Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Blog Hop - May 5 and 6

Flowers, flowers, everywhere flowers...Don't you just love flowers? They bring color and beauty along with fragrance to our world and that is why this hop is celebrating them in all their glory. Hop along to see how the crafty people in our line up have used flowers in and on their projects.

Our Hostess for this hop is Lissa Marie (So Many Crafts) and her site is the place to start if you've happened upon this hop by accident and want to see more pretty flowers. Otherwise continue on and enjoy all the color and beauty of flowers everywhere.

Here is the card I produced for this hop.  Isn't its sentiment so sweet and right:

"Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get flowers."

I made the card from the terrific April kit I purchased from Jillibean Soup, which featured the Coconut Lime line of papers.

The monthly kits are called "The Card Kitchen". They come with everything you need to make at least 8 cards, including all the papers, trims, embellishments, stickers, and very detailed "recipes".   I enjoyed using the kit (the first time I've ever done so!) that I have become a subscriber and will receive my kits monthly. Hurry, May's kit!

Another very nice thing about this kit is that there is enough paper leftover to make your own designs for additional cards. I made several "extras" and I still have paper leftover for other projects.

For this particular card, the paper was layered under a preprinted cardstock greeting. The ruffled roses are made from torn strips of gathered cotton (with exposed fray) that are just swirled around a finger or pencil.

For you seamstresses out there, these torn strips would be so easy to make, to produce your own trim for flower rosettes. I think I'll give that a go with some fabric scraps I  have left over.

I made the roses a little different in that I cut ribbon leaves from leftover ribbon, and added pearls to the centers of the flowers, just because.

Here are some more cards I made from the kit:

Stop back tomorrow on the Flowers, Flowers Everywhere Hop to see more cards I made from the same kit.

Now continue on the Hop to LIZ.

In case you've gotten lost, here is a full line-up for this Hop:

Lissa Marie ~

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~   YOU ARE HERE


Jearise ~

Robin ~

Cicily ~

Tina ~

Jessi ~


Maria said...

very cute cards

Liz said...

Beatiful card. Love those flowers, you make it sound easy, but I doubt mine would look like that LOL

Unknown said...

Love those flowers

Unknown said...

awesome flowers and cards as always.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and interesting blog, greetings from Venezuela

Anonymous said...

I love your card, the saying is so true and right.

Robin said...

Very nice cards.


Pink Dalmatians said...

Love the sentiment & the flowers are super cute. TFS

Made just for you by Cindy Rhew! said...

You do such great work! Thanks for being a part of it all!

rlovew said...

Fabulous cards!