Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun? I know I am. Welcome to my blog and The {Stamps} of Life and Flower Soft blog hop. The two company's design teams are playing together for this hop!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 6 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs....

3 prize packages from Flower Soft and 3 stamp sets from The {Stamps} Of Life!!!! The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog and The {Stamps} Of Life blog on Wednesday July 14th. Good luck! :)

Flower Soft Blog Hop Card
I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with the Flower Soft. This was my first time to try it and I love it! I'm going to have to "invest" in some more colors of it! :) My card uses the new July stamp release called "summer4fun" by The {Stamps} Of Life. I'm always looking at my stamps trying to "think outside the box." So I used the beach ball images in this set to create "blooms". I was trying to do a sort of cactus flower. :) The sentiment is from the "banners4all" set. The Flower Soft colors I used on my card were Raspberry Fizz and Sage (both were the Ultra Fine). So how do you like my beachball "flowers???" :)

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and check out both The {Stamps} Of Life and Flower Soft TV for weekly videos, specials and product news.

Now it's time to hop and comment for your chance to win!
The Flower Soft Blog
Jeanne Streiff
Jacque Beddingfield
Deb Felts
Beverly Sizemore (you made it here)
Linda Beeson
Joana Studer
Rose Ann Reynolds
Laura Williams
Vicki Garrett
Tami Mayberry
Debbie Seyer
Gini Cagle
Stephanie Barnard

Don't forget to comment here for a chance to win the great prize from Flower Soft and The {Stamps} Of Life. Thanks for stopping by and visit again soon. :)

89 comments:

Vicki said...

Great work thinking outside the box!!

Deb said...

Yay! I'm glad you got your post up! Yes, these remind me of grafted cacti! I can see exactly where you were going with this! Love that you came up with such an original idea from a beach ball! Coolio!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fun! I love hops and seeing all the ideas. Add in a chance at candy, and I'm there!

isu.alum said...

Nifty, Nifty. Those balls turned into flower buds is very clever!!!

Kerry

Sue D said...

How clever--I never would have thought of turning beach balls into flowers! The flower soft really adds nice texture.

isu.alum said...

Clever, Clever. Those beach balls turned into flower buds is so clever. I wouldn't have thought of it. You Rock!

Julie L. said...

Cute card!

Julie L.

ribenaruby said...

Super creation, thanks for sharing!

denise.gaines said...

Beautiful

Barbara said...

I love to learn new ways to use the stamps I have. Great idea!!

Colleen and Keith said...

How creative, ispiring me to think outside the box, thanks!

Lillian Child said...

VERY interesting use of beach balls. Way to think outside the box!

eiyiyi said...

Cute and creative ... a perfect match!

linda m said...

wow...what a creative ideas for the beach balls...the flower soft really helps make them appear as real flower buds!

denise.gaines said...

What a different way to use the balls!

ma said...

Seriously...did you seriously use beach balls to make flowers??? Wow, they are fabulous!!!! Absolutely fabulous!!! I cannot wait to lift this idea!

Audrey said...

Love the card. I have never sed flower soft and am so looking forward to using it!

Miss Tami said...

I love that you were tinking outside the box - the blooms turned out great!

Liz said...

very creative

Rose Ann said...

Very creative and fresh, Beverly! Love your touches with the Flower Soft too!

Rose Ann (Flower Soft DT)

Susan said...

This is my first hop, I love it.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

great way to use the beach balls!

Casey said...

Nice job thinking outside the box!

Pat said...

Great way to think outside the box!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card.

Rhonda said...

what a creative way to use the beach balls,very cute!

Jessica said...

Very creative use of beach balls! It never would have occured to me! Thanks for sharing

lindagk23 said...

I love how you used the beach balls! And I really love how the Flower Soft just added to it. Thanks for sharing. Linda
lindagk23@aol.com

pcrusberg said...

Really pretty card. Love the color combo. Thanks!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the stems! Neat blog!

Lynna said...

Out of the box indeed! Love it. TFS

marla said...

A fun card and great way to "think outside the box". I have a hard time doing that.

Vicki said...

Lovely card.

KaTrina said...

Blog hop #5 - What a cute idea, I would have never thought of that! - KaTrina

chignon said...

Your cactus flowers are great, very creative use of beach balls! I am going to look at my stamps in a new way and try to challenge myself to think outside the box!

RxDrMom said...

Thanks for the "out of the box" inspiration- great idea. I'm always looking for different ideas to use my stamps.

camero said...

Pink is my favorite!!

nancy said...

WowI really need to think outside the box----from beach balls to flowers----very clever---TFS---Nancy

Gaby Seminario said...

wow, I love to see that thinking out of the box...it's a great idea. Love it

Cyndie said...

What an ingenious idea, using beach balls to make flowers! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Patti J said...

What a darling card!!! You are SO clever!

sandyh said...

very clever way to use your stamps! i love seeing innovation!
sandyh

wendyp said...

LOVE those flowers! Very creative!

jfkthemom said...

Love the blooms! Once again you come up with a fabulous card idea! TFS

grammiej said...

Love your card especially the colors your used! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Rosemary said...

fun card!!

Tracey said...

Great card! So pretty!

just jennifer said...

love the card, it's beautiful!

Tanya said...

So clever using the beach balls. I always try to think outside the box too, but never really happens, lol. Great card. :)

Anonymous said...

So unique. What an original idea!

Mary Lou said...

I was in Arizona in April and Once you stated cacti--yup I agree~~extremely interesting:)
blessings

Kate said...

That was a great card -- I want to play with Flower Soft too! it seems so fun!! your cacti almost give me an idea to do a tootsie pop kind of lollipop.....thanks!

Vickie Lee said...

Love your card. What a creative idea to use beach balls to make flowers. Very stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

2amscrapper said...

very clever!

Kristy said...

You are incredibly talented in your eye for the unusual - I would have never thought to use the balls that way. Great job!

Alaine said...

Neat. Thanks for a chance to win!

Snips of Time said...

Loved your cactus flowers!! They are awesome!!

Lori said...

Really like how you used the beach balls - that would have never occured to me! Awesome.

Jen said...

Kept looking and lookind your card until I realized you used the beach balls. Wow - that's really thinking outside of the box!

Robin said...

So creative! What a great way to expand the use of your stamp sets.

KatieH said...

Can't wait to explore more of your blog. thanks

craft_princess said...

So pretty!

Alexis said...

Very different card. I would not have thought to use the flower soft that way. Great job!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Unusual, fun card...can't wait to play with my Flower Soft now!

Robin said...

How ingenious! Way to think creatively.

Gina said...

What a fun idea! Love how you used the balls to make flowers and with the texture too! Awesome!

Sandy said...

Wow! I didn't know they were beach balls until you told me. They look like cactus flowers to this Connecticut lady. Love the flower soft highlights!

shari said...

Great card, I like how you think out of the box. Shari (cricutrookie)

Babeboicali said...

look at that.great card. love the colors. my wife would like this one. keep up the good work.. always looking for new ways to stamp.. thanks

Vesta said...

Very inventive use of a beach ball.

moloneyat said...

Your cactus flower looks really cool Bev and I can't wait to try flowersoft out now!!!
Thankyou for the chance to win TracyM :)

Maryann said...

You´ve sure done a great try, if this is your first? Then I´ll love to see, what you´ll make, when you´ve done a 100 more ha ha ha. It´s awesome hun.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Louise said...

Super cute card

casey22 said...

oh! I love this card!

Blogs said...

Way to be creative!! Love the colors, too.
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Esme said...

Glad to see you enjoyed your first FlowerSoft experience!! It looks great!

Esme xx

HazelQ said...

Ohh how fun, a simple and cute card :) thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs
Hazel

Wendy said...

I can see I need to buy some Flower Soft!

Jenny V. said...

Lovely card and love the image.

Yvonne said...

I adore the way you have used the stamps "your" way.. so different. Loving this way so much!

Anne said...

Lovely card great idea with the beach ball stamp so whats that i need now toffee & pink fizz might have a recipe by the end of the hop lol

Jannarama, aka Jann H Schott said...

Unique way of using the beach balls!

Villa said...

My first hop & I'm excited to share all the great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Clever use of the "beach balls"! Thanks for sharing with us!

SueB said...

I'm lovin' the way you think outside the box on this card - thanx for the inspiration and the blog candy opp!

Paula said...

This is such a fun hop - lots of wonderful ideas on every blog!

Lynne in NI said...

Very clever - I'd never have thought of using beachballs to make flowers! Lovin the flower soft accents too!

Anonymous said...

wow! The beach ball flowers are so creative and I am loving all the ideas for flower soft, I have to have some.

Colleen said...

Very original - im looking forward to playing with my stamps and some flower soft too