Monday, March 4, 2013

A Mother's Day card

I often receive comments from various sources that say "Christmas cards already?  It is only _____now!" 

My answer is, why not?  It is the funnest time of the year and it is a good time to send a "Hello" to those that live far away from us.  Whether they follow a different religion, it is the time that most of us are happy to welcome the arrival of the next year.  A jump start to X'mas cards early will reduce stress as we all want to hunt for good deals for our loved ones (and ourselves, right?).  I can go on and on for reasons. 

Having said that, I like to make other cards ahead of time too.  Today I'm starting the Mother's Day cards.  I think I sent out/given out about 30 last year so it is quite a big project.  This year there will be a couple more.  My first one this year looks like this:

All products used come from my stash.  The Colonial White Grosgrain ribbon, Sonoma paper pack, Amethyst cardstock and Frienship Alphabet stamp set have all retired.  Using up some old stuff makes me very happy as there will be room for new goodies!

This card is entering the following challenges:

1.  Bitten by the Bug 2 - 3-D rose challenge
2.  Gingerloft challenge - Ribbons and bows
3.  Dream Valley Challenges - ribbon and bling
4.  Great Impression - going green
5.  Addicted to Stamps challenge - bring on spring, lots of flowers
6.  Catered Crop - framed recipe challenge


  1. Great Mother's Day card. Love the papers and your roses are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  2. Your flowers are so pretty. I love making these 3d flowers. I like the pearls in the middle of the flowers. It is always good to think ahead of time. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  3. How beautiful are those flowers. Love the color and they sure pop against the dark background of the card. Very pretty for Mother's Day or any other special occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  4. Fantastic Mother's Day card!! I love the roses! So very pretty. The bg papers are great, too. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Beautiful flowers! Wow, I love that color! What a wonderful idea to send out so many Mother's Day cards - that is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Mother's Day card with us at BBTB2. I can't wait to see more of your cards!!

  6. This is beautiful... I love these handmade flowers!!!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft...
    Ardilla :)

  7. What a fabulous Mother's Day card and good for you getting a head start on them!! I love, love your roses, they look fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  8. Wow - what a stunning card

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft


  9. This is so pretty and I just started my mothers day cards as well. Thank you for playing along in the March Great Impressions Stamps “going green challenge”.

  10. great to get a head start ;) Love your choice of colours, thanks for playing along with Catered Crop.


  11. This is soooo nice that you make and give out so many. Totally get you, why wait until the last minute?!? ;)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  12. Gorgeous card Joyce, so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx