Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jen's Mother's Day Blog Hop


The winner of My blog candy~
Kathy who said~
Beautiful card and gift! My mother has given me lots of "advice" over the years, and is great about being there to listen and not be too pushy with her opinions. She always tells me to be sure to take care of myself so that I'll be there to take care of my kids. This is something that I often forget to do.
Thanks for sharing!

If you got here from Debbie, your right on track, If you just dropped in, start at  Jen's or your going to miss out on some beautiful inspiring projects!  We would not want that to happen now would we?

Back view

Candle from Dollar Tree
Pearl Yellow Lace Butterflies from Momenta
Silk sheer wide ribbon, and thin Martha Stewart ribbon, Cut a butterfly from the sheet, added pearls and a stick pen, also handmade by me.

White card stock letters (Heidi Grace)
Nikki Sivils brad
stick pen, made by me
Sheet cut down from Pearl Yellow Lace Butterflies from Momenta
Clear contact paper
Bone Folder
Paper Trimmer
Zig 2way pin
Martha Stewart fine glitter (Rose Quarts)
Earring back

Blog candy Question:  What is the best advise you have been given from your Mother or person of equal stature in your lifetime?
Cut down your butterfly paper to as close to the shape and size of your card as possible without going over.
Cut contact paper to close to the size and sit your butterfly lace paper on it covering pearly side w the sticky side. press down to make flush all over, add it to your card before scoring.
use your bone folder to press it all down firmly.  Use your  paper trimmer to clean up the edges. The contact paper will not stick through the holes if it bothers you (it did me)  you are going to have to go over them all with your bone folder, like using a Xyron.  I attached my ribbon used my glue pin on the letters,and added the glitter, pop dotted them and added the rest of the embellishments!

So today I gave My Mother, this card and candle set along with the kitchen min ialbum. She almost cried!  Im so glad she loved them!

Blog Candy you ask:  Of Course:  Just make sure your a follower, and leave your answer to the question asked above in your comment!

Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Folder
If you dont have an embossing machine, please see my post how to dry emboss without a machine!

I will pick a winner using Random.Org  Friday May 12.  If not claimed in 1 weeks time, I will be forced to pick another winner  : (    United States Only (shipping cost)

Now your off to Linda  for more beautiful inspiration!


  1. What a lovely set. I sure do like that you added the bottom piece to the end of your stick pin. I worry a bit when I use them, but they are a great addition.

  2. Beautiful project, so very lovely.

  3. Beautiful my friend and i have to admit your blog post brought tears to my eyes!!! Thanks for being in the hop with me!


  4. Your card is absolutley beautiful

  5. I love this and I know your Mother is so proud of her gift.I hope you have a great Mother's Day!!!!Thanks for all the inspiration of give all of us!!
    Hugs, Anita

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  7. Really cute card and coordinating candle. The pins really do add so much . . . and to answer your question, the best advice that I ever received actually came from my mother-in-law and applied to most subjects . . . "You do the best that you can, and what will be, will be."

  8. Love the card and the candle and stick pins.
    The best advice I ever received from my mother was If you are very mad at someone think twice before you say something at the time you are mad. You can never take back the hurtful words you say in anger and those words will always remain between you.

  9. oops forgot I am a follower and here is my contact info.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  10. the best advise you have been given was from my granny... you are only as old as you feel ..she 94 and going strong
    I have blog candy you can win
    Become a follower today
    Rebecca Minor

  11. Love your homemade pin! The best advice my Mom ever gave me is if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all...I now pass that on to my son!

    serina dot nelson at gmail dot com

  12. Elegant card and candle. I love them. I have not had the role model that would have given me good advice, sorry to say. All I can say is, I am trying to raise my kids the way I wish I had been raised.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  13. Wonderful projects! I call my mom weekly for advice lol! I cherish the fact that I have someone I can turn to so much. I'm already a follower! TFS


  14. Love your card and candle, thanks so much for sharing. I am already a follower. I have been given lots of advice and the one I seem to always fall back on is "Let go and Let God".
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  15. I love the card and candle! I think that the best advice my mom ever gave me was, there is always someone who has it worse than me in this world so be thankful for what I have!

  16. Very lovely card. Love that pin and butterfly.

  17. Love the idea of a coordinating card and gift. Such a sweet gift. THanks for sharing the inspiration.
    papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

  18. To be myself,I am a follower,great gift and card! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  19. Beautiful card and candle!
    Happy Mothers Day!

  20. Hi Tanya--Really nice card and coordinating candle. The pins add such a nice touch . . . and you are s good at the pins!!
    To answer your question, the best advice that I received from mom--that's hard. I'd have to say her whole life is a wonderful example. She has a true, deep belief in her faith that has been challenged a great deal.
    Thanks Tanya.

  21. Beautiful work. So much fun! Happy Mother's Day!!!

  22. What a fun project.


  23. Love the lacy butterflies on your card. best advice was never go to bed mad.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  24. Your Card and Candle are just Beautiful. Love the colors and the stick pin. I think one of the most Important thing that my Mom taught me. Was treat someone as you would want them to treat you.
    I'm a new follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

  25. Lovely card and candle!! Your stick pins are beautiful!! :)

    My mom has given me a treasure chest of wonderful advice... One of the best pieces of wisdom is that when I'm tired, I should take a nap! I always feel better and am less likely to be crabby if I take a nap!! :)

    Happy Mother's Day!!

    I'm happy to be a follower... :)

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Beautiful card and gift! My mother has given me lots of "advice" over the years, and is great about being there to listen and not be too pushy with her opinions. She always tells me to be sure to take care of myself so that I'll be there to take care of my kids. This is something that I often forget to do.
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. My mother's good advice- Don't worry about things you have no control over.
    My grandma's good and funny advice- If you can't be good be careful.
    My grandpa's best advice- if you can't afford to pay cash for something don't buy it. If its worth it you will save up for it. Don't use credit cards unless you already have the money in the bank.

    Smiles Sher

  28. great way to dress up a $ store candle. love the matching card. Grandma's advice: never go to bed angry. tfs Tami

    Tambo's Creations

  29. How delightful this is. Always a treat to stop by your blog to see what you are creating!

  30. New follower ... beautiful card and candle. Glad I came across your blog!
    Best advice? Always smile for pictures! Crazy, but now that I am older, it gives you a "face lift" ha ha
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  31. Great gift idea! Beautiful. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  32. beautiful card. Love the way you did the butterflies! I am already a follower. The best advice given to me by my sister was to ask questions slowly and listen for the answer.

  33. My mother always told me and reminded to always Respect your elders!! Very Pretty Candle and Card!! TFS!!! Happy mothers Day!!

    I am having a Giveaway over on my blog,Check it out!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  34. Beautiful projects! I love those colours :-)

  35. This turned out just beautiful! I love love love this idea.

  36. Beautiful card! I love the butterflies and your stickpin! I just learned how to make them on youtube and can't wait to get some supplies this week to play with. My mom has always taught me that family comes first no matter what... I live by that!


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