Saturday, April 12, 2014

Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop
Let us Inspire You! 
It's Springtime and Easter time and what better way to celebrate this Season than with an Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop. We hope that our projects will enlighten you and bring you all peace and blessings for a wonderful day!

You should have come from BETH but in case you didn't,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
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So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

Here are my projects I have to share with you today. Sit back with a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and get ready for 7 pictures! You're gonna love them all! I started off with this Baby Girl card template that I found off Pinterest ( the website on the pin doesn't work, but it is on Pinterest!
Here is my card that I made for my step-cousin, Amanda, that has a little girl, Braelynn due in June!
The paper is DCWV Multi Dots Nana's Kids Print that I found at JoAnn's. The ribbon top is 3 Girl JAM (  Pink and White Bundle- Cherry Lipstick and Antique White- I wanted to cover up my fold markings that I drew and then felt like it needed a bow to finish it off! The sweet circle directly under the bow, I fussy cut from a piece of baby PP that Sandi gave me as a RAK. I then added a pink strip of My Mind's Eye (MME) Happier 6x6 Designer Paper Pad so that you can't see the polka dots through the Recollections Baby Rattle sash! The Little Lady Sticker is from Momenta ATD Super Sticker Pack that I found at TJMaxx (TJM) and the MME pad is also from TJM. The rick rack ribbon is Martha Stewart Crafts given to me by Mrs.Gloria before she moved to VA. Then I added a strip of Recollections Butterfly Wings 4.5x6.5 collection for the diaper cover- found at Michaels- and used Martha Stewart Crafts Brights Punch Pad- the non-patterned sides- that I also found at TJM (it pays to work there ;))- to punch the 3 teddy bears with my small Teddy Bear punch that I believe I found at Big Lots- let's just say it's been in my stash awhile and I forgot where I bought it! Now for the inside!

The PP is MME Bella Bella by Carina Gardner- another TJM find I keep my eye on scrap supplies coming in and out! The so precious sticker is Recollections Baby Collection found at Michaels (both TJM and Michaels are in the mall in New Bern). The butterfly I fussycut out of a piece of baby Colorbok Flavia Sweet Baby PP that Sandi also gave me in the same RAK! The bird strip is Fiskars Heidi Grace Designs Flocked Cardstock Baby Girl Birds PP that I found at Big Lots in an assorted PP set, but can also be found at! It was made in 2007 so it might still be available for purchase! The stamp- Begin Anywhere Just Begin- is Mary Engelbreit or ME*E*Inc.- a $1 find at Michaels. This is the first time using it! I bought it a few weeks ago and thought it would go perfect in this baby card, I've just been waiting for the best time to use it and voila! :)
this is a close-up of the sticker and the birds
this is the back of the card and my signature stamp- Hero Arts Handmade from the Heart- that I found from JoAnn's Arts & Crafts store in Raleigh. I forgot to mention that I used VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on both stamps. It's the best ink I've found for fine details and works for me! Now for 2 cotton bags that I won from 3 Girl JAM!!
I used Unity Stamp Company ( May 2013 KOTM Totally and Utterly Amazing on both of these cotton bags. Unity had a sale on all their previous KOTMs so I decided to grab this one! I mainly grabbed it because I heard the song, "Don't Stop Believing" in January right after my dad's surgery and knew that was a sign that everything was going to be ok- Don't stop believing is a stamp in this set. I used it on a card a few posts down with a butterfly from the same KOTM. This kit has a whole sheet of stamps! I haven't used them all yet, but will! I'm just waiting to use them! I've been playing with them this week to just read them since some have fine print on them. I don't know if you can see the fine print on the strawberry, but it has "berry sweet" in fine print on it. I used VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on both stamps again. I plan to sell this bag and the next bag this spring. Both of these stamps set so well on the bag that I didn't want to add any color. I love the vintage feel of this one!
The clock/compass stamp didn't stamp that great on this one so I added Stickles Golden Rod and Silver to this one. I decided to add Stickles Burgundy and Silver to the heart just to give it some color! I used VersaFine again on these stamps. These are also from the same Unity KOTM. That's all I have for you today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
 Up next is SHAWNEE
I'm sure she has something lovely in store for you!
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.


Connie Wallenbrock said...

Wow! You created so many wonderful projects! I love "Don't stop believing too"! Thanks for joining me in this incredible hop!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Klite3 said...

Nice projects. Your baby card is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great projects! I love the cut card and the bags! new follower!

Lori Apgar said...

What a darling card!!! Love the details you used to embellish it! The bags are darling too!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What wonderful projects! I really love the baby dress! So adorable!! Thanks for sharing where you found the awesome supplies! I didn't know TJMAX carried scrapbook supplies! I will have to go and check it out!

Sunflower Holli said...

Wonderful card .and keepsake bags.

Joan Smith said...

WOW you really have created so many darling and precious projects. You certainly are one clever and creative gal and oh so talented.

Mommyx3 said...

The card is so precious!!! Great job on the bags also!

Mommyx3 said...

The card is so precious!!! Great job on the bags also!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

you were very motivated, lol. I love the baby card. So sweet. Thanks for sharing all your great projects. It was fun hopping with you.

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Amanda said...

Thanks for all the comments, ladies! I'm 2 away from 75 and I will be having a giveaway! :) Sorry my Pinque Peacock giveaway didn't show. I'm not sure what happened with the html on that. Welcome all new followers!

Beth said...

GREAT projects! The baby card is darling and I really like the linen bag. It was fun being in the hop with you, I'm now a follower. =)


Michele Smith said...

Oh the baby girl card is just adorable!! Love the stamps you chose for the bags - just perfect! You have been a busy lady! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas with us.

Jessica Buffa said...

Wonderful creations. Love that baby girl card and adore the muslin bags! !

Shawnee Penkacik said...

I love all your beautiful projects. Your baby card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Kim B said...

Wonderful projects! Just signed up to follow you too :)