Paperwings Spring Blog Hop

Today is the first day of spring and we are celebrating with gusto over at PaperWings, an online resource for demonstrators for The Angel Company, with a Blog Hop.  The theme:  Spring (of course)!  You will find lots of spring themed cards from the blog participants – you’ll find the links at the end of the post.

The stamp set I used is Frogs and Kisses along with Mia’s Cottage paper collection.  I just love these frogs and balloons – they are so cheerful, uplifting, and so spring!!  The images are colored with my trusty Copics.  Then I used a glitter pen for highlights on the balloon and frog.  The edges of the image have been distressed with Chartreuse Pallet ink.  What a great birthday card this will make for someone  special.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop by these blogs to see more Spring Inspirations!

Rita W – http://ritascreativenest.com
Shirley – http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com
Laura – http://www.thecraftysister.com/
Seleise – http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Angela – http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com
Kim – http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Laurie – http://laurieunger.blogspot.com/
Carol – http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Teresa – http://www.mamapickle.blogspot.com

Rita

Today’s Abundance
-Serendipity – a chance siting and ensuing chat with a friend at the car dealer/service center – a place where neither of us frequent very often
-The melting snow, puddles, fog, soggy lawns
-Fabric, paper, and ink
-Coffee and French Toast
– Progress, albeit tiny, in decluttering the sewing room

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One of a Kind

Yep!  It’s time for another Blog Hop sponsored by Paperwings!  The theme for this month is Hostess Sets currently available from The Angel Company.  The Level A Hostess Set that I used is “One of a Kind.”  I used my Copics once again for the coloring medium.  It’s so much fun to color – I really need to get them out more often than I do.   Be sure to check out the blogs below for more participants and more Hostess Set examples!

Blog Hop Participants
Shirley      http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/
Rita            http://ritascreativenest.com/
Angela      http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Laura N    http://www.thecraftysister.com/
Carol          http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Chelsea     http://inkystamps.blogspot.com/
Kerry          http://www.thestampingbughaswings.blogspot.com/
Seleise        http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/

Thanks once again for stopping by…

Rita

Today’s Quote
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.  Earl Wilson

(p.s.  Another 10-15 inches of snow predicted for today/tomorrow!  We’re already over 60 inches for the season.  Think I will get lots of “ignoring” in this year!)

Read more:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/snow_3.html#ixzz1EWjtyR64

Wonder and Joy

I’ve been practicing with the Copics again.  Here’s another image from the Wonder and Joy Stamp Set from The Angel Company.  This little girl is so very cute with her pigtails and bare feet!  The image is matted and layered with the Lilly Anna Paper Collection, also from The Angel Company.  And the flowers are a reminder that winter will be gone before we know it and spring flowers will be popping up all over!

Thanks for stopping by…

Rita

Today’s Abundance
-Pink, Blue, and Green
-Flowers
-The thought of spring
-Audio books
-Copics

Valentine Candy Sticks

I’ve been on a Valentine’s kick lately!  For once I’m ahead of the game rather than behind (remember it was I who sent out New Year’s cards just a few days ago).

I started making these Candy Sticks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Since they were such a big hit, I am now making them with a Valentine’s theme.  I’m using Valentine M&Ms and Red Hots – love those Red Hots!

The tags have been colored with Copics.  The Puppy Dog is from Michelle Perkett and the Love Note image is from Sweet Stamping Treats.  Both are digi stamps!

Waiting to see them?  Well, here they are…  in all of their sweetness….

Thanks again for stopping by….

Rita

Today’s Quote
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.  ~Albert Einstein

Valentine’s Goodie Bags

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  It is the day to celebrate love and affection with flowers, cards, jewelry, and candy!  And look what I’m making for the day….

These pink on pink fabric drawstring bags can be filled with candy and other goodies for that special person.  They are fully lined complete with finished seams.  The drawstrings are made with coordinating fabric.  You’ll be seeing more of these bags in different sizes as they also make good gift bags, wine bags, shoe bags, water bags, and more…

I made the tag from a digi stamp, Puppy Love, designed by Michelle Perkett.  And, of course, it was colored with Copic Markers.

 

Thanks for stopping by…

Rita

Today’s Abundance
-An ordinary day
-Quilting inspiration
-Pink and Red – the colors of Valentine’s
-1 day closer to warmer weather
-Puppy play time

Happy New Year Revisited

I am happy to say that the New Year’s cards are finally done.  They are addressed, stuffed, and will find their way to the post office tomorrow.  Want a sneak peak?  Here they are….

The greeting is from one of my all time favorites – the Trendy Greetings stamp set from The Angel Company.  While a bit non-traditional for a New Years card, I decided to use designer paper from the Mimi Collection, also from The Angel Company.  (I suspect I did that because I’m looking already forward to spring flowers and warmer temps – winter and snow have to go away sometime, right!!)  And did you notice that I used my favorite embellishment too – Scrappers Floss.

Thanks for stopping by…

Rita

Today’s Abundance
-An impromptu gathering of a few neighbors, dogs, and kids to enjoy the freshly fallen snow
-Turkey Chili
-Crossing off New Years Cards on the To-Do List
-Valentines Treat Bags
-Bananas

Valentines Blog Hop

Time for another PaperWings sponsored blog hop.  The theme for this month is Valentines and you will be pleased with all of the creative ways the participants acknowledged their love of others through cards and other papercrafting projects.

I made a card using the Uptown Paper Collection, the Cheers to You stamp set, and the Trend Greetings stamp set – all from The Angel Company.  And, I colored the flowers and vase with my trusty copics.

Be sure to check out the wonderful Valentine creations from the blog hop participants:

Rita W – http://ritascreativenest.com
Angela K – http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com
Shirley H – http://www.glitteredpaws.blogspot.com
Julie R – http://juliesstamppad.blogspot.com
Carol N – http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Chelsea C – http://www.inkystamps.blogspot.com
Michelle – http://michellescreativejourney.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by.

Rita

Today’s Abundance
-Puffed Apple Pancakes
-Coffee
-Blog Hops
-Fabric, especially quilting fabric
-Copics