Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day Creations

Hello my friends!

Before I share today's creations with you, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who take the time to stop by my blog and leave such kind, encouraging words.  I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness. 

With Mother's Day right around the corner (May 13th) ... and after spending the day on Monday helping my Mom do some 'spring cleaning' ... I thought I'd better get started on her Mother's Day card.  I wanted to make her something a little different ... she is always so thrilled with the unique folded cards I create and when I saw the 'Double Dutch Fold Challenge' over at the Sweet Stamps Blog, I knew that was a good starting point.

Here is my finished card.  
Keeping in mind my Mom loves the 'Vintage' style (must be where I get my love for it), I decided to use the new designer paper and die cuts from the Melissa Frances [c'est la Vie collection] that I purchased while attending the workshop at Joan's Gardens last month.

Here is what it looks like opened.  I will be sure to attach my personal message under the bottom 'doors'.  The other items I've used on this card are Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls & a Wilton paper doily.  The Mother's Day stamp is from A Stamp In The Hand and the sentiment verse if from Serendipity Stamps (D154).

Other qualifying challenges are:
Can You Dig It - Secret Garden (photo inspiration)
City Crafter Challenge - Just a hint of Pink
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - From the Past
The Shabby Tea Room - Aqua, Pink, Neutrals & Flowers (photo inspiration)

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On Monday I shared my Altered Framed Mirror creation with you ... shown here.

Well I'm thrilled to say this item is SOLD!  How cool is that!  When I went over to Friendly's on Monday morning for breakfast, I took it along to show my waitress friend, Gretchen.  She thought it was beautiful so she called her manager, Tammy, out of the office to see it and she (Tammy) immediately asked if it was for sale.  She said it would be the perfect Mother's Day gift for her Mom.  Of course I said yes ... but I wanted to apply an extra coat of paint to the back before selling it to her and she was in agreement.

Then today (while the paint was drying), I decided to use the remainder of the matching designer paper to make a Mother's Day card for her to accompany the mirror.  Nothing real fancy but the fact that it matches I thought would be a nice touch.  She can add her personal message inside.  I'm sure she'll like this idea!

Well, that's it for today!  Please stop back tomorrow when I will have another creation for the challenge at Shelly's Images to share with you.  Hope to see you then!



  1. Stunning MD creation with such a special sentiment. Your Mom is going to treasure it.

  2. This is just gorgeous ,love the image and fabulous

  3. love your moms day card..she treaures it im sure its fabulous and your altered art well congrats on the sale and your such a thoughtful lady to do a matching card...not only are you talented your generous and very kind too hugs sassyxx

  4. Beautiful work, Dar! I love the little doors on the card and the mirror is gorgeous! Way to go on the sale! :O) Thanks so much for joining us at Can You Digi It? this week!


  5. When I was over at Gram's yesterday she was sooo excited to show me the cards you made that she will be giving to Ken's daughter and granddaughter. Not to mention the fancy card you were going to take is beautiful. So cute to see the pride on her face showing off your creations.

  6. Beautiful Mother's Day card! I'm sure your mom will love it, it's a beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at and good luck in the challenge!

  7. Lovely card Darlene ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

  8. Dar this card is just wonderful!! Love this design - I'm sure your Mom will be thrilled! And the matching mirror and card are just great! You are so thoughtful to make a card to go with the mirror! Take Care : )

  9. What a lovely vintage mum card it lovely.

    Tahnks for joining us at platypus Creek Digitals this time

    Tracey DT

  10. Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and the design!
    Thanks for joining us at TSTR!


  11. Gorgeous cards!! Love the paper!!
    Thanks for participating at Platypus Creek Digitals in our Challenge 4 Fancy Folds!!!
    Good luck!
    Ruthie DT

  12. your vintage mother's day card is stunning! great style! thank you for joining the "from the past" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

  13. Your cards and altered frame are gorgeous! I particulary like the frame. Great colors and patterns!

  14. What a lovely vintage Mother's Day card. Your design is so feminine and the fancy folding is spectacular! Thank you for playing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

  15. Beautiful card....inside and out!!
    Love the vintage image too!! Thanks for playing with us at SweetStamps this week.


  16. Stunning creation, haven't seen that fold before its fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Platypus Creek, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Oh your lucky Mother!!! Your card is fabulous- and we love having you back for the challenge at Sweet Stamps! I love the mirror you sold too- and the matching card! You are very talented my friend!

  18. A very creative folded card, I'm sure your Mum will love it. Thanks for joining us at the Platypus Creek challenge, Lisa (DT) x

  19. Wow this is amazing!!!! Love the colors and the image!!!! Fabulous work!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps!!!!!

  20. Wow! Gorgeous card. Love the vintage image. So pretty. Thanks for joining our challenge at Sweet Stamps.

  21. Wow this is stunning!!! I love the image and the beautiful colors.
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

  22. Beautiful card! Very sweet and love your vintage style!! Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek. Congrats on your win!

  23. Your Double Dutch Card Fold is stunning! I love the beautiful papers and image you have used they have such a wonderful vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Platypus Creek Digitals for our Fancy Folds Challenge.

    Danie - PCD DT


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