Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mojo #446 A Mother's Love Card

This weekend we'll be celebrating Mother's Day. My own mother passed away several years ago, but I cherish the memories that we shared, the positive influence she had on my life, and I am still scrapbooking wonderful moments with Mom. My mother-in-law, at age 91, is my other mother. She amazingly still lives at home with no illness, no arthritis or pain. She's a retired teacher and choir director and has always been amazing. In addition, I have three Mother's Day cards to make for our daughters and daughter-in-law.  I only wish I could make enough for every mother I know because they are all wonderful, loving ladies who exemplify motherhood with their caring ways!  Motherhood is a challenge, a blessing, and I think, the most important job in the world!

Here's the first one, inspired by this week's sketch at Mojo Monday and the color dare at Color My Heart: use shades of orange and Colonial White.  I used Sorbet and Poppy with Colonial White.

I started with the Sorbet "Love" card from the recently retired Charlotte paper pack and added the darker Poppy bracket shape from the new Florence papers, also one of the pocket scrapbooking cards that I cut. I added the Poppy letter stickers from the Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack.  The flowers were stamped with Poppy ink and fussy cut, putting a sparkle in the middle. They are from the stamp set, Flowers for Mom..The background was embossed with the Heart embossing folder. I added some Sorbet sequins and long-retired Colonial White crocheted ribbon.

I had saved a Mother's Day poem called A Mother's Love by Helen Steiner Rice. It was perfect for the inside. The small strip on the right page was cut off the "Love" panel on the front. I have plenty of room under the sentiment to write my own message of appreciation.

Thank you for visiting. I hope this gave you some inspiration for your own cards! May God bless you as you "mother" the people God has placed in your life. May He help us show gratitude to the mothers He placed in our lives and show us ways to honor them.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.  Exodus 20:12

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Color My Heart Color Dare #191 - Shades of Orange and Colonial White
Crafty Boots - Monochrome Challenge
Dragonfly Journeys - Mama Mia Challenge #55 - i.e. Mother's Day
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Monochrome
Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #136 - Mother's Day
Mojo Monday #446 - sketch
Paper Minutes #433 - Mother's Day/Father's Day
Robyn's Fetish #314 - Mother's Day cards
Word Art Wednesday #228-229 - anything uplifting


Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely card, great mono design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Amanda said...

Great card. Love the colors. I too love Mojo Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for Funday Friday Challenges.

Amanda DT

Betty Locco said...

I love how you incorporated the PML cards. It is a very lovely card. The inside of the card is beautiful too!

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, what a stunning card and the use of all the different textures. Love that flower stamp set and you did a great job on the fussy-cut. Lovely layout...like everything about your card. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare this week, and hope you come back on Friday for another great color combination.

Donna said...

Such a great card! Love how you worked in the PML card to not even resemble a PML card any more. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

JayBe said...

I love all the different elements and your bright cheerful colour choice - thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, very pretty. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

Catherine Nowak said...

Wonderful card! I love how you used the PML cards. Thank you for playing along with us on Color My Heart.

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! I can't say enough about all of the perfectly sweet details you've included in this beautiful creation for your Mom. The poem inside really sends it over the top perfect! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys