Happy Spring and New Beginnings!

Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you! I’m pleased to welcome the very talented Tanya Adams as a guest to our blog! Please be sure to give her a warm welcome in our comment section on this post. :) Today Tanya has made two adorable cards featuring products from our new Hop to It exclusive collection of products! Enjoy!

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Using Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock, I created a fun, rainy day scene with my Copic Markers. After coloring in my sidewalk and a bit of grass, I brought on the rain using the SSS Raindrops Stencil and Wendy Vecchi’s embossing paste.  After removing the stencil, I quickly sprinkled on some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter for a bit of sparkle.

While the embossing paste was drying, I stamped this darling little girl from the Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set. I colored her with my Copic Markers and used the coordinating die set to cut her out. I added a pretty little Doodlebug Sprinkle to the flower on her hat and a bit of Glossy Accents to the rain puddle.

After adding this little cutie to my rainy scene with a bit of foam tape, it was time to assemble my card. My card base was made with bright, happy prints from both Doodlebug and Lawn Fawn and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies.  My fun sentiment was stamped onto a circle cut from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle die set.

I always like to add a “little something” to the inside of my cards and I thought this sweet little flower pot was the perfect finishing touch!

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I guess I should issue a “disclaimer” along with this project! I’m not much of an exercise buff, but I am trying to do better and I thought having this fun little journal might be just the inspiration I need to get me moving!

I started by cutting 2 pieces of chipboard to 4 by 6 inches and covering them with these great prints from the Beachside paper pad by Lawn Fawn.  The inside pages are made from regular printer paper also cut to 4 by 6 inches. Before assembling the journal, I stamped this inspirational sentiment from the Work Out Stamp set along the top of my front cover making sure to leave enough room for the binding wire. Next, I used my handy, dandy Cinch and 1 inch black binding wire to bind my journal together.

This adorable little image from the Work Out stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut out with the coordinating die.  I really wanted this her to pop on the front of my journal, so I die cut 3 more images and adhered them together adding the colored image to the top.  After adhering her to the cover, I added a few Doodlebug Black Sprinkles and stars cut with the Bundle of Stitched Shapes star die.  The stars got a touch of Black Wink of Stella Glitter because I just have to have some sparkle on my projects!

I didn’t stamp every page in my journal, but I did add one of the great sentiments included in this stamp set to several of the pages for an added touch of inspiration!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Tanya for the fabulous inspiration!

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  1. Your card and notebook are both adorable but I am particularly drawn to the notebook as I keep a food journal. When trying to stay on track with a certain diet I find it helpful to write down all that I eat and drink to hold myself accountable. It would be the same way with an exercise program. A super cute book for that purpose. Great job!

  2. Your exercise journal and greeting card are darling. Such talent you have when it comes to coloring and assembling your work. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the layering on the inside of your card. I always forget to carry the fun throughout the whole card and not just the front.

  4. I love the color combination of the rainy day card, that little girl is so cute. The idea of the workout journal is great, I need to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  5. That journal is a fantastic idea! Something adorable to help motivate is spot on! Did you hand draw the sidewalk background for your stamped image? Really nice touches on this card! I have the stencil but none of the stamps that you’ve used. I see my wish list expanding. :) happy spring to you!

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