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
Techniques: watercolor

Thanks for stopping by and take a moment to remember your mother!

It's Never Too Late

to remember

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.
Enjoy them.
Be sobered by them.
Learn from them.
Then add to them.

"The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten." -- Cesare Pavese


  1. Beautiful cards!
    Have a great Mother's Day planting flowers.

  2. Wow, a gorgeous card!! Lovely color scheme! Have a wonderful Mother's day!

  3. Beautiful card! It is so sweet and simple yet has enough embellishments to make it very special!
    Happy Mom's Day (my daughter is taking me to Applebee's on Tuesday--yippee!!).

  4. What a beautiful card! I must get a Cuttlebug!!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Gorgeous card....I love the colors. Happy Mother's Day!!

  6. This is beautiful!! I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!!

  7. this is so fresh, i love the colors against the crisp white!

  8. Very pretty card - I love the delicate colours.

  9. Judy this is truly a beautiful card and such a unique and fun layout. And what a wonderful tradition to plant flowers on Mother's Day. Sounds like you had a fabulous day.

  10. Love the Lilac and Celery combo! The layout is cool, too! I just used Embrace Life for my May Stamp Club and EVERYONE purchased it! Thanks for sharing! Happy Stampin!

  11. This is stunning! I love everything about it!!!


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