Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Blog Hop!

Ahhhhh a day to celebrate Mom.  Mom deserves to be celebrated!  She does so much for us.

I hope you are joining us from the beginning at Amanda's blog.  If you are starting here, or just plain lost, hop on over to Amanda's to start at the beginning.

Today I have 3 cards for you, all a little different, and a cute story.


The story with this card is that I showed it to DH and the first thing he said was, "Oh, it's ripped." and tried to "fix" it.  Then I went to show it to DS and he says, "Oh, bummer, it's ripped.", and then tried to smooth it out.  What is it with guys and their need to "fix" everything?!?


This is just a sweet card.  I like it.  I spray inked a piece of white paper with green and then stamped on the still wet background.  It made a cool effect, I think.  I fussy cut the doily and flower, added gems and letter stickers, and voila!



Now, doesn't every mom want to be Queen for the day.  I think this is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day.  Doing whatever you want!  Both the cards and the chair are stamped and cut out.  I used watercolors to color in the flowers and dots on the chair.  I used some packing tape over the images, before I cut, to give them a sheen and to make them sturdier.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Jennifer's blog for some more fabulous ideas to celebrate the mom in your life.

17 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all so pretty. I really like the little bits of lace peeking out from the distressing. That's so cute that your DH tried to 'fix' it. Bless his heart!

I never thought of using packing tape to sturdy up cutouts. Great tip! Thanks for sharing! :)

Life in the Heavrin house said...

Wow! Great cards! My favorite is the top one, I love the polka dots!

Andrea said...

adorable cards and so funny about the men in your family! :)

Beth Hallgren said...

Love your cards but especially like the bottom one :)

Snips and Snails said...

I love all 3 of your cards! They are beautiful.

Katrina said...

hee hee...ripped huh?! LOL I love your cards, so cute and I love how you did the chair!! BTW, all your other layouts on here are adorable! Hugs, Katrina

Devra said...

sooooo pretty. your cards are beautiful. Good story too!

Caroli said...

MEN! They ever seem to get the message, isn't it?
Lovely cards, my favorite is the "ripped" one :)

Kelly Jean said...

Wow all of these cards are beautiful! I can't decide which one is better.

PS: my hubby knows better than to touch my crafts hahaha

Angela said...

I really love all the layering you do on your cards! They are fabulous!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Pretty cards and a sweet story!

Cassie said...

What great cards!!

Steffanie said...

These cards are all so great! I really love the Queen of Everything!

Mandi said...

Lovely card. The top one looks like a sketch I created. I love them all.

DanaMK said...

I just love your cards!!! And you're right - who doesn't want to be queen for a day?!? I think the stamped effect is very cool - neat idea.

Fi said...

WOW cute cards, love all these little designs.

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the story behind the "ripped" card! :)