Friday, May 6, 2011

Guylou's Inimitability New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Guylou's Inimitability May New Release Blog Hop and Challenge.  If you have come here from Guylou's you are right on track. If you haven't check out the links at the bottom of this post for the list of the hop. There is a lot to see today so hang in there. 

We are so happy to finally show you GI new digistamps. We are finally seeing some signs of spring so Guylou has brought us a fabulous series of stamps to go along with one of my favorite images.  

Leah in her garden series
These images are sold individually (click on image to access online store) or as a series at Leah in her Garden Series.

Dysfunctional Fish Family Series
These images are sold individually (click on image to access online store) or as a series at Dysfunctional Fish Family.

I was supposed to bring you Leah with Coffee, but I got carried away with mine!! I decided to use all of the Leah series and make my mom a Mother's Day Gift.   I started out with making a Pizza Box. 
I incorporated my shaker box for the challenge onto the lid of the box. 
The shaker was pretty easy to make. 
First off I cut out the top of the shaker .
I then cut a piece of plastic from some plastic packaging. Can we say Recycle!!
I  cut a piece for the bottom of the shaker box.
I added foam to the plastic circle.
Added some glitter and flower soft and put the two pieces together.
Colored all of my images.  And now I got to work assembling my cards.  The first card is the actual card using the original Leah image that I made as my Mother's Day Card. 

Then I put together the same design with all 4 of the new releases.
And there you have it, my gift for my mom.  They are all the A5 size.  The paper is Kraft as well as My Minds Eye.  The tag is a Whimsy stamp set that I love.  I figured you can never have enough thank you cards.

Now back to the Blog hop.
Three random winners will be selected from the entries (the winners must leave a comment on all the participating blogs).

Your hop will be as follows:
Brenda (You are here)
Have fun hopping!!

 Now, don't forget along with the hop is a Challenge and all the details are on the Challenge Blog.    But you must add a shaker box to it.  You can use my tutorial above or Guylou will guide you over to a youtube video.  Hope today's post wasn't too long!! 


Guylou said...

Bren... I love that you got carried away!!! Your project is gorgeous!!!! I need to make one of those myself!! I love your coloring and the colors you chose!! Everything is sooooo perfect!!! I also love that you gave instructions! WTG!!!

Tracy S said...

Oh my goodness these are beautiful! I love the set.. how they are matchy matchy but with different images... love the sentiment... the box.. all of it! What a great gift!

Trina said...

This is such a fabulous project! Your mom is so going to LOVE this! Your coloring is superb, and now your mom will have a ready stash of beautiful, handmade cards!

Scrappin Chris said...

OMG!! Love that you got carried away. Wonderful presnt for mother's day.

DQ said...

What a great gift for your Mother, your coloring and layout are great!

Kim Kelley said...

OMG! I am sooooo in awe of what you made. First the colors are perfect for the garden theme, the coloring job you did is fantastic and well putting it all together they way you did is going to simply make your mom smile until next Mother's Day...let me know how you are going to top this one so I can copy! LOL

Sharon said...

Brenda your mother will love that you got carried, what a wonderful gift. I also loved the pic instructions. Beautifully done thank you so much for sharing.

Gina L said...

Your mom is one lucky lady. What a fab gift. I love how you make boxes for all of your card sets. It's so pretty and put together. And what a great idea to use all of the Leah images, for a matching set but also allowing each card to be slightly different. You go with your bad gift making self.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love, love this gift set- I have a long list of those who would love this! Great gift idea!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

What a fabulous set of cards!!! Love the shaker for the top of the box. Perfect color choices for the images. ~jeni :)

Dana said...

Gorgeous Bren!! I love it! You've colored all of them just perfect and I agree with Trina.. your mom will adore these! You've really inspired me to try a shaker card or project!
Good luck to you and the whole DT on your hop.

Anonymous said...

Pretty, love the box and I'm going to try one of these shaker cards. :)

Sara I. said...

Holy cow gf - these are absolutely fantastic!!! I absolutely love each one of them - your coloring is impeccable as always and I am just lovin' that kraft paper!!! What an awesome Mother's Day present in that beautiful box - I know your Mom will be over the moon with such a fabby gift (I know I would be!!) WTG!

Phyllis said...

I just love that you got carried away. Your mom is going to love your gift. Awesome cards.

Starla B. said...

This is FABULOUS!! What a great idea! I just know your mom is going to love it.

Charlene said...

Oh my goodness Bren...what an incredible idea for a gift! Your mom is going to be over the moon when she gets it. Not only is it a gift from the heart, but something that she can show off of how incredibly talented her dd is! She may have a very difficult time giving any of those gorgeous cards away though lol. Your color choices are so perfect for those wonderful new (and old)Leah images. And your coloring of them is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea and fabulous cards with us.

Sandi's Samples said...

Bren, I love what you made for your mom! I'm sure she will too. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Huggs Sandi

Angela B. said...

Did Someone say Blog Hop? I love your creation! I have to try a shaker box!!

Crystal said...

WOW Bren absolutely FABULOUS project and what a great tut too hun, thanks for sharing, AWESOME work!

Sammibug said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Love the colors!

Jen Leeflang said...

Brenda - I love the step by step pics of the shaker box technique, and the project you made is awesome - you have used my FAVE colour green! Those beautifully coloured Leah's are fabulous - I am sure your Mum is going to be ecstatic tomrrow!
Thanks for sharing your talent and Guylou's imags with us - and for being so generous with the prizes!

THERESA said...

WOW girl, your coloring is stunning, what a genius idea to make the pizza box, that is one super gift and she is going to be over the moon!! lotsa luv

Made by Mandy said...

What a lovely box of cards. The colours you chose work really well with the images and it is a fabulous gift for your Mom.

Linda said...

What a stunning little box!! Beautiful matching cards too.... I am sure your mom will love this gift.

CTgirl said...

Thanks for the tutorial & the fabulous idea to make a gift box with cards!

kurlygirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! I just love that set!

Craftdee said...

Holy Cow - have you been busy or what?!! This is a fabulous project, so much attention to detail, as always, thanks for all the info (I may even give it a try, if I ever get time,lol) Dee