Hello and welcome to my blog!
I'm a wife of over 20 years to my supportive husband Dan and mother to our three children ages 18, 15 & 6. Rubber stamping and card making are my creative outlet and help to keep me sane but I also enjoy scrapbooking from time to time, reading historical fiction/historical romance novels and watercolor painting as well as spending time with family and friends. I hope you enjoy the projects I share here on my blog.
Happy Mother's Day! Today I have a special card that I've created for my mom for Mother's Day to along with the gift I have for her and I hope she likes it. This is also not just any blog post but my 1000 post here on my little old blog. It's hard to believe almost five years ago I started this blog as a way of sharing what I love to do and connecting with people. I've met (in person and through the Internet) so many wonderful people and have learned so much through my years of stamping and card making. As a way of saying thank you to the people who visit, subscribe and leave sweet comments on my cards and projects, I have a gift. I'm giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink, and all you have to do is leave me a comment here on this post and tell me "What is (or was) your most favorite gift that you have ever given or received on Mother's Day". One comment per person please. I'll be choosing the winner Tuesday after 4pm EST. Good luck!
To create my mom's card I used Jen's May Sketch For You to Try for my layout and as my inspiration I used the Shabby Tea Room Challenge #113 "Pretty as a Pitcher", the challenge was to create a card using a pitcher, the colors from the inspiration photo and a rose. Well I didn't have a pitcher so I went with the teapot from the Papertrey Ink Tea for Two stamp set. I started out with a crumb cake card base, added a white panel with a piece of Crate Paper (Emma's Shoppe Collection) designer paper on top. Then added the floral October Afternoon designer paper and yellow gingham strips with border and tied on my ribbon. For my main image I used the PTI stamp sets Garden Variety II with seed packet die, Year of Flowers Titles, Tea for Two with teapot die and Rosie Posie with dies. I stamped the die cut seed frame in crumb cake and the "Roses" in ruby red, then die cut the teapot from the back side of the red polka dot designer paper and stamped the outline. I backed the seed frame with another piece of October Afternoon designer paper and arranged my teapot, leaves and roses then taped them down popping a single rose. For my final touches I added a row of pearls to the bottom strip of gingham paper, the mom tag, paper rose and two stick pins.
Supplies: Tea for Two & die, Garden Variety II & die, Rosie Posie & dies, Tiny Tags & die, Year of Flowers Titles, Filigree Border die, Crate Paper designer paper, October Afternoon designer paper, Seam binding, Daffodil Delight reinker, Paper rose, Stick pins, Copic markers, Taylor Expressions Leafy die, Pearls, Foam tape. Colors: Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight.
To all of the Mom's out there, I hope you have a relaxing and peaceful day doing what you enjoy.