Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Well, I have to say, this weekend kind of snuck up on me. I had it in my head that next week was Mother's Day. At least I was set straight before today! I had 3 cards to make. I thought about being boring and making 3 that were at least the same layout, but I just couldn't do it. Each one was specifically made for the recipient.

The first one is for my mom. I wanted something cheerful, a bit summery and fun. Plus, I wanted to try out Beate's weekend sketch. This one actually has very minimal stamping, but it was still a bit of work with the all the cutting. I used some of the Summer Picnic papers for my flowers. The small flowers are all from one piece, and the larger flowers are from a different piece. I really like the look of the red, bashful, and olive with a kraft base. Inside the card it says "You're Amazing", because my mom is pretty amazing!

Supplies: Stamps by Verve Visual (Happy Thoughts), Papers by Stampin' Up!, Accessories: piercing tool, nestabilities, May Arts ribbon

Next up, this one started out because of a certain trip to Michaels on Friday... I have a soft spot for SEI papers, and they had paper pads on sale. This one is from Black Orchid. It's a fun mixture of celery, black, white, coral, and aqua. I looked through my floral stamps and found that these ones from PaperTrey's Beautiful Blooms were the best match. This card if for one of my grandmothers. She's got a bright, personality, and the coral reminded me of her.

Supplies: Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, Verve Visual's Happy Thoughts, Paper: SEI Black Orchid, PTI Berry Sorbet, Accessories: American Crafts grosgrain

For my other grandmother, the first thing that came to mind was roses. She has the entire Country Roses china collection, and likes rose scents, and of course the actual live flowers too. So I had to use Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Roses. I thought about doing the pink-red of the Country Roses china, but I thought yellow would be a nice choice too. I used So Saffron and More Mustard for the roses, and Celery, Wasabi, and Garden Green for the Leaves. This mother's day sentiment comes from one of the retired All Year Cheers. I wanted a bit of something one the saffron background, so I stamped some French Script.
Supplies: Stamps- Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Roses & Hearts, All Year Cheer, French Script, Ink and Paper by Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Mother's Day!


  1. These are gorgeous cards! I love that Black Orchid SEI paper - but my M's was out of 8x8 pads. But I did buy the other one which is gorgeous. I've never bought SEI paper-didn't realize how beautiful their patterns are.

  2. I love all of these cards. Love your color combinations, too.. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What lovely cards, Natasha. I just got that SEI paper this last week too...both pads.

  4. These are all just fabulous! I love your clean simple designs. The second is my favorite...I love the added drama the black brings.

  5. The roses look really beautiful - I'm sure your grandmother loved the card! Keep the great designs coming...I added a link to your blog from mine earlier today.