April Showers Bring May Flowers

The May Challenge over at Scrap It Girl is "May Flowers". Use flowers on your creations, cards, layouts, home decor--just pile on the flowers! Make sure you stop by Scrap It Girl and link up your creation! The prize package will be from me and it is shown at the bottom of this post.

I've been so anxious to share my project that I made for this challenge. 

It is a Mixed Media Canvas piece.  
(click on picture to see larger)

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated:
Simple Pleasures Paper Pack (retired)
Twilight, Desert Sand, Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Olive and Vanilla Cream cardstock
Flowers, leaves, flourish, letters, "lace" looking piece under family,
and the diamonds were all cut with the 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Glitz Glitter Gel, Bronze (Z1485) and Stardust (Z1313)
Timeless Charms (Z1689)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111)
Garnet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2121)
Sponge (Z697)
Edge Distresser (Z1297)
Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment (Z1096)
Ruler, (Z1471) this ruler has guided holes for evenly spaced stiching.
Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger
The red sprigs are from Joanne's floral department.
A small flower paper punch from Michaels that I have had forEVER--and had never used!!
The butterfly is a free download from Lisa Nazario-Gregory's blog What a Beautiful Mess. I've been a follower of Lisa's for quite sometime. Make sure you browse her blog, she has tons of flower tutorials and loads of inspiration!

Here is a close up of the floral cluster with butterfly.

Heart 2 Heart Challenges also has the flower theme for their May Challenge so I'm entering this over there. If you are using Close To My Heart product in your creation, you can enter over there too!

I also made a 4x4 card--just to show ya that your flowers don't have to be huge! These flowers were made with a regular hole punch and that little flower paper punch I mentioned above. Just add some bling to the centers and you have a real cute little flower!

 Supplies used for card:
Close To My Heart's Dotty For You Paper Pack
A Garden stamp set (A1119)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2105)
Tulip Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2366)
Heavenly Blue Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2326)
Lagoon Cardstock (X5762 or (X5904)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Sparkles, Bitty (Z1263) and Red, Pink, Purple assortment (Z1326)
This card was CASED from a talented card maker at Inking Idaho.

Now for the prize package:

Prize package includes:
Close To My Heart’s May Special, the Dotty For You paper pack
Filigree Charms set
Soft Suede Pinwheels
An assortment of paper and crochet flowers
Nine sheets of Die Cuts
Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month (not shown)

WoW--a lot of information!
If you want to go shopping click here!
Thanks for stopping by today,
hope you can make it a crafty one!


  1. Holy Cats, Lisa...what a GORGEOUS layout!!! Those flowers are just stunning! Also, love the little card - too cute! :)

  2. Lisa -

    Your mixed media canvas is simply gorgeous! Love the flowers, the glitz, the paper lace, the distressing, the faux stitching...everything!

    Thanks for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and sharing your wonderful art with us!

    Paige - DT

  3. Love both of your projects - they turned out just beautiful. The flowers on your layout are just gorgeous :) TFS


  4. Your canvas piece is outstanding! Everything is perfectly arranged and those flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing this very inspirational work with us at H2H!

  5. Wow your canvas is awesome...I have bought some but have not made anything with them yet...but this piece is inspiration. Love the flowers.