Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Creating Blog Hops Café January Snowflake Hop

January Hop with Creating Blog Hops Cafe

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long, whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

If you are following along, you should have arrived here from Robin Lane’s blog -- Create-A-Latte which just happens to be our first stop of the hop.

A little about my contribution to this hop…

This month’s theme is snowflakes.  When I was thinking about what to do I wanted to do something different than my usual card creations.  Since I had this glass block on hand I decided I may as well use it.  I know it’s Christmas oriented but I figure I can always add to my decorations’s only 343 days away!

I used my Silhouette Cameo software to create the design for the front of the block.  I found a snowflake I liked and welded it to the letter “C” – why “C”, you ask? – well, that’s the first letter of my last name but it could also stand for the “C” in Christmas.  I cut it all out using Silhouette black vinyl.  Before I adhered it to the glass, I used some Rust-Oleum Specialty Frosted Glass Spray Paint to make the block look nice and frosty.  I pushed some sparkling mini lights into the hole on the bottom of the block to give it a glow.  I used lights on a green cord for this because it’s all I had but I am going to look for some on a white cord to see if it shows through less.  Then I added the bow.  I’m not sure I like it with the bow but that’s easily removable. 

Let me know what you think I should do in the comments below.  (And please, don’t forget to follow my blog) :-)


Seasons Greetings Christmas Light Box_snowflake_apieceofheartblog


This block is based on this pretty tile by my friend, Lori Apgar and these tutorials here and here.


Seasons Greetings Christmas Light Box Closeup_snowflake_apieceofheartblog
Seasons Greetings Christmas Light Box no bow_snowflake_apieceofheartblog
**without bow**


By now you are probably saying, “show me the candy”, lol, so here it is.

Prize picture for January Hop with Creating Blog Hops Cafe

This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of the ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make. 

Your next stop will be with Aisha Hall -  

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.

1.   Robin Lane with -

2.   Sharon with - *you are here*

3.   Alicia with -

4.   Lori Apgar with -

5.   Janet Royer with-

6.   Ann Strecko Koeman with -

7.   Cathy Derouche with -

8.   Candice Fields with -

9.   Tami Smith with -

10.  Nancy Kirkup with -

11.  Lucy Kelleher with -

12.  Robin Scott with -

13.  Jessica Wilson with -

14.  Nanné Harry with -

15.  Angela Chamness with -

16.  Jearise Havenga with -

Thank you for hopping along with us today and helping us to start our hopping year with a bang!


  1. Very nice glass block, I love it. Thank you so much for sharing and being apart of the hop.
    Robin L.

  2. This is so creative. Love the light behind that really brings it to life.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. "C" is also for clever! Exactly how I would describe your project, it is also beautiful. I enjoy hopping with you.

  4. I love your pretty, I am going to have to try this some time. I am a new follower:) looking forward to hopping with you.

  5. That is such a gorgeous glass block!! I have been wanting to try split letters but havent really tried it out yet.


  6. Very cool! Love those blocks! So many cool things can be made with them!

  7. LOVE your split snowflake letter!!!! This is great for a winter decoration!!!

  8. Wow Sharon I love your block. The frost paint is perfect and the welding of the letter and snowflake is a great idea.

  9. Love this idea! Super cute, great hopping with you!

  10. just beautiful! I still have not used vinyl but I have some! thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  11. Nice effect with the lights. You could try a flameless candle as well so no cord to see.

  12. What a great snowflake project! How do you like the Silhouette vinyl? So many people seem to stay away from it and buy other brands. I want to try vinyl but have not "jumped in" yet!

  13. I love your glass block! I want to make one of these sometime!

  14. Beautifully made and I love seeing how creative everyone is these glass blocks..

  15. Your glass block is so pretty. I'm a new follower and subscriber.

  16. Lovely Christmas light. I follow you with Bloglovin'.
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