Thinking of Mom - CYCI16

Thinking of Mom - CYCI16

I am very honored to have been asked to be a guest designer today for the Can You Case It Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to create a Mother's Day card...

I have a funny story to go along with today's card. This week I have spent some time going through my retired stash and discovered the stamp set Fabulous Florets in with my retired supplies. The funny part is that it is not retired yet! It is currently on the list to be retired on June 1st and I have never used it! Oops! So I was determined that it was going to be used today! And it's a perfect fit for the theme today!


I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz (a fabulous shade of green, by the way) and stamped the flowers in Primrose Petals. I will miss this shade when it retires!! I fussy cut the flowers out and popped them up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the soon-to-be-retired set Delightful Dozen. It sets the flowers off perfectly when stamped in Primrose Petals....did I say I was going to miss this color? (sniff) I rounded the corners of the top kayer for just a bit of added visual interest.

Three tiny pearls provide the perfect amount of jewelry.

I hope you have enjoyed today's special post. I have enjoyed being a guest designer for the Can You Case It Challenge Blog very much! If you have a chance won't you play along as well?

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

My Mother - One in a Million - FMS130

What a fun sketch this week by Linda over at Freshly Made Sketches!

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I just happened to see this sketch last night and turned away to ponder it and noticed my box of Stampin' Up! goodies waiting to be unpacked. As I pulled things out of the box, the stamp set My Mother caught my eye. I knew that was the one! I immediately stopped unpacking and started creating!

I have had my eye on this beautiful patterned paper from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Pack and new that this card was the one! The rest of the card just fell together from that point. I even decorated the inside of the card! THAT doesn't happen very often! But Mother's Day IS a special day, so I'm happy to take the extra time...

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

April Stamp Class

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Today's cards are a sample of what my ladies at work made today in our class. These cards are both CASEd from my upline, Mary Fish-thank you Mary for your wonderful inspiration! I wanted to give the ladies a color choice so I created them in two different color combinations...I can't decide which ones I like best! Thanks for stopping by!

Tomorrow will be my first post on my regular Wednesday feature, His and Hers! I will show you two examples with the same layout and stamp set, one masculine and one feminine. Be sure to check back!