Friday, April 15, 2011

Welcome to the Bashful Bunny Blog Hop 4/16 - 4/17

WELCOME to the Bashful Bunny Blog Hop!  This is a first for our group of ladies, so might I add 'Beginner' to the title as well :)  You have arrived at the opening post of our blog hop, but if you started somewhere in the middle, then you have arrived here from Jana - Isn't she SO creative?

Our group started out back in February on the Cricut message boards doing a 'Secret Leprechaun' swap.  We had so much fun, we didn't want it to end once St. Patrick's Day was over.  We quickly threw names into a hat again, and produced the Bashful Bunny swap.  We don't only shop for each other, but we also aim to inspire and support each other as friends.  This is really a talented group of Ladies, and we have all become so close!  We designed this Blog Hop to showcase our talents and hopefully inspire each person who hops through with us this weekend.

We were asked to create something with an Easter / Spring theme, and I chose Easter!  Easter is a HUGE EVENT in my family!  I am 37 years old, and I still go to my parents house for dinner every Easter Sunday, and they STILL hide an Easter basket for me!  I think it's adorable :) My Mom always outdoes herself with her cooking - so yummy!  She also goes to great lengths to make sure that the table is properly set and decorated beautifully (we usually have around 14 people).

I created place cards for my Mom's Easter dinner this year.  My Mom will be thrilled that I'm helping her add a personal touch to her table, and people won't have to shuffle around wondering where to sit for the meal.  To make each card base, I used Lacy Labels and welded the shadows together in my Gypsy.  I then used the layer of each individual label to decorate the fronts of the cards. Here is a sampling of the place cards I created:

This is the place card for my daughter.  The chick cut is from Simply Charmed.  I used Bazzill Bling & My Minds Eye cardstock, and embellished with Distress Inks, Stickles and Rhinestones.  I don't have nice handwriting, so I just used my label maker for the names.  I need to find a better way to get names on these in the future!

This place card is for my husband.  I learned that Easter is a very hard holiday to make 'manly'!  For his card I used the chocolate bunny cut from Gypsy Wanderings, Bazzill Bling cardstock, stickles, Distress Ink, Black Pearls and 1 lonely googlie-eye :)

This card is mine!  It's my least favorite - I feel like the yellow frame got lost on the background, so I need to re-think the colors next time.  The bunny cut is from Create-a-Critter and again I embellished with Distress Ink, stickles, pearls and rhinestones.

I imagine the dinner settings looking something like this:

I hope this helps avoid seating confusion next weekend, and I hope everyone will take their card home with them as a small token from the day.  I love personal touches for the Holidays!


Now on to the fun stuff!  I chose to give away one of my FAVORITE embellishments that you just can't have enough of - STICKLES!!! Ranger came out with 9 new colors recently, and I love them so much, I want you to have them too!
The new colors are: Lagoon, Tropical Tangerine, Glam Pink, Paprika, Mystic Green, True Blue, Firefly, Thistle & Midnight Blue

Here's all you need to do: 1.) Become a follower of THIS blog & 2.) Leave me a comment on THIS post (and any others if you are so inclined).  Tell me - What is your favorite embellishment?  Or, what did you create to make Easter extra-special this year?  I will draw a random winner after the close of the hop Sunday night, and will contact you for your shipping information.  Easy, right?

Ok, now HOP TO IT!  We have a great lineup for you this weekend! 

Here's the order for the Hop... Please visit everyone and BE INSPIRED...  Kathy at Skrappindiva's Musings has something wonderful she'd like to share with you...

Julie @ …My Little Corner <---You are Here :)
Kathy @ Skrappindiva’s Musings <--- NEXT STOP
Terri @ Planlady19
Cammi @ Cuttin-Up
DeeAnn @ Scrap Occurs

Thank you for spending your time with us!
Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!



  1. My favorite embellishment is also Stickles!! I just love it!! It comes in so many cool colors too! This will be the first year that we don't have our grandchildren over for Easter dinner and the egg hunt so I made some special candy holders to send to them so they will still have something special from Nana for Easter.

    Thanks for the chance to win some Stickles!!
    aka Doodles on the Cricut MB

  2. These are so cute! I now want to make some! Who doesn't love stickles? I know I love them!
    Ribbon has to be my favorite embellishment ATM... I am making different treat bags and we are going all out for Easter this year.. Our first Easter in 7 years in the States..

  3. Julie, your placecards are so cute! I like the way you did each one different. I have been making placecards for my mom for Thanksgiving dinner since I was little and she would just get me stickers to put on them. Of course now she thinks I spend way too much time on them cause the cricut comes out as do so many other things! Thanks for sharing your Easter ones!
    As far as my fav embellishment, I would have to say right now it is buttons and ribbons, although that could change as soon as tomorrow morning!! Have a great day and thanks for offering the chance to win the stickles!

  4. Love your placecards Julie, so cute! Right now my favorite embellishment is stickles and the Glaze pens. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. you're projects are so cute.. Julie... I was lucky to have you on the first swap, and I am anxious to see who got you for this one. Thank you for your great ideas on this swap. You and Jana did a WONDERFUL job, I hope to see something for May.

    AKA LittleMissCountry

  6. Those placecards are so cute!! My favorite embellishment depends on the project I'm working on, but I'm starting to discover why everyone likes stickles so much!

  7. that is the cutest idea. I am in a altered vinatge box swap and bought 2 yesterday - one for practice and one for the swap. I was thinking if the practice one turns out, it will be an Easter present for my mother. I use bling, glitter pens and stickles a lot as embellishments. It all depends on what I am doing as to what I use.

  8. Hi Julie - Your placecards are so cute and great idea! My favorite embellies....stickles is right up there so sure and distress inks! Thanks for a chance to win some stickles!

  9. Wow Julie those are awesome. I don't get to decorate because (1) I have no family living here and (2)I don't have any children living at home. I love all of your projects.

  10. are an amazing lady! You can do it all....organize blog hops, host a swap, balance work and family....AND scraft! These place cards are adorable...each and every one. The neat thing is that they can be saved as scrapbook page embellies, too!
    I don't know if I really have a favorite embellishment at the moment...but I have been incorporating stickles, inking and embossing into my projects a bit more lately.
    Thanks so much for putting this all together! :)


  11. Julie, Beautiful placecards. Totally loving the chocolate bunny in the grass..

    fav. embellishment would have to be gems or bling. I love the clear ones and them color them with the alcholol inks.

  12. Julie this are really great.. I love the chick.. I guess i am getting to be a big fan of stickles as i use it more. When i first started this i just keep thinking of it as glitter glue but now i appreciate it more... have a great day and off to hop around some more..

  13. What a beautiful BLOG!!! Thanks for sharing with us. I love the place cards..really cute. I'm sure your Mother will enjoy the help. I too still give Easter baskets to all my grown children. Who says it's just for small kids?!

    My fave embellishment is ribbons..they just add that special touch to anything made. It comes is such a GRAND variety..something for anyone or anything.


  14. Hi Julie! These are soooo adorable. The stickles on your place cards add such a great touch. It's so hard to pick just one favourite embellishment lol so i'm going with bling and glitter. Keep up the great work =)

  15. Thanks for sharing! I love your name cards! OMG someone with my love of Stickles! I have not had a chance to see any of the new colors! Those are fantastic!


  16. Love the placecards! You are really very talented, and I was VERY lucky to have you as my secret bunny as you spoiled me rotten!! Love your blog set-up too. My mom still gets all of us Easter candy too - waaay too much! But, now that there is a grandson in the picture, I'm sure the focus will change :) I really love my stickles too. Probably a little too much. I use them on just about everything!!

  17. Great place cards Julie! I love how you made your hubby's masculine. Stickles is also my favorite embellishment- I don't think a project is done unless there is a atleast little bit of stickles somewhere on it!!
    Kim aka coyotekim

  18. i love the place cards my favorite one is the chick one he's so cute. i LOVE stickles i use it on all my projects i think it gives the project that special touch... i don't do much for Easter just go out and eat.


  19. Love your cards!! Fave embellie would probably be ribbon or stickles right now. I love stickers too!

  20. I would say my fave embellishment is stickles. I love glittery stuff and it makes it so easy!

  21. Love your place cards. What a great idea! I'm sure everyone will enjoy them. My favorite embellie of all time is Stickles, how did you guess???
    Cindy (Futura)

  22. My favorite embellies have to be ink in stickles. You will find them on most things that I make. I love your placecards as well as the other cards on your blog. You are very talented.

  23. I really like those place cards! great job!


  24. -Platinum Scraps was me - Leialoha..

  25. How cute! I think you did a fantastic job and it is so sweet that your parents still hide a basket for you! I would love that. We are not doing much for Easter this year, no family near, BUT we will get to see my Mom next week so that is fun. ATM my favorite embellishment are bottlecaps, strange I know but I am really into making magnets, jewelry, embellishments with them.

  26. These are really great!! My favorite embellishment are flowers and I do love glitter glue and stickles!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  27. Julie, these place cards are adorable! I love them...and I love how your mom still hides you an Easter basket every year! My baskets aren't hidden, but I still get one each year too and love the fact that we're never too old for certain traditions! Thanks for organizing this and can't wait to see everything! My favorite embellishment? I'd have to say flowers, ink, bling, and of course STICKLES!!

  28. I love all of your placecards, sooo cute!! I love using my label maker on crafts, I think it adds an interesting touch and it works on your cards. I enjoyed visiting your blog and I am now following. Great job on your project!

  29. OMG those are cute.thanks so much for sharring. i am doing easter at my house this year and i am so excited to hid all the eggs for my kids and my 2 nephews. I have a dog so i dont like loose chocolate all over the place so i made a little easte hunt scavenger hunt for my kids. My favorite embelishment is bling.
    moosesmommy aka amanda

  30. Those are so sweet! As for my favorite embellishments- I love bling. I use my stickles for bling as well. I don't have any of the new ones either!

  31. Love your placecards, so cute!
    My favorite embellishments are bling and flowers!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.