May 8, 2013

Happy Mother's Day


So the snow has melted, and we've had better temps here in Iowa lately.  The sun even came out, and I got to wear my flip flops again...finally!!  I'm sad that it will be chilly and raining for the next few days, but look forward to more spring like weather soon. 

I recently received my first order from Simon Says Stamp.  Yes, I know.  I'm really behind on ordering their awesome products, but hey, better late than never.  Right?  Anyway, I signed up for their monthly card kit, and am super happy with everything that is included in their kits.  I haven't been super busy creating much lately, so I think the card kit was perfect to jump start my creative mojo again.  Below is the card I made using the kit, and some other goodies I ordered.

There are two things about this card that I need to point out.  First, I colored with my Copics, and second I fussy cut the roses.  Those are two things that I pretty much NEVER do. lol  These flowers were just begging to have that done to them though.  Seriously.  You can't see it from my photo, but each of the flowers and frame around the sponged sentiment panel were also outlined with my Sakura clear sparkle pen, so they have a touch of glitter.  I cut out the center of the bigger flower, and popped it onto the other for more dimension.  After I added all of my elements, I used a touch of Mister Huey's, in white and added one of the chipboard hearts that I "painted" with the Liquid Pearls from the kit.  I'm happy with my card, but feel I could have done better compared to everyone else using this kit.  I really want to be like Vicky Papaioannou and Nichol Magouirk when I grow up. lol  They're amazing!

I am going to submit this card for the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant #198 - Mother's Day
Belli Challenge #169 - Mother's Day
I {heart} Sketches #17 - Sketch (my loose interpretation)
Kaboodle Doodles #170 - For The Ladies
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Lace
Crafty Bloggers Network #11 - X's & O's (I chose ribbon, die cuts/punches & flowers)
Pile It On #18 - For A Mother
Corrosive Challenge #173 - Mother's Day
The Paper Players #144 - Mother's Day

I'm off to pick Sydney up from softball practice, and then work on something else crafty.  I do hope you have a wonderful evening!



jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is gorgeous and i love what you did to your roses!

Vicki Hodgman said...

Your card is just lovely! The cut out roses really make it special. (I'm imagining the sparkle - I know that will look good!)Vx

JoAnn said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the cut out roses and the lace. TFS

Claire Newcombe said...

This is fabulous. The soft colours are so elegant, and I love how you have emphasised the sentiment.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.
Claire x

Linda Palmer said...

This is a darling card, so beautiful. I love the colors and the design on this sweet card. Thanks for joining us over at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pink & gray.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. Pat K x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love the roses and lace and that smattering of ink! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}

Sylv said...

Fabulous colours and papers, such a pretty Mother's Day card. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Sylv xx