Saturday, April 30, 2011

I ♥ Mom. Mom's Day Blog Hop

If you are here for the DISNEY PIXAR Blog Hop, please click HERE to be connected directly to that post. Feel free to stay here, too, or revisit us to see this project and be eligible to win this BLOG CANDY.

I'm so pleased to participate in this Mom's Day Blog Hop (April 30 and May 1), for many reasons. First of all, I My Mother ... I Being A Mother ... and I Over-the-Moon Being a Grandmother. 

And I have an exciting announcement to share with my blog followers. Well, it's exciting for me!  It leads right into my project....

OK here is my news:  I've been selected to be one of the members of Creative Pointe's Premier Design Team! It's a 4-month term beginning May 1, and it's my first DT. We'll be using great SVG cuts from Diecut Designers to make projects. DD's site is now open so be sure to check out their new and rapidly growing stock of SVG files for cutting on your electronic cutter.

I created my Mom's Day Blog Hop project using a Diecut Designers' file.  Here is my card:

To make this card, I used the Flowerpot Trio file from Diecut Designers.  This bright and cheery (and very easy to use!) SVG file includes the flower pots, leaves, flowers, and letters.  While this is designed to spell M-O-M, you could easily use this file without the cut letters as a pick-me-up/cheer card or birthday card.

To make this card, I backed the paper-pieced trio on an image of a sun, clouds and grassy hill.  I purchased this image from ClickArt Online ($39/year -- a real bargain!) and modified it to pixelate and soften,  using PhotoShop. 

Inside, the printed sentiment says: "Thank you for giving me all I'll ever need to blossom. Happy Mother's Day".

BLOG CANDY:  You can pretty-up your Mom's Day card using EmbEllies' card pins like those shown here.  These are handmade and luscious!  The winner of this blog candy, picked at random by, will win 3 pairs of these cute babies! 

To win:

1.   Be or become a follower of cardmonkey-business's blog.
2.   Leave a comment here. Specify what colors you'd like to see in your EmbEllies if you're chosen to win. 

Continue on your hop:


If you get lost along the way, go back to the beginning of the Hop to Nicolette's fun site at Beyond Scrappin, where the full list of blog stops is listed. 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by!


jengd said...

Very very cute. I like the look of the sharp cuts against the soft background.

Unknown said...

Great card! Congrats on the design team! I would pick green pens...
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card.... I would be happy to receive it for Mother's Day!!! And.... congrats on the DT position, I'm going to have to go over there & check it out!!!

If I should win, I would want you to surprise me with colors.... I have such a hard time choosing, an I love surprises!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Anniebee said...

Very cute card! My mom passed away in 2001 and I really miss making cards and things for her. Love the Embellies pins and would choose pink or turquoise if I were to win your giveaway.


P.S. I missed the Royal Wedding Tea hop but I had to laugh out loud at your comments regarding the hats, especially the one Princess Beatrice wore! Wild, huh? Looks like something Lady Gaga might wear! Hahaha!

Misty said...

I ♥ your card! Congrats on the DT!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

kathlee said...

Such a beautiful card and I just love the sentiment! If I had to choose the color I would have to say pink!
Happy Mothers Day (I love being a Grammie too)

Leeann said...

This card is adorable.... I would love to get this from my kids even if it were (eeek) store-bought! If I had to choose any color embelly, I would have to say purple or blue since I use a lot of these colors.

Leeann said...

Looks even better on your blog Ellen! Thanks for being part of the Team.

Anonymous said...

pretty card

Cathie w said...

so sweet love it....ya MOM!!! TFS!!!


Liz said...

congrats on th DT! Love your card can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Pamela Lash said...

Creating cards for Moms is wonderful and you are definitely right about the grandma comment - TFS your inspiration.
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

kyscrappinNana said...

Love your card!! TFS

Janet said...

Love your card and congrates on the DT post. You are a great pick.

Janice said...

Great great stuff!

thescrapbookgirl at yahoo(.)com

Jae said...

Congrats on being selected for the DT! Love the card - so cute! TFS :)

Chriss America Real said...

Oh! I am so behind everyone else, I don't know what SVG is! I was taught to scrap by a Creative Memories Gal who only wanted us to use Creative Memories stuff, so I am learning all of this as I go along. Hopefully with some help from all of my new friends and all the blog hopping I am doing I will learn quickly! LOVE your card by the way!

Lara said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for doing this- it is so much fun! lclass003atgmaildotcom

quilt4fun2 said...

Very cute idea with the potted plants. Kind of like a banner but not. I like it! Thank You for sharing in the hop
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Kathryn said...

Congrats on the Design Team!!! The card is wonderful!!! TFS

Chriss America Real said...

Oh! I forgot to say what color embellies, I would like...Pink or green would be fine with me!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I am just tickled pink you were selected for the DT--and I can't wait to go on over and check them out!! Love the card--the cut is adorable, but the art is all in the paper selections and how you finished it! Thanks for sharing! I am a follower, and really enjoy your blog. I'm having such a good time hopping with you on this can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

nantastic said...

Congrats on the design team. Love that card. Pink and purple are my colors if I won. Thanks.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

Congrats!!! Awesome card. Love it. I really like the colors you have in the photo...They look like pearls to me.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Congrats on the design team! How fun! Love the card!


Jamie said...

I forgot to add, I'd pick pink pins! :D Thanks for the chance to win!

Kaitlin said...

Very cute card!:)


Lisa R. said...

Sweet springy card! Love those pins. I like springy colors! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Juliana T said...

very nice card. I would choose purple or green. I became a follower.

AmyJRockstar said...

Love your card! Turned out so well. Thanks for the chance to win too! If I win I like these color combos, black, pink, and white or black, pink, and lime green. Thanks again!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Congrats on your new DT position!!! Wahooo!!!!

Love your flower pot card! So cute how you spelled out "MOM" on the flowers!


joydee1963 said...

Great card!love the flowers,I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

How cute is that!!! The lil flowers are ADORABLE!!!


Michelle said...

This MoM card came out really cute. Love those pins too.
Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
If your not already a follower of my blog I would really love for you to join me

Theresa said...

Such a cute card! Love the flowers, so sweet for mothers day.

Emily said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win as well. I would love to see blues or purples.

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)