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:

Linda said...

Beautiful detailed work!

Shore Girl said...

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

lakeslady said...

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

creativearts said...

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

Julie Z said...

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

Sandy said...

beautiful pink cards

April said...

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

Donna said...

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...

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

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!

Shona Erlenborn said...

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.

Cindy Haffner said...

Judy your work is GORGEOUS!!

susang said...

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!

happy said...

The pearls, lace and glitter make these stand out.

carol.drumwright said...

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

Donnell Family said...

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

Carrie Ray Donnell

Sheila said...

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.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Lady Liberty said...

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

klharp said...

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!!!

Linda is stamping again! said...

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

Dena said...

So feminine and lacy, love the pearls and details!

Kristin said...

Love the pearls and lace. So feminine!

carrie said...

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

Sandy M said...

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

Janibear58 said...

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!

Jann said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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.

Jamie said...

Very elegant!

pjw said...

Wow, just Wow!

firstgrandma6 said...

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

Nana Connie said...

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

Kathy Vogel said...

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

Julesathome said...

Flowers work EVERY time!

Anonymous said...

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

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

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

Ciao Bella! said...

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

Pat said...

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

Grace said...

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

NWFlamingo said...

Two pretties in PINK, YES!

Marie said...

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

musesmom said...

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

tarastorm62 said...

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

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards! I love them both!

ArteDar said...

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

Jane P. said...

Both cards are stupendous!

Karen Howard said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Pat K said...

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

judys said...

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

Barbara said...

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 :)

KarenK said...

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).

Mary T said...

Very nice love the pearls with the glitter.nice touch

MrsETaylor said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Cute. Love the background and the pearl accents.

Jeanne said...

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

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

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

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

-Sarah

seamom said...

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.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

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

E. Marie said...

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

Janet said...

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

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

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

Hugs
Judith

Susie Sugar said...

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

Jane said...

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