Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Blog! Happy first day of Spring! Today many fabulous crafters will being you inspirational Spring projects!

This hop is sponsored by Ginger Snap Scraps, an online store run by Cori Wagner. 


Ginger Snap Scraps

The store will be opening in April. Cori is giving away a $10 gift card to the store to one lucky winner.  You must be a follower of Ginger Snap Scraps, the blog in order to win the $10 gift card. Ginger Snap Scraps will carry Cricut products, Echo Park, Lawn Fawn, Bazzil Cardstock, The Twinery, Copics, My Mind Eye, La La Land and many more popular brands that you love! 

The hop begins at Created By Cori. If you came from Created by Cori, then you are in the right place!
When I think of Spring, I immediately think of flowers!  So I decided to make a vase out of our My Creations Milk Cartons.  

First I covered the carton with the beautiful Stella paper.  I just love the colors - they are so vibrant.  To cover the carton, I cut 4 pieces of the Lagoon patterned paper at 2 x 2 7/8" for the top of the carton and 4 pieces of the Lagoon patterned paper at 2 7/8" x 3 1/8".  The flowers were cut using our AMAZING Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. There are a total of 13 flowers all cut using the Stella paper pack.  They were cut at 5 1/2" using the image on p. 69, E9, shift, font < Heart3 >. I then tied ribbon around the carton to add a little "something - something".  I also cut the bird on front using the AP cart:  p. 51, D1, shift < Bird > and shift, layer, < Bird > - both at 2 1/2".
This was so fun to make and is now sitting on our kitchen table to brighten up the room.  I hope you enjoyed my first Spring project of the year.

You next stop is Lisa's blog at Handmade With Love.

We hope you have enjoyed today's hop!

Here is the complete hop in case you get lost:
  1. Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com/  YOU CAME FROM HERE 
  2. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE 
  3. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/  YOUR NEXT STOP
  4. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  5. Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
  6. Anita   http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
  7. Charity - http://adamsacres.com/
  8. Theresa - http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com/
  9. Ava- http://scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com/
  10. Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
  11. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  12. Liz Mullen http://scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com/
  13. Melissa Pinter- http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com/
  14. Shannon- http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
  15. Sylvia - http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/

29 comments:

  1. Your vase came out so cute,loving the flowers.BTW, those milk cartons are so cute.I have to check those out :)

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  2. Love this cartridge and love your flowers, they are beautiful!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous Lucy! Thanks for sharing! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love this Lucy! So pretty and a lot of work! Thanks so much for joining us in the Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop!

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  5. Cute idea. I always think flowers too :). I live the Stella paper too, I have a bunch in a pile, because I don't know what I want to do with the kits yet lol.
    Theresa
    scrappinginheels@gmail.com

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  6. I hate being the first comment.....not much chance to win, but I had to comment on your beautiful flowers and what a fantastic vessel for them. Thanks for your talent.

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  7. Beautiful!!! I just love the Art Philosophy cartridge.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very pretty flowers.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  9. What a beautiful arrangement of flowers!

    missstamper@yahoo.com

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  10. What a neat idea!

    -Brittney
    rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com

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  11. Very nice Lucy, beautiful job on the flowers
    Ava
    new follower

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  12. Love this! So pretty!!
    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  13. That is a lovely arrangement of flowers with which to celebrate the first day of spring!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  14. Very pretty! I love the flowers:)
    http://creationsbymommy.com

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  15. Oh how pretty. Love those flowers. Nice being in the hop with you.
    Ashley

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  16. So cute, I love this idea ....and your flowers are great!Great Hopping with ya! New follower

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  17. Love your vase of flowers:)
    ~Kim

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  18. Very cute and I like the bird decorating the vase.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  19. Great project in every way.Good to be in the hop with you!!
    Hugs, Anita

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  20. Super cute project I love the colors and the added bird!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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  21. Great job on the roses! I'm near Portland Oregon. We put birds on everything :)
    great job!
    Kat
    http://scrapnhappykat.blogspot.com

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  22. Gret rose box. Love the colors you picked.

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  23. I LOVE Ginger Snap Scraps and am honored to have been Cori's first customer (SNEAKY PETE that I am!).

    Also, I am jJust swinging by to remind you about this weekend's Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Kids, March 24-25. You're up in Spot #15 on Saturday. Thank you again for participating ... you're a dear!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  24. I love your flowers... could you tell me what you used for the stems and how you attached them? I have been trying to think of what I could use for stems for my flowers. thanks!! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  25. Hi Christina -- thank you! I actually used floral stem wire for the flowers. I glued the flowers together using Liquid Glass and let them dry. When they dry, the base of the flowers becomes nice and hard. I then poked a hole in the bottom of the flower and put the wire through the bottom. I used some pliers to make a "hook" at the top of the stem so that it hooks on the inside of the flower so it won't come back out. Does that make sense? You can also email me at lucy.kelleher@cox.net if you have any more questions. Lucy

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