Saturday, March 14, 2015

Easter & Spring Creations - Seasonal Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to another •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! This month it's all about Easter & Spring projects. All of the artwork is using Close to my Heart products from the Annual Inspirations catalog along with the Seasonal Expressions I. However, note that Seasonal Expressions product is only available to the end of March ... so be sure to grab your faves! Anyways, hope you are inspired to create ....

If you just hopped onto my blog, you can start here and work your way around as this hop is circular. If you arrived from Wendy's blog {Doddsy Designs}, then you are on the right path. And, don't worry if you get lost, you'll find the complete list of participating Close to my Heart consultants HERE.

Ok, this time around was a challenge in finding my mojo ... I just could not get the creative juices flowing to inspire me.  Perhaps, I just wasn't feeling 'spring-like' as the bitter cold is still lingering around  ... yucky weather ... where's the sunshine? ANYWHO ... here's the end result!

Now since Easter is just a few weeks away, I thought this would be perfect! It's not that often I have a layout ready to go ... but my boys love {coloring easter eggs}!  Here, I used Hopscotch paper packet from the Seasonal Expressions catalog and cut various sizes of pennants and layered them.  And for the banner, I cut a few pieces of the pattern paper, folded each one over and adhered it to the hemp cord. I am loving single page layouts these days ... how about you? 

To embellish, I tried to use up items from my stash this time ... like buttons and alphabet letters. For the heart, I grabbed it from the Chalk it up Assortment. It's great to mix and match collections. And I have to admit, I'm pretty happy on how it all came together despite my procrastination!  

Well, thanks so much for following along today! Now pop on over to Diana's blog {Farmer Di Stamps} And, be sure to come on back for the next Blog Hop featuring Travel, Cottage & Summer Creations.  Ah, YES the thought of warmer weather!

Papers: Hopscotch (X7194B), Outdoor Denim & Colonial White
Ink: Smoothie, Sunset, Flaxen, Glacier & Outdoor Denim 
Other: Chalk it up Assortment (Z3009), Hemp Cord, Buttons, DE Monograms (retired)


  1. Love this page ~ Penants are a weakness for me! Very nice layout for Easter!

  2. I think you found your mojo, this is a great layout!

  3. Pennants are trendy right now... I can't stop making them either ;)

  4. Wonderful layout! Love the layering, and I'm a sucker for pennants!