Monday, February 22, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Customer Blog Hop - Spring Has Sprung!

ETA:  For some annoying reason, Blogger put my post into "draft" form instead of "scheduled" as I told it to.  It's so annoying when that happens.  Sorry for the break in links - hope you enjoy the hop!!

Hello!

The day is finally here!!  The first ever Waltzing Mouse Stamps Customer Blog Hop!  If you arrived at my blog in your daily blurfing and you want to enjoy some wonderful spring goodies, then the Blog Hop starts at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps blog HERE.  If you've arrived at my blog from Lee's blog, then you're in the right place!!


I just love spring, don't you?!  So, when Claire said she wanted our theme to be "spring" I jumped at the chance to play along.  I immediately thought of the sweet images contained in the new "Spring Baskets" stamp set that I just received in the mail a few weeks ago.  Oh my gosh, this set is chock full of darling images, but my fave definitely has to be this sweet flower bouquet  image.  It reminded me so much of what is typically the first sign of spring in Washington - primroses.  Right?!!  I cut the basket template (from a template I downloaded from Papertrey Ink) out of Kraft CS, and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Retro Diamonds embossing folder.  I thought it represented a fun basket weave.  I stamped the flower bouquet three times on white CS, colored them up with my Copics, and then cut them out.  I adhered them to the basket template with pop dots, and then added buttons and self-adhesive pearls for the centers.  Wouldn't it be so fun to get a sweet basket of primroses like this?!

That's it for me!  Tisha Ann has more delicious spring goodies to share with you, and is the next stop on the Hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope that your spring arrives where you live very soon!

STAMPS: Spring Baskets (Waltzing Mouse Stamps)
INK: Tuxedo Black (Memento), VersaMagic Chalk Ink
PAPER: Kraft CS (PTI), White CS (Neenah), Sno Cone CS (Poptone)
ACCESSORIES: Retro Diamond Embossing Folder (QuicKutz), Satin Ribbon (PTI), Spring Fling Template (PTI), Self-Adhesive Pearls (Recollections), Tag Die (Spellbinders), Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Buttons (PTI), Scallop Border Punch (SU), Copic Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU)





36 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute! I love the pearl accents on the basket & all the pretty flowers!

Antje said...

Lovely basket, that running throught the cuttlebug made a gorgeous effect and you even topped it with these half perls. Gorgeous look. TFS

Sofia said...

I love what you did!!! The flowers look perfect and the basket has a lot of texture!! The half pearls are such cute accents!!!

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karolyn!!! really pretty, love the wee pearls on the embossing, and in the wee flowers!!! Thanks for hopping Karolyn!!!

Genevieve said...

Oh WoW! This is just stunning, Love it :)

Piali said...

OMG!!! so pretty Karolyn!! love the basket ..the flowers are awesome!! I see one Cards blog feature for this week..
Its amazing!!!

Nancy said...

I missed you on my first hop through, so I'm so glad to return...what a gorgeous creation. I never make shaped cards but you've inspired me. Your colouring, embossing and details are fabulous!

anya said...

Karolyn, this is amazing! I just love all the detail - so beautiful! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Pauline said...

Very pretty,a beautiful basket xx

Lee said...

Your basket of flowers is beautiful. I love all the texture.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is a great template design! Your work looks wonderful!

Tiff said...

WOW, this is AWESOME!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh Karolyn...this is spectacular. What wonderful dimension you have gotten with your embossed papers. This is truly a fantastic creation!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card! I love that basket card,it looks so pretty! You did an amazing job.

whoistracy said...

Wow, this is just stunning!!! What a wonderful creation.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful!! I just love the flowers with pearl accents!!

Laurie Marmon said...

This project is beautiful. Love all the details. That embossing folder works great as basket weave.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love it! The basket is amazing and the flowers with the pearls are just gorgeous! Great work!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love your basket - the texture is great and the colors are so appealing!

Joan B said...

good grief, this is amazingly beautiful!!!

Tisha Ann Harms (aka Squish) said...

This is one of my favorites on this hop -- love the basket! Thanx for the inspiration!

Terri said...

This is the cutest card I have ever seen! You seriously nailed this one my friend. That CB folder is pure genious for a "basket weave" look...and the buttons, so stinkin' cute!

Now I know what you were doing while you were "sick" last week, lol!

Kate W. said...

Your basket screams spring! I screamed with delight when I saw it. Everything about is sheer perfection. All of the samll details you have paid attention to make your basket so fresh and fun!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, what a beautiful project! Love the basket and the way you've added the flowers, tag...everything!

Belinda said...

Lovely use of the basket templaste for this set! So perfect! Love the touch of pearls and the embossing too! Absolutely lovely!

Rose said...

I love the embossed basket !
Beautiful...and definitely spring !

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Karolyn!
ahhh, a breath of springtime!

You have great style Sweetie!
Blessings, Maria

Peggy said...

What a wonderful spring basket! Absolute perfection!

Sharron said...

The perfect spring basket! Love the embossing and pearl accents and of course the flowers are fabulous! Great job!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Oh my word, this is so adorable! Love the concept, love the colors, love the pearls!

Erin Smetak said...

Holy Moly Karolyn!!! That basket is absolutely fabulous!!!! WOW! I am in AWE! You can send that basket to me anytime! ;)
Congrats on being part of the Waltzing Mouse blog hop! How cool!!!! A great way to get your name out there!!!!

Hugs!

naturecoastcrafter said...

Karo, this is WILD-lee awesome. If I wasn't already an admirer, I would be now. Beautiful work and I didn't know you were designing for waltzing mouse now. Very good. You go, lady.

Heidi said...

Beautiful basket of flowers Karolyn! I love your coloring and the tiny pearls.

Julia Aston said...

This is just beautiful Karolyn! I somehow missed this during the hop - I was at work when I was running the hop and I think your pic got blocked - so glad I found it today! your basket is so sweet lined with the pretty button flowers!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats on your card being featured on the CARDS blog! It's beautiful!

LuAnn said...

wonderful looking card! I'd love to more details about where you got the basket template - I have a few of Lauren's templates but am not seeing the basket template you used here.