Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cherish Your Mother's Today ...

I am sooo blessed to have my mother in my life ... so many of my friends have already lost their mothers. I can't imagine a world without her in it ... or my mother in law, for that matter. She is so NOT the "wicked mother in law" ... kind, sweet and loving in every way. Both women are such beautiful examples of everything right in the world. I couldn't feel more lucky. Smiley from millan.net

I made my moms these cards for Mother's Day. After having completed one, I realized I needed to run to the local scrapbook store to acquire another pearly-blingy sticker thing. Arrived there only to discover that they had used every single stinkin' one like the one I wanted for some kits for a class they were doing. What the heck???? Why didn't they SAVE me one???

Soooo....I had to readapt the design a little to work with the second pearly-blingy sticker thing I bought (and I can't for the life of me remember who made this second one ... I threw the packaging away and have already emptied the little garbage can in my craft room ... not gonna go dig through the big trash can outside, either!)!

I am also soooo grateful to be a mom myself ... my kids are the biggest challenge, yet the biggest blessings I could ever imagine. Motherhood has been the greatest thing I have ever attempted to do ... love you, Devan, Garrett and Amelia!! Smiley from millan.net

And if you missed it, here a link to a tutorial I did on how to make those big paper roses:

Paper Punched Flowers Tutorial

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Paisley Prints DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 1" Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Elegant Lines, Elegant Bouquet and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folders, Fancy Flower Punch, Rolled Roses Die by My Favorite Things, Zva Creative Pearly-Blingy Sticker Thing (and a second one by unknown company), Cherry Gingham Ribbon, Double Loop Border/Corner Punches by Martha Stewart

4 comments:

imastampin said...

Beautiful cards my dear and a beautiful tribute to your Moms. Happy Mother's Day friend.

Danni said...

Love these...simply gorgeous!

Traci S. said...

Happy Mother's Day, Wendy! I know that you enjoy being a mother so much! You go as far out of the way as you possibly can to be a part of what your children are in to...it is beautiful to see, and hear about!

These cards are wonderful, and I can't wait to go see how to make that large beautiful rose! Stunning! This is such a fun style card! I hope they love them!

I hope you will go read the Mother's Day writing on the blog. The column there is meant for you! Moms on the 110% speed to get everything done! lol

I love you, My Sister-in-Christ!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Wendy, Love your Mother's Day cards - the colours are lovely and the patchwork is gorgeous. Here, in Scotland we had Mothering Sunday in March so it's all past and gone for us. You are so lucky to have both your mother and mother-in-law still with you and right to treasure them too. Sadly, my mother died 7 years ago and I still miss her so much. While she was alive I was like you, could not imagine life without her - now I know and while it gets easier it doesn't get better. So Happy Mother's Day to you all and keep enjoying each other's company. Elizabeth x