Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day blog challenge

Well, I've finally had some free time to play this week, so I yet again checked out 2 of my newest favorite blog challenges. I combined the two challenges into an awesome Mother's Day card for my mom (shh, don't tell her!).

So, my challenge to you is to make something for Mother's Day or just for a mom in general (if you don't have time before Mother's Day). Post a comment with your blog entry here, or email me your entry. Next Friday (May 15th), I'll randomly choose from all I receive and someone will receive a random assortment of ribbon, fibers, and/or embellishments from my stash!

Without further ado, here's my card for Mom.I used Laura's Sketch 25 from 2 Sketches 4 You and Color Chef Challenge #5 from KJ's Stamp Pad (Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Juniper, and Vanilla Cream). I really enjoyed combining these two challenges again, and I especially loved this week's color combo. All supplies are from Close To My Heart this week, except the button (unknown), the mini brads (Oriental Trading Co.), and the embroidery floss (DMC #739).

I used cardstock in Goldrush, Creme Brulee, and Vanilla Cream. The Creme Brulee CS was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder. It's hard to see in the photo, but I lightly sanded the dots to remove the color, then I ran the Vanilla Cream stamp pad over the dots so they wouldn't be the plain white of the CS core.

The patterned paper is from the Perfect Day paper pack. I cut the arc with the Coluzzle large circle template and inked the curved edge with Juniper. "Happy Mother's Day" is from the Say It In Style stamp set and Mom is from the Believe Caps and Believe Lowercase alphabets. The image stamped on the tag is from the Post Marked stamp set. The cute little tab is a new item: part of the Foundry Tabs set. (You get 8 different tabs - 2 each of 4 colors - for $3.95) I lightly sanded the raised design to make it more visible.
The ribbon and all of the flowers were hand colored. I used a finger dauber to hold my ribbon into the Juniper ink pad as I dragged it across. The largest flower and third flower are white paper flowers from the Big Pinks collection. The largest was sponged with Vanilla Cream ink using a finger dauber. The smaller was inked DTP with Vanilla Cream, then sponged with Juniper using a finger dauber. The second and fourth flowers are die cuts from White Daisy textured CS. I colored the larger one with a sponge applicator and Creme Bruleee Ink. The smallest one was colored using Goldrush ink DTP. I then stacked them using glue dots and adhesive foam squares.OK, that's it for today! Don't forget to show me your creations by May 15th to be entered in my drawing!


  1. Beautiful Lori! I love all the detail:)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. This is so pretty! Love how you made your own tab.
    Thanks for playing!

  3. Love your card, Lori!!! I'm taking you up on your challenge, as soon as everyone leaves on Mother's Day the scrapbook supplies are taking over my dining room again. I NEED to scrap!

  4. so pretty! love the colors!

  5. Nice card... I love the layering of your flower!

  6. Here is my blog.

    The explosion box and the Minnie card are what I made my Mom for Mother's Day.



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