Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mother's Day Card #1

As I mentioned yesterday, this is my first day off in a while so I'm trying to power through some challenges and get stuff accomplished! Work even called to see if I could cover for someone that called in sick. But for once I actually said NO (which is hard for me to do!) because I think it is necessary for my mental health!

I finally sat down and made a list, and there are 29 cards (!) I need to make for the next couple months. (Only 2 of them are late!) There are four women in my life I'm planning on giving Mother's Day cards to... but only two of them might actually check my blog so I think I'm safe posting a couple of them early.

In the interest of multi-tasking, I used two challenges to make this card. The first is Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration #34. What a perfect color combo for a frilly, feminine card!

The second challenge I used was the Mojo Monday Week #84 sketch. This is my first Mojo Monday sketch, and it was pretty intimidating! But I love how it turned out!

I stepped out of my card-size comfort zone and decided not to do a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". I made this square-sized card once before (5-1/4" x 5-1/4"), and it fits in the Medium Square Envelopes.

I don't have Going Gray, so I used Brushed Silver. It's more expensive on a per-sheet basis, because it is so fun and shiny!!

I have a large box full of retired stamp sets that I am going to (hopefully!) sell on eBay that I dragged out of the closet today. I actually had some success doing this in January, so we'll see! Anyway though, I wanted to use the Mother's Day and Father's Day stamps from All-Year Cheer II one more time before I part with this set. I kind of like them though, so maybe I won't be able to sell it after all! Since I was using retired stamps already, I also used retired paper and non-SU! (gasp) brads and ribbon.

Stay tuned for a few more challenge submissions later today...

Supplies: All-Year Cheer II Stamp Set*, Perennial Favorites Stamp Set*; Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Brushed Silver, and Whisper White cardstock; Enchanté Designer Series Paper*; Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad; Perfect Plum Stampin' Write marker; Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, and 1-1/4" Circle Punches; Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals; Target brads; random silver ribbon

*retired SU! product


  1. What a lovely card, Janet! Love the brushed silver scallop circle! Thanks for playing in the JCI34 and sharing your creation!

  2. Very pretty card. Love the silver bits on there.