Sour Apple, and Red Hot card stock, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Farm Fresh 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon); Very Vanilla (SU!)

Memento Rich Cocoa; printer ink

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Open Scallop and Framed Greetings Die-namics Dies, buttons (MFT); Labels Five, Label Trio, and Classic Circle Nestabilities dies; sewing machine; Copic markers; Prismacolor pencil, OMS, blending stump; ribbon; slot punch (SU!); twine (PTI); buttons (LSS)


  1. Wow. You did such a wonderful job with these! Your coloring is fantastic and these are all beautiful!

  2. Your whole set is just gorgeous Bar! I love the buttons in the scallops and that ribbon...sigh! Just beautiful!

  3. This is just too adorable! I didn't realize it came with tomoatoes too! This is such a great idea. It seems we always have too many and are trying to get anyone to take them. LOL! And this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try it! Such a gorgeous project and one I am sure to case in the future!


  4. I LOVE this set!! Every detail is just perfect! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  5. Wow!! These are just beautiful! Your stuff is truly a work of art!

  6. wow your stamp items are awesome I love how you made them a set, so much detail great work. love the paper piece shirt and just stunning on everything. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow! What a delish gift set! I love all of the lil details that you add in your projects! Very inspiring :)
    hugs, margie

  8. Super cute projects. Oh, they are so lovely. Want all of it.

  9. Wow!! Slammin' down DIBS!!!! before anyone else can!! ;) As long as it comes with a jar of sauce. The set is fabulous!! and Thanks for the receipe!! Can't wait to give it a try.


  10. FABULOUS Barb, I love your gingham!!

  11. So many great ideas barb. I can use them all.

  12. Adorable set of goodies!!

    On another note, I just joined the Papertrey Chicks - I would love to see this group be more active (the challenge hasn't changed in 3 weeks)...if you have any thoughts or input, I would love to hear what I could do to help! I'm not even sure who is "in charge" of the group! Will be back to visit you again!

  13. OK, WHO ROCKS???? YUP!!!! Barbara ROCKS!!!!!!

    I LOVE this set!!!!! SO perfectly put together **BAR STYLE** sigh... LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

  14. What a wonderful set Barbara! Your work is amazing. Love the combination of papers and embellishments.

  15. Wow, Barbara! This is amazing! I LOVE the buttons! (Will definately have to do that sometime! I love the look!) Such pretty papers, the recipe card...the whole ensemble is WONDERFUL!

  16. well! I'm in plaid heaven. this is so awesome and fabulous.

  17. Wow! Fantastic! So so so cute...

  18. What a GORGEOUS set Barbara!!! LOVE the label on the jar! These are totally FABULOUS!!

  19. Barbara, this is just STUNNING! i absolutely LOVE IT! I love the card, the ribbon, the twill, the buttons, it's all just fabulous! What a fantastic gift!

  20. This set is so adorable. Great inspiration! Love all the red checks.

  21. fantastic as always- everything is gorgeous!

  22. Cool project, Barbara! DH and I do lots of canning and I'm always on the lookout for stamps and such to embellish our canning jars that we give for gifts. And I just may have to try that recipe - sounds scrumptious!

  23. Fabulous as always Barbara....all that gingham makes me grin!

  24. OMGosh, this is fabulous! LOVE all the gingham, and the sweet button "swags" on the card and recipe card!

  25. Wow, these are amazing, Barbara! The colors really POP and the workmanship is exquisite!

  26. That is SUCH a gorgeous set. Love it.

  27. I just knew I'd love whatever you did with this set. I love your work and what a FUN set!! Thanks!

  28. Wow!! I just LOVE all the gingham!!! So totally lovely!!


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