Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Cards & a New AiFactory Release!

Hey y'all! I'm back to share with you a pair of Mother's Day cards for the wonderful women in my mom & mom in law! This week the challenge over at AiFactory is to create a Mother's Day project, so I whipped up these beauties using a couple of sentiments from AiFactory's Mother's Day New Releases. You can go HERE to get these sentiments, and some beautiful digi's, for your very own! Lately, I've been seeing a lot of cards featuring just sentiments & I always love how they look. So this week I decided to focus on just the sentiments myself, and I have to say I absolutely adore how they turned them & hope you do too!

(btw, i need to give credit where it's due & i totally cased this card from Andrea @ Ewen Style. her card is gorgeous & the sentiment is just fabulous...thanks for the inspiration girl!)

Cardstock - The Paper Studio, The Paper Temptress
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
Ribbon - Michael's, Stampin' Up
Hat Pin, Beads, Pearls - Stampin' Up
Rhinestones - Prima
Flower - 
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

And this lovely little gem is the second card I created for the challenge. I love pink & brown together as a combo & it turned out even better than I had hoped. This one will probably go to my mom, while the other one will be for my mom in law, but then again, I love them both & might change my mind!

Cardstock - Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper, Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Pearls - Prima
Lace - Offray
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Die Cut Paper Trim, Hat Pin - Stash

Thanks so much for stopping by & taking a peek at both my card creations always, I totally appreciate y'all! I will be back on Saturday with another fun PIO creation, as well as Sunday with a YMH project. And you definitely don't want to miss out on Saturday's post...because us PIO gals & friends of PIO are havin' a blog hop...woo-hoo! It's gonna be fantastic w/lots of fab prizes too! In the meantime, hop on over to AiFactory & play along with our current Mom's Day themed challenge...there are always great prizes up for grabs! Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my cards into the following challenges!
Catered Crop - FTR#11 (flourishes, polka dots, white, flowers, ribbon, sparkle)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2 or More Ribbons
Card Makin Mamas - For a Loved One
Paper Issues  - Party Time!
Tuesday Throwdown - Mother's Day
Speedy the Cat/Mark's Finest Papers - Use a Hat Pin
Southern Girls - Let's Hear It For The Girls!
Crafts & Me - Swirls (on both cards patterned paper & on the swirly, flowery pearls too!)
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon & Lace (You're Loved card has both!)
There She Goes - 3D Flowers
Creative Stamp Friends - Mother's Day
Design Dollies - Pink/Brown Color Combo


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is totally cool! Thanks for sharing!

Rebekah said...

What a striking card thanks for sharing at creative card crew hugs Rebekah xx
PS I have blog candy at if you are interested!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my, Crystal - these are stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us at Catered Crop.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Crystal- Both cards are fabulous and I am sure they'll be treasured! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! I love your beautiful card!!!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning work....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Bastelmichaela said...

Great card and a fantastic paper.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

Scrapamum said...

Both cards are super gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Design Dollies!

wendipooh13 said...

love both your cards!!!!! very pretty!!!! great job with the colors, and thank sooo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!!

KarenB said...

Gorgeous cards :) I love the pink/brown combo on the second one, especially that lovely bow. Thanks for playing with the Dollies :)

Ika said...

this is soo gorgeous and inspiring!! I love it so much Crystal!!

Jeanne S said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Thanks for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVE your cards!!! Thank you for playing along with us on the RRR challenge!

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards! I especially like the red & black, that flower is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv x

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