Saturday, February 22, 2014

ABC Blog Hop - Letter D


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter D.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their D element will be featured in their post.


If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

For my letter D, I chose Display Tray!  I have had this sitting around waiting for me to make it and I never seemed to get to it!  When we got the new Picture my Life product, I wondered if the small cards would fit in the rectangles in the tray!  I pulled them out and voila, a perfect fit!
I used our family pictures from a year ago and printed them in wallet size and one 4x6.  The Skylark Picture My Life went really well with the pictures so I just sorted through the cards until I found ones in a variety of colors that I liked and played with the layout until I found my favorite. 
The Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes were on the while supplies last last on my website and seem to be perfect for this project! To color up the shapes I used Hooray Bouquet and The Best Things stamp sets, along with Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Creme Brûlée, Desert Sand and Buttercup inks. Some of the shapes I only stamped once like the flower but the butterfly I stamped with two different colors!  For the branch I used a sponge to put Sweet Leaf on the leaves and then pulled out my blending pen and added lines to the leaves with Topiary and the Desert Sand to the branch part!  The fun thing is I still have lots of Wooden Garden Shapes to play with!
I used Lagoon cardstock and our new Corner Rounder to put behind the pictures to make them pop! and a tiny bit of Sweet Leaf cardstock for the leaves with the flower from the Skylark Assortment!  

I hope you enjoyed my project!  It was really fast and fun once I got started!  Come back to see what other non-traditional ways I use the rest of the Skylark Picture My Life cards!

 I am going to be doing this as a class on April 3 at 10 am and 6:45 pm so stay tuned for details coming soon!

I also entered this in the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge to use something with wings! The little red wagon also had a challenge to do anything but a card but with paper.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings!

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy 
2. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
3. Michelle Battitori -Michelle's Handmade World
4. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking 
5. Jenny Gilbert - Jen's Creative Classroom 
6.  Lisa Plummer - Flaunt Your Creativity
7. Cary Magnani - My Heart's Design 
8. Shalana Glass - Scrappin with Shalana 
9. Pam Trostle - Pam's Crafty Creations 
10. Michele Pryor - Michele's Ink It Stamp It 
11. Sharon Chapman - PaperFiesta
12 Anita Autore -Cards and Coffee 

29 comments:

  1. So pretty! I've been hesitant to order the display tray but now I'm excited knowing the PML cards fit!

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  2. I loved your use of the PML cards! Very pretty display

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  3. Love your tray. Have wanted to try this and you have inspired me. TFS

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  4. I love the the display tray is perfect for PML-thanks!

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  5. I love what you did with the tray!

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  6. I love the display tray and it is great that the picture my life pictures fit in it. What a wonderful idea! I am going to have to order one for myself now.

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  7. I love this idea, Wonderful colors!

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  8. I love how you used the display try and PML!!

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  9. Oh so Pretty! I love all the CTMH Products you have used and that center butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, I hope you will join us again soon.
    Tina - DT member

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    1. Thanks Tina I had fun playing with stamping on the wooden shapes!

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  10. What a gorgeous way to decorate the Display Tray!

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  11. Lovely display tray! Great use for the Picture My Life Cards too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I am very happy with my discovery and finished product, glad it inspired you!

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  12. Love that the PML cards fit in there!!! And I love skylark - my favorite kit from this catalog!

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    1. I loved my accidental discovery that they fit too!

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  13. I just LOVE this Linda!! I too have the Display Tray sitting in my craft room just waiting to be prettied up! I would not have thought to try the PML cards in there, but I love this idea & will be trying it soon!

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    1. Pam, it was completely accidental on my part! They just looked the right size! It was super easy!

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  14. Clever idea and cute pictures.

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  15. Wow - what a wonderful page. Love your block work.
    Thank you for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Debi - GDT@4CC

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