Sunday, May 8, 2011

I am blessed to call you mother...

My mom is such an amazing mother and I wanted this card to express those feelings to her...She is the most selfless, sweet, and kind person I know (and I'm not the only one who thinks so).  I truly do feel blessed to have her as my mom...I definitely won the lottery when I was born to such awesome parents!  I always try to spoil my parents..especially my mom, whenever I have the opportunity or reason and this mother's day is no exception...I spent A LOT of time on this's my first really shabby chic creation and I think it turned out well...I know my mom will appreciate it regardless.  As for a gift from my boyfriend and I, my mom is getting  a Tim Holtz Vagabond to replace her Cuttlebug, some nestabilities and all of the adaptors needed to use them with the Vagabond...My brother's and I also each bought her a beautiful wooden hanging basket (three in total)....I honestly wish I could do even more for her...I don't feel like anything I could ever do would repay either of my parents for all of the love they've given us and the sacrifices they made throughout the years (and still do make) so we could eat well, play hockey, ski, travel, pursue our dreams, etc...For that, I will be forever grateful.

To all of the amazing moms out there, I hope you have an amazing Mother's Day and that your children and spouse make you feel special, loved, and appreciated today!

So, here is my card:

I got the colour scheme from The Shabby Tea Room and drew even more inspiration from the inspiration photo...I probably would never have used the wood grain if not for the inspiration photo...I also used soft florals (one print is almost like a toile), pearls, eyelet border punch, crocheted lace and I used my sew easy to add stitches...all this, was inspired by the photo:

For this card, I used the current Mojo Monday Sketch:

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

Supply List:
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Very Vanilla
DSP: Stampin Up - Springtime Vintage (floral prints), Autumn Meadows (woodgrain)
Ink: Stampin Up - Baja Breeze
Stamps: Stampin Up - Blessed Mother (front sentiment), Something to Celebrate (inside sentiment)
Tools: Sew Easy; Edge Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts - Eyelet, Punch: Stampin Up - Decorative Label
Embellishments: Embroidery Floss - Unknown - Cream; Hemp Twine: Stampin Up; Pearls: Recollections (Michael's); Ribbon: Stampin Up - 3/8" Taffeta - Crumb Cake; Crochet Lace Trim: Unknown (Joann); Stick Pins: Jenni Bowlin - Latte; Flower: Unknown

Queen For a Day

I made this card for my mother-in-law...she's into fashion and decorating and tends to like cool colour schemes so I chose to do a chic black and white pallette...of course, I like warm colours so, I ended up using a warm tone of off-white, lol...I hope she likes it is:

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and it was awesome, as it is:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Supply List:
Card Stock: Stampin Up - Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up - Love Letter
Ink: Stampin Up - Basic Back
Stamps: Stampin Up - You're a Gem (Sentiment on front), Something to Celebrate (Sentiment on inside), Eastern Blooms (flower)
Tools: Punch - Stampin Up - Scallop Trim Border Punch
Embellishments: Pearls: Recollections; Charm - Stampin Up - Trinket Crowns; White twine - CTMH Waxy Flax - Colonial White; Ribbon - Basic Narrows (Michael's) Black Grosgrain; Crochet Lace Trim - Unknown (Joann)