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!!!


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!


  4. 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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.


  8. 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"!

  9. 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!

  10. What a beautiful card.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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


  16. 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.


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

  18. 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 :)

  19. 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!


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

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

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

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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

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

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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

  31. Great job Karen! love the card

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

  33. 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

  34. 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!

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

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

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

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

    pennyspad at sbc global dot net

  39. I'm your newest follower. Love your blog.

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

  41. 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

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

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

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  44. 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

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

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

  47. What a wonderful card by your mother!

    Happy Blogiversary!


  48. 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..

  49. Stopping by again!!!!1 Great Job

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


  51. 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!

    Amy SEK

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

  53. great card --nice colors

  54. Very gorgeous card. I love that patterned paper.

  55. 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

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

    esabatine at gmail dot com

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

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

    dasi55 at

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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

  63. 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

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

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

  66. Great card. Love the shiny paper.

  67. 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!

  68. 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.

  69. 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!

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

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

    Wendy T.

  72. 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

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

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

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

    Amanda (

  76. 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

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

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

    stockg7 at yahoo dot com

  79. 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!

  80. 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

  81. 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

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

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

  84. what a beautiful card...Your Mom did a wonderful job
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

  85. 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

  86. Really beautiful card! Great job!

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

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

  89. Beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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


  90. 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

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

  92. wow your mom did an awesome job!! TFS!!!
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  93. Batters Up!!!!

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