Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SUStars Blog Hop April 2011

Welcome to my blog! The SUStars April Blog Hop starts on Saturday, but I'll be at camp so I'm posting early. If you're here early, come back over the weekend!

If you are following our Hop, you should have arrived from FancyNancyKay's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning, click here. SUStars is a Yahoo!Group just for SU! demos. If you're interested in joining us, click here.

This month our Blog Hop theme is ABC - Anything But a Card. These are some cute tin pails I found at the Dollar Spot at one of my favorite stores. You know the one, I'm sure!

The pails are decorated using our exclusive Island Floral Big Shot die. I used Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight card stocks. The Tempting Turquoise flowers are sponged with Pacific Point classic ink. The Pumpkin Pie flowers are sponged with Tangerine Tango. The Melon Mambo flowers are sponged with Melon Mambo ink. The white and yellow center flowers are sponged with Daffodil Delight.

After sponging them, I curled each petal around my finger for some dimension.

The flowers are held together with a silver brad. The leaves are stuck on with Glue Dots, and each entire flower is stuck on the pail using a hot glue gun.

I tied Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbons around the handles for the final touch. I wish we still carried Tempting Turquoise grosgrain!

If anyone is local to me and would like one of these pails, I am selling them for $5 each. I am raising funds for my Relay for Life walk next month. I have four left!

Blog Candy: Would you like some of these flowers to play with? I'll make a packet of flowers and send it to one lucky person who comments on this post!

Your next stop on the hop is Bluegrass Stamper's Studio. You'll love her work!

Happy Hopping!


  1. Great idea!
    These would make great Easter baskets.
    Thanks for sharing your idea.

  2. Your pails are adorable. As Elizabeth said, so bright and cheerful and definitely fun!

    Good Luck on your Relay for Life!

  3. These are precious. They'd be cute for a summer birthday party.

  4. Those are adorable, what a great idea! Off to continue on the hop, thanks for sharing! Deb

  5. What a great idea for a favor or Hostess gift! And great Spring colors.

  6. Love these adorable little buckets! What a great gift to share for Spring ;)

  7. Oh, I love these buckets, they are just precious. They would look great as a place setting for my Easter dinner next week. I would love to win a packet of your flowers so I can use them on my roomies presents for convention. (Tee Hee)

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy