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 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!