Monday, March 7, 2011

CREATIVE SISTERS MONDAY CHALLENGE #3 - THINK SPRING!!!

Welcome to our 3rd challenge! 
"THINK SPRING!"

Here in the backwoods of Maine we've had lots of snow this winter. As I write this, they are talking of another storm coming through.  All I can think of is SPRING!  The warmth of the sun, the smell of the earth and seedlings springing forth from the ground. So, that is our challenge.  Anything and everything you can think of that says  "Spring".

Our sponsor for this month's challenges is PaperWishes ! 

 If you don't know who they are - please follow the link and check them out.  They not only have a wide variety of paper crafting materials - but they are full of ideas and inspiration.  The Mom's Warehouse Sale is something I look forward to - as you can pick up some amazing deals and also build your stash of products!

For my project this month, I used "Womens Collage - Artsy Collage" from Hot Off the Press that I got at Paper Wishes.  I used the papers to decorate a ceramic frame that I had painted a lavendar.  I added some Dazzles, also from Paper Wishes and some fiber and charms that I had gotten in one of their Card Making Kits of the Month. 




The booklet above is what I used for my frame and card - the ones below show some other choices offered at Paper Wishes.  They have some really great papers and kits for altered art projects.



Now, on to my project!
I tore the papers and applied them to the ceramic frame base with mod-podge.  When dry, I added some Dazzle Celestial Design Stickers, some fibers and a charm. 

I love these "Dazzle" stickers, because they are so thick and heavy - they stick really well to the frame and add a lot of sparkle. 



For the matching gift card, I used some of the coordinating papers.  I cut the pot of flowers from the Freshly Picked Cartridge at 2 1/2" and used a Hampton Art Stamp "Spring".  Of course, it wouldn't be finished without some stickles and pop-dots to set it all off.

I even have enough paper left to make a matching gift bag!!!!  YAY!

NOW, it's your turn!

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing about spring is!  (Mine is making maple syrup with my family and getting the greenhouse started with seedlings)

2.  Become a follower if you aren't already.

3.  Link up your SPRING project!

4.  Make sure to visit the other 'Creative Sister', for another chance to win some blog candy.

What's the blog candy on this challenge???  Well, we don't know yet - but we can tell you it will be a "sweet collection" from Paper Wishes.  We will post it right here, as soon as it arrives.  There will be blog candy here and at Linda's site - so be sure to leave a comment for both of us.

UPDATE: 
PRIZE PACKAGES HAVE JUST ARRIVED!!!   Thank you Paperwishes for your generous sponsorship!
This is what one lucky winner will receive!



53 comments:

Jean said...

Cute project. My favorite thing about spring is the weather getting warmer.

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

We always try to have a fun little getaway somewhere warm in spring, I love to travel! What a fun project! The frame & the flowers on your card are great, TFS!

♥ Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

A splash here and there said...

Yes, I'm ready for spring! I can't wait to get started on my project for this challenge!

BTW I have an award for you over at my blog so hop on over!

;)Melody

BugBites said...

This is a great challenge. My favorite thing about spring is walking through my flower gardens watching everything come up. Things grow and change so quickly in the early weeks of spring.

Donna said...

I love the smell of Spring in the air! I can't wait for the snow to melt!

Amy said...

Fun challenge!! My favorite thing about Spring is listening to the birds sing and knowing that I don't have to shovel any more snow!! :)

Your frame and card are sure to delight a lucky recipient!! :) TFS!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This frame is beautiful!!! THank you so much for the challenge!
Lisa

Krystal said...

I love your project. My absolute favorite thing about spring is GREEN!! Everything blooming and the snow going away!! I was invited by Linda to join your challenge. I'm glad I did! How fun!!! :)

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Fun project!

Amber said...

I am so happy I found your blogs! My favorite part of spring is playing in my garden and my kids favorite is playing with all the bugs and slimy things that crawl out of the garden! Thanks for another fun challenge!

Dina said...

Just beautiful Patti! Hugs! Dina

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Beautiful inspiration projects!!

Thanks for the challenge,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

My favorite things are, the weather finally hitting the 60's, buds on the trees, flowers peeking through the grass, getting lighter outside earlier... the list could go on...

Thanks for the challenge ladies!

Cricutjunkie said...

Patti, My favorite thing about sping is the weather, I love planting flowers and hearing the birds chirp. Also thanks for visiting I love your blog. Traci

Peggy Sue said...

I love Spring because I love all flowers blooming!

Marie said...

Really sweet looking project of yours. Thanks for joining us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

The Crafty kitten said...

Thanks for a great challenge! There's a few things I like about Spring. I like to hear the birds again after the silence of winter and I like to see the plants starting to emerge from the ground.

Craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Karen said...

My Favorite thing about Spring is when I see the flowers in my garden start to bud and I know it won't be long until I can dig in the dirt....

Smiley21 said...

I love spring. Thanks for the challenge. I posted my project.

Jacqueline said...

refered by Linda - New follower - great challenge - just entered my card ~ enjoy.
~Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

aka Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Hi Patti,
I was sent over to you by Linda and I'm glad I came. I'm also going to be a new follower. I hope my project is suitable for your challenge. Linda sure thought so :-) My favorite thing about Spring is... Perfect Sunshine Weather and Colorful Flowers in Bloom. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Linda Dale said...

Love your creations, you are such a great inspiration. My favorite thing about Spring is...everything, especially the Humming birds return in May. They are so awesome to watch.
www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Glenda said...

Just found your site. Recommended from your sister by the way of The Pink Stamper. Your site is beautiful and love your creations. I love the springtime and my favorite is the flowers and trees budding. My home town, will be ablaze with Azales soon.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Just want to thank you for becoming a follower of mine!!! My favourite thing about spring is remember the day my daughter was born!!
sierrababy08@hotmail.com

4kids4 said...

Your frame is lovely...pretty color...LOVE the sentiment! Pretty card too...the stickles are perfect. Thanks for the challenge...I love spring...especially after this LONG winter! My fave thing about spring is that the days get longer...love that extra sunlight! :-)

~Sharon C.

miislucky said...

Thanks for the challenge. I love the spring. It's one where it's not too hot but just right for weather around here. You can take the dogs for a walk and the smell the air seems so fresh.

JulieK said...

Thanks for inviting me to your challenge! I can't wait for the grass to turn green and for everything to look "clean" again. I'm tired of the dirty snow!

Kimberly said...

thank you so much for inviting me...Spring is the best time of year...getting rid of the snow is great to spend more time outdoors. Waiting for the first robin to appear.
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

Peggy Sue said...

thanks for stopping by and inviting me over! I have two in now :)
http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com/

Peggy Sue said...

oh yea I forgot! I love Spring, its my birth month! yeaaa

Maquel said...

Another great challenge, ladies!! Thanks for hosting, and GREAT projects!! Love them!!

Tara said...

Love all the spring inspiration! Happiness is just flowing from this blog!
Tara

Pat N. said...

As I said in my post, Spring definitely means things are greening up, there's new growth and pretty flowers, and blue skies! Can't wait. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.--Pat N.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I loved the challenge so much, I came back to link up a second project.

Thank you.
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Jenifer Holton said...

What I love the most about spring is all the birds start singing again. We already have a nest in a tree in our backyard and we are excited to see what comes from it. Thanks for the chance to win. I about to get started on a project.

jholton0503@yahoo.com

Mollie said...

I just became a new follower, thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know about yours! My favorite things about Spring are watching my tulips grow and the weather getting warmer. Excited to be apart of your blog! Emily (molliemugsblog.blogspot.com)

Janis said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm so glad to find this challenge! I LOVE challenges! I'll be sure and check out your sister's challenge on Monday. I can't wait! Hugs! :) Janis

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I linked up my card. My favorite thing to do is spring is to get out and ride my bike. I love it outside in the fresh, beautiful sunshine.

I'll be checking out your sisters challenge on Monday.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Elaine said...

My favorite thing about spring is boating season starts.
I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win all those goodies:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Rachel Miller said...

My favorite thing about Spring is getting outside and enjoying time with my family. Doesn't matter what we do as long as we are doing it together and spring is the best time of the year for family. It's not to hot and it's not to cold. Especially when you live in Louisiana!


Rachel Miller
rachelspapercrafts(at)ymail(dot)com
rachelspapercraafts.blogspot.com

Fot said...

First i would like to thank you for inviting me what a super grand prize you have. My favorite thing about spring is " the smell of new flowers, grass, watching the trees grow" its just amazing to see the world change from blah to lovely.
Debfoti ~ www.scrappingmamma.net

Erika Valdez said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! I am so excited to enter your challenge for the first time!! Thanks for the invite!

Lots of Cricut Love,
Erika

liz at liz's paper loft said...

thank you for your sweet comment. I love the warm sunshine and clear blue sky of spring!
liz :o)

Debbie said...

wow this is so great thank you for you nice comment and for inviting me here I am so happy to have found your blog today in the hop and now I will be doing your challenges I love to join the challenges but have never seen yours, sorry but now I am happy I have found both, I'm a Big Fan of Paper Wishes I get there booklet in the mail all the time they have some really nice things, I love spring, cause its just seems to be right not to cold nor too hot thanks again for inviting me here Hugs Debbie please come follow with me too
http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Glenda said...

Love your projects! Thanks for another great challenge! Wonderful prize package! I love to walk in my yard and see which flowers are blooming! I added a photo of a Lady Banks Rose that is blooming in my yard to my blog post! Enjoy!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Donna and Sara said...

So excited to enter the "Think Spring" Challenge. I just love to see what everyone creates!! Thank you

Donna said...

Just posted my "springy" card. Thanks for the chance to play along. Great projects all.

Kimberly said...

I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
great project.

Country Lady Designs said...

I love your projects, so nice. I was sent by Momo and I am so glad, you make such beautiful stuff.TFS!
Please stop by my blog and say Hi.

http://countryladydesigns.blogspot.com/

mom2fivekiddos said...

This is very pretty! I am a new follower, sent by Momo. I would love for you to stop by and visit me at my blog www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com
Kristin

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

I am a new follower. I find yout through momo. Visit my blog for a chance to win some blog candy.
Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
I will be joining some of your challenges

Scrappy Beads said...

"Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often.
**Lots of Hugs**
Deborah
http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com
P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

Sandy S. said...

Very pretty card. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. I found you through Made by Momo's blog followers post. Following now. =)
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com

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