Greetings everyone, and happy Mother's Day! One of the perks of having a blog is that you can share your thoughts with the world (literally). So, if I want the world to know how great my mom is and how much she means to me, I can do it. I just HAD to a post a picture of my mom today. I hope she doesn't kill me. Somehow this wonderful person ended up with these two ruffians:
I tried to find a picture of my brother in his 70's orange suit, but I couldn't find one. Rats. Yes, my mom has had to put up with a lot from us. When we get together these days, Clint and I tend to to make teasing her a tag-team event. I think we do it to get "the look." It never fails to amuse us. I often ask my mom, "don't you wish you ended up with good kids?" She always says, "yes, I really do." You have to appreciate that!
The one thing my mom can count on is that even though she ended up with two ruffians, she also ended up with two people who know and appreciate how great she is. We know she is smart, kind, funny, interesting, and loving. We know she is up to trying trying new things, visiting new places, and meeting new people. She is quick to laugh, accepting of others, fun to be around, and provides an endless source of support. I love you, mom! Did this get too sappy?
It seems weird to go from the mush post to the crafting post, but here goes. I made this card with my mom in mind in anticipation of our get-together in June. Did I mention in her list of qualities that she is also a big winner? During her last visit here, she won us a weekend trip to a luxury resort that includes lodging, spa treatments, a fancy dinner, and wine tastings? I can't wait! I always like spending time with my mom, but I think I will like it even more living in luxury. :)
To make the card, I used my new travel set from Hero Arts. I stamped the sayings onto some white tabs I and attached them to the top piece of the card. I stamped the tag onto some Cosmo Cricket paper and cut it out. The patterned papers did all of the coloring for me. Great! The card has a lot of elements, but it came together quickly. Sometimes I think if you limit yourself to certain stamps and papers and force yourself to make a card with them, it goes quicker. I think sometimes I spend the most time just trying to pick out which stamps to use with which sayings, etc.
I hope everyone has a very happy Mother's Day! Don't forget about the blog candy give away on the 14th. Leave a comment today about your mom, an important woman in your life, or if you know my mom, leave a kind message for her for a chance to win the goodies.