Sunday, May 17, 2009

FLOWER POT CARD FOR ADA

You must think I've fallen off the edge of the earth, but I'm just trying to get through a VERY busy and exciting month! Allie graduates from high school Tuesday night, Drew's 8th grade promotion is Wednesday night, we've been to many Senior ceremonies and banquets, am wrapping up the end of the year at my job/school, have tested and interviewed for a new position, am planning a graduation party, preparing for out-of-town company, and more! I DO plan to get back to designing in June (and can't WAIT! ... I really really miss it!)

I do have a little project to share with you that I created last Saturday night to give to my mother-in-law Ada for Mother's Day. Ada will be 91 years old in a couple of weeks, and is in ill health with Parkinson's Disease. Our family would greatly appreciate your prayers for her during this difficult time.

This card was inspired by Lorri Heiling's Flower Pot Cards HERE and HERE. You can find a Flower Pot Tutorial by Stephanie Luman HERE.

RECIPE
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Bella Rose DP, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Embellishments: Pink Pirouette Button, Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

18 comments:

Marie said...

This is a sweet card. I'm sure Ada loved it!!! TFS

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE this, so pretty and fun!! Sounds like you've been focusing on the far more important things. Wow, I'm exhausted just reading about it! Congrats to your kids!!

Valerie said...

Darling, I'm sure she loved it!

Stacey Schafer said...

Saaaweeet card, Nancy! love the dp for the bottom of the pot! genious! Thinking of you during this busy time;)

MacKenzie said...

Adorable! Love the bright cheery colors :-)

C said...

Nancy,
We sure do miss your beautiful cards! Next to December, I think May is one of the busiest months for most people because of all the stuff going on at the end of the school year. Hang in there...don't worry...this too shall pass. Just enjoy every moment you can with your beautiful children.

Connie Collins said...

Nancy,
We sure do miss your beautiful cards! Next to December, I think May is one of the busiest months for most people because of all the stuff going on at the end of the school year. Hang in there...don't worry...this too shall pass. Just enjoy every moment you can with your beautiful children.

Angie Tieman said...

This is lovely, Nancy!! And you were so generous with the buttons! hee! hee!

Leslie said...

Nancy,

I can relate! My two kids are 4 years apart and we had the May with HS graduation and 8th grade 'promotion' then last year was my daughter's HS graduation and her brother's college graduation! Enjoy all the May celebrations!

Inking Idaho said...

Cute as can be!

Becky

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Nancy! Such a cute card!

Loves Paper Crafts said...

This is one of the prettiest flower pot cards I've seen. I love your colors.

Enjoy the end-of-the-year activities, before you know it you won't have anything to do.

Sandy

Stamp and Smile said...

Miss you Nancy, but TOTALLY understand... I think you can get more on your plate!! (just kidding... WOW'za!) I'm exhausted just reading all the activities going on... some exciting, some sad! Your MIL is in my prayers and for you with a chance at a new job position!! SMILES... and enjoy your day!! Michelle :)

Lorri said...

Love your card, Nancy!! Miss you so much, but TOTALLY understand the month you are having. These are all once in a life-time events and you're doing what you're supposed to be doing!! Thanks for posting, I know that takes time, too! BEAUTIFUL card as always.

Jocelyn in Australia aka JoBear2 on my SCS Gallery said...

Oh WOW Nancy - this is so gorgeous! Miss you lots too but it's been alot of fun too finding new Blogs from your picks of the week which have really inspired me. But totally understand your situation - thanks for taking the time to post this beautiful card :-)

Tankergypsie said...

This flower pot card is a winner. One of my clubs made it in their workshop yesterday. Their favorite flower was the SU Simple Flower embosslit in Eggplant envy. The leaves were in handsome hunter textured with the Sizzix distressed texture plate and punched out with the 5-petal flower punch; So Saffron punched with a 1/8" hole punch (brads work well too). Sweet Violets!

Alex said...

What a totally cute idea Nancy, I love this!! I bet it was a hit too!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card - Nancy!!! I still need to try it!!!

Hang in there - I hope you will get some *you* time soon!!! Hugs ~S~