Welcome to the My Craft Spot / Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Spring Blog Hop!! We FINALLY have temperatures above freezing - although are due for more snow this week. I sure could use some spring!! Perhaps that's why I'm especially excited about this hop. My Craft Spot has joined with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to create Spring and Easter-themed projects. What a great way to see the fabulous springtime products available from both companies!! You'll see a variety of cut and graphic files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons combined with My Craft Spot stamps. How fun!
If you've just arrived from Roberta's creative blog, you're in the right spot! If you just popped by for a visit and would like to start hopping from the start, please head over to Lisa's blog - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
When I started thinking of my project, I took one look at the sheep from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Rainy Day Critters set and knew what I wanted to do! Isn't he SO cute? After using my Cuttlebug for a bit of embossing, I combined him with the cloud, raindrops and puddle which are also from the Rainy Day Critters set. My grass was created with one of My Craft Spot's Fancy Edges metal dies. Once everything was cut and assembled, I layered it all on a grey sky background which was created with with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Spring Fling Pattern pack - perfect for those overcast and rainy spring days!
The "April showers bring May flowers" sentiment I used on my card is actually one stamp which is part of My Craft Spot's Butterfly Kisses stamp set. I just inked the sides separately to use the sentiment both inside and outside of my card. (The little ...'s were added with a black pen.) I finished things off with a "Goofy Tulip" from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Flower Faces cutting file - although I used the print and cut feature to create it.
How about some blog candy? Here at Small Bits of Paper, I am giving away a $15US gift certificate to my absolute favourite stamp and crafting supplies company... My Craft Spot!! For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post AND let me know your favourite spring flower. Mine is the daffodil. I will post the randomly selected winner on Tuesday, April 1. No joke!
$20 Gift Card to
$20 Gift Card to
My Craft Spot
My Craft Spot
There are also prizes available for those of you who take part in the entire hop (which I hope you do!). For a chance to win the blog hop prizes, you MUST be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on EACH blog. For extra chances to win, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and My Craft Spot on Facebook.
Thanks so much for visiting! Now it's time for you to head over to the talented Shannon's blog - Designs of a Paddymack. Happy springing... er, hopping!!
Here is the blog hop line up:
Lisa ~ http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Ally ~ http://www.rockpapercricut.com/
Roberta ~ http://txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
Kate ~ http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
Shannon ~ http://designsofapaddymack.typepad.com/
Heather ~ http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
Ana Maria ~ http://www.shortycreations.blogspot.com/
Gwen ~ http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com/
Gloria ~ http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/
Tanya ~ http://www.studio5380.com/
Nicole ~ http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/
Sherrie ~ http://www.sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Brianna ~ http://bloeffelbein.blogspot.com/
Karen ~ http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com/
Leanne ~ http://www.createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Kimberly ~ http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/