Good morning and
Happy Friday Eve.
My week as a GIU gal is winding down.
But we still have today and tomorrow together.
The projects I have for today are more Mother's day cards.
Its been more than 10 years since my mom passed away.
In the years following her death, it was hard to even think about making Mother's day cards.
My hubby was great. He would go to the store and purchase cards for his mom
and both of our grandmothers sign our names and send them out.
But as time went by I found it easier to create cards for this occasion.
Since my mom is not longer with us, I make sure that I put some extra love for the
card I create for my Grandmother who is going to be 91 years old this year.
We are blessed to still have her.
In the last couple years I have included my sisters and sister-in-laws in the Mother's day mail.
I sort of feel that I am passing around my mother's love.
Now I make at lest 6 cards for occasion.
For today's project I am using the flower from the
I don't own this kit but receive the stamp in a grab bag.
Oh, do I love this flower.
I first stamped the flower and embossed it with the Aged Taupe Enamel.
Let me be honest. I tried the aged silver first but did not like the effect.
I then colored the flower with orange and red alcohol markers
And used various greens to color the leaves
This color scheme was chosen because my grandmother loves red.
I then created the background and repeated my stamping and coloring process.
I find that I create a lot of backgrounds because
I can't find paper that I have envisioned for the project in my stash.
Since my sample (practice piece) turned out so well I decided to
use it to layer the flower and leaves.
I couldn't help myself.
I stamped and colored it again.
This flower has become one of my favorite images.
Now I am thinking about purple flowers.
And I am pretty proud of myself.... Mother's day cards done a month before.
That is sort of one of my crafting goals this year.
Not waiting until the last minute.
Thank you for stopping it.
Please be sure to visit Samantha at Sammibug's Scrapshack
for more inspiration.
We are both giving away a couple grab bags of stamps.
Comment each day to increase your chances.
And don't forget to stop in at the Unity store.
It is Thursday and there will be an awesome new sale going on.
See you tomorrow.