Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Linked In Blog Hop - April Showers

Welcome to our Linked In Blog Hop!  We are so very glad to have you here!!

One fine day Valerie Ward contacted me about helping her put together a blog hop
with our crafting friends on Linked In.  I loved the idea!!
So we are excited to bring you crafters from around the world on our very first (of many) blog hop.  

First a little details :)  If you have never done a blog hop before you will "hop" from one blog to the next viewing various projects created around a theme.  Our theme for April is "April Showers".   Each month the hop will have a different theme and will start on the 15th of the month and end on the last day of the month.  On the first of the next month we will announce our hop winner.  

To kick off our event we have a prize package for you valued at over $150! 

I created a tea themed bridal shower package for this hop.  This theme "Love is brewing" would also work perfectly for a baby shower "A Baby is brewing".  I just love tea parties :)

 First I created this Tea Party Invitation - the center paper slides off to reveal the information for the party - time, place and a space for all the details about the bride to be and her party.

 I wasn't thrilled with the Love Is Brewing stamped so I think for the rest of these I'll just print it out on the computer.

Next I made a little shower favor paper purse with a mini thank you card - this would be perfect for putting a tea bag and some candies in as a favor and thank you for coming gift.

For the purse you need:
Cardstock cut at 5.25 x 3.25 and score each side at 0.75
score each little square on the ends of the cardstock diagonally in the center - 
fold in and create your box base
Your Pattern Paper should be cut at 4 x 12   
put adhesive along one side of the 12" and one 4" and 
wrap it around your box base attaching at the back.  

Decorate as desired.  I used the brand new CTMH Dream Pop paper - coming May 1st to create this purse - I just love the colors!  In addition I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the scallop at 2 inches and then trimmed 0.25 off the bottom to use for the handle.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to enter for our prize package (valued at over $150) which includes the Artiste Cartridge from Close To My heart!
After you enter Hop on over to Valerie's blog and see what she created for this hop :)

Blog Hop List Order:

Elizabeth Mindemann  <----- you are here

Valerie Ward  <----- you go here next

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Elizabeth Mindemann alwaysdeeper@hotmail.com www.ejoym.blogspot.com
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  1. Love the purse and matching card! Awesome project!

    xox krys

    1. Thanks Krys :) Glad you stopped by and took the time to comment :)

  2. Oh these are too cute. Love the purse and love the idea of having a tea bag in it. Actually, the purse is so cute you should submit your design to someone who makes real purses. I'd buy that!

  3. Absolutly loved the whole set great idea and colors!

  4. wonderful projects! I love them! Seriously. I even said so on Facebook. I am following you via GFC

  5. These are adorable projects! The purse is gorgeous!! I can't wait to get my hands on this paper. Thank you for sharing.

  6. so cute, i thought that was a real purse..lol im like where can i get that dream pop purse..haha its great!

  7. The purse is my favorite! I love the colors in the patterned paper!....probably because pink is my favorite color!

  8. This set is so darling, but I adore this purse!!


  9. done the round, wow, such lovely projects and blogs, well done, Elizabeth,

  10. Great ideas! Planning a tea party with a group of friends and these would be great additions! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  11. Hello Elizabeth. Thank you so much for introducing this Blog Hop to me. Excited to see everyone's amazing work on here!

  12. Love everything, they are just to cute

  13. Starting late - not sure if I have time to catch up.
    found Laura after she commented on my blog- but it went into the spam folder.
    Great ideas - I love crafts and watercolour - if I would just get off this computer. :)
    Janis Cox www.janiscox.com

    1. I am back to the start. I think. So now I will enter the contest. Lots of fun seeing all the lovely creations.

  14. Wow this is really an awesome theme and love the invitations that you made, they really look stunning!

  15. this little purse is just adorable!

  16. Great projects thanks for sharing!

  17. Thank you so much ladies. I cannot believe I won! So excited to get my prizes! Wahoo!


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