Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to Bloom Blog Hop

Spring is such a marvelous time of year! A time of warming weather, of lengthening days, and best of all, a time of vibrant colors and new life -- a time to BLOOM! Join the Deedee's Digis Design Team this weekend as we celebrate the start of this very special season with a "Time to Bloom" blog hop!
If this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to go to the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog, where you will find the directions for participating in the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of a $15 credit to our store, AND a little gift for you!  If you get lost along the hop, you can also go back to the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog to find the list of blogs.

My project for the hop was inspired by my sister, Sheila.  She makes gorgeous pen bouquets and I thought I'd give it a try for our "Time to Bloom" Hop.  The flower pens were quick and easy to make.  My sweet husband made the majority of these. :)  Here's a link with instructions.  
I used stamps from several sets to decorate my flower pot.  The little bear is from the Lucky Teddy set.  I snipped off the clover that the teddy holds and replaced it with a flower from the BEE-LIEVE set. The sentiment is from the Early Bird set.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and oms.

This is what the pen looks like when it's in use.
Before you go, please be sure to leave me a comment in order to be entered to win $5 in free digis of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store! You have until 12 noon Eastern Time on Sunday to comment. I'll choose a random winner then, and all winners will be announced on Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis -- be sure to check back then to see if you've won.  Thanks so much for joining us today, and may all the blessings of Spring be yours!
Inky hugs!
Shelly 

46 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful pen bouquet!! You did an excellent job - love the colorful ribbon and bling and the sweet little bear.
It's 1:30am, just up letting the dog out. Back to bed for me and I'll check the rest of the blog hop out later today.
Love U, Sis

E.T said...

BRILLIANT shelly!!! This is TOO GOOD. Completely drooling over my lappy keys right now. LOVE!

Tricia said...

What a happy project! Too cute!

Sandy said...

Now isn't that the sweetest little project?!?!?! I love the bright colors you used to decorate the pot. The pretty rhinestones add a beautiful touch! I'm inspired to make a pen bouquet! Too cute!

Rose Petal said...

Wow Shelly, this is just an amazing project and what a fantastic idea. You are so very creative. Love how you have decorated the pot. Gorgeous. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

that is just the cutest idea! loveit! :)

Collette said...

What a nice project - I love the decorations on the flower pot!

MiamiKel said...

Well hello my fellow Floridian! What a happy stop on the hop to see this gorgeous flower creation - how creative and fun! Definitely a sign of Spring and just so beautiful - blessings to you!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is great. I love how you've decorated the flower pot. TFS.

Janna said...

This is so clever and so sweet! Really great project! Janna

bridget said...

Cute project! I will have to try this one! TFS

Ira said...

What a cute and lovely idea Shelly! Such a FUN project! Hugs, Ira

DQ said...

Oh my, what a wonderful idea, love it, your pen bouquet screams spring. Love how you used different parts of different images for your pot, brilliant.

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh how FUN, Shelly! Your pen bouquet is gorgeous, and I appreciate how you decorated the little pot. Such fun ribbon and I just LOVE how you combined sets. A marvelous Spring project! :-)

Dixie said...

What a great project and so nice that your husband helped out with it. The pens and your "flower" pot are both fabulous. I love that the bear's little hat is such a perfect match for those flowers, and I love all the gems.

Lori said...

I love this! I was thinking about these flowerpot pens last week. Your pot and pens came out perfectly! Cool way to use the different types of digis.

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great image and project, now that is spring and it is blooming. :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh, forgot, thank you for instructions for the flowers, this will be a fun project to make.

Ceal said...

OMGoodness what a great project. I love it!

Griperang/Angela said...

cute idea - I love altering items. cute bear

Lori said...

What a great idea! The bear is colored perfectly and the pens are so cute!

Susan said...

I love using the stamps to enhance the pots. That is a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Tameko said...

Great project. So pretty. I need to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

How cute are those pens! I'll have to give them a try. The flowerpot is the perfect companion to the pens.

April said...

Beautiful bouquet! I once made 130 of those pens and appreciate your bouquet and the way you have decorated the terracotta pot!!

Lisa R said...

Found it! For some reason this post didn't come up while hopping. Anyway, I love altered things. What a wonderful gift this would make. Great idea. Happy Spring!

linda said...

This is too clever!!!! I need to copy your idea. Perfect gifts!

BlueInks said...

What a great project idea!

Lori said...

What a great idea. I see many different versions of this one. Thanks for getting my creative juices flowing.

Allison said...

fab project
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
AllisonX

mckinkle said...

HI Shelly,

What a beautiful idea! I love your flower pens they really do make me smile!

Perfect project for our 3D challenge over at Delicious Doodles. Thanks for joining us this week and good luck!

Keryn :)

Jerusha said...

Oh WOW! What a fantastic idea. This is amazing! I am sure that everyone would love love LOVE to have one of those pens (I know I sure would!) And you decorated the pot so beautifully!

Gerlinde said...

I used to have a pen bouquet on my desk when I taught! Not as beautiful as this one, tho! LOVE the bear, the rhinestones, and overall design!

Bits N Bobs said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea.
Love the colours and the whole concept of this project and one I may just have to attempt myself LOL
Would make a super gift as well :O)

Debbie D said...

Such a cute design. Wonderful to give someone who needs cheering up. Thanks.

djones said...

Great project. You did a beautiful job!

Debbie B said...

These pens are beautiful!!! The little bear is cute too!!!



Debbie B

Alison L said...

What a great project. I love the way the pot is decorated. Thank you for the inspiration.

Stephanie said...

This is soooo cute! I love all the bling on your pot and the coloring for your bear is great! The pen bouquet is so pretty & so unique!

Lauren Brown said...

What a gorgeous project. Brilliant, I love it, so bright and happy

AnItA mArIe said...

fabbo idea it looks awesome..
Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!!Hugs ..Anita..xx

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri xx

CTgirl said...

The pens are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well! Love how you decorated the pot!
Cool idea!!

Alison L said...

Such a cute project. I love the flower pot too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mami Doodles said...

Excelent idea! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Inspired By Friends said...

What a great idea. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth