Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Linked In Blog Hop - May Flowers (Dream Pop Wreath)

Welcome to the Linked In Blog Hop.  We are so glad you are here.  This month's theme is May Flowers.

Our hop is split up into two days this month.  In order to be eligible for our May prize package you must do the following:

  • Follow along all blogs on the hop (either in Google Friend Connect  or by e-mail) on both days.  Fill in the Rafflecopter information once you have done this step.  Just filling in the information requested on the Rafflecopter does not enter you into the prize drawing you MUST manually follow along through GFC or by e-mail first.  You can find my information on the right side at the top where it says "follow along" or further down on the right side where it says "subscribe by e-mail" 
  • Leave a comment on each blog post telling us what your favorite flower is.  You must leave the comments first and then enter that you did this on the Rafflecopter
  • Follow along on our facebook pages (these are optional entries)
  • Share this blog hop with your friends (these are also optional and can be done every day)

This month's prize was donated by Crafty Neighbor

Prize package includes:

$100 voucher good towards class fees on the next Crafty Neighbor Scrapbooking cruise*
“Ocean Breeze” paper assortment (8 pieces)
Coordinating Cardstock (not pictured)
Embellishment assortment (some items not pictured)

*Voucher covers all scrapbooking-related fees, including all classes, workshops, make-n-takes, gifts, prizes, and give-aways throughout the cruise – a value of $250 - $500. Winner must register for the cruise with a full deposit no later than June 15, 2013 to use the voucher. Winner is responsible for the cruise fare, as well as any airfare, hotel stays or incidental expenses (see our website for more details about the cruise:

In keeping with the May Flowers theme and with my posting each day a project using the
 Dream Pop paper pack 
from Close To My Heart I created this summer wreath for my front door.

To create this look you will need the following:
wreath form (I got one from a local craft store and used the straw wreath)
burlap (I used the burlap ribbon) - or if you happen to be like my friend and bought a house with burlap on the walls just tear some off and wrap your wreath LOL
baker twine or hemp
pattern paper or cardstock
glue (I used a hot glue gun)

I cut out my flowers using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge in sizes 1 1/2, 2 and 2 1/2 inches for the smaller flowers and 2, 2 1/2 and 3 inches for the larger flowers.  I inked around the edges of my flowers using honey and sunset inks but you would not have to do this step.

I wrapped the burlap around the wreath form and secured with a hot glue gun.  Then I used pins to pin the flowers directly to the wreath giving them the white centers.  I glued the bakers twine to the back of the wreath and cut triangles to create the banner.  To glue the triangles I just turned the wreath over on the table, put the triangles behind the twine and then put a dot of hot glue on each triangle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to enter our giveaway.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now hop on over to Krysthle's blog and see what beautiful floral creation she made for our hop :)

Here is the complete hop list for today:
Elizabeth Mindemann

Krysthle Poitras

Laura Hedgecock

Connie Umstead Walsh

Nicole Robinson

Inger de Wild

Patty Chenail

Linda Fleur

Tomorrow's hop list is:
Valerie Klein Ward

Roxi Nitti

Lisa Tyndall

Beth Barnes

Amanda Woodward

Sharon Armstrong

Cindy Murray
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Elizabeth Mindemann
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  1. I love that wreath, Elizabeth! Those flowers are SOOOO pretty!

  2. What a lovely wreath! I love the simplicity of it.

  3. Those flowers are pretty. You got the right sizes for the flowers. Nice.

  4. Love the wreath, you make it look so easy!

  5. I love finding something I could pull off myself. Great wreath Elizabeth!

  6. Hi Elizabeth, You have a very nice blog site. How long have you been blogging?



    1. Hi Juanita :) Thanks for stopping by! I have been blogging almost two years :) I really enjoy it!

  7. your stuff is awesome..I want it all

  8. I really enjoyed this.. New Follower:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sandy! Glad to have you here :)


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