Friday, April 29, 2011

Mom's Day Blog Hop!

Greetings everyone!

Welcome to the next stop on the Mom’s Day Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Jamie’s blog.  I’d like to say a huge thank-you to Nicolette for allowing me to be part of this hop.  It has been a busy few weeks for me – I just returned this past Saturday from a two-week exchange trip in Chile – and Nicolette has been extremely understanding and helpful this week as I prepared for the hop!  Thank you Nicolette! 


I am extremely fortunate to have an absolutely wonderful, caring, understanding mother in my life.  My mom has been there for me through good times and bad, always willing to lend an ear and share her advice as I have grown up.  Mothers’ Day is a wonderful time of year to share with her just how much she means to me.  Thank you Mom! :)  This year, I am extremely excited to celebrate her “special day” with this handmade card – my first! (I’m not going to count the numerous “handmade” gifts from elementary school, lol.) 


My card was inspired by the sentiment I chose from the Pink by Design “Life’s a Garden” stamp set.  Instead of using the standard “Hallmark” type sentiments you find in the card aisle, I wanted to find something a bit more elegant and appropriate for the moment.  I truly love this quote because it rings so true with my mother and her love for her family. 

RECIPE:

Supplies:
- Gypsy
- Cricut Cartridges: "Celebrations”, “Birthday Cakes”, “Mothers’ Day 2010”
- Pink by Design Stamps: “Life’s a Garden”
- Chocolate Brown Stamp Pad
- Standard Colored Cardstock (Value Pack) (blue base of card)
- Me & My Big Ideas “Chester” Stack (patterned papers on card and flower)
- DCWV “The Metallic Stack” (8 x 8) (purple portion of flowers)
- DCWV “Adhesive Brights Mat Stack” (3.875 x 3.875) (background for sentiment)
- Stickles (Purple)
- Cri-Kits Glitter Pens
- Green Ribbon
- Martha Stewart Crafts’ Scoring Board
- Paper Cutter
- Decorative Scissors
- Paper Clips
- Hot Glue Gun
- Adhesives

For this card, I cut the base of the card from the “Celebrations” cartridge at 12" wide and 10.92" high and scored it in half using the Martha Stewart Crafts’ scoring board.  The light blue cardstock is the standard 12 x 12 colored cardstock that you can buy in bulk from local craft stores (I typically buy a variety of the value packs at Michaels when I want multiple colors to use in my projects).   I then cut the same base in a smaller size (9.45” wide and 8.60” high) for the secondary base using the Me & My Big Ideas “Chester” stack. 


The flower was created by cutting the layers found on the “Birthday Cakes” cartridge (which I was very lucky to get off of the Cricut Rewards website with my points) at 2.02” wide and 2.00” high from both the DCWV “The Metallic Stack” (in purple) and the Me & My Big Ideas “Chester” stack (patterned paper).  As he has done so many times before, my oh-so-wonderful husband created another one of the wonderful springs he has designed from paper clips to make the flower appear 3-D on the card. The stem of the flower was created using green ribbon and a bent paper clip as well, simply by layering hot glue on the paper clip and wound the ribbon around it. 

The sentiment was stamped with chocolate brown ink onto a small piece of green cardstock from the DCWV “Adhesive Brights Mat Stack” and was trimmed using some decorative scissors. 


The inside of the card features a sentiment from the “Mothers’ Day 2010” cartridge and was created using a Cri-Kits glitter pen in purple and drawn at 3.20” wide and 3.11” high.

So…to celebrate all of the wonderful mothers and mothers-to-be out there…I thought I would offer some BLOG CANDY!  If you’re the lucky winner, you will be receiving the following prize pack:

(from top:  Recollections “Travel” Scrapbook Page Kit,  Bandit-O’s Stretch Bands in “Transport”, Imaginisce’s Snag’em Stamps in “Suitcase” and “Go Places”, and Making Memories’ Glitter Bling in “Yellow Sun”)
To enter, please leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you should win.  As well, if you become a follower of this page (or are already a follower), please leave me another posting saying that you did so and I will give you a SECOND entry into the drawing.  As the summer approaches, I will be posting more projects and keep this page more up-to-date!  I will select a winner on Monday and will contact that person via their contact information and on this site. 
Your next stop on the hop is Brenna’s blog.  Thank you for stopping by and HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL! J
Ashley “Scrappin’ Pink Piglet”
>:@

49 comments:

  1. Your card is Fabulous! I ♥ the picture of you & your mom, your both very pretty! I'm glad to be in the hop with you, TFS!

    ~Stacey~
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  2. By the way, I'm already a follower ♥

    ~Stacey~
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  3. Very nice card ... love that you used gel-pens and your Cricut to letter the inside.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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  4. Gorgeous card!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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  5. so sweet love it....ya MOM!!! TFS!!!


    cathie
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  6. great card, r u sure this is your first one!! LOL

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  7. Love your card That ribon stem is great. Would never guess it waas your first card. Lovely TFS
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  8. I am a new follower
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  9. I love your flowers on your cards!
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  10. I'm a new follower.
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  11. Love how you used the ribbon as the stem. Beautiful!

    Janice
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  12. Beautiful card - love how you made the stem! TFS!
    Jenn
    www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  13. Always a treat stopping by your blog to see your creativity! Lovely card!

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  14. Fanastic Card!!! Very nice picture of your mom and you. TFS

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  15. What a great card! Hope you enjoyed your trip! TFS
    Happy Mothers Day!
    Kathie
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  16. I am already a follower!
    Happy Mothers Day!
    Kathie
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  17. I love your card! Have fun!

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  18. Hello Again! I am following you!

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  19. lovely card nice job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  20. What a wonderful cards for your mother! I love the idea of writing the sentiment with a Cri-Kit pen insode the card! Genius! Thanks for sharing! I am a follower, and really enjoy your blog. I'm having such a good time hopping with you on this hop...you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

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  21. Great card! Like how you did the stems
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  22. Great card. Know your mom will like it. Great pic of the two of you.
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  23. New follower.
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  24. Great card. I'm your latest follower on NB. Thanks for sharing.
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  25. Such an adorable card. So sweet.
    I'm a follower.
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  26. This is cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I'm a follower via GFC as squiggles87.

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  28. Very pretty card:)

    Kaitlin
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  29. I'm also a new follower :)

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  30. Pretty creative card. Like the ribbon stem! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  31. Love your card. Thank you so much for being a part of my hop.
    Happy Stampin,
    Nicolette
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  32. I am a follower!
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  33. I love how you wrapped ribbon for the stem and leaf. I also like that the inside was written with glitter pens using the Cricut. Very clever.
    Thank You for sharing in the hop.
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  34. cute card..like how you used the ribbon.

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  35. I became a follower!

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  36. so pretty! I love the colors and design. They are wonderful! thanks for sharing. What a great picture of you and your mom

    Jamie
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  37. Great card! I'm gonna have to get some of those Cricut pens! Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! :0)

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  38. I am a happy follower. :0) Thanks for the extra entry to win these goodies!

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  39. Great card love the stem! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I am a new follower! great blog,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Very pretty! I love the flower.
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  42. Already a follower!
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  43. thats a lovely card......im sure you mom would be happy to get that one...

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  44. love your card!
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Your card is really cute I like the ribbon you used as the stem of the flower.
    Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy.
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  46. I am also your newest follower.
    Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy.
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  47. OMGoodness. I love love love the ribbon stem and petal. What a fantastic idea!
    TFS
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  48. Already a follower, and I am passing the Versatile Blogger Award to you! You can pick it up at my blog -http://craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-awards.html :)

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