Happy May Day, everyone!!! Our team at Our Daily Bread designs are having a special "May Day" blog hop for you this month! In certain parts of the country, on May first, it is a fun tradition to make "May Baskets" for neighbors and friends, fill them with flowers or other little gifts, then go hang them on their doorknob, knock or ring the bell, and run and hide until they had found their basket. Though I have never participated, it sure sounds like a fun "giving" tradition! Some still carry on this tradition, and others are trying to revive it. So in the spirit of May Day, for our hop, we are going to collect flowers from each designer to fill our May basket!
Blog hop and contest details are below, but first I would love to reveal our beautiful new stamps for this month.....I can't decide which set I love more...they are all so versatile and powerful!!
For my card sample today, I have chosen to use "As You Graduate". The scene and sentiment are embossed with Ranger Black Detail Embossing Powder, the sky sponged in pink, then the trees were embellished with "Raspberry Fizz" Ultrafine Flower Soft. The cobblestone path was embellished with "Sand" Ultrafine Flower Soft for dimension. The pink satin ribbon is by May Arts, tied with my best friend, the Bow Easy!! The designer paper is Memory Box "Gossamer" and the black pearls are by Hero Arts.
Not only is today the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR CHRISTIAN PAPER CRAFTS (Woo Hoo!!), it is also Case Artist Saturday .....the featured artist this week is Bernadette! I have chosen this gorgeous card to case....I flipped her sketch upside down....if you stand on your head, it's very clear!! lol!!! A big congrats and thank you to Cindy Coutts for all of the hard work she puts into CPC to keep the ministry going...and thanks to all of the wonderful Christian ladies who "hang out" there and inspire me daily!!! Also today, over at Splitcoast, the Inspiration Challenge is to use an item from the "Jazz It Up Home Interiors" site. I chose the wall art shown in this small photo...the pink scene just spoke to me!!
Now, on with the hop!!! If you hopped here from Chris Olsen's awesome blog, you are in the right place. If you have just "happened by", please go to the ODBD blog so that you may hop in the right order and collect your May Day flowers! There will be three lucky winners who will receive $15.00 towards ODBD stamps! You have until Monday, May 3rd 8 EST to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Tuesday, May 4th. Good luck!!
Here is what you need to do to qualify to win:
1. Hop from blog to blog, leaving a comment and collecting the flower that designer is giving away.
2. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment that you completed the hop and left comments for each designer. If you were unable to leave a comment for any one, just state their name in your final comment there and you will still be entered into the drawing. This is meant to be fun, not stressful.
3. Send an email to Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the designers and the flowers you collected. If for any reason you get lost along the way, just return to the ODBD Blog for a complete list.
My flower for you to collect: LILIES (These are from my garden last year...aren't they gorgeous?!)
Your next stop will be at Dawn Lusk's blog.....just wait until you see what she and the rest of the girls have to show you!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun on your hop and have a blessed weekend!!!!