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 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!
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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!
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
Tiara @ Dreaming of
Terri @ Planlady19
Cammi @ Cuttin-Up
Lisa @ Cuttle Fairies Express
Janice @ My Little Craftin Corner
Elia @ DivineScrapper
Sheri @ Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Amy @ Cove of Creativity
DeeAnn @ Scrap Occurs
Cindy @ My Lazy Crafternoon
Heather @ Two Hands Creating
Heather @ Paper Crafter’s Anonymous
Jana @ ~Simply My Crafts~
Thank you for spending your time with us!
Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!