May 8, 2011

happy mother’s day

Motherhood:  All love begins and ends there.
~ Robert Browning

It’s just another day here with my daughter in Vermont and my mom in Virginia. How pathetic that sounds; but know that I thank God every day for letting me be a mom to Brianna, and I adore my mother and have her in my heart always. So this truly is just another day. Granted, I wish that I were spending it in their company with a piece of lemon meringue pie and a game of cards. We’ve spent a lot of memorable time together over games of some sort.

My mom’s favorite color is blue, so I try to use that color in cards I make just for her. She also likes things in pairs, which had a play in this design as well. I fought with that third brad, but it insisted that little bit of extra color was needed at the top of the card. The brad was right.

I hope that your Mother’s Day is a wonderful celebration of love.


paper:  rustic white and rustic cream c/s (PTI); Watercolor Bouquet (K&Company)
stamps:  Simple Valentine (PTI)
ink:  bamboo leaves dye (Memento); Cape Cod pigment (Colorsnap)
dies and punches:  button card collection die (PTI); traditional scallop edger (Martha Stewart) for inside
extras:  colored pencils (Crayola); ribbon and flowers (Michael’s); pearl brads (American Crafts); ecru and 4065 floss (DMC); alpha stickers (Jolee’s); buttons (PTI and LaMode)


Margaret M said...

Nancy such a nice card! I like the different blue patterned papers. The placement of the buttons really make the card! TFS!

Chris said...

Very sweet! I love the row of buttons and the little pinked square!

Kelly in Canada said...

Nancy your card is lovely. The soft blue and white together (are you channeling Victoria magazine again;) are so pretty and all of your accents (i love thos pearls) just add so much to your card.

Janelle said...

Such a pretty card, Nancy. Bet your mom loved it. It's so soft and mom-ish. :) Lemon Meringue pie and a game of cards sounds fabulous... glad you have those memories even if you didn't get to have the actual experience this year. There is nothing like a good game (and yummy food, of course) to bring a family together.

Marybeth said...

Nancy your card is beautiful,I'm sure your mom loved it. We all love playing cards too. It's the simple things in life that bring the most joy. For me at least. Love the hanging buttonts too.

Michelle said...

Nancy a very pretty card iI love all the embelishments you have added!!

Tricia said...

This is a very sweet mother day card. I really like the design.

lam said...

Amazingly beautiful and very elegant card. Love the flowers in the squares