Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wings & Blooms Blog Hop

Hi There! Welcome to the very first ever Crafting By Designs Wings & Blooms Blog Hop! We are all so happy that you are able to join us and can not wait for you to HOP into the fun.
Starting off our Hop is the multi-talented, founder of CBD, Doris. If at any time you get lost along the way, visit Doris at Mom's Been Scrappin and you will find the complete list there. You can also visit the Blog Hop posting at Crafting By Designs to get back on the right track.
Since you have found me, you surely came from Julia Vazquez at Papers & Scraps Creations. My goodness is Julia talented or what? You never know what you are going to find, but one thing for sure, you will never be disappointed.
Our theme is Wings & Blooms. Create projects with wings, anything with wings and blooms, anything with blooms. The weather is getting warmer, birds are singing, flowers are blooming....ahhhh the wonderful sights and sounds of spring. I used a combination of Wings and Blooms on my projects.
These cards were so fun to make. I recycled most of the
supplies. The paper came from my scrap bin. And the flower?
Guess what the flower is made from? I'll keep you guessing
a little bit longer....
The flower is made from recycled plain white cupcake liners!
I use 5 to make each flower. One for the base, then 4 to fold and
adhere to the base. I slightly colored them with my Marvey's first,
then sprayed them with water. I flattened them out on a towel
and let them dry. How cool is that?

I am in love with these little packets. A few years ago I made tons
of these and gave them out as favors to all of the Mom's at the
Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet. I forgot all about them. So when the
details for the hop were finalized, I was racking my brain trying to figure out
something unique to come up with. What else could be better than these
little seed packets?
I cut out the packs at 10-1/2" using my Cricut and the
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge. You can fit 2 on a
12 x 12" sheet of paper. The flowers are by Prima and the
die-cut/embellies are from K & Co.
Don't these just sing spring?

Now from my blog, you are going to visit Chrissie Tobas at Harvestmoon Papiere. Chrissie's creations are stunning! She makes the most beautiful mini-albums. There are a few more things for you before you hop over to Chrissie.
Please hop into the fun and share your creations with us. Please post them under the Blog Hop Section at Crafting By Designs. We are a small, friendly, crafty community and would love for you and your friends to join us. Leave a comment on my blog with your email address and also leave a comment with your email at CBD for a chance at winning an awesome prize package! That's right, awesome PRIZE PACKAGE! All comments and projects must be posted NO LATER THAN 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 19th. Doris will use Random.Org to choose a winner on Tuesday March 20th.

Also, for the first time ever, I am offering the chance to win a little Blog Candy:

For a chance at winning, you must become a follower of my blog, leave me a comment and tell me you are a follower. I will announce the winner of my Blog Candy on Wednesday, March 21st after 4:00 p.m.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the Hop!


  1. Hi Sharon!
    Your creations are absolutely precious!
    Love the bright colors and those flowers are amazing.
    I am your follower. thanks for the opportunity of winning this candy!

  2. Wow!!! LOVE the cupcake holder idea! Gotta give that a try. The tags are beautiful. :o)

  3. Love your huge flowers! I haven't tried cupcake liners yet, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Good Morning Sharon, These are simply wonderful projects...the large blooms and I love the pocket tags with seed package. Great JOB!!!

  5. Sharon, first off I just became a follower, can't believe I wasn't one before! Your projects are so cool, love those flowers and your packets are just adorable! Love the embellies on them!

  6. Hello Sharon. I just love the cards, and I'm scrapjacking your packet idea. OMG what a great quick and simple little gift.

  7. Hi, Sharon,
    I love your creations! You found a great use for cupcake papers--I have tons of those just sitting around waiting to be turned into blooms! Thanks, for the inspiration.
    Happy hopping,

  8. Sharon my jaw just dropped at the cup cake paper flowers! What a great creative idea, and they are just beautiful! And the seed packet holders are just darling, and I'm sure the Moms will love them. Great job on everything!

  9. Wow! Amazing cards, beautiful dp and design. Your flower is so preicous. Lovely

  10. THats a very pretty flower, And lovely work!! I,ve staryted following you!!

  11. I love those cards but the seed packets are the cat's meow!!!

  12. forgot to say that I am a follower!

  13. Sharon, what a super cool idea for the flowers. Thanks for sharing. The packets are so lovely, really love them!
    PS I became a follower! Looking forward to some more great ideas!

  14. Those cards are fantastic, but I gotta say that I really like the seed packets! Great talent showing on all your projects. I am now a followers too!

  15. Wow, these are all fabulous creations. TFs.

  16. Sharon, these are sure are a busy girl!!! Happy to be hopping!
    New follower of you blog now, too!

  17. The seed packet holders are a great idea. So sweet.

  18. The cards are fantastic - I love those flowers!!! And the seed packets are simply amazing!!!

  19. Great cards and I love those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Hi Sharon! Thank you for sharing your recycling ideas. I like to challenge myself by using recycled items from time to time. So this was cool to see. I actually thought you used tissue paper sprayed with ink color. I am now your follower. Must say your idea for the seed packet. BRILLIANT!! Thank you for sharing.
    Francis Ames, Ames Crafts

  21. Sharon, I love those flowers on your cards! And those tag pockets are so awesome!