Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there! My Mum is far away in Australia, so I'm sending all my love long-distance.

This is a card I made for my Mum. Living here in the USA most of the stamps say "Mom", so I have to be a little creative to make a "Mum" card. For this one I used two sets from 'My Favorite Things' (MFT) - I made the word "MUM" using Banner Day Alphabet, and the sentiment "is another word for love" from Clearly Sentimental About Family. MFT made a very generous donation of stamps to Operation Write Home, we thank them for that, most were sold to raise funds for OWH, but you can find them at your local stamping store or online. 

The image is from Stampers Anonymous, the Tim Holtz 'Mini Blueprints 2', they are getting a whole lot of use around here, I love them - stamp, color, done! I'm getting more use out of my old faves like Twinkling H2Os, brush markers, watercolors, because the blueprints make it easy to color just a little and call it done, my kind of coloring :) I used the nest because it has three eggs - my two brothers and I.  Also, of-course, a cuttlebug embossed background with birds and vines, love the 'bug.

Twinkling H2Os - 
You can't see the sparkle and twinkle in this photo,
but trust me, it's there.  What looks like tan in
this photo is actually a lovely shimmery gold.

So how did you celebrate Mother's Day? I enjoyed a cup of tea, bagels for breakfast (prepared by my son), pretty flowers and sitting outside on our patio enjoying the fresh spring day. There are so many birds chirping away out here - tiny hummingbirds, little songbirds, and even a hawk gliding around looking for his breakfast. Luckily for me he's not looking for bagels :)

Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz 'Mini Blueprints 2'

Here's my little hummingbird friend (excuse the dark background, that's our redwood fence) -

Wishing you a wonderful week, thanks for visiting.  


scrappymo! said...

I love that Tim Holtz stamp! I am really into bird nests and birds at the mo but that Tim H one you used is the nicest I've seen!

Bet your Mum loved it!

April said...

Pretty card! Love the stamp. Came over from two peas!

Far North said...

Pretty card Sue-the TH stamps are really fun!

Your photo of the Humming Bird is fabulous...glad you made a note of it cause I missed it first time looking!

Good to see you stamping at 2Ps

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Sue! Lovely card! I like the dry embossing folder you selected to go with the nest image! Perfect! ♥