Friday, March 20, 2009

The Pink Elephant Easter Blog Hop!!!

The time has finally come to start this much anticipated blog hop!! I am so very excited!!! We all hope that you will have a fun weekend with us at TPE!

Welcome to The Pink Elephant Easter Blog Hop! This is your first stop to see all the fabulous Easter and Spring cards that the design team has come up with. If you didn't arrive here from The Pink Elephant, you may want to head back over the for details about this blog hop and the mini challenge for the weekend! You won't want to miss the fun things that everyone has to share! Some of the dt are offering blog candy too!

Here is my card idea for the blog hop:
I wanted to make some fun springtime cards to help me remember that Spring IS on the way! These are small (the larger one is about 4"), but they are filled with cheery cuteness and very easy to make.

For the label shaped one, I took a piece of cardstock 4"x8" and folded it in half. I lined the Nestabilities up on the card with the one side hanging over the fold edge. This kept it from cutting off the fold. Then, I embossed the front of the card. Cut the pp out with the next size down of label die. Tied a ribbon around it and added it to the card with pop dots. Stamped the sentiment and cut out with a smaller label die and added it to the card. Finally, I cut out some tiny butterflies from the pp and punched some small flowers and attached them to the card.

For the scalloped circle one, I did essentially the same thing only with scalloped and regular circles. I also pop dotted the sentiment circle on this one though.

Now that you have seen the eye candy, how about some blog candy?!?! Here is what I am offering this weekend:

Three sets of Easter themed Studio G stamps, a small acrylic block and two packs of cute paper flower stickers. All you have to do to have a chance to win this candy is leave a comment on THIS post telling me about your favorite Easter tradition or your favorite thing about Spring. Isn't that easy? I will use random.org to choose a winner and I will announce it on Monday.

After you are done on my blog, be sure to hop over to Lori R's blog to see what she is sharing!! I will give you a hint that she has some blog candy up for grabs!!!

Happy Hoppin!!

Materials for cards: PAPER: Colormates Medium Meri-Gold (WorldWin Papers), Blossoms and Butterflies (DCWV) STAMPS: Curlz font, Rectangle stamp (JustRite Stampers) INK: Palette Hybrid Ink (Stewart Superior) OTHER: Ribbon (American Crafts), Nestabilities-Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles, Labels 2 (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Folder-Bloom Dots (ProvoCraft), Pop Dots, Tape N Roller Plus (Kokuyo), Scissors/Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)

56 comments:

Kath said...

Hi Robin....gorgeous cards...love the bright happy colours and great candy too...my favourite thing about Spring is nature coming alive again after the long winter sleep
Hugs Kath xxxxx

WendyP said...

I must confess the best thing about Easter is the CHOCOLATE easter eggs !!
chocolately grins W

Michelle said...

For me springtime means beautiful flowers and sunshine. I love the spring colors and the smell of the air. You can always tell when a new season is beginning, it's in the air.

JennK said...

Isn't that some great blog candy!! My favorite part about spring is seeing all of nature come alive again...

MrsETaylor said...

When I was growing up, My mom, Sister and I would make Ukranian Easter Eggs (even though we are Swedish). I loved doing this so much that I will start the same tradition with our children too.

silvia said...

Beautiful cards!! My favorite Easter tradition is coloring the easter eggs.

Jess said...

Cute cards Robin! My favorite thing about Easter is eating pasta with the whole family.

Jeanne said...

Robin your cards are FABULOUS!!
My favorite thing about Spring is when the birds return from their winter vacation. It means the snow is gone and the flowers will bloom soom and The chirping is just a wonderful sound!

Max said...

What pretty vibrant colours you've used in your cards. Perfect for Spring.
My favourite thing about Spring is seeing the mounds of daffodil and crocus bulbs peeking out along the grass verges when we go out and about.
A sure sign that warmer weather is on it's way.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

sarahw said...

I love how bright your spring cards are. Okay, here's the thing we don't celebrate Easter but I love Easter candy, specifically Cadburry Mini Eggs. :)

Dawn said...

Hi Robin! First of all let me just say, your cards are so pretty!! I love the bright colors, I am so happy Spring is on the way..YAY!! As for Easter traditions, my favorite thing by far is coloring easter eggs with my kids. I remember one particular year when my youngest son was about 2 and he kept plopping the eggs into the coloring, splashing dye everywhere and cracking all his eggs. Only to yank it back out of the mug and start all over with the next color. What a mess....it was great :) Thanks for sharing your creations!!

Alanna said...

What darling cards. I love how you made the one on the left with the nesties die. I'll have to remember that technique for when I get that set.

My favorite thing about spring is all the green everywhere. I love green grass and what a nice manicured lawn can do for a place. I also love the perfect temperatures in the 70s. Not too hot and not too cold.

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy. All those stamps look darling.

Poppy said...

my favorite thing about spring is daffodils.
poppy

Dawn said...

Wow gorgeous cards Robin and this seems like so much fun!

Dawn

Have GOT to find do the Spring challenge this weekend!

yyam said...

Awesome cards! I love SPRING colours!

Alenka said...

Great cards. My favorite spring thing is sun and flowers.
Hugs
Alenka

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great color on the cards! I'm excited to get stamping to enter myself! My favorite Easter thing is waking up early in the morning and hiding eggs all over the front yard. My girls make mom happy by going out there like they are still having fun egg hunting! They are now 18 and 20 LOL I have the best kids!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Robin, love your Spring-y cards!! I made a scalloped shaped card today. :) They're so cute!

Tonya said...

Beautiful cards Robin.

My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I love hiding the eggs and watching the kids find them. SO fun! >:0)

Tonya

Mama Tuttle said...

Beautiful cards . . . I love the bright colors. My favorite thing about Easter is Cadbury chocolate milk eggs . . . watching excited kiddos searching for their Easter loot!!

andyjay said...

Those cards are awesome! I love them! My favorite thing about Easter is probably making up the Easter baskets and hiding them. And another favorite thing is coloring raw eggs! That's another story all together!

Bekki B said...

Very Sweet Cards, Robin! My favorite thing about spring is the budding flowers and trees!!! I also love the smell of spring...nothing like it! Unfortunately, I don't have an Easter tradition, besides going to church, but that's nothing unusual...

Sonya said...

Hi Robin love your cards. My favorite thing about Easter is decorating easter eggs with the kids and then we always have egg salad sandwiches after easter egg hunting. My favorite thing about spring is the all the beautiful colors and nature coming back to life. I love spring and easter. Sonya

Flo said...

Robin, these are too cute! I'm getting all jazzed up for spring with bright colors, too. My favorite season here in AZ is spring. The best part is the orange blossoms. They soak up the sun all day, and in the cool of the evening release their sweet fragrance! Love it!

katy said...

I just love your work!! My favorite Easter Tradition is of course dying eggs, but at my house we do it the night before and leave the eggs int he dye all night it makes for some great looking eggs.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

First of all I would like to say how adorable your cards are so bright and cheerie ! I love spring here in AZ because the weather is just perfect, and my favortie thing about Easter is going to church with my family and the watching the DGkids have fun with egg hunts and then having a nice family dinner

LORI said...

OHH Robin!!! These are adorable!! Woo hoo!! Blog weekend here we are...Yipppeee!!!

Kim said...

Waking up to tiny chocolate covered faces. What joy.

Heaven Helped said...

Hi Robin,

Your cards are just stunning, I really like the idea you used for the different shapes. Pretty!

My favorite Easter tradition was getting all pretty in my Easter outfit and bonnet with my pretty patten leather shoes. Then off to Church and out to dinner with all the family.

How I miss those days.

Enjoy, Lori m

Christine said...

My favorite thing about spring is when I see all my perinials poking there little heads out of the soil. It's just so exciting to see every thing coming back in the spring. Last spring I was coming back from living in Utah for 8 months waiting, getting and recuperationg from a heart transplant. Since then the renewal of live each spring means even more!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Tina said...

*Love* these colors, Robin!!! Beautiful!

Terri said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the March flowers that pop up right as Spring is coming! Terri

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Such happy cards. I am ready for spring. I love seeing all of the newborn animals in the wild.

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Robin, hum ,my favorite thing about spring would have to be all the flowers and flowering trees afer a long cold winter its so nice to see LIFE again.
Thanks
Lynn
minpinsloveme@msn.com

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

I am going to print this off and make some of your cute cards. I love them.

my5bratz said...

I LOVE helping out the Easter bunny and leaving a trial of cottonballs for my kids to find all their eggs at Easter time :0)

Lorraine A said...

Ooh my favourite thing would be daffodils, I love these flowers and always bought them for mum, lovely happy spring flowers :-)
Lorraine

Debbie said...

I just love to see the purple and yellow crocus flowers, it means the gloomy winter nights are coming to an end.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Robin, thanks so much to you and your team for organising the blog hop - lots of fun. I love your cards, so bright and vibrant just like spring. As it's Atumn here I have to comment on Easter - the best things I like about Easter - family , a break from work and cHOCOLATE!! I love the colours of spring

Meher said...

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy, i love this tridition :)

Flowers, without hesitation, all types of colorful flowers, especially daisies, love them, they always look as if they are smiling at u. :)

Loved cards, the best thing about them are their fruity, bright, springy colors.

Thanks
Meher

Ruby said...

Love your cards Robin, they are so pretty and the colours are fab!

We do an Easter Egg Hunt but because my little girl is dairy intolerant she gets little gifts instead of chocolate. We also decorate a little dried willow tree with easter bunnies and painted eggs and easter decorations are randomly dotted around the house :o)

Mephisto said...

Wow, thats a fab Candy!

I have posted your Candy on the Sidebar on my
Blog

Greetings
Dominique

greenc said...

My favorite thing about spring is the beautiful colors after a dull, drab winter! Thanks for the chance to win some candy. Cathy

Kathy Eddy said...

My favorite thing about spring is all the gorgeous tones of the color green, my favorite color! I love seeing all the new buds opening and it's just the promise of future beauty, especially after a long, cold Wisconsin winter. Kathy Eddy

thequeenbeecrafts said...

My Favourite Easter Pass Tme was getting my Daughter and Her cousins together to dye colour the boiled egg's and then decorate them, but I'm sure more decoration ended up on the kids but it didn't matter as they all had fun. On Easter Sunday we used to take all the kids and the egg's to the local play park, where we rolled the egg's down the hill and the kids rolled down after them, sadly these days it would be safe todo tha, with the amount of needles and other things that we find in the park.

Grace

maiahs_momma said...

Our family gets together every year to have Easter Dinner together, and to celebrate my husbands Grandmother's bday. Great time :)!

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Janet L. said...

Cute, cute cards! My favorite part of spring is seeing the flowers and the Bradford Pear Trees in bloom! What a glorious way for nature to show off!

Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com

-Agnes- said...

My favorite thing about Spring are the first flowers poking their heads out...

Crazy Creations said...

Ilove easter and spring Ilove the colors everyone seem happyer I can wait for easter it my sons first one I can wait to go easter egg hunting with him .Sarah

debbie said...

great blog, I am working on the blog hop. any way my favorite Easter tradition is to put flowers on the table. The spring flowers I love the most is the daffodil.
Thanks
Debbie
ebat@cox.net

Heidi said...

I love the creative shapes of your cards!! So cute!

My favorite thing about Easter is watching all the little kids get their picture taken on the side of the house and then racing from there to find the easter eggs hidden all over the yard. My favorite thing about Spring (which is only a few weeks long here in Kansas before it gets horribly hot and humid) is being outside as much as possible and playing lots of soccer!

Cheri Howard said...

My favorite part of spring is NO SNOW! It starts falling here in early October and doesn't leave until April. Come on, April!

Ellen said...

Beautiful Spring cards, Robin! and a fabulous Blog Candy!
What I like about spring are the fresh colors of the first flowers!

SemSee said...

Hi Robyn! Thanks for the yummy candy.
My favourite part of spring is seeing the blossoms appear on the trees.
I've popped you onto my Candy Bar on the sidebar of my blog.
Hugs, Sem x

Renata Pacheco said...

The best thing in Easter holidays is take a weekend with my family. We have a lot of time enjoying together.

Swedie said...

I have always enjoyed coloring... and hiding eggs at Easter time. Usually at least some of my family gets together.

Swedie