Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day is upon us,

and I was almost caught unprepared!  Getting through a computer crash (we gave my laptop last rites a couple of weeks ago) is never easy.  Luckily I had my little netbook to tide me over until I could replace my laptop, which we did yesterday.  YAY!  Anyway, I have two moms to make cards for, mine and Jim's.  Here's the card I made today, which will be going to my mother-in-law tomorrow:

 The flower is a cutfile I have for my Silhouette.  I pieced the inside of the flower and backed the dots with bright pink for contrasts.  The crystals in the upper right corner were added at the last minute because I HAD to have some bling!

I was trying to decide what card to make for my mother when I remembered this card I made in February:

It's PERFECT for my mother!  I know some of you will be SHOCKED (okay, not really), but I was quite the tomboy growing up.  This image could have been me!  So, Mom gets a wonderful card (one of my very favorites), and I get to be DONE!  Win-win!

Last Sunday was ATC swap day.  The theme was May Baskets, however we wanted to interpret that.  May means spring to me, warmth (finally), sun, and flowers.  I completely love this stamp and was happy to have a reason to use it!  The balloon, mouse, and basket were colored with color pencils and Gamsol, for the flowers I used color pencils on some and Spica glitter markers on others.  By the time I finished the 20th card I was ready to NOT color any more itty bitty flowers! I punched out the sun, wrote the sentiment in Spica and used my glitter gel pen to give the sun's rays some sparkle.  The background paper is blue with clouds and the main image is pop-dotted to give the ATC some depth.

As far as the jewelry goes, my friend ended up buying 3 of the 5 sets.  I still have the Kyanite and Turquoise sets which will be put up for sale.

Whew!  Time to get some iced tea and relax.


Starla B. said...

Yay! I love the card for your MIL, and I know grandma is going to LOVE that little girl!! =D I really like how the ATCs turned out, too!

C said...

Same here, the card for MIL is my fave, though they all are way cute. :-) Wow - bought 3 of the 5, that's cool for you!

Happy Mother's Day!

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