Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop!
This month's theme is Black, White and ___.
Each participant in the hop gets to choose a color that goes with the black and white theme.
I chose Lime Green!!
We have three guest participants joining the hop for the month of February. Please be sure to visit with them...
Lime Green is famous for many things--Sprite, Lime Away, Cherry Limeades from Sonic, 80's leg warmers...I did a little bit of research on the color scheme of Black, White and Lime Green and discovered quite a few fun and inspiring images. In honor of the hop, I created a board on Pinterest called...wait for it...
Black, White and Lime Green.
One of my favorite discoveries while doing my research was this little gem of a card by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rita Wright! Isn't it striking?!
Cards by Rita.
Today, my contribution to the hop includes two cards and of course, a scrapbook page! What I learned while creating these few projects: the lime green family naturally seems to lend itself to use with flowers! Especially my favorite flower--the daisy! The fist card features a giant flower and is a huge stamp by Impress Rubber Stamps.
Cards with no internal decoration annoy me because they feel incomplete...when I'm making cards I prefer to duplicate an element of the decoration from the outside on the inside. (You wouldn't go to the Hallmark store and buy a beautiful card with nothing on the inside.)
The second card makes use of the daisy stamp from Grateful Bunch (by Stampin' Up!, in the current Occasions catalog).
And finally, a scrapbook page. This is one in a series of pages I'm doing to document the story of why we moved to Texas, from Tennessee in 2014. It's a long and multi-faceted story and will take many pages to tell appropriately. It's a work in progress.
But wait there's more.
I got on a creative kick while working on this theme of Black, White and Lime Green so in addition to the blog hop with the Stampin' Friends, I'm doing a double dip. If you come back on Sunday morning, you will find another installment of the same theme. Here's a tiny preview of the new projects that will go live on Sunday morning.
I know many of you are new readers to my blog, thanks to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop. I've been blogging since 2004--mostly about creative stuff with a few rabbit-chasing things from time to time. My blog is kindof a scrapbook too. Funny how that works.
Hang around here very long and you will soon learn that I deeply love white Daisy flowers of all sorts. A simple white Daisy with a crisp green center (the freshest Daisys have green centers) is just so beautiful and refreshing to me. Stampin' Up! has produced quite a few daisy stamp sets over the years (I still own most of them...) but the newest one--Grateful Bunch (#140691) --really won my heart even though it's a photo-polymer set (which I tolerate but can not claim to love)...because it features a matching punch! It's called the Blossom Bunch Punch! I can never resist a bundle of stamps with coordinating punches.
As always, I don't sell Stampin' Up! but I do love their products...if you need a referral to a fantastic demonstrator, let me know.
You may have noticed the presence of black and white micro-check ribbons in each of my projects. Let me tell you, I use these ribbons quite often. So often, in fact, I refer to it as the "little black dress" of ribbon. It's versatility is unparalleled. I prefer the 1/4" and the 5/8" widths and buy in bulk. It's made by Offray--one of the leading maker's of high-quality ribbons. You can never go wrong with black and white micro-check!
Your next stop on the hop is to Andrea Tucker's blog. You don't want to miss out on her creations!
But before you depart...don't forget to leave a comment on each of the participating blogs today to be entered to win happy mail from each of the blog hostesses. If you win, you will receive fifteen packages of paper-crafting goodies right in your mailbox! Use the hashtag #SFFEBHOP to have your comment included in the drawing.
If you get lost or encounter a broken link along the way, here is the entire roll for the February Stampin' Friends Hop:
Sarah Devendorf --->>>YOU ARE HERE!
Thank you for joining the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop!
Hope to see you for the Double Dip on Sunday!