Welcome to the first of our new Happy Stampers Weekly Blog Hops! Hope that you’ll join us each week to see what we all have to offer. We have a lot of talented folks in our group and I know that you’re going to be inspired to get crafty with every blog hop you see! 🙂
This week’s blog uses a sketch for inspiration. This is where we started:
Funny story (well, maybe funny – you be the judge. But, pretend to laugh anyway, okay? I have very delicate feelings) – I was less than prepared for this blog hop. I needed to provide a “Shortlink” for my fellow hoppers so they could get their blog posts all set up. And I had to do that early this week. Well, the way to get a shortlink is to make a blog post and save it and schedule it. Easy enough – but the TITLE of the blog post has to stay the same once you make it or the shortlink changes and then everything is chaos. I had to figure out what I was going to make, in order to come up with a title. But on Monday evening I had no clue. So, I thought about it for a while and decided I’d make something with the Dove of Peace stamp and the Wonderland stamp set. I built my title and passed my shortlink on to the other ladies.
I tried to figure out what I was going to do with those two sets and the inspiration sketch. On top of that, I wanted to incorporate pink into the card, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness and in response to our Happy Stampers challenge for October. Hmmm….
And then, I remembered Christmas growing up. My grandparents always had a silvery-flecked, sparkly white-flocked Christmas tree. And it had pink and silver ornaments and lots and lots of that deadly silver “rain” (my favorite part of the tree!!). I always loved those Christmas trees – and going with my grandfather to get that tree every year….well, that’s a pretty special memory for me.
And there it was. White. Pink. Christmas Tree. Take a look-see at how I made Wonderland and Dove of Peace and Pink work for my card!