Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has Sprung blog hop March 20th

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


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

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 Ava then you are in the right place!

To celebrate Spring, and boy did it come early this year, I've made some flower pots.  These pots are for sharing later in the month with some crafty friends.



 Using my new Art Philosophy cartridge I cut all the different flowers options at either 4", 4 1/2" or 5 1/2".  I inked all the edges.
I then rolled them all using the end of a paint brush to start.  You don't need to keep them on the "roller" but it was easier to start this way and then half way through I pulled the paint brush out and finished rolling them.  I then just let them drop onto my work surface so they would open up a little bit.  Using a hot glue gun (only way for me to do them because it was easiest), I gently closed them up until they fit on the base again and stuck them into the glue.

 I placed a bunch in a box and sprayed them with clear bronze Glimmer  Mist for just a little extra shimmer. In some of the centers I put either a gem, Crystal Stickles or white opal Liquid Pearls.
I took shisk- ke-bob sticks, cut them in half, wrapped them in ribbon and glued the flowers on.  I simply tied green "making memories" ribbon around the "stems" to act as leaves.
 I then stuck them all into little flower pots I picked up at the $1 store.  I put a section of floral foam in the bottom, layered it with glue and stuck Easter basket stuffing on top.
Inside each flower is either Crystal stickles, Liquid Pearls or a gem, just depended on the flower and it's size.

This is the first time I've made flowers and I really like them.  I was addicted and spent an entire Sunday afternoon going through my scraps and making flowers!

Thanks for stopping by, but before you leave how about some spring time blog candy? I am offering up an assortment of bling, some twine, ribbon and Spring inspired stickers (sorry couldn't get the picture to upload). All you need to do is be a follower (shameless plug for acceptance I know) and leave me a way to contact you should you win!  It's that easy. I can only offer this to U.S. residents unfortunately due to postage.

Now take yourself over to see the fabulous project made by the totally awesome Ashley!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost and need to come back to find your way:

  1. Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
  2. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com
  3. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  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 <-- you are here
  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

28 comments:

Michele from MS said...

I love love love this project! The flowers (which I have yet to try) are gorgeous and the dollar store pots are perfect for them!! WTG Liz! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Michele from MS said...

I love love love this project! The flowers (which I have yet to try) are gorgeous and the dollar store pots are perfect for them!! WTG Liz! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Cori said...

Liz I LOVE this project! So cute. Thank you for your hard work in the Spring Has Sprung blog hop!

Brenda said...

Beautiful flower project! Art Philosophy is the main reason why I became a CTMH consultant. Love the flowers on that cartridge, and you did a great job with them! I'm a new follower.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Beckie said...

Great job on the flowers. Love the pots. Can almost spell 'em.

Be blessed, Beckie

missstamper said...

Your flowers are lovely! Thanks for walking though making them step by step!

missstamper@yahoo.com

Brittney said...

Too cute!

-Brittney
rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com

Suzys Crafts said...

Wonderful job with the flowers. I love making flowers too!

Ava Fernandez said...

This is totally amazing, love it
Ava

Theresa said...

Wowza is this really your first time making flowers!?!?! They look fantastic! I love the way you put them on the kabob sticks and potted them, I am sooooo going to try this, I will let you know and show you a pic when I do, love it!
Theresa
scrappinginheels@gmail.com

Gloria said...

wow!!! these came out really nice!!!glad one of those is mine!!
He HE once again a wonderful project!!!
gloria
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

Kards by Kathi said...

Neat idea and I love the finished project. You are very inventive and I will definitely follow your blog.

CREATIONS BY MOMMY said...

omg!! these are awesome! TFS..

Ashley Nicole said...

These are so cute. Would make anyone smile. Love the flowers I def need that cart. Nice being in the hop with you.
Ashley

Lucy Kelleher said...

Such a cute garden of flowers! Love this idea -- TFS :)

Lucy
http://love2createitall.blogspot.com

Kathy Salido said...

Liz,
These are absolutely fabulous!! I sure envy your crafty friends that will be receiving these!!
Kathy
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Fabulous project! I have never seen the cartridge you were talking about! Now I have to check into that! I'm a new follower and I love the look of your blog!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

These are so cute!! I am sure your friends will love them. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anita said...

Beautiful Flowers.I am glad to be in this hop with you.
Hugs, Anita

Josie0602 said...

Very cute project!

Tracy

TeresaK said...

Lucky friends you have that will get your flower pots! I am a follower already and I just love the flowers!
Thanks!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol dot com
dt sis!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I know the flowers are addicting! What a super cute idea thanks for sharing! New Follower

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I know the flowers are addicting! What a super cute idea thanks for sharing! New Follower

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I know the flowers are addicting! What a super cute idea thanks for sharing! New Follower

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I know the flowers are addicting! What a super cute idea thanks for sharing! New Follower

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I just wanted to start by say I love your blog layout out. LOL! Love the flowers. I just got AP Cart and I'll have to give this a try.

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I love the flowers very very pretty!

Homespun Elegance said...

SO CUTE!!!