Hello and welcome to the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop - Day 1. I hope you are enjoying your hop right now. You should have hopped over from Jennifer at That'z Uneek. As the name of her blog suggests, she always has something UNEEK (unique) for all of us. I have nooooo idea where her ideas come from!!! If you just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Kathryn - our WONDERFUL HOSTESS at Creations with Kathryn.
I am NOT a real girlie girl. I don't wear pink and ruffles - but I am not a tom boy or cow girl either. I don't know what you would call me. I also am not a flower person. Don't get me wrong, I love when my hubby brings me flowers, but you will not find me planting them. The only reason we have roses outside our house is because the people who lived here before must have planted them. I do not have a green thumb. I have even killed a plastic plant. I tried to be a nice girlfriend to my husband when we were dating. I started watering his plants. One day we noticed a stench coming from his plants. It was then that I discovered they were PLASTIC. We do have a few plants in the house. My parents gave me a plant last year when I started teaching again. It is still alive. I haven't killed any of the plants that we got when my mother-in-law passed away in February.
Needless to say, I was at a loss when trying to come up with something for this hop. I was soooooo excited and relieved to learn that the scrap class I take every month was going to be on flowers in April. I got to class late because of my niece's track meet, but that was ok. I just wanted to learn how to make the flowers. I didn't need to learn how to put them on the cards and lay outs.
I took the flowers and the directions/pictures of the cards and lay outs to make my cards.. I changed the cards some. I am NOT taking credit for the main ideas of the cards. Here are my 2 cards.
The paper from both cards are from Stampin' Up and is the ELEGANT SOIREE Paper Pack. The swirly stamp is also from Stampin' Up and is from the BAROQUE MOTIFS STAMP SET stamped in Soft Suede. The first card also has Stampin' Ups PETAL PIZZAZZ STAMP SET stamped in Baha Breeze.
I changed up what we did in class by putting the card on cream base instead of white. I also used a cream cardstock to stamp my own sentiment. I added some bling. I got to use my new I-Rock to add the 7 gems. I stamped "It's Your Day!" from SP & Company's Ultimate Sentiments I set using Tim Holtz's "frayed burlap" Distress Ink to stamp the sentiment and in the edges.
A minister friend of mine is being ordained on Friday. I am giving her this card as well as this glass block I made.
I also added the bling on this card using my I-Rock. I added homemade Glimmer Mist to the flower. Tammy from Tamminnie's Designs gave me the recipe.I use another SP & Company stamp - "I Love You" with the $1 ink at Michaels. I again use Tim Holtz's "frayed burlap" Distress Ink to ink the edges.
Thank you for hopping. I do have a little Blog Candy for you!!!! I thought you may enjoy some flowers of your own!!!
Since this is a 2 day hop, you will have 2 chances to win. I have a different project for tomorrow. My drawing will be open to Monday, May 9th. A winner will be chosen sometime Tuesday. To be eligible to win you need to:
1) Become a follower if you are not one already.
2) Leave a comment on this post. Coming back tomorrow will give you a second chance!!!
3) Have a US mailing address.
I don't know if you noticed or not, but I have 79 followers. If I get up to 100 I will add something to the package. The more I get, the more I will add.
Enjoy the rest of your hop. Your next stop is the oh so talented Erin from *~*~*~*SpantastiKreations*~*~*~*.
See you tomorrow!!
Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo