Monday, April 11, 2016

For My Mom

Happy Monday!

As we are approaching mid-April, I have to start the many cards needed in May.  I'll have to make a Mother's Day card for my mom and her mom, then several birthday cards, including a masculine one that has already started giving me headaches.  This masculine card will go to my mentor and every year I strive to make it better than the one sent in previous years.

I do not want that worry to ruin my entire card making journey for May, so I'll start with Mother's Day cards.  An early start should prevent stress later.  :)  I have always been a fan of window cards because they are super fun.  Then I realized that even my mom has never received a window card from me.  So I was determined to make one for her.

While I was searching for inspiration, it occurred to me that I have not played along with any sketch challenges for a long time so I went online to see the current sketch challenge.  I found this one on Sunday Stamps:

The circle in the middle of the banner presents a perfect opportunity for me to make a window card:

When the card opens, it looks like this:

I love this owl image from Lawn Fawn.  It is oh-so-cute!  It has been a while since I played with my copic markers so I can't help taking them out and color the owls.  My mom is currently in Tokyo, and I'm hoping that she will find a retailer of Copic markers and fulfill my wish list.  (My mom is a shopper, but when she saw my list she wondered if something went wrong and almost fainted when I said that was actually my shortened list.)   I'm still debating whether I'll stamp or write "Happy Mother's Day!" inside the card.  I guess I'll make the decision when I'm about to send it out.

When I first saw the sketch I thought I would use a circle as the window, but then I thought a heart shape would be better because, it's for my mom!  And red polka dots will be appropriate for the heart inside the card.  I like that the red polka dots make a big contrast with the blue plaid pattern on the card front.  I hope my mom will like it too!

My card is linking up to the following:
Sunday Stamps - see sketch above
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Incy Wincy - Color Me Wonderful
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great aperture card Joyce, isn't he a sweet little squirrel? Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Hope your wish is fulfilled.
    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs. This is a beautiful and cleverly designed card.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  3. Fabulous aperture card and so beautifully finished. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. That are two cute owlies:) Nice clean card!

  5. This card is too cute Joyce, I'm sure your mom will adore it! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy, good luck! Colette DT

  6. Your card is lovely. The image is so cute, and I love the heart shaped window. I bet your mom will just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  7. hello Joyce! super sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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  8. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner challenge. Mary DT xx