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Monday, March 2, 2009

Cards for MY MOM ...

Today must be the day to honor MY MOM ... I just read the sweetest tribute my daughter posted on her blog in reference to MY MOM, her GRANDMA. You can read it HERE if you'd like. It made me cry ... get your tissues ready!! Anyways, while talking with my mother (who lives in PA ... 1-1/2 hour drive away) ... she mentioned that she was "out of cards" ... well, say no more ... cards I can provide. Since I will be going down her way tomorrow to help out a friend, I spent the day today making these cards for her. First I decided to make her a set of Monogrammed Note Cards that she could use for just about anything. The card base is SU Rose Red and the designer paper is by DCWV. I've used my JustRite Monogramming Set for the medallion. The doily lace border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I think she'll really like these!

I recently received this awesome new Crafty Secrets set called "Garden Girls" and thought Mom would really like them. Like myself, Mom enjoys a more vintage look on her cards. Aren't these images adorable??? I just LOVE this set.
The first card is A-6 in size and I've used K&Co Ancestry designer paper for the background and my Nestabilities for the main image panels. I've used a little tip from Sharon Johnson to sponge around the image before removing it from the die to achieve the outer white mat. I've colored the image using SU watercolor pencils and blender pen. Instead of using ribbon for the horizontal panel, I've used a 1-1/4" piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock which I've embossed with one of Cuttlebugs border embossing folders.
This second card is very similar to the first with the exception to the designer paper being DCWV, I've used a Spellbinder ribbon tag die for my sentiment panel and Offray satin ribbon.
What fun these cards were to make ... sure hope Mom likes them! What are your thoughts ??? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and feel free to leave a comment ... ALWAYS makes my day to hear from you!!!


  1. These are all fabulous note cards. I'm sure your mom will love them. I think it's great that she really uses them. I have made note cards as gifts for people and they say that they don't use them because they are too pretty to use!

  2. Oh I love all of these!! So elegant. I especially love the last set!! TFS!

  3. Boy you HAVE been busy - they're all great though - I especially like the ones you made for your mother and I'm sure she'll love them.

  4. all of these cards are so lovely, thanks for sharing :0)

  5. Darlene, your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The designer paper is beautiful and you did an amazing job on the coloring! I know your mom will love these!! Beautiful Job!! Take care and have a great day!!

  6. These are great! She will LOVE the monogram set especially. You should probably make more now...I don't see them lasting very long.

  7. Beautiful cards! I especially love the last one. Thats so nice of you to make cards for your mom. I'm sure she is very proud of you. I'm anxious to read your daughter's tribute to her. She is such a good writer.

  8. These are all gorgeous! That new set is so just amazing (I got it too!), and you're cards here with it are beautiful!
    Your daughter's tribute to her grandmother made me cry...she could have been describing my grandmother! That was beautiful.

  9. love the monogram cards. You are so creative and your color combo is fantastic. I'm having fun catching up with all your posts! thanks for sharing all of your wonderful work!

  10. These are ALL beautiful!! I know your mom loved them!!!


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