One of my very favorite places to shop online is with a company calledPapertrey Ink. Their products areamazing and their design team provides me with so much inspiration. While shopping a few days ago I noticed they were hosting a Blog Hop. What is a Blog Hop you ask??? A project challenge is issued on the 15th of each month and participants have until the 25th to complete it. They then post the completed project on their blogs and invite all other participants to take a peek. This months challenge was to complete a card with the "Total Package"--- meaning create a card as well as the interior and the envelope using at least one product of Papertrey Ink. I have never participated in anything like this before but I am so inspired by these products I thought I might give it a try. I completed three cards and am so excited to share them with you. All three cards are created using the new stamp setBaby Button Bits. I adore all of the images in this set and had so much fun completing this challange.
The next card I completed using the little cupcake stamp. I added a bit of fabric that matched this stamp so perfectly........
My third card was created using the little baby bee stamp.
Thank you to all of the "Blog Hoppers" for stopping by my blog tonight. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I can't wait to meet all of you and see what you have created.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.