It's here! Today is the reveal party for The Bloggorette Sorority Sisters, Fall Findings Cigar Swap Box! Which means that we all get to see what everyone got! Our mission was to decorate a cigar box and fill it with fun fall findings for our Swap Partners. Karen of Some Days Are Diamonds hosted this first ever Bloggerette Sorority Swap and assigned us our partners based on a questionnaire that she asked us to complete. Then once we received our Swap Partners information we were to go out and hunt down, and gather things we thought our partners would like to receive in their boxes.
This week's Pink Saturday post is actually a Wednesday's Workshop feature because I'm going to show you all how I put together last week's Bloggerette SororityRush Ribbon. I received a lot of sweet comments and emails from alot of my Sisters so I thought it would be fun to share how I assembled my Rush Ribbon Project.
First, just know that I didn't go out and buy alot of items to make this other than a few of the ribbons and some charms. The rest of the stuff I had on hand and really just wanted to see what I could come up with so that it didn't cost alot of money and time. My original inspiration came from memories of award ribbons and I thought that I could just purchase some gathered ribbon or trim at the craft or fabric stores...NOT! Did you know that they make special sewing machine feet that gather and make ribbon trims...and for the award ribbon industry...yeah there is one...for horse races, etc...they have this great big industrial machines for it. They are like a big production, tool and dye thing...who knew!
Now everyone knows to be initiated into a Sorority - you must "Rush"
To rush you must do the following:
Take this picture . . .and create something with it.
A banner, a hanging, an ATC,
a piece of jewelry, a tag, a card . . . anything!
Print the picture and place it in a frame -
it doesn't have to be fancy!
Just use your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
You have inspiration all around you.
After all . . . that's what our blogs do - they inspire us.
This can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.
Then take a picture of your creation.
There are no rules.
Well - except one.
You must be in the picture too.
You can always take a self-portrait in a mirror.
Because we all want to see who are "Sisters" are!
Then post your picture the day of our Sorority party.
So as a PLEDGE, I decided to make a RUSH RIBBON for our party!
The ribbon itself, combines the Sorority's favorites of soft pink, black & white zebra stripes, and strands of pearls. Pink represents our soft feminine side, while the animal print reflect our wild and strong sides, while the classic pearls represent our collective pearls of wisdom!
Starting from the top...you will see the Bloggerrett Sorority Sister's Crown...
because we are all...PRINCESSES of quite a lot!
From the crown you will see the Bloggerette Sorority charms...
the Woman's Silhouette charm represents all the Sisters...
the lock is for protecting all of our Secrets...
and finally, a key allowing entrance to our Sorority!
Directly below the crown, you will see the Bloggerette Sorority classic, Sister's photo...
which is framed in soft pink glitter...cause we all love a little sparkle! Hanging from the Sister's photo are the Bloggerette Sororitydog tags...with more bling!
Next you will find my Pledge Photo, sitting on a medallion of more Bloggerette Sorority ribbons.
AND finally...hanging from my Pledge Photo medallion is a charm chain that is woven with more ribbons and pearls. This is where I want to hang all of my individual charms as they represent my interests and Sorority Sister charm swaps :) For now...I have hung a BIG HEART charm (front and center ;), a FLEUR de LEI (cause I'm a Frenchy ;), a PROTECTIVE ANGEL (to watch over all my Sorority Sisters ;), a MESSENGER BIRD (to always spread good thoughts to all ;), and a PAIR OF WINGS (to give flight to all my hearts desire and dreams ;).
In time I want to add more charms as I find ones that I really like, for instance, money for charity, books for reading, pens for journaling, etc.
Hope my RUSH RIBBON inspires the rest of my Sisters to have fun with the RUSH PARTY and I can't wait to see what everyone else has created ;)
I was searching for some inspiration and while flipping through one of my idea books (told you all about here in this post) I stumbled upon this old clipping for making candle shades...
The writing on th magazine clipping says this: "You can make these candle shaded from pleated window shades." NOW, I have had this clipping in this blank book for over 7 or so years and I always thought it was a neat idea and that I'd make them out of pieces of vellum or scrap-booking paper that I pleated like a fan...I know it is that old because the I used a corner rounder on the photo's corners! ha!
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