Saturday, April 27, 2013

Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop

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Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop!!
Isn't she just a cutie?!
Welcome to our Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from: 
Lisa @ Bit By The Cricut Bug
If not, start at the beginning at:
Shawnee @ Blessed on the Bright Side

I've got BLOG CANDY at the end of this post and a list of the entire blog hop line up in case any of you guys get lost along the way. So be sure to check it out!

Today we are celebrating a very special little girl's first birthday. She has had a difficult fight this past year and we felt what better way to celebrate her life than have a blog hop! 
Felicity has touched many lives even though she is not even one yet. Every day she makes therapists, doctors, and even her family smile. 

This is the BLOG CANDY that 
Shawnee (the beginning of this hop) is offering.
(See my blog candy at the end of this post.)
One paper pack and April Showers Cricut Cartridge. 

There are two ways to earn blog candy
1. Leave a comment on each blog
2. Go back to Shawnee's blog hop post and post how you blessed someone else with a link.
3. Tweet/Facebook about the blog hop

Our blog hop today is all about being a blessing to someone or showing appreciation to someone who has been a blessing to us.

Here is my Mama and Daddy on April 10th of this year on Mama's 72nd birthday.

My project for this hop is a Scripture card I made for my Mama who turned 72 years old this month.  She is so encouraging to me always ooooo-ing and ahhhh-ing over things I create. And not just me either. She has also framed pictures, drawings, paintings, cross-stitch and needlepoint others have given her too. Take a look at some of the things she has framed and displayed from creations people have given her....

The above drawing is a picture our daughter, Kati, drew for Mama.

 The above table displays one of the very first cards I ever made in 2009 using my brand new Cricut Expression and one of the Solution cartridges that came with it.

The above is one of the paintings I created. I have a whole stack of them, and she asked if she could have one. I was totally surprised when she had it framed and put on her wall.

Mama is very good to me, and to all of us. She is also supportive and encouraging. She is such a blessing.

So today I decided to show you a card I made for her. She loves butterflies so I added a 3D one to the card popped up on foam tape. I had to use some blue and purple in the stamping background since they are my favorite colors. The inspiration for this card came from a post by THE STAMPERS CHEF.

  • Card base is white cardstock from Office Depot 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black image matting 2 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Image background created by sponging different inks for the background then stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on top of the background sponged ink.
  • Background colors are all Close To My Heart Inks (from bottom to top): Pear, Lagoon, Gypsy, and Honey
  • Flower image is from Stampin' Up "Serene Silhouettes"
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Rejoice" used for Scripture stamp inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • 3D butterfly from Recollections adhered with foam tape
Who wants some BLOG CANDY?!

MY CRAFT SPOT is sponsoring my blog for this hop today!

My Craft Spot
One Lucky Winner will receive their choice of 
1 Metal Die Set or 1 Stamp Set
(must have USA address)

To be in the drawing for this ROCKIN' blog candy, all you have to do is...
  1. Be a BLOGLOVIN' Follower of my blog (I'll get an email notification when you follow)
  2. LIKE my Facebook page
  3. Leave me a comment on this post
That's easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I will announce the winner in the WINNERS page tab at the top of my blog on Monday, April 29th. The winner must have a USA address, and must contact me within one week or the prize will go back in the pot for another give-away.

You're Next Stop Is:  Amanda

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Here's the entire blog hop line up:

4. Janis - YOU ARE HERE

Pumpkin spice - W - #17 nature (Sat)
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - anything but birthday (Sat)
Loves Rubber Stamps - #49 The Great Outdoors (Tues)
{Pin}spirational W - Photo Inspiration (must be a follower to win) #54 (Tues)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #144 Make your own background (Tues)
DRS Designs - 1E, SIO, W - #67 Pastels (Thurs)
Crafty Catz - 1E – The Colour Purple (Fri)
Creative Corner - #16 - Clean & Simple
Docerela Creations-2W. 1E, Must Stamp, SIO - Week 2 - Flowers (Fri)
Inspire Me Fridays– Hosted on New Blog - #100 (Fri)
Stampin With The Dragon - 2W, SIO – Week 1 - Spring Has Sprung (Fri)
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, SIO - Week 2 - May Flowers (Fri)


  1. Just beautiful! And what a sweet mama you have there.

  2. Janis what a beautiful card this is! Your mom is going to treasure it :)


  3. I love that your mama keeps your creations. They are just beautiful. Your mama is going to love her card. I know it's going to look beautiful in a frame and she is going to cherish it always. Thank you for joining me in celebrating Felicity's first birthday!!

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Not sure who is luckier - you or your mama!!! How awesome that she displays your work in her home!!! Of course, your work is beautiful!!! Your card is very pretty!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  5. Beautiful card, I love yellow with purple. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  6. Such a beautiful card for your mom. I love the beautiful colors. TFS Aj-

  7. Beautiful Card Janis, I am sure it will be on display very soon with the others. Your 1st card is amazing as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Pumpkin Spice weekly challenge.

  8. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! Love the watercolored look on your ward. I will say I don't even know where my very first card is lol. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  9. What an amazing Mom you have....and it looks like her thoughtfulness has been passed down. I love your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Happy belated Birthday to your momma. Loved the colors of the card. :) you are so awesome. :)

  11. Hi Janis - I want blog candy - well, you asked! LOL - Nice tribute to your mom's birthday and I love the scripture on the card - my mom is 82 years young - still quilts, crochets (and I mean with thread), cooks, lives alone, shops, you name it - I am blessed to have her living 5 minutes from me - thanks for the hop and for the blog candy opportunity - enjoy your weekend! Gail utb 01 @ att dot net no spaces.

  12. Lovely card for you mom, I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  13. What a beautiful tribute to your sweet Mama. :0) I love all the talent that you have shown by your pictures. She sure is super proud of you and admires you so much. I am so impressed with all your talent. What a special card and scripture that you made for her. she is sure to treasure it. XOXO, Julie. :0)

  14. How sweet! What a beautiful card that you have made and such a talent paining! Thanks for playing with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  15. It is so nice to have an appreciative audience, isn't it!? Your Mama is a gem, framing the art of her loved ones. I cherish the art given me, too, and in fact, all of the art I have framed and hung in my home has been done by one relative or another. My sister is what I would consider the very most talented of all of us -- she does beautiful watercolor paintings, and I am lucky to have absconded with two of my favorites. I had them archivally preserved and framed; one is in my living room and the other is in my guest bedroom. She was SO flattered that I would take such care of her creations! So it's a win-win for both of us ... I get the art, and she gets the joy in knowing how much it is loved. It is truly a blessing to be able to give with such love!

    Ellen (CardMonkey)

  16. Janis: I love that your Mom not only has your adult artwork but has it framed. Your card is beautiful, it reminds me of some artwork on inspirational poem books I have . It looks like talent runs in your family too!
    I am already a FB follower & I signed up with Bloglovin'. It was nice to participate in the hop with you & bless others!
    ~Beth & Emily

  17. Lovely card for you mom, I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  18. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful tribute to your Mama along with the card. I am so happy you still have your parents to share things and spend time with them. Awesome technique on your card.
    Hugs from your biggest fan,

  19. Lovely card, love your colour choice!
    Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week! Hope to see you again!

    Lisa Grace xx

  20. Your card is so beautiful Janis, Your post about your Momma was very encouraging to me. Its so sweet she treasures the things that you have made her and that your daughter has made her. What a true blessing.

  21. gorgeous the blended background
    thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges this week

    Love Mel xxx

  22. Thank you for showing us your fabulous creations! I know that you mother is so very proud of you..and that she will love her beautiful card! That silhouette image is just gorgeous against the background. I liked your FB page and am following on Bloglovin!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  23. OH my this is just so, so pretty, I love the watercolor look! Thanks for joining our SPS challenge this week!!

  24. What a lovely card this is! Your momma will love it!! Thanks for sharing so much about her and how she keeps and frames everyone's creations. I love that!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

  25. Stunning projects with such beautiful colors. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  26. Gorgeous card! Your mom sounds like a warm, caring person. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  27. Great card! Thanks for joining us on the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Yolanda DT

  28. These are all so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget to Blog Hop and comment in our Sunday Blog Hop!

  29. Fabulous card, love the colors that you choose! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  30. You are lucky to have such a wonderful mother! I am sure she'll love the beautiful card you've created for her. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

  31. What a lovely card for your Mama.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'
    Sandra x

  32. Adorable card! Love the colors, love the sentiment and layout. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week! Hope to see you again soon. --Gail

  33. Wow you have made so many AMAZING items that your Mama cherishes! I love the beautiful scripture card you made for her.

  34. Nice touch of purple. Looks lovely against the yellow. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  35. So sweet!!! Thanks SO MUCH for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!

    A Little Bit O' Paper