Friday, May 6, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop

Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from Cassie at Scrappin' Palace. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie at Debs Eclectic Thoughts to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.
I chose to make a gift for my mom that reflects her interest and her at home business.  Most of the year my mom alters and repairs clothing.  She is an excellant semstress.  In fact she made my wedding dress.  During Homecoming Season for highschool football she makes Homecoming Mums (a Texas/Oklahoma thing).  She sells them to the students of local highschools to give to their sweeties.  She loves doing both.  For my project I made a lighted glass block that features both of these passions.  On one side is a dress form (cut from Summer in Paris) and her monogram "S" (cut from American Alphabet).  On the reverse side is the Eagle head (cut from Car Decals) and the word "EAGLES" (cut from the Lite cart Varsity).  I made the cuts from vinyl, stuck the vinyl on the glass and then frosted the glass using Armor Etch.  When the etching was complete I removed the vinyl and washed the glass.  I cut the monogram "S" again out of black high performance vinyl (because it is shiny) and blinged it out with hot fix gems.  I added lights inside the glass block and a ribbon around it.  I put it on a stand.  This is the first time I've made a glass block.  It was fun and I have several more in my mind that I can't wait to get started on.  Noticed today that they are 50% off through Saturday, May 7th at Hobby Lobby.
Check it out:

Here's a pic of my Wedding dress (and me as a bride 7 years ago) and
some of the great mums my mom makes. I'm very proud of both.

So, How about some blog candy...This is my first time to participate in a blog hop,
so there must be a give away.  I have chosen a stamp set from Pink by Design - Jump & Jive.
Please become a follower and leave a comment telling me either what you are doing special for your mom this year or what your favorite memory of her is.  If you don't have a mom (and some of us don't), please leave a comment about your favorite female role model.
I will chose the qualifying winner on Tuesday, 10th via, so please leave your comment before Midnight CST on 5/9.

Pink by Design Jump n Jive stamp set

Next on the journey is Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous.  Thank you for stopping by.


Sue D said...

I give my mom a hanging basket every year for her porch and a handmade card.
Your mom will love your project.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Congrats on your FIRST blog hop! Great projects and what a lovely wedding photo! Thanks for sharing with us!

And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

Josie0602 said... that glass block!! Your mom does an awesome job on the mums and your dress is so pretty!

For my mom, I have been giving her Cricut cartridges to build up her library so I am changing it up for Mother's Day. I am going to try to do one of those glasses with a loofa that I saw on one of the stops on this hop and I am giving her some money to pick out her bedding plants for her flower beds. She loves her flowers!!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Lovely etch! Haven't tried a block as yet. TFS

Lauren said...

What a beautiful job!! Love the etching!! Your mom is super talented!! I know all about mums (I grew up in Texas)!! Glad to be on the hop with you!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful job! I have yet to try glass etching...maybe this is enough to inspire me! So glad you could be part of this hop!!!

IRW Dana said...

Stefani, Love your altered blocks. I'm sure your Mom will absolutely love her block. THanks for sharing. Dana

Suzanne said...

Great job on the glass block. I love making these too. Congrats on your first hop.

DeeDee said...

Wonderful! :)

Debbie said...

So glad you joined us on the blog hop! Your lighted block is wonderful! My mom passed away many years ago and I really miss her on Mother's Day of course. I am proud to carry on many of the traditions started by my mom in my own family and that is how I honor her memory.

Dale Morin said...

Your glass block is beautiful. Great gift.

Heather said...

Beautiful project!! My mom lives far away so I sent her a card and a Lush gift basket! I'll also give her a call! Thanks for the chance to win!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kelly said...

Love the way you did this! I have one of these at home, but haven't had to nerve to try it out! TFS!

loving3boys1girl said...

Love the block!

I'm making my mom a LO to hang of her favorite things, my kids and the beach!

blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

dlmbscrapping said...

Very cool- wonderful job I am sure she will love it.

mallodb at aol (dot) com

Michelle said...

Super cute girl! I like the front better of
a memory of my mom? mmmmmm maybe the time she let me eat an entire box of scor candybars....were talking the huge boxes from like sams club...I LOVE those things and I didnt even get sick! oh good

Paper Deckerations said...

First, that is super cute! You did a great job!
Luckily I'm with my mom right now! My sisters and I sent her flowers this past week and tomorrow we get to spend the day at the Great Lakes Mega Meet! I can't wait!!!!
paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I love your glass etchings. Beautiful! My favorite memory of Mother's Day was with my Mom just before she passed away. She had a tea party for all of us (3 girls) and herself at a beautiful little restaurant that specializes in tea parties. It was so wonderful!

I'm a new follower.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Blingdazzler said...

Awww the beautiful bride. :O)

I love the glass block-you are the Vinyl Queen!!!!

Kim Hudson

Brenda said...

That's a wonderful gift, and I'm sure your Mom is going to love it! Beautiful wedding dress and mums too. This is my first blog hop too, and I'm glad I'm on it with you!

Brenda said...

Your Mom is so talented - and so are you! Beautiful gift! I have became a follower.

Penny said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom. The dress is gorgeous, the mums are too. Thank you for sharing your glass block. I have not tried one yet, but you inspired me. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Jill said...

I love the lighted block idea. I've passed by them many times and wondered what to do with them. This year I made cards and photo collages of my kiddos for my MIL. TFS

Kimberli said...

What a neat glass block, I love the glass etching! Your mom is very talented, your dress is gorgeous!

All my mom ever wants is all her kids together, so the best thing we can give her, and all of us because its so fun to get together, is for all of us to go down with our kids and hang out at my parents house - it makes for a perfect day!


Babe O'Mara said...

What a great project. Nice job. My Mom is gone now, but I'm getting together with my kids are we're going bowling after a huge breakfast. Just as long as we're together, I'm happy.


Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great projects. I am going to a Mother's Day Brunch with my Daughter.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Misty said...

Great projects!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

C.P. said...

Beautiful job on your projects! I love being on the blog hop with you!

jcinokc said...

Love your project. I enjoyed meeting you at the Stampede in March. I am going to take my mom out to lunch and I made her a card and explosion box. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Cammie said...

I made my mom a wreath with paper roses

lisastuf said...

Wow...this project is so cool!
I've never even heard of this and am so excited to try it!
I wouldn't even know where to begin, but maybe I can find a tutorial or book on it or something.
Thank-you for showcasing it and giving me some great inspiration!
My Mom lives far away, so I sent her Roses for Mother's Day! My favorite memory of her is how funny she always was (and is!). She has a great sense of humor and was always laughing ALOT when I was a kid and that made me happy!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Very nice Stefani! I have never tried glass etching but have always wanted to Do it. TFS!

Cindy said...

Cool project!! It was great sitting with you at the Stampede--too much fun!

thekolbes said...

WOnderful project. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

What a cool and wonderful project