Mother’s Day is fast approaching – are you ready!? As usual – I’m not. I have a half formed idea of what I plan to send – but, is it ready to send? Of course not! And I don’t mean not packaged and addressed and ready to hit the post office. No – I mean….not DONE! I hope my mother will give me a pass this year….. she almost always does…. 🙂
A few of us Happy Stampers got together to bring you some Mother’s Day projects. Not a full-up blog Hop. More like a Hippity Hop! 🙂 So, after you take a gander at my share, be sure to stop by the other blogs to see what they bring to the table. Sandi MacIver and Amy Koenders are Master Card makers – so you won’t want to miss them!
This is the time of year to reflect a little on what mother’s are all about. For me – they are courage. And grace. And love. And resilience. And determination. They are beautiful humans who spend their lives taking care of their children. And their homes. And their spouses. And their jobs. And everything in between. And sometimes, every once in a while, they take a minute for themselves. Mother’s Day is a chance for us to give a little something back to them, isn’t it?
My mother is all of the things I said. She’s always inspired me to be better. She made me want to be a good person – like she was, and is. She helped me to know what is right and what is wrong. She’s strong. She’s survived cancer. And the death of her husband. She dreamed of living in a cabin in the mountains of Colorado – and she made that happen. She’s lived there for 30 some odd years now. Alone but for the small parade of canine “children” that she’s shared her home with. She’s dealt with yearly forest fires – some close enough she could see. Some she had to evacuate for. She worked for the Cancer Society and the Veteran’s Administration – did I mention she’s a nurse? She worked “down the hill” every day for years – driving over an hour each way. She made her dream come true – and persevered there many times after I would have called it a day.
She’s lovely. She’s amazing. She’s the inspiration for my card share today. Take a look-see:
Mother’s Day seems to call for flowers. But, flowers die. So, I thought I’d make a card that seemed like a bouquet. I love the combination of Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight (kept that floral thing going, didn’t I?!?) I started with a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock, and stamped it with the Corner Garden stamp in Wisteria Wonder. Then I SNAIL’d that to a SU! Whisper White Note Card.
For the art piece, I inked the sentiment from the Lovely Amazing You set with Versamark Ink, and stamped it in the corner of a square of Whisper White Card Stock. Then I sprinkled it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it. Once it had cooled, I inked up the flower stamp from the Bloom with Hope set (Retiring on 2 June!). I used my Stampin’ Write Markers – in Wisteria Wonder for the flowers and Pear Pizzazz for the stems. I stamped it several times, all over the square. The embossed sentiment “resisted” the ink, and let my flowers float behind the words. I did a little sponging with some Wisteria Wonder, just to soften things up a little.
To make the picture frame, I cut out a square with my Square Framelits, and then ran the square back thru the Big Shot, using the next smallest die. I used Glue Dots to attach the frame to my art work. And then I popped the whole thing on the card front with Dimensionals.
I used some 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Ribbon Seam Binding to make my “hangar”, attaching it at the top with a few Glue Dots, and sliding it under my frame and adhering it with a little bit of Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue. Then I got busy making flowers!
I used a combination of Petite Petal punches and Itty Bitty Flower Punches, in Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight. I glued various sizes and colors together with Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue, added a large Pearl, and then adhered them to the ribbon hangar and the frame with Glue Dots. And the front was done!
For the inside, I inked the Bloom with Hope flowers with Whisper White Craft Ink, and stamped them a few times across the bottom of the card. Then I used the sentiment from the Good Greetings Hostess set, in Wisteria Wonder, for the sentiment.
And finis! Can you see the white-on-white flowers? Hard to make out in the picture, but….they’re there, I promise!
I hope that you like this card – and I hope that my mom likes it when it arrives with her yet-to-be-finished gift!! 🙂
Take a moment and leave me a comment, telling me what you’re doing for YOUR mom on her special day (it’s on the 10th of May, JIC you were wondering!)
Only a little while longer to get in on the retiring products. Don’t miss out! Last day to order is 2 Jun – and as fast as things are going, that’s like tomorrow!
This is the LAST DAY to get your Butterfly Basics with the special deal – scroll down for a reminder!
The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.
Retiring List PDF
Retiring List Sortable Excel
Order deadlines for the retiring items:
Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)
Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!
Be sure to check out Amy and Sandi’s Blogs to see what they’ve come up with for Mother’s Day!
Sandi MacIver: www.stampingwithsandi.com
Amy Koenders: www.stampwithamyk.com
TTFN and LLAP
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Whisper White Note Card
Wisteria Wonder Card Stock: 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat); 3″ square with 2 1/2″ square cut out (frame); various size flowers
Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ Square (art piece)
Daffodil Delight Card Stock: various size flowers
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 29 Apr 15
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
102283: VersaMark Pad
126557: From My Heart Clear Stamp Set
129126: Kind & Cozy Clear Stamp Set
130348: Dictionary Wood Background Stamp
130595: Label Something Wood Stamp Set
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
Date to be Determined
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131296: Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon