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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and My Craft Spot Co-Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday, my dear friends! Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and My Craft Spot Spring Blog Hop! Members from the PPPR Design Team and MCS Design Team have come together to share some springiness with you, featuring Lisa's cut files and Kimberly's stamps! Not only does Springy and Eastery inspiration abound, but there are also fabulous prizes. :o)

If you arrived here from the marvelous Brianna, you are in the right place! If you just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to sweet Lisa's blog!

For my project today, I made a center step card for a loved one to welcome Spring. :o)
The center step card is a PPPR cut file, which made it so easy to put together the base. :o) To create my warm weather scene, I used a few elements from PPPR's fantastic Spring Garden collection. The daffodils, tulips, and hummingbird are all from that set. I truly love every single cut file. :o) The flowers are layered and nestled beneath grass, which I've embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder.

This entire design began with the hummingbird! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. All of the patterned papers throughout my card are from Heartfelt Creations' Sun Kissed collection. I made the hummingbird with several of the blue designs for a pop of blue to match the center of the flowers.
All of the pretty butterflies are from My Craft Spot's Jar Full of Flowers stamp set, which I've colored with Copics, fussy-cut, and covered in Star Dust. I made a warm springtime breeze along the top of the card (via a My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish), upon which two butterflies are fluttering along.

The Springy sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Stamping All Around Spring stamp set, which I've cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies. It is layered upon one of the new (and gorgeous) Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies. My sun was made with two dies from MCS' Lacy Banners set.
Ready for some BLOG CANDY?!
http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/ http://mycraftspotshop.com/
One lucky hopper will win a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons and another lucky hopper will win a $20 Gift Certificate to My Craft Spot! For a chance to win, all you need to do is be a follower of EACH blog and leave a comment on each one.

For extra chances to win, you can "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and "LIKE" My Craft Spot on Facebook. Be sure to a leave a separate comment for Lisa and Kimberly letting them know that you did. :o)

Thank you for hopping along with us! Your next stop is the incredibly talented Leanne! :o) (And here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way! Happy hopping!)


Challenges entered:
 *Crafty Catz~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge~ Spring Flowers
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


56 comments:

  1. Wowzers Karen, this is so GORGEOUS!! The scene is just incredible! The colors and the beautiful cuts are amazing! The hummingbird and the butterflies are so delicate! The flowers are adorable! Absolutely stunning work my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my sweet friend - what a stunning piece of art you have created! This scene is just so peaceful and calming. It just makes me happy to look at. The hummingbird is amazing and all of your details just bring this to life - I love it!

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  3. Oh what a beautiful step card Karen. I think we all welcome Spring this year but what a lovely thing for you to do. Thanks for your lovely comment on my Blog too. Judy x

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  4. Your card is gorgeous!! It matches your blog perfectly!! New follower - look forward to more creations!

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  5. WOW! This is stunning Karen, it certainly is a card full of the joys of Spring. The centre stepper design works so well to display all your beautiful detailing, I adore the Hummingbirds and Springtime flowers. The papers are gorgeous and the sparkly butterflies are so pretty.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Love it, hummingbirds remind me of my loving mom and I know she would have loved this card. What a piece of art. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Karen!!!!!! What a work of art!!! I love that you embossed the green below the grass edge cut!! It is just brilliant and I will be using that once I get it from MCS, that will be my next order..... This project exudes with love and can really make an imagination run wild... Beautiful work my friend.. The humming bird and butterflies fit so gorgeous into this beautiful scene... Way to rock the Center Step card!!!! Have a fabulous day my friend, hugs

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  8. OMG .... OMG your card is simply gorgeous and it definitely took my breath away when I saw it. I did take the time to look at it I mean really look at it you sure created your card with passion there is so much to take in. I can't get over all the ideas you came up with let alone all the time it took to pick you all of your beautiful flowers and birds & butterflies and then put everything together to create your masterpiece. WOW you are so clever and creative I love it.

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  9. Wow, just WOW! Amazing card!

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  10. Oh wow Karen, Your step card is amazing. so many details! You put a lot of time into this. I know how much time this takes digital cuts or fussy cuts.Thank you for wanting to do that for us! It is much appreciated! Have a good weekend!

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  11. What a beautiful spring card. Love all of the detail. and I just love the center card with side card layout.

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  12. Good Morning my angelic friend,
    I thought about this hop and how you would design your project with PPPR files...You AMAZED me as ALWAYS!!!!
    A STUNNING creation to look at. ADORE the little butterflies and tulips. Just BEAUTIFUL my friend!!!
    Sending my love, hugs, and smiles to you
    Millie
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  13. WOW!!!! Karen you really outdid yourself on this one it is just incredibly beautiful! I mean seriously girl this is awesome!!!!

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  14. OMG!!! This is gorgeous.

    Shawn
    Classiccreationsbyshawn.blogspot.com

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  15. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! Your paper at the bottom - FABULOUS!!! An amazing project!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  16. This is so lovely!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  17. Aw this is pure cuteness, love the garden center fold card... It just makes me smile, and look at those daffodils how cute they are with their fun expressions.... love love love this card Karen.... It so Springy and this would make anyone happy just to open up the envelope and burst with smiles....

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  18. What a beautiful card Karen. It is amazing.
    Melisa PPPR DT
    Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

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  19. I am a follower. einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

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  20. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! I love that it all started with a hummingbird, and what a gorgeous one it is!! I so look forward to the hummingbirds returning and this card makes me happy just looking at it!! All of the butterflies fluttering around are so beautiful!! I love the swirl at the top - what an awesome touch!! And I adore the paper!! This is just amazing as always!! I love everything about it!! I hope you are having a wonderful (snow-free!!) weekend and are feeling much better!! Big hugs my dear friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. How beautiful! All your elements are just lovely!

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  22. Stunning. This card is beautiful!!!

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  23. This card is gorgeous. The details are so perfect and quite elegant. Awesome job. Hugs- Glora
    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  24. Stunning card - love the papers you used, creates such an elegant feel to this card. Fun being in the hop with you today :-)
    Hugs,
    Nicole PPPR dt

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  25. Karen I absolutely love this, gorgeous make. Joey x

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  26. Hi Karen, Again your make is simply stunning l love Stepper cards and l like the floral papers used and fabulous embellis as always Karen you have delivered a stunner .....take care x

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  27. What a fabulous spring scene you created.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  28. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Karen! I love all of the beautiful details you have added! Your daffodils are so sweet!

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  29. It is awesome. Love the patterned paper, all the pretty daffodils, the elegant flourished tag and sweet humming bird.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  30. WOW! This card is just gorgeous, Karen! I love how you pulled everything together to create such a beautiful scene. Thanks for joining in on this fun hop, today! :)

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  31. I am in awe! Your card it totally gorgeous!
    Beth
    bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net
    Beth's Beauties

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  32. Stunning card!

    jobcorpsjen@gmail.com

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  33. Karen, Your card is so elegant I love the hummingbird-- Everything just says spring!!! beautiful.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  34. BEAUTIFUL card, LOVE it. I'm a follower.
    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  35. Beautiful center step card! Everything goes so well together:)

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  36. Wonderful center step card. I love your choice of background paper and the scene you created was delightful. I especially enjoyed the hummingbird and butterflies. I love all the die cuts you included in the delightful scene. Especially well done. I already follow you via e-mail. GFC too but I can't be sure because it doesn't work right anymore.

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  37. oh my gosh...I LOVE this hummingbird creation! Wonderful!
    I am a new follower!

    susiespotless@yahoo.com

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  38. Seeing that hummingbird bright a smile to my face...it's a special bird to our family very special

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  39. Wonderful Design thank you so much for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Blog, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~Owner~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge
    Xx

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  40. I'm a follower. Love, love this card. So pretty.

    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  41. What a gorgeous card Karen! I just LOVE the papers you have chosen and the scene is so beautiful!!! Such a great mix of cuts and designs!
    Thanks for sharing and Have a GREAT Sunday!
    ~follower of both PPPR and MCS on FB~
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  42. Nice put together scene! So Springy!

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  43. Karen, stunning card - love those fabulous papers. Your embellishments and die cuts are exquisite! Beautiful creation.

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  44. Your card is so beautiful I love it TFS :) Vicky
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  45. Karen, your card is gorgeous!! What a beautiful spring scene you've created! Each detail is stunning and adds wonderfully to the scene. I especially love your daffodils. Like you, the flower holds a special place in my heart and I'm always drawn to them - in the garden and on paper!!

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  46. Absolutely STUNNING!!! That Hummingbird is soooo BEAUTIFUL! ♥

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  47. Wow! This is amazing! All of the details you added are beautiful! I love the hummingbird, the butterflies, and the flowers! So pretty! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  48. Hi Karen! So sorry I missed the hop.. I had a busy weekend! But I thought I would pop in to tell ya how GORGEOUS your card is!!! I so love all the details you put into your projects! This is AMAZING! :o)

    Theresa

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  49. Oh Karen I love this! What a beautiful card. Judy x

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  50. What a beautiful step card. Love your creation. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  51. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 22: spring flowers - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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