5.01.2011

You Made Me Mom

A dedication to my beautiful Mother today.  She made me whom I am and I am ever so grateful that she has shown me how to be a gracious soul with love for others.  She is continuously supportive of me and her  love for me has never wavered.  Her ability to see through my terrible teens was enough to drive any parent out of their mind.  However, she endured and found ways to connect with me and show faith in me.  Her constant words aided me in my darkest times.  Thank you Mom!  I love you! 
This card is inspired by many challenges.  I actually sat down, blurfed, and wrote down blog challenges I wanted to incorporate into this card.  It was amazing what I ended up with and I like.  Of course, I am a little bias.  :-)
So let's chat about this.  My students at school ask me to chat with them and it's one of the greatest times of the day.  The light goes on inside them and their eyes fill with excitement as they tell me their stories.  So sweet!
Okay so this started as my Sentimental Sundays card.  This week we are paying tribute to those special women in our lives which you can read about here

 I knew I wanted my card to feature the latest Play Date Cafe color challenge which is red, lime, and grey as seen here.

I also knew I wanted it be cased from this beautiful card by Silke on Case Study:

  I picked some delicious MME papers from the So Sophie and Stella Rose lines. I used a sentiment from Mother's Day  created by Ann Vento and printed it on So Sophie.  Then I die cut it with my PTI Fillable Frames #10.  I covered my entire card with MME Stella Rose pattern paper. 
I knew I needed a large flower and I decided to take the Moxie Fab Challenge: Tissue Paper Magic.  Oh my!  You have to see all the fabulous things you can do with tissue paper.  I was completely flabbergasted when I saw it in the latest edition of  Paper Crafts.  So  grabbed some red tissue paper and made my version of a carnation.  I used two layers here because it was so small to fluff up that more than that made it difficult to pull up the individual layers.  I keep looking at it and thinking, does it look like a balled up piece of tissue?  I seriously worked on it and added a black button to the center along with some pearl stamens.  I hope you see it. 
I added a large piece of lace and a grey bow to give some texture.  Again, a few rhinestones to sparkle it up and voila!  I said it's done.
I hope you like!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
2 Sisters: #37 For a Mom
Case Study: #37 card example
Craft Us Crazy: #7 Mother's Day
Play Date Cafe: #79 Color challenge
Totally Gurjuss: #78 123 (1 flower, 2 designer papers, 3 colors)

Have a blessed Sunday!

25 comments:

Davi

Amy this is so Beautiful! The dp, lovely flower and lace create such a feminine look. The green houndstooth check is such a cool compliment! Im sure your mom will be blessed by your appreciation of her support and the love you invested!

Fiona

Fabby tribute to your mum Amy :) Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross

Amy its just gorgeous and such a wonderful tribute to your mom! I love all the lovely trims and textures and you did an amazing job with the colors! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Dorcas

Both cards are really lovely!! I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at DDCC!
Hugs,
Dorcas
Ps) If you haven’t already done so you’re welcome to come join in my “no strings attached” blog candy (with multiple winners )You’ll find it at the top of my sidebar and its open til May 13th. Hope you can play!

Michelle Bertuzzi

Awesome card Amy! Love the flower tissue and the lace.

dstandard

WOW these are just gorgeous Amy! Love them both

Cheryl

Amy, both of your cards are gorgeous! you have such an eye for mixing colors and patterns. Beautiful work!

yyam

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love your tissue paper bloom! :)

Ros

Beautiful card Amy and a lovely tribute to your Mom ...

Scrapaddict

Beautiful card for a beautiful person!

Audrey Pettit

What a gorgeous card, Amy! I love that sentiment! Love the papers and colors, too. Really stunning!

Colleen Dietrich

Hi Amy, it's so good to see you at THe PLay DAte Cafe! I love what you've made for your mother. Those patterned papers are gorgeous and unexpected together, wrapped up with a luscious satin bow. So pretty!

Cheryl Nelson

Sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!

Marianne's Craftroom

Very pretty. Thanks for playing at TG. Marianne x

Joanna K (aka Asia K)

Amy, this card is gorgeous!! The sentiment is so moving and the papers are just lovely ;)

Kat

Lovely card Amy. What a lovely tribute to your Mum. Love that gorgeous red flower. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Maria Matter

this is gorgeous Amy! I love the papers you chose for this, fabulous!
hugs & blessings!

majsan

Loved it Amy!
So so sweet. Lucky Mom!
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY
Hugs,
Maria

Anette

Love your sentiment and the bright flower. Great card. Thanks for joining us at DDCC this week.

Jinny Newlin

This is beautiful, Amy! LOVE your patterned paper choices and all those beautiful, little details! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn

I saw this post on my RSS Feeder--and gasped because this card is GORGEOUS! I LOOOOOVE how you used our colors! You nailed them--and what a beautiful mother's day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin)

Congrats on your PDC shout out!

Rebekah

Gorgeous work love the thick lace and the stunning sentiments thanks for playing at CUC hugs Rebekah xx

Tameko

Hi Amy,
You have created 2 fab cards. Love the flowers. I hope that you have a blessed Mother's Day!

Cath

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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