Sunday, May 1, 2011

{A Card for a Mom and A|S Blog Hop}


     Good Morning and welcome to my blog! Today is a busy day and I am thrilled that you stopped by to join in the fun! If you are hopping along with the A Muse Studio blog hop then you came to the right place! This is also my card for the Cupcake Inspirations weekly challenge. See I told ya it was busy around here! Here is this weeks Cupcake Inspiration picture:


   


   Everything I used to create my card except for the white lace is from A Muse Studio. My card features the "Wild Rose" stamp set. It really is perfect for a Mother's Day card. I daubed  bubblegum, and cranberry pigment inks onto my flower stamp to create the pretty flowers. The pigment ink gives the flowers such a soft and pretty appearance, I love our inks.  I cut 3 pieces of card stock into strips and attached them to my card. Next I machine stitched along the edges. I added the pretty bubblegum satin ribbon and added a small die cut butterfly. I finished off the card with the "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from the "Essential Sentiments" set.  I hope you like my card!



       Today I am offering some A Muse Studio blog candy for 1 lucky winner. 1 brand new 12 yard package of Toffee twine. I LOVE this twine, and recommend getting the other colors also, especially vanilla. I am also giving away several die cut butterflies using all 3 sizes of the A Muse Studio butterfly metal dies. To win all I ask is for you to become a follower if you haven't become one already and leave a comment. If you would like two more chances to win then leave a comment on this blogpost, and check back tomorrow for my third A Muse Studio card and leave a comment there as well!



    This week I am offering a sign up special to anyone that would like to join A Muse

Studio and be a part of my downline, any stamp set 15.99 or less for FREE. You can sign up with
  A| S for only $99 right now which is a fantastic deal, and now by signing up under me you can get even more great stamps. Email me at alwaysctr at yahoo dot com if you have any questions.


Your next stop on the hop is Kari Bell  . 


If you get lost, here is the complete list:

Krystie Hersch -
Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Liane Vigil -
Lisa Wakabayashi
Lesa Wolfe
Veronica Zalis - You are here!
Kari Bell -


            Today I am playing along with a handful of challenges.

Two Sisters Challenge Blog # 37 - For a Mom

Etsy Inspired Challenge # 137 - Imagine Studio


Totally Gorjuss Challenge # 78 - 123  (My card has 1 butterfly, 2 flowers, and 3 patterned papers!





37 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous card! I'm liking the Amuse stuff more every time I see it. This is a beautiful example!

liannallama said...

Such a lovely card! Each mother's day I send my three most important cards of the year! I agonize over them and feel so much pressure, LOL! I think I am going to CASE your card for sure because it is definitely "mother-worthy"!

Dawn said...

I seriously love this card, so great. I just followed your blog. Fun FUn FUn!!!

Lueyes said...

These cards are beautiful. I love the pink flowers and butterflies.

Princess said...

This card is so way adorable. I think my mother would swoon over a card like this. Absolutely love it!

Princess said...

Became a follower. Was an easy decision...your work is ADORABLE!

Kathy said...

This is simply beautiful. I love the layered flowers and the colors. I'm also in love with the butterfly dies and have to remind myself that they don't need to go on everything.

judy said...

Pretty card! I really enjoy when
your team has a blog hop.

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous! Love how you did the flowers!!

Courtney said...

What a great card! I especially like how you made the flower two shades of pink. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Wakabayashi said...

Such a sweet card! It looks good enough to eat ;D

TaniaM said...

Thanks for the inspiration! It is just beautiful and I can't wait to try it!

The Paper Pundit said...

This is beautiful, love the colors!

Chris said...

this is beautiful, the coloring on the flowers is fantastic and everything about the cards goes perfectly well.

VanessaB said...

sooooooooooo beautiful!! :)

theCook said...

Such a beautiful card, I absolutely love those flowers. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week!

kari bell said...

love all your paper layers & lace!

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful card! This is perfect for my Paper Players challenge--thanks so much for playing!

Babe O'Mara said...

This is an absolutely beautiful Mother's Day card. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kelly Spivey said...

Really pretty card!! I love the layers of paper at the bottom...and the lace is the perfect touch!! Now you have made me want that stamp set too! =)

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the strips of paper and lace at the bottom and how you colored the flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

How perfect for Mother's Day! Elegant and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Let's Ink It Up's embellish-it challenge and good luck!!

Hugzzz
Tammy xx

Sarah said...

An awesome Mother's Day card! Love the layers and the stitching. Thanks so much for playing with us at CI Paints. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Shirl said...

Such a pretty pastel card and I love all the embellishments you have added. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Sally said...

Beautiful card!! I love that stamp set. Soft and lovely......

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the delicate colours! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
claire xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the 3 dimensional flower and butterfly. And the layering of the papers with the lace is just perfect. Wonderful!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great Mothers Day card, love the ribbon & the butterfly!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Super Jen said...

This is a perfect Mother's Day card!

Paulette Still said...

What a beautiful Mother's day card! I was surprised to see that it was a solid image flower you used. I was expecting that you stamped the outline and sponged in the inks. Love the results anyway. And I need to get busy on my Mday stuff! =D

darling Ho said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love all the dps you used, and the flowers and butterfly are perfect!
Thanks for joining us at 2SC this time.:)
~~hugs~darling Ho~~

StephC said...

Beautifully done! The bow is to die for! Just wonderful!

...just Barbara said...

Such a sweet card and I love the lace and stitching! Thanks for letting me be the Guest Sweetie this week! *Hugs

~Tammy~ said...

Your coloring is fantastic! I am swooning over the lace!

Sheena said...

A very gorgeous creation - thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Lisa M. said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the CAS top portion and then the paper layers at the bottom! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Tinemor said...

Oh! A lovely card! Love the colours and the flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.. Hope to see you this week too.

Hugs ~ Tine