Sunday, May 9, 2010

I’d Pick You …

I'd Pick You_May 2010

Here’s the card I made my mom for Mother’s Day. And while it looked kind of puny amongst the beautiful Hallmark-type cards she received from my siblings, I know she loved it just as much, because I made it.

The stamp set is from Stampendous and one that Jeanne used to make a card she sent me a while back. I loved her card and the cute, contemporary look of the stamp and had to have the stamp set, too. With thoughts, however, that the set was exclusive to Archivers, I figured I would have to find it somewhere else. To my surprise, I found it on eBay. To my delight, I got it new-in-the-package for a mere $4.

As for the card details, they are few. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. As I initially thought I might be mailing the card, I kept it flat (as in embellishment-free) except of the image which was attached to the card with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Crystal Blue cardstock; Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6-inch paper pad; Black Stamp pad; Stampendous Hand of Friendship stamp set; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

I hope your day was as wonderful as mine ended up being. I woke up a bit out of sorts this morning with thoughts of things I shouldn’t think about. Then, I thought I’d made a mistake on a gift I had purchased, which upset me more. Sometimes, I don’t feel like I can get anything right. After a little crying jag, which totally baffled Husband, I pulled it together by the time we arrived at our dinner destination. It ended up being a great day with mom, most of my siblings, and some of the grandchildren/great-grandchildren. Cameron, Sarah, and the boys were already there when we got there, and it was awesome to have the little boys come running across the yard to greet Grandpa and me. When we got back to town this evening, Dusty came over, and we went out for a light supper, which was very nice, too. While I am sure I’ve said this before, my sons have grown up to be wonderful men. I’ll take some credit. Being their mother has been the most meaningful, most important thing I’ve done in my life. And for the most part, I got that right, which makes me feel pretty good.

After so much activity, however, I am tired beyond words and not at all mentally prepared for Monday and another workweek. It’s time to head to bed. I hope yours is a fantastic week. “See” you again tomorrow!


Laurel said...

Oh so pretty Kathi! Happy Mother's Day!

Sharli said...

Very pretty Kathi - and yes, I am certain it is treasured!

About your day - you said something that reminded me so much of my Mom. She told me many times, once I was an adult and not so darn silly ( ! )
that I was her greatest accomplishment. I blush at that because I don't think I'm all that great and my Mom was fantastic - another story, another day. I hold those thoughts very close to my heart now that she is gone. And now that my own DD is grown and is such a fantastic person - I honestly believe she is my own greatest accomplishment.

Happy Mother's Day dear Kathi! You are one of the best Mom's (and Grandmom's) I've had the honor of knowing.

Alexis said...

I love this card! thanks for sharing

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous card, Kathi! Made by a fabulous person. Sorry to hear of your rocky start to the day, but it sure sounds like it turned out to be a wonderful celebration. I'm so glad for you!

I'd almost forgotten I owned that set. I'm thrilled you were able to find it, and for such a great price, too! Awesome.

Hope you were able to rest up after your busy day and are ready to face the week, now. Your boys are home, that must feel fantastic!

Carolyn Christie said...

This is toooo cute!! I think I need that stamp! :)
Tears are a good thing. It helps to release what's been bottled up.
Your a great Mom & Grandmother!!

It tickles me too, to see my grandaughter's come running to hug me! It's the best!!
Have a Blessed Day my friend!

Alanna said...

This is SO pretty Kathi. I'm sure your mom loved it. Sorry to hear that you had a rough portion of the day.