Friday, May 27, 2011

The Bestest Mom Ever!

Yep, that's what I have! I'm not sure how I got so lucky to have such a great person as my Mother.  I believe the older I get, the more I appreciate her. 'Cause I can tell you back in the day, I was not the "bestest" daughter.  Mwah - Love you MOM!
For Mother's Day this year, I made her a card and a "watering can". I have to say I really like the way this card turned out that I made for her.  Don't get me wrong, I'm usually happy with my cards (or I would never send them out), but I'm really happy how this one looks.  I'm not sure if there's something specific about it or just the total look, but I'll have to list this as one of my favorites.  Anyhoo, I used another Tilda image...I just love her, she's just so darn cute!  As soon as I saw the Tilda with flower pot stamp I immediately knew it was perfect for my Mom (oh yeah, she's addicted to flowers...her yard is impeccable).   For the card, I used PTI for the solid paper and the digi papers are from Raspberry Road Designs. The flowers are both Wild Orchid and Prima. OK, yet another obsession of mine...Wild Orchid flowers!! Oh my, they are to die for!!  The ribbon is seam binding that I colored by misting with water and "stamping" the Melon Berry inkpad on it, love this technique. And I paper pieced Tilda's coat...time to 'fess up. I hadn't intended on doing this, but once I finished coloring her coat I was not happy with the look of it (I do admit I am NOT a good colorist (is that the word?), I do try however, LOL). Instead of stamping the image again and starting over, I just decided to "cover-up" the mistake.
 And like this wasn't enough I added some flower soft to her flower pot...just because. And if that wasn't enough (phew!), I had found this cute charm and just had to use it!!! OK, after typing all this, did I go overboard on this card? Hmmm? Maybe, Maybe not...but this just might be why I like it...very busy looking!
 For the inside I added some butterflies (yet another kick I've been on lately), a lacey oval spellbinders die and some more ribbon.
Oh yeah, I mentioned I also made her a watering can. Yep, you read that right, a watering can. I got the pattern from MyTimeMadeEasy and cut it on Mortimer! (oh how I love my Mortimer). I usually do a test cut using scrap paper and tweak it as necessary so when I go to the "real" paper I know exactly what I'm doing, but I was crunched for time so just went in full steam ahead. At least now I know when I use this file again, I must do some tweaking to make it work like I think it should. But I'm satisfied with the outcome...
I put a cute little butterfly on it and some ribbon (or course!!) and voila..a cute little watering can!
(and I made a gift card holder and put it inside the watering can. It fit just perfect!)
I'm pretty sure my Mother will like this...anything with flowers tend to make my Mom happy! So here's to my MOM! Happy Mother's Day!!

26 comments:

Christina C. said...

Paula, this card is a WINNER..absolutely stunning!!!!! Love everything about it....it is phenomenal! Your mother will treasure this gorgeous creation.

Gloria said...

Wow...Totally awesome Paula.....I am sure your Mom will love it...I know I would.....

Meesh said...

I love the colors! The plaid paper is just wonderful and you colored her so beautifully to match! Nice job on this card...I'm sure your mom will really appreciate the love you put into making it!!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

I love your card and watering can too! Your mom will love it!! : )

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, your Mom will love it...
Louise

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Paula!
I love this card. You have done a wonderful job. I love your coloring and design. I love the little charm. Your Mom will love this one. The watering can is super.

Barb Hardeman said...

Paula, this is a winning combination for sure...not at all over done. The paper piecing is gorgeous and what a beautiful tie in with your dp! The watering can is delightful...even though I don't have a clue what a Mortimer is!!!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Love your card, i's wonderfull! Bye Mascha

Rene said...

Where to start? Oh my...first, the coat! Fabulous! Second your colors...AMAZING! Third your layout...FANTASTIC! The whole thing is just GORGEOUS!!!!
Loooove those papers!
Rene :D

Peggie said...

Great card. Wonderful job with the paper piecing. Neat watering can.

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Paula!!! The papers are gorgeous and love the colors! Great paper piecing and this is one of my favorite new images. Gorgeous flowers and ribbon too! Your mom is going to be over the moon happy with it all!!
hugs, Sharon

Linda said...

Wow absolutely lovely!!!! Love the card and watering can!!!! Great job!!!!!

Betsy said...

SO pretty! Love the colors you've used, and it's not at all overdone!! Your mom should cherish this!

Danielle said...

Paula your card is MAGNIFIQUE, inside and out. Love the paper piecing job to Tilda's coat. Beautiful color, tender & sweet. Wonderful embellies and bligns.
Fabulous layout.
A total winner.Hugs.

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs
Cordine

Liddy said...

Love what you've done with this card, it's gorgeous. I've just completed a little tissue box using this stamp, but I loooove the way you have done her coat....fabulous.

Kelly Neis said...

I love how soft you colored Tilda and the flower soft is so pretty on the pot. Your card is very beautiful.

charlene said...

Your card is just adorable and I think you mom has a pretty special daughter too...great job on your coloring and the little pot that goes with it !
Hugs

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh paula!! These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the elegant details on your card and the watering can is adorable!

Maria said...

Oh wow Paula! Your mom is going to love this set. Gorgeous inside and out and such wonderful attention to detail. Hugs, Maria

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow Paula,
I love your set! Beautifully executed and colored perfectly. I'm especially loving that plaid jacket! Cute cute cute!
Blessings,
Leslie

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card and watering can Paula! How sweet of you to talk so beautifully about your mother! These are an exquisite gift! Love the paper-piecing and the gorgeous colors! Great work!
Hugs, Iulia

Sue in CT said...

This is so beautiful. Everyone already said it so I won't repeat but just had to tell you I thought it was beautiful too.

Shoshi said...

Paula, your mum will absolutely love this! I love the co-ordinating colours on the card and the watering can (what a smashing idea that was to do a watering can for a keen gardener!) - the whole thing is so pretty and feminine.

Thank you SO MUCH for your lovely lovely comments on my blog! We did have an awesome time for our Silver Wedding and I've got so many happy memories of the occasion to look back on! Glad you liked the card I made for my hubby's birthday too. Next project is another mechanical one for my dad - this time a volvelle if I can get it to work - never done one before!

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cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card and love the paper piecing on this image. It's an adorable creation. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio