Welcome to my stop on the April Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop! If you're new to my blog you've probably come over from Heidi's blog, and welcome! For those that are new to blog hops, you can go forward and backward using the water cooler buttons at the bottom of this post to check out the 15 lovely ladies around the world that have put up posts featuring a current spring themed Stampin' Up! products and projects.
I had a bit of a rough start getting inspired for this month's project. Spring isn't really a reason for me to make cards normally, all my birthday's are done, I don't celebrate Easter, and my mother always said "every day should be Mother's Day!" But spring to me does mean gardens full of flowers, so that's what I did!
This mini-album came together so quickly I amazed myself. The Thinlits Card dies make it a snap, with a few cranks of the Big Shot and slides of the Simply Scored tool, I had an album in my hands! I really wanted to pack in the flowers, so I stamped and punched a pile of them and went to town. The Petite Petals bundle came in super handy, gotta love coordinating stamps and punches. Leaves from the bird builder punch keep them anchored to the page. The little flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack also made an appearance as an extra sprinkle. The new Hardwood background stamp lends a nice fence board look to the photo mats and background (I can't get enough of tone on tone stamping with Crumb Cake obviously). Last but not least, a fun Sentiment from Hello Lovely coloured in with Stampin' Write markers, and a garden of flowers has exploded all over my project!
So pop on over to the next blog on the hop (Jackie) and check out the rest of the stops along the way! If you'd like to buy any of the products featured in my album, or anyone else's project, get in touch with any Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to place an order.