Every day I am surrounded by amazing, strong, compassionate women. I work with them, I admire them, and I learn from them. Many of these women are incredible mothers or positive role models for the children in their extended family, community or church. Mother’s Day is a day to recognize ALL of these women and a perfect day for us to remind them how awesome they are. Whether you are celebrating with the ones you love or missing the ones you love, I hope your day is special.
While I am, perhaps, partial to one mother, I celebrate my awesome Mom today. 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. She’ll be visiting soon, so I won’t get to see Mom today, but I did get to make a beautiful card for her. Here’s her card:
And here’s the banner for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge by Jen Mitchell that inspired my card:
- Picture Perfect Birthday. I absolutely adore the fonts and sentiments in the Picture Perfect Birthday. They are modern, fresh and fun. This sentiment – “Today we celebrate wonderful, brilliant, fabulous you!” – is part of a birthday-themed stamp set, but it works perfectly for a Mother’s Day card, don’t you think? As I perused my stamps, looking for a sentiment for Mom’s card, I was thrilled to land on this one. What a truly versatile and wonderful stamp set – I’m so glad it’s carrying over into the next catalog. Here’s a look at the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set: I stamped it with Tranquil Tide ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and cropped it with a Stitched Shapes oval. These dies are a must-have. What an easy way to add lots of umph to this sweet card.
- Share What You Love. My Mom loves blue flowers – I guess pink isn’t part of your plan when you single-handedly raise three boys. The watercolored Tranquil Tide has some blue tones, which I love. This gorgeous background paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – a pack of 24 sheets of 12″ x 12″ hand-painted designs on heavyweight paper. Four of the designs (including this one) have a translucent, pearlized finish. This GORGEOUS paper is available in May as part of the Gotta Have it All bundle (click here to read more). Here’s a closer look at this paper:
- Aquas. Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron are chameleons. One the surface, they look very green, but the blues in both show through when paired with a blue. The blues come out in both of these colors, too, when they are watercolored. I am so happy Mint Macaron is back! I can’t wait to pair it with more of the new colors. If you are inspired by this combination of Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Whisper White, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect Birthday Papers: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tranquil Tide Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your day is wonderful! <3
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