Thursday, March 24, 2011

SNS NONTRADITIONAL MOTHER'S DAY BLOG HOP

Scroll down to see my Paper Romance Challenge Day card.  We are making Baby-themed Easel cards!


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's Nontraditional Mother's Day Blog Hop! Today's hop begins at the SNS Blog, so if you haven't started at the beginning you will want to head over there now, so you don't miss out on the opportunity to win some great prizes!

If you arrived here from Erika's blog, you are in the right place!  The hop list order is also at the SNS Blog, so you can check back there if you get sidetracked or lost along the way.

Hopefully you have been enjoying the beautiful cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers. Our Mother's Day inspired hop is nontraditional because we're displaying cards which honor special women in our lives, whether they are Moms or not. We hope you will enjoy these feminine cards, and perhaps create something special for the dear women who regularly and meaningfully touch your life. I have created these cards for two special friends that work with me at my school and are retiring this year.  I will miss them!


I have two projects to show you today. Both are made with one of my favorite SNS sets, Spring Backgrounds. It's even on sale this month! Be sure to take a peek at the whole set.  On each card I stamped my images using dye inks and then watercolored the flowers. On this first sample, I added Starfire Glitter to the whole flower. Isn't it pretty?

On my second sample, I wanted more of the color variation to show, so I added Starfire Glitter to just the flower centers. Click on any photo for a close-up view!

Both samples have rub-ons for the sentiments.  I have so many of those hoarded, I thought I had better start using some of them! Here is the full card of the second sample in my favorite color shades: PINK!

I hope that you have enjoyed my creations today! If you like what you see on my blog, become a Follower! There is much more to see yet, so head on over to my friend Julie's blog, where I know you will LOVE what she has to show you! She is so talented!

Be sure to leave a comment at every blog along the way, so you are eligible for the prizes! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again! 


Challenges for these cards:
The Paper Shelter - flower power
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/girlie
Creative Cowgirls - monochromatic (second card)


Recipes:
Spring Backgrounds Stamp Set and Starfire Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Card 1: Pale Plum, Naturals White CS (Stampin' Up!); Zva Creative and Kaiser Pearls, lace trim, Designer Paper from my stash, Pale Plum and Kiwi Kiss dye ink (SU!)

Card 2: PTI White CS, Melon Mambo and Patterned Rose DP (SU!), Textured Pink (The Paper Studio); Melon Mambo dye ink (SU!); 1 1'4" circle punch, 1/2" square punch, Martha Stewart border punch, satin embossed ribbon, Pretties Kit (SU!); Spellbinders rectangles and scalloped rectangles Nestabilities, lace trim

65 comments:

  1. These are so very pretty! The second one is my favorite --- love the layout you did on that one! All so pretty in pink!

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  2. What pretty pink cards love them both. Nice work
    Judy.

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  3. Love both cards! The colors, lace, pearls, etc. are such girlie additions and are perfect for the hop!

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  4. Lovely cards Judy! The first is my favorite - love the glitter on the flowers & how the shading shows through - so beautiful!

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  5. Both cards are so beautiful and feminine! Love them. You did a great job!

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  6. Judy, these cards are almost as pretty as you are! While I'm sorry for you that your friends are retiring, I'm happy for them, as they begin a new journey! Once again, you've created the unexpected and a totally feminine vibe! Beautiful seems blaze to say...

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  7. These are both beautiful, Judy! I love all the sparkle on the first and the layout and color on the second is just fabulous. Wonderful cards!

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  8. I love both of the cards. They are both so elegant - I guess that's the pearls. My favorite is the pink one though - as I love monochromatic cards.

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  9. I love this! And my mother is all about pink and flowers and sparkle, and I just bought the spring branch background, so I think I was be CASEing this one for my mom. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. The pearls, lace and glitter make these stand out.

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  11. WOW! Thought the first card was awesome, and then I saw the second! Too much! I love the pearls and lace - and pink rocks!

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  12. Very elegant and attention to little detailing with the lace and pearls. They made for a great accent.

    Carrie Ray Donnell

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  13. Two very beautiful cards. Lots of work, I can tell. Both cards are aligned perfectly.
    I also love the way you colored your "J" card.

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  14. Beautiful! Love the softness and glitter on the first one and the monochromatic look in the second one...great cards:)

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  15. Really beautiful stylish card! Very elegant and beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
    Marianne

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  16. Oh my gosh - these cards are both beautiful. Wish I was one of the retirees. Love the pearl accent too. You are so creative.

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  17. Two absolutely gorgeous cards! My favorite, though, is the second one. The layout is fantastic and I love how the flowers look on the squares!!!

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  18. Love the sparkling flowers on the first card. The layout of the second card is very attractive as well as the colors.

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  19. So feminine and lacy, love the pearls and details!

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love the color choice on both cards. The pearls and lace are wonderful on these cards.

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  21. How very feminine! Love both cards, but the flower on the first is one of my favs! We could be kindrid spirits - - I have some of the same trims you use, and love them!
    Cheesy

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  22. Love, love, love your cards. I'm now a follower! The pearl and lace trim...the colors.... the presentation. Now to my craft room. Thank you so much Judy!

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  23. Follow your heart is such a victorian looking card-- I love it, and appreciate all of the techniques you put into it.

    Smile is so forward and contempory, bright and bursting with innovations

    Both are super

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  24. What beautiful cards. I am so thrilled to see all the lovely artwork inspiration forthcoming from this blog hop. I am very inspired by yours my dear.

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  25. I really like the lace and sparkely flowers on the first card. the sentiment on the second card makes me smile!

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  26. Judy, Both of these cards are beautiful. Love the sparkle on the first on and the second one in PINK is fabulous!!

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  27. The Starfire Glitter sure does set off the flowers in your first card. I love the flowers & the "pink" in your second card.

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  28. Thanks for sharing your creations with us. I love both your cards. The pearls are an elegant touch, and I will try to use them more often.
    Jan Hobbs

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  29. Both cards are so soft and feminine. Love the pictures of all your "babies".

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  30. Judy, you have just define "feminine". These are just lovely. I would be honored to receive either of these cards (want my addy? LOL!)

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  31. Love the embellishments on both cards. They're g-g-great!

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  32. Hi Judy! Good to see you today!!! Love these pretty feminine cards and a great idea to focus on those special women who may not be moms as well as those who are! Love the sparkle and PINK! You asked about the flowers... those just came from Michaels but it's been a while. They are Primas and come in a pack of 3 little rounds of 3 colors. But... that color is gone I'm sure. Hope you are doing well!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  33. Such a cute bunch of cards. Really lovely work. Thanks for sharing with us over at the TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  34. Both cards are so great. Love the layout of the second card.

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  35. OMGosh, I LOVE both of these cards. The pearls add such an elegant touch.

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  36. OOoooOOOO love the inspiration and your cards are so sophisticated and beautiful ....TY for sharing....I'm really enjoy the hop....FUN!
    P&L

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  37. Both cards are over the top. Loved the designs and colors that you used; very nice job.

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  38. Both of the cards are absoutly beatiful would be hard to choose a favorite. The lace is gorgous and pearls are always a nice addition.
    Cathy R.

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  39. The cards are simply lovely, your work is
    perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. A wonderful combination of lace, pearls and sparkle - beautifully elegant cards.

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  41. Your cards are just beautiful. They are so bright, crisp, and colorful. Love the sentiments too. Thanks for joining us this week at The Creative Cowgirls for our monochromatic challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our Blog Hop and next challenge :)

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  42. Frilly and feminine and lovely. Happy to read about another hoarder of rub-ons. I seem to just collect and not use (like so many of us).

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  43. Very nice love the pearls with the glitter.nice touch

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  44. Judy, these are so very pretty. The type of card that you want to have a set of for those very special people in your life. Thank you for sharing your talent today

    Toodles
    Erika

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  45. Two gorgeous and feminine cards--simply beautiful!!!
    Frann

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  46. Cute. Love the background and the pearl accents.

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  47. Don't you just love that Pale Plum? Great card!!!

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  48. I'm loving the pearls and lace on these!!! Absolutely gorgeous work! :)

    Thanks so much for entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  49. Judy, both of your cards are wonderful! I did take a look at the stamp set, and.... well, you know how it goes... I must have it!
    How nice of you to give your cards to coworkers.

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  50. Gorgeous card Judy!! I just love the elegant design and all the pink. Stunning design.

    By the way...you had asked me where I got my flowers...I get them from ZVA Creative, Prima, Wild Orchid (I got a bunch in challenge win) and from Stamp and Create.

    hugs,
    Chris

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  51. What beautiful elegant cards. I love flowers, both in my images and as embellishment. The pearls and lace really add to the elegant look.

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  52. I love the lace and pearls which make the card look feminine and classy.

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  53. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at TPS.......

    Hugs
    Judith

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  54. Oh Judy all your cards are fantastic darling I just have to follow you so I can come back to see what you creat next
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  55. Beautiful cards! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane x

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