Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hip Hop Into Spring

With Unity's Hip Hop Thursday, of course! We are celebrating Spring this week and if you began the blog hop with Angela at the Unity Blog, then you've been hopping for a while now and will be thrilled to know that you made it to the END!!! I have the blog candy this week, whooo hooo!!! BE SURE to leave your comment on this post for your chance this weeks blog candy prize, which will be announced at 8pm CST Thursday night!!
So, we're kicking off Spring and you may have noticed a little theme going on with the design team as you rolled through the blogs. May Day Baskets are a lovely way to brighten someones day on May 1st. The tradition is to fill a small basket with treats or wild flowers and sort of door-bell-ditch your friends and neighbors, leaving the basket on their porch! How fun! My Mom said she grew up with this tradition and I think it's so very sweet. So I made up some gable boxes for May Day this year using Unity's February (for: enjoy word and whimsy flowers) and March 2009 (for: butterfly) Kits Of The Month.

Did ya see the fabulous new release today, Floral Friends?! It's super cute...and also, a last-minute surprise release today! Thanks for visiting me and dont forget to leave a comment for your chance to win Unity blog candy! I'll leave you with a pic of a couple of my best stamping buddies who I'm so thankful to have in my life. Katie and Simonne, hope ya don't mind, hehe! :)
Hugs and happy hip hop!

99 comments:

Lisa L. said...

Those baskets are adorable!

Susan W. said...

I love the baskets! If my friends didn't live so far away from me I would do the "May Day".

Anne-Marie said...

Those are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration Linsey. :)

Tink said...

What CUTE little box''s! Love hose stamps!!

Jacque B said...

Cute baskets/boxes! I love the May Day Basket tradition -- something that we should all do, especially if we don't know our neighbors!

KAP said...

Cute baskets!

Cynthia B. said...

Love the baskets! The way you did the closure w/ the scallop circle is so cute.

simonne said...

I miss you like crazy Lins! You should be in that picture with us! Love you girl. You're so talented my beautiful friend :)

jpmayo said...

Adorable Linsey!!

Yaritza said...

Love the boxes and I'm loving those stamps. Too cute. Thanks for the inspiration. What a fabulous hip hop!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great boxes! Wow, that blog hop was fab and I can't believe its over. There's alway Saturday!!!

Jacqueline said...

Amazing baskets!! Love the colors and the use of Unity!! Love that flower image even though I have never used it before!

Donna B said...

this is my first Hip Hop - hey, gf!! love your gable boxes & love you too! I'm participating in the Hop on Sat! yea me!

Susan said...

Great baskets!!

Debbie said...

This was my first hop with everyone and I had a great time! thanks for all the inspiring ideas

Laura L said...

super cute baskets! Love 'em!

fitsandstarts said...

Ah! I love those flowers!! Love those baskets too!!

StampinCathy said...

Cute BFF! Wow your baskets are adorable. They are so bright and cheery and just puts a huge smile on my face. Thanks so much for the inspiration you give me everyday.

Shannon said...

Cute baskets!!!! Happy Hip Hop!

4guysandagirl said...

These are wonderful baskets!!!

CoventryAnn said...

The boxes are gorgeous.

FibreJunky said...

Pretty baskets!! Love the colours and the stamping.

Karen said...

Love making May Day baskets...a fun little tradition. Cute boxes..like the enclosure. Have a great day.

Barb S. (FL) said...

I'm liking those new stamps and your baskets.. Love your work,
Barb S (FL)

Shemaine said...

these are lovely little baskets!! So cute!!!

Kerry said...

What fun little boxes! I love the color combinations and the butterflies that you stamped all over the paper.

Boni said...

All of the fun ideas for the baskets has my feet tapping to leave this ole 9-5 and rush home to start creating! Love the ideas, love the stamping eye candy! Great job ladies.

Jenn said...

Wonderful boxes, can't wait for spring!

silvia said...

LOVE the gable boxes!!!

Kristen said...

Linsey these little baskets/bags are sooooo adorable! And look at the yummy candy inside ;) Thanks for sharing hun!

quilter said...

I don't think I've ever been in a community where they did May baskets, but I would be happy to find one like your cute ones hanging on my door. :) I enjoyed hip hop today.

Jenny said...

i love unity blog hops. lots of inspiration and ideas :D

awesome project

whoistracy said...

These are adorable! I need to try making one of these myself!!

Suz said...

Great colors - they just scream spring! TFS & inspiring

JessicaK said...

Adorable!

Ashley said...

Really really cute baskets Linsey!

Lisa F said...

LOVE the gable boxes - SO CUTE!

Areletha said...

This is just my second week hip hopping and I love it! So many cute ideas from such a talented group. Keep up the good work ladies!

dclouser said...

LOVE your baskets! They are inspiring, as is the May Day idea. I love those flowers and am so glad I have that KOM.

Jess said...

Love your little baskets!! the scallop circle handles are so sweet!

Tonya said...

Such an adorable project! Love them both.

Your friends are so beautiful. Isn't it great having special friends?!

Have a fabulous day, sweetie. >:0)

Eva said...

Awwww...such beautiful projects!!! Love them and they are a great inspiration for sure.

artfulwhimsies said...

this blog hop was sooo much fun!!! thanks for all the inspiration.

Jen said...

I will always love gable boxes...yours are so cute! Thanks for a great HIP HOP blog hop!

naomi said...

Todays hip hop was fun!!! Love what you made!!!

Martha said...

wonderful treat boxes., adorable

Purple Princess said...

Super sweet baskets!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Fabulous blog hop as usual!!! ove your bgable boxes/baskets...so adorable!

Scrapycandy said...

Your gable boxes are terrific! Wish I was your neighbor! Yes, we rolled paper cones and I filled them with dandelions for the neighbors.:)

Tracy said...

I love the cute little baskets - thanks for the inspiration.

Ravengirl said...

I love those little gable boxes!!! Are they hard? I'll have to look and see if I can find a tutorial!!!

jan farnworth said...

your baskets are just to cute. Love the idea of may day and how cute everyones projects were today.

Sherry Campbell said...

Adorable baskets!! I am sure your friends will love them!

Rona said...

Awesome Hip Hop and yes the 2 releases for today are super! I had been holding off on an order until I saw them today!! I did May day when I was a kid (even though we lived on a farm and no one left us any baskets, we would go to town and leave them for our friends.) I was happy that we lived in an area that celebrated the same way for a few years when my kids were little. Here in Missouri no one does it!

Jennifer said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love the baskets so cute.

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Linsey cute baskets!!!

Lesley said...

Great inspirational pieces on all the blogs and fabulous new sets. I'll have to make some of the baskets for my besties - my Mum & my sister who look after my darling daughters every day!

Christine said...

Such cute baskets! Love your use of the KOTM.

Wow...my very first time traveling through the Unity Blog Hop. Maybe I'll join in next time!

Julia Aston said...

How cute Linsey! you know I'm all about the crafts - and these fun bright boxes are right up my alley!!

Amy said...

love the baskets as well as your cards...I just ordered my first unity stamps and can't wait to get them and start playing!!!

Kate said...

This is such a great tradition to start. I had never heard of the May Day ring and run...so excited to start this project this year with my family. Thanks for a wonderfully inspiring hip hop!

MrsETaylor said...

Love your Gable boxes. They are super sweet. Think I'm going to leave a few May day boxes around town. Being new to the community, it would be a great idea.


Thanks for the inspiration this week.

Rachelle said...

Ring & Run! Great- can we count that as exercise, too?! Your baskets/boxes were fab! Loved the hop - hey, Hopping is exercise!!(needing an excuse today... does it show?)

dmorgan said...

Love the May Day tradition. Can't wait to use some of these beautiful ideas! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Great baskets...love 'em!

Anonymous said...

WOW what an awesome HIP HOP - one of the best I have ever run thru. What a bunch of WONDERFUL, INSPRING ideas. Love the stamps. Have a wonderful rest of the day!
Sheila
shurst@wcenet.com

Karen said...

Love your little baskets. How sweet and great inspiration on the blog hop today!!

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

What cute little boxes! Love em! Thanks for sharing!!!

Amy Moore said...

So cute...I love this whole hip hop thing...I saw some amazing ideas...and fell in love iwth tons of Unity stamps~ Your blog is great!
Amy Moore
tjajmoore@comcast.net

Lynne in NI said...

Yeah! What a fun happy hop! Loved seeing everyones best friends and all the projects along the way were fantastic! Thanks!

Paper doll said...

How cute and springy, just adorable!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness those baskets are sa-weet!! Love 'em. Great inspiration this week! Wow! so much to take in, so many ideas!! Can I say it again? WOW!!

thinker said...

Love your gable boxes! There's been SO much inspiration on the blog hop today for "May Day" - what great fun!

kreativeimagination said...

boxes are too cute. I learned something new today. May day. I love it. thanks!!!

Kathy H said...

Cute baskets!! I finally made it to the end after getting bumped off line a bunch of times! YAY!!!

cathygalloway89 said...

Cute baskets! I do love that stamp!

April said...

Beautiful!!
- April

RR said...

Oh how totally cute, colorful and Springy. May have to do this to restart the May Day tradition. Great job.

Gwen said...

Happy Spring and happy hip hop. This was great, my first Unity hop. I am really looking forward to the BIG hop on Sat. I like the idea someone posted about locking themselves in the craftroom with a Starbucks....oh, yeah! :)

Erika M. said...

Your boxes are absolutely adorable!

Dawn K. said...

those boxes are adorable! can I have one?? lol just kidding, I bet you have someone in mind for them already!

Janet S said...

Cute baskets! I just love getting my new kit every month from Unity. It is ALWAYS full of wonderful stamps. Thanks for a chance to win and keep on hip-hopping!

jennifer said...

I can't wait to make your baskets too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Niavez said...

Your boxes are super cute.

jill said...

The baskets are too cute. Jill S

awendybird said...

Those baskets are so darling!!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful!

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

I just did the whole blog hop and I'm too late but I wanted to comment - your projects are awsome and adorable! So Springy! TFS!

Laura Jean

KSinMT said...

I just barely made it before 8pm central. yea!!! lovethe baskets. kathy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These little baskets are so so springy and cute! I love them Linsey!

Katy said...

cute, love the flowers :)

Brenda said...

Wow - this is the first time I've hopped all the way to the end, and it was awesome! I've only been a Unity addict for a couple of months now, but plan to be stickin' around for a looooong time. Thanks to everyone for sharing your fabulous creations. You're all inspirations!!

tonya beck moore said...

Thank you so much for showing your precious boxes! They are just darling! My 6 year old daughter and I decided to try making those for our friends and neighbors this year to celebrate May Day!! We're very excited!

Nancy said...

Very cute! My BFF moved away two years ago. I sure wish we could get together more often. May Day would be a fun activity to do with her.

TFS!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I LOVE the gable boxes!!!!! And look at your buddies!! I'm so jealous as I wish I lived nearby so we could be stampin' buddies!!!

Diane said...

These ae just beautiful!!!

Codi Jo said...

I love your baskets. Thanks for the comments on my blog.

Codi Jo said...

OH making these baskets for my boys for Easter. Thanks