Friday, May 11, 2012

Parents Day Blog Hop (o=

I want to wish a special Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! 
Even to those four pawed kids of ours, (yes I am one of them).  
I would also like to wish a special Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

Today we are paying tribute to PARENTS!  

I have the best parents in the world (to me).  My parents have been there for me during my 
rough times and my happy times.  Whenever I am in need of something whether it be a friend, money or food, 
they have always been there for me and I can't say thank you enough to them for all of their love 
and support of me.  My parents are even willing to come over and pick up my dog poo in my
yard because I can't do it.  Well, mom does watches the dogs. lol

My first card is my Mothers Day card for my wonderful mom. 

The following is the recipe I used on this one;
  • Tim Holtz die bird cage and bird
  • SU designer series patterned paper
  • SU floral rose accents
  • Su lucky limeade ribbon
  • SU ink pad soft sky
  • clear 1/2 round plastic crystals
  • SU scallop oval punch
  • Ciao light blue/light brown/peach markers
  • Pop dots/glue
First I place the background paper down and left a 1/4" white border
Then I took another pattern and tore it. I then distressed the edges with the blue ink and 
placed it over the first pattern.  I then distressed the edges of the white with the blue ink. 
Next I cut out the birdcage and bird.  I used my stamp pad and stamped the bird cage to give a blue mist
look.  I added the green ribbon lacing the holes at the bottom of the cage.
I did the bird the same way, pressing the stamp pad on it.  I then used a light blue ciao marker and filled in 
the white and edged the bird to give it some depth.  I placed the bird  behind the cage.  I then put some green ribbon through the hole at the top and bent it behind the patterned paper to make it look like it was hanging.  I added the rose to the top.  I then printed out the words on my computer and used the scallop oval punch.  After gluing it down I added the two crystals.  

inside 3-d present

My second card without detailed info was last years Mothers day card.

My third card without detailed info was last years Fathers day card.

I thank you for stopping by and wish you continued health and happiness throughout the year!
As always I LOVE the read the comments!  Please feel free to leave one.  


Now on to the next blog!


  1. Beautiful cards Karissa! The 3-d one is awesome!

  2. Your cards are all gorgeous Karissa! I especially love the bird cage one - have a great weekend!

  3. gorgeous cards, love the pop-up inside!!Karissa!

  4. What intricut work you are so creative!

  5. Very pretty..that is one of my favorite TH dies! Great card!!

  6. Gorjuss, all of them, love the lay-outs you use, makes for super inspiration, tfs !!
    lotsa luv

  7. Great Karissa-love the neat box effect inside the card!

  8. Love the cards! The birdcage one is so cute and I love the pop-up. That second one is really pretty. Love all the detail on them both. And your FD Card....really looks great.

  9. Great cards and love the birdcage one for your mom.