Sunday, May 11, 2008
Celebrate Life and Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to all!
My daughter took me out (just the two of us) yesterday for a surprise lunch at my favorite restaurant (Applebee's). It was so much fun. I don't think we have ever been to a sit-down restaurant together - just us! I loved it. She gave me a sweet card and we enjoyed the time together. She knows I love to eat out, and that today would be busy for all the eateries here! This afternoon we will go to my mother's and plant flowers -- a tradition at my house, and now that my mother lives here, a tradition to start at hers!
Here is my card to celebrate life and mothers today. I made it for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge and cased Jennifer's card here. I also made it for Tuesday's Color Challenge.
I changed the images and colors, substituted brads for buttons, and changed the Cuttlebug EF. I kept her layout and ribbon placement. The flowers are watercolored with dye ink pads and an aqua brush. The white background paper is all shimmery.
Stamps: Embrace Life, So Many Sayings
Paper: Bazzill Bling White, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, white organdy and lilac grosgrain ribbon, lilac brads (American Craft Co.), photo corner punch, aqua brush, tag punch, purple staple
Thanks for stopping by and take a moment to remember your mother!
It's Never Too Late
Our memories are a treasure trove -
our living photo album.
All the pivotal moments are captured there.
Even some we've jammed into the dark recesses.
Take time to visit your memories.
Spool through them.
Be sobered by them.
Learn from them.
Then add to them.
"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten." -- Cesare Pavese