Friday, July 18, 2008

My Mom...


My Mom just celebrated her birthday on July 12th, and although I could not be there with her I wanted to send her something special to let her know that I was thinking about her and how much she truly means to me. She has always liked butterflies, ever since I can remember, so I thought a butterfly shaped card would be appropriate. I was on the phone with her when she got the package, and she was a bit shocked when she realized this was her card. It was packaged inside a clear box, obviously it didn't fit in your standard sized envelope!

A little tribute to my mom... She is one of THE most important people in my life, and I am forever grateful to her for all she has done and continues to do for me. My husband even says that he is VERY lucky to have her as a mother-in-law. She never judges, almost never gives advice (I think that is more because she doesn't want it to come back and haunt her :-), and she loves unconditionally. She is always there to listen and she always lets me vent without trying to fix things (something my husband still hasn't figured out). She tells me when I am being stubborn, but she knows exactly where it comes from (she lives with the man :-) so she doesn't hold it against me. When everyone else told me I couldn't do something, she would always remind me that I was capable of anything. And even when we are on the phone 3oo miles away from each other, I still know that she is there for me and she would give her right arm if it meant my happiness. For that and so very much more, I love my mom. I can't imagine my life without her...
Hug your mom today, or at least give her a call :-D

What I used:
Stamps: Impression Obsession Solid Florals, PTI Butterfly Kisses (swirls on the small butterfly)
Paper: MME Bohemia patterned paper, Heavy Acetate
Ink: Staz On White and Black
Accessories: Gingham May Arts, American Crafts Rub-ons, Adobe Photoshop (butterfly template), sharpie, White acrylic paint Making Memories, Cropodile, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and detail scissors

Here is how I made this card. First I needed a butterfly template, so I made the shape using the cookie cutter in Photoshop. I then cut it out, and traced it with a sharpie onto a PTI clear box, they use these to ship their stamps, then I hoard them :-) I have many! I cut it with fine detail scissors, stamped the florals with staz-on in a random pattern, added the transparent butterfly after stampin some swirls with black staz-on, added the "happy birthday" rub-on, punched some wholes on the side and tied some bows. Hope you like it!




4 comments:

The Patterson 5 said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! I think I will go call mine right now! Thanks!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow this project is awesome! And it was lovely to read about your mom...she sounds delightful...and much like my own mom...

Claire Brennan said...

This is simply stunning.

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