Mother's Day Blog Hop!! And a Giveaway!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Welcome to the Mother's Day Blog Hop!

{You should have arrived here from Cassie's Blog.  If you haven't, go back and start here at Amanda's Blog so you get to enjoy the full Blog Hop.}

So, welcome to the Mother's Day Blog Hop!  I am so excited to share with you an inspiring project that is very easy for you to create for Mother's Day.  I hope this inspires you to make something wonderful!

For Mother's Day, I really wanted to create something special for my Mom.  Now that all of us kids are grown and out of the house, my Mom feels a little lonely.  I really wanted to remind her that she still has a child, a {furry} child who loves her company every day . I also am a {furry} Mom myself (to two amazing bunnies), and really wanted to celebrate all the women who are Moms to lots of wonderful {furry} babies.  So, here it is!

Photo Frame

I've had the idea for making a sign similar to this for sometime, so I'm so excited I was {finally} able to put this idea into action.  Here's how its made: 
{See below for products used}.
  1. Using Microsoft Word, create the "Proud Mom to a furry child." sign.  (I found the dog silhouette online-it's a Chow, which is the type of dog my mom owns).  Print the sign on cardstock.
  2. Cut the sign to size and adher to patterned paper that was previously sprayed with spray mist.
  3. Next, paint the frame with white paint (I got my frame from the thrift store and there were a few nicks in it).
  4. Add leftover strips of paper to corner of frame.  Add embellishments.  I used little paw print stickers.
  5. To make flower:  The flower on the bottom is a mini cupcake liner that was sprayed with mist and then scrunched together.  I trimmed mine around the edges since it was too large.  The flower on top is just a strip of paper folded over itself around in a circle.  Then just add a button or bling to the top.  Ta da!


Of course I had to make a card to go with my gift! (Can I tell you a secret?  The sprayed patterned paper was supposed to be for my frame, but I wasn't happy with it and scratched it.  But I couldn't waste it, right?  Shhhh!)

  1. Fold patterned paper that was previously sprayed in half.
  2. Layer and adhere various-sized pattern paper to card.  (I used leftover pieces from the same paper pack in order to use them!)
  3. Cut ribbon and adhere to card.
  4. Add flower or other embellishments.  (This flower is the same as the flower above only the cupcake liner is on top and the strip-of-paper-flower is on the bottom).  Add tulle or bling or buttons to flower, if desired.
  5. Add letter stickers "Happy Mom's Day!" around flower or embellishments.  Ta da!

(Products used: photo frame-Room Essentials (thrifted)/white acrylic paint-Craft Smart/patterned paper, ribbon, twine, button-My Mind's Eye/computer font-CK Concave/paw print stickers-Sticko/alphabet letter stickers-Lilly Bee Design/other: tulle, mini cupcake liners, paper scraps, bling, cardstock).

I hope you are inspired by my projects.  Now onto the giveaway!  I will be giving away some wonderful goodies to help you celebrate the {furry} mom in your life.  Simply leave a comment telling me a) if you are a mom to furry children and what type of furries you have or b) if you know someone who has furry children and what type of furry children they have.  For an extra chance to win, become a follower of my blog or tell me if you are a current follower.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the evening.  Good luck!


Kelster Jean

Your next stop is Heather's Blog.  Go see what inspiring project she has lined up for you.  Enjoy!

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  1. Great gift set and very pretty paper. It feels good to be able to put those 'not quite right for this project' pieces to use somewhere else and it's so cute to have a card coordinate.

    No furry buddies here. We lost our last one in a traffic accident a few years ago on Thanksgiving. He was the best even if he did keep trying to make friends with skunks!

  2. I looooove your flowers! We have a 9 year old lab!

  3. aww too cute and your mom will love it! What a great idea! I have one furry child-- a 5 year old gray cat named Buttons! :) Love him! Thanks for the chance! A follower!

  4. Oh, I love the colors! The card is gorgeous! I don't have any furries right now :(

  5. Very pretty! Love all the details and the colors. Awesome that you coordinated the card wit the framed art! We are parents to one very furry long-haired calico cat named Lucy :-)

  6. So cute. I love that you did this for furry mom's. I am one too. I have a 11 year old cockapoo name Buster.

  7. Love both of these! I have two year-old yellow labs, Rocky and Bo.

  8. This is so sweet, I'm sure your Mom will appreciate it :D

  9. Very nice projects! I really like the way you wrapped the lettering around the flower on the card! And what a sweet frame you made! She is going to love it!

  10. I am a new follower to your blog. I do not have any furry friends, but the rest of my family does and so does my best friend! Love dogs!

  11. Very pretty! I really like the colors and the cute little paw prints on the frame, so cute!

  12. Very cute! Great project!!

  13. What a great idea for a mother's day project! Before having our two children, our Simba (cocker spaniel) was our baby. He's now the oldest of three! lol

  14. I love your fur baby frame and card--so precious! I'm sure your mom will love it :)


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