Daily Inspiration

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Wings and Blooms Blog Hop

Today I am so excited to be participating in this super fun Blog Hop at Crafting By Designs and what a great way to get into the "Spring of Things" than to create wonderful crafts using things with wings and things that bloom.  That's what is all about today as you follow along with us as we share some inspiration with you.

I'm sure you've had lots of inspiration so far and if you're hopping in the right order you should have just arrived from Aletha JaneWilliams site AJS Designs  . Hopefully you've started at the beginning but if not you can always hop back in line by starting at the beginning site with Doris at Moms Been Scrappin.

Today I am sharing with you a few precious designs that I hope will inspire you to make something special.  My first project was from items that were going to be sold in a grab bag by a friend of mine.  She was selling these items "dirt" cheap because she was trying to get rid of them.  I am definitely an underdog when it comes to rescuing unwanted crafts with potential ..."another crafters trash...another crafters treasure."  A plain wooden birdhouse on a stick and a blue dented watering pail...it had artsy written all over it. My favorite part about this project was using my white resin birdcage (by Prima) that is in the center of the birdhouse.  Here's my finished project:
A sweet little project and the nest is loaded with goodies.

For the things with wings there is a butterfly and roses for the blooms & my sweet little resin birdcage.
Nestled in the nest are feathers and eggs with glitter and a few crystals
Just a little added touch to the dented part of the can...a loverly butterfly
My next project for the Wings and Bloom Hop is a twist on what was going to be a card but I thought it was cuter as embellishment for a gift bag.  This was a great project! I started out making a cupcake card and decided it was too big bulky so I added more stuff and used the cupcake for a bag.  Here's the finished project:
Completed yummy cupcake bag...3 lushes layers of trim
Lovely rosette Bloom with wooden "happiness" tag and twine bow
More blooms with pink heart centers...totally sweet

We have a wonderful giveaway for participating in this Wing and Bloom Hop. One lucky blog hopper will have a chance to win a package of goodies!!  All you have to do is visit each blog and leave a comment no later than 11:59 pm Monday March 19th and a winner will be picked using random.org and posted on Tuesday, March 20th.  
 I sure hope you enjoyed looking around and maybe even got some inspiration!  Don't stop here, now it's time to hop on over to Suzanne Russell by clicking here for more inspiration.

After viewing all of the Wing and Bloom Blogs and you feel inspired we sure would love to see some of that creativity at the Crafting By Design site and you can do that by posting your creations here
In case you get lost along the way, here's the whole blog hop line up:

Doris at Moms Been Scrappin 
Tammy Smith at Cuttin’ and Stampin’ 
Cindy Leek at Papers Pads and Pictures
Julia Vazquez at Papers and Scraps Creations
Sharon Duff at Sharons Scrappin
Chrissie Tobas at Harvestmoon Papiere
Rene van Wyk at Life in the Craft Lane
Aletha Jane Williams at AJ’s Designs
Your HERE Tammy Martinez at Whimsically Me
Suzanne Russell at Beauty and Blessings
Beth Pollack at Mossberry Cottage
Berni Cuttino at Chasing the Dream
Deb Fortin at Paper Arts and Other Crafty Things
Gwen T at Wind Chimes and Lilacs
Theresa Gerber at Crafts Friends and Angels
Susan Janicki at StampersBest
Gloria Suave at Globug Ideas
Yvonne Spinks at One Creative Momma 
Blessings and Happy Hopping!!


  1. Tammy, these projects are just gorgeous! Love them both. The birdhouse is so pretty and the cupcake is super cute!!!

  2. Hi, Tammy,
    What can I say, but, "Wow!" Your projects are just adorable!!! I'm so glad you're sharing your wonderful creations with the crafting world!!
    Have a happy day,

  3. Hello Tammy,
    WOW, the birdhouse is so amazing. So much detail.

  4. Tammy my head is just spinning = what fantastic projects! I am definately going to case the water can project because I've got one sitting in my garage just like that. Gorgeous!! Hugs, Doris

  5. What awesome projects, great designs and details. Spring is in the air, can I take your watering can and sprinkle some love on my flowers

  6. These projects are terrific. I LOVE the watering can. You have given me an idea to preserve a bird house that I have! :o)

  7. Hi Tammy! Love your sweet birdhouse sculptures. The watering can surely gets me thinking Spring. Thanks for the inspiration!. Love your blog music too! Bless you. :)

  8. Awesome work!! Sp creative. I,m glad I came this way!!

  9. Tammy what great projects! I have to admit that birdcage with the watering can stole my heart!

  10. Tammy, my jaw has just hit the keyboard! I don't know where to begin. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with all of us!

  11. My gosh, your 1st project is truly inspiring - beautifully crafted! The gift bag is too cute.

  12. Tammy, I'm a bit lost for words, fabulous is a bit of an understatement for your first project...wow, it's gorgeous. And very clever!
    The cupcake bag is so cute & pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  13. Aw, Tammy, these projects are unbelievable. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  14. Eeeeeeeeeee! I ADORE that can! Amazing job - I am so inspired!!!

  15. Love the cupcake card. Thanks for sharing.


  16. Both projects are truly spectacular. So much attention to detail. Great textures and embellies!
    Happy to be hopping along.

  17. what a clever way to combine this blog hop's theme! I love your creations, and I'm so inspired. My husband loves the music. I had to open another web tab so he can listen to it:)
    Thank you for sharing your creativity!
    Francis Ames, AmesCrafts.Blogspot.com

  18. Tammy I love your birdhouse! So creative and beautiful! And that bag is equally gorgeous!

  19. I love the gift bag idea! And even better that it's made into a cupcake; that's so adorable! :)


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