Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Metallic Mother's Day Cards

This week's party continues here.

Not happy w/ the photography here but these cards have been mailed already so...

I always make a few Mother's Day cards for special friends. This year I went with a palette of grey, white, black and gold.  The grey floral paper is actually from a Valentine's collection but works so well here I think. 

The focals for each card are from the DCWV Eclectic Chic stack I picked up at JoAnn's. Each is a panel from a 12x12 page of sentiments. 

There was a sentiment perfect for each of the women I was sending cards to. 

I layered each with gold glitter and white papers and then attached them to a gold and white polka dot panel on top of the grey floral panel. Gotta figure out how to get better at photographing metallics. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Girlfriend Gifts : Gold Foiled Herb Pots

I don't get together with friends that often, so when I do I like to bring a little something. I think as makers, it's in our nature. 

I had the opportunity to work with some goodies from Oriental Trading Company to make these little Herb Pots. 

OTC Supplies used for these: 
  • Unfinished Square Flowerpots 
  • Patterned Texture Paper Pack
  • Dictionary Tags

Other Supplies: 
  • Mona Lisa Brand Gold Foil Simple Leaf and Adhesive
  • Misc Craft Paints
  • Mod Podge 

I painted the unfinished pots with cream acrylic craft paint. Once dry, I added strips from the patterned paper pack as shown. 

Once the paper strips were dry, I applied the gold foil adhesive to the top and side edges.  The adhesive takes about 20-30 minutes to dry to a tacky state. Once there, I applied the gold leafing randomly. I wanted to match the pattern in the paper so I didn't want complete coverage. I even roughed it up in places. 

I wanted the Dictionary Tags to coordinate with the pots so I applied scraps of the paper I used on the pots along  gold glitter paper and stickers from my stash. 

Since I am not much of a gardener or green thumb ( unless it's green glitter!) I was thrilled to find these all in one herb kits at Target. I included two of these in the pots. 

I wrapped the completed pots with strips of tulle, and finished off with the tags.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers Day Cards in Pink and Gray

Mother's Day in Pink and Gray

If I could have sent each of my bloggy mom friends a handmade card, I would have. Since I can’t, I’m sharing the ones I made for the moms in my non-bloggy life who have been shocked to see pink coming from me!
Mother's Day Pink Gray

I am not known for being a pink person but for some reason I just felt like using pink.Maybe it was the washi tape I found? OK it was the pink washi tape!

Fresh Ink Pink

I stamped on cream cardstock using a Hampton Arts rose stamp and black pigment ink then embossed with clear embossing ink. Some of the images I colored the area behind the rose with pink chalk ink. For others, I colored in the flower with colored pencil. Trimmed and layered with black and pink papers. I added a drop of pink liquid pearls to the center of each flower. I used  a combination of grey and silver floral papers, pink papers and embellishments including American Crafts glitter tape to finish the cards.

Wishing all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

BFF Open House Link Party #104: Come Share What You've Been Working On!

The Answer Is Chocolate

It's Friday Eve and once again time to party! Thanks so much to you all for making my blogiversary  week celebration so much fun. There will be one final giveaway starting on Saturday.

It's been a busy week around blogland. Lots of inspiring Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, Graduation, and Father's Day ideas popping up. 

Ales from anportraits shared this gorgeous kusudama ball made from origami flowers. She has a step by step tutorial to show you how to make these flowers. 

I am forever losing sunglasses or else breaking them because they're not in a case. Jeanie from create and babble has a stylish case makeover at a price that can't be beat. Embellish a case from the Dollar Store! 

While there are no babies anywhere near on my horizon, I adore this yellow and gray nursery shared by Andrea from Arch. The color scheme works for any room. 

Finally, if you're looking for a special dessert perfect for Mother's Day, Aimee from Twigg Studios shared this citrus cake complete with pineapple flowers! So pretty and I's not chocolate ! 

OK on to this week's party! 

The Answer Is Chocolate

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Tulips

My PicMonkey addiction continues.  Wishing all of you creative and amazing  Moms a wonderful  Mother’s Day.

These are some pics I took at Seattle’s Pike Place Market last weekend, and played around with using PicMonkey this weekend. I’d give each of you a bouquet of these if I could! The first pic uses a paint filter to fill in the blank space while maintaining the photo. I added the butterflies and the text.

Black and White Bouquet

This one I converted to B&W, added film strip edges and a canvas like texture. 

Iris Polaroid

This one I framed with a Polaroid effect and used a color shot option to make everything but the center black and white. 


And this one, I just cropped , framed with photo corners and added a color mat.

Have fun today whatever you do!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Recollections "Fashionably Chic Mother's Day Cards

Glitter Damask Mother's Day PM

I’ve confessed my paper addiction before. It’s not getting any better. I wasn’t even looking for paper when I walked past the paper stack section at Michaels and Recollections “Fashionably Chic” jumped off the shelf at me. Practically attacked me. It did!


The cover doesn’t do it justice. It repeats the same series of patterns in several colors and within a color family, you can mix the patterns.

Glitter Damask Mother's Day
I  made several different cards because I always like to recognize the special women in my life on Mother’s Day.

For the first card, I glued the scrapbook paper to a piece of cardstock to give some body, and then cut out the flower, hit it with a spray of adhesive and glittered it.

I used another piece of the same floral paper and a piece with a coordinating damask print for base panel of the card . Used foam dots to adhere the glittered flowers to the card.

Mother's Day Floral Recollections

For this one, I used a different floral pattern and dotted the inside of the flowers with iridescent Stickles. For the focal flower, I used Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral die and cut the flowers using my Cuttlebug.

Recollections Fashionably Chic


I don’t like to waste pretty paper so I use scraps to make embellishments to use in cards and other projects. This double sided tape I got at my local stamp store and is by a company called Sookwang. You can also use this tape to make your own washi tape.

I also played with another color combination from the stack:

Neutral and Yellow Mother's Day

I'm telling you. Paper just jumped off the shelf at me. Really.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Old Typewriter Font Mother's Day Printable

I’m trying to be more prepared for Mother’s Day than I was for Easter. To get myself motivated, I came up with this printable that I thought I’d share. Haven’t yet decided if I’ll  re-size and use on my cards. That will depend on whether I run out of time!

MOTHER Printable Onyx-001

I created it using My Memories Suite scrapbooking software and a font called “Old Typewriter”.  You can download the font here. I used a damask background paper that comes w/ the software, and then framed each letter with the scallop circle.

Also made a turquoise version:

MOTHER Printable Turq-001

And a charcoal version using a different paper:

MOTHER Printable Grey-001

And finally, a tangerine version using yet another paper:

MOTHER Printable-001

Clearly I couldn’t decide on just one background paper or color! Click to bring to full size then right click to Save As. You can re-size in any graphics program.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wishing You All A


Wishing you a day filled with doing what makes you happy with those who make you happiest! I'm sure we all feel this way, but I have to say I couldn't have gotten a better mom if I designed her myself! 
Happy Mom's Day Mumster! 

The "BFF" link party and giveaway is still going strong through tonight! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother’s Day Printable

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Being in and out the past couple of weeks, I am more than way behind for Mother’s Day. Usually I make cards for all my mom girlfriends but not sure that’s gonna happen this year. I did make a printable which those  friends might just get as an email attachment! I found a frame in a cupboard that I didn’t even bother to re-paint. Just layered and hot glued some paper and silk flowers to brighten it up a bit.

Cant Scare Me 1
This just sums up Motherhood and life for me !
Can't Scare Me GrayCan't Scare Me Gold
Can't Scare Me TurqCan't Scare Me Lav
Four colors for you to choose from. Click on a color to bring to full res, right click to Save As. If you use, would love to see what you do w/ it!
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