With Mothers Day coming soon I thought I would round up a bunch of inspiring cards, layouts and keepsakes that honor Motherhood. You may be looking for something to create for your mother, or a mother figure in your life, or maybe just for yourself to remember and celebrate your joys as a mother.
DT member Melissa Phillips created this pretty Mother’s Day card using a floral image with the script writing from our Garden Creative Scraps and an embossed die cut frame from Tattered Angels she glittered up. You can see more photos and details HERE on Melissa’s blog.
I also began reading one of Melissa's earlier blog posts on the joy she feels being a mother and it made me get all teary eyed when she spoke about the love that is shared between a mother and child. It really is one of the greatest joys in life! You can read her Lucky to Be Loved post HERE.
I also adore this pretty card that one of our long time customers Denise Dillman created using the motherhood image from our Family Cotton Scraps. I'm not sure of the printed paper but it all looks wonderful together!
Some of these projects you may have seen in the past but we have so many new subscribers I had to share a few again. Gift certificates are so popular and I love DT member Lisa Zappa’s library pocket idea here to hold a Starbucks Gift Card for Mother's Day.
Lisa used a Bazzill Library pocket for the holder and added the yellow ‘crackled wood paper’ from our Radiant Paper Pad to the bottom. She mounted a seed pack image from our Seasonal Booklet so that it hides the gift card behind it. "Mom" is stamped with the letters from our Artsy Alphabet Clear Art Stamp Set. The white flowers are colored with a Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Glitter Pen. She used Pink Making Memories Glitter around the edge of the seed packet image, May Arts Ribbon, a corner punch and a slit punch for the insert inside the pocket.
Look at these pretty tins that Lisa Zappa also created last year using 2 images from our Summer Image & Journal Notes Booklet and a combo of our stamps. I love the way she used our sheet music stamp on her flowers! You can see more photos, supplies and her technique HERE on her blog.
This wood frame that DT member Vicki Chrisman altered is a few years old but it's still my fav project using alphabet our older Divine Alphabets & More Booklet. The word Wonderful is off the top of the W page and I love the way she stitched it to some frayed muslin. All 6 old Alphabet Books are on sale for $4.95 each to make room in our little warehouse. You can read about them HERE (2 pgs)
I also had to show this layout Vicki did of her mom by stitching paper together from our Pastel Paper Pad on pink cardstock cut with an Accucut scallop die. The colors looks so pretty and have such shabby appeal. Past DT member Janel Brown said this layout was quick and fun using our Homemade Images & Journal Notes. She also used our Flourish Clear Art Stamps for the photo corners. Janel created her music paper by scanning a page of her Grandmother's vintage music. The photo is of her mother, sister and Janel is the baby!
DT member Marisa Grossan created this pretty frame using some floral paper from our Classic Paper Pad and stamping the letters MOM from our Artsy Alphabet Clear Art Stamps. Poor Marisa is having problems with her computer and blog but she has been able to upload samples in our online gallery here. Some of the other members are having problems but - we are getting a website make over soon!
Look at this cute kitty image from our Joys of Life Booklet that past DT member Lisa Strahl used to create this fun card. I even have this kitty as a magnet on my fridge as a reminder to all who may forget!
See these sweet little inspiration bottles DT member Pam Hooten created with angel wings you can read about HERE! on Pam's blog. This idea would make a fun gift with a photo of ‘Mom’.
Jars and containers of all sorts can be dressed up to hold all sorts of goodies. How about this cute canning jar that Vicki embellished with an image from our new Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps and a scrap of fabric and ribbon. You can see more fun container ideas HERE on Vicki's blog.
Copic Coloring Fun with Linda Duke!
Several people love the way Copic Markers work for coloring in stamped images but they are not sure how to do the shading to achieve a real artistic look. DT member Linda Duke has begun creating little videos on youtube showing how she shades and blends her colors! You can watch Linda's video HERE and see some great samples on her blog! This is also a LINK to frequently asked questions and tips from the Copic site.
Before I leave - I have to tell you to check out the very cool challenge Pammyjo is hosting over at Splitcoaststampers.com using our products with pleats, buckles and jewels! Some fabulous samples are arriving in the Gallery HERE!
Don't forget to enter our Blog Candy Give Away for a $60.00 Gift Certificate with free S&H! You just need to post a comment here on this blog!
PS - Our regular newsletter will go out later this week and include some free vintage printable poems and verses for Mothers Day projects!
Wishing you joy & creativity