Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 2 of April Showers Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the April Showers Blog Hop. Sorry my post is late, but my post for today vanished when I tried to update the links. So all my work disappeared, but the worst was my beautiful layout is gone. I didn't save it to my computer due to thinking it was on my blog so I don't need to save anymore. So I am putting up some more cards that I had made last week using only scrap supplies and papers.

There are several of us in this hop that have made different projects for day 2 of this hop so please do go through and view them all. There is a list at the bottom of this post with all the blog that participated in this hop. These are some very talented women on these blogs and I think you will agree that they all have done a Wonderful job.

Well on to my back up projects. I will go back and get the layout from my friend and take more pics so I can post here, I was really proud of this one. Any who on to my cards:

This 1st one is useing a Trinchie from a swap I was in with some CTMH piece of ribbon I had left from years ago. I also got lucky and found 3 yellow flower brads, one of them is not the exact same color, but close. Only scrap paper was used, even for the base of the card.

This 2nd card is using a Trinchie from a swap with some yellow CTMH scrap ribbon and some black ribbon scrap from another swap I was in. The 2 flower brads are also left overs from another project and I only had 2 that matched. The stamps "Peace, Love, Forever" are from the Pink Stampers set "Friends and Family" set. Only scrap paper was used, even for the base of the card.

This last card is using a set of Trinchies and several layers of scrap papers. The trim are very small pieces I had left over (I don't throw anything away that is 2 inches or bigger. I used the SU punch on the edge, but it is bearly visable in the picture. There is one white button and 2 black dew drops on the pot of the bottom Trinchie. The base of the card is the only piece of paper that wasn't from my scrap pile.

I do have something sweet to give away. I have a new Cricut Lite Handyman Cartridge which will be drawn on Monday evening by my little one. You will get 2 chances to win if you commented on both todays and yesterday post. You also need to be a follower, so please leave a way for me to contact you. Now on to One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing My Sanity

Blog Hop List

Creations with Kathryn
One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity
Crafty Scentiments

Beyond Scrapin
Tina Time
Roxybonds Scrappin
Cricut Confessions
A Scrappin Time
Makin Pretty Things
Love Scrap Reflect
Scrapbook Flair
Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
Leah's Card Designs
Disney Dreamer Designs
Scrappin at the McCalley House
Cricuting with Lisa
Confessions of a Scrapaholic.
That'z Uneek
Vin Dee Loo's This 'n That

 Thank you all for joining in on the hop. I hope that you will stop back by on Monday evening to see my Cricut 2 page Layout that was suppose to be up today.

God bless you all.


  1. Great Project ... couldn't sleep so I thought I'd do the entire hop ...
    Ps – I got a hop that started w/tons of candy too - stop by and check it out – click here
    Hugs. Jacqueline

  2. Great cards, sorry that we couldnt see what you had in store but I love the cards. It is always fun to rumage through the scrap bin and make use of them.

  3. Oh no Kathryn! So sorry about your post and layout! I had that happen to me once before, but I still had the picture of my work to repost. So, so sorry that happened to you!


  4. I love the colors in your backups! Sorry you lost the LO, look forward to seeing it. I never seem to throw any scraps out either!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. I just love your projects - you've inspired my creative work today!
    I'm a new follower - glad I found you~

    Patti Ross

  6. Oh my goodness I'm so sorry that you were having puter issues. Those are the worst. I hate when my puter acts up. Hope things get back to where you want them again.

    I love your projects. I love the colors.


  7. love ur projects. They are so springy.. love this time of year. follower and here yesterday.. ps... would love to win the cartridge!! :)

  8. Great projects & blog hop. I'm a follower. TFS!

  9. Very cute cards! Sorry your post was lost, and I'm looking forward to seeing your layout.


  10. I love all your uses for scrap. Great projects!

    Thanks for sharing


  11. love them all

  12. Your bloom and grow projects are so creative. Fabulous job!

  13. Wonderful cards! I really love the way you made the third card look like you were seeing the flower through windows!

  14. Beautiful cards and layout. Love all the details and colors. TFS

  15. Love how you use your scraps,great cards, am follower!

  16. Amazing hop - I'm so inspired...I'm off to the studio!

  17. I love all 3 of your cards. I really like the vibrant colors that you used.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  18. Great cards! Very springy! Thanks for another chance to win the cartridge!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  19. Love cards and lo. Great colors.


  20. Very cute projects!!!! TFS and the opportunity to win such great blog candy!!!

    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  21. These are beautiful cards. I love the bright colors you are using.

    Smiles Sher

  22. Sorry you are having such a hard time. Thank you for all you have done.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  23. Love your flower creations. Fresh and Springtime was the beautiful message I felt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  24. Simply gorgeous cards!! My goodness! You do such talented work! Thanks again for the swap, and the chance to win your fantastic blog candy! WOW!

  25. Super cute cards! TFS!

  26. I just finished up the blog hop. You did a fantastic job picking talented ladies. I saw a lot of great projects and came away with some wonderful ideas. Thank you.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  27. Never heard of trinchies. Is this like inchies but 3 inches?
    Live the vibrant colors.

  28. Love your back up cards! It's been a wonderful hop. Thank you and all your creative blog buddies - it was just awesome. I'm a new follower :)
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

  29. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  30. Kathryn, I have you and your fsmily inmy pryers. Great Cards. Anything crafty is always a treat to see. TFS!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  31. Wow Kathryn - fabulous cards! i am glad you posted them! I have not tried inchies or trinchies yet - these look like so much fun I am definitely going to give them a try. Can't wait to see your layout that you lost :( Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  32. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for hosting this hop Kathryn!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  33. Wonderful projects. I love the colors! Very cheery!! I am already a follower. TFS
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  34. Very pretty projects!:)


  35. Hey Kathryn,
    I'm off to start hopping on day 2 of the hop can't wait to see what everyone's done for the 2nd round. Yesterday was very inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Michelle ----> mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    If you haven't seen it yet please be sure to stop by my blog. I promise it will BE worth it.

  36. Your back-ups put my regular projects to shame! Hugs to you! Karelj

  37. I LOVE all the bright colors you've used... they are alway my favorites!! I'm really the first card!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  38. Thanks for the hop!! I am getting lots of new, great ideas and inspiration. Love your cards. Also looking forward to seeing your layout. Thanks again for the hop and the chance to win.
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

  39. Hey Kathryn,
    I just wanted to let you know I've finished up with the hop for the last day. Lots of new projects out there. You are a great host. I really enjoy hopping with you. I think I'm on board for your next one. You'll have to let me know. With all the snow it doesn't look like we're going to building as soon as we'd hope too....Grr.... Mother Nature I tell ya. Hang in there and if you need anything please let us all know.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  40. Thank you for more ideas for using nothing but scraps! Something most of us could do if we would try harder!

  41. I love these! So colourful! So bright! Perfect for such a gray day! TFS!

    saracomely at gmail dot com

  42. Love what you've done!! Will be sure to check back tomorrow!!

  43. I just finished the blog hop for the second day. It was fun seeing all of the spring projects. Thank you for being the hostess!

    I hope I caught all of the blogs. There were a couple were I was confused and a couple where the link wasn't quite right.

  44. Not sure if I posted on this...sorry it I have...But love your cards. So spring.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  45. Your cards are all very nice. I've been wanting to use up some of my scraps too!-- Pat N.

  46. Very nice projects, TFS
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  47. These are so cute! I really like the last one! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  48. I'm back again. I can't believe I finished the hop. Great hop & projects.

  49. I really love the combination on the first card. The pink adds such a lovely touch.

  50. "A flower is nature's smile"-- how adorable!