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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop!! Happy Mother's Day!! Want some candy? :)

If you are here for the Mother's Day Blog Hop, CONGRATULATIONS!!  You have reached the END of the hop!!  You should have arrived here from my awesome aussie friend, Carlene!!  Isn't she just the sweetest???  If you've hopped right here from your dashboard or email, you'll definitely want to begin at the beginning (and go on til you come to the end....)

I'm just so tickled that Jen invited me to be a part of this wonderful hop dedicated to celebrating all-things-MOM!!  :)  If you are a mom, then let me begin by saying 'Happy Mother's Day!'  I'm so glad you chose to spend a little time with us for the hop!!  I'm offering blog candy below, so please be sure to stick around for that...

For today's project, I made a fun and easy Mother's Day card inspired by the folks at OWH (you can view the tutorial for this card at their site HERE)...  When I first saw this dimensional ruffled card, I knew I wanted to make one for my mom on Mother's Day!!
This is a Cricut-less card...  I used Creative Memories Delight Tone-on-Tone Paper for the ruffles, flower, and background cardstock.  The ruffles were punched with Stampin Up!'s Eyelet Border Punch.  The flower was punched with Creative Memories Scallop Circle Punch and 1.25" Circle Punch (leaves were hand cut).  The stamp is from a retired SU! set.
The fun part about this card is that not only is it quick and easy to make (and oh-so-cool looking with all the dimensionals used under the layers to really make it stand out!), but by changing the colors and the punch you use, you will never run out of options for this card!!
My second project is actually a layout that I posted yesterday (you can see the full post with details by clicking HERE)...  This is a layout all about how I really love being The-Mom to my fantastic kiddos...
And finally (and I may never be forgiven for posting this here), I have to share the most wonderful Mother's Day present I could have ever hoped for...  So that you know, I always tell people that gifts that you make yourself are always most appreciated by me -- Sure, the Heath Miller Steeler's jersey that The-Boy-Child gave me for Christmas is well-treasured and much-loved...  But THIS present will forever be something that I hold in my heart...  At 12:01am, The-Boy-Child sent me THIS for Mother's Day (see why he's my favorite son? -- and, yes, he really did write and perform this for me!):


This hop begins today (Sunday, May 8th) and will continue through Wednesday, May 11th...  That means you have four whole days to hop through the line up and enter for any blog candy along the way...  Some of the stops will have new projects posted for some or all of the days, so feel free to stop on by each day... 

And NOW....  What's a Blog Hop without Blog Candy???  I have a selection of paper and embellishments for one lucky hopper!!  Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me about what makes Mother's Day special to you -- Is it breakfast in bed, spending time with your mom, a day off from cooking?  You do not need to be a follower to win; however, if you enjoy what you see here, I would love for you to join my Fabulous Followers...

For each day that you hop here, you will be able to leave a comment for an EXTRA chance to win my blog candy -- If you stop by and leave a comment all four days, you'll TRIPLE your chances in the drawing!!  Become a follower (and leave a second comment) to get a second chance (if you are already a follower, you can still leave the extra comment for a second chance).  Want another chance?  'Like' my page on Facebook (click the badge to the right or click HERE) and leave me another comment letting me know that you did.  ADDITIONALLY, if you would like to earn yet another chance, please hop over to Decorate To Celebrate (a new challenge blog all about parties) and sign up to be a follower there...  Come back and let me know you did that with another comment (by the way, there's BIG candy to be won over there, so feel free to stick around and enter to win there too!)...

** Can you believe that I really do include small print???  :)  -- To be eligible for my "Mother's Day" Blog Hop Candy you need to leave a comment on this post telling me about what makes Mother's Day special to you  (if you don't know how to get to the comment box, CLICK HERE)...  For a second chance to win, become a follower (if you are already a follower, that's okay too) and leave a SECOND comment that you are following...  There are several other ways to get extra chances (outlined above) and you can TRIPLE your chances to win by visiting EACH day of the hop and leaving another comment...  The winner will be selected and posted on May 12th (later in the day rather than sooner, cuz I'll be needing some coffee first!)...  Selected winner will have SEVEN (7) whole days to claim the prize (if you include your email address, I will be happy to email you if you are the winner, if you choose NOT to leave your email, please be sure to CHECK BACK!!) or it will be re-gifted, possibly to the lunch lady's mother or the Queen of Hearts, but probably to another comment participant...  This drawing is held in happy spirits with good intentions, so please enter with the same...  Here ends the fine print. :)


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Here is the entire line-up for the Mother's Day Blog Hop, so if you get lost along the way or if you want to head back to visit anyone again, simply click their name and you'll be directed to their blog!!
Amy  THAT'S ME!!  You are HERE!! :)

46 comments:

Jenn Roseman said...

Love your projects!!! New follower and what makes my Mother's Day special is spending with my boys and spending time with my Mom!!!

Hugs!

Celeste said...

Wonderful card and layout... Oh wow that video was fantastic. It just shows the love he has for you.

- said...

Oh My Goodness that video is the sweetest thing I have ever seen(aside from my kids of course..) What makes Mother's day special, is just being able to be a mother to 3 wonderful kids. I know that some women have a hard time having children, and my heart goes out to them. I have truly been blessed to have my wonderful wonderful kids.
Happy Mother's day to you.
(:(:SMILES:):)

ROBIN aka thecricutscrapper

girlia said...

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. Mother's Day is special because I get to spend extra time with my mom showering her with extra time and gifts.

Rhonda Emery said...

how sweet what a wonderful mothers day gift. now that makes my heart melt. ha hugs have a great mothers day. looks like you are.

HockeyScrap said...

Your card is really nice, but that video from your son is PRICELESS. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Mother's day for me is more about me celebrating my awesome kids than them celebrating me. Judging by you posting the video, you feel the same way.
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HockeyScrap said...

I am a follower now. And I will hopefully have time during the Monday to Friday work week to return for the rest of the hop!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower
thank you for sharing
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Become a follower today
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BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Love your projects...video from your son is PRICELESS... celebrating my awesome kids... But I miss my mom she with GOD now
I have blog candy you can win
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sgrcookie said...

OMG, the video made me cry! How precious is that? Happy Mother's Day, what makes mine special is celebrating my son's bday with him, it almost always falls on Mother's Day weekend :)

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sgrcookie said...

I am a new follower!

Debc06 said...

What great projects and what a wonderful gift from your son.
Debbie
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Debc06 said...

I am a face book fan

Debc06 said...

I am a new follower on Decorate to celebrate.
Debbie
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thekolbes said...

Great card, love the ruffles and your layout is amazing. You have an AWESOME son there. Thanks so much for sharing. I love Mother's Day just being able to hang out with my boys, and just love being a Mother. I am a new follower
Trish
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thekolbes said...

I am a new follower to your blog
Thanks
Trish
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thekolbes said...

I just liked you on facebook............:)
Trish
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thekolbes said...

I am following Decorate to Celebrate.
Thanks
Trish
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Linda Dale said...

Great cards, Mother's day is special time me to remember all the Moms in my life who have made a special impact on my life. Friend, family and memories together to celebrate.

Sarah said...

Love the projects! I think what makes mother's day special for me is spending time with my mom and the kids that are in my life since I am not a natural born mother. They always do something special to honor me as well as their mother!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

MsJay said...

Pretty card and love the layout.

joydee1963 said...

I love spending the day with my son,pretty card, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

Super pretty Mothers Day card Amy! That is a lot of punching! Beautiful. My favorite thing about Mothers Day?....easy peasy!! Being PAMPERED!
Happy Mothers Day!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

The Digi Street - Stamp Shop by Andy Bauer said...

Super sweet video. Thanks for sharing that. Great projects too! Happy Mother's Day!!! I'm a new follower!

Maryann said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Wonderful projects.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

mamawcindy said...

Love your Ruffle Card and layout.Mother's Day is such a Special Day. So Thankful to still have my Mom and Thankful to still have my 97 year old Grandmother still in my life.Thankful to have such wonderful Grown Children and feel so blessed to now have two Precious little Grandchildren. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

How special is that video, love you card also.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy said...

Beautiful card and layout! Aren't the best presents to little things our kids do from their hearts? Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

shersl84bed said...

I watched your son's video twice, how special. My son is just learning guitar and he played My Girl for me. Wish I had it on video too.
Mother's day is special to me because I get to spend time with my own mother and my sons. I can't tell you how many times they said I love you, and how many hugs I recieved that day.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Lillian Child said...

You must have been in tears after that video. It takes so little to make us mother's so very happy. And what a delightful card!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the video, so sweet!

My special day was to have it for Scrapping with my Hubby. He cut stuff out on the Cricut for me and kept the Grand children entertained. He even made meals and snacks. Yipee!


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Just A Pac Rat said...

I am a follower of your great blog!


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Just A Pac Rat said...

I am following decorate to celebrate too! Look forward to many new project inspiration on there.


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Lisa R. said...

What a beautiful scrapbook LO. Love the layered paper border! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Juliana T said...

Love the layered card! the colors are great and your layout is very nice, too.

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Juliana T said...

I am already a follower!

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Juliana T said...

I liked your page on facebook.

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Juliana T said...

I added your blinkie to my blog. Thanks for the instructions!

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Juliana T said...

I went to the Decorate to Celebrate blog and participated there, too.

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card, love the layers and the border punch! I love when my girls try and keep the days plans a secret from me! All the giggles and sneaking around!

Tambo said...

your son's song was just so sweet! How lucky you are for that love. Great projects/ love your work!tfs Tami
tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

Tambo's Creations

craftaholic said...

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craftaholic said...

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craftaholic said...

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moknowsall said...

The pansy's are perfect - love the colors and the use of them how they encircle MOM. How creative.

Maureen

 
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