Saturday, April 17, 2010

Waltzingmouse April Blog Hop!

Waltzingmouse Stamps is having a blog hop in honor of Mother's Day!  We were to make a card for a special lady in our life.  Unfortunately, my mother died when I was 18, but I am so lucky to have a most wonderful Mother-in-Law named Mary. 


I used the flower from Waltzingmouse's Sewing Box Hugs and the lace stamp from Faux Fun.  I used PTI's Berry Sorbet cardstock and Versamark ink for the images.  When I was done, I heat embossed the flowers and lace with White Puff embossing powder by Ranger.  The sentiment is from a retired company called The Saltbox Studio.

Mom definitely "Lives Simply".  Her life is all about family, generosity, faith, kindness, and honesty...all of the simple things that mean the most.  I am so lucky to have her in my life! Thanks for stopping by on the hop!

PS...That's Mom, and me, and my sister-in-law Ruth!

28 comments:

Angela Mclean said...

VERY beautiful design indeed! The embossing really makes it all stand out.
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Lee said...

Great design. The embossing is very effective.

Carly said...

Oh my this is so pretty! The embossing is fabulous!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace it's so pretty, and looks great with the flowers. Pauline x

craftymom205 said...

Love the lace

Claire Brennan said...

Your MIL sounds like a lovely lady, and I'm sure she'll love this card, it is gorgeous, I love the texture of the lacy background with the wee flowers from sewing box hugs!!! the white embossing really looks well! Gorgeous, thank you so much for waltzing with us Kelly!!

MicheyMoo said...

I'm so blessed by your post. Thanks for sharing Kelly. Your card is divine - I've just received the Faux Fun set and can't wait to get it inky. xx

Belinda said...

So lovely! The lace background is just perfect with the flowers!

Sharli said...

A stunning card Kelly! The white embossing is just so striking against the peachy color! Nice.

Helen said...

Love your card Kelly and the lacy background works so well with the flowers too. Gorgeous!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love those flowers :) great card

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Such a pretty design and the stamping is gorgeous! I love the sentiment - fits perfectly!!

Joan B said...

the card is perfect. just perfect and your Mom sounds amazing.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Kelly! Absolutely in love with how you used that lace backgrounder - gorgeous!

Heather said...

Oh, this is pretty! I love that lace and embossed, it really makes a statement! Love also how those flowers and lace frame your sentiment. Lovely!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Kelly, this is so so so pretty! You and I were definitely on the same page with the color scheme and that fabulous lace background stamp. I love seeing ways to create lovely backgrounds. You've inspired me!

Thanks for joining us on the Waltz!
Lisa

Debbie said...

Very pretty, stiched flower stamp is gorgeous.

Laurie Marmon said...

The white embossing is just fab! Your MIL will love the card! And the lace and flower make a great combination.

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on this Kelly - the lace stamp looks like real lace! and your embossed flowers look wonderful framing your sentiment circle! so glad we could both get into the Waltz today~!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous! Your combinations are so dramatic and eye catching! Love it!

Kathryn B said...

This is beautiful! I must put these two stamp sets on my wish list! LOL!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

The EP you used makes the lace and stitching look positively real! I love the coral colour of the cardstock. This is a beautiful card.

Rachel Webber said...

Fab card, love the colour & love what you've done with that lovely lace border

Rach
x

SnappyStamper said...

What a beautiful card! Love the 'stitching'!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! Love the lace background and the fabulous flowers!!

Nancy said...

WOW Kelly,
Your card is gorgeous!!!
The use of the EP makes it look like real stitching. Love it!!!

Janet said...

I really like this....it's simple yet busy. Nice contrast.

Antje said...

WOW - what a stunning card! Love the way you put the lace in the bg and the flowers!