Friday, May 8, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #98 - Mother's Day

TGIF! Oh, my goodness - it's been quite a week around here. My dd Emma finally went back to school today after being sick since Tuesday night. I think she was glad to go back and do something besides lay on the couch and cough! Besides, it's an exciting day at school for them, their school earned a visit from a player from the Washington Redskins today and he is there for an assembly. Emma proudly wore her jersey to school to show her team spirit! Go Skins!

I was able to do a little stamping, and thanks to my hubby giving me some uninterrrupted time tin the studio last night, I was able to create this special card. I actually made two of them and will be mailing them today to our Moms.

It all started with the dry embossed piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock that was laying on my counter. I'd been showing someone how the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die worked in the Big Shot and this was the piece I'd pulled out for the demo. So, using the color scheme from the Desinger Series Paper Bella Birds (thanks Tiffany!), I pulled this card together.

First I used my Paper Snips to trim around the top edge of the roses then used a Stampin' Sponge to add Pink Pirouette ink all around the edges and on top of the raised embossing. Then, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped it with the Tres Chic background stamp in Bordering Blue. This piece was also sponged in Pink Pirouette ink. Both of these pieces were layered on a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock and then wrapped with some of that luscious Whisper White Organza Ribbon. The card base itself is a piece of Bordering Blue cardstock.

The inside, not pictured, has a white panel stamped twice with the large rose from Fifth Avenue Floral in Pink Pirouette ink and is also edged with the same. I stamped Happy Mother's Day from the All Holidays stamp set in Bordering Blue. Now all that's left is to write our personal message to our Moms and pop them in the mail!

I actually had another card that I was going to post today for this challenge, but if you come back on Sunday, I'll show it to you then. It's using this same Textured Embossing Folder, but with a different technique and heat embossing as well!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday! The sun is out here for the first time in a week and I'm so happy to see the blue sky again! We are going to take a Chick-Fil-A lunch to Emma at school and eat with her there. Since she's in 5th grade, we won't be able to do this much longer - my baby is growing up! Love 'em while you got 'em!

Stamped blessings everyone,
~~Robin

20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful girlfriend. I just love this embossing plate! Rock on girl!

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  2. Your card is so lovely and soft. I like how you combined the impressed flower with the words behind. Happy Mother's Day.

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  3. You are so welcome Robin, glad I could help out!!! I do just love the color combination in that DSP!!! And your card is great!! Love that Manhatten Flower!!

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  4. Love the color combination and how you cut around the embossed roses.

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  5. Very Pretty. I really love how that die looks embossed on cards.

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  6. Great card! I love the flowers!

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  7. Oh I love the way it's layered on the background. I must get that texturz plate, I must!

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  8. Gorgeous card! Love the colors of it.

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  9. Love it - the background stamp works so well with the embossing folder!

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  10. Very pretty! I'm sure both moms will be thrilled to receive it!! I just finished my last Mother's Day card too....feels good to have it done and ready to give on Sunday.

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  11. Pretty card! I need to get this die out and use it...haven't touched it since I purchased it in March! Great job!

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  12. This card has come out beautifully and the colours are so pretty.

    Happy Mothers Day to you!

    :) Marcia P

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  13. So pretty!, love the script poking out from behind!

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  14. Beautiful, Robin! I like how you paired the background stamp with the embossed flower panel. I bet Emma was so excited to get to school today--a visit from a Redskins player is big news around this area--LOL!

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  15. This is so beautiful and elegant! Love these colors! Happy Mother's Day to you! :D

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  16. So beautiful! I love the colors that you chose and how you layered it all together!

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  17. now that was the perfect BG stamp to use...I had it out this week also.
    I love the soft pinks.
    connie paxman

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  18. Very pretty, Robin! Funny you should use that BG stamp...I just made a card with it, too!

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  19. So pretty! Stamping the background underneath is a great idea!

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  20. Robin, this is so pretty! What a great combination with the Tres Chic, and your colors give a beautiful soft look!

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