Monday, January 30, 2012

Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Kimberly's Blogaversary!  You should have come her from Katie's blog at KTs Angels.  If not, you can start this blog hop at Kimberly's blog called KP Kre8tions.

We have a wonderful group of sponsors that want to have "Spring" too - they have also graciously donated their talent for this hop.

Creative Kut ~ $10 gift Certificate
Melissa Deuss KaDoddle Bug ~ $20 Gift Certifiacate
Mickie Burks Osman ~ a paper pack and some stamping goodies
Lucy Kelleher ~ Close To My Heart ~ December Stamp of the Month
Nikki Schiltz Calmes ~ Paper Piecings by Nikki ~ $25 credit to Paper Piecings by Nikki
Scraptastical Kreations ~ $20 Gift Certificate

There are a lot of great gardeners along the path.  This hop is two days, so sit back, relax and take your time browsing each garden.

Since I am one of the sponsors, you will need to not only become a follower of Kimberly's blog but also mine to be eligible to win the exclusive, no longer available Stamp of the Month called "Mad About You".  It would be perfect to make your Valentine projects!  Here's a picture of the stamp set:

Other bloggers may have additional requirements if they offer individual blog candy, so please make sure to read their posts carefully.

To help celebrate Kimberly's Spring Blogaversary, I created this "Spring Banner" bookcased by two flower toparies.

I was inspired by a picture in the new Close to My Heart Idea Book which goes live on 2/1/12. 

I used a paper packet called Sweetheart.  This is a retired paper that is currently being offered "while supplies last" for only $3.00!  Of course I cut EVERYTHING using our fabulous Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy

Here is a list of the images I cut and where you can find them in the booklet:

Banner Flag #1:  p. 29, A9, < Banner2 > at 4"
Banner Flag #2:  p. 49, C9, < Banner4 > at 4"
Letters: pp. 34, 38, 40, 42, 45, and 56 using shift/font keys at 2"
Flowers: p. 51, D1, shift < Flower8 > at 1"

I used White Hemp to connect each piece of the banner.  I edged each flower with my Tulip ink pad.  I believe I made just under 100 flowers.  Using my Cricut Expression to cut the flowers, it took no time at all to cut them out of one sheet of White 12 x 12 cardstock.Our entire wonderful line-up is:

Thank you for stopping by and remember "think spring" and have that "spring fling"!!

Your next stop along the way on the garden path is Lisa Woodward's blog called My Crafty Spaces.

1. Kimberly Pate ~
2. Kari Sanchez ~
3. Lisa Peters ~
4. Mickie Osmon ~
5. Audrey Dickinson (Scrappie EMT) ~
6. Tiffany Grant-Simmons ~
7. Lynne Kirsch -
8. Marleen Gallagher -
9. Pamela Pattison Lash -
10. Tricia Colon ~
11. Michele Eickholt ~
12. Staci McD ~
13. Katie ~ CAME FROM HERE
14. Lucy Kelleher - YOU ARE HERE
15. Lisa Woodward ~ NEXT
16. Melissa Deuss -
17. Elecia Betts -
18. Leslie Dawn Bigam-Krochta -
19. Mary Finstrom
20. Christine Oxner
21. Jessica Owens

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. love the banner!! very nice I need to try that one of these days.

  2. I love it, it is so cute and springy!!

  3. Very pretty colors...Love the flowers.

  4. Love the banner and the flowers.

  5. Such a lovely banner and, oh my, 100 flowers!! It turned out just beautiful! I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  6. That is beautiful! Love it!

  7. Love your projects! They are beautiful and the stamps are CUTE!!!

  8. Love the banner, love love love the flower balls! Great idea for a mantel!!! Love it!
    Staci ~

  9. You always make cute things!!! I'm just loving this banner and was thinking how one could make a smaller one to string across a springtime wreath. Thanks for sharing....:)

  10. Oh, I love your banner...especially those cute little topiaries on the ends! That project just calls out Springtime!!
    I am a follower of Kimberly's blog and yours!

  11. OOOH I love this! Super cute project! TFS!


  12. This is a wonderful projects. I am partial to the wonderful topiaries that you have your banner attached to.

    Thanks for participating in my anniversary blog hop.


  13. wow wonderful project, love it xxx

  14. New Follower . . . . What great projects --- the topiaries are amazing!! I love it and a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  15. This is super cute! I love this! TFS!
    I'm a new follower~

  16. Lucy, I love the banner, but your flower is incredible. Just love it. I know that I need to get my cart out and check it totaally out. I bought it but haven't had time to play with it. tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations!


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