Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to Crop Circle's April Blog Hop, their second hop and my first!!  April 10th-12 2013.
 We are a group of crafters who share idea's, inspiration, tips tricks hints and most of all we share of ourselves !  Everything from scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, and kids projects, challenges up to and including  redecorating our scrap nests. Most of us are Newfoundlanders or have some ties to the Island ( Grab a map if you are now scratching your head ;) )

For this Hop we decided to go with the theme SPRING because who doesn't love Spring and to share 2 quotes
"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams
 "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."   ~ Hal Borland

You have until April 12 to finish the hop, and you should of come here from Michelle Marks's blog. If you haven't then no worries, there will be a ful list of names and blog links at the end of this post. Don't forget to leave your name and a comment on each of the blogs you visit because you will be entered to win a Grand Prize package consisting of a Maya Road Bundle! Can you imagine how much fun is in that bundle? !! Also like the Easter Bunny dropping eggs some of the bloggers are offering extra blog candy to be drawn for! Following the blogs would also be nice :) At the end of the hop I will have a random draw for some blog candy to be given away !!!!


Below is what I was inspired to create for Spring. Rain showers always remind my of Spring, raindrops, the greenness around us, walking with an umbrella and not being afraid of blowing away like Mary Poppins ;)


I used papers from Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic collection. I just love the colors and patterns in this package! I used my eyelet setter (for the second time ever and I really think I need to invest in a Crop-a-dile or something quieter and a little easier to use haha) and then threaded it with ribbon, rolled back my edges and secured with some pretty bright brads and added flowers and leaves.The flower clusters are Petaloo and various other buds, flowers and leaves. The bottom border edge was punched using MS Doily border punch and the top from the Gabrielle Collection (Bo Bunny)  I die cut a lamp post and distressed it with  Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, brushed Gesso over the edges of my photo (Gesso is now my number one go to scrapping item I love it !!) A Bo Bunny Doily underneath the photo. The butterflies were punched with MS Large Monarch Butterfly punch and EK Success's 3 in 1 layering punch. Word art from the Prarie Chic collection and the Spring word title from Little Blue Bicycle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that our hop will put "a little Spring in your step" and help to inspire you !  Have fun !! Your next stop should be Natasha Connolly's blog
Here's the order of the hop:
Cathy Caines - http://cathycaines.blogspot.ca/
Sara Case Strickland - http://sarathings.com/
Michelle Marks - http://michellesscrapbits.blogspot.ca/
Kymberley Wragg-Machamer - http://kymberleyscraphappens.blogspot.ca/ <~~~~ You are Here .
Natasha Connolly -
http://goldhalo.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Ashworth - http://cherylane.wordpress.com/
Shar Strahan- partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Brande Strahan - partner with Cheryl Ashworth

Catherine Stockley- http://catherinelovesstamps.blogspot.ca/
Rhea Skomorowski - http://www.rheaski.blogspot.ca/
Darlene Head Whalley http://cherrytat.blogspot.com/
Lori Smith - http://itsabouttimeblogspot.wordpress.com/


Spring is never really complete for me with Mother's Day Cards and my sister in law and my nieces birthday so I have also added in the pictures of their cards and  when I get motivated enough I blog post about them ! 



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects Kymberley !! Thanks for joining us on the Hop !! Cheers

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    1. Thanks ! Sorry I missed the last one, this is super fun !

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  2. Love the window card. perfect for Spring!

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    1. Thank you, I am loving windows, shutters and doors lately !

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  3. So nice Kymberley.....love the layout and gorgeous cards!

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  4. Kymberley your layout screams spring! Love the colors and that wood paper! The cards are beautiful. My grandmother would love that window card for mothers day! I just may make her one like it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks! I love the windows as well. I just ordered the Spellbinders D-Lites Window Die and the Cottage Cutz Spring Window. I can't wait for them to arrive. I am totally in love with this paper as well I've been hoarding a few of Bo Bunny's packs because I didn't want to use them and them have them be all gone lol but I figured it was time to bite the bullet.

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  5. That last card with the multi cuts and folds is terrific!! Great Spring projects!

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    1. Thanks, that is the card I made for my niece. I've seen lot of tri-fold cards and have always been too chicken to try one so I finally gave in.

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  6. I really enjoyed the flowers peeking out, I cant wait to show off your ATC from the swap on Saturday!

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  7. Love all the layers and flowers on your layout and your cards are awesome.

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  8. Lovely cards

    For Alison Goodyear (she doesn't have a blog, and couldn't comment)

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  9. Love how those flowers seem to be spilling out of the page! Your cards are gorgeous too!

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  10. I always love your cards - they always have the best movement and texture!!! I couldn't see my original post, so I'm commenting again. Forgive me it it appears twice!

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  11. Gorge gorgeous cards and love the ribbon work and punching on your layout!

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  12. Beautiful projects!!! LOVE how the flowers on the layout are spilling out from under the paper, that's just gorgeous. I am going to copy that (or at least try), just so you know :) And as usual, your cards are stunning. You make me feel like a lazy scrapper lol Awesome job!!

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    1. thanks! I have been into page curling lately and some where I saw ribbon laced through the eyelets and I really wanted to give that try.

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  13. The layout AND the cards are just beautiful Kym! I love the rolled back edge on your layout and I am having a serious LOVE of all things flowers lately...yours are fabulous! :)

    ~CoraLee

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  14. Beautiful Lo Kymberley! Love the eyelets and lacing! I also really enjoyed looking at your cards...you DO make beautiful cards! :)

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  15. I absolutely love how you did the lacing and peeling back the paper. Awesome!!!

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  16. Gorgeous!! I love how you have the flowers inserted with the paper pulled back.

    Lots of other beautiful layouts and cards too.

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  17. Your cards are gorgeous. Love the last one the most. The colors and the pearls. Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower of your blog.

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  18. Beautiful cards and layout . This is the first time visiting your blog and I'm now a follower.

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  19. wonderful cards!! Very pretty!!!

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