Thursday, March 10, 2011

Seeds to Flowers and a Blog Hop!



Welcome
to the Spring Forward Blog Hop hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady! If you are just stopping by my blog to stop, thank you! But the start of the blog is here, so be sure to go back to the beginning to get all of your spring bunny (or frog) hopping in! There is blog candy for up for grabs. What do you need to do? Hop all the way through and leave a comment for each person. The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages. Some individual blogs may be offering candy as well (with its own stipulations), I'm not this time, sorry.

Now that all of the details are taken care of, let's take a look at my project. I have to tell you, I was having a hard time creating for this, not sure why, it shouldn't have been hard. Everything I created I didn't like enough to include it in a blog hop. Until I came across Veronica's file (it is the scalloped circle and the sentiment, but I don't think it is free anymore), I saved it and when I came back to it a day later, I was able to create!
And a close up of the image (and you can also see the glittery details).


Ok, now for the details of how I created it. It is a 5x5 easel card. In order to create the easel, I cut (white cardstock) 10in x 5 in. I scored the paper and folded it at 5 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 inches (the smallest space will be the front of the card). I cut the brown paper (Color bok) and the pink, brown, yellow patterned paper (printed from the Imagine while my mother-in-law was babysitting it for a friend, not sure the cartridge) both 5inx5in. Rounded all corners w/ a punch. The scallop and sentiment on the front are Veronica's. The blue piece I cut from SCAL2, along with the flower (both in the library). The digital stamp is from Silly Shells, she hasn't posted in a year, but all her past digis are free. I added stickles (the generic kind from Michael's). For the bottom, the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby (again, added stickles). I raised it by putting hot glue on and letting it dry before adhering. The raised edge holds the top in place, and is essential to easel cards. Whew! That was long, sorry!

For those who are directionally challenged (even in blog~o~sphere) here is the hop order:
Have fun hopping!

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly-lemon singy (yellow)
For Fun-Spring
Digi's With Attitude!- anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-die cuts (circle and scalloped circle and flower)
Creative Inspirations- use a template (I had to look at my template for an easel card)
Crafty Creations- baby blue (half circle and inked edges on the image)

92 comments:

  1. I like the unusual layout of your card!!
    Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  2. Lovely! Love the sentiment and such a pretty image. Thank you for joining us at FOR FUN this week. Hugs, Ali x

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  3. Very sweet and wonderful sentiment. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  4. Fantastic Spring card x

    Thanks for playing along with us @ For Fun Challenges x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  5. Very cute card! Love the circular sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! Amy

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  6. Oh, it's beautiful!!!!!! Such a pleasure to be in the hop with you!!! You did an amazing job!! TFS! :)

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  7. Such a beautiful card! Everything about it is lovely. TFS!

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  8. Beautiful card!!! Just wonderful.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  9. Your card looks great! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Spring Forward Blog Hop!

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  10. What a fun card! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your card and the printed pattern paper from the Image that was being babysat--that makes me smile.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  12. Awesome job, love the easel cards!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  13. I just love this. TFS

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Love the colors!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  15. Nice!! Thanks for sharing!
    :)Patti

    http://shortnscrappy.com

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  16. Very lovely, Brandi! And your sleepy page layout in the prevous post is just darling! I am new to your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm going to borrow your sentiment. :)

    April Nourse
    http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful Creation Brandi as usual!!! I have given you an award visit my blog to claim it!! Hugs Angie

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  19. SO nice to see someone use my files. Love how it turned out. Great job!

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  20. That is really cute! I like it. I feel inspired. :)

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  21. What a lovely card, thanks for sharing.

    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog

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  22. Brandi, What a Great easel card!! Thanks for sharing:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  23. I like the way you put the words in a circle. Very pretty
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/
    comopark@roadrunner.com

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  24. Cute easel card. Thanks for sharing.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  25. Beautiful card--I love the colors! Thanks for sharing and being in a hop with me! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot and/or www.kareljcreations.com

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  26. Love the LO for the front of this card! This is fabulous! Thank you!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  27. Very nice job. I saw Veronica's file last weekend, you made great use of it. I really like that you used a patterned paper for it.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  28. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

    http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  29. Love your card.. so beautiful.

    Leah
    www.leahscarddesigns.com

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  30. Very pretty card, love the colors
    TFS Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  31. beautiful card.. i love the colors you used. :) thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  32. What a really cute card. I have yet to try to make an Easel card. I'm going to have to do that. I'm also a new follower. It's wonderful to be a part of this hop with you.

    Michelle

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  33. great to be in a hop with you!! love all the sparkles you added!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  34. Im the owner of a new cricut expression and im learning so much,thanks for sharing :)

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  35. Great easel card, love your sentiment! TFS :)

    dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

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  36. I love the wording done in cuts around the circle!!! Makes the sentiment pop!!!!! The sparkles add the right touch for a reminder of spring!!! TFS


    sandi

    slslchario@gmail.com

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  37. Thanks for sharing!


    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  38. gorgeous card Brandi thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  39. Lovely card. I like the shape and the words around the circle. Thanks for sharing.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  40. Such a sweet card Brandi - I love that sentiment! One of these days, I am going to try one of those easel cards :) I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  41. that is beautiful!! love the quotes!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  42. thanks for sharing - pretty card - love the lil bit of glitter.
    Great project – love the colours and the butterflies – very cute.
    ~Jacqueline
    Made by Jacqueline

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  43. I love the touch of bling on your beautiful card!

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  44. Sweet easel card!!

    TYFS!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  45. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card, I am now a follower.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your take on an easel card. Love the sentiment. TFS
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine@hotmail.com

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  47. A beautiful sentiment on a lovely spring card.

    Noreen

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  48. Beautiful card, and beautiful sentiment. I'm also a new follower thanks to the hop. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  49. This is so pretty. I love the digital stamp. TFS it :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  50. I just love your card! It's very pretty. I've finally started making easel cards. Aren't they just the most fun? :0) Great job!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  51. Cool easel card! Don't think I've made one yet. =( Thanks

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  52. Great card! Love the flower sentiment, very sweet. Beautifully made, TFS :)

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  53. love the sentiment and your card. Easel cards are really neat

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  54. love the shape of the card and the quote! good job!

    Esther@babybutterfly521@yahoo.com

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  55. Very creative riginal card, love the colors, so far I have seen flamingos, butterflies, bunny rabbits and you show the flowers. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Enjoying one of my first blog hops. Yes spring flowers are on their way.
    Priscilla "Penny"
    gonafindit at yahoo dot com

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  56. Beautiful card! Love all the different shapes and layers! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Angela

    lauermaa at gmail dot com
    www.angelascrafty.blogspot.com

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  57. ktsangels was here...ok so its ktsangels.blogspot.com...or just Katie0106@cableone.net... thanks for the great idea ... I love easle cards...ooops cant spell!!

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  58. Beautiful card - love the circles!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  59. Wow this is gorgeous Brandi, love the shape and colours xxx

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  60. Wonderful card - I really like all of the circles and the sentiment.

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  61. Beautiful card. I like the sentiment.

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  62. I'm enjoying hopping through the blogs. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Love it Brandi! It's so fun to watch you grow as an artist!

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  64. Very pretty card. Love the way you used two colors for the scallop circle and the cut to shape sentiment is awesome. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com
    www.trishacreates.blogspot.com

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  65. Hi Brandi! I thought I was alrady a follower but it didn't show up so I signed up again!
    Your card is very nice, thanks for sharing with us.
    ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com

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  66. Love your card, so pretty

    audrey@rosemansroost.com

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  67. Really pretty card! TFS :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  68. Super cute card and perfect for spring! I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what you make next! TFS

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  69. Very nice! Like the color combos.--Pat N. http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/

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  70. Nicely done.

    Happy Blogging,
    Karen

    http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  71. Great card. I am hooked on easel cards now and have made several in the last month. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  72. YOu've done a wonderful job on that card.. I have not tried to cards... YET
    Nicely done.

    Sherry

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  73. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  74. This card is beautifulm I love the combination of craft aspects that you used! BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing! Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com or www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com
    P.S. So exctied to be a follower of talented blog!

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  75. Love your card very creative .
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  76. I haven't tried an easel card yet. Your card makes me think I should! Great job!

    mariannebrinkley at msn dot com

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  77. Thanks for sharin your "Springy" card...very pretty.
    Michelle Bittner

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  78. I love easel cards. They are easy to make and so easy to display. Your card was very lovely. Love that bling!!!
    Blessings!
    RecipeScrapperATsbcglobalDOTnet
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

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  79. Such a beautiful card, TFS!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrtatgmail.com

    www.rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com

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  80. Thanks for doing this hop with me.
    Michelle

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesign.blogspot.com

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  81. a beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

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