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Friday, April 15, 2011

Springtime Craft Linky Party and Giveaway

I spent last Saturday in the company of some pretty crafty women. The delightfully talented Meri hosted a shadowbox tutorial class. I had decided I wanted a springtime shadow box and this was my creation.

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I loved this sweet vintage lamb figurine so much!
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Here you can see a bit more inside the box.
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The truly wonderful thing about this class was that each woman’s personality was able to come shining through in her shadowbox creation.

Top Row: Jenny Kuller, Sharleen Snow, Meri Wiley, Karen Valentine, & Gail Friend

Middle Row, left to right: Yours truly & Dawn Binyon

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
I made a “SPRING” banner that is just waiting to hang in someone’s home.
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Here is a close up of each letter:
Everyone who links up a springtime craft is eligible to win. Past posts are fine.
I can’t wait to see what you have created!


Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Ah its really cute glad you enjoyed yourself

Liz said...

Your shadow box is so sweet.... I have my post ready to go....


Sarah said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'd like to try one soon too. Your banner is adorable...I was admiring it the other day! Would you like us to leave our links here in the comment box or are you planning on putting up some other way for us to link up? Mine is on the first page of my blog and is called "More Spring Crafts". Have a great day!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeee how yours turned out!!! And I will link mine later tonight as I am running out the door in a few to get to work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jodie said...


Your shadowbox is adorable! Love the little lamb!

Thank you so much for the party invite!

Warm Weekend Wishes,

Nook & Cranny said...

The little lamb is so adorable. Love the shadow box.
Thanks for hosting.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Laura!!!! I am so jealous! I would love to go to a party like that! :D

I love your little shadowbox. It turned out so cute!

Ricki Jill

Jori said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun party! Love your shadow box, that lamb is the cutest thing ever!

Ido said...

That shadow box is adorable. Thank you for hosting this party, I hope this isn't the last. Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day.

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a fun idea! Your party AND your banner ... perfect spring adornment ... would look awesome on my mantle. Off to check out other projects ... hank you for hosting!


Karen said...

Your shadow box and banner are too adorable. Thanks for hosting I'm thrilled to be here.

My Wonderfully Made said...

Love your shadow box and that little ceramic lamb is fabulous! I am so in love with vintage figurines!! Thanks for hosting! Adding your link to my blog and I'm a new follower!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Cute Banner! Thank you so much for the invite!

Ozma of Odds said... fun is this?!
~ a little spring linky party and a giveaway!
Thanks for inviting me over:)
xo, Rosemary

Charcoal and crayons said...

Your shadow box and banner are beautiful! And thank you for hosting this lovely linky party.

Karen said...

PS I'm now a follower!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Laura, Thanks for inviting me to your craft party! Love your banner. Thanks for the giveaway too!
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have that vintage lamb that I got from my grandma and have never seen another one like it. How sweet!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Hi Laura, thanks for inviting me to the party! I linked up all the spring I had to offer. :)
I absolutely love the little shadow boxes you made. Adorable!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Thanks for inviting us to join you Laura! Lovein' that adorable little lamb shadow box - tooooo cute! We had a shadow box class last year - it was so much fun....I think we'll have to do another - you've got us in the mood!!
Happy Spring!
Karla & Karrie

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey, thanks for inviting me to your party and your nice comment. I appreciate it. The box is lovely and the lamb is perfect for this time of year. Have a great weekend.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for inviting me over to your party (i'll post it in my Cottage Party Links) Oh, how i love this banner....i would display it my newly decorated office! I'm really really really keeping my fingers it that much! xoox, tracie

Christie said...

OH! How beautiful!! I had never made one until recently using fabric from all the little dresses that my girls wore! So fun!

Mimi said...

Thank you so much for sweet comment and the invitation to your awesome party! I love your blog too. I'm your newest fan

Feathers and Flight said...

Good Morning Laura
Thank You so Much for your Visit and Sweet Comments! I would Love to Link Up. I am Truly Flattered with the Invitation! Thank You again!
I did Grab your Link Button if thats Ok.
Happy Friday!
Feathers and Flight

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Thanks Laura for inviting me to your delightful party. We are traveling home today, but I will check in soon. Can't wait to check out all these posts!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I joined your party! I love parties...

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thanks Laure for the invite. I was not aware of your party. I must make notes. Now to nose poke around at all the participants. .Fun!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Mimi said...

YOUR BOX is wonderful, I am so sad I missed the fun day!!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Laura! Thanks for the invite. I wasn't sure my pillows applied. So glad they did.

erin said...

Cute banner! Thanks for finding me and telling me about the linky party! Fun place and great ideas!

Cheri said...

Thanks for inviting me - thought I was already a follower - fixed that! Thanks!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Laura, sorry I am so late to the party and thank you for inviting me. I like parties! Your shadow box just screams Spring. I bet all you ladies had such a good time together. I would love to be entered to win that adorable banner. Have a fabulous weekend. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

thanks for inviting me over laura! love all the great ideas! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Laura,
I linked up! Thanks so much for telling me--and oh my gosh, that is the most BEAUTIFUL banner I've ever seen!!!

ShantyGirl said...

Laura thanks for hosting, it does look like a fun party! I will be checking the post!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

That class sounds so fun and I love your shadowbox with the vintage lamb! The spring banner is delightful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and inviting me to your spring party :)


My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Laura! :) Cute little shadow boxes..looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I linked up my spring wreath..would LOVE to win the banner!
Hugs to you my sweet friend

Erin said...

Thank you so much for the invite to your awesome party! Love it, thank you!!

Privet and Holly said...

I'm traveling this weekend,
so can't add my own craft,
but I enjoyed yours and will
have fun looking at the others!
You are such a (linky) party
animal these days : ) !!!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

I'm traveling this weekend,
so can't add my own craft,
but I enjoyed yours and will
have fun looking at the others!
You are such a (linky) party
animal these days : ) !!!
xx Suzanne

Stitchfork said...

Isn't amazing how everyone starts at the same spot, and each creates something so unique?!
xo Cathy

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So cute! I love when a group of girls get together and craft. Fun fun! Wish I had a craft to enter on this site b/c that banner is absolutely adorable!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Laura! I'm so excited be joining your party! Thanks so much for the invite and for hosting. :-)

Judy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments and for your invite to join your linky party. I am all linked up. I am also your latest follower. Have a great weekend.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Looks like you guys ad fun at the party. Thanks for the invite!

AliLilly said...

Your shadow box is ADORABLE!! Looks like you ladies had some fun! I LOVE this Spring banner. It's super sweet! Thanks so much for inviting me over! :)

Cottage Touch said...

Adorable looks like fun HPS! said...

WOW! What a turnout! I will have to create something by tomorrow so I can have a chance at that beautiful banner.
I dedicated my last post to you.

Your Friend,

laxsupermom said...

Your banner is adorable! It's incredible how much detail went into each letter. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and linkup party!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That shadow box is adorable! I love the little lamb. So cute! The banner is so, so precious! I love how detailed you got doing each letter differently. Precious!

Farah Muzaffar said...

What a creative linky party it is... Feel so happy to linked up with my stocking net flowers ... You new follower too ...
Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

Jerri said...

Great party! And I love the banner! Thanks for inviting me over!

Randi said...

Thanks for hosting the party ... I love seeing all the fun spring projects! Such amazing creativity!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Laura your little shadow box is adorable!! I am so loving that sweet little vintage lamb you found for it!

Love your banner too! I wish I had more time to get crafty as I do love getting out the trims and trying to be creative! Having a few friends along side make it even better!!

WE are busy trying to get the 3rd guest bedroom textured and painted for a ladies retreat a friend asked if I would host at my house. It should be fun!

What a great idea for a party and am so glad I could join!

bee blessed


Thank you sweet Laura for your comments, ever so generous! I love your banner give away, I haven't made anything, next time and I will certainly postsomething made by me for your party!
Happy Easter honey.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

PHew, I almost missed this linky party as I was so busy yesterday and the day before. Thanks for hosting and inviting me over to it.

martinealison said...

Un blog rempli de vie, de joie certaine... et un beau partage photographique... merci pour votre gentil passage sur mon blog et pour votre gentil commentaire.