Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome to the Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop hosted by Dee of Vintage Heartfelt Designs.  As you know October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We want to spread the news about this deadly disease that could be cured if it is diagnosed in time. I know that each and everyone of us has been touched by someone with cancer or has had it ourselves. Thank you Dee for having me be a part of this hop. My mother is a survivor and I am doing this in her honor. She was diagnosed 9 years ago (the year after I got married) and has been cancer free since her surgery and radiation! Praise God!

If you arrived from Charity of Scrap Faire you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my blog and want to start at the beginning then go here. You do want to make sure you go to all stops because we have 3 sponsors and lots of Blog Candy.

After you have finished the hop, I would love it if you would stop back at the beginning at Vintage Heartfelt Designs and let Dee know which project you liked the most.You will need to do this in order to be eligible for the blog candy that she is giving away on her blog, which is a bag of goodies that you can use to scrap with and a $15.00 gift certificate. You must leave a comment on each blog and become a member of each blog to be eligible for the candy from our sponsors.

Our  instructions for this hop was to use "PINK". We have 3 sponsors for this hop. We would love to see a project from you with the same instructions - use "PINK"!

Our first sponsor is Jillian Vance who's favorite color is pink and is offering a set of her stamps.
Our second sponsor is Micelle from Cloud 9. She is offering a $20.00 GC to use on her sight.

Our third sponsor is Jennifer from Crafty Card Gallery. She is offering a $10 GC to or Oh My Crafts.

Now that all the formalities are over with we can get to my project. Let me tell you, everything that could go wrong HAS gone wrong with this project. After I purchased what I needed for this hop my husband decided to help and "put away" my stuff. Guess what, when I went to go work on the project my stuff was gone. He has no idea where he put it. So, I make a trip to Hobby Lobby and re-purchase what I needed. Now I can sit down and work on it. I find out that food coloring does not work in paraffin. Who would have known? My mother didn't know either because she thought it was a good idea. I make a trip back to Hobby Lobby to get what I need and come home to my electricity flickering and going off. But never fear, I did get my project done FINALLY!!!!!

In September I was in a blog hop and altered a candle. You can see that here. I had TONS of paraffin left over and thought I would like to make a candle. When I saw the ribbon candy molds at Hobby Lobby (you know the ones I had to purchase 2 of), I thought that would be a perfect project for this hop. Since the food coloring didn't work, I got some wax crystals that were pink. I added a little bit of an old burgundy candle to make the pink a little darker. This was a very messy project. I spilled wax EVERYWHERE! Be careful with candy molds, they are open on one end. :) I put a tooth pick in the cooling wax to add the wick. After trial and error I found that if I use a small screw and slowly twist through the candle and then untwist, I can easily add the wick.

Well, I hope you are enjoying this hop I know I had fun coming up with my idea. Many are offering blog candy along the way. I would love to be able to afford to give some candy away for every hop I participate in, but I am a teacher with out a job (aren't rifs fun?) and we don't have much fun money. I have decided when I get to 150 followers I will put together some type of candy and do a give away.

Don't forget to go back to Vintage Heartfelt Designs for a chance to win Dee's blog candy and the candy from our sponsors!

Your next stop on this "Hop for a Cause/Cure" is Jamie of Crafty Girl 21!

Here is our line up, in case you get lost along the way:
1. Dee of Vintage Heartfelt Designs
2. Kari of Purple Funtastick Creations
3. Faith of Faithfule Creations
4. Haidee of **created2Bunique**
5. Becky of Becks Cricards
6. Bunny of Bunny Runs with Scissors
7. Jillian of Princess & the Paper
8. Amy Jo of Scrappings, Card Making and Living with Fibro
9. Gill  of Creations by Gill M
10. Jennifer of Crafty Card Gallery
11. Paula of Scrap Your World
12. Tonya of Creative Addiction to Paper
13. Debbie of Debbie's Craft Time
14. Carol of Cardstock Scissors and Glue
15. Pam of Scrapbook Flair
16. Linda S. of Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven
17. Linda J. of Scrapbooking and More
18. Michelle of Queen of my Craftroom
19. Ellen of Cardmonkey's Paper Jungle
20. Jearise of Lorby's World
21. Brynn of Flair and Frills
22. Charity of Scrap Faire
23. VinDeeLoo of VinDeeLoo's This 'n That --You Are Here!--
24. Jamie of Crafty Girl 21! <-----GO HERE NEXT----->
25. Donna Lee of -Scrampin N Scrapin with Donna Lee
26. Rachelle of Creations by Rachelle
27. Kristy of Scraptastical Kreations
28. Sylvia of Bella Scrapbook Designs
29. Cathy of Designs From My Heart
30. Sandra of 365 Days of Cricut

Don't forget to go back to the beginning for your chance to win some Blog Candy from our wonderful host, Dee and from our gracious sponsors - Jillian Vance, Cloud 9, and Crafty Card Gallery!

Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Thank you for the warning about how messy this project is, and that food coloring doesn't work in paraffin. I've never tried candle making -- I think I'll skip it and stick to cards -- but your ribbon candles are adorable.

I am a new follower. You're not an unemployed teacher -- you're just not gainfully employed! You taught us wonderfully HERE!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Scrapfaire said...

Love those candles, it sounds a little challenging so I think I'll stick with paper and glue! TFS!!

Donna Lee said...

Great idea and so glad you finally got them made!

Suzy said...

What a wonderful cause for a hop. I love your project! Thanks for raising awareness and for the chance to win :)

Linda Dale said...

Love your project, very cool idea. New follower.

Linda said...

Beautiful candles and thank you for the information about how they were made.

I have just become a follower too.

Linda xxxx

Karen said...

Hi Denise, I love your project! Very cute, you did a great job.Thanks for sharing! Karen♥ said...

I love your project!

Donna Phelan said...

Brilliant! What a clever gal you are, great candles! **new follower**

Brittney said...

Cool idea!
New follower

Dee said...

Denise I love your candle, that was really inventive along with some others along the hop. Thank you so much for sharing with us and participating in this wonderful event for so many that have either had, have or has a person in their life with cancer of any kind. I am a follower and thank you for sharing with us and have a great weekend. Hugs, Dee:)

Rachelle said...

Love your idea!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

You candles look very nice.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

AmyJRockstar said...

Well, your hard work paid off! These candles are lovely. Would hate to burn them after all that though. ;) TFS! I'm a new follower.

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway and stop by my blog for current hops I'm in and a chance to win even more blog candy!

Amy Jo (new follower)

amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
DT Member:

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness I think these are so adorable! Wow is all I can say.

LisaG said...

Wow! These are so unusual, but so fab as well! What a great present to give someone who's fighting this horrid disease. Then they can relax in a nice hot bath with their pink candles burning.

Well done on being part of such a worthy cause.

I'm a new follower.

Lisa xx

lorby said...

Sorry it was so messy but the end result is worth it. TFS. Jearise in Lorby's World. I'm a follower.

Gill McCall said...

oh my goodness what another fabby idea of a project. gosh next year ill be organising my BCA fundraiser ball and using Jearises mask project and your candle idea could be used as small favour bag pressies. Thanks for sharing, Great to be in this hop with you

Jennifer said...

New follower - love your project - great idea!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com