Mother’s Day Daisy Card

I made this card last night for a birthday card for my daughter’s teenage friend.  I used the Daisies die, and Play Date DSP with the turquoise background.  I am back into my flower period.

I made the Mother’s Day cards using the Fun Flowers and Paisley Petals DSP, sadly I do not really have a good picture since they had to be mailed.  I took one picture at the post office which I will post.  I know I will be making more cards using this pattern since they were a big hit.  I basically just cut the flowers, sponged around the edges with a coordinating color, dabbed on white shimmer paint, and made a double bow.  I also made a few of the cards for teacher appreciation and they were a big hit with everyone.

Today was Mother’s Day and it was a great one.  Started off with church and then went to the Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra Beach for lunch.  The brunch at the Lodge is fabulous, and we normally only go once a year on Mother’s Day.  Brunch was our big meal today, so no cooking for this mom, which  means I have more time to stamp.  Actually I did not stamp much either, I sat by the pool.   The kids went swimming late this afternoon.  I put my suit on but when my toes hit the water it was too cold.   I have twin first graders and it was great to get all their handmade gifts from the heart.  For a school fundraising the kids could decorate heart shaped cakes from Publix, a local grocery store ($6.00 a piece), and they were so cute and tasty.  It is a  good thing I like frosting.

As an end note, recently my bow maker was missing off my stamping desk.  My kids are fairly respectful of my space, so I just happened to ask my husband if he had seen my wooden bow maker.  It seems my husband decided it made a nice reading stand for his Nook when he sat at the kitchen table. Father’s Day is next month so he will be getting his own bow maker/Nook stand.

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SSC #200 Fun Flowers

Fun Flowers Die

I just got the Fun Flowers Die and I had to use it even though it is similar to cards done by the 411 operators.  I also used the Fun Flowers to make felt flowers which the girls put on straw purses ($2.50 from Target) for church on Easter.  I made my mother 2 flowers with ivory and green paisley paper for her garden club scrap-book and she offered to pay me they looked so nice.  Actually after 7 years of college, 14 years of dance- I thought the least I could do for her is make Easter dinner, give her three beautiful granddaughters  and 2 Fun Flowers.
This is a short post because I just finished 45 baby shower invitations for my friend.  She wanted a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme, and I was inspired by a bud vase I got for a wedding gift 22 years ago in a beautiful  turquoise Tiffany’s box with a white bow.  I still have the box-go figure, and the bud vase.  Also I owe a big Thank you to Lee Conrey’s bow maker, otherwise I would have never been able to make 45 bows that look perfect.