Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

What a wonderful, peaceful Mother’s Day.  It is actually kind of dreary with a lot of rain but this made it a perfect day to stay in and play in my craft room.  My husband was going to grill some filet mignons but with all the rain we ended up with baked chicken.  Don't worry, we will have them pretty soon.  We had some delicious organic potatoes and broccoli, given to me by one of my students this week for Teacher Appreciation.  The only thing that would have made this day better was to actually have spent it with my children.  Both girls are out of town, though one is due back any minute.  I was able to spend time with both of them last weekend since we drove to Memphis for the oldest daughter’s college graduation.  Very proud!! 

I meant to have this post out earlier today but had saved it as a draft and forgot to tell it when to post.  My mother lives far away so I do not get to see her very often.  She will get a phone call shortly.  This made me think how there are so many people in our lives who are so special and how important it is to let them know.  What better way than with a handmade card.  I made this card for that very reason, using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Hummingbirds & Flowers Stamp Set and some lovely cardstock I have had in my stash for a while. 

The HibiscusFlower is embossed with Teddy Brown Embossing Powder and colored with chalks and a Dove Blender.  They are layered on some very sparkly Pine Star Embossing Powder.  Head over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for more details or you can find it in the gallery here.

All the stamps used on this card can be purchased individually or together in the Hummingbirds& Flowers stamp set, on sale this month at a 15% discount.  Check out all the May monthly specials.

Also, don’t forget to come back for a sneak peak of some new SNS stamps about to be released, along with the Sparkle and Sprinkle Celebrating Summer Blog Hop on May 17-18. 

Happy Mother’s Day!!



E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CI Paints Challenge - Inspired By: Mother's Day
Paper Sundaes Challenge #120 - Things with Wings        
DYSU #71 - Use A Flower
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Die Cuts and Punches (6 mo. old – Cardstock)
Stamp and Create May Challenge - For the Ladies
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #139 - Animal, Bird or Bug
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #131 - Pink and Green

21 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, What a pretty card. I love hummers and the Hibiscus and colored so beautifly. Happy Mothers Day to you!!!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers....

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Such a pretty and sparkly card Marie...very pretty IRL too:)

April said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Hugs, April

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card, Marie - hope you had a great mother's day!

Gerlinde said...

Very Pretty! I'm always amazed by your work!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

Angie said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the fold! So fun to see those hummingbirds peeping around the card opening! Lovely use of chalk! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Kate said...

Beautiful card. Very nice color combo.

Pat Garvin said...

Really eye catching. Lovely.

Pauline said...

What beautiful images, such a lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Winnie and Patty said...

Marie--what a wonderful card! I love everything about it, the layout, the colors, just everything! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Suzanne said...

great card thank you for joining us at paper sundaes

Charlene said...

Beautiful, Marie!!

Bettina L. said...

What a delightul card. Love the pink flowers and green bird stamp and the fold is awsome too. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Miesje said...

Very pretty card. I love the bird. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Theresa said...

Lovely Card. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the cascading image. Beautiful coloring.

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!!! love the embossing and beautiful colors!
Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint!
Hope to see you for our next Inspired By Challenge beginning on Sunday!
Jessica
CIP DT

Donna Ellis said...

Another gorgeous masterpiece! love how the hummers are gently flying, and enjoying themselves inside and out. The hibiscus broder is beautiful! You surely did a remarkable job cutting out the stamen!

Ren-Yi said...

What a lovely fold card. I love the hummingbirds! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.