Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the “Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP!” Blog Hop, hosted by the Cookin' Up Creations Design Team. If you have been following the hop route, then you should have come from Tamara's blog. If not, and you would like to follow along the complete blog hop itinerary, start at the Cookin' Up Creations Blog.

One of the sure signs of spring is seeing children playing outside. On Easter Sunday, our youngest daughter and her family visited in the afternoon. We gave 3 year old Anna a set of soap bubbles and funny googly sunglasses. Since it was a beautiful spring day, we went outside and watched her enjoy the bubbles. She even let us play a little bit. 

Of course, I took photos. And of course, I created a layout with them:

This is the left side:

and the right:

The button tree idea came from the June issue of Scrapbooks ETC. I cut the trunk with the Bloom Cricut cartridge and added little circles, flowers and buttons.

It was a fun and quick way to make an adorable accent for my layout. The papers are Crate Paper and Studio Calico. I used punches for my circles; the little flowers are Cosmo Cricket from a pack of Butterflies and Doilies. Those big lollipop flowers are Jillibean Bean Blossoms. Ribbon is Crate Paper. Cardstock is Stampin' Up and Bazzill Basics. Buttons are various from my stash.. I used the Spellbinders Labels One Grand Nestabilities die for the brackets and journaling spot. The design is a sketch from My Sketch World; it's featured in designer Lucy Chesna's e-book. 

Here's YOUR chance to win!
Please visit all six blogs on our Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP! Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment on each one – as well as the Cookin' Up Creations blog – to be entered into our random drawing for the blog hop prize. The blog hop continues through midnight Eastern time Friday, May 6.

AND ....  if you become a follower and leave a comment, I'll put your name into a drawing for my own little RAK. Wouldn't you LOVE to own this cute Martha Stewart Doily Lace Butterflies stamp set?

And don't miss our “Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP” Cyber-Crop starting Friday, May 6 on the Cookin' Up Creations Forum and continuing through Sunday evening, May 8. You will find some awesome challenges and fun games; and maybe a prize or two. So put it on your calendar and celebrate SPRING and National Scrapbooking Day with us.

And now for your blog hop ….. please proceed to Nicole's blog. She is the Cookin' Up Creations CROP CHEF winner and our guest designer this month and is immensely talented. 

Thank you for participating, and have fun!


AlteredDiva said...

That layout is amazing Barb - as usual! I love the twine-ish unique bubbles and layers of embellishments! Very nice and pretty! You never cease to amaze and inspire me!

scrappinsmiles said...

your button tree is sooooooo cute! Love the way you did the flowers.

Katie said...

GREAT page! I am now following your bloggy too!

Wanda said...

what a cute page, Barb! Love the tree. The stamp set is beautiful; thanks for the opportunity to win.

Amy said...

Love, love, love that tree!! Gotta make a mental note to lift that idea! ;-)

Sandy said...

Beautiful LO Barb! Love your tree.

I am already a follower.

McVic said...

your layout is beautiful!! the colors are perfect for your pictures... Love the tree!!
Im a new follower

Lisa H said...

fabulous as usual Barb!!! I know it helps to have such a cute and funny subject, lol.

Jennybean said...

Beautiful layout - I love the button tree!

Patti said...
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Patti said...

Beautiful as always, Barb! Love the tree!

Jenny said...

Fabulous page!