"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lawnscaping SPRING Blog Hop!!!!

Hi hoppers!!!! Welcome to the Lawnscaping SPRING Blog Hop!!!!!!! I’m so happy you’ll be hopping with us today :). Sharing our mutual love of Lawn Fawn Stamps is my favorite thing about the Lawnscaping Blog!! They always have the best challenges - and I LOVE seeing what everyone creates!

You should have made it my way from the blog of the most talented Jeanette Marchand. Isn’t her blog background alone absolutely ADORABLE!?!?!?!?!?!

Ok friends, so our theme today is Spring!!! YAY :) The hop will run from today, Friday, April 6th to Sunday, April 8th - which happens to be both my son, Christian’s 7th Birthday and also EASTER!!!! Woo Hoo! Perfect weekend for a Spring themed blog hop dontcha think - say yes ;). So, you’ll have all weekend to hop along and be inspired - there are SO many talented ladies involved in the hop - I just can’t wait to see for myself what everyone’s created!!

Don’t forget: besides buckets full of inspiration, the 2nd best part about a blog hop is the fabulous prizes that the Lawnscaping gals have in store for us!!! We’re talking goodies from Sweet Stamp Shop, and LAWN FAWN themselves!!! You’ll want to comment on everyone’s blogs for the best chance to win. If you get lost along the way, remember, you can always head straight back to the Lawnscaping Blog. They’ve got ya covered.

My project for today is not a card, but a fun classroom snack project that I made for the kiddlets in my daughter, Alivia’s, preschool class. What preschooler DOESN’T like goldfish right?!? These were super fun and pretty easy to make. I just assembly lined ‘em up and finished in no time. Here is somewhat of a little picture tutorial I created so that you could see my process.

{Not Pictured - First, I used my Cuttlebug and a few Spellbinders Dies to cut out a scalloped circle in Easter themed paper - nothing fancy, since you really wouldn't see much of it. I just wanted a pretty pop of color for that scalloped background. Then I cut a white circle using the same process (with Neenah Solar White cardstock). Like I said, I did these assembly line style, so I did all the scallops, all the circles, then moved on to decorating the white circles, before attaching them to the scalloped circles}.

Here's where the fun starts - to decorate them, first and foremost, I stamped the grass from Lawn Fawn's newest set "Gnome Sweet Gnome" as a little hilly/grassy area (using Peeled paint Distress Ink). I lOVE love love how you can bend the grass and shape it however you like - big plus!!

Next I used a finger ink dauber to apply the other Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass for the sky and Shabby Shutters for the grass). Once those were all done, I stamped the ADORABLE bunny from Lawn Fawn's Silly Valentine Stamp Set and colored him in with Copics: Then I got to work on my sentiment "Hoppy Easter" using Lawn Fawn's Sally's ABCs (my favorite ABC set, by the way). This was really the only tedious part, as I wanted the sentiment at a slant - around the circle - so I had to stamp each letter one at a time - which I did assembly line style for convenience: After I attached the circle to the scallop, I flipped them all over and stamped "love, Alivia" on each one using Lawn Fawn's "Sophie's Sentiments" (for the word "love") and "Smitty's ABCs" to spell out my daughter's name: Next, I went onto my eyelet stash and fished out a bunch of different colored green mini eyelets and set them using my Crop-a-dile: And then I had this part (the fun part) of the project completed:

For the triangle baggies, I got those at Michaels in the seasonal section: I only used the bags from the kit (saving the other items it came with for some other use another time). I have to tell you, this was not very cost effective. I bought 2 of them at $2.99 each (and each kit included 8 bags). Last week, I found some on Etsy *here* - much cheaper - 25 bags for $3.95!! Just lookin' out for my peeps :). I actually found out about that shop from Chari. I scooped up a set and also a few of their amazing Washi tapes too - great shop - full of goodies and super quick processing/shipping.

That’s it for me :). I made 17 of these babies in just a few hours: Thanks for hopping my way. You next stop on this hop-a-roo is the wonderful blog of Jenny Stucky, I can not wait to see what she has up her sleeve!!! Don’t forget if you get lost somewhere along the way just head back to Lawnscaping’s Blog and they’ll get you back on track. Have a wonderful day friends, good luck, and have a blessed Easter!!

68 comments:

  1. So cute and what a terrific idea to use goldfish instead of jelly beans!!! I've made them with the jelly bellys before and the kids love them. But goldfish are so much better for them.

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  2. Beautiful & cute tags... I'm sure the kids love it very much..!!

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  3. Very cute tags!
    Lovely Easter gift!
    I could do this for my students ...
    Nice!!!!

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  4. What adult wouldn't love goldfish served up in this adorable way? These are just sooooo cute! TFS!

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  5. How cute! I bet the children loved them!!

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  6. LOVE this project!! I think I'm going to try it out myself... My kindergarten students will LOVE it!!! (:

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  7. This is a SUPER FUN idea! You rocked the tags! Awesome job!!!

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  8. Great idea - very cute! I love that tag you made.

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  9. such a cute creation for kids' goodies! :-)

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  10. What a super fun and adorable project, Heather! You always blow me away with your creative ideas. Seriously, girl. You rock! Love these so much. I bet your daughter's class did too!

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  11. awesome project! love the scene and finished gift. so sweet

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  12. How adorable. (I have always loved that little bunny stamp.) You did a great job on these. Thanks for the heads up on the bags.

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  13. Super Cute treats!!!! I love your tags!

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  14. great tags, great idea too with the cone!

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  15. Awww, that is so cute! I love it! And my Lucas loves goldfish!!!!! :) Love this. Very creative and different!!!!! YAY Heather!

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  16. The kids will love these! Your tags are super cute!

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  17. Awww those tags are so cute! The bags are perfect! I love that each one is personalized, amazing!

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  18. Aw, what a neat project! Great coloring, too.

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  19. What a great project! These look wonderful!

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  20. What a great idea! And Goldfish crackers are a nice respite from all the candy that kids are munching on this time of the year.

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  21. Very cute! And good call on the crackers!

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  22. so cute!!! and a great idea for your daughter's class!! it looks like it was a lot of work, but wow! lovely idea!

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  23. These Easter treats are precious! http://lisacraftstoo.typepad.com

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  24. Very cute. I am sure all those kiddos will love them. Awesome job.

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  25. What adorable treat bags, such a cute idea!

    Serena

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  26. very cute. thats a fantastic idea!!!

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  27. This is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Um... I'm 43 and I still like goldfish crackers! Does that mean I have the mindset of a preschooler? ha ha ha
    In all seriousness, your project is adorable! I've always loved that little bunny.

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  29. What a cute project! I love that it's shaped like a carrot!

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  30. Very clever idea! Thaks for sharing the tutorial.

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  31. Thanks for the MONEY saving tips!

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  32. Such a great project for making treats to give away! TFS =)

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  33. Very cute treat bags--my niece survives on these crackers.

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  34. Aren't you to coolest mom in pre-school! Love the little tags! You totally win!

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  35. What a fun project to do with the kiddos! The tags are super cute and I bet they were a hit at school!

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  36. What a cute proyect, those kiddos are going to be so happy!!!

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  37. Such an adorable little giftie! Love your coloring too. Oh, and I can't leave without wishing your son a very happy of happy birthdays tomorrow!

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  38. Very cute treats! Wishing Christian a very Happy Birthday!

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  39. Super cute. I love your bunnie tags. Soo cute.

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  40. These are SO cute! The coloring is perfect!!

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  41. oh my WOW you were busy! these tags are adorable, they will be a huge hit at the party!!

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  42. I'm sure the kiddies will love these! THe bunny tag is very cute!

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  43. love your easter tags :-) Super cute
    TFS!! xx Tamara

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  44. Great idea, love the baggies, what fun

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  45. wow those are lucky kids! What an awesome project.

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  46. Aw, very cute tags and a fun project.

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  47. super duper cute...fabbie little treats!

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  48. Really beautiful bags for a easter party!

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  49. Aww such a cute idea! I love the doily tags you made, adorable!

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  50. This is so cute I love it! Fishy's are the best!

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  51. OMGoodness, what a cute project. This would be perfect for a Sunday School project. Thanks for posting.

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  52. That is an adorable project! Love the photo tutorial!!!

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  53. What a great idea, and so cute.

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  54. I agree...great idea! Sweet project.

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  55. Hi,
    I’m Maria and I started following your blog off of YCU. I LOVE that bunny and it such a great idea!
    This is not spam I promise I actually have something fun to say :) I wanted to email just you but couldn't find a contact me link.
    I was lucky enough to receive the Liebster Blog award which recognizes blogs that have under 200 followers. Part of the fun is to pay it forward with 5 blogs that inspire and deserve recognition too. I have picked your blog and have recognized you for your awesomeness. If you want to check it out it’s up now on my blog @ http://zoesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/. Thanks for such great inspiration :)
    -Maria Stanley

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