Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Mama Mia Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mama Mia Blog Hop

Connie Wallenbrock's photo.

We are here to honor and cherish our Moms this weekend the best way we crafters know how, with a blog hop showcasing some amazing projects either for a special mom or about a special mom in our lives.. We hope that our projects will show Moms everywhere just how special they are to us all.

You should have hopped over from Alicia
If you are just joining us and wish to start at the beginning,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

here's our sponsor!! A new stamp company with matching SVG files! They are so awesome!!

Pink & Main has graciously donated this adorable Super Mom-themed Stamp Set.

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page and be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

Being the mother of four daughters, I have always tried to pass the love around, trying never to favor one versus the other.  I'm very proud of all my girls, two of whom are super mothers in their own right!
My Mama Mia will be 92 in another month and she is the very best mom in the world!! My favorite memories revolve around food as she is an outstanding cook; my particular favorite is her homemade spaghetti and meatballs - world class!! Since I'm an only child, I always have her undivided and unconditional love as she has mine!

My first project is a Mother's Day card for my own Mama Mia using one of my favorite styles -
Triple Stamping!

Everything's Coming Up Roses For You, Mama Mia!

LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon Southern Sass Collection - Buttercup HERE
Pink by Design sentiment: A mother holds her child's hand for a while but their heart, forever (love this)
Heartfelt Creations rose and floral stamps
Janie's adorable little girl stamp from Paper Wishes
Stampin Up cardstock, dimensionals, and ink
Colored pencils and gel pen for accenting
Pink pearls (the long piece at the bottom was just a scrap left over from cutting the mats)

For those of you who want to create a triple-stamped card, here are the dimensions I used:

Dimensions for the stamped layers - 1 each
2" x 3-1/4"
3" x 4-1/4"
4" x 5-1/4"
Dimensions for the cardstock mat layers - 1 each
2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (fold and score at 4-1/2" for card base to get a great crease).......and have lots of fun stamping and decorating

Next, I thought I'd try something new (for me) - quadruple stamping and here's my first attempt:

Quadruple the Love - For My Daughters

I was looking for a tutorial on this and
found one at Krafting Kreations HERE

LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon Sunset from the Island Breeze Collection HERE
Stampin Up floral flourish stamp, cardstock, and ink
Pink pearls and gel pen for accent
Pink by Design sentiment - A mother understands what a child does not say

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

7. Elizabeth -

Remember no matter how you bunch your blooms, rumple your ribbon, and piece your paper, have fun with it.................Happy Mother's Day.........Mama LoveBug

Please join Sarah and see what she's created!!



Golden Goddess Designs said...

I love this technique but have yet to try it, I always think it turns out so beautiful and you did a spectacular job!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful Pam! Thank you for sharing how you made each one! After reading your post I am now craving spaghetti and meatballs! :) Happy Mother's Day!

Lori Apgar said...

Such pretty cards!!! I love this technique but have never tried it!!

Your family is full of moms and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

sue k said...

I love your beautiful cards and your unique technique. Happy Mother's Day.

Stephanie Eaken said...

Your cards are beautiful! The ribbons add the softest touch to them both. Hope your Mother's Day was awesome!

Angela C said...

love this technique! i need to try this one day!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Very pretty.

Ellen / CardMonkey

diane tuggle said...

cute ideas

Dawn Barrett said...

Nicely done cards!!