Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Hope you spend some time with a special person today!

Here is the card I made for my Mom (although we say Mum in my family!). I went for a more elegant look, and thus used only 1 shade of ink to stamp my images and sentiment. I love the flourishes in this stamp set - can be used for anything!

My Mom:
Card dimensions 6" square


Materials: CS - Grey Flannel, Blush, White, Black (CTMH); Stamp - My Mom (CTMH); Ink - Grey Wool (CTMH); Ribbon - ribbon share (texasjodylynn); heart charm, 1/4" hole punch (Staples), Poem "When you thought I wasn't looking". computer font.

On the front, I first stamped the base flourish with a second generation of ink (stamp first onto scrap paper, then onto your card), then stamped the highlight with a first generation ink (ink up and stamp right onto card). This gives a very nice tone-on-tone look for these two-step stamps.

Inside, I printed out a poem I got from Split Coast Stampers called "When you thought I wasn't looking". Here are the words, I thought it was so appropriate for a Mother's Day card.


WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T LOOKING
By Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you displayed my first report, and I wanted to do another.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you fed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you gave me a sticker, and I knew that little things were special things.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you put your arm around me, and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt--but that it’s all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you smiled, and it made me want to look that pretty too.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you cared, and I wanted to be everything I could be.
When you thought I wasn’t looking--I looked...and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn’t looking.

I hope you have a great day - whatever you may be doing today! Until next time......

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I really like the elegance of your card!