Saturday, March 5, 2011

OPERATION WRITE HOME Bunny Hop Day 1--EXTENDED!

MY APOLOGIES, I had this set to auto schedule for 8:45 am  and it did not do it. I have been away all day, I am so sorry. (I extended the original deadline due to this snafu)

 Welcome to My little piece of the 
OPERATION WRITE HOME  
Spring Bunny Hop (blog hop)




Hi, you should have arrived here from Allison http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com
if you happened upon my post by accident or did not know about the hop it starts here.

Today I am challenging all of you to make 
a Mother's day card with NO FLOWERS on it at all...
no floral paper, no added flowers, no stamps with flowers, no ribbons with flowers, no flowers whatsoever. 
I have a couple of examples:
This card is just a piece of Neenah Solar white Card stock, that I wove ribbons on, then used part of one of the Nestabilities (Labels 16) and stamped Happy Mother's day, and a flourish(all by Inkadinkadoo-clear)  on with Momento Tuxedo black ink.

Stamps set is retired by SU, Card stock by SU, Ribbon-misc. Ink and markers-SU
It is a scan and not a photo (as with the card above) but this one got cut just a bit.


Did I mention there is a prize? no, well there is one for the lucky winner that my husband picks, this is what you will win:
A Bow Easy and a BN set of clear cling stamps by Autumn Leaves, these stamps are large-ish and fun and whimsical...there is the word Love, Always, Grin, & Imagine along with 2 other coordinating stamps.


Please add your card for this challenge below using the blue froggy! You have until Monday March 7 at 9pm EST to upload your picture. The Hubster will pick the winner at 11pm EST.
  
Please go along to see the next stop on the hop, the lovely GrandmaLee, who I am proud to call friend. :)


If you like come back tomorrow also for a short tutorial, and I will have a small blog candy for one lucky commentor. 

EDIT: I regret that only 3 of you were even eligible for this challenge. having said that it is not fair to have a challenge with only three players. therefore (as stated on numerous occasions) there is no challenge.   however...Ann, Terri and Donna, please email me your mailing info and I will send you all a little something.  Thanks, Susan

30 comments:

Lillian Child said...

Your cards are darling. And trust me, I've the hit snooze button so many times that I end up in another time zone! Good to have you with us!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

AllisonG said...

Susan, I'm glad you got it all figured out because I was the one linking to you today! :-)

Thanks for sharing your creations with us. Allison

Cheryl said...

Adorable cards! I love the ribbon weaving


--Cheryl--

Lisa said...

What bright, happy cards! That cat cracks me up!

Yvonne said...

I've always liked weaving of any kind. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Monica Hunter said...

Fun use of ribbons! Thanks for sharing your cute cards! :)

Cindy O said...

Thank you for sharing! love the woven ribbons in your first card.

Michelle Single said...

Look at all those colors!!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Very pretty cards - i've never seen a ribbon card like that! It's beautiful:) Doris, stop #45

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Cute cards! There are definitely a lot of flowery Mother's Day cards out there!

grandmalee said...

What a great challenge, and that's a REAL challenge to lots of card makers! I love how you did yours, especially the woven ribbons. I have a TON of ribbon, so I should give this technique a try. I'm glad you were able to get your post to work, too!

Thanks so much to alerting me about Blogger problems. I see I wasn't the only one that had problems with Blogger. I had my post all ready to go last night when I went to bed, but when I hit post, nothing happened. Two hours later, I was able to get back to the post that was missing 90% of the content. I could just scream when stuff like this happens! I hope things are getting better for you because I know all too well what you are feeling right now, and that you & hubby are enjoying your "empty nest" while it lasts.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

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Rachelle said...

Love your cards! Especially the Cat Card. TFS!

Rachelle
joyfulhrt@gmail.com

gbinion said...

Glad you were able to get your Hop figured out and posted!!! Great cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card and what a challenge- no flowers for Mother.....I will not be able to stamp until Tuesday.....

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Look at that ribbon-y Mother's Day card--how clever is that?!?! Fabulous idea. . . .

Donna S said...

This is my first bloghop and I don't know all the terminology yet. What do you mean by using the blue froggy for entering your card in the challenge? I've used the link on OWH for challenges. Is it the same thing? Please respond to donna_e_s@live.com. I'd like to enter the challenge later tonight. Thanks, Donna S.

Dixie Cochran said...

I like the ribbon!

Ann said...

What fabulous cards!! I love the woven ribbon. I posted a Mother's Day card, though very feminine, no flowers. It was inspired by my mother who loves butterflies. The paper was a gift from my daughter. Thank you for this challenge, sometimes it's good to think outside the box!!Did I miss a place to become a follower of your blog? I'll look again!!

Auntie Marg said...

Hi susan thanks for stoppin by my blog and leaving a comment, Its real hard to make mothers day cards without flowers but you have done a great job, The containers for my daubers I got at the Expo but I dont remember which company and yes the first card is the babywipe flower,

~Jeri~ said...

What great cards!! Love that ribbon card! Very nice job!

Pat said...

Great Job!

FibreJunky said...

Tomorrow?? Oy...I'll try, but my chances are slim. I've got an exam to take and then an MRI to go to...

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards and I love the use of all that ribbon!! ...you wanted to know what dp I used on my Mother's Day card...It's from TPC Studio. Take care,
Tammy x

karensk said...

Cute card, Great blog hop.
Thanks for sharing
karen k3 at ameritech dot net

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Susan, thanks for giving me a heads up to come back and revisit your blog. The auto post didn't work for me on Sat. morning and I was frantically retyping my post at about ten after nine, hahaha (it wasn't funny at the time). You put a lot of work into your woven ribbon card and the kitty card is very funny! Thanks for visiting my blog during the bunny hop!

Misty said...

I just found you today. You weren't here saturday :(

Lovely card. Glad I decided to go around the hop again. Sorry I missed the challenge, I am new & don't have any flowers yet, but lots of ribbon!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Susan, Its taken me a bit to get back over, how the days fly by!
Darling cards. I haven't even thought about Mothers Day cards yet. Your so spot on!!!
Hugs Lynn

Jinny Newlin said...

Fabulous ribbon technique, Susan! So glad that you got your post up and working and that I, FINALLY, was able to get over here to check out your cards! TFS!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Aw, this would have been such a lovely giveaway for this challenge! :) I have one of those bow makers (that thing is so handy!) and i love those cute stamps!

Anyway, you have an interesting blog and i've enjoyed visiting it so far. :) Hehe...i love that little "let me drink my coffee and no one will get hurt" thingy in your side bar. :)

Also, i love your mother's day ribbon card! It's so unique as well with all those woven ribbons...very interesting idea!