You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Exploing Cricut's Mother's Day Challenge & Blog Hop

Welcome to our Eploring Cricut Mother's Day Challenge and Blog Hop.  This is the first time I'm participating in one as a member of team and I'm looking forward to it. If you have not arrived here from Georgiana's blog, go to Diana's blog to begin the hop  so you won't miss any of the inspiration and prize possibilites.

My card is a litle different from usual Mother's Day cards.  For my contribution I was thinking of  the old show, 'Queen for a Day' (Am I dating myself or what?)  The retro look of the cut in Suburbia was just right.  I made the crown from the Create a Critter cartridge (the frog's crown) and the phrase came from Holiday Cakes.  The swirls were from a die cut I was trying out. Some red Studio-g glitter gives the impression of flowers.  I love how the silhouette looks against the floral paper.

Please join in this week's challenge by entering your Mother's Day card, layout or paper project at Exploring Cricut.  We look forward to seeing your entry.

I am so glad to have you stop by that I am offering some blog candy: a set of Inkadoo Celtic stamps, a set of clear journaling stamps called memory boxes,, and a Darice embossing folder called Swirls and a Bird.

To win, you do NOT HAVE to become a follower but I would be very happy if you would.  Just leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.  I'll announce the winner of my blog candy next Monday when I have my day at Exporing Cricut.

Here's our blog hop list.  Your next stop is Emily.  Thanks for coming; enjoy the hop!

Emily ---NEXT STOP
Michelle P
Michelle S

Happy creating.
Rae Ann



  1. Beautiful card! Love that background paper!

  2. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  3. Fabulous card and we all should be Queens on Mother's Day!

  4. Like silhouette look & like using cake cartridges for images or words like in your case. I was trying to ck if I was a follower and went down your blog right sidebar and it indicates that the follow part is not working at this time & ck back later so not sure if I'm a follower & cannot become one if not yet so I'll ck back later.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. I checked my follower list and did not find your name as "Sunshine HoneyBee". Is that how you would have signed in? Another way to tell is to look at your blog dashboard. Down the side will be a list of blogs you joined. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by.
      Rae Ann

  5. I love how you used the silhouette cut for your card. Great colors, too. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)

  6. I just love the retro look, what a great card. The details are wonderful, great job.

  7. lovely retro look card rae ann i too like the silhouette cut :)

  8. So cute! My Mom won a "queen for a day" on a radio show when that was on tv. My Dad entered her name and she won prizes along with a dinner. Thanks for the reminder of a great memory:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  9. I love your card, because it reminded me of that show-now I've dated myself too!

  10. This is such a beautiful card! The silhouette adds a great touch.

    Bleary-Eyed Crafts

  11. Very pretty i love how the vine wraps around the silhouette.
    DIANA L.

  12. Love your card,Very Pretty,already a follower...

  13. Oh my goodness Rae Ann!! This is so very pretty!! Love the silhouette and the great swirls. That bg floral paper is just perfect. Love your card!!!! :)

  14. So pretty and I just love silouettes.

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