Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle Non Traditional Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Non Traditional Mother's Day Blog Hop, which begins at the SNS Home Blog here (click on here).  If you hopped here by way of the amazing  Julie Warner's you are right on track.
 Hopefully you have been enjoying the marvelous cards presented by my fellow Sparkle Team designers.  Our Mother's Day inspired hop  is non traditional because we are 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 I have three cards to share with you.  Each card represents  particular women who have  been a part of my life. I hope they make you smile.

This card is for all the women who mother a child other than their own, for what ever reason, we thank you. I used the Stamp Set 426 Easter Chicks .  I added a little Sparkle N Soft Sun Dazzle SS112 to my Chick to make her/him warm and fuzzy. The Bunny has a little Pink Spirit SS108 Sparkle N Soft in her ears. There is also a little glitz (glitter) too, Orange Surprise G1010, Dazzling Rose G1085, Shell Pink G1022 and Sparkling Snow G1003 all of these fantastic products are available at Sparkle N Sprinkle.



Here is card number two. If the shoe fits, buy more then one pair.  When I was  in college I would buy a pair of shoes and then make a dress to match..... my good friend loved to borrow my shoes...... Today we still borrow from each other when we are in need of that certain unique item. 


I stamped this shoe  three times on different paper and paper pieced it, colored with Copic markers and added a little Fiery Fushia Glitter G1004 to the shoe.  I used a Spellbinders die to frame the shoe and highlighted the frame with Parisian Mist Glitter G1017. The  Parisian Mist Glitter matches the green paper perfectly.

When I made this card I was thinking of  a TV show that ran  in the late 60's early 70's  "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", Mrs. Livingston was there for Eddie.


I used the stamp set 177 Asian 2 - Japanese Lady.  The collar of her kimono is decorated with Golden Sparkle Embossing Powder EP106 and Mauve Gone Wild Glitter G1073. The cloisonne flowers were made  with the flower from the stamp set and  Gold Detail Embossing Powder EP168.  I braided 5 strands of embroidery floss to to make my tassel.

Thanks for glancing at my cards and leaving a comment before hoping on over to the talented Patti White's for further displays to inspire you. Remember to leave some comment love at each blog. I  hope you win a prize.




56 comments:

Linda said...

Very nice child friendly bunny card...but for sheer elegance...I LOVE the shoe card!

Donna said...

Linda, your cards have brought a huge smile to my face! The chickies and bunny are pure delight! The shoe is GORGEOUS! (GLAD I clicked on the photo to see the details up close). Mrs. Livingston was the best, wasn't she? Your Asian lady is detailed beautifully with such great attention to colors and textures!

Julie Z said...

Very nice cards Linda - wonderful details on each! And I love the idea of of who the first card is for - such a sweet idea & the perfect card for it!

lakeslady said...

Love all your designs Linda, they range from the cute to the elegant, and elegant to oriental.
Well done you

creativearts said...

Both cards are amazing! The chick has such nice soft colors and the shoe will knock your socks off!

Sandy said...

I love the chicks & mama card so spring, & the shoe is so elegant

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful cards! I love the fun theme of the first and the shoe is gorgeous on the second! Donna must have special eyes, because I don't see the Asian Lady! ;)

April said...

The chicken card is so cute and what a great idea! The shoe card is so feminine. Love these!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both such terrific card, Linda! Love the cute chick and wonderful concept on the first. The second is so pretty w/ the paper pieced shoe. Very pretty!

susang said...

Love your sense of humor! The chick card is absolutely adorable! So creative- I would never have thought of using the set this way. Thanks for the inspiration!

happy said...

The first card reminds me of the book Are You My Mother.

I like the idea of buying the shoes, then making the dress!

I love the glitter on the last card.

Donnell Family said...

All of your cards have tons of texture to them! That in and of itself makes them unique.

Carrie Ray Donnell

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Boy, you were busy with 3 cards...love the playfulnes of the first card and all the glittery goodness on all 3!

Sheila said...

Three very different cards but all are winners.
I love the elegant shoe card best. And I remembeer that TV show. Thanks for the memories.

carol.drumwright said...

The shoe card is my favorite!

Lady Liberty said...

Linda your cards brought a smile to my face. I remember the Courtship of Eddie's father. lol
Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

Love all 3! A style to suit everyone. Once again, nice job.

klharp said...

All three cards are great, but I have to say my favorite is the first. It is so cute!!! Who would have thought of using Easter for Mother's Day?!

Dena said...

I especially love the colors you used with the Asian Lady card!

Sandy M said...

Linda~~you gave us such a wide range of cards to enjoy! The chicks are adorable. I have to say I love the shoe best, but I really like all 3. Especially all the textures you employed and mixed together. Thanks for all the choices.
Cheesy

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the humor of the first card ......... just like the Dr. Seuss book Are You My Mother that I had to read to my son over and over and over because it was his favorite book when he was little. All three cards are outstanding in their own category because they are so different from each other.

Janibear58 said...

Love all three cards. The first reminds me of the book Are You My Mother. Loved that book growing up and then sharing with my children. It just reminds me that even the neighbors children are mine too. It takes a community to raise our children. The other cards are great too. What woman doesn't love shoes! Thank you.

Jann said...

LInda I absolutely adore all three. THe chick brought a smile and a laugh in appreciate. It conveys the appreciation immediately. The shoe- well enough said. as for the original type it is awesome

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! Three lovlies to enrich our creative pallet. I am really pleased with all of them and like how you did various takes on cards for special women. I know I feel so blessed to view them and love to see your artful creations.

Jamie said...

Love the sparkle and the backgrounds!

pjw said...

Very pretty!

firstgrandma6 said...

These cards are great! You are very talented.

Jamie said...

Beautiful Cards!

Nana Connie said...

All three of these are incredible, but I love the creativity shown in the first with the chick and bunny! That one really touches my heart. I have a dear friend who has a blended family and all the kids are "her" kids! I may have to CASE that one to send to her. Thanks so much for sharing that idea.

Kathy Vogel said...

I enjoyed all your cards, but particularly your third one with the Japanese Lady. The colors you chose are so pretty. I always liked Bill Bixby & Miyoshi Umeki on that show & others they did.

Julesathome said...

Peeps are perfect for any mother

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us. I enjoyed hearing about the special women in your life. I share my Mother's Day with my daughter now. And I do remember "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"!
Jan Hobbs

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Like all three cards but the chicks card is super cute.

Ciao Bella! said...

I'm still laughing over the first card -- such a cute idea! And the other two are spectacular -- beautiful color sense.

Pat said...

Your cards are very appropriate for the theme of this hop. Great ideas.

NWFlamingo said...

Bunny and chick are adorable but really like the tassel on the last card. Whe shoe is great too.

musesmom said...

All 3 are great! The cute chicks on the first one just conveyed a special message in a lighthearted way. Very clever!

tarastorm62 said...

The chick card is adorable, love the bling on the Mother's Day card and the detail on the friend card is amazing. Nice job.

Dee in N.H. said...

All very pretty! I had a good giggle on the first one, how cute!

ArteDar said...

Ooooo what a really kewl theme for a hop and I'm enjoying it tons....WONDERFUL and beautiful cards everyone...I am inspired. I love the name of this group too Sprinkles and Sparkles....AWESOME!

Jane P. said...

Even though I loved "Courtship of Eddie's Father) my favorite card is the chickie. Cute idea!

Karen Howard said...

Loved the humor of the chick card.

Anonymous said...

Your cards definatly made me smile. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Cathy R.

Pat K said...

The chicks and bunny card is simply adorable and clever. Nivce work!

judys said...

The bunny/chick card would have fit my mother perfectly! and the shoe card was made for my daughter......just how di you know?? Thank you for some great ideas.

KarenK said...

Great cards! I have a friend who is a "shoe person" and I know she'd love that card. I remember the Eddie's Father show - so sweet.

Mary T said...

3 great cards all very different..

MrsETaylor said...

Linda, I love your work. Truly wonderful cards with such variety. Thank you for sharing and giving me huge inspiration today

Anonymous said...

Three very different but equally lovely cards.
Frann

Anonymous said...

Cute

Jeanne said...

Oh, where can I find a pair of those shoes! Love your cards. :)

seamom said...

wow, WOW, Wow! I love all 3 of your cards... the 2nd best! Women and shoes......... Growing up I was luck to have 3 pair - sneakers, school shoes and dress-up shoes in black so the went with everything. Oh? Can I buy YOUR shoes somewhere?

Linda is stamping again! said...

Seamom you can buy my shoes at SparklenSprinkle. The store web address is www.sparklensprinkle.com

Thank you Linda

E. Marie said...

Lovin' the sparkle on those cards. They are both so cute. I really like the embossed backgroud of the adorable "chick" card.

Janet said...

The chicks are really cute the way they are stamped. Paper piercing the shoe is clever and different than just coloring. Really stands out. Liked all your cards.

RevgvSC said...

LInda I absolutely adore all three. THe chick brought a smile and a laugh in appreciate. It conveys the appreciation immediately. The shoe- well enough said. as for the original type it is awesome