Mother’s Day Blog Hop


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Welcome to this month’s blog hop!  Today we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day.  

When I think of Mother’s Day, images of sunshine and flowers generally come to mind for me.  While we sometimes get a nice sunny day, quite often its anything but nice out, and this year spring has been delayed so long that I’m not sure how many flowers we’ll have by the time Mother’s Day comes along.  If I can’t have real flowers blooming in my garden, at least I can make sure I’m crafting with them, and I certainly do that.  Florals are by far my favorite type of stamps and paper to work with.  My card today starts out with lots of elements from the Share What You Love product suite that everyone can order starting today!

How It’s Made:

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and ran a piece of Mossy Meadow through the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textureed Impressions Embossing folder.  A floral panel from the Share What You Love specialty designer series paper pack was added over that along with a few strips of DSP from the same pack.  The Apron, tools and greeting are all from the Apron of Love bundle. The apron assembly was layered over a 2 1/4″ circle of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a Pearlized Doily and accented with a bow made from the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ velvet ribbon.

Share What You Love Early Release

Pearls are the traditional gift for a 30th Anniversary.  This year is Stampin’ Up’s 30th year in business, but we are the recipients of the pearls.  the Share What you Love suite of products is loaded with pearls and pearlized accents.  Can you see the pearl sheen on my card?  The doily is pearlized, and there are lovely Artisan Pearls as part of this suite as well.  Did you know that customers can order these products today before the catalog goes live?  There are three different bundles to choose from, and each bundle contains free product!  Head over to my online store to see the new releases!

Well, I could go on and on, but I bet you’re ready to see what Kathya has created for you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Take some time to create this week – it’s a great mental vacation!

P.S.  The green cardstock I used on my card is Mossy Meadow.  It used to be an In-Color but will be back as part of the Neutrals collection in June!

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Jar of Love for Mother’s Day

Can you believe it’s May already?!  And – it’s the first of the month which means its time for another Di’s Country INKers blog hop.  Perhaps you’ve arrived from seeing Mary’s beautiful project – what did you think? 

This month we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day.  My card is a ‘case’ (Copy and Share Everything) from Dawn Olchefske.  What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a lovely flower arrangement and the Jar of Love bundle fit the bill.

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base, layered with Whisper White.  My large flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight and accented with Crushed Curry centers.  The smaller flowers were stamped off once with Rose Red, then accented with full strength Rose Red.  Leaves and ferns were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, and the jar was done in Smokey Slate.  A little bit of die-cutting with the matching Everyday Jars Framelits set and I was ready to assemble with glue dots and dimensionals.  Easy peasy! We’re going to be making this little lovely in my upcoming Mother’s Day card class (hint-hint)

I was thrilled to see that the Jar of Love set and coordinating framelits were not on the retiring list, so that means they will still be available in the upcoming Annual Catalog!  However, they will no longer be offered as a bundle with a 10% discount as they are right now.  You have until May 31st to take advantage of the savings. Oh!  And I almost forgot to mention that the Tags and Labels Die set IS on the retiring list.  It’s a very handy set, and I’ll be sad to see it go…

Off you go now to see what Kathya has to delight you with.   A list of all the stops on our hop is below, just in case you get lost. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have a great rest of your week!



Barb      (you are here)


Mother’s Day Blog Hop

2015 May Blog Hop Button-ResizedWelcome to another edition of Di’s Country INKers blog hop!  Hope you enjoyed Diana’s project – she always has something fun… 5-1-15The card I chose to show you today was inspired by one that Kay Kalthoff from Stamping to Share did as a swap for last year’s Convention.  I’ve had it tucked away for quite some time in my ‘inspiration’ file and recently ran across it again.  Loved it then and love it still!  The only thing I needed to change was the sentiment and voila! I had an absolutely adorable Mother’s Day card…

This one begins with a tent fold card base of Whisper White to which I added a 3/4″ strip of Back to Black Designer Series Paper on either side.  a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ layer of Whisper White was punched with the 2 1/2″ circle punch and stamped with a greeting from the Mother’s Love stamp set which can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog.  I used the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder to complete the layer.  The center flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a stamp from the Flower Patch set.  The die-cut flower was done with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a die from the Flower Fair framelits.  It was finished off with a black Candy Dot.  Super quick, super easy, and super cute!

Ok, off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you.  Thank you so much for hopping along with us.  I, myself am off to browse the soon-to-be-released 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!  One of the best perks of being a demonstrator is getting an advance look at what’s in store for us for the coming year and getting my hands on brand-new product weeks ahead of the official release date!  Would you like to take a peek?  Join my team and starting May 5th, you can load your starter kit with pre-order items! Tempting, eh?  Give me a call and let’s talk about it…




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In case you get lost, here is a list of this month’s hoppers.  We always hope we can delight you with our projects, if we did, please let us know!


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