Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Creations by AR - Mothers and Grads Blog Hop

Good morning, and thanks for dropping by to hop with us!  

Adela has been busy over at Creations by AR, designing some fun and very useful templates for Mother's,  and for those Graduates that you need to remember with a little something, or a lotta cash...
let's get started!


As always, there will be prizes.  There will be two winners per blog - each winner will receive one of the new templates.  How do you win?  Very simple - leave a comment at each blog!  That's it! Winners will be posted on Friday.  If you get lost, the blog roster is below!

 First up is the Birdhouse Topiary.  Oh my goodness - what a fun project!  As you know, I do not have a cutting machine, so all cutting is done by hand.  There were a lot of pieces, but the directions were concise, and the pieces were well marked.  I had no trouble figuring it out!  As you can see by the photos, you can display the entire piece as one, or you can set the birdhouse next to the base, which you can fill with candy, money, etc.



CS: a muse, Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, Flowers on base & sign on house: computer generated. Butterfly bodies and sign 'hanger' were drawn with zig pen.




Next, we'll move on to the Grad Cap.  This was easy peasy!  Three pieces - the box (which can be used alone), the cap top, and the sentiment piece.  The Congratulations stamp is a Michael's $1 bin stamp, and the scroll is from a Doodle Pantry digi image set.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can purchase both of these templates at Creations by AR.  
Now, hop on over to Sue's Stamping Stuff to see her gorgeous creations!  

 Blog Hop Roster
Patti J. (that's me!!!)
Shirley Hotop, Guest Designer

Be sure to stop back on Friday to see if you are one of two lucky winners on my blog!!!

Hugs,
Patti J.

59 comments:

ursula Uphof said...

Looks like a very yummy grad. cap box.

Gra said...

The Grad Cup is beautiful!!!!
But the bird house is so sweet!!! I love it!!

Olga said...

OH My Stars!!!! I'm blown away, I love the bird house!!!!!

duckie said...

So whimsical and fun! I love this birdhouse!

Glittered Paws said...

Love how it turned out - you did some amazing landscaping around your fence and love the sign!!! How much fun was this to make.

Beate said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects!
Hugs and smiles

Netty said...

Loving your creations Patti especially the birdhouse, it looks fab. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Love the grad box!

Deb Wood
mapawood@grm.net

Tethered2Home said...

What a lovely way to give chocolates, Patti. Nicely done :D

Auntie Em said...

What sweet presentation boxes! I love the little bird house.
Is there a photo posted somewhere of the top of the grad hat?
You always do such lovely work.
Hope you are having a great week! :)

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the flowers on the box below your adorable birdhouse, and lovely finishing touches on the grad cap.

Deloris said...

Very fun gift boxes! Love the country feel to your birdhouse.

Iris said...

Awesome job! Love the two projects, they are so adorable! And I especially adore the secret compartments for the sweet treats! Ah! If I got one of those, I would have no idea there was something inside! It looks so cute and you did amazing with making them!

lisa808 said...

Such a cute bird house. Love the Home Sweet Home sign on it.

Donna said...

These are adorable, Patti. I love your color combination for the topiary. So spring-y! Just wonderful projects for the hop!

Gvendalen said...

o, this is so beautiful, the bird house is lovely.
Hugs, Helena

Lorie said...

Patti! You are so talented! I love the birdhouse and am so glad the hat is so easy as that is the one I'd like to win (or purchase if I haaavvve to--hehehe!)!

Photomama said...

Nice little gift box for the grad. Cute birdhouse box - so unique

Diana said...

That birdhouse is so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous projects Patti, love your birdhouse, such sweet colours together!

teamie Mandy
xx

Jessie said...

Wow, both projects are just amazing!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the new templates - I still can't belive you are cutting all these by hand - kudoos to you! Love your embellishing of the birdhouse and added diploma on the cap!

Krystal said...

Both proyects, very nice!

g said...

How cute are these! Beautiful work!

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. your Bird House Topiary is soooooo cute.. I love the papers.. and the sign!!

alienanessa said...

Wowy, your projects are wonderful!

Lizet Luna said...

Wow!!!, que bonitos y alegres proyectos... estan padrisimos... me encantan, sin duda amo la casita del pajarito!!!!

Auntie Em said...

There it is Patti! What a cute idea for a special grad. :)

micki542 said...

WOW cutting by hand! You did a great job. I like the papers you used on the bird house.Really cute. And the $1 stamp looks like it was made for the tag on the cap.

Marlou McAlees said...

oh wow!!! just adoring your creations with these fabulous templates :) TFS x

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful Pat!

Carole said...

I just love the birdhouse Patti and the grad cap box is darling too. Wonderful projects my friend. Hugs ... Carole xox

Danni said...

Love the birdhouse!! Wonderful creations!

Bethany said...

Oh, I wonder if I can find the Michael's Congratulations stamp too. And now I'm off to go check out Doodle Pantry. thanks!

Sue D said...

Great papers on the bird house and I like the simple decorations on the grad cap.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

scrapclose2theheart said...

Fab looking projects!

scrapclose2theheart said...

Fab looking projects!

Mary Roberson said...

The decorations you used on the birdhouse are darling! Those butterflies and the choice of colors you used make this pop!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun creation...love the pretty papers and that sign is so creative!!! Such great projects Teamie!

cyndi_b said...

home sweet home, my birdie would love to visit your topiary

Jess said...

OMY are so beautiful!!!!

Carmen said...

Love this... Defiantly a must. Hope I win LOL.

CraftinGranny said...

Wow, you been one busy lady. Awesome projects Patti and those little bird houses are so adorable. Fantastic job my friend. "Hugs"

Eva - Esaga said...

Preciosas y muy dulce, sobre todo la casita de pajaro
Besos

Jenn Zeeb said...

U really like the colors you choose for the bird house. I love bright colors.

Glenda Atkins said...

Two very wonderful creations, the grad box is perfect for this time of year (or very soon to be). Love them both.

patti said...

I really like how you did the birdhouse box,I could see myself using this design!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely fabulous projects! So creative!

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are totally cool creations! Love them both!

disneylisa said...

I'd certainly love to receive either as a gift.

Sue said...

Two great project, and love the colors you used on the birdhouse. Chocolate looks yummy too!!

Hugs
Sue

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Patti....your projects are all fabulous!!!! Love the candy box and the birdhouse but the graduation cap really caught my eye...what a perfect gift for a graduate!!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Adorable!! Love the birdhouse and that you can use the base separately too! The grad cap is awesome. What a great idea for putting $$$ for the graduate! TFS!@

Chelsea said...

Really cute projects!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Patti, these are fabulous! Must have taken you ages to cut all those pieces!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, am I impressed. What fantastic projects. Both are awesome. My favorite is the birdhouse. Incredible that you cut both out by hand.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Patti!! Gorgeous!! I just love the bird house!! You sure have been busy!!
hugs,
Chris

Maria Matter said...

Wowzers Patti, your creations are gorgeous hun!! so creative, love 'em both!
hugs & blessings!

Seleise said...

Great projects! I can't believe you cut all of that by hand! Awesome job!