So it is finally here - THE event of the Spring season. A very special It's A Creative World Blog Hop
You should have arrived from the amazing Sutty's blog (her work is awesome ... simply awesome)
In case you get lost, the full list of links is at the end of this post.
I am so proud to be a part of It's A Creative World. There are so many talented ladies who scrap, craft, sew, bake, crochet, ink, stamp, garden and just plain rock out crafts. And to celebrate Spring we have got together to do a very special blog hop where you can see so many different ideas that we hope will inspire you to be creative yourself.
And there are even some freebies along the way.
My little freebie is a $5 voucher for Pickleberrypop so you can snaffle up something for yourself to help you get creative for Spring. There are so many great Spring kits available and whether you are a digital scrapper or a paper scrapper you will see things you love. If you are a paper scrapper you could spend the voucher on things to print to add to your pages such as cool journalling blocks and word art or images to make cards.
So IT'S FREE and it is money to SPEND. What have you got to loose? Just pop a comment in the box at the end of the post and a free $5 could be yours.
I will pick a winner by selecting a random comment on Monday morning. So ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is leave a comment below and you could have a little Spring bonus to spend.
So now on to my offerings for the blog hop - a couple of spring pages and cards
Firstly, I fell in love with this range from Prima called The Sun Kissed Collection. I think it shouted SPRING! I was lucky to get to go to a local farm at lambing time and, whilst we didn't see any lambs born that night, we did see lots of cute little lambs just a couple of hours old and the love their gentle mothers showed was such an inspiration.
I used lots of small flowers, adding beaded centres and also a cute chipboard butterfly stamped with brilliance shimmer inks and text to coordinate with the page.
I don't know about you but no matter how many letters and alphas I have I never have the right colour to coordinate with my page. So for this page I inked some chipboard letters and then stamped them with text and then versamark ink before using clear embossing powder - several coats - so that they look like enamel.
and I also used some cute new dies I bought from Memory Box - some lovely swirls and a cute little picket fence die.
Never one to miss the chance to use up scraps I made a card with some of the leftovers.
I used one of the Prima Notecards as the background and added flowers and butterflies from the Hero Arts/Sizzix Framelits set - which is a joy to use.
This card uses
Day of Grace Full Kit by Trixie Scraps Designs available at Pickleberrypop
and this page uses the same kit
and the spring freshness in Dawn Inskip's Enchanted Garden collection from Scrapbookgraphics is great for your spring pages.
and this one using a lot of Dawn Inskip products from her on line store here
And finally this springlike page using a whole range of products from Pickleberrypop and was made using Fayettes template for this month's template challenge (You so have to check out their challenges -they rock!. Find them here )
From here you are hopping off to MANDY's Blog
I can guarentee you are going to love what she has in store for you!
Happy crafting and, if you get lost, here is the list of all of the blogs from the hop