Happy Mother’s Day with Touches of Texture

I’m not a big believer in “luck” – when you land a good job or reach an amazing milestone in life, there’s a big chance you earned it (rather than having it handed to you by sheer luck).  At the same time, I feel so lucky that Mary King is my mom.  I didn’t earn her – it was definitely a lucky gift to be raised by her.  I am fortunate to be surrounded by lots of wonderful women in my life – and many of them are incredible mothers.  As much as I respect and love them for the influence they have in the lives of their children, none can hold a candle to my Mom.  My mother has endured a lot of pain and sacrifice for her children, and she’s always an amazing support for us.  There’s no way we can ever repay her for all she’s done, but we try.  Here’s a special card I made for my special mom:

Touches of Texture, Paisleys & Posies, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Mother's Day cardHow wonderful is this sentiment – “my world is brighter and more beautiful because of you” – from Paisleys & Posies photopolymer stamp set?!  This set is carrying forward to Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog.  Yay!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Large Letters Framelits Dies.  The single most expensive (and oh-so-flexible) item in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog is the Letters for You bundle, which includes the Letters for You photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Large Letters Framelits Die.  The bundle, at 10% off, is valued at $133 – that seems like a lot, but you’ll reach for it all the time.  Promise!  If you’ve eyeballed this bundle (and I know you have), now’s a great time to treat yourself.  It’s Mother’s Day, after all.  While both the stamp set and coordinating Framelits are carrying over to the 2017 Annual Catalog, the bundled savings is not.  I hereby give you permission to just click on the picture below, add this bundle to your shopping cart and treat yourself to something wonderful.  Yay!

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Painting the Letters.  I cropped these three letters with the Large Letters Framelits Dies on Thick Whisper White cardstock.  After the letters were cropped, I used Archival Basic Gray ink to stamp the beautiful wild flowers from Touches of Texture over the letters.  I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line up the flowers to fill the spaces on the letters.  After the ink completely dried (I left it overnight, which was a bit of overkill, I know), I painted them with a Blender Pen and three classic ink pads – Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz.  What a soft, sweet effect!Touches of Texture, Paisleys & Posies, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Mother's Day card
  • Sweet Colors for Mom.  Like me, my mom loves blues.  She also likes soft and delicate flowers.  I usually design projects with blue flowers for her, but I decided that soft pink flowers would be a nice change.  I still used Softy Sky to accent the letters and the card base.  These soft colors look great with Basic Gray, don’t you think?  If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Basic Gray

Stamp Sets:  Touches of Texture, Paisley & Posies  Papers:  Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz  Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, Blender Pens, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Touches of Texture, Paisleys & Posies, Large Letters Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Mother's Day card

Whatever you are doing today and whether you are enjoying it with others, I hope your day is wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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HERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS TO TREAT YOURSELF TODAY:

Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list was announced last month – you can see all the items that will soon go away here:


IN WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.  When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (4E72JEAJ), I’ll happily send you:

  • A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND
  • A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog.  I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code (4E72JEAJ).


IT’S HERE!  IT’S HERE!  Stampin’ Up! is giving some great products an early release!  Customers can now order select items from the Eastern Palace Suite NOW!  There are two bundles being offered – and they are both AMAZING.  I can’t see why you’d pass up the Premier Bundle with the Eastern Medallion Dies – they are incredible!  To read more about this suite, CLICK HERE.

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23 Comments

  1. Beautiful card for a beautiful woman. Thanks for sharing this extra special design with us all.

  2. Rosemarie Cowit

    I love the beautiful card you made for your mom. The way you describe her and the relationship you have with her is so loving. You are both truly lucky to have each other. I wish Mary a happy Mothers Day!

  3. Rosemarie Cowit

    I love the beautiful card you made for your mom. The way you describe her and the relationship you have with her is so loving. You are both truly lucky to have each other. I wish Mary a happy Mothers Day!

  4. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Happy Morher’s Day, Mary?

  5. Your words can’t be more true Brian, more often than not, luck has nothing to do with our accomplishments in life, they are always the result of hard work and dedication, patience and perseverance, endurance and a love for what you do.
    Your card for your mom is beautiful but even more beautiful is the relationship you have with her, you are both lucky to have each other in your lives.
    Please let your mom know I’m wishing her a very happy and beautiful Mother’s Day!!
    Give her a hug from me too, 😉
    Maria.

  6. This is a lovely card……for a lovely lady! Happy Mother’s Day Mary!

  7. Such a gorgeous card! I adore the delicate colors. Brian, thank you for sharing you mom with us. She has captured my heart and is such a southern lady. Since losing my mom in February this is a very difficult day for me. Happy Mother’s Day Mary and to all the beautiful mothers out there.

  8. This card is just perfect! And it suits your Mom perfectly as well. Happy Mother’s Day Mary!

  9. I love this card! I used the same sentiment on the card I sent to my mom. It is so appropriate! The flowers on the letters are stunning. You hit another one out of the park!

  10. Brian, you’ve given your beautiful Mom a beautiful tribute, and the card you made couldn’t be more perfect. Please give her a hug and tell her Happy Mother’s Day!

  11. Robbye Hamilton

    Beautiful card Brian, I know your mother will love it. It’s so soft and ladylike . Great job Brian, it’s spot on.

  12. First, love that you shared your feeling about your mom, moms are so deserving of praise. Even though my mom is gone, no one could hold a candle to her either! What a blessing to know what that feels like!

    I truly adore your card, the large letters are going to get moved up on my wishlist. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!

  13. Brian, what a sweet comment about your mom! I too have a son who appreciates me and likes to tell me so. She is “lucky” to have you…I prefer blessed!

  14. Ginger Toivonen

    Although I have not yet met your Mom Brian, I can imagine her loving this beautiful card, Nicely done my friend!

  15. Your card is beautiful. Thanks too for sharing your beautiful thoughts about your Mom. I am sure you have brought many blessings to her life too. Enjoy sharing this weekend with each other.

  16. Pretty ! Such delicate coloring and such a pretty card ! Love the big MOM letters !
    Happy Mother`s Day to your mom ! I am sure she loved reading your post today !!

  17. Beautiful MOM letters cropped in the pretty pattern!

  18. Love it! ❤️

  19. Brian, what a beautiful card for your deserving mom! I had the pleasure of meeting her at WCMD and she is just the sweetest! And it was obvious she thinks you are pretty great too!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  20. What a sweet tribute to you mom and classy card. Love the softness of the flowers.

  21. Hope your mom had a beautiful Mother’s Day Brian!

  22. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! She is going to LOVE her card! I love how you have die cut the letters spelling mom from pattern paper that you personal created. Very nice!

  23. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! She is going to LOVE her card! I love how you have die cut the letters spelling mom from pattern paper that you personally created. Very nice!

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