March 20, 2015

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Spring has Sprung

I've joined up with some other fabulous demonstrators to bring you a dose of monthly inspiration. This month we are going to inspire you to celebrate the coming of SPRING! It is finally here in MN and I couldn't be more thrilled. This weekend we bought my DD her first bike and took her out for a ride- she did so fantastic and the weather was PERFECT for it (although the bike was Frozen themed- anyone else see the irony there :) ). But now I digress.

I've had in my mind what I wanted to make for you today for quite some time... in fact I started working on it while winter was still in full force. And let me tell you- boy was that confusing to my mind to be working on this nice cheery spring project and then battle out the elements later the same day :) Are you ready to see it? (Make sure you click it so you can see it nice and big!)

Isn't it darling? The Hello You thinlit was just begging me for a good cause to say 'hello' to :) And who can resist a darling butterfly!

All of the 'stamping' for this project was actually done in MDS :) If you have visited Swift Thinkin before I'm sure you're not surprised ;) When I saw the Painted Petals stamp set was available digitally I was over the moon excited! It is one of my favorite products in the spring catalog and now I could use it in MDS too! Squeal!!

When I create hybrid with MDS I like to make sure the finished project has lots of dimension. And just take a look at all the yummy layers in this one.

The letters are actually from a font on my computer in MDS- and to get them to really pop off the cards I actually printed out an extra copy and fussycut them by hand. I'm not normally much for cutting, but I really wanted the effect it would give and I'm so glad I did it. Although... this does fuel my wish for an e-cutter ;)

Last but not least I'll leave you with a close up of some of the details. Enjoy!

Now hop on over to the next blog. I'm sure Kristine has something amazing in store for us.

Or if backwards is your thing, then hop this way instead:

Flutterby again soon!

Note: I created this project and blog post before the announcement this week that MDS would soon be leaving us. I understand why this must be so, but am very saddened by the news. If you too are an MDS lover please be sure to back up your program and digital downloads. As I work through how I will close this chapter on MDS I will be sure to pass along information to you all via this blog.

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Sue Lehrer said...

Amazing banner!

Susan Campfield said...

What a fun home decor piece! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Bauwin said...

Love the banner.
Honored to be part of the blog hop with you.
Linda Bauwin - CARD-iologist

kristine lutrario said...

What a happy way to welcome Spring!

Unknown said...

Wow, wow and WOW! Fantastic Banner! Happy to be hopping along with you!

Jen said...

OMG love this banner! So creative!! thank you so much for the inspiration!


Colleen Vassos said...

Love your banner, Amber-great details!

Lynn Streifert said...

Hi Amber- I absolutely LOVE your banner- and am in awe of all you have accomplished in MDS. I'm saddened also about the decision to discontinue MDS line, but I will continue to use it as well. Backing up is a great idea. Looking forward to how you "transition". thanks for the incredible inspiration!