Friday, May 18, 2012

VC Rocks Blog Hop and BLOG CANDY!

Hello crafty hoppers!

Are you enjoying the hop so far?  I hope so...there's a lot of fabulously creative ladies in this group, and I love a reason to visit each of their blogs all in the same day.  My "ideas" folder is overflowing!  If you arrived here from an email, and not from the blog hop path, you're probably wondering what I'm talking about.  This weekend is the first Blog Hop for the VC Rocks group's 2012 Season.  This is an amazing group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together online and host all sorts of challenges, blog hops, and lively conversations in an effort to celebrate the release of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  It's really alot of fun to see what the ladies have to post, so please, check out the hop.

To start from the beginning, click HERE to go to the VC Rocks group homepage.  
Or you can just continue from me, and it will eventually loop you back around. we go!
Today's share is a set of coasters I made using the Beau Chateau DSP, which of course will be retiring in just 13 short days.  This was one of my favorite paper packs of this year's catalog, and I will be sad to see it go.

To turn these tiles into coasters, I used a Mod Podge-like glue to adhere the DSP to the top of the coaster.  Then I applied 3 more thin coats of the glue on top of the paper, drying in between each coat with my heat tool.  This not only adheres the paper to the coaster and gives it a glossy look, but it waterproofs it from my sweaty ice-cold sweet tea glass!  To give the coasters a more finished look, I used my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker to color the edges of the coasters so they wouldn't be such a stark white.  Finally, I applied cork feet to the bottom to make them more stable, and more end-table friendly.

I hope you like today's project...and at the end of the weekend, I will draw a name from all of my current subscribers/follwers, and the lucky winner will receive a set of these coasters and a few other goodies as blog candy!  So, if you like what you see, please be sure to sign up as a follower! you go to see what Tania has in store for you over at Something to Scrap About.

Click HERE to go to the next stop-and Happy Hopping!

Supplies Used:

Beau Chateau DSP
Mod Podge Glossy Decoupage Liquid
Stampin' Write Marker (Crumb Cake)
Cork "feet"

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  1. These are beautiful tiles, Angela. I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time. I like your creative style. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a set of coasters. Awesome blog candy!

    1. Love the coaster! I will also miss this designer paper. Thanks for sharing your artwork, and giving away blog candy. Don't forget to post on my blog I'm giving away blog candy also:)

  2. Hi Angela, Your coasters are amazing. My daughter made several for gifts last X-Mas, I forgot how cool they really are. Thanks for the tutorial too btw!

  3. I really like your coasters! The paper looks awesome used that way. It is always fun to turn our art into usable items. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow Angela these are fabulous. I love this paper too.

  5. Great job on these. I was curious if they will withstand heat or if the Modge Podge will stick to the hot pan?? Do you know. I think they are great anyway--don't have to be used for hot just wondering--guess I will try it out. Again, great projects.

  6. Great idea, that paper is one of my favorites.

  7. Great gift idea! I wonder how many sets I can make before school ends for the year. LOL

    Thanks for sharing the directions!

  8. Love, love, love these coasters. I have never made any with DSP but they are gorgeous. Will definitely have to try this. thanks for sharing.

  9. Those are gorgeous! I love this DSP too!!

  10. Your coasters are adorable, great idea for gifts.

  11. Love your coasters! They are a neat idea.

  12. WOW, I love your coasters they look gorgeous. Thanks for the easy directions too.

  13. What a great set for you mom! I am sure she will love them.

  14. Your coasters are darling. Who knew these were so easy? Thanks for the instructions.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

  15. Fabulous idea for using your DSP! These turned out beauifully! I'll have to give them a try!

  16. These are awesome!!!! Very impressive!!!

  17. Great tiles, very pretty.

  18. Such pretty DSP, some of my favorite. These coasters would look great at my house (LOL!) Thanks for sharing.