Since I had an extra day off from work, I really should be cleaning my house since I am never home these days with work taking so much of my time. I saw my Mother on Saturday, and she gave me some grieve that I need to "spend at least an hour a day on the house in order to keep up with it", and I told her I'm not even awake for an hour in the evening when I am home. That's why I haven't had an opportunity to make some cards. She also said, "you can't be spending so much time on your cards" to which I said I haven't had a chance to make one in quite a while, thanks Mom. So much to her dismay....I had to do one because I needed some "ME" time. I did cut the grass already so I did so something around the house first.
I used paper from My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose which is my all time favorite paper. I used a sentiment from my Verve stamps of "Thinking of you" which I like to use for sympathy, and then inside put "during these difficult times".
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Ink: Memento, Rich Cocoa
I love making easel cards, and had fun making this one using the images and papers from Imagine That. The sentiment is from TLC. I just love the colors of these Soft ball papers. I used some stamps I had to make two softballs for the side and had some ribbon that also had stitching that looks like a softball too.
Patterned Paper: Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Stamp: Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create
Spellbinders: Small and Large Circles
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Hearts: Jolee Challenges Come and Get It - Ribbon and Bling Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 259 Funny and/or Cute Sentiments Papertake Weekly - With a Heart Fab 'n Funky - Ch.260 Flora or Fauna
On Monday it will be my Mom's 65th Birthday. I plan to go celebrate with her on Sunday. She is an amazing woman and I can't put that into words. Last night my daughter received an award, and I couldn't attend the banquet since I'm two hours away, but my parents live in town and were there. I can always count on them.
For my card, I used the new DOTM from Imagine That. The purple bandana paper is also from Imagine That. The sentiment is from TLC.
Patterned Paper: Imagine That (see above for direct link); Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: Image That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create (Hope your Birthday is Super)
Lace: Hobby Lobby
Spellbinders: Small and Large Circles; Small and Large Petite Ovals
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Flowers: Paper Studio Challenges Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 93 Inky Impressions - Ch. 207 Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers) Eureka - Ch. 138 Add some bling 4 Crafty Chicks - Ch.244 Anything Goes That's Crafty - Let's Keep It Simple