Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden Journal and Seeds

ETA: I used Random.org to choose the Blog Candy winner -- congrats to #50, JenMarie!! JenMarie, email me or PM me through Splitcoaststampers so I can give you the code for your free mini set! :)

Hi there! You've made it to my stop on the My Favorite Things Release Blog Hop! If you've just come from my friend Carole's blog, welcome! If you haven't seen all the projects so far, go back to Kim's blog and start from there!

I used Spread a Harvest of Hope (illustrated by Annie LePoint) to create this garden journal and seed pack.

I covered a 5x5" art journal with paper and sanded the edges. The other panels on the front were distressed, and I added some machine stitching too. I colored the image with Copics and sponged around the edge of the image panel. The ribbon is from the Summer Collection Ribbon Nest, and the buttons are from the Cup o' Buttons Summer Collection.


I used my gift card holder template to make the seed packet. I used the same paper as on the journal, and I did some more machine stitching.

Inside the packet is a small cello bag filled with seeds. These are cilantro seeds, harvested from my own plants last year. It's a great way to "Spread a Harvest" to friends and family! :)

Well, you've made it through the MFT Blog Hop! I'm your last stop! Now it's time for the BLOG CANDY!! Just leave a comment here on this post for a chance to win! I'll randomly choose someone to receive a code for a free Mini Set ($9 value). Just think -- Bubble Bunny or Spread a Harvest of Hope could be yours free! Tomorrow (Wednesday, 7/15) at 9:00 pm Eastern I'll post the winner on the MFT Member Company Forum!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us! :)
Christina


76 comments:

Debbie said...

These were all totally awesome projects! Bubble Bunny is absolutely the best flopsey yet! I'm also loving the Spread the harvest! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful projects.
Debbie

H. said...

very cute!!

Linda said...

loved the blog hop!! on my way to purchase some new stamps!! =)

Dawn said...

All of the releases are fabulous! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Rebecca said...

Wow these sets are so cute!!! I love what everyone has done!! I think it will be a hard choice to pick a favorite set but the Spread a Harvest of Hope is proably my fav!

Donna Baker said...

what a fun idea! I love your homemade packet of seeds & your card is just sweet!

Chelle said...

I love all the new sets - bubble bunny & the garden set especially. Thanks for the chance to win!

StampOwl said...

wonderful project Christina

Barbara said...

Too sweet for words, Christina!!! Love the idea and the way you carried it out! Fantastic!

Joanne B. said...

Love it love it love it.
Amazing project, what a fun little seed packet.
And, guess what, I LOVE your paper selection! giggle!

Megan said...

Yayyy! You used the fun Cosmo Cricket paper that I didn't buy enough of!! :) Beautiful presentation and the hop was PERFECT!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow -- this is wonderful, Christina -- that paper fits the image perfectly. Super, super project!

Joy said...

omg omg, I loooove everything, my poor bank account........

Heidi said...

I'm really loving that bunny, but darn, those fruit projects are just irresistable!

KanataNewf said...

All of the projects along the hop were just great! Love the journal and the idea of the seed packet!

ScrappyKy said...

Great projects! This was one of the best blog hops ever! Thank you thank you!

Lisa T said...

Very pretty project!

Chris said...

Wowsers, so many great ideas. As usual a super blog hop.

Anonymous said...

Wowza!! Some great cards/projects throughout the BlogHop!! I like your card!! What a great way to "Share the Harvest"! :) I think Bubble Bunny is my fav, though. Super cute!!
Jenni King

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is UNREAL!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

Danielle Tetreault said...

This was an amazing blog hop full of fruity fun, relaxing bunnies and a flourish of flowers!
Thank you for the great hop and all the amazing creations.

I'm going to have to search the furniture for change to purchase the Spread a Harvest of Hope!

Thank you again,
Danielle

Jenny said...

All are so cute! Great job DT! Wow! I'd love the chance to win! Thanks!

Lisa Lynne said...

This is my first MFT blog hop! Great inspiration. AND I really appreciate the HTDT on COPICS.
Thanks for the fun.

Lisa (lakind) said...

What a great hop you MFT girls put on! All the cards/creations were just great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Annette Pagnusat said...

So many great cards, I may have to break my piggy bank. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Great new sets and FABULOUS projects/cards! You girls are amazing! Dana

artfulwhimsies said...

great new sets!! everyones cards and projects were soo inspiring! hope I win!

Tammy said...

Wowzer! I love these new sets and want to find out about the little brad used for the cucumber on the bunny in the tub on the first stop!!! Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Hargis said...

A seed packet holder!?! That is genius! :D I absolutely LOVE your book! I REALLY need to break out my bind-it-all. I have had it since Christmas and have NEVER used it! Sad huh?

Michele L. said...

christina,
these cards are just beautiful,... u really do have talent girl!!! I love the layout, color combom and coloring!
thanks for a chance to win! I already know what I would get as a mini set.
hugs,
michele

leenda said...

Amazing projects! MFT has an inspirational (enabling) I mean design team!

gcase1 said...

Beautiful creative work done by all of you participating in the blog hop. My favorite stamp is the floppy eared bunny. So cute!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I simply LOVE these new stamps...especially the harvest of hope...you all are soooo creative...
Thanks for the blog hop...it was really fun !
Sandy

Lisa said...

ohhhhh decisions decisions! I love both the bubble bunny and the wonderful harvest of hope.....I guess I will put both on my list

Marcee said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!

Brenda said...

Wonderful journal, beautiful.

Rene' Sharp said...

Your latest creations are stunning. That wheelbarrow stamp is gorgeous, the projects you have created with it are beautiful!!

Laura Thacker said...

Well, that was fun! I NEED the bubble set now!

Melody said...

Just love your set and that pretty journal!

Mary G. said...

WOW! Everyone did such a fabulous job with these new sets!! Now, I just need to decide which set I want to order first! :)

Michele Boyer said...

This is FABULOUS, Christina!! I love the journal and that little seed packet is SWEET!!! (It's even sweeter with cilantro...my favorite herb! YUM!)

Amy Johnson said...

What a wonderful journel and seed packet. So creative. Love the colors/papers, all the ribbon,and the buttons. Beautiful coloring on the image.

Tammy Murphy said...

I love this set~ spread a harvest of hope.... I could make so many beautiful cards with this~ Maybe I will be the lucky one.

AShu93 said...

I really like the colors of that paper & what a great idea for sharing seeds from your garden.

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your work, amazing.

Anonymous said...

The Bubble Bunny is my favorite stamp. Love your projects.
Kate

Jenn K said...

What a great blog hop with loads of inspiration!!

Gail said...

I love the new Flopsy set. I can't wait to get it!! All the creations on the hop were awesome!! TFS everybody.

Barbara1940 said...

Wow, great new sets and the cards on all the blogs were super! I really like the wheelbarrow filled with flowers, and I LOVE the fruit faces. Too cute.

JenMarie said...

Love the new stuff!!!!

Beautiful project!!

Jamie said...

Adorable project Christina!! I love the sets for the mid-month release they are fabulous.

Christy said...

Love the Bublle Bunny! Your blogs are my inspiraton for the day! You can make anyone smile and be thankful.

Linda Deline said...

Such a fun journey! Learned a few new tips too. Great job on the blog hop. And, I love your card and seed package. Got that marked down for the future. God bless.

Leslie Rodriguez said...

I love the new flopsey set. I think it's one of the cutest sets ever! Great blog hop, ladies.

Kerry J. said...

Beautiful Christina!! Your seed packet is awesome - I'm totally caseing it!! Amazing as usual!

Catherine said...

These projects are fabulous!!!! Just love the colors and all the yummy details! And thanks sooooo much for the gift card holder tutorial! I'll be putting that to good use!
TFS!

Tracey said...

This is all beautiful Christina! I love it all!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the blog hop and all the fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Oh My Gosh, what gorgeous stamping projects throughout this blog hop, the sets are wonderful and the projects were awesome. Thanks so much for joining in.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Robin said...

Great Project!!! This was a terrific Blog Hop - thanks for all the eye candy!!

Julie E said...

Cute idea to make the book and packet - the stitching detail is great!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible, Christina! Love, love, love that Cosmo Cricket paper - it looks absolutely smashing with this image! Your coloring is phenomenal!!

berylleonard said...

I love the wheelbarrow cards. Very different.
BerylLeonard@aol.com

Lady Liberty said...

I love your card Christina and what a lovely idea to include a packet of seeds from yuur own garden. I am absolutely loving all of the releases this month. You guys are really getting me in a lot of trouble with my DH. Oh well we must stamp to maintian our sanity. Thank you for all of the brilliant cards and a fun blog hop. Gloria

Bradlyn said...

I've never done a blog hop before; what fun this has been. Thanks for the sharing! Great productions...I really like the Spread a Harvest of Hope stamp and the Bubble bunny put a smile on my face...saying is soooo true! Thanks again,
Bradlyn

Alyssa said...

Ooh! I love this Christina! I've been meaning to make myself a gardening journal, so I can remember from year to year when I planted things, etc. This just may have kicked me into high gear (so I'm ready for next year {wink})

Karen said...

Bubble Bunny is the best yet. I have to have it, because I always make bath salts, candles, etc. for Christmas. Bubble Bunny is perfect for decorating the packages. Thanks for a great Hop.

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous set! I love it!

Lisa said...

Wonderful hop!!! The projects are so inspiring!
Thanks so much!

Mari Pearson said...

I love the fruity theme. I liked how you put the patterned paper and those colors together. I like the idea of the seed packet. Thank you. Mari

PatsyB said...

I just love all of your projects! OH to be able to dream up these ideas instead of just looking! Somehow a new stamp set brings out those creative juices so we will see! I love all of these stamp sets! Thanks for offering to share with us!

Erin Smetak said...

I so love your journal!!! What a great idea!!!

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Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christina!!! Those papers are wonderful with your image!!! What a wonderful gift to receive!

Alison said...

Wow, what a hop along the bubble bunny trail :-). Loved it! You are all such talented ladies and it gave me the chance to explore some new blogs. Thank you.