Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the last stop on the hop!  If you have joined somewhere along the hop, make sure you head over to The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for the list of blogs on the hop.  This month was SO full of inspiration that I had to do more than one project for the hop! 

My first inspiration came from Melissa (The Scrappy Jedi) and if you click on that link, you will see what inspired me so much!




I loved the simplicity of the layout....plus it gave me a great excuse to get out some sprays and get a bit messy!  The banner on Melissa's layout is adorable...and so easy to recreate!  I tried doing my title several ways, but was happy to be able to pull out one of the playing cards that I put in my kit...I think it makes the perfect touch.

Of course I HAD to browse through Sherri's Blog and found a fun card that would let me play with my new Mother's Day Boquet Cricut Cart (look here to see the card I used for inspiration).


It was VERY hard for me to cut this cute BG striped paper.  I had to close my eyes when I did it.  LOL  Oh well....there is always new paper to love!  I wanted to add some interest to my flower without inking, so I faux stitched the layers and the leaves.  I really love the bottom layers of borders...and laughed when I realized that I have the EXACT same punches.  Great minds shop alike!

Thanks for joining us on our hop!  We can't wait until next month!

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your layout. Especially the "chocolate bunny." Your flower card is beautiful love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

scrappymo! said...

I love them both! The first is clean, crisp and yet still elegant.
The card is stunning. Love the way you did the border strips all in the white. The vibrant colours against that white, really set off that gorgeous flower.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

love them both! I need more border punches, I just decided that now :) And I REALLY like making mini banners. The Easter playing card is totally cute!
*meridy*

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Bethany I think you did fantastic. I love both, great eye for detail and color!

Lesa said...

Your page is so stinkin sweet!! Love the simplicity of it and the card rocks too!! I too can never resist Sherri's blog!! How lucky am I to live with in 20 minutes of her???

Margie said...

Awesome page and card! I have Mother's Day Bouquet, too and I can't wait to use it!

Tara O said...

Beautiful card and the LO just rocks!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Super cute Easter page! I love the little border with half circles!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the adorable card, as well! The doodling on the flower is the perfect touch! I'm impressed you were able to lift two projects. Awesome!

mytwoandras said...

I really like your card title and how you used so many patterned papers. Your card is just beautiful.

ashley said...

This is such a perfect use for the playing card! Soooo cute! I know what you mean about that BG paper, the whole line is so pretty and I'm still hoarding most of it hehe :)

S said...

Great job on that darling layout. I have some of that same BG paper, and I'm always afraid to use it, it's just so great as is - but your card really makes it shine.

Glinda said...

I love them both. I really like all the layers and pen work on the card.

Karen Williams said...

love that circle banner- so pretty

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Both projects are so sweet and adorable! I love the little bunny on your layout and the banner is awesome! That flower on your card ROCKS!!!! Well done! xoxo

Tricia said...

Darling Easter layout! I love the bunny and the fun border. Beautiful job on both projects!

Kylie said...

Great card and layout, love them both!!! So sad the blog hop is over now :-(

Lisa J said...

Both projects are so pretty. Love the circle banner on your layout and the borders in white on the card add such a gorgeous detail. Great job.

A Creative Operation said...

Both of these are adorable!

Kim Strother said...

Look at you, making two projects! Way to go, I love them both and especially the flower on the card. Guess what...I have the same three punches too!

beccaf1970 said...

Great job! I love the half circle border on your layout, and the beautiful flower on your card!

~Mar said...

I love both your lifts! Your flower is awesome! :)

Jimjams said...

Two fab creations - I love those layered borders especially.

Emily said...

Love it! The journaling and bunny are my favorite elements.

smdluxe said...

Lovely layout and card. I love the simplicity of your layout and the colors of your card are so bright and cheery. Great job interpreting your inspirations from the DT!

Sherri Thompson said...

What a sweet layout Bethany-I LOVE that chocolate bunny! Thank you so much for using one of my projects as your inspiration, too-that just made my night!:)

ms.schwiet said...

Yippy another style of banner to try....both pieces are playful and fun