Friday, May 06, 2011


Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP.  Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafy inspiration in honor of mothers everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from DEBBIE.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at DEBBIE - to start so you don't miss any of the projects.  There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.

My project is a Mother's Day card for my daughter from my grandson. Here it is:

Front of card

Inside of card:

Close ups of inside of card:

For the front of the card, the base is The Paper Company cardstock. The patterned cardstock is from the DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies Stack. 

I cut "Whoo loves  you?" from the Straight From The Nest Cricut cartridge at a height of 1.75", using Wausau Paper Royal Fiber Sunflower Bark Texture cardstock. 

The owl was cut from the Give A Hoot Cricut cartridge at a height of 4", using brown Bazzill cardstock and the following Wausau Paper:  Royal Fiber Sunflower Bark Texture cardstock (for the body), Crinkles Mustard (for the belly, wings, triangle between eyes) and Royal Metallics White Gold on Noble White (for the eyes).  The very light yellow for the legs and beak are from The Paper Company.

On the inside, the vellum quote is Tiny Tales Vellum by My Minds Eye.  The "I Do" is cut from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge at a height of 1.75" using Wausau Paper Royal Fiber Sunflower Bark Texture cardstock.  Since I couldn't find my Happy Mother's Day stamp, I had to write that part. 

Here is a screen shot of my Gypsy, as well as the  paper on the mat:  (sorry the screen shot is blurry, but I haven't figured out how to get a better shot yet.)

I hope you enjoyed my card.  This is my first time participating in a blog hop, and I want to thank Debbie for asking me to join.  Since I'm new, I'd like to offer some blog candy, but I'm not sure what it is yet.  I'm actually at the Mega Meet and will pick up a prize there.  Not sure what it will be, but if you'd like a chance to win it, you will need to leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you.  I'll write down the names of the commenters and have my grandson draw the winner.  (I'd use an electronic program, but I don't know where to find one and how they work.)  You are not required to be a follower to win, but I'd love to have you as one!

Thanks for hopping along wth us.  Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANKS MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie is offering as a Grand Prize.

Next up on the hop is the talented DAWN.


  1. Got to love the owl- really nice- and really cute little one inside

  2. Congrats on your FIRST blog hop! I'm sure there will be many more to come! Your project is just delightful! Thanks for sharing.

    And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

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  4. Super cute owl!! I love the quote as well. Glad to be on such an awesome blog hop with you!!

  5. Great card. I love anything with the owl on it and this one is so cute!!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  6. Love the cute little owl. Great idea to add a pic. I love to go back and look at cards and it would be fun to remind yourself what they look like then.

  7. Brenda, love the picture of your son on the inside. Anyone would love to receive that special card. Thanks Dana

  8. Such a cute card!!! So glad you could join in on this hop as well!

  9. I am honored to have this be your first Blog Hop...must warn you they become addicting ! Your project is adorable..I just love OWLS! Debbie

  10. What a cute card. Enjoying the blog hop.

  11. Adorable card, I love that you show how you laid out all your papers.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  12. Love the owl! It's my first blog hop as well! Great job!


  13. What a cute card. I love the picture inside the card. I am now a follower. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  14. Cute card! I may steal that idea and make a card from my kids to my mom!

    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

  15. Nice card......and I'm following your blog!

  16. This is so cute and a great idea with the picture inside.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  17. What a great card! I love adding pictures to my projects!! Great job!

  18. What a great card/gift! I love the owl too.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  19. Hi, thank you for the chance to win a prize form the Mega Meet! Hope you are having fun! Love the owl card! My MIL loves Owls, so I might have to copy for her Mother's Day card!!

  20. Such a cute card! I know your daughter will love it!
    Congrats on your first Blog Hop!
    I am happy to be a new follower.
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  21. Really cute card - love the sentiment and the owl!

  22. What a cute card. I'm sure it will become a treasured keepsake. TFS

  23. What a fun card, I love the colors you used!


  24. Congrats on your first blog hop!!!! I love the owl and a great quote.


  25. Really sweet card!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  26. Cute card. Love the colors. Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  27. Way to give out very detailed instructions. Sweet card!
    Jami Larson

  28. Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  29. That is such a sweet card.. thanks for the tutorial on how to make it with the Gypsy

  30. Love the card! It is so cute!! I have an award on my blog for you! Come visit and pick it up! TFS

  31. Very cute, I'm a sucker for owls! :)


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