Mother’s Day Blog Hop

2015 May Blog Hop Button-ResizedWelcome to another edition of Di’s Country INKers blog hop!  Hope you enjoyed Diana’s project – she always has something fun…

beelinestamping.com 5-1-15The card I chose to show you today was inspired by one that Kay Kalthoff from Stamping to Share did as a swap for last year’s Convention.  I’ve had it tucked away for quite some time in my ‘inspiration’ file and recently ran across it again.  Loved it then and love it still!  The only thing I needed to change was the sentiment and voila! I had an absolutely adorable Mother’s Day card…

This one begins with a tent fold card base of Whisper White to which I added a 3/4″ strip of Back to Black Designer Series Paper on either side.  a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ layer of Whisper White was punched with the 2 1/2″ circle punch and stamped with a greeting from the Mother’s Love stamp set which can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog.  I used the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder to complete the layer.  The center flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a stamp from the Flower Patch set.  The die-cut flower was done with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a die from the Flower Fair framelits.  It was finished off with a black Candy Dot.  Super quick, super easy, and super cute!

Ok, off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you.  Thank you so much for hopping along with us.  I, myself am off to browse the soon-to-be-released 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!  One of the best perks of being a demonstrator is getting an advance look at what’s in store for us for the coming year and getting my hands on brand-new product weeks ahead of the official release date!  Would you like to take a peek?  Join my team and starting May 5th, you can load your starter kit with pre-order items! Tempting, eh?  Give me a call and let’s talk about it…

BarbSSignature

 

 

2015 May Blog Hop Next_Resized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you get lost, here is a list of this month’s hoppers.  We always hope we can delight you with our projects, if we did, please let us know!

Diana                    http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb                      https://www.beelinestamping.com  (you are here)

Kathya                  http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal                  http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Connie                  http://www.texasschoolmarm.com

Mary                      http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

 

Showers and Flowers

April2015 Blog Hop Buton-Resized

I don’t want to say this too loudly, but it looks like spring may have finally arrived in Northern Illinois!   I just love springtime.  The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the air smells fresh and clean.  One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to go on a ‘garden prowl’.  I put on my junkie shoes and take a walk around my yard looking for signs that my perennials are coming back to greet me.  Today I noticed that my crocus are in bloom and the daffodils and  tulips are about five inches tall already.  My lilac bush has buds on it, and some of the ground cover is awakening from its winter slumber.

Ok – enough about my garden – time to get on with the blog hop.  That is why you’re here, right?  Ha!  Hope you enjoyed Diana’s cute project and are ready to see more.  IMG_3997Today I spent some time playing with the Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Fair Framelit dies.   I started with a base of Pool Party cardstock, then layered that with a piece cut from a Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag that I had left over from last weekend’s workshop.  A Whisper White banner was stamped in Pool Party with the Something Lacy background stamp.  Lots of flowers were stamped in shades of Pool Party, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Hello Honey then die cut to layer onto the banner.  A greeting from the Flower Fair set was stamped in Pool Party and die cut with the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  The card was finished with a bit of a Tea Lace Paper Doily, some 1 1/4″ Burlap ribbon and some rhinestones.  The loopy bits of burlap were pulled from a cut edge of the burlap ribbon.

I’d love to stay and chat longer, but you’re probably anxious to be on your way to the next blog.  So off you go then – take a look at what Kathya has to show you.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and keep your fingers crossed that the weather stays above freezing!  Until next time…

BarbSSignature

 

 

 

April2015 Next  Buton_ResizedIn case you get lost, here are this month’s hoppers:

Di           http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb      https://www.beelinestamping.com  (You are here)

Kathya  http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal  http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Connie  http://www.texasschoolmarm.com

Mary      http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

 

And finally, a list of products used in today’s card:

 

Get My Newsletter

You have Successfully Subscribed!