Saturday, June 23, 2012

Loving Woman of a Life Time Blog Hop

Welcome to the Loving Women Of A Life Time Blog hop. If Jessica sent you over for a visit then you are exactly where you are meant to be. If you just happen to be visiting you should head over to for the beginning of this fabulous hop! 

Thank you to the sponsors make sure you go leave them all a comment to win their awesome blog candy.

These are our generous Sponsors for our hop.. Make sure you stop by there sites and Thank them
Kat Shriber-   (She will be giving away a 30.00 CTMH kit)
Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen-  (She will be giving away 6 of
her stamps 3 are her up coming stamp collection, 2 25 packs of wobbles
LuAnn Hale-   (she will be giving away a 40.00 or 50.00 Gift Certificate to her stamp store)
Christy Kerley:  Amuse Studio  (She will be giving a  $25 dollar gift certificate)
Sarah Hamer- (Pink By Design) - Donated a stamp set
cori Ginger snaps scraps- is giving away
So winner's choice of Camp A Lot, Little Miss or Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad, winners choice.
K Andrews Designs: Getting Cricky~ She is our last sponsor and she will get back to me on what she is giving away!!

I've been blessed to have several women in my life that have made me who I am today. My family took the saying it takes a Village to raise a child and put it to good use. Everyone in my extended family had a hand in how I grew up and who I am today. 

My Grandmother used to tell me stories when I was a child. She would tell me about how things were for her growing up, what my Dad and my Aunts and Uncles would do when they were kids. She gave me so many life lessons that I didn't even realize were lessons. She was firm but she loved me and I never once doubted that and I still don't doubt that now. I miss her dearly, she passed away in 1998 but her stories and lessons are as clear today as they were when I was a child.

My Aunt Phyllis was so much more than just an Aunt. She is my God-Mother and she instilled the love of History in me. She would take time and take me to all the Historical sites around and that is no easy feat especially considering I was 5 the first time she took me. As a child she gave me the love for History and as a teenager she gave me the lessons that helped to for me into an Adult. She would sit up late into the night and just talk. She would give me advice and teach me so much but she always left the decisions up to me. She taught me that decisions have consequences but sometimes they are worth it. Sadly My Aunt passed away on Valentine's Day 2 years ago.

The final woman that I've decided to include is my Mom. Not only did she give me life, she's been my best friend for all of my 27 years on earth. She taught me that no matter what I do, no matter what mistakes I make (and I've made several) that she would always be there to catch me when I fall. She was the cool Mom when I was a teen, but she knew when to step up and be Mom and when to be my friend. She was always there to listen and a shoulder to cry on. She is one of those people you can be with and just be, we don't have to talk all the time, we just kind of know what the other is thinking. She hasn't let a day go by that she hasn't told me she loves me, even when we aren't together. She is the one I made my card for.

My Card base is cream card stock cut at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. The patterned paper is DCWV La Creme and The Whimsy Stack. Along with Black paper cut at 4 by 5 1/4 inches.

The La Creme paper was cut at 2 by 3 3/4 inches and the Whimsy paper was cut at 3 by 3 3/4 inches. I matted them on the black card stock.

I added the strip of Whimsy paper that I tinted with Tim Holtz Distress ink to cover my seam.

I stamped both my sentiment and the heart from the Dawna Houser InkadinkaDo stamp set in StazOn Fuscia Pink. I added some liquid pearls to the sentiment.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the stories of the women in your family who have been role models for your life. I'm sure your Mom will love your thoughtful card handcrafted with love.

  2. Great stories... Sounds like you had some strong women in your life. I love your card.. it is so beautiful!!


  3. CARLA, What a GReat of Three AWESOME WOMEN your life! Sorry to hear that your Aunt had pass two years ago.. I just recentley lost mine as well. I want to thank you for taking the time to be part of a beautiful Hop! Thanks so much for your story! Very Moving

  4. Lovely card! I feel the same way especially about my Mom, and now about my daughter who is just about your age. Isn't it nice that love is shared up and down that family tree?! What you give you get back tenfold!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. beautiful card. great story. i love the fact you were raised by not just one but by many, and wonderful women at that. lucky you. your card is beautiful. thank you for sharing your story.

  6. Beautiful card. Love your story!

  7. So awesome to have had so many wonderful women in your life! And that card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Fantastic Card!! I Love the colors & Design!! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us of how you've been blessed with such amazing women in your life!!

    Many Blessings,

  9. What a beautiful card!!! I love the color combination!
    Thank your for sharing your story of the women in your life!


  10. Such a wonderful card - the colours are awesome. Thank you for sharing your story.

  11. wonderful homage to your family's influence as women & beautiful, beautiful card!
    Luv it :)
    TY for sharing your creativity with us..

  12. Beautiful card Carla, you are so blessed to have had the guidance and love from three beautiful woman!! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  13. I love the paper that you chose for this card. Thank ou for sharing your story and creativity with us.

  14. Your card is really stunning! You are more than a lucky woman to have had these incredible ladies as influences in your life, you are truly blessed! Thank you for sharing these very special stories.

  15. Your card is so beautiful, I love the lace look, and the colors are stunning. Wonderful job!!!You are blessed with some awesome women in your life.

    I joined your site, hope to see more of your work. Hugs Kathy

  16. Very elegant! You are lucky to have/have had so many wonderful women in your life.


    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  17. Love your card! You have been blessed with so many wonderful inspiring women in your life!

  18. Beautiful card!! How fabulous that you have such strong family ties!!

  19. Such a lovely card and you are really blessed to have so many wonderful women in your life to make you who you are. TFS!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing today, I love that there are so many women in your life who have helped to make you who you are today! And what a beautiful card! Thank you!

  21. You are one lucky lady to have had all of those special women in your life. I can tell you appreciate all they have done and all they have taught you. Your mom will love your card. Your color choices are beautiful.
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

  22. Your card is lovely, your mom will love it. You were lucky to have so many people love you and raise you, so many youngsters today do not even have one good person behind them to catch them when they fall.

  23. You were blessed to have had so many special women in your life to love, guide, and influence you. Your card is lovely too.

  24. Wow how Amazing your Card is. I love the love you put into your Mothers card. the papers and the patterns are Beautiful love the Layering and the Hear is Super Sweet. thanks for sharing and for the Stories.

  25. Beautiful card, I love the black and pink together, it looks so elegant

  26. beautiful project and I loved hearing about your great family members!


  27. Gorgeous card and so elegant! Thank you for your stories about the wonderful women in your life!