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Friday, May 11, 2012

Join our Blog Hop on Scrapbook Place!


Welcome to our Mother's Day and Father's Day Blog Hop!  Expect to see some great cards, layouts and projects that will hopefully inspire you to find a handmade way to show your love for your parents. 

And what would a Blog Hop be without prizes??  This month, we have a lovely offering from Shannon Leffew.  Here's what she has to say about herself:

Hello! I am a wife and SAHM of 4. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and have since fell in love doing altered projects. I created my etsy store to earn a little extra income. I feature mostly flowers in my store but I will also do custom orders for almost anything. In my spare time I also like to garden, take pics, read and host parties. Please stop by my blog and leave me some love http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com .  I would also love it if you would visit me at my Etsy store HERE
Pictured is just a sampling of her flowers.
Since we are so close to Mother's Day, I will feature her on this blog today:
While my Mom has been gone for a while, I still have many fond memories of her: Drawing artsy pictures on my lunch bag to take to school (oh how I wish I'd saved those-they were SO good), Of going to visit her down in the basement of the Visual Arts dept at NCState University where she was a Darkroom Technician-she would develop pictures for all the Professors and would let me "create" pieces of art using the photo lab and her developing rooms, her beautiful writing even after she had had a stroke that kept her from saying what she truly wanted to say...One funny instance occured when she was visiting us and we were remodeling the kitchen.  This was after the stroke and of course because of the construction, people were in and out, during the summer, flys coming in too-she was wanting to make herself useful and was looking for the fly swatter to keep them at bay.  Well, bless her soul, she couldn't make us understand what she was looking for-finally she burst out with "SPLATTER-ALL"...HeHe I think we figured out what she was wanting and How appropriate!
I miss her everyday but will always cherish her smile, especially when I look at my daughter and see her looking back at me...
So, check out our offerings here, and then hop on down the list to see what everyone else has in store for your viewing pleasure.  Don't forget to leave a little love at each blog. Everyone who does gets a chance to win some beautiful flowers from Shannon!  Then come back here and tell us a favorite story about your mom or dad.  After all, where would we be without our parents!                                                   



Here is the Blog Hop order. Have fun, and if you get lost along the way, come back---you don't want to miss anyone's post!

Melissa

Karissa

Carolyn-That's me!

Linda

Teresa

Your Scrapbook Place-return here and tell us your fave mom or dad story!


Thank you for joining us and come back real soon!

13 comments:

  1. that's a gorgeous bow on your card, Carolyn! Love the patterned papers and handmade flower, too!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this card Pat! You were nice to leave me some Luv!

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  2. I love the girl you chose and the colors are georgous!
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks for leaving me some Luv Cindy!

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  3. Your cards are always so beautiful and matchy matchy...love that!!
    Hugs,T

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  4. Just lovely, so nice to read all the memories one has, makes my heart warm, thanks for that and tfs !!
    lotsa luv

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    1. We're so glad you stopped by Theresa! Please come back anytime and join in the fun!
      Carolyn

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  5. Your cards are always so beautiful with everything coordinated and matchy...love the image and great coloring! Cute story about your mom! Hugs,T

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    1. Thanks T! I really appreciate your stopping by and the kind remarks! Our Moms were so good to us weren't they!
      Carolyn

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  6. OMG! I just told you a whole story (funny) about my mom who is also gone now but I lost it. Oh how I hate this laptop for that! This is not the first time I did that either. Oh well. Love your card and memory of your mom.

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  7. Very pretty card and love the image you used!

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