Thursday, March 24, 2011

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S NON-TRADITIONAL MOTHER'S DAY BLOG HOP

Hi and welcome to my blog.
I'd like to welcome you to the Sparkle N Sprinkle non-traditional Mother's Day Blog Hop, which began at the SparkleNSprinkle Home Blog.

Hopefully you have been enjoying the beautiful cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers Jill, Joan and Anne. Our Mother's Day inspired hop is non-traditional because we're displaying cards which honor special women in our lives, whether they are Moms or not. We hope you will enjoy these feminine cards, and perhaps create something special for the dear women who regularly and meaningfully touch your life. Today, my card is made with Wilma in mind. Wilma is mother to a great friend of mine and she is the closest to being my mom. I lost my mom many years ago and still miss her every day. But Wilma has been a great substitute mom.


Great news!!! Set 265, which is the set I used, is in re-release and available right now at a discount. Clicking here will take you to the SparkleNSprinkle page for this stamp set.

Here are some components of my card:
Flowers in Vase and Verse stamps are in set 265
Buttercup Petal Embossing Powder EP389
Glisten Embossing Powder EP135
Spellbinders Ovals  S4-112
Copic Markers: BG10, YG03, Y06, RV14

Click here for detailed directions for my card.

Blog Hop members:
Jill Jacobsen
Joan Petty
Barbara Bruder -  you are here
Julie Zipple
Donna Maligno
Eleanor Jenkins
Erika Taylor
Judy Rozema
Julie Warner
Linda Lowe
Patti White
Shona Erlenborne
Donna Ellis

Before hopping on over to Julie Zipple's place for further inspiration, please leave a comment here on my blog to be eligible for a great prize! AND don't forget to leave a final comment on the Sparkle N Sprinkle home blog about a woman who has inspired you.

Have a great and inspired day!!!!!



54 comments:

Gina said...

What a beautiful card! You are always such an inspiration to me. Gina

creativearts said...

Lovely card! I love the vase set!

lakeslady said...

Such a pretty card Wilma will be delighted with it I am sure.Lovely lace effect Barbara.

Sandy said...

congrats on the card to wilma

Julie Z said...

Very nice card with the softly colored vases. And so nice of you to honor both Wilma & your own mom.

Judy Rozema said...

How sweet this is! I love the yellow lacy background and your sparkly sentiment!

April said...

Very pretty. I love the frame and these re-released stamps!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wilma is sure to love your card Barbara. I love the background for your vases. I'm so glad they brought this set back out! Shona

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty, Barbara! Love the sunny colors and lacy frame.

happy said...

The lace is very eye catching!

Donnell Family said...

Simply elegant. I like the card colors and design. I think I could do something like this!!

Carrie Ray Donnell

carol.drumwright said...

Very elegant. The lace background is very striking!

Sheila said...

Very attractive card -- stunning. I love the lacy background,

Lady Liberty said...

Beautiful card - love the lace.
Gloria

Mary said...

Love the lacey window frame!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

I like what you did with the background die, doubling it and of course covering it with glitter!!

carrie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the way the yellow lacy look makes the flower vases pop.

klharp said...

The card is fabulous and I love the contrast of the brightly glittered die cut with the soft coloring of the flowers & vase. Beautiful!

Linda is stamping again! said...

Beautiful card. Love the lace background.

Dena said...

I like the way you connected the corners to make the frame. Great idea!

pjw said...

I love the colors and lace. So sweet.

Kristin said...

Love the lacey frame around the simple flower vases. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy M said...

Barbara, love that lacey frame. Its perfect for the card. I too lost my mom many years ago and have many dear friends who have counseled me over the years. Here's to all the women in our lives.
Cheesy

Janibear58 said...

Barbara, what a beautiful card. I do love the new stamp set. Vases are just so feminine. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Jamie said...

Very sparkly and beautiful :-)

judys said...

The flowers in the vase stamp is wonderfully effective against the bright yellow lacy background. Great card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my, Barbara...that is so beautiful! I love the flowers in the vase image and also how you used the doily design for a backdrop. Any woman would be overjoyed to get this lovely card. I, too, only have memories of my precious mother, but I do still make cards for my daughter and daughter in law who are mothers to my grandsons.

Jann said...

What a delightful spring card I love the gold "netting"

Jann

firstgrandma6 said...

That is a perfect card for a non-biological mom. I know many of us have at least one! I also think the name card is beautiful!

Nana Connie said...

Barbara, The image you chose is one of my favorites. The doily is so perfect and you nmade great color choices! Isn't it wonderful to have someone as a Mom when our own moms have gone on? TFS

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially like how you made the corner swirls into a frame so they look just like a lace doily. I can't wait to get the reissued flower vase set.

janhobbs@bryrus.net said...

Very unusual card. I do like the vase and flower stamps.
Jan

Julesathome said...

THe gold netting look enhances the card to the enth degree!@

Ciao Bella! said...

Gorgeous card Barbara! Love how you linked the corner dies together -- that's really thinking. Way to go!

Pat said...

Love the background die cut.

NWFlamingo said...

So very pretty, especially when you click on it and enlarge it so you can see all the detail.

Mildred said...

Lovely card. I like the lacey yellow background.

musesmom said...

Absolutely love the buttercup yellow and how you used the swirly corners! Clever!!

tarastorm62 said...

The lace adds the perfect touch.

Dee in N.H. said...

Thats so pretty! Love the image and the lace! It's a great tribute for your special friend!

ArteDar said...

Beautiful....I need to make more cards and try and catch up to your talents. I love the groups name...Sparkle and Sprinkle....makes me want to live my life like that....wouldn't that be neat?
P&L and TY!

Karen Howard said...

I love the feminine touch to your card with the look of lace Barbara. You did a fantastic job with the colors you used.

Anonymous said...

The card is beatiful and your color choices are striking
Cathy R.

Pat K said...

Lovely card the lace is such a nice touch

KarenK said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the lacy cutout accent. So nice that you found a second "mom" which is how I view my lovely and loving mother-in-law. I'm a lucky woman.

Mary T said...

Nice card

MrsETaylor said...

Barbara, I so love the glimmery papers that you used with the glitters. Really striking card. Thanks for the inspiration today

Toodles
Erika

Anonymous said...

A stunning card! Every part of it is beautiful and you put the parts together so well. I will have to try using four corner die cuts to make a frame like you did. What a clever idea!
Frann

debmiata2001 said...

Simply a beautiful card. Love everything about it. Very elegant.

Jeanne said...

Such a great combination of modern and vintage! Thanks for the inspiration.

Janet said...

This vase set is lovely and I think you did a great job of placing the swirly corners so it looks like an antique frame.
Janet

seamom said...

Very pretty card! I love lavender and bright yellow together.

E. Marie said...

I love the vase and flowers image and your coloring is so pretty. It look great accented by that lovely frame.

Lynnie said...

Your card opens the heart. The colors brighten the area and remind us all that beautiful can be simple and striking. You have accomplished. Thank you for taking the time to share your creation.