Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 2015 ~ Spring Twist Blog Hop

April means we have a new mini idea book- Seasonal Expressions 2. For this blog hop we will be showcasing the beauty of what is offered but with a twist.... we will be showcasing at least ONE NEW item with at least ONE item from the larger Annual Inspirations Idea book. This is important as the larger book is our core throughout the year and we don't want you, our customers to forget that you can still purchase from it for a few months to come! 

So for this Blog Hop, You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets,patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the New Close To My Heart Idea book ~ 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations or from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at:

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Chris Robertson at

If you came from Michelle Stewart then you are in the right place!  Hope you were inspired by her great ideas!

I decided that I wanted to make a 'spring card' for my last card class that I tired of Winter already!!  So I came up with this cute little spring card using the new blossom paper from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book with the cute Rainy Day stamp set $15.25 C1597 from the Annual Book!

 I stamped two images of each of the frames and cut out the center of one, attached it with pop dots to give it a 3D look....
I attached the umbrellas to scallop circles that were cut in half to prevent the umbrellas from sticking to the card back and to make it look like they are hanging from the clouds!!! 

 I got the cute idea of hanging the umbrellas from a Christmas/Winter Card...but made it a Spring Card!
Here is the original idea:

Products used:
Rainy Day $15.25 C1597

$4.25 Z3035

$10.95 X7196B

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Krista Ritskes to help inspire you with her amazing ideas! 

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Chris Robertson as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next time for another great blog hop where we will show a Taste of Summer!! 

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next time!!

Reminder that if you spend $50 before taxes and shipping you can get this cute stamp set for only $5!

Typed Note – April 2015 Stamp of the Month $19.75 S1504
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 19
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