Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I know it is a day early but I am very excited because one of my gifts this year is new garden beds for the front of my house. I have been here in this house for 35 years and have lots of wonderful gardens around the house. Right along the front of the house though we have had evergreen shrubs that had no character and just got bigger and bigger every year. My husband just didn't want to pull them out. This year when my son, who has his own landscaping company, was complaining about the mess that they were causing with the walk and the lawn (and he was tired of listening to me complaining about it)  suggested that it would make a great Mother's Day gift for me to let me have the new gardens. My husband agreed, the old bushes are gone, my son designed the new gardens and I am going to the garden center today with my son to pick new plants and tomorrow my son and husband are going to spend the day putting everything in the ground!

I made this card for the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge this week. The theme this week is Mother's Day. I knew I wanted to do something different for my mom's card this year, and I know she likes classic better that over the top cards. I played around with different ideas until I came up with using my Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps and stamping around just the first letter of Mother. I printed it out multiple times on a piece of copy paper and stamped around the letter different ways, just on the beginning, on just the top or only on the bottom. I decided that I like all around it the best and this was the end result. I am happy with it and think my mom will like it too.
If you made a card for your mom tomorrow why not share it with us over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations we would love to see what you made for your mom!

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my creation

2 Sisters Challenge #91-Make It Girlie
Anything Goes Challenge #66-Things with Wings
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #45-May Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #62-Mother's Day
CES Challenge #85-Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge-Mother's Day/card for a mentor
Crafts and Me Challenge #83-Punches and Dies, I used both
Crafty Calendar May Challenge-Things with Wings
Crafty Creations Challenge #169-Frame It!
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Mother's Day
Creatalicious Challenge #33-Butterflies and add some flowers
Creative Card Crew Challenge #10-Sentiment as focal point
Creative Craft Challenges-Anything Goes
Critter Sketch challenge #114-Mom
Deep Ocean Challenge #25-"What a Wonderful Woman"
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #107-Bingo! A bit of Sparkle(on the stamped flowers), Something New Ribbon, Pearls
DYSU Challenge #71-Use a Flower
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #62-Butterflies, Ribbon and Punches
I Brake For Challenges-I brake for florals
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #118-Honoring Mothers
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #79-Mama Mia
Love To Create Challenge #14-For Mom/Special Lady
Made Especially for You Weekly Challenge-Mother's Day with Ribbon
Oozak Challenge #2-Spring Colors
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #79-I Love You Mom
Raise The Bar Challenge #104-Mother's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #47-Mother's Day/Feminine with Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #RCC52-Something with a Mother's Day Sentiment
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #185-I Love You Mum
Simply Create Too Challenge #13-Mother's Day
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge-Mother's Day
Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge-Lots of Layers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Flower Power
The Paper Shelter Challenge #63-Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #113-Pretty as a Pitcher
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #17-One For The Girls
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #76-Clean and Simple
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #97-Motherly Love

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read, it really makes my day!

Happy Creating,


Catherine said...

Gorgeous elegant card, love the pink and white together....

Alljazzed2create said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joinig us over at ME4Y.

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Sweet butterflies, beautfiul focal point, and lovely ribbon with it!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card, love the embossed squares. Beautiful card!

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors. Love the 4 sections behind the spellbinders label. Love the use of the embossing folders. But especially love the tapestry stamps around the M. Thanks for sharing your inspiration here at Oozak. Hope you win!!

Eileen said...

Love all the details with the sweet flowers and the butterflies! Beautiful card!

Life and Knits said...

Very pretty card. So elegant. Love the colors.
Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You

Marjo said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

hugs Marjo

Unknown said...

such a lovely card, the colors and the focal point are beautiful! thanks for joining us at mefy!

Crystal said...

What a gorgeous card, love the embossed panels and pretty flowers & bow! Thanks for joining us this week over at Critter Sketch :) Have fun with your new garden, such a great mother's day gift!

cheryl said...

oh this is one,really beautiful card,with wonderful colours and detail bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Joynana said...

Very pretty card. Wonderful colors for Mother's day. Love that ribbon. thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters make it girly challenge.

Kim said...

Just perfect! Love the flowers on the bow. Very elegant!
Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous thank you so much for joining us for our I love you Mom! challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Angela said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the bitty flowers stamped on the "M"...beautiful embellishing too! Thank you for playing along with us at the Creative Card Crew Sentiment Challenge!

Angela said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the bitty flowers stamped on the "M"...beautiful embellishing too! Thank you for playing along with us at the Creative Card Crew Sentiment Challenge!

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Mary!! Beautiful image with your soft colors. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

mommyof5kidz said...

Beautiful Card! Love it!
Thanks for playing along with us over at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
And Happy Mother's Day!

Caz said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck..

Caz xx CS DT

Céline said...

really effective, love the design
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous .Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this

Wanda Cullen said...

So beautiful! Love the soft, feminine colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Rebekah said...

gorgeous dry embossing.. such attention to detail. Great card
thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!

lalkygirl said...

wow what a stunningly beautiful card ,so many gorgeous details .i love it
thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop challenge and good luck
tracey x

happyglitzygirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, very regal. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Karen said...

stunning card, thanks for joping us at the digi doodle shops challenge bolg hugs Karen L

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for playing along at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

Unknown said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Big hugs Jo xxx

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, a wonderful card, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card. Love those Spellbinders. What a great way to honor mum! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Esther said...

Lovely, lovely card!
Thank you for joining CTO this week!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love the little peg stamps and how you have the colors flowing throughout your card, really beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Mother's Day" Challenge :)

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. Hope you enjoy your new garden!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Love your bow, flowers and butterflies! thanks for playing along with CMM!

craftyb said...

Beautiful card - its so elegant and fresh at the same time! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is wonderful (do you need my addy to send it to me?? lol) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you again.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card - love all those beautiful layers x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Mary: Your entry is BEAUTIFUL--LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 - Mother's Day [or Feminine] Challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Ani said...

Gorgeous card! I love it! Thanks for joining our Sentiment challenge at CCC and good luck! Ani
P.S. I have a blog candy if you're interested

Sonia said...

Mary an stunning card. Thanks for joining in with the Secrets Crafters Challenge this week.
Hugs Sonia xx

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful, so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday with our clean and simple challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

Deneen said...

Beautiful card, love the touches of greenery around 'Mother'. Thanks for joining the Clean & Simple Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

mags said...

Lovely card and great stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.