Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mother's Day Inspiration Blog Hop. You may have seen the other three inspiration Blog Events we have done including 12 Days of Christmas, Valentine's and Easter. We've decided to give ourselves a name, so we are now officially "The Inspiration Crew".

This time we're doing a 1 day blog hop to provide you with lots of Mother's Day Inspiration. We're making projects we like, using products we like and this time we have prizes!! Some of the generous ladies in the hop are offering several fun crafty prizes that are listed below. To be eligible to win a prize just leave comments on the participating blogs by midnight EST Monday, May 6. Winners will be announced on my blog Wednesday, May 8.

For my project I made my Mom a frame. Here is what the frame looked like before I did anything to it. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It holds a 3x3 photo.

I painted the entire frame with Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint in Traditional Tan. Then I stamped the images on it using two Unity Stamps - She Leaped (I only used the chevrons in her skirt) and my favorite all time stamp Stars of Worn. I stamped each one of them using Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. I rubbed some of the stamps with a paper towel to soften the colors and inked the edges. Then I found some clay figures I made with my Martha Stewart Clay and molds and added the Butterfly and branch and the flower and leave. I added some sparkle to the butterfly and flower with an Iridescent Glitter Pen. I'm in the process of moving and I couldn't find a picture to put in it, but I'm sure I'll come up with something before the big day next week!! Thanks for stopping by.

You should have come here from Rachel I's blog. Now you go check out to Rachel K's blog.

Prize List
1. A Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad
2. An "Embellishment Pack" full of goodies from GCD Studios, Hobby Lobby and Creative Charms
3. A 12x12 Basic Grey Lucille Collection Pack
4. A Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack of Baker's Twine from the Twinery ($20 value)


  1. Gorgeous frame Donna, love the color palette and those pretty butterflies!!

  2. Your frame is so beautiful Donna. Love that paint that you used. The butterly is so sweet too.

  3. Beautiful! I love your home decor projects...the butterfly is gorgeous...awesome design!

  4. this is such a sweet gift. i love how you did selective stamping to get that pattern on the frame. thanks for the fun hop!!
    -Rachel w k

  5. Lovely frame Donna. Wonderful gift idea.TFS

  6. Shaded lilac and peacock feathers - what great colors together. Lovely gift.

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful. Love how you show us the before and after photos because it's even more impressive!

  8. Your frame is gorgeous Donna, I love those colors so much!

  9. Beautiful colors. A nice gift for someone special.

  10. I'm sure your mom will love this frame!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  11. Great idea for a mother's day gift.

  12. Pretty frame!! LOVE the butterfly!

  13. The purples really pop. I'm sure your mother will be thrilled to get the frame - even if there is no picture in it.
    Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Just finished the hop and it was great. Thanks for having it.

  14. Really gorgeous what you did here!!

  15. Just curious Donna... blog hop winners???


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