Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Blog Hop


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

 http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/

$20 Gift Card to
My Craft Spot

http://mycraftspotshop.com/

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:

54 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, what a super cute card Kate! The sheep is so stinken cute and love the embossing! I just love the fun scene! Cool way to use the sentiment...I need to remember that!
My favorite flower is lilacs:) I can't wait for spring to come...
Sherrie K

Yvonne Morentin said...

LOL... his face says it all... i think he is adorable.

Tanya/Nonna said...

What an adorable little spring time shower scene! I adore that cute little sheep and the shape of your sweet card is great. The fun flower on the inside of your card is a cute touch - love it!

Janice said...

Super cute card! My favorite flower is a daisy!! They are fabulous :)

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Awesome card, love that little face, I can get use to hopping I have seen so many cute cards and get so many ideas being a newbie I hope to learn fast. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

AWWWWW your lamby is so precious love how you created your scene you really did do a splendific job.
You certainly are one clever and talented gal.

Naomi Edwards said...

What a lovely scene Kate and that Sheep is super sweet!!! I love that you did part of the stamp on front and the inside, so clever!!! Love this card and the shape is amazing!!! Have a great day my crafty friend!!! hugs

~Tammy~ said...

Kate this is so stinkin cute!!! I adore the images at PPPR and I think they work and compliment so well with MCS! Thanks for starting my Saturday off a happy one!

pruttybird said...

Absolutely adorable :)

Libby said...

Love the card! My favorite flowers are tulips.

Ruth said...

Love this card and the way you carried through to the inside!

Bobby said...

This is so funny, Kate. It made me chuckle.

Kathy rager said...

So cute. love your theme and the little lamb

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute!

Creative M said...

Your little sheep is Super cute!! Adorable card. Love it!
My favorite flower is a daffodil I even made a card with that flower form SVG several weeks ago.
Thanks for your awesome giveaway!!!Yes. MCS,ROCKS!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Gwen said...

Love this Kate!

shawn box said...

Who wouldn't love receiving this card especially when you open it up and see the inside. I'm a new follower.

shawn
classiccreationsbyshawn.blogspot.com

Pam said...

This is so adorable! I love so many different flowers but Lilacs are sooo beautiful (lovin' the daffodils right now though).
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Mollie said...

Super cute! LOVE the shape of the card, especially! That flower on the inside cracks me up! Great job!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Kate, your card is soooooo cute!! I love your adorable sheep and the shape of your card is so fun!

teachdanz said...

I seriously love every little thing about this card!! Great job and thanks for the inspiration too :-)
Hugs,
Nicole PPPR dt

Karen said...

Oh Kate... you always, always, ALWAYS make me smile! :o) (Pretty sure I just told you that last night, but that's okay... hehe!) You put together scenes so beautifully. This sheep is gorgeous and just pops right off the gloomy backdrop! I love the fun patterns, fun shape, and of course the goofy tulip surprise inside. Beautifully done, my dear friend!

I smiled when you said daffodils are your favorite. They hold a very special place in my heart! :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Sue D said...

This is so cute. Love the sheep and the paper you used for the puddle and cloud.
I am a follower and my favorite spring flower is snowdrops.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lynnie Einerson said...

This lamb just makes the card so fun. I love the embossing. I am a follower. einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

Melisa Alzammar said...

Beautiful card Kate. Thanks for joining us for this hop.
Melisa PPPR DT
Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

Amy C. said...

This card is super-cute and I love it's shape and the added elements on the inside!

L.B. said...

Love the shape of your card..it stands out. Very cute

jane ayres said...

Awesome card ... love it x hugs jane x

Glora said...

How darling! I love the shape of the card. SO DARLING. That little lamb is darling too. Terrific job. Hugs- Glora
me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so adorable it makes the rain seem like fun!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute card. I followed you on Bloglovin

marg0006 said...

Super cute and fun card. Like the shape.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Lisa said...

This is just adorable, Kate! So happy and colorful! I especially love the surprise of the goofy little tulip on the inside! Thanks for joining in on this fun hop, today! :)

Sarah said...

So sweet--I love the little flower added to the inside--what a great touch! I love daisies!!

Sonya said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Beth F. said...

I really like your card, that sheep is so adorable! My favorite spring flower is a daffodil as well :)

lauraleigh said...

Adorable card!! And I'm with you on the daffodils!!!

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Totally love how you add the sentiment in the inside with the flower. Super cute card!

Sin City Chix said...

Darling lil' lamb card! Love the small freckles you gave him. My favorite flower is an orange blossom.

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VICTORIA said...

I love the sheep awesome card :) Vicky
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

cvjac2009 said...

Love the card..great use of embossing for the lamb. You know what they say about great minds think a like, another designer used this adorable image.
Sunflower is my favorite :)
Vivi J
cvjac at att dot net

sue k said...

Very cute card, love the sheep. I'm a follower
Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Georgiana said...

Definitely a cutie!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •

Sue from Oregon said...

I am having such a dandy time hopping! A new follower of your wonderful blog as well!

susiespotless@yahoo.com

BilyCreations said...

Luv their faces too cute

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower. Love that cute sheep.

stuf@gt.rr.com

jessica said...

This is so super ADORABLE Kate! I just love the fun shape and GREAT overall design! The colors, the cute image and perfect sentiment make this one AWESOME card!!!

Thanks for sharing my sweet friend!! My favorite flower is the Lilac...LOVE that sweet smell!!!

Have a GREAT Sunday!
~follower of both PPPR and MCS on FB~
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

BilyCreations said...

Love their faces

lifesabeach32940 said...

As always, SUPER CUTE card!!

My mom's favorite spring flower was a daffodil, so I am partial to those!!

Judy
lifesabeach32940@cfl.rr.com

Connie Rucker said...

As I said before I love that little lamb in his galoshes!

Softail_Baby81 said...

This card is perfect for Spring! I love love love the shape, and the lamb is just too cute!♥

Softail_Baby81 said...

My favorite flower btw is a Rose...I grew up surrounded by Rose Bushes and can remember being mesmerized by the beautiful scents after the rain♥

Scrapper69 said...

So Sorry to hear your having such bad weather... But I gotta say.... your card is soooo flipping adorable! It just put a big ole' smile on my face! CUTE! :o)

GetSilvered said...

This card is very cute and i love the image on the inside too.
I'm having a link up at my blog for Cards and Gift Wrapa and would love it if you linked it up there for my readers to enjoy!

http://www.getsilvered.com/2014/04/show-tell-cards-and-wrap/