Thursday, May 9, 2013

HMD to my Aunt

My Mother comes from a rather large family - 13 children where there are 10 girls and 3 boys so I have lots of aunts and LOTS of cousins.  The family is very close.  As my daughter will say - there are no secrets.  The majority of my Aunts live locally; however, there are several spread out across the US.  They still get together twice a year for Christmas and a summer picnic.  As it works, when my Mother goes on vacation, I feel that I should not call her which I usually talk to her at least once a week.  As a general rule something always comes up that I feel I need advice or someone to listen to me vent so.....I need my "substitute Mothers" which is one of my precious Aunts.  It is now a joke that I call them my substitutes and I always call them when my Mom is on vacation anyway.  When my Mom went through breast cancer treatment a few years ago I was scared what would I do if she wasn't there the one nice thing is that I do have wonderful women in my life for support.  That is why I do send them cards on Mother's Day also just to let them know how much I love and appreciate them.  Paulette at TLC has a perfect set just for this.  For my card I used a free digital download for the beautiful tag, but then I found I didn't have a pink flower to match.  I took a bloom from Close to My Heart and sprayed it with Tattered Angel chalk spray that also gives it a wonderful shiny look.

Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Tag:  Lilac n lavendar digital download
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Angel dust
Flower:  Close to my Heart
Tattered Angel - Chalkboard dust spray - Cotton Candy
Gem:  Michael's
Twine - Natural Fibers
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Retro Sketch - Sketch #62
Inky Impressions - Ch. 108 - Mother's Day - For a lady
Eureka - Ch. 38 Mother's Day
PTT - Ch. 119 Mother's Day
Crazy for Challenges - C4C184


Athina said...

What a beautiful image on the tag! Very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

Cheryl said...

Love your beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Penny said...

Very, very pretty, Lisa Lynn! Love the soft colors. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.