Thursday, May 3, 2012

Design Time Thursday Challenge! Mother's Day!! Special Sponsor!!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We saw such fun April Showers bring May Flowers projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Challenge and Theme: Mother's Day!

Here is my project! I made this for my Mom:

I found a wall plaque for only .15 at Micheal's 
I painted it with Adirondack Paint color mushroom
Then covered it with paper from the DCWV Citrus Matstack. Inked and distressed.
Chipboard letters from Joann's that I covered with paper from the same stack.
Liquid Pearls
Flowers are from Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge inked and covered with Star Dust Stickles
I handmade the stick pin
Ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam Daffodil Inked with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain

Here is the before:

 And After:

We have a special sponsor today! Emma from My Creative Time was so generous and is sponsoring this Mother's Day Challenge!

Thank You Emma!

Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 
The Mom You Rock Stamp Set!!

Challenge Starts today May 3 and runs until May 16, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
One Entry Per Person
Please comment after linking
You have until May 16, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:
Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

My Craft Spot: Mother's Day

The Cuttlebug Spot: Flowers for Mom 

Tuesday Throwdown: In the Garden

Krafty Girls: Dear Mother

Scrapalicious: Flower Power

Crafty Creations: Mother's Day

Cardz TV: Mother's Day

More than Favors: Mother's Day

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Mother's Day + Ribbon 

The Paper Variety: May Flowers

My Sheri Crafts: Mother's Day + Flowers 

Dilo En Espanol: Mother's Day

May 2012*
I was able to find a wall plaque on clearance at Micheal's for only .15. I was able to re-purpose it and turn it into a beautiful wall hanging for my Mom. I used papers from Die Cuts with a View Citrus Stack. Inked and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz walnut stain and tool. I used a quilling tool to make my flowers that I cut using the Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe. Liquid Pearls and ribbon help to finish this handmade project up. I handmade the stick pin using hot glue beads from my stash. You too can easily create beautiful handmade gift for someone you love!  


  1. Wowwwwwwwww! I loveeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the title work, the pearls and those flowers!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. The before and after is amazing! What a great, great job!! The flowers are gorgeous!!


  3. Wow I love it love it! I like the papers, bling and flowers. So cute TFS AJ~

  4. Wow.. Love what you did with your awesome find , it turned out so beautiful.. The flowers are gorgeous . Hugs

  5. Wow! That turned out awesome! Love it and I'm sure your mom will, too!

  6. That is beautiful...the flowers are so pretty.


  7. Beautiful wall decor, love those flowers!!! Thanks for joining CCC!

  8. Love the flowers, gorgeous!!

  9. Carri- this is gorgeous!! The flowers are absolutely beautiful and I love how the ribbon looks with the added ink! Fabulous job!

  10. OMG! Your mom is going to love this!!! This turned out beautiful!!! And what a great job you did with the pearls!!! I can never get mine the size I want them to be and yours look just perfect! I don't even want to get started with your flowers -- wow!!!

    You did a terrific job, my friend, and if my name were Fran and you mom didn't want it, I'd gladly take it! But, of course, she's going to be just thrilled to receive it!

    Hugs! Great job!

  11. Beautiful project! Love the colors and flowers!

  12. This is really pretty! I love those flowers and the touch of sparkle on them- beautiful! :)Amy

  13. What a transformation!! Your mom's going to love her special plaque :)

  14. This is just AWESOME! I love how you recycled an old frame for a gift for your mom!!!

    GREAT JOB!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  15. Oh WOW Carri this is wonderful. I love the color!! It looks like a sunset and the embellishments are awesome!!!

    Precious Hugs
    Oma’s Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT Member
    3 Girl JAM DT Member

  16. Love it.Great job altering.those flowers are gorgeous.Your mom will love it.

  17. This is awesome! Love the colors and the flowers on the corner! :)

  18. You did an amazing job altering that wall plaque, Carri. Just beautiful!--Pat

  19. Wow girl look at those gorgeous flowers. So beautiful your mom is going to go crazy over this gift. Your so sweet.
    Hugs Bonnie

  20. Great flowers! Thanks for linking up with TPV- Holly :-)

  21. What a fun and gorgeous project. Thanks for playing in the Tuesday Throwdown.

  22. I really loved this. It's sweet and cute.

  23. I really loved this. It's sweet and cute.

  24. Wow! Those flowers are loaded with layers! Love them!!! The card itself turned out beautiful :)
    Thank you for joining us at Krafty Girls!
    ♥ Cyndy

  25. Beautiful project! Love the bright colors.
    Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Girls and My Craft Spot!

  26. Can't wait to hear about your mom's reaction. This is beautiful! Love the deal too!

    Carson's Creations

  27. Beautiful project Carri! Your Mom will love it! Boy, your flowers are so gorgoeus-they really turned out nice!!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  28. Fabulous project - really love the idea, it's just beautiful. Those flowers are divine! Thankyou so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  29. Very cute! I really like the flowers and the stick pin! Love the bright colors you chose. Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  30. This is so beautiful!! What an amazing makeover!! The flowers are fabulous :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  31. Love the flowers you made for your Mom's wall hanging.

  32. Wow, beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  33. Such a Beautiful Card, I love the Colors you used! Thank You for joining us @ My Sheri Crafts!


  34. Your mom will love this. The flowers are adorable!

  35. Thanks so much for playing along in our Mothers Day challenge at Crafty Creations! What a fab project! Cheers Claire x

  36. Super CUTE!!!! Thank you for entering our challenge!!!

  37. Love your project!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  38. Beautiful wall-hanging! Love the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  39. This is so pretty! I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!