Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 3 Blogaversary and a Special Guest!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
I sure did! The weather is looking great and
I got a bunch of cards done at my Crop! Of course
I still have to make a bunch of graduation cards....
Sooo I guess that's next on the list! :o) Today we have
a Special Guest Designer with us! I'm gonna tell ya a little
story first... I don't know if I told ya this before or not but
my sister Mi-Mi didn't start scrapbooking/cardmaking until
I showed her how to do it! Yes... this is true! She came down 
to help me out a couple of years ago when my husband
 was ill and it was pretty close to my boys birthdays....
and I told her I needed to make some birthday cards
for my kids so she sat with me while I was getting
ready to make them and I said would you like to
 make them a card?   And she was like I guess... HOW?
Sooo I gave her some pointers and we started talking
about crafting and my supplies.... and the next thing I know
she was HOOKED! I mean really hooked! Within a few weeks
of her going home I got her addicted to Ebay and crafting supplies!
 And the rest was history! LOL Well the same thing goes for our
Special Guest today! She too didn't do anything with crafting....
until a couple of years ago when she said to me.... I gotta buy
some Christmas cards! I shutter at that thought! :o)
When I replied.... Why buy them? I can show you how to make
them and you can use my supplies! She thought about it
and said sure why not.... Soo we spent some time together
and we made some really pretty Christmas cards she could
send out to her family... and then she too was Hooked!
She would ask me were I got some things and she
started "Collecting" her own little supplies and at Christmas
time I surprised her with Basic Crafting supplies everyone
should have on hand and now this woman makes cards all the time!
In fact she is in my card swap group too! :o) And this other
Person who is our Very Special Guest today is our MOM!!!!
Yup.. I asked my mom if she would make an
anniversary card for our 1 year blogaversary and she did!

So Please Welcome our Mom
as today's Guest Designer!

I don't think my mom expected me to show a picture of her!
Sorry MOM! But as a guest designer we need to show the
lovely person behind the project! :o)

Isn't her card pretty? I love how it turned out!
This is a 5" Square Card
Card stock, Ink, Punches - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV (Luxury Stack)
Stamp - Inkadinkadoo
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Swirls
Cartridge - Lacey Labels (Frame) Cut @ 2 1/4"
Blue Ribbon - Walmart
Blue Pearls - Kaiser Craft
Silver Filigree Flowers & Brads - Oriental Trading

She even did the inside.... How great is that! :o)
She normally wouldn't write down how she made
a card so that was a challenge for her! But I think
she did an AWESOME Job! :o)

Now... onto the next part.... THE GIVEAWAY!!

That's right! We are having a giveaway everyday for

7 days!!!! In Celebration of our 1 year Blogaversary!!
We will be giving a cartridge away everyday so
make sure you come back and sign up!

Baseball Cartridge

Yup... you have a chance to win this Fabulous cartridge
by leaving only 1 comment on this post! And....
You MUST be a Follower! That's it!
Easy Peasy! Now you can tell your friends
about the giveaway if you'd like but please.....

Just 1 Comment Only!

I hope you've enjoyed today's creation by
our Mom! Thanks so much for stopping by....
I'm sure Karen would love to read all
the comments left for her! And I'll
be back tomorrow with another fun
cartridge and a card!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Blue6366 said...

Happy anniversary! I loved reading the story about how you hooked your sister into the paper rafting addiction. lol And what a treat that you both get to share your passion with your mother as well. I too am blessed in that aspect and couldn't imagine it any other way.

Melissa said...

Your mom did a fabulous job, now my question is does she and your sister have a blog??? If so you have to post the link so I can follow them too!! Thanks for sharing your story and your moms card!

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Sarah said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I think it was so sweet to feature your mom as your guest designer :) My mom, aunt and cousin (all on mom's side) and I all share a love for creativity! Your momma's card is gorgeous! I see where you sisters get it from! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!


Country Twinkle said...

Your mom did a great job on the card! It is so true that once you make your first card you can get hooked!

acountrytwinkle at verizon dot net

Totally Purple said...

Your Mom's card is beautiful. I loved your story. I've also had a hand in getting a friend of mine addicted to card making.

Thanks for the chance to win!

IRW Dana said...

Such a beautiful card, so very elegant. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
papermemories4u @ yahoo .com

Lara said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I LOVE the card your mom made... it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. I'm a newcomer to your blog, but I'm now a follower. :) Thank you so much for the chance to win this cartridge, I've been trying to get it for awhile and haven't been successful.


Tanya said...

What a lovely card...and what a lovely Mom you have! I think you have started a wonderful thing...getting your sister and your mom addicted to scrapping! You 3 talented ladies have something creative and fun to share with one another. Your Mom's card is just beautiful, you might want to consider making her a "regular"!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! You do not know how lucky you are to share these wonderful times with your mother. What I would do to have just one more day with my Mom. She would just watch me scrapbook...but just being there spending time with me was great. Treasure your times with your mom and sister, you are such a great teacher! Mom did a awesome job on her card!

motherloves3 said...

What a beautiful card.
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com


What a pretty card your mom did! I really hope I win this cartridge, my dad loves baseball, it would make life so much easy when trying to make a card for him!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

bird said...

Happy Anniversary!! I just love how we can show people how they can create there own memories or cards and then before we know it they are just like we are loving it and happing fun. Thanks for sharing

Dreama said...

Your mom's card is beautiful and her picture reminded me so much of my own mother. We used to do every new craft that came around and loved every minute of it. Blessings to you all.

Leanne said...

Your mom did a fantastic job with her card! It's gorgeous!! I wished my mom would give it a go but she is so not the crafty type lol! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Leanne
Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

Sandy S. said...

Your moms card is absolutely beautiful! thanks for a chance to win!


Jane said...

Happy blogaversary! Your mom's card is great. I have been wanting this cart. My grandson, who has been a so/so baseball player has hit his stride this year and is leading the league in HRs and RBIs. I want to make some scrapbook pages.
Thanks for giving us a chance to win it.


Kim said...

What a great job your mom did! The card is just Beautiful:)

Lisa said...

The card your mom made is just beautiful! I love the embossing. How wonderful that you get to share your hobby with your family! Happy Blogaversary :)

Melissa said...

Oooo I would love a chance to win this cartridge!! Thank you!

Beautiful card and how wonderful you can share your love of crafting with your family!


littlen said...

beautiful card. tfs mom.

Nan said...

That is a beautiful card! I Love it!! Can you believe this is the first time I have ever seen your Mom, Hi Karen!

Heather said...

Aww this is a beautiful card! Great job Mom! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

jcinokc said...

Tell your mom her card is so beautiful and elegant looking. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

CathyinMN said...

Karen, your card is absolutely gorgeous! TFS!
Thanks for the chance to win, too.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Wonderful of you to share you story. And what a beautiful card your mom made =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

How special to have the whole family crafting together! So nice of you to get them all hooked! lol Your Mom's card is lovely, she did a great job! TFS!
majelica at comcast dot net

nancy said...

Wow your mom's card is beautiful, and I like the inside saying so much I coppied it for a card I have to make. Enjoy every moment you can get to be with your mom----I miss my mom so much. I do have a daughter that only lives 6 hour away, and we scrap together every chance we get---Nancy It says I am already a follower.

Shauna said...

Your mom did a wonderful job on the card. I loved the colors. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle said...

Your mom did a great job on this card... you are all very lucky that you all share a common hobby. I would love it if either my mom or one of my sisters were into papercrafting.... it'd be nice to have someone to share it with.... that's why I have lots of bloggy sistas!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win,
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

very beautiful card. and what another great cartridge to give away. thanks for the chance

baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

girlia said...

Your mom hit a home run with this one. It is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the color

Deanne said...

Great job Karen! love the card

Brenda said...

A beautiful card from a beautiful person!! Awesome job!! Thank you for sharing.

scrapaholicjen said...

Your mother's card is beautiful! I too am fortunate to have crafty sisters and a crafty mother! Thanks for the chance to win!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Grace Baxter said...

I love your Mom's card. Pearlescent cardstock is a favorite of mine. I think it makes any card more elegant. What fun you and your sis are having, and now Mom gets to join in. Fabulous! Thanks for the op to win the Baseball cartridge, too!

Kathybeegolf said...

What a talented mom! Must run in the family. Thanks for entering me in the drawing

Tammy said...

Awesome card, love the colors she used. GREAT JOB.

Jayne said...

Fantastic Guest Designer! Karen you did a great job,beautiful card.What a talented family you are. It must be great to craft together.

Penny said...

Looks like you have a family of crafters. Beautiful card and great tribute from you mom. TFS.

pennyspad at sbc global dot net

Kris said...

I'm your newest follower. Love your blog.

Trinity said...

your mom did a great job! very beautiful card and loved the colors that she used. tfs

Jodie R said...

I need your mom to give me few pointers. Card making is not my strong suit. That card is gorgeous and it is so nice to see a picture of her, as well. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. May you have many, many more!!

Jodie R on Circle MB

miislucky said...

What a beautiful card!!! I think you did a wonderful job and should guest design once a month! Thanks for posting today Mom!!!

Mrs. Green said...

That's so great that you have a family affair going on! The card is beautiful!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

What an awesome story I love it and how fun would it be to be able to craft with my mom and sisters they are just not interested,..,Your Mom and her card are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
kcrazykcrafters at msn dot com

Tamara said...

Your mom did a fabulous job!! I love her card! Tell her thanks for sharing with us! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Brenda said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Your Mother's card is beautiful!

Jrebb said...

What a wonderful card by your mother!

Happy Blogiversary!


Ms. Daiquiri said...

What an elegant card!! Your mom is very talented.. I see where you and MiMi get it. So fun that you have made it a family event..

SillySilla said...

Stopping by again!!!!1 Great Job

Cassandra said...

Don't ya just bringing other people into your addiction?!?!?!? LOL


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card by Mom!

Bram_fam said...

I think it's so sweet for you to pick your mom as the guest designer. I really like the color in the card. Its very pretty. Congrats on your anniversary!


Sharon said...

Awesome job Karen!!! Theresa was a fantastic teacher! And I agree with others that you need to guest design regularly!! :)

pattyk said...

great card --nice colors

Beth said...

Very gorgeous card. I love that patterned paper.

LoserGirl said...

My little boy started playing TBall and this cartridge would be awesome to win!! Thanks for the chance.

Love the card. Such pretty colors!!

llosergirll at gmail dot com

Doodlebugs said...

need more boy carts, no boys in my life but make wordbooks for boys

esabatine at gmail dot com

Sara said...

You're mom did an amazing job!!! Lovely card.

shasta said...

Your Mom did a super job on the card!!
And you posted a very nice picture of her, she is beautiful!

dasi55 at

Deniece said...

What a beautiful card. Crafting with family is the best feeling in the world.

jjlarson said...

How fun is that? My Mom says she'll continue to buy her cards as she has no appreciation for the time it takes. Your mom did a great job!
Jami Larson

Got2BCrafting said...

What a beautiful card!! It is so nice that you all share the same love of papercrafting... a family that crafts together, stays together!! :)
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

StefanieH said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

hilda'scraftylounge said...

Aww what a beautiful and lovely card I love it inside and out Your mom is a very talented lady.
hil23mart at gmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

Such a beautiful card! Your mom is so talented!!

bopashlines said...

Very nice card. so fun to have your mom craft with you! Thats awesome.

Yvonne said...

Great card. Love the shiny paper.

Kate said...

How wonderful that both your mom and sister create cards with you! I've tried to get my sister interested but it's just not her thing...
I loved the introduction you wrote. What a surprise to learn you were talking about your mom!! And please tell her that her photo is beautiful!
What a gorgeous card! I love the soft blue and white combination!

Stephanie said...

You have a beautiful mother. How nice to be able to share such a wonderful hobby with her and your sister. Your mom's card is gorgeous. It's so simply elegant. Whoever receives it will treasure it.

Mimi said...

What an elegant card. I love the colors and design. What a great thing to teach your Mom so she can enjoy your passion too!

jessica said...

congrats to your mom...That card is beautiful!! thanks for sharing her talent.
Have a GREAT day :)

Wendy said...

Well, it seems that you got your talent from your mom! Her card is WONDERFUL!

Wendy T.

Vivi Martínez said...

What a great Guest designer!!!! I love your Mom's card. She coose beautiful colors and no doubt she is the source of your talent.
Thanks for the chance to win

jlzmom said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thanks so much for the offer! jjtileston @

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

It's so great that you and your mom have this common bond. Love her card. TFS.

Amanda said...

You are quite the enabler! I love the card. The colors are very soft and pretty!

Amanda (

Cricut Couple said...

This card is GORGEOUS! Your Mom should guest design every week! Love it!!! It's so cool that you all craft together!!! TFS! cricut couple at gmail dot com

codevlm said...

I love it when it's a family affair. Wish my mom shared my obsession too.

Mary said...

Great job on the anniversary card, MOM! how awesome to be able to share a hobby with your mom.

stockg7 at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Great card! It's funny that you hooked your sister on paper crafting because my sister did the same thing to me! But I am very grateful to her because I love it so much and am happy to share such a fun hobby with my sis!

Aman said...

I love your mom's card! I loved reading your story. I also got my sister hooked on paper crafts, especially scrapbooking. It is a blast sharing ideas, finds, and supplies!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGosh! She did a lovely job! Those blues are just perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Your Mom did a wonderful job. I just love the colors she used to. Very stunning! TFS!
Sherrie k

Tara said...

Her card is very pretty and that is so super sweet of you to have her as a guest designer :)


what a beautiful card...Your Mom did a wonderful job
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Alannah said...

oooo my husband LOVES baseball!!! I never thought to make his cards with baseball themes on them... lol... you learn something new everyday... your mom is so talented!!! The card is so beautiful!!! alannahmae at gmail dot com

Kelly Braund said...

Really beautiful card! Great job!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Very nice card Karen! Thanks for a chance to win.
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

Pat N. said...

Your mom's card is beautiful. TFS! And for the chance to win your terrific giveaway!!--Pat N.

Melanie Mason said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Thanks for the chance to win! Best of luck all around!


Scrappin with the bug said...

Very very pretty. Your mom it so beautiful, I am sure she didn't mind her photo being up.

I love the card.

Thank you for sharing.


terri_ski at yahoo dot com

chignon said...

I love the color choices of this beautiful card! It is also wonderful to see a pic of the guest designer :)

craftaholic said...

wow your mom did an awesome job!! TFS!!!
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