Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Mother's Day

Heart 2 Heart challenged us to make something inspired by the cover of this catalog:

 I loved the garden-themed papers of Chelsea Gardens, but it took me a while to think about what I'd make. Then I thought about how my mom knew so much about plants and shrubs and passed on that love to me, so a Mother's Day card was my choice. Even though my mom went to heaven nine years ago, I've had a lot of moms in life so I decided to make one for a friend's mom who was my Sunday School teacher, mentor and inspiration. She's still living in Texas and I need to write her a message about how much she meant to me. One summer when I took Driver's Ed with my friend, my dad dropped me off really early at their house. Mrs. Stewart would come to the door in her robe and let me in before the rest of her house woke up. She was always the perfect hostess. She shared notes she had taken at church or from messages she'd heard, always challenging us to live the Christian life to honor the Lord. When we started dating, her lovely family room in the basement became the meeting place to entertain the young men we dated. She let me borrow her tredle sewing machine when I started sewing most of my clothes. I loved that machine! I even used it to make my wedding dress.  My card will have a lot of details to express my appreciation for her mothering!

The papers are from CTMH Chelsea Gardens and the butterfly and leaves are the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking stamp set. The sentiment is from the Mother's Garden stamp set. The butterfly and leaves were stamped then cut with the matching die and colored with Copic markers.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you'll have opportunities to share your gratitude with all the moms in your life, and  those who inspire you!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge - anything goes with patterned paper
Create and Inspire Challenge #72 - anything goes/all about moms
D.L.Art March Linky Challenge - anything goes
Heart 2 Heart March Challenge - use the cover inspiration
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - anything goes with stamping


DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. What a lovely post and your card is so elegant a nice tribute to Mrs. Stewart.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MARCH 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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cass said...

Beautifully designed and crafted. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Sue Reynolds said...

Very lovely...captures a lot of love for someone you looked up to...beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart and can see Mrs. Stewart already loving it.

Melissa Robinson said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love every aspect of it!

Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!
Melissa Robinson, H2H Design Team

Brandi said...

I love the pop of blue on your butterfly, really makes it pop off the project. The doily is amazing...I love it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and what a thoughtful reasoning behind making it-beautiful memories of your Mother-priceless---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x