Thursday, March 24, 2011

Non-traditional Mother's Day Blog Hop

Hello crafters!  Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "non-traditional" blog hop (http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/).   Why non-traditional you ask?  Well, we at SNS know that there is always a special female someone in your life whether it be a mom, sister, cousin, friend, co-worker, etc.  that you'd like to honor in a special way.  So the designers got to work producing non-traditional  cards that can go in whatever direction you need.

I hope you've been enjoying the previous cards presented by my fellow "sparkle" team designers and if you just came from Julie Z's blog, you are in the right place.  I hope that you will continue to be inspired as you hop along.  Here are two cards that I thought would fill the bill for this particular theme.  All you would have to do is add a sentiment to the outside -- or not!  Maybe they'll inspire you just the way they are.

The set I used to create two very different "cards" is Flower Vases.  First of all, I say "cards" in quotation marks because one is actually a sun catcher that your recipient can keep up all year round.  Secondly, what makes these cards special, is that we took the stamp set out of retirement especially for you!  We realized these images still have so much potential and we hope you are thrilled with our decision to resurrect this set again.


The above card is a totally non-traditional one in its color choice alone.  We have white, black,  and gray  for our color scheme, but look how well they work together with a crisp, yet feminine edge to it.

The second card is actually the sun catcher which is done using acetate and our wonderful glitters.  The acetate is encased in a double rim (front and back) using Spellbinders Beaded Circles dies.


I'm so happy you dropped by and be sure to leave a comment before hopping on over to Eleanor's blog  for additional surprises and inspiration.  I hope you win one of our terrific prizes!

Be sure to come back and visit my blog and leave comments any time - I welcome them all.
Ciao for now!
Ciao Bella!


54 comments:

SM said...

I wasn't doing the blog and just happened by. I really like what you've done with these cards. The sun catcher is fantastic! What a neat idea! Maybe I'll go to the beginning and check this hop out.

lakeslady said...

Black and white artwork I just adore, and that sun catcher is sure to please.
Great work Donna

creativearts said...

The black and white card is gorgeous! Love the sun catcher!

Sandy said...

love the black & white card

Judy Rozema said...

What neat projects!! I love the sun catcher idea and the B/W is always a color combo treat!

April said...

Wonderful projects. I love the sun catcher. I also like how you used the vases for background paper on your black and white card. It looks neat.

Julie Z said...

Love the suncatcher - great idea! And the b&w card is simple elegance!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the black and white card Donna. What a clever idea with the sun-catcher. Always thinking outside the box!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Terrific, Donna! Love the black & white card and your little suncatcher is wonderful.

happy said...

I'm all about glitter, so I love the sun catcher!

Donnell Family said...

I loved both of your ideas. I like the sun catcher idea that can act as a card and a keepsake. Thank you for you ideas!

Carrie Ray Donnell

carol.drumwright said...

Love, love, love the black & white card. It really stands out!

Sheila said...

I have always liked black and white cards as they are different from the very colorful ones and they are pleasing to the eye.

Your suncatcher is a wonderful idea as a gift for anyone. Very beautiful work on both.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

DeeDee, I love the way you made the black and white collage for the first card...I need to remember that idea...also the sun catcher is so pretty and sparkly...it's even prettier in person (I saw it in the store:)

Lady Liberty said...

I absolutely love the black and white card and the sun catcher is a lovely keepsake. Thanks for sharing.
Gloria

Mary said...

Really like that sun catcher -- especially the glitteriness!

klharp said...

The black and white card is so elegant! I never thought of using that color scheme for Mother's Day. I love the suncatcher as it's something that can be displayed all year long

Linda is stamping again! said...

Love the black and white card. What an eye catcher the sun catcher is.

carrie said...

Love the sparkly sun catcher and how nice it could be kept up beyond Mother's Day. It is more than a card ...... it is a mini gift. The black & gray card is so different. Love the way you created the contrast side border with the rest of the card.

Dena said...

I love the sun catcher! Thanks for a great idea for my grandkids to make for their moms when they are in Grammy's craft room.

Kristin said...

Love the idea of the suncatcher- nice to have something the recipient can enjoy year-round. The black and white card is stunning.

Sandy M said...

You always come up with such creative ideas. Thanks for that. Black and white is soooo elegant. Great choice.
Cheesy

Janibear58 said...

Donna, thank you for sharing your projects. Lately I've been wearing a lot of black and white. This card just is me. However the suncatcher is something that I absolutely love! I've been playing with acetate and glitter the past couple of weeks and love what you came up with. Thanks!

pjw said...

Ohhh, I'm a sucker for anything black and white! Very elegant!

judys said...

Just wonderful! I'm thinking I really like the flower/vase set.....and to be able to use it in such varying ways WOW!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the card you did in black and white. More and more I am becoming a fan of those combinatiions and this stunning example really shows off how elegant a look it is. Thanks for doing that. I love the other artwork as well, but the black and white is tops in my book.

Jann said...

Two for the price of one. I like the "
sun catcher" So often we forget about the other uses for our artwork. Black and White I love using them and you did soften them, which I love

Jamie said...

Very nice!

firstgrandma6 said...

Very nice cards. I esp. like the color scheme in the first one. So classy!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE the black/gray/white one! Now you've ruined the surprise when I open mine cause I KNOW you'll be sending it to me as a "Special Someone"!!

Nana Connie said...

DeeDee, Such wonderful projects! I love the totally neutral black, white and gray -- incredible impact. And how I love the colors you chose for the suncatcher! So perfect for that image. TYFS

Kathy Vogel said...

The sun catcher is gorgeous. The glitters you selected are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Donna, I really like your suncatcher. Neat idea - and a little gift for the recipient to enjoy for a long time. Thanks for sharing your projects.
Jan Hobbs

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like the black and white card. I love to see cards that don't require a lot of coloring. The suncatcher is cute too.

Julesathome said...

Ther is something to be said about black and white. It is classic

Pat said...

Love the nontraditional black and white. It's elegant.

NWFlamingo said...

Great black and white work and the sun catcher is a real eye catcher too!

musesmom said...

2 great projects-so different but both wonderful in their own way. I especially like the sophistication of the black and white card!

tarastorm62 said...

Love the sun catcher idea! How creative.

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow and WOW! I absolutely love a well done black and white card! And the sun-catcher is really pretty too! Great stuff!

ArteDar said...

WONDERFUL inspiration, lovely round cards and LOVE the non~ traditional part of this...my MOM is gone, but the love lives on...she did shower us with sprinkles of sparkle....love that group name...ART ON and Peace Out!

Jane P. said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen Howard said...

Loved the black and white card. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I am alway drawn to the classic black and white it never fails. The suncatcher is something I have never thought of making but will now be abel to teach my grandkids how to do this without having to buy the plastic ones. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cathy R.

Pat K said...

The black and white card is so sophisticated and the sun catcher is so cute.

KarenK said...

Love, love the sun catcher. What a great idea. Something else to add to my "try it" list.

Mary T said...

Black & white very diffferent. Love the sun catcher! Bright & cheery

MrsETaylor said...

Donna, the sun catcher is wonderful with that yummo glitter. Love the design and the black and white card is the perfect balance of sentiment and class. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Your black and white card is superb! I also like the suncatcher. What a great idea.
Frann

debmiata2001 said...

The black and white card is my personal favorite as I love those colors together. It is very elegant. You did an amazing job on both of these cards.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love black & white. The touch of gray is perfect. Please send the sun catcher this way! hee,hee.

Janet said...

It is amazing to me what a great job can be done with black and white. The sun catcher is a wonderful idea that can be kept and seen every day.

seamom said...

Well, well, well Donna Maligno! I, a transplanted to Florida Rhode Islander, am glad to meet you! I just read your "All About Me" stuff. I will be subscribing momentarily to follow what you are up to with this addictive hobby of rubber stamping.
Meantime, I think your projects for the hop are great! I like the way you multi-stamped the 3 vase image for the left panel. And I am really liking the clever frame for your beautiful sun catcher.

E. Marie said...

Lovely card and suncatcher. I really like these vase images. Love the way you used the vase image to create background paper on the card. Great idea.