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


Erika Clark

This is so pretty!


Both of your Mother's Day cards are so super cute! I love the vintagey feel! TFS!

Debbie Carriere

This is beautiful! Love the colors & the distressed look :) Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!


What a lovely sentiment! Your mother will LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Kasie Gibson

Wow!! This is card is insanely gorgeous, you are very talented! I am a new follower and will be visiting frequently! Have a fantastic day.

Danielle Therese Greenwood

Such a pretty shabby-licious card!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!


Your card is beautiful, soft and lovely! Congratulations on having such wonderful parents! Sounds like a giving and loving relationship all the way around!!


Gorgeous card, picture perfect! :) Lori m

Julee (Vervegirl)

This is just gorgeous Love the shabby papers, the ribbon, that flower... everything. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday.


Your card is absolutely fantastic! Love everything about it.

Wanda Cullen

Wow! Your shabby chic mother's day card is just gorgeous! LOVE the floral papers and the floral accent! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!


Amazing card for your amazing Mom!



Sandi's Samples

Very nice!!! Simply beautiful!

Sharon Keanly

Your card for your Mom is absolutely beautiful. I am sure she loved it. I loved reading how blessed you feel for all the love and sacrifices you've received from your folks. I can relate. My father passed away a month ago and we miss him terribly, so treasure each day honey! hugs Sharon