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!