Sunday, December 05, 2010

Mama 'Tude - Helmar Blog Hop

Welcome to the Helmar Holiday Blog Hop! You should have come from the very talented Sherry Mendoza's blog... if you just happen to visit me today and you want to participate in the blog hop, make sure you start from the beginning :) I did a class this morning creating a similar project showing you how easy it is to work with the wonderful Helmar Adhesives!!! You can see the UStream videos here: Part 1, Part 2 and part 3. Not sure why they were broken up into parts, but UStream did that! ???
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I love making trees for the holidays! Do you see the tree on the right of my blog banner? Yes, scroll up ;) I made her a few years back, her name is Tude since she has such attitude. I love her so much and I have been wanting to make another.... So, I had to make a Mama Tude! Basically the same concept, but bigger :) For Tude, I used a template from thesmallobject.com. For Mama Tude, I used the same template but at 150%. And I only used the 3 largest cones, I did not add the 4th (smallest). Here are the FABULOUS Helmar Adhesives I used to create Mama Tude:

And here she is..... Introducing Mama Tude (drum roll please - lol)!!!


Isn't she cute?? She's got such great swagger!!! Instructions: Check out the bottom "cone"... I sprayed V2 Vellum Adhesive on it, let it sit for 5 minutes, covered it with glitter and adhered the tinsel with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to the bottom. Easy! The middle cone is super easy too, but a smidget more time consuming... I adhered the rhinestones and pearls using Helmar's Gemstone Glue! I adhered some to the polka dots and also adhered them around the bottom of the "cone". Easy (again!), but like I said a bit more time consuming. The top "cone" is the most simple.... All I did was adhere 2 different ball trims, one on the outside and one on the inside, with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Glue! Once, again.... Easy!
Now for the most complicated part of Mama Tude... the flower topping. And it's really not complicated at all!!

The burgundy flower is a flower from Prima that comes with the glitter and feathers attached already, I didn't have to do anything to make it look so great except take it out of the packaging ;). I did want a "topping" that was slightly larger than the flower I chose and could not find another flower that was the perfect size, so I made one using 2 flowers that were the same size of the burgundy one.
As you can see from the back, pictured above, I cut apart the individual petals and glued them on with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry so just a small portion of the petals were showing... not too much. I also adhered the swirly doodle, beads and leaf with the 450 as well :)

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I did a live showing on UStream showing you all how easy it is to use Helmar Adhesives liks are above!
If you are going to make one of these trees... Post a link here or tag me on fb, I would love to see what you come up with!! Happy Hopping!!

All of the Helmar Adhesives are available at Scrap-Tastic where Helmar Adhesives are ALWAYS 10% off!!! Mention that you are part of Helmar's Blog Hop and receive an additional 10% off all products purchased today, Sunday December 5th :) Yes, including an additional 10% off the already discounted Helmar Products!!




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Make it a great day!!!
Becky Teichmiller

127 comments:

ruthann said...

an awsome idea

Ange Connolly said...

Soooo cute!!!

Leah said...

WOW, love all that glitter on the bottom cone. Definitely have to try that vellum adhesive! She's gorgeous!! xx

Colleen said...

What a swagger she has indeed. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Janet said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!

Cathy Gill said...

Great twist on the traditional tree, projects are awesome colors also!

ScrappyGirl said...

OMG how cute! Love these! They would make great little name card holders for everyone at the dinner table. :)

... said...

thanks for sharing!

...Tara... said...

these are soooo cute~! love it

ruth said...

Cute project!!! I'll be gone when you are doing the live class...bummer. Have a great class!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is one fun and inspiring tree. I just love the shape, color, and all the bling bling.

csparky61 said...

Cute tree, I would like to make one with a snowman theme to keep out all winter. Thanks for sharing you creativity and inspiring my imagination.

scrappin_in_AK said...

she is very cute - love all the trims and funky feel

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love all the details...

Tonya said...

Soooo cute! And I love that you named em!!!!

floridagirl said...

wow - this is a very unique and pretty tree!!

Nancy said...

What a cute idea....very dr. seuss. :D She makes me smile!

marilyn said...

SWEET!! Love this project!

BlessedinTexas said...

Love this and so happy I found your blog with the Helmar blog hop.

Happy Holidays,
Diana

MrsETaylor said...

Tude indeed. Very Becky"ish" hehe. What a wonderful project Becky. Looking forward to your class later today.

Tracy Pea said...

Ok this is TOO cute! I love quirky little decorations like this!

Kelly Rae said...

Well, Mama Tude is neato! Thanks for sharing! Kelly

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super fun project!

Jean said...

What a cute project! Just lvoe the name too!

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dahlhousedesigns said...

Very fun, love the topsy turvy tree.

lisa arana

JPScraps said...

The tree is so adorable!

Tanya said...

Now this is really fun! I love the funky whimsical look! The feathers, pom poms, tinsel, so much fun! thanks so much. :)

Erika M. said...

Really loving your tree!

Sherry said...

What adorable party hats and they are all so different thanks for sharing

Sherry said...

What adorable party hats and they are all so different thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Love your projects-- great ideas!

silvia said...

Cuuuute tree!!

mrich2500 said...

MamaTude has an ATTITUDE & SWAGGER!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great tree and love the topper.

Nancy B said...

Great tree! I love the colors, shape etc. Will definately give this a try!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I will see if I have time this year to make some of those. I really like it.

created2bunique said...

Super duper cute!!

TFS

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Shirley said...

adorable trees!

Monica said...

How fun is that 'TUDE'!
Great work.

McStamper said...

So cute.

stampjourney said...

So bright, cheerful and fun!

Cheryl said...

Becky,what a fun tree! Love the glitter techniques. TFS!

Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Becky, I so enjoyed your ustream tutorial on this DARLING tree project. You did a FABULOUS job! And it was so cute to meet your family - your girls are just too precious! It's been a busy morning for you - time to go an enjoy some glitter omelets! LOL

scrappergirlie said...

This is SUCH a cute idea! I love it and all the movement. Thanks Becky! Keep all those Helmar goodies comin at Scrap-Tastic! ;)

Mirja said...

cool idea...:) thanks for that

Lisa said...

Sassy and adorable!!!

scrapaholicaef said...

I love things that make me smile and this does that perfectly!! Just cute as can be. Huggers Alesia

Casey said...

I absolutely love these trees! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Your video was awesome girl!!!! I love your trees!!! Thanks for doing it :)

Meredith said...

Fun and funky!!

Denise said...

BTW, I am so going to get me some Helmar's from your store today! Just wanted you to know. I was going to wait and see if I won something but 20% off is awesome and I don't have any Helmar adhesive..YET!!!

You can delete this post, it's my second one but I forgot to write this in my first comment.

Kim said...

Really Cute!

kathlee said...

How cute they are. I just love them. Will watch your video later!TFS and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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Anonymous said...

how fun! yes, I want these adhesives..I am totallyconvince they need to come to my scrap room...asap!

cher

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Sherry said...

I love trees too and this one is AWESOME!!!! I Love, Love, Love it. Thanks for sharing.

doris said...

Great project!

JgWM said...

Bec these are just too cute. I can only imagine how cute and festive your holiday is. We need more photos!

Lisa J said...

Mama is Gorgeous!!! Great idea on the flower too!!! I LOVE Scrap-tastics shop and EVERYONE should always buy their HELMAR there! I know I do!

TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

margie c said...

Beautiful! So bright and fun! Love it :)
hugs, margie

Teri A said...

This is very cute
Thank you,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Southernbelle said...

As always, FABULOUS!!!

sandee said...

Becky, I really enjoyed your ustream today! It's such a cute tree and it does have great swagger!

scrapinmo said...

adorable!

scrapinmo said...

adorable!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun and shimsical tree.

Gail said...

Great 'tude'!

anazelia said...

what a cute and unique tree

Melodie said...

I LUV her!! She is soooo stinkin ca-ute!!!
Scrapthis@aol.com

Erika said...

This is so fun. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

Awesome trees!

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

that is really cool!!

Lori said...

My daughter would have so much fun making one of these!

ntsisterz said...

Loved your video and tree project!!

Bogner's said...

Those party hats are so stinking cute! What a fabulous project. Off to watch the videos now...

Mary Jean said...

love it Becky! What a great idea for a young teen girls birthday party centerpiece!!

Elizabeth said...

That is so cool.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea!

LynneForsythe said...

YOU ARE TOOOO FUNNY!!! Love it!!

ShoppingTamii said...

wow...that is super duper cute!!!

BishopsMommie said...

sweet idea..very cute..man wished I had money today ..I would grab me some of that adhesvive on sale..but I am broke so maybe another time!

EstherT said...

totally funky tree - what fun!!!

Tina M said...

What an awsome way to display the "Tude", love it, love it and the glitter is sparkalicious!!! Thank you.

Kristina said...

So stinkin cute Becky! I saw a bit of your live show earlier on how to make them. Great class!
Hugs,
Kristina

Shawna said...

really fun! TFS!

Simply AJ said...

Love the "tude" she has got it goin' on!! Super cute and easy!! Thanks so much for sharing your design. Aj aj_822@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

Oh this is so cute!!

Nitasha said...

so cute!

cinmfoster said...

Awesome project, thanks for the inspiration.

cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Leeann Pearce said...

OH Becky i love that fantastic tree... makes me think of Dr Seuss books. LOVE IT HEAPS!!!

Kim K. said...

Great project - thanks for sharing!!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful project...too cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Love the Mama Tude.

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Girl power! Love it!!! TFS. Paula

Sherry said...

oh seriously cute project Becky!!!

Anna said...

So very creative.
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Vic said...

Sassy!! TFS

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Love your tree! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

debpaint16 said...

How cute is this!!! It looks pretty easy to make! I missed your video but have it saved so I can go back & watch it when I am done"hopping"!!!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty and adorable!!
Love how you decorated the top of the tree!
Such a fun idea!!

Jennifer and Amy said...

how adorable! Makes me think of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Romaine said...

Perfect to do with lampshades as well!

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

zendalina said...

great work nice designing

jenni said...

I am going to have to make one of those darling trees to add to my Christmas tree collection, adorable!
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Penny said...

I'm so glad I got to you because the pictures are clearer than your video. Everybody likes a tree with 'tude!

Charity said...

That tree is precious. Fun idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Peg said...

OMG she's gorgeous!
Love that swagger :-D

Diana said...

Cute idea

ScrapbookMary said...

Mama Tude is awesome!!! Oh, my goodness! I can see my 4 yo granddaughter liking them and my 70 yo mother loving them!!! They can be used for parties, decorations, and so many more things! love, love, love them! TFS! hop, hop, hop.....Merry Christmas, Mary

jennifer mitten said...

Love this - what a great idea!!

connie said...

this is so cute!

NanaBeth said...

Got to watch the video and make one of these. I love art with attitude!

Lindzie said...

I love how whimsical it is!

Larajc said...

what an adorable project! Cute as can be!

Lee said...

What an adorable project! thanks!

Tina said...

This project just SCREAMS Becky! I LOVE it!!!

Minta's Creations said...

Cute idea!
Minta

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beadz said...

What a fun project! Thanks for sharing.
hugs,
Gini

Patti said...

What a fun idea. Thanks

The Trash Collector said...

really cute!

Lisa L. said...

very unique!

Nicole Brenna said...

Fun Fun Fun! Merry Christmas

Lisa said...

Fun & creative.

ellen s. said...

i have been dying to try that vellum adhesive!