Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April showers bring May flowers/ Heart 2 Heart blog challenge

This is my first entry in a contest, and hopefully not the last!

Here is a little wall hanging (I see it for Mother’s Day…) that I put together yesterday.  The base is a wall plaque that was purchased at JoAnn’s, and everything else is Close To My Heart.  I used what paper was left over from my Sophia Workshop on the Go.  I measured, cut then adhered the paper to the plaque, with the exception of the cardstock that I stamped on.  The flower and sentiment are from Friendship Blessings (D1191), the “&” is from Sophia (B1379).  I used some buttons from the pink assortment ( Z1370, again left over from my WOTG) added some Opaque Pearls (Z1336) in two different sizes, and finished with some of the pom-pom ribbon from the Designer Ribbon Pink Collection  (Z1384).

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  1. This is lovely, Chrissy! It'll make a wonderful Mother's Day gift - thanks for playing along at H2H this week :o)

  2. This is so pretty, it will make a wonderful gift! Thanks so much for joining us at H2H!

  3. Very pretty Chrissy! Glad to have you join us at H2H!

  4. Super duper adorable and very springy! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  5. Very, very sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H this week! I hope you will join us again! *Ü*

  6. This is a darling card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at H2H!

  7. What a lovely wall hanging! Thanks for playing at H2H! I hope you join us again :)


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