Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop March 2021


Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2021 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you this year, we hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Earth Day.

I love that our theme does not involve an occasion that you would normally associate with card making or paper crafting.  In fact, if I am completely honest, I was kind of stumped on what project I would make. When I think of Earth Day, I think of things on a global scale and not really tied to my craft in any way.  Then one day I was switching out some of the cards I had displayed on my kitchen buffet and it hit me!

Being a sentimental person at heart, I cannot bring myself to throw away any of the lovely handmade cards that I receive.  With the best of intentions, I have started collecting and sorting these cards into boxes by occasion planning to use them on scrapbook layouts.  Confession time – I have not actually done that yet.  All the cards are still sitting in the boxes, the pictures are still on my PC and I have several empty albums!  As I was putting away a lovely card from Patty Bennett, the leader of our Luv2Stamp group and my friend, I realized I could make a page featuring her beautiful card and that it would be the subject for my blog post!

In a small way, recycling the card rather than throwing it out, is a way to be a good steward of the earth.  I realize that this is not an action that will have significant impact, but it is something.  Not only can I reduce and reuse by incorporating the card into a layout, I can also impart some knowledge about gardening and the importance of caring for soil.  You see I am planning to use this layout to document a gardening project with my niece when she visits me this summer.

Gardening was a passion of my grandmother’s and she passed that onto my mom and to me too.  I would spend hours admiring her beautiful flower beds as child.  My grandma taught me all about gardening, composting, and the importance of good soil.  We always had fresh produce all summer from her garden and there is nothing better than home grown food!  I taught my children some of the things she taught me and I want to do the same with my niece.

Patty’s card is simply gorgeous!  She used the beautiful Hydrangea Hill suite to create this card for me.  It is the perfect choice to create a spread about gardening as I am planning to replace a hydrangea that I lost last year!  I used her card as inspiration for the rest of the layout.  The clusters of hydrangea flowers are cascading over the pages to frame the photo mats and journaling spot.  The pinks, purples and blues in this paper are lovely and make the perfect complement to the green background.  My grandmother was especially enamored of blue hydrangeas.  I was amazed when she told me that you had to have the right nutrients in the soil for blue flowers.  I thought dirt was just dirt!  She told me for hydrangeas to be blue the soil had to be acidic and if there was too much alkali in the soil, the flowers would be pink.

My niece is going to be so excited to plant such beautiful flowers.  She will start kindergarten in the fall and I think this is the perfect age for her to start learning about gardening, protecting the earth and preserving family traditions.  The sentiment on the card is perfect too – Miss Mia is capable of amazing things!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today! Danielle is up next and I know you will love what she has to share!! You can click the next picture below or click on her name in the list below.

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Kurstan delRosario-CA

Teri West-AK

Laurie Bradshaw-CA

Tammy Civello-CA

Jessye Chancey-NE

Christy Frank-CA  →You are here

Danielle D. Diaz-NM

Sharon Lim -CA

Sandra Hernandez-GA


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  1. Oh My! I just love your layouts, so pretty.

  2. I love how you created a scrapbook page! I love it.

  3. What a great scrapbook page! Just lovely!

  4. I love that idea of recycling a card!! :)

    1. Thanks Patty! Your card was perfect for this project!

  5. OOOOOOH, so very pretty! Love your projects!

  6. Wow, just wow! I have been trying to think of a way to reuse the cards I receive and you have just given that to me! Thank you!

    1. Thanks Danielle! I just couldn’t bring myself to toss the cards. Plus when you take the ideas from the card, it makes the design of the layout go much faster!

  7. So beautiful!
    I love that you remembered your grandmother here. This suite reminds me of the big cluster (bush) of hydrangeas that my grandparents had; that served as the backdrop for all of the photos they took whenever we came to visit.

    1. Thanks so much Dawn. My grandma was an amazing woman and I learned so much from her. Hydrangeas make a beautiful photo backdrop!