Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop

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

You should have arrived here from Jami's blog at the Paper Farm. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie's blog Deb's Eclectic Thoughts 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.

Today I have a card I made for 2 very special friends. They both have kids the same age as my kids. I say kids but their all adults now. But they have always loved and prayed for my kids as if they were their own. It's a great comfort when you have friends that pray for you children. We can all use extra prayers.
We're all very good friends but their personalities are somewhat different. So I made one design for both cards but changed them to fit each woman.
Both cards started out with the exact same cardstock and patterned paper. But they have very different looks just by inking the papers of the first card.

Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo works perfect with the K & Company paper for the distressed card. Using the inker and rubbing it in circular motion added so much depth and aged the paper perfectly. I used the same technique on all the papers for the distressed card. On the brighter card I left all the papers untouched, the lace and Cricut cuts are the exact same.
Here's all the papers, lace and cuts from the Cricut inked. It's hard to believe that the same lace was used on both cards. Just by inking the lace it totally changes the look of the lace.

The card base is Kraft cardstock cut at 4 3/4 wide x 5 1/4 tall. I used the cuttlebug folder Textile on the cream card stock. I rounded the edges on all the papers. The cream paper border above the lace is cut with the Cricut using the Elegant Cake cartridge, it's on page 65 and cut at 1/4" and inked. The sentiment is from My Pink Stampers "Simply Sweet Occasions" stamp set. It's stamped on a cut from the Mother's Day cartridge cut at 2 1/2". The sentiment is popped up with Pop Dots and I added buttons with glue dots.

Two very different looks with the same papers. I really like both looks, which one do you prefer?

A blog hop wouldn't be complete without some blog candy. Become a follower and leave a comment to enter to win. One comment per person please. Please leave me a way to contact you. The winner will be picked on May 10th.

Thanks for hopping along with 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 THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.

Next on the hop, is the talented Claire at Cricuty Doo Dah.

If you've missed anyone along the way you can start at:

Debbie at Debs Eclectic Thoughts START HERE

Brenda at Happy Scrapper 64

Dawn at Scrappyrn-scrappyrn

Chrissie at Chatterscene

Cindy at In Love with Paper

Suzanne at Cricut Crafting Grammy

Paula at Owl be Scrappin

Maria at Stamp Cut Create

Robin at Scrappin Delta Diva

Heather at Houses built of Cards

Jami at The Paper Farm

Dana at Paper Memories -YOU ARE HERE

Claire at Cricuty Doo Dah

Jenny at Scrap with Jenny

Lauren at All Things Crafty

Cassie at Scrappin Palace

Stefani at Styles by Stefani

Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous

Darcy at Time 2 Create

Kelly at Kbiend Designs END OF BLOG HOP

Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower to win my blog candy. One comment per person please. And Thanks for joining in our blog hop.


Kimberly said...

I just love the distressed look. I can't seem to pull it off though..awesome job. TFS! www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
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Cely said...

wowie! look at that card! look at that blog candy! it's like christmas on your blog!

i could use a few pointers on the vintage-y, shabby chic look. I try sometimes but I can't get them to look as nice as I want them to. Practice makes perfect, I guess!

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

What delightful projects! Your friends will love receiving these heartfelt cards!

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!


Kelly said...

Beautiful cards Dana!

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful cards! I love the distressed look...I am always so afraid to do it to my projects. Looks like I need to experiment because it is such a fabulous look!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Lauren said...

So elegant! I love it!! Glad to be on the hop with you!!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

cute project. TFS

Houses Built of Cards said...

What BEAUTIFUL cards!!! I love the two different looks! Glad you could be part of this hop!


Suzanne said...

What a super idea to show the same card with one being distressed and one not. I myself like distressed but love both of these. Great job!

DeeDee said...

VERY pretty cards! TFS! :)

Dale Morin said...

Great card. I just became your newest follower. Great blog candy too.


Debbie said...

WOW...they are going to really love those cards you made. Thanks for participating in the blog hop with us. Happy Mother's Day to you ! Debbie

Maria said...

Love the vintage look of these cards. Very pretty!

loving3boys1girl said...

Gorgeous cards!

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dlmbscrapping said...

I love it- my favorite is the inked one but they are both beautiful

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C.P. said...

I love these they are beautiful! Happy to be blog hopping with you!

Paper Deckerations said...

I definitely need to learn that distressing technique! You did a great job! Beautiful cards!!
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Kris Dietz said...

I love your cards. I can't decide which I like best. Beautiful!

I'm a new follower.

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Sue D said...

I like both--it is so cool to see how a little ink can change the look.
I am a follower.
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Stefani said...

the cards are amazing! very detailed! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance for the blog candy. Stefani

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards! I'm amazed how it is the same design, but yet looks so different. Great job!


Brenda said...

I love both of your cards but particularly the one you distressed. Great job on both! I am a follower of your blog.

Penny said...

I am really loving the distressed look on your cards. They are adorable. TFS

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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the looks of both cards, it is great to see how something as simple as ink can totally change the look.
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Jill said...

So elegant and beautiful! You did an amazing job! TFS. jgiokas@comcast.net

sweetlilscrapper said...

love your work!!

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Kimberli said...

Beautiful cards, its hard to choose which one I like best - they are both so pretty!! I have distress ink but haven't played around too much with it yet, seeing the differences in your cards has inspired me to! I'm a new follower!


Babe O'Mara said...

I love the distressed look on your cards. Nicely done. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


Misty said...

I love them both, but the distressed is my fave.
Hummer Hugs,
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jcinokc said...

Your cards are very elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

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lisastuf said...

Wow! Both of these cards are just gorgeous! I would have a hard time picking between the two.
Good Work!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Robin Marshall Clark said...

I love the Tim Holtz inks. They can change the look of things really easily. Love your projects!

thekolbes said...

I LOVE your cards, they are so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the distressed vintage look.. great job thanks for the tut

Lauren said...

This hop was so fun. Glad to be a part of it with you. I left a surprise for you on my blog. Go check it out!