Saturday, April 21, 2012

SU Stars Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the blog hop--stop # 7.  You should be arriving from Angie's blog Paper Luxuries.   I'm excited to be able to participate in this hop with the theme of Spring!  I don't know about you, but spring is all about flowers for me and the color they bring to our world.

I'm just a tad bit addicted to Pinterest and this is an idea I saw there and decided to recreate--I think the original was from the super-talented Heather Summers.  I used the Hostess paper Cheerful Treat from IBC and the colors Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Bashful Blue for my flowers.  The majority of my flowers were created using the die Fun Flowers, a few circle punches and the blossom punch from the occasions mini. My leaves were made from the Island Floral die.

I covered my $1.25 clay pot with the designer series paper cut into strips and attached with Mod-Podge.  The ribbon is concord crush stitched ribbon.  I bought some floral wire and the foamy stuff to stick the flower into when I bought the pot.  The filler is leftover filler paper from Easter. =-)

Here's the little 4 x 4 card I made to go with the pot--I used the Cottage Garden set for the sentiment and more of the Cheerful Treat paper and concord crush ribbon.

I have some blog candy today---if you leave a comment you'll be entered to win this stamp set:  Lighthearted.
I ordered this someone will be the lucky recipient. Please leave your e-mail address with your comment so I can get in touch with you if you are the WINNER!

Happy Spring to you--enjoy the colors of the season!  Now hop along to Angela Walter's Life with a Wiener Dog and see what fabulous spring surprises she has in store for you!

I'm going to admit that I'm photo challenged so I'm adding a few more that I took after I posted this initially!

Plus some close-ups of the flowers:


Carey said...

I love this. I just have to make one of these. Heaven knows I have enough DSP to cover about 500 pots.

Carey and Roscoe
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Lori said...

This flower arrangement is awesome! And you don't have to water it! Would love to win a stamp set!


Loni said...

How very spring Dawn! Absolutely terrific job!! Don't you just love the variety of projects we can make with Stampin' Up products!!!

Anonymous said...

You are REEEE-DIC-U-LUS!!! So talented, so beautiful. Don't send me the stamps just keep creating!! Love you,

Anonymous said...

I love the flowers!And the pot is adorable! Perfect for this spring day we are having in Washington.

Robin Messenheimer said...

Your flowers are GORGEOUS! And I love the Cheerful Treat paper and will be sorry to see it retire. You did such a nice job with it!

inkedx2 said...

OMG I love this. Your flowers are so cute. Great idea to cover the pot with the paper. Love how your flowers are basically 2 designs. Really makes it look good.

Crafty Girl said...

I lOVE your paper flowers! They are so bright and cheerful. And you make me wish I would have ordered the designer hostess paper instead of the digital download.

craftystamper said...

Wonderful, wonderful flowers! You created a creative and effective display.

Carol said...

OOH! I love this. What a beautiful flower pot!

Carol said...

Didn't notice the part about the stamp set earlier. I didn't get this set, so it would be wonderful to win it.

cjparcell at msn dot com

joyce pacer said...

I love seeing items made for the home using SU products. This is so summer looking, I will have to try it.

I to love pinterest!

Anonymous said...

ooooohh I LOVE flowers I may have to use this idea to decorate my studio now that it's Spring! Beautiful work Dawn!

be well, happiness in creating!!! -Vanessa

Sheri said...

I love following your blog. Miss being around you and your creativeness and hoping it would rub off on me!
Miss you!

Barbara V said...
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Barbara V said...

Thanks you for sharing the delightful flower pot! Great way to use designer paper.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Gorgeous! TFS!

farnorthstamper said...

I love your flowers and pot. They are so bright and cheery--perfect for spring, especially when up here in AK it is still rather dreary.
Thanks for sharing,
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Anonymous said...

Just love the flowers,flower pot and a card to go with it! Marvelous. Thanks for sharing these neat projects. Happy stamping.

Jolene said...

Your flowers and flower pot are adorable!! I'm addicted to Pinterest too 😊

Lori said...

Beautiful Flowers! I love the colors! I am following your blog ` will you follow me too?
Lori Witt