Hi everyone! My Mother's Day post is a little over due, but that's because last week was super busy for me. I teach a card class at a local nursing home and had to spend every afternoon prepping for it. (Note to self: do NOT wait until the week before the class to start making the kits!!) So, due to my lack of free time, I had to scramble Sunday morning to work on my mother's card, but I knew as soon as I bought that Penny Black stamp set that I would use this image for her card. I love that the mouse is completely stuffed, but looks SO happy! LOL
I fiiiiianlly used some really pretty Girl Friday papers by CosmoCricket that I was hoarding. I used kraft cardstock to mat everything and this month's Sketch for You to Try:
I colored my little mouse friend with Copics and stamped the tiny Doodlebug sentiment on the tag. The sentiment is Melissa Frances and I believe the pink ribbon is American Crafts. Here's a close up of the image:
I got my mom some lottery tickets, and because I was short on time, came up with this quick and easy french fry-inspired box. I scored the patterned paper into a normal box shape, and then used my Grand Nestabilities (Grand Ovals) to cut out the swoop in the front of the box so the lottery tickets would peek through. I decorated the box with some more patterned papers and a ticket from Melissa Frances. The flowers were in my stash (I didn't even know I had that white crocheted flower! Score!) and the heart embellishment is an oldie from Heidi Swapp, I think. My boyfriend told me I should have just put the lottery tickets in her card, but he just doesn't understand anything about presentation, does he!? lol :) Here are a few detail shots of the sentiment and flowers:
I'm pretty pleased with how my project turned out, especially since I did it in a limited amount of time! :) I hope you all had an enjoyable Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by!
-Suzanne :O )