Happy Mother’s Day!

I wish the Happiest of days to all of you Mothers on this Mother's Day.  Extra special wishes are sent to my own Mom for being the most amazing and loving role model!  I love you Mom!  We also send extra special wishes to Grandma Patti and to Grandma Grandma as well as to my beautiful Sisters-in-law, to my many Friends who are Mothers and to those of you who are like a Mom to someone and who have the Spirit of Motherhood in your heart!  This day is to celebrate you! Enjoy!

 

I had a really sweet start to my day! Ethan is always the first awake in our house on the weekend, so I awoke to him standing beside our bed anxious to show me what he had made me for Mother's Day.  Last Sunday during one of my classes he hauled a bunch of my supplies up the stairs and made me this adorable card!  All he needed was paper, stamps, ink and his own touch of creativity!  He even added some ribbon, that is a boy after my own heart!

 


 

This is what he made at school! Check out the adorable paper-pieced tulips! 

 


I just LOVE his poem! …and can't get over the tulips! He is pretty proud of them too! These projects will definitely make it to a scrapbook page along with some photos of us from today! 

 

Here is what Lennon created at Preschool!  This explains the orange finger nails one day last week!  He told me he was painting with his hands and surprisingly kept it a secret!  ..he's a good little keeper of secrets…we're in trouble in his teens!  

This is how it was wrapped!

 

This is what was inside, now if this doesn't tug at the heart strings, I'm not sure what will?!

 

 


 

Another sweet poem!

 

All of this sweetness was a wonderful start to my day! ..and it got even better!

Ethan set the table all by himself this morning…can you tell?!  Love the kid dishes he chose along with the sparkly cups!  He even got out the table cloth that was a special gift from Susie and family that her Dad brought back from Portugal.  Don't you love the DQ napkins?!  I just love it all!

 

 

The Boys all made breakfast and to top things off Ryan created this in My Digital Studio (all by HIMSELF) as a surprise and played nice music to set the mood.  We all loved it!  I have to admit I was quite surprised that he came up with this and that he played his hand at MDS!  This was a template that he added the photos to and changed a couple of things. I'm impressed and feel very loved!  It doesn't take much to make me happy!  A few handmade cards, love shared and time with my boys is all it takes!

 


 

Have a wonderful day!  I hope you get to share it with loved ones and that you keep your loved ones who are afar close at heart today!  

 

Happy Mother's Day!


Posted on : May 08 2011
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Come stamp with me!

If your stash is running thin and it's time to stock up on cards I hope you're free to come stamp with me this Friday, April 8th!  I'm offering a Mother's Day, Father's Day & Easter Stamp a Stack.  

 

We'll be creating 3 each of all 3 cards!  If you're a little rusty or in need of a workout, I can guarantee you'll solve those issues while creating these cards! <wink>  We've got plenty of techniques packed into these cards for the special recipients on your greeting card list this Spring!  If you can't make use of 3 of each theme and don't hoard at least one of each creation like I do then you can always switch out the sentiment to suit your card giving needs!  

 

The fee for this class is $25.  Please RSVP as soon as possible as space may be limited and I'll be prepping very shortly.  Thanks! The class will take place this Friday at 6 pm, again…that's April 8th.  

 

Here are the cards we'll be creating.  The Father's Day Card is one I cased from my own design of the male themed birthday card from my birthday stamp a stack last month but with a different twist.  I did use a combination of products that were used on a card I loved of Andrea Munro's (who am I kidding?! I love all of her work!).  She combined the cog punch with Plane & Simple and I just loved the duo so I used it here with the sponged edges and tone on tone like she did.  Thanks Andrea for the inspiration!  The Mother's day card is also my own creation…I've been loving the new Fun Flowers die and knew I'd use it to come up with something for Mother's Day.  After creating my card, I've come to notice how popular a combination the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and this die are! (kind of like when you get a new vehicle you all of a sudden notice it everywhere, I love it!)  If you have these two products they go wonderfully together and you won't have a shortage of inspirational ideas out there!  If you don't yet have them, you're going to want to add them to your wishlist!  (the die is currently on back order but is available to order).  The Easter card is totally cased (except that I changed it to a Gate Fold to incorporate a new fold to the class) from Carrie Gaskin, the Artistic Avenger.  I just recently discovered her talent and am always amazed by what she comes up with.  She totally solved my Easter card dilema with this one! Thanks Carrie!

 

 


 


 

I hope you enjoyed the cards today!  I'd love to have you join me at the Stamp a Stack on Friday! Let me know if you'd like to join us!  

 

I'll likely be offering the Birthday themed Stamp A Stack again as well as long as there is enough interest.  Please comment or email to express your interest and I'll update you on a new date.  Thanks!

 

We seem to be jumping right back into the swing of things after Spring Break.  I apologize for the unintentional 'break' last week. I'll post soon about one of the events that contributed to my break from blogging!  … those stairs have really got to go! ..this time it didn't involve me, it involved my poor Lennon's face (and they're just basement stairs, but apparently we can't handle them!  Not to worry, the stairs seem to  have taken more of a beating than Lennon's face did now that he's mostly healed! 

 

For now, I'm glad to have made it back again so soon!  Enjoy your week, I hope it's Spring wherever you are!