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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Mother's Day Bouquet

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Caramel

Today is a new challenge over at Isabella's Sketchbook! In recognition of moms everywhere, the challenge is to make a project that honors mothers, grandmothers, that special mom-figure in your life. The winner will get their choice of 2 beautiful digis from Isabella's wonderful store, as well as a fancy blog badge to proudly display! So please play along with us! once you finish up here, please stop along at the other DT members' blogs and leave them some love. you know how we all love those comments! :)

My card was actually made to match the altered brie box I made a few weeks ago for Earth Day as a gift for my MIL. The papers are Basic Grey Lilykate. I painted the flowers with pink and butter cream shimmerz to give them a pretty glittery sparkle. The watering can flower holder was sponged with vanilla craft ink to give an aged, distressed look. I added a sentiment tag from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. The buttons are all vintage, baby Primas were added to the stitched ribbon bow, and more faux stitching was added along the right side of the card. The flower border punch is from Martha Stewart.

I remember the bouquets of wildflowers I used to pick for my mother, and then the flowers the boys would pick for me. I don't know that my mother ever did anything with the ones I gave her, but the ones the boys gave to me were priceless treasures. I would find a cut glass vase or jar to put them in and place them in a spot of honor in the house somewhere. A place where I could look at them all throughout the day. It was those spontaneous acts of love that touched my heart so..... :)

I am off to the dr.'s and hosp. for my pneumonia, so if you don't hear from me for a few days, not to worry. I do have a few posts scheduled to keep you occupied. :)

Alota Rubber Stamps - flowers
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - stitching
Paper Play - pastels
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room - bling and glitter
Sentimental Sundays - for that special someone
City Crafter - tag
Pink Elephant - Mommy I Love You
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Flowers
For Fun - Mom
Gingersnap Creations - botanical

31 comments:

Debbie said...

Such a pretty card, Jennifer! I {heart} that sweet watering can spilling with lovely flowers! Thanks for joining us again this week in the Tea Room :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nice one! Love that soft tones. Thanks for playing along at CCCB.
~kirsty vittetoe (city crafter challenge blog)

wordbird said...

Hi Jennifer...what a sweet, lovely card! You have such a beautiful style. I hope your day goes well...let us know what the doc decides. Hugs! :D Diana Q

P.S. Why is it I start to crave coffee when I visit your blog? Hmmm ;D

Linda Robinson said...

This is so pretty, I love all the little details, thanks for playing along with us at the CCCB.

Holly said...

Jennifer, this is so pretty! The soft colors and the ribbon give it a vintage feel. I love the way you did the ribbon!

june lanum said...

Love the card, thanks for playing along at the CCCB come back every Tuesday for a new challenge

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so pretty, Jennifer. I love the soft peach color scheme and your coloring is lovely. And of course, I LOVE those vintage buttons! I sincerely pray that your hospital stay will be productive and you will be feeling better very soon!

Marlene said...

Another pretty card!

Hey girl - I hope you're feeling better these days???

Kim E said...

Oh what a stunning card! I just love it...hope your pneumonia goes away soon. Ugh! Feel better. Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy. Hugs, Kim

Annika said...

Oh Jennifer, it's so beautiful, soft and delightfully vintage! I love your work, it's always so creative, so YOU, fearless in trying out new things while staying true to yourself!
I am so sorry, I haven't posted your toys yet, will try tomorrow. I've had to go to the consultant doctor with my boy and have some tests done etc. Haven't been the best couple of days but we'll get over it.
Hugs and take care and get better soon, please!
Annika

Cec said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft colours and the papers are stunning.
Hugs!
Cec

Sue C said...

Jen this is such a beautiful card, the colours are lovely. I hope you're soon feeling well. Sue C x

JACKIE M said...

Love the soft colours and background papers on your card Jennifer, beautiful.

Jackie :)

Viv said...

This is beautiful Jennifer, it matches the lovely set you made perfectly!
Make sure you look after yourself and get well as fast as you can as we're gonna miss you! Viv xx

Tracey said...

Pretty card Jennifer, love the soft colours :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Sharon Keanly said...

Such a lovely card Jennifer... love the shabby chic look. So sweet when the kids give us flowers. Lovely memories to hold in your heart. Wishing you all the best, hope you get well soon. hugs Sharon

Lynnda Hosni said...

Yes Indeed ... such a lovely card..soft and sweet look...

Audrey Pettit said...

What a super sweet Mother's Day card. I really like that fun bouquet of flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at The Tea Room. Hope you get better soon!

Nicole said...

Pretty card! Love all of those flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Jennifer - it seems we are all agreed - this is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel and of course those divine vintage buttons!! What a lovely feel you have created with this card - We are glad you joined us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we would love to see you again next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Helen Dooley said...

Wow Jennifer, what a beautiful card. Its so dainty looking. Thanks for playing along with us this week at For Fun Challenges.

Peri said...

Hi Jennifer - what lovely soft tones and gentle vintagey vibe. I love the pearl buttons! Hope things are going okay - thinking of you.

Heather Jensen said...

This is a beautiful card! The coloring on the pitcher is amazing. So shabby and pretty. :)

Thanks for playing along at CCCB.

Helene said...

Nice card! Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge

Grace said...

Oh my... this is gorgeous Jennifer!!! What a pretty image and your coloring is fantastic!!! So glad you joined us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Jennifer!! What a beautiful combo of dp, colors and details. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

raindropecho said...

Aww what a pretty card, Jennifer! Love what you did with this. Thanks for entering this creation into Sentimental Sundays :)
- Ann

Wendy M said...

Very pretty xx

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card Jennifer.. and perfect for Mother's day. Happy Mother's Day to you! Hugs, Peggy

Mary Ski said...

I love the subtle coloring. It works so well with that image. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lovely card!!! This is truly a beautiful addition to the Gingersnaps Botanical challenge. Thanks for playing along!