Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop


Welcome to the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  
 You should have arrived from PAM.  If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning.  We don't want you to miss any of the fun!
We will be showcasing Spring like projects or projects with a rain or flower theme! In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a gift card from either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  
The winner will be announced Wednesday, Apirl 24th on Miranda's blog! 
What a fun day to have an April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog's MY birthday today so PLEASE  leave a Happy Birthday  comment after you take a moment to see what I created.

My middle Grand daughter Lila had her very 1st Father Daughter dance at her Pre-school and I couldn't wait to create a lay out to remember this sweet moment. Her Daddy bought her a pink corsage and they had such a wonderful time. She was so excited to get all fancy and wear her pretty dress and bow in her hair.
I used K and Company paper and matching embellishments as well as floral ribbon from Costco. Bling brads and Viva Decor Pearl Pens and of course my fav Stickles glitter, completed the page in no time.

Love the special quote..... double click on pic.

Thanks for stopping by and since it's my birthday, I'm going to hand out some blog candy. Please ,make sure you
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* let me know your MOST favorite lay out sketch challenge blog that inspires you.
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HUGE thanks to Miranda for asking me to be in this totally fun hop!

Here's the APRIL SHOWERS line up so you don't get wet trying to find the next stop!

Miranda -


Pam -


Angela - NEXT STOP

Ashley W -


Robin -

Vicki -

Sarah -


Patti -

Tara -



Sarah Mae -

Mary Ann -

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  1. Oh wow what a gorgeous page. Love the pink and green and the oh so cute subjects.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Such a beautiful way to capture the memory of that! :) She's such a doll!

  3. Happy Birthday Claire! Your page is so adorable!

  4. Your layout is very pretty. TFS.

  5. Cute layout! Happy Birthday

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  6. love your layout!! I am a follower! Love your blog. ;). I don't have a layout challenge blog really. I sure do need to get to scrap-booking though!

  7. Happy Birthday!! Stunnning LO you have made!! Must be a proud little girl!!

  8. This is so pretty. Love your layout. The colors and your granddaughter are beautiful.

    Happy Birthday to you!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  9. Great layout! and a VERY Happy Birthday to you!

  10. Another fabulous LO by a FABULOUS lady. How sweet, a Father-Daughter dance. LO is as always beautiful. You know I love the colors they are so you. Great design. Love that flower. Lila is adorable as always. Your son looks just like his mom.

    Hope you are having a GREAT BIRTHDAY my friend.

    Love and Hugs

  11. Wow!! Love your layout and such fun photos and colors!! And hoping you have a very happy birthday, too!! Am your newest follower! Enjoy!

  12. What a sweet sweet LO. I just love the photos of your granddaughter with her dad. what a big event for a little girl. The design of the LO is great. And the papers are perfect and compliment her cute dress and flower. I am loving that flower ribbon you used. I need to go to Costco and see if I can find some. I am a follower.

  13. Happy birthday. You did a good job on your project.

  14. Very pretty and colorful layout! Hope you are enjoying your birthday. I am a follower. I don't have a favorite sketch challenge blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  15. Precious layout. Love the sweet colors. Happy Birthday!

  16. Happy Birthday - your layout is just so cute!! I see that you are a yorky owner! I have three and a litter of 4 pups! They are like potato chips aren't they? You can't stop at one! I'm not a big challenge layout person..:( But when I need inspiration I like to use the books from CTMH - they always have something new and interesting.

    Patti Ross

  17. Great layout,Very pretty,Love your colors,great family photos,I'm a new follower,

  18. Wow, what a GREAT layout! The pictures are so adorable and how fun to scrap such a fun event for your Granddaughter! I love it!
    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!!
    Sherrie K

  19. How sweet and special. What a wonderful way to connect with a child. The LO matches her outfit.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  20. I love this layout! I am happy to become a new follower! I don't follow a layout challenge, If I need some inspiration I go to my Pinterest board of layout sketched and browse!
    Happy Birthday!

  21. Great layout. What a sweet occasion too. Happy Birthday to you. I already follow you through Bloglovin . I don't scrapbook so I don't really have a favorite blog to follow, however I belong to Fiskateers and see great layouts there. My e-mail is giveawayjean (at)

  22. A BEAUTIFUL LO! I agree with you....A Darling Quote!Love it!Sweet memory!! I am so in love with the Floral Ribbon!
    I hope that you Birthday is completely filled with lots of Love & Hugs and Many blessings of course...
    Sending bloggie love and birthday wishes to you my friend,
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  23. Hello Claire, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I hope you have a wonderful day! I just love your beautiful page layout!
    Your granddaughter is just adorable! What a special and sweet occasion!

  24. Claire, your LO is GORGEOUS! Love, love, love the sentiment and Happy Belated Birthday my friend! Thanks so much for hopping with me. I apologize for the lateness of the bloggie love, life sometimes gets in the way of all my fun!
    Miranda ;-)

  25. Oh, Claire, this is so sweet!! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you designed around them...this is fabulous!! And that quote - touching and beautiful!! I hope you had a wonderful, happy birthday my friend!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  26. Great scrapbook page. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week


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