Friday, March 15, 2013

Love At First Stamp - Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Love At First Stamp Spring Holiday Blog Hop! This is our first hop as a group - and I am beyond excited to be a part of it! We are all sharing some ideas for the upcoming holidays, as well as a great Card Sketch for you to play along with!

If you picked up the hop along the way, you have arrived from Gail's Creative Chaos, where you saw the fun things she made in preparation for Father's Day. I love to visit Gail's blog regularly to see what fun things she's making. Her cards and projects are always amazing and inspiring.If you're starting at the beginning, this is the first stop on our hop - where I am featuring some projects for St. Patrick's Day, which is only a few days away!

Aside from the shades of green, nothing reminds me of the fun of St. Pat's day more than rainbows. So I made some Rainbow Treats with our 1 x 8 cello bags to take with us to this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade!

I used the a la carte stamp Lucky Day from the Spring Catalog to top these treat bags, inked in Lucky Limeade and finished off with a Basic Jewel.

Next up is my Bloomin' Marvelous card. Bloomin' Marvelous is one of the 2013 Sale-A-Bration Stamp sets. I paired this set with a technique that is featured in Stampin' Up!'s new online class to make this card:

There are some cute projects in this class that are great for beginning stampers, and anyone who is looking for quick and easy project ideas!

For my next project I used one of my all time favorites - the Mini Milk Carton! This will be forever on my list of Stampin' Up! favorites! These little darlings are great for party favors or fun gifts. They are super easy to assemble but best of all they really make a statement when given away in a fun box holder:

I paired the Lucky Day stamp along with the Got Treats Stamp Set from the 2012-2013 Catalog. This set was made especially for these milk cartons but like almost everything else in the Stampin' Up! line, can be used for cards, scrapbooking and home decor as well. The boxes are embellished with some Champagne Glimmer Paper and Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.

Finally I would like to share a sketch with you:

This was created by Jennifer Campbell. Each of the stampers on this hop will be sharing a card created from this sketch. I can't wait to see what everyone has created with it! You are invited to play along with us, and if you send me a photo of your card, I'll happily post it to my blog in the coming days! I used the sketch to create a seasonal Thank You using Sale-A-Bration set Vintage Verses along with the following items from the Spring Catalog: Paper Doilies, Flower Trim, and Print Poetry DSP Stack.

I'll be sending this card off to one of my upcoming hostesses in appreciation for booking her upcoming party with me. You still have time to make a purchase and receive on of the SAB Stamp Sets that I've featured here for FREE! Contact your regular demonstrator for details, but if you don't have one already feel free to list me as your demonstrator for preferred pricing on the Stampin' Up! Site. This stamp set is FREE with your $50 purchase until March 22nd.

Next up on this blog hop is Buffy's Blog. Buffy is featuring some ideas that you can use for any upcoming Spring event. Just in case you get a little lost along the way, here is our blog order for this hop:

Katherine Rock- St Patrick's Day
Buffy Dowling - Happy Spring
Jennifer Campbell - Easter
Susan Peters - Mother's Day
Jennifer Gregorsky - Memorial Day
Gail Derea - Father's Day

Be sure to leave us all a little love and let us know which of these projects were your favorites! Thanks for coming by to take a peek!


  1. I love the rainbow idea on your card and your candy! Cute idea! And the "Thanks" card is soooo adorable. Great job!

  2. Great job - love all your projects. This was fun!

  3. Love the milk cartons! I might need to get them now! :)

  4. Such great ideas Katherine!!! Love all the rainbows!!!

  5. Love all of the projects... St. Patricks Day is so fun.

  6. I love all of your projects! Beautiful work!

  7. These are great! I love your rainbow St. Patrick's Day treats. I'm sure they will be a big hit at the parade!

  8. All of the projects are really cute. Thanks for the great ideas.

  9. The rainbow of flowers is my favorite!

  10. Such fun projects! Love that last card.


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