Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Favourite Things - The Brae-ers Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Brae-er's monthly blog hop.  We are featuring some of our favourite things in this blog hop.   It is circular in nature so if you just came from Michelle Stewart's blog then you are in the right place.

Some of my favourite things in the scrapbooking world and otherwise are floral prints.  And with no exception this spring there was a floral print in the line up of paper that Close To My Heart introduced.  That paper was sprinkled with my favourite flower - the rose...old fashioned roses.  The name of that paper - Ariana.  (Such a pretty name)  
I chose to make a card box and an assortment of cards with this line of paper and to accent it with some of my favourite accessories; flowers- a girl's favourite gift(at least they are mine), sparkles flourishes (they look like little diamonds), glitter and liquid glass.   I love how these accessories make the project so much more sparkly and feminine...oh and did I say more sparkly?  My eyes are immediately drawn  to any project that has them.  So without further ado here are some pictures of my project.

The top of the box

Card box at an angle so you can see the dimension.

Closeup of the flower.  I put Liquid Glass all over the rose and the leaves.  Glitter adds a little more sparkle to the rose too.  I added the glitter first and then covered it all with Liquid Glass.

Card, laugh, live!

                                                               Card #2 - Live Exactly...

                                                              Card #3 - You Are My Happy Place
Card # 4 - Love is Patient and Kind
Card #5 - Best Wishes

 The last little favourite thing for me is butterflies...I love how they can flutter through the air ever so gracefully and land on the flowers for the nectar.  Their flight has no particular destination, at least so it seems.  They are so free and go wherever they desire.   Roses, flowers, butterflies...all are representative of warm days  and hopefully days where we can as the quote on the box says,  "Laugh until your heart overflows".  I hope that you enjoy your Easter weekend and the coming of spring and summer when roses will bring forth their fragrances and beauty.
Now it is time to hop on to Tamara's blog and see the beautiful work that she has made from some of her favourite things.  Thanks for hopping along with us- we hope that we were able to inspire you to get creative using a few of our favourite things.  We hope that you will join us again next month when we will be featuring more CTMH projects.  See you then...until then enjoy spring and all the beautiful flowers and leaves that will soon be popping out!!