#CIJParty – Follow Up

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Thank you to the sponsors of the #CIJParty! Below are our sponsors and the prize winners! The sponsors will be contacting the prize winners individually. If you have any questions please leave a comment here and we will get back to you!

Congrats to all!

  • Sponsor
    Sandy
  • Winner: Sue
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Radiant Orchid T-Shirt Yarn Fabric Necklace with Silver Beads
  • Estimated Value
    $60 USD
  • Detailed Description
  • Evoking a flirty and free spirited feel, this lightweight radiant orchid fabric necklace is perfect for any season. Each of the 10 layers is accessorized with shiny silver beads, adding a touch of shine, making this a versatile piece that can be easily slipped over your head and added to your daytime or evening look. One size fits all.I’ve created this limited necklace collection in 10 awesome colours.
    White
    Beige
    Red
    Raspberry
    Turquoise
    Mykonos Blue (Royal Blue)
    Radiant Orchid (Purple)
    Brown
    Charcoal Grey
    BlackShop the entire collection here: TesoroDelSolT

    • Sponsor
      Margaret
    • Winner: Becky
    • Shop Name
    • Name Of Prize
      Chickadees Christmas Ornament
    • Estimated Value
      19.00 CAD
    • Detailed Description

      This Chickadees Christmas ornament (Birds of a Feather) is a hand painted solid wood ornament. This wooden ornament is approximately 1 5/8″ in diameter and fashioned from a hardwood turning. The high gloss finish brings out the beauty of the wood and renders the ornament virtually indestructible. Each ornament arrives gift boxed with a descriptive card.These charming chickadees are perfect for “First Christmas Together” or for any reason whatsoever. The joyful little chickadee is a popular visitor to backyard feeders and may be found throughout most of the North American continent. This is one of our most popular ornaments.cijchickadees

  • Sponsor
    Jennifer
  • Winner: Amy
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Printable December Daily Card Set
  • Estimated Value
    $5.00
  • Detailed Description
  • Printable PDF of a set of (6) journaling cards perfect for your December Daily albums, Project Life, or for adding to scrapbooks and/or cards.CPSponsor
  • Megha
  • Winner: Aleksandra
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    “The beginning of Winter” 8 x 10 Print Your Own Fine Art Photo
  • Estimated Value
    $11.99
  • Detailed Description
  • This high quality tree silhouette photo can be printed on any type of photography paper. You will receive your photo by e-mail, it will not contain any water marks. This is a digital product. Size 8 X 10 (Portrait).

    tree2

    • Sponsor
      Amanda
    • Winner: Lucy
    • Shop Name
    • Name Of Prize
      Hair bow
    • Estimated Value
      $6 to $10
    • Detailed Description
    • Hair bow of your choice from my shop!C

    • Sponsor
      Hetal
    • Winner: Kelly
    • Shop Name
    • Name Of Prize
    •  Veda Paw Spa-w Kit for pooches
    • Estimated Value
      $50.00
    • Detailed Description
    • Curry n Pepper Veda Paw Spa-w kit for dogs contains the following earth friendly, non-toxic and chemical free products:-1. 8 oz Tridosha balancing neem shampoo
      2. 4 oz Anti-oxidant moisturizing paw balm
      3. 1.5 oz Neem Dental tooth powder (No Xylitol, Sorbitol or baking soda!!)
      4. 3 oz bag of veggie paw-paddums treat
      5. 2.5oz Paw Wash Soap
      6. 3 oz Dry ShampooV
  • Sponsor
    Michelle
  • Winner: Catherine
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Gift Card
  • Estimated Value
    $25.00
  • Detailed Description
  • $25.00 Gift Card from Evie’s Tool EmporiumCIJAvatar

          • Sponsor
            Sue
          • Winner: Ms. Bitty
          • Shop Name
          • Name Of Prize
            Christmas Fabric
          • Estimated Value
            $10.00
          • DetailedDescription
          • Cotton Fabric,Home for the Holidays from Riley Blake Designs, Candy Canes on Red
          • 1 yard.S

            • Sponsor
              Alek
            • Winner: JaRae
            • Shop Name
            • Name Of Prize
              Tiny cork bottle charm earrings. Summer.
            • Estimated Value
              $12.50
            • Detailed Description
            • Little bottle earrings with delicate textured decoration of colored salt which reminds of the summer motif. Don’t wet or that will spoil it.Please be rational and be careful using my products, because leaving you happy is important to me! The bottles are made of glass and aren’t appropriate for children, because they can easily get broken and hurt them! Bottles can’t be opened or that will spoil their composition.High 3 centimeters ( with the cork stopper) and diameter 1 centimeters.IF

              • Sponsor
                Beth
              • Winner: Janice
              • Shop Name
              • Name Of Prize
                15% Off Personalized Party Supplies
              • Estimated Value
                10.00
              • Detailed Description
                Coupon Code Valid through 12/31/2014 for 15% off Total Purchase of Any Personalized Party Supplies FromBethsFromBeths
                • Sponsor
                  Alicia
                • Winner: Anastasia
                • Shop Name
                • Name Of Gift
                  bracelet
                • Estimated Value
                  15.00
                • Detailed Description
                  Red,white and blue crystals bracelet with silver toggle clasp. AF
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#CIJParty – 2nd Chance To Win Prizes

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Due to a complication with Rafflecopter.com on Friday during our #CIJParty we are going to open up the chance to win great prizes once again! See below for the new deadline and specifics!

Toss your name into the hat below for your chance to win one of prizes offered up by our fabulous sponsors. Contest ends Wednesday 7/23. The winners will be announced Thursday on the blog!

Register here

#CIJParty Prizes

There are 4 prizes that have already been awarded. They are:

  • Sponsor
    Jennifer
  • Winner: Amy
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Printable December Daily Card Set
  • Estimated Value
    $5.00
  • Detailed Description
  • Printable PDF of a set of (6) journaling cards perfect for your December Daily albums, Project Life, or for adding to scrapbooks and/or cards.CPSponsor
  • Megha
  • Winner: Aleksandra
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    “The beginning of Winter” 8 x 10 Print Your Own Fine Art Photo
  • Estimated Value
    $11.99
  • Detailed Description
  • This high quality tree silhouette photo can be printed on any type of photography paper. You will receive your photo by e-mail, it will not contain any water marks. This is a digital product. Size 8 X 10 (Portrait). tree2

  • Sponsor
    Michelle
  • Winner: Catherine
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Gift Card
  • Estimated Value
    $25.00
  • Detailed Description
  • $25.00 Gift Card from Evie’s Tool EmporiumCIJAvatar

  • Sponsor
    Alicia
  • Winner: Anastasia
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Gift
    bracelet
  • Estimated Value
    15.00
  • Detailed Description
    Red,white and blue crystals bracelet with silver toggle clasp. AF

Toss your name into the hat below for your chance to win one of prizes offered up by our fabulous sponsors. Contest ends Wednesday 7/23. The winners will be announced later Thursday on the blog!

Thank you to Alicia from Alicia’sFindings for hosting the prize portion of the #CIJParty. Alicia is a member of the CIJ leadership team. She is our treasury leader, writes for our blog and a prize expert!

Now a word from our sponsors!

  • Sponsor
    Sandy
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Radiant Orchid T-Shirt Yarn Fabric Necklace with Silver Beads
  • Estimated Value
    $60 USD
  • Detailed Description
  • Evoking a flirty and free spirited feel, this lightweight radiant orchid fabric necklace is perfect for any season. Each of the 10 layers is accessorized with shiny silver beads, adding a touch of shine, making this a versatile piece that can be easily slipped over your head and added to your daytime or evening look. One size fits all.I’ve created this limited necklace collection in 10 awesome colours.
    White
    Beige
    Red
    Raspberry
    Turquoise
    Mykonos Blue (Royal Blue)
    Radiant Orchid (Purple)
    Brown
    Charcoal Grey
    BlackShop the entire collection here: TesoroDelSolT
  • Sponsor
    Margaret
  • Shop Name
  • Name Of Prize
    Chickadees Christmas Ornament
  • Estimated Value
    19.00 CAD
  • Detailed Description

    This Chickadees Christmas ornament (Birds of a Feather) is a hand painted solid wood ornament. This wooden ornament is approximately 1 5/8″ in diameter and fashioned from a hardwood turning. The high gloss finish brings out the beauty of the wood and renders the ornament virtually indestructible. Each ornament arrives gift boxed with a descriptive card.These charming chickadees are perfect for “First Christmas Together” or for any reason whatsoever. The joyful little chickadee is a popular visitor to backyard feeders and may be found throughout most of the North American continent. This is one of our most popular ornaments.cijchickadees

      • Sponsor
        Amanda
      • Shop Name
      • Name Of Prize
        Hair bow
      • Estimated Value
        $6 to $10
      • Detailed Description
      • Hair bow of your choice from my shop!C

          • Sponsor
            Hetal
          • Shop Name
          • Name Of Prize
          •  Veda Paw Spa-w Kit for pooches
          • Estimated Value
            $50.00
          • Detailed Description
          • Curry n Pepper Veda Paw Spa-w kit for dogs contains the following earth friendly, non-toxic and chemical free products:-1. 8 oz Tridosha balancing neem shampoo
            2. 4 oz Anti-oxidant moisturizing paw balm
            3. 1.5 oz Neem Dental tooth powder (No Xylitol, Sorbitol or baking soda!!)
            4. 3 oz bag of veggie paw-paddums treat
            5. 2.5oz Paw Wash Soap
            6. 3 oz Dry ShampooV

              • Sponsor
                Sue
              • Shop Name
              • Name Of Prize
                Christmas Fabric
              • Estimated Value
                $10.00
              • DetailedDescription
              • Cotton Fabric,Home for the Holidays from Riley Blake Designs, Candy Canes on Red
              • 1 yard.S

                • Sponsor
                  Alek
                • Shop Name
                • Name Of Prize
                  Tiny cork bottle charm earrings. Summer.
                • Estimated Value
                  $12.50
                • Detailed Description
                • Little bottle earrings with delicate textured decoration of colored salt which reminds of the summer motif. Don’t wet or that will spoil it.Please be rational and be careful using my products, because leaving you happy is important to me! The bottles are made of glass and aren’t appropriate for children, because they can easily get broken and hurt them! Bottles can’t be opened or that will spoil their composition.High 3 centimeters ( with the cork stopper) and diameter 1 centimeters.IF

                  • Sponsor
                    Beth
                  • Shop Name
                  • Name Of Prize
                    15% Off Personalized Party Supplies
                  • Estimated Value
                    10.00
                  • Detailed Description
                    Coupon Code Valid through 12/31/2014 for 15% off Total Purchase of Any Personalized Party Supplies FromBethsFromBeths

Thank you for coming to the Christmas In July Party – #CIJParty

CIJAviContributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the #CIJParty here on the CIJ blog! It was a really fun day in the sun!

Here is a brief recap of the days activities!

Classes

We had new classes posted all day for your crafting and learning convenience and excitement! Here’s the schedule – all times in Eastern Standard Time:

9am – Making a Hot Cocoa Holder by Jennifer from CaffeinatedPapercuts

10am – Social networking by Alicia from AliciasFindings

11am – Making a Glitter Vase by Kim from PeachesandPebbles

12pm – 6 Tips for Getting Holiday Sales from Attention Getting Marketing on Etsy by Gail from AttentionGetting

1pm – Making a Handmade Christmas Ornament by Tisha from quiltytherapy

2pm – Introduction of prizes by Michelle from EviesToolEmporium

3pm – Making Locket Sugar Cookies by Kim from PeachesandPebbles

4pm – Trends by Michelle from EviesToolEmporium

5pm – Making Origami Star Garland by Megha from byTheArtBug

6pm – Dazzling Blue by Michelle from EviesToolEmporium

7pm – Making Holiday Reindeer Pine Cone Ornaments by Beth from FromBeths

8pm – Radiant Orchid by Michelle from EviesToolEmporium

9pm – Making A Skinny Copper Dangle Bangle by Lindsay from ShrimpSaladCircus

Swag Bags

Let’s face it, besides the food and the friends, the best part of the party is the goodie bag! We’ve pulled together a fun download bundle of projects and printables as a ‘thank you’ for stopping by today.

Thank you Jen from CaffeinatedPapercuts for providing our swag bags today! Jen is a member of the CIJ leadership team and writes for our blog, and is a swag bag expert! She also is active on Pinterest and has created an Etsy Christmas In July board where you will find more fun ideas and projects!

Click here for your Swag Bag!

Tell Your Friends!

The official hashtag for this year’s party is #CIJParty and if you’re partying with us today, we’d love to see! Be sure to use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Are you new to social media? Don’t be shy! We look forward to getting to know you! Being at a party is all about interacting and developing relationships!

Go Shopping

Many of our Christmas in July members are partying along with us by offering some sweet sales. Think of this as our version of hitting the snack bar!

When you use the Etsy search bar simply put in Christmasinjuly (35,610 handmade items, 11,141 vintage items and 9,102 craft supply items) or CIJ (119,703 handmade items, 31,916 vintage items and 16,230 craft supply items). So many fantastic deals from fantastic shops during #EtsyCIJ 2014.

Many shops are using the universal coupon code – EtsyCIJ14 – so please watch for coupons before you check out.

Other shops have already reduced their prices and their items are as marked.

Enter to Win

There is still time to toss your name into the hat below for your chance to win one of prizes offered up by our fabulous sponsors. Contest ends at midnight EST and the winners will be announced Thursday on the blog!

Thank you to Alicia from Alicia’sFindings for hosting the prize portion of the #CIJParty. Alicia is a member of the CIJ leadership team. She is our treasury leader, writes for our blog and a prize expert!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, I’m jumping into the pool!

Michelle-

 

#CIJParty – Making A Skinny Copper Dangle Bangle

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good evening! Thank you for joining us for the seventh class today. Lindsay from ShrimpSaladCircus – is a talented lovely lady who has many talents! She has a wide variety of interests. She shares her life and tutorials on her ShrimpSaladCircus blog. Lindsay shares with us how to make a skinny copper dangle bangle.

  • Introduction
    SS1
    Merry Christmas in July, friends! I’m Lindsay, the crazy cat lady behind Shrimp Salad Circus! Today I want to show you how to create a simple, rustic hammered copper bracelet in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve got the basic idea down, you can make a ton of variations!
  • Materials Used
    Thick copper wire
    Wire cutter pliers
    Heavy Hammer
    Bench block (or very dense, hard surface)
    Bracelet mandrel
  • Tutorial Directions
    SS2Cut a length of the copper wire. You can use a bangle you already own as a guide to know how much to cut.With an end centered over the bench block, hammer it like crazy on both sides until it’s almost completely flat. Hammer the very ends super flat, and then less and less toward the center. Only hammer the first half-inch, and then repeat on the other end.
  • Then
    ss3

    I used a steel bracelet mandrel to shape the wire into a bracelet. They come in round or oval, but I prefer oval because it fits the natural curve of the wrist. Keep one of your hammered ends center under the mandrel, and then slowly twist the wire around the entire way.

  • Next
    SS4

    Beginning just after the first hammered end, lightly tap the wire onto the mandrel. Try not to re-hammer the ends, or they could become brittle and snap off. Make your way all the way around once, and then you can repeat the process as many times as you like to achieve the level of hammered finish you want. I share a picture in this post of the difference between “lightly hammered” and “hammered like crazy.”

    Making A Skinny Copper Dangle Bangle on ShrimpSaladCircus

  • Conclusion
    That’s all there is to it! Once you’ve hammered it onto the mandrel, you can slide it off and wear it! Now that you know how to make a basic bangle, you can add twists, bends, beads, and charms! Take a peek at this tutorial to see how I used the basic bangle template to create this earthy beauty:SS5
  • Share Your Social Media Sites

Thanks for stopping by for Lindsay’s making a skinny copper dangle bangle! Be sure to check out our full class schedule for today’s Craft Party on our main party post.

#CIJParty – Radiant Orchid – Pantone Color Of The Year

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The 2014 PANTONE Color of the year is Radiant Orchid. Pantone defines Radiant Orchid: “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Here are a few Radiant Orchid items from the CIJ team on Pinterest!

Radiant Orchid

Rio De Janeiro Map Print -Radiant Orchid - From CartoCreative

Rio De Janeiro Map Print -Radiant Orchid – From CartoCreative

Are you a member of the CIJ team? Do you have Radiant Orchid items that you like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the CIJ forums to participate!

Soon we’ll change the Pinterest boards to the 2015 PANTONE color of the year! Leave your guess here what the color will be!

Be sure to check back on the main party post to make sure you haven’t missed any of the #CIJParty today.

#CIJParty – Making Holiday Reindeer Pine Cone Ornaments

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us for the sixth class today. Beth from  – frombeths found her love for crafting from her mom and now she shares it with her children! Beth shares with us how to make a holiday reindeer pine cone ornament.

  • Introduction
    Agh the Holiday time. So many fun and beautiful handcrafted things to make and do! This is a great little handmade pine cone ornament craft that you can so easily make with the special little one’s in your world. Let that imagination run free with pine cones – here’s what we came up with.
    B1
  • Materials Used
    Supplies
    1. Pine cones from the Yard!
    2. Glitter Pens in Various Colors
    3. Carpet Cleaners in Various Colors
    4. Little Pom Pom Balls in Various Colors
    5. Sticks from Around the Yard
    6. Leaves from Around the Yard
    7. Googlie Eyes
  • Step 1
    Using a little Glue ( Elmers or Glue Stick) Add Some Silly Googlie Eyes to your ReindeerB2
  • Step 2
    Once those Eyeballs on are there good. Grab a fun Colored Pom Pom for your Reindeer Nose
    B3
  • Steps 3 and 4
    Time for some fun Antlers. These can be made with sticks from yard ( very rustic and cute) OR you can also use carpet cleaners and bend them in fun shapes. Then find a snug little spot on each side of your pinecone to slide them in and add a little glue.Reindeer like to be able to hear so grab some nice little leaves from the yard and walla! Reindeer Ears!B4
  • Steps 5 and 6
    Make a Hanger by taking two pipe cleaners and twisting them around one another ( like a candy cane spiral) and connect them to either side of the Pine Cone with a good Twist!GLAM! Get out those kid friendly glitter pens and add some pizzazz to your handcrafted reindeer pine cone ornament.B5

  • Share Your Social Media Sites
    twitter  @frombeths

Thanks for stopping by for Beth’s holiday reindeer pine cone ornament class! Be sure to check out our full class schedule for today’s Craft Party on our main party post.

#CIJParty – Dazzling Blue – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2014

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Earlier today I shared my thoughts about trends with you.

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2014 is Dazzling Blue.

Dazzling Blue is a scintillating polar opposite of Placid Blue.

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Earlier this year we featured Placid Blue items from the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team here on the CIJ blog.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Dazzling Blue items in their shops! Here are a few!

At the end of this post is a big reveal!

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy makes a gift every year for her students who work for her during one hour a day as her Teacher’s Aide. They help grade daily assignments, pass back papers, keep her organized, and that type of thing. This year, she created monogrammed purses for all of them. The young lady who received this one exclaimed, “You should sell these!” Amy held in the giggle, but absolutely loves these little pouch bags.

Dazzling Blue Women's Purse Monogrammed From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Dazzling Blue Women’s Purse Monogrammed From BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Majorie from mscenna came upon these vintage chunky pearl beads and couldn’t quite decide what to make but had a necklace in mind. When Majorie found the blue vintage beads and all she could think of was “something borrowed and something blue”.  She put them together in hopes of finding a bride who wanted a vintage inspired necklace!

Dazzling Blue Necklace From mscenna

Dazzling Blue Necklace From mscenna

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios loves this quote… it suits Kelly perfectly as she has always been surrounded by a good set of friends who she is  blessed to have whether she 5 minutes or 5 days away from!

In Life, It's Not Where You travel, It's Who You Travel With - Inspirational Print From ColourscapeStudios

In Life, It’s Not Where You travel, It’s Who You Travel With – Inspirational Print From ColourscapeStudios

Elizabeth from ElizabethLovesGlass found a pair of dazzling blue buttons in a thrift store and fell in love with them. Elizabeth knew she had to add them to a project. Then she found blue roving wool that was a perfect match. The inspiration to make a felted collar was all in place. Elizabeth loves adding collars to simple outfits to add a bit of warmth and change the look. This collar is reversible, so it’s two looks in one.

Dazzling Blue Peter Pan Collar Scarflette From ElizabethLovesGlass

Dazzling Blue Peter Pan Collar Scarflette From ElizabethLovesGlass

Betty Travell from LadySnooks shares that this piece is one of the few remaining pieces of dichroic glass she has that her brother made. He hasn’t made any for some time due to health issues. Betty loves the center which looks almost like a window into the heart of the pendant. The blues are some of the most striking colors she has seen in glass.

Dazzling Blue Dichroic Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant From LadySnooks

Dazzling Blue Dichroic Glass Wire Wrapped Pendant From LadySnooks

Kazaa from TangerineToes  saw this little piece of the ’80s it was love at first sight – colourful, fun and oh so quirky.

Dazzling Blue Muppets Tea Towel  From TangerineToes

Dazzling Blue Muppets Tea Towel From TangerineToes

CartoCreative shares that Paris is one of the most interesting cities she has ever been to. Along with her boyfriend (the other half of CartoCreative) she went backpacking through Europe for several months after university and Paris was an amazing way to start and end to their trip. The beginning of their trip was a little rocky. When they arrived in Paris, her backpack did not, so all she had was the dress and heels she wore on the plane while they stayed at a hostel in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in the city. Since she had to replace all of her things, they wound up exploring more native Parisian areas that they may not have seen otherwise. Ending the trip in the same city it started allowed them to do things they missed during the first week and was a perfect way to conclude their holiday. Their Paris map was a slightly later addition to their shop, but not for a lack of trying. Paris was one of the first maps they started working on, as it was one of the places they had spent the most time in, but Paris is enormous, so they had to put the map aside for a few months. After many, many requests, they finished this first version of the map and it became one of their most popular sellers, in no doubt due to the memories that city helps create.

Paris Map Print From CartoCreative

Paris Map Print From CartoCreative

Alicia from AliciasFindings bought this butterfly pendant from a fellow Etsian, because of her love of nature and butterflies. From there she searched for a blue bead to match and silver accent beads. Alicia feels this is a beautiful piece for anyone, who like her, loves butterflies.

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Pendant And Bracelet Set From AliciasFindings

Lisa from  InsomniacTreasures was enjoying the beautiful weather at the small town art walk she took part in recently. Lisa was stationed next to an artist who had recently been to Tahiti and was working on a bright tropical scenery painting. She decided to sit on the bench next to her booth and do a little creating of her own. This piece just came out – dazzling turquoise blue and a shell found at a local beach. Guess they were in sync.

Dazzling Blue Copper Wire Wrapped Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Dazzling Blue Copper Wire Wrapped Necklace From InsomniacTreasures

Patricia and Rebecca from northandsouthshabby share that as always, when “on the hunt” for treasures, their hearts always beats a bit faster when they  spy something they know will compliment their shop’s items. So it was when they spied this beautiful “dazzling blue” delft mug. The color was perfect, and the whaling ship, representing an industry so intricately embedded in the history of southern New England where Patricia resides, made it a perfect find!

Dazzling Blue Delft Mug From northandsouthshabby

Dazzling Blue Delft Mug From northandsouthshabby

Linda from umeone  has a vintage mixing bowl that is a beautiful Dazzling Blue. There is nothing better to whip up a batch of pancakes to coleslaw, than a heavy glazed ceramic bowl, perfect for serving and easy clean up.

Dazzling Blue Vintage Ceramic Pottery Mixing Bowl From umeone

Dazzling Blue Vintage Ceramic Pottery Mixing Bowl From umeone

Linda from ThingsUpcycled tells us that her washer pendants happened by accident. Linda loves vibrant colors and when she first started doing washer jewelry she didn’t put embellishments on them. One day she happened to have some laying on the table where she was working and one dropped out of the bag and fell on a washer. It landed in the perfect spot and she looked at it and a light bulb went off in her head. So this is how her creations came to be. Linda loves working with ink and the colors they create. What can she say except she’s always looking for other inspirations that include ink.

Dazzling Blue Flower Washer Necklace From ThingsUpcycled

Dazzling Blue Flower Washer Necklace From ThingsUpcycled

Shelia from hollyhillwreaths loves birdhouses. When she saw this birdhouse, she thought she could incorporate it into a patriotic hand made wreath. Sheila likes bright colors for summer and she thought the bright blues and reds were ideal for an American patriotic wreath.

Dazzling Blue Wreath From hollyhillwreaths

Dazzling Blue Wreath From hollyhillwreaths

Ingrida from feltinga wants to let your feet feel cozy and…. dazzling.

Dazzling Blue Hand Knitted Womens Socks From feltinga

Dazzling Blue Hand Knitted Womens Socks From feltinga

Ingrida from  LivePastVintage shares this Turtle, a hero of popular Soviet movie and book “Buratino” (“Pinocchio”).

Dazzling BlueTurtle Soviet Kid Toy From LivePastVintage

Dazzling BlueTurtle Soviet Kid Toy From LivePastVintage

Evelyn and Lucy from  artsyEVE wants us to know that Dazzling Blue isn’t just for adults. This baby quilt features hand-embroidered hearts on the solid white, with accents of a fabric that is a swirled combination of dazzling blues. Whether the blues remind you of water or sky, it’s a beautiful baby quilt–handmade by Mom.

Dazzling Blue Infant Quilt From artsyEVE

Dazzling Blue Infant Quilt From artsyEVE

Boriana from GermanistikArt has this wall clock that is for all who love flowers and have green thumbs. It was her first quilling clock. Blue is Boriana’s  favorite colour because it symbolizes freedom.

Dazzling Blue Quilled Flower Clock From GermanistikArt

Dazzling Blue Quilled Flower Clock From GermanistikArt

Jude from JudesTinyArt created this Dazzling Blue dolphin refrigerator magnet. Jude wanted a beach theme on her dolphin. She used the seagull for the eye of the dolphin. By the tail is a little island with palm trees. This little dolphin has a strong magnet to hold your important papers or display your children’s artwork with.

Dazzling Blue Dolphin Magnet From JudesTinyArt

Dazzling Blue Dolphin Magnet From JudesTinyArt

Wendy CN from CardNotions offers this 3D Butterfly card that depicts the red-spotted purple butterfly. The beautiful iridescent, dazzling blue color was imprinted in my mind many years ago when she saw one alight on one of their backpacks. Amazingly, the underside of the wings is a very different contrasting color, but just as beautiful, making this the perfect butterfly to apply her double sided printing and pop-up technique. There is also an original poem that was written specifically for this card, for Mothers Day: “Thank you for wonder, color, and light; For new beginnings and gentle touches; For wings that ride the morning air, and send my thoughts alight.”

3D Blue Butterfly pop-up Card From CardNotions

3D Blue Butterfly pop-up Card From CardNotions

Wendy Tyler from Windychimes made these beautiful earrings when a customer requested a pair of Blue Zircon post earrings, they sparkle in the sun and are a Dazzling Blue!

Dazzling Blue 14K Stud Earrings From Windychimes

Dazzling Blue 14K Stud Earrings From Windychimes

Sarah from LittleStickCreations made this scarf because she lives near the sea, and wanted to dye some yarn that was the same colour as the sea on a sunny day. The pattern was knitted to replicate the way that waves move towards the shore.

Dazzling Blue Scarf From LittleStickCreations

Dazzling Blue Scarf From LittleStickCreations

CarriageOnCherry shares that the saying on this box makes her smile. It describes a love that is almost endless, a love that goes beyond a day or a week. Perhaps the love between a mother and her child, a spouse or perhaps really good friends. The sayings we paint on our upcycled boxes, signs and trays come from our heart or an inspiration in our lives. This box is dedicated to their son. Hope this little box makes others smile as it does here in their  corner of the world at The Carriage House on Cherry!

Love You To The Moon And Back Box From CarriageOnCherry

Love You To The Moon And Back Box From CarriageOnCherry

Faith from QuinnsBin loves to create soft and cuddly blankets for little ones and their moms. Faith makes them on the large side to be versatile.

Dazzling Blue Large Receiving Blanket From QuinnsBin

Dazzling Blue Large Receiving Blanket From QuinnsBin

Susan from SUSIESSSUITCASE says that her favorite part of the process of making her tutus is coming up with pretty combinations of colors. They don’t usually like to do all one color. They want the little girl wearing it to be fun and colorful, the brighter, the better.

Dazzling Blue Tutu And Wand From SUSIESSUITCASE

Dazzling Blue Tutu And Wand From SUSIESSUITCASE

Jenni from DayDreamsSunshine created this gorgeous bag made from fabric reclaimed from a charity shop and the print reminds her of gorgeous sunny days wandering by the beach, discovering little markets and stopping for tea and cake. Jenni was inspired to make this bag big enough to carry all those essentials for a summers day!

Dazzling Blue Floral Tote Bag From DayDreamsSunshine

Dazzling Blue Floral Tote Bag From DayDreamsSunshine

Ken and Donna from WowWeeCreations share that this dazzling blue arrowhead pendant was knapped by Ken. Ken enjoys looking at old bottles to see what he can make from them. Glass is quite a challenge to make into an arrowhead. He always liked looking for arrowheads when he was a kid, so the arrowhead pendant was a fun and interesting piece to make. They think it turned out rather lovely and they hope you think so too!

Small Dazzling Blue Arrowhead Necklace From WowWeeCreations

Small Dazzling Blue Arrowhead Necklace From WowWeeCreations

Muttix asks the question what do you get when you make a hair accessory inspired by wildlife in the state of Texas? A BIG dazzling blue butterfly hair tie, of course! Everything IS bigger in Texas! She has been on a roll lately making butterfly hair ties for her shop. This dazzling blue addition is the latest in the line. The deep, navy blue center reminds her of a deep diving pool where hot summer days are passed hanging out and trying to cool off. The dazzling blue outer edge of the wings is the color of a clear blue Texas sky. All in all, something that captures the essence of the warmer months here in the heart of Texas!

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Hair Tie From muttix

Dazzling Blue Butterfly Hair Tie From muttix

Jeanne from TheSandlapperShop feels that vintage items are so unique and this item has become a piece of collectible costume jewelry. Made by Coro, this item of vintage jewelry in her shop is from her family so she knows it’s truly vintage. Jeanne can remember my mother wearing it. She loves this shade of blue!

Dazzling Blue Moonstone Coro Brooch And Earrings From TheSandlapperShop

Dazzling Blue Moonstone Coro Brooch And Earrings From TheSandlapperShop

Mary from HodgePodgeBowtique loves the Dazzling Blue in these patriotic embellished military style dog tag necklaces.

Dazzling Blue Bling Embellished Necklace From HodgePodgeBowtique

Dazzling Blue Bling Embellished Necklace From HodgePodgeBowtique

Lilia from LiliaLy loves very much the nature and especially the details. This pendant is a close up view of a butterfly wing which is lovely to her and Dazzling Blue.

Dazzling Blue butterfly Wing Pendant Necklace From LiliaLy

Dazzling Blue butterfly Wing Pendant Necklace From LiliaLy

Wendy from WoodNotions loves colorful art glass, so for this wood-cut and stained glass piece, she started with the beautiful glass and designed the woodcut around it. The dazzling blue as well as other shades of blue makes the Sea Otter look so much at home, partially submerged in the sea of blue glass.

Dazzling Blue Sea Otter woodcut And Stained Glass Decoration From WoodNotions

Dazzling Blue Sea Otter woodcut And Stained Glass Decoration From WoodNotions

DeserDabbler tells us that these dazzling blue earrings are made from sodalite, a natural stone, and Czech glass. Her jewelry is inspired by nature and usually is made of only natural stones. However, these earrings combine the best of both natural stones and dazzling blue glass.

Dazzling Blue Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings From DesertDabbler

Dazzling Blue Wire Wrapped Dangle Earrings From DesertDabbler

The Pantone fashion colors for fall 2014 have been revealed!

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Thank you for joining me to enjoy Dazzling Blue items this afternoon. Please be sure to check out the on the main party post for the schedule of events.