Sunday, May 11, 2008


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers out there! Hope you're able to get a little pampering in for yourself today! I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing ... STAMPING (in my jammies!)! It's been an extremely busy week, and I haven't stamped a single thing all week! In fact you'll be able to see by the looks of this card that I haven't stamped all week! ... let's call it my warm-up card! It cases THIS CARD by Jennifer Meyer, lovetostamp6 for SCS Featured Stamper Challenge #66. Jennifer's blog, Jennifer's Sweet Designs, is so appropriately named because her designs are truly sa-weet! (and she is too!) In my humble opinion, Jennifer has a wonderful way of working with soft, pastel colors and her style is feminine and romantic. Her gorgeous gallery can be found HERE.

Things I changed from Jennifer's original include: a) I used Rose Red instead of Soft Sky for the monochromatic color scheme, b) I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder instead of Textile Texture, c) I used three half-back pearls on the right side instead of a Prima Flower, d) my scallop border was created using the slit punch versus the corner rounder punch, e) I didn't use ribbon.

There's a little secret behind my card ... I have never invested in the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit! *gasp* I'm hoping to earn it for free with my demonstrator rewards points because I truly do love it! My half-back pearls were found at my local Michael's store, and they are from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Rose Red Prints DP, Rose Red and Whisper White CS
Ink: Rose Red Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Half-Back Pearls
Tools: Slit Punch, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

I just want to take a Mother's Day moment to brag about my kiddos, and as always will try to keep it short and brief. First of all, Allie was pleasantly surprised to receive a special award at her Band Banquet Friday night ... Section Leader of the Year !!! The look on her face when her band director called out her name was just priceless ... I'll never forget it! I'm so stinkin' proud of her! She surprised me this morning with a gorgeous photo frame, and in it was a picture of her and Drew! I've always told my kids ... "don't spend money on gifts for me just for the sake of buying a gift"! The way I look at it is there's never enough money to go around to pay for all the stuff we NEED, let alone going out and buying things we don't NEED! Allie took it upon herself to spend HER hard earned money on my gift this year. It, along with her beautiful card, sent me to tears this morning!

Drew is on a road trip to Sedona with his friend, Alex and his family for the day. On the phone, this morning, he said I could go get my present out of his backpack if I wanted. LOL! I told him I'd wait until he got home this evening. Drew could do without all the mushy stuff!

One more thing .... there's still time to enter to win the iCANDY in the previous post! As of this writing, there are 237 entries! WOW! My inbox is goin' CRAZY!!! I have quickly read each and every one over the past couple of days, and look forward to reading them in great detail over the coming week! It's been fun reading about YOUR stamping background, and am thrilled with the questions you've come up with for me! I'll be selecting a winner Monday morning (5/12).


Mauna said...

Happy Mother's Day Nancy...sounds like you are having a good one. Aren't kids just wonderful!!
Your card is great. I love the of my favs. You will have to invest in glasses after reading all your entries LOL

Dottie K. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! What a great gift. Allie put thought into your gift and that is what really counts. Warm up card - it's gorgeous. If only my cards look like what you're so called warm up cards do. Love the color and the pearls. I just bought some pearls and will have to pull them out and give them a try. Enjoy your day! :)

Alexandra said...

Happy Mother's Day Nancy!! What a wonderful card! I am still reeling from the fact that you don't have a pretties kit - LOL!

Enjoy your day today! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

pescbrico said...

Happy mother's day to you :) You card is just really nice and I,m so in love with this color! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Happy Mother's Day! Beautiful card! Get yourself the Pretties kit, you deserve it! Your stories about your kids had me bawling too! Well, mostly the part about Allie, then the part about Drew had me laughing, which was a good stop to the tears! Sounds like a wonderful family you have! Hugs!

Lovetostamp6 said...

Nancy your card is just amazing just like you! I got a little choked up reading your post about your daughter and her accomplishments. Please tell her Congratulations from us! I will be thinking of you and your family on this special Mother's Day!

Stamping hugs,

PS I LOVE your card :)

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Mother's Day Nancy!! Thanks for sharing your stories about the kids...brought tears to my eyes too ;) You have such wonderful kids and they have hearts of's great being MOM!

Your card is beautiful....saw it on SCS and loved it!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card, Nancy!

Silke said...

Oh Nancy - I thought it was so funny that we have picked the same card to case - as you've said great minds think a like - LOL!!!

Love the card you have made - the colors and the double row of pearls look beautiful and so elegant!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you too and I loved your story about your kiddos...tell your DD - Congrats on the award!!! Way to go!!!

charlene.herter said...

I really like this card. The color is so elegant. Now, if I only had that stamp set.

Melissa said...

Lovely Nancy! I'm suddenly feeling the need to CASE this and send it to my best friend, just because!

Many Blessings,

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, and beautiful story, Nancy!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Nancy! Love the monochromatic colour scheme, and those pearls are perfect!

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day, those Mom moments are what it's all about! Are you going to post the frame? Congrats to dd on the award!

Silli said...

very pretty. I love the color! TFS:-)

Silli said...

very pretty. I love the color! TFS:-)

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