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Friday, May 01, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge, Relax Rejuvenate, Be Inspired

Well gang the long wait is over the Spa week-end is here so let the fun begin to start off here is a picture of my flower

Azalea's

Now do you want to know why I picked Azalea's well for one thing I have a yard filled with them and when they bloom I know that spring is finally here and I am able to get outside and enjoy the rebirth all around me, so I hope you enjoy the picture I shared and be sure and grab the name of my flower because you are going to need it to be eligible for the drawings.


Now I am suppose to tell you what I do to relax there are lots of things I enjoy doing and that are so relaxing for me first is crafting I find it very relaxing, I also love taking a walk back in the woods with my husband, a quick nap perks me right up and in the evenings while watching TV a hot cup of spiced Chai tea hits the spot.

I get inspiration from so many places love surfing blogs and the DT at Cuttlebug Challenges really gives me lots and lots of inspiration. Thanks girls.

I also have a project I did for the blog hop to share with everyone I decorated a small basket and made some bath goodies to go in it hope you like.

I made the soap, lotion, and bath salts to go in this basket the weaved part of the basket was dry brushed with turquoise paint and I painted the handle and rim with same paint cut piece of designer paper Nana's Nursery Baby Girl DCWV to glue on top the flower was die cut from the daisies sizzix SU ran through the cuttlebug using Swiss Dot added glitter and glimmer mist to it. Stamped little flowers around the rim than added crystal's to the centers. Close up of my basket


Close up of the flower

Okay I guess I have kept you at my blog long enough here is what you are suppose to do now as I said earlier grab the name of my flower leave me a comment also you need to follow my blog and you will be eligible to win some awesome prizes but you have to do this at each blog on the list you can find a list of all the prizes on the Cuttlebug Challenges Blog from sponsors and DT.

Have fun the next 3 days


Now off to your next blog hop on over to see Eveline




129 comments:

cpbunch said...

Beautiful basket and flower! Loving the blog hop so far!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OH wow Beth!! What a beautiful basket and that flower is just gorgeous!! :) Love your flower pic too!!

Wanda said...

Your amazing what a beautiful basket.
Lots of Hugs

Christina said...

Lovely basket and flowers! Subbed to you thru google reader. Thanks!

Karen said...

Love Azaleas! Love your little project, and the way you embossed your flower on top of it! Thanks for joining us on this fabulous Spa Weekend event Beth!

-Karen

java diva said...

You made that?! Wow!

ellen s. said...

oh i have loads of azaleas in our yard...they are beautiful and easy to take care of ;) beautiful project!

jeanie nieva said...

i love how you embossed this flower. will try it out myself. thanks for sharing. :)

jeanie nieva said...

p.s. there seems to be a problem ion my end viewing your followers box so i subscribed to your blog via google reader. i hope that is ok. :)

Mimi said...

I just moved from Savannah and when I saw your flower, I was a touch homesick...who would have thought! Your azaleas are beautiful!!

Ellen said...

What a wonderful relaxation pack you made! I love your azalea's too!

Ellen

joni said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love it!!! Happy NSD!

Julie said...

What a sweet basket

JillyBelly said...

nice job on the basket Beth! ;)

Meda said...

Hi Beth,

I am so glad you could join us for this fun weekend! I love your flowers!

Jen said...

cute basket!!! Great goodies :)

Tonya said...

Beautiful project!

We have the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC every year (30 minutes away from me). It is a fabulous time and so many beautiful Azalea's to be seen. >:0) Come on down! *grin*

Terrie B x said...

Fab creations!!!I am following!!!
Have a great weekend:)♥
`Thanks`:)for a great Blog Hop

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, love the basket and how clever are you making the soap and bath salts to go inside.

You are an inspiration xx

silvia said...

I planted azaleas in front of my house. Love your painted basket and your handmade flower is gorgeous!!

Liz said...

Love the amazing basket!

anne2411 stempelträume said...

tolle Korb...und erstmal die Blume echt Klasse


lg anne

akagreenhouse said...

Azaleas are beautiful! I love them!

.................... said...

I'm now a follower!

Baba said...

Beth, your basket is just lovely!

MMG said...

Beth -- wow wow wow! How gorgeous!

I cannot wait to see more of your work, now that I'm following your blog!

BishopsMommie said...

wow..your basket is really cute.. I need to try and create something like that.. thanks for sharing

Regina said...

that basket is adorable! I love azalea's too!

butlerfly24 said...

Gorgeous basket!!

Daniela said...

That basket is beatufiul!

Cheryl said...

Simply amazing! I love your azalea, mine are doing fairly well. I LOVE, love, love your basket. That flower on top is magnificant. My favorite die and the fact that you embossed it is wonderful. Can't wait to see it in person.

Linda said...

Your basket is so lovely and the flower is just AMAZING!!

connie said...

I became a follower. I have Azalea's too and love them. Love your basket.

Beth Norman said...

I really like the basket you put together. I think you are a professional blogger, and web participant. You go girlfriend!

Colleen said...

That is just stinking cute, I love it. Great job and very creative.

artycrafty said...

thats a amazing basket

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Love the basket! thanks for the fun blog hop!

Mandy said...

I love your blog you've given me so many great ideas.

Calie said...

What a beautiful basket!

Nathalia Castellon said...

I'm so glad to have you joining us this weekend Beth! Your flower is a beauty and the spa basket looks divine! :)

Kay said...

What a lovely basket; thanks for sharing it with us!

Kelli said...

What an adorable basket, keep it up!

Chloe said...

You are so lucky to have those beautiful flowers blooming in your garden! They look gorgeous!

Enjoy the Spa Weekend!

craftylin said...

Love how you decorated the basket---the flower is beautiful.
Linda Peterson

Helen F. said...

Love your flower choice - I am also jealous cause I don't have any azalea bushes in my yard. Love your basket~oh so pretty!
Signed up as a follower, off to the next blog~this is such fun, Thanks!

Sharon said...

Great basket. Such talent!!

lisa808 said...

Your basket is gorgeous! What a great job you did on it.

Lynda said...

Great job with the sizzix daisy.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a neat basket!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Mary Jean said...

love your basket! the blog hop is great!

Debra Johnson-King said...

That's very pretty. Great flower

EstherNZ said...

Beth, you do beautiful work. Thank you for sharing :)

Amber said...

Beth I'm so happy you joined us for the blog hop!!! You are just so inspiring...what an adorable basket, you're just so talented! I love azaleas and they are also a sign for me that Spring is really here!!!
Hugs
Amber

Arlene B. said...

LOVE love the flower you created for the top of your basket! I will have to look into some of the Sizzix dies soon. Thank you for the blog hop.

Katarina said...

The basket is so adorable!
Great blog you have. I love how you decorated the birdhouse. I actually have one that I need to paint. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise said...

That basket is so cute...the flower is AWESOME!! Love it and love your blog! Thanks for playin along in the bloghop.

Brenda said...

Azaleas are just beautiful this time of the year in my neck of the woods. But then I love anything that blooms.

Also like your blogspot. I'm retired and still can't keep up with the young designers.

inkpressed said...

Beth, I have been stalking your blog for w while now! Gotta love me! You are the most talented and creative person I know. Ramona

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, I just love that basket, especially the cuttlebuggin on the pink flower!.........deanna

www.girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com

Carol Ann said...

Love your basket great work. I have a miniature azalea bush as you say it's great when it comes out because spring is finally here!

Greta said...

Very pretty gift basket! Thanks for the fun blog hop! :)

Sheila D said...

Ooo, love your basket of goodies. Especially love your flower. Never thought of cuttlebugging my flower. Adds a lot of texture.

Reneeromero said...

I love that flower, so pretty

Susan McRae said...

Azaleas are so beautiful!!

Janet said...

You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Oh wow, what a cute little basket. This is def. something to make for my mother for Mothersday! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Great blog!
Sandra :-)

I2BZ2W8 said...

I love your baskets and azellas

Diane said...

Thanks for you blog visit. Beautiful basket.

Eveline said...

That basket looks so good!
Lovely flowers.
Eveline.

Britiney said...

What a beautiful basket! Lovely job.

Dawn W said...

Your projects are awesome!!! Great job!

Chris said...

Pretty basket...this is FUN

Foxcraft said...

Your basket project is adorable! Thanks for sharing

Dawn said...

What a pretty basket, I am having so much fun blog hopping.

Brooke - in Oregon said...

YEs, spring is trying to be here but it sure is having a hard time! lol Love the flower on your basket!!! How did I get so far behind with my comments on your blog? WOW you have been busy as usual :)

sandyh said...

boy, i'd love to see your yard! that's how i feel about my peonies!
looks like wonderful blog candy and i LOVE the flower on top of your basket!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Traicee said...

Your project is beautiful- so is your blog!!!

*BJ* said...

Wonderful bog.. thanks

Melissa said...

Beautiful can't wait to stop back and look at more of your work. Thanks -Melissa

samiam said...

cute basket. Love all the great ideas.

Debbie said...

Love the flower!

SMK said...

blog hops rock :)

nanalady said...

Hi Beth! Your basket is beautiful. This is such great fun - thanks so much! Your site is an inspiration.

PaperDreams said...

Wow the Flower on the basket ist unbelievable, I whis I could do this to

Viviana Martínez said...

I love that basket. it looks like a lots of work and you did it just perfect.

Melissa said...

I love your basket! It's SO cute! Glad I found your blog!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

That basket and flower are gorgeous! I love how the swiss dots looked on the flower - I need to try that. Thanks for doing this!

gram2three said...

Great basket, thanks for sharing your talents.

scrapinnannyof5 said...

Just dropped in to say hi. Nice Blog will be back to look around grvdger@suscom-maine.net

Smullis said...

I absolutely LOVE your basket...great job!

Angela Laurie said...

Love the basket!! How cute, what a great idea!

stampinsueco said...

Your basket is darling. You are so lucky to have all those azaleas in your yard.

kreativeimagination said...

Lovely spa basket. Happy NSD!
I am your follower now. Have a great weekend!

LISA said...

Such a beautiful basket.

Ladybug said...

I live on Azalea street, so know how beautiful they are! Love your blog!!

Christi said...

You are very talented! I love the basket, especially the flower...gorgeous!

Jewls said...

Hi Beth :)
Who wouldn't love such a gorgeous basket of bath goodies.

KerrynF said...

Beautiful basket!! Love your blog.

JanetintheJaw said...

OMG! I love the daisy flower on your basket! Amazing! Happy NSD!
Cheers.....

Lyn S said...

Hi Beth, your basket and the goodies are gorgeous......I just love the flower on top of the basket!

Savor the Journey said...

What a fabulous basket creation! I've never tried to makes soaps ... yours look yummy!
I must share ... I spent summers as a young girl with my adored Aunt & Uncle in California. They owned 3 floral nurseries, and later converted one to wholesaling Azaleas! I've pruned many a starting little plant ... and savored many varieties for sure!

~Bev

jinxi~ aka angi said...

That flower you made ROCKS.. omgosh its soooo pretty!

My husband asked me what those pretty bright flowers were today.. hehee.. I said azaleas.. He said.. I want some! haaa

Chrissie said...

Lovely goodies, beautiful flowers.
Chrissie

Daintry said...

Love the embossed flower! And I love the fishy card!! Great work! Thanks for the chance to win, and for participating in the blog hop!

Donna said...

Love your basket...especially the flower on top. I relax by crafting, reading and playing in my garden.

Cottagerca said...

Very cute and colorful blog spot!!!

ava

NANCY said...

LOVE THE FLOWER ON YOUR LITTLE BASKET!

Carol B said...

Great basket. Just bought the die to make the flower. Now you have inspired me to make a spa basket of my own.

I relax by crafting with my 5 yr old grandaughter. She loves to crank the handle on the cuttlebug. It is such a delight to see the look on her face when the finished product comes through.

Make yourself a GREAT day!

Lisa McDowell said...

You have some beautiful creations.. I like to go on walks also...

TraceyT said...

Beautiful flower work!!

Brit Swiderski said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

DI HERBERT said...

more lovely ideas thank you

Anonymous said...

Azaleas are so pretty. Great blog.

Crystal said...

beautiful flower and basket. I am enjoying this blog hop!

Patricia St Martin said...

I love this. Wonderful gift.

Veronica said...

Hoppin on by! Have a great Sunday!

Shelley said...

Elvis... ya! I love your creativity on your site. Awesome. ~ Shelley

Brianna B said...

Pretty! I'll be back to see what more inspiration you have!

ALLY said...

What a sweet little basket beth!

bevyb said...

Love the basket, I'm a follower so I'll be back. Enjoying the blog hop, so many creative stops along the way...on to the next

Nancy G. said...

Right now my husband is in Iraq so the only me time I have is at night after they are asleep. I have a 6 year old a 1 1/2 year old and one on the way. One of the ways I like to relax is make a bowl of pasta with marinara sauce and watch one of my fav movies. Not very healthy maybe but very relaxing.

Rona said...

I bet your yard is beautiful! We visited an azalea/dogwood farm last weekend and took pictures it was gorgeous. It feels like spring (even though it's still a little cold) when the azaleas are blooming! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Susan said...

what a beautiful basket!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Gosh you've created some wonderful projects the recipe box, baby gift and the spa gift! WOW!!

Brit in MN said...

Wow, okay I love the baby gift box! The flower on top of the basket is pretty awesome too!

Kim Marie said...

Beautiful Blog! Thanks for the hop!
Kim Marie

SanDslnrs said...

Wow your basket is so pretty! I love the flower.

Thanks for the hop!
Sandy

Rebecca said...

beautiful basket. i love azaleas too--we had them in our front yard when I was growing up.

Shirley said...

I am not surprised at the comments you got! How elegant, fun, and so pretty too! Wow!