Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, doing exactly what you want today. I am, at this moment, on my way to a special Mother's Day brunch at the very trendy restaurant where my younger son works. My mom has never been there and Andy's mom has only been once, so our gift to our mothers this year is the experience. I like those kinds of gifts--doing something fun and spending time together. 
If you need a last minute card to send someone, this is one you can email. Just right click on it to save it to your computer, then send it like any photo. 
I embossed the front of the card and highlighted the embossing with a little ink. Then I layered a doily and an image from Crafty Secrets. It is from a set of bobbin cards that are part of all their sewing images. I printed the one I wanted to use, stamped the sentiment in the center, tied some seam binding ribbon around it, and layered it on top of a doily. Easy peasy! 
If I get home in time I will add this to the Linky Party over at Heartwarming Vintage.

*A few hours later....*

OK--I'm home, so this is going to the Linky Party.
I just had to come back to tell you that the brunch at Touch was spectacular! I even ate a little seafood! Michael has talked about how delicious their smoked salmon is, so I tried it. I can't say I could survive on that alone, but it was pretty tasty! I also had a lobster ravioli. I do not do seafood. Ever. Because fish sticks and canned tuna aren't really seafood, right? So this is a BIG DEAL, people! Anyway, I think everyone enjoyed themselves and ate waaay too much!

Once again--Happy Mother's Day!
See you next time!


  1. I love how you turned this bobbin card into a Mother's Day card Michele. The roses look great with the pink embossed back and the white doily and ribbon add the perfect finishing touch. Great job!

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day. My daughters took my mom and I out for lunch today at a Asian dim sum restaurant where we ordered so many little plates and it was so much fun but we also ate so much I waddled out.

    Thanks for sharing and joining our May Linky Party

  2. Sounds like a "fab" day...I stayed home with the kiddos here.....thank you for the nice comment on my Crafty Secrets card. As for the doily are a couple of hints that might be helpful...use wax paper or a dryer sheet when you run your die through...but I also purchased a metal shim from Cheery Lynn Designs that is worth it's weight in gold, I use it for every die I run through...once in a while a very detailed die, you might have to turn it and run it through a few more times...I have had excellent luck with the CLD dies and right now Classy Cards 'n such is selling theirs out for 40% off...yah!!
    I love your pretty card you did for the CS is gorgeous!!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I love this lovely card you created for the May Linky Party! Using the bobbin card this way was such a clever idea. The colors are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at the May Crafty Secrets Linky Party! Good Luck! Kathy Clement/DT Leader, Crafty Secrets

  4. What a fabulous idea and awesome creation! So glad you got home in time to join us at the Crafty Secrets Linky Party! Sounds like your had a great time ... that's fabulous! Thanks again and hope you'll come back for next months linky party!
    Crafty Secrets DT

  5. I am so sorry I am late commenting on this gorgeous creation but I was visiting my Mom for Mother's Day. Her gift was that I went there and spent a week taking care of anything she wanted done. I love your card and the brunch you arranged for both Moms. Glad you got home in time to join us at the May Linky Party.

  6. Oh.. this is beautiful!! Love the vintage feel with the vibrant colors!

  7. Love the beautiful colors and detail of your card. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.