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://
Sara Case Strickland - http://sarathings.com/
Michelle Marks - http://
Kymberley Wragg-Machamer - http://
Natasha Connolly - http://
Cheryl Ashworth - http://
Shar Strahan- partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Brande Strahan - partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Catherine Stockley- http://
Rhea Skomorowski - http://
Darlene Head Whalley http://
Lori Smith - http://
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 !