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Monday, April 23, 2012

I love My Mom

I'm inspired to make lots of cards for the moms in my life.  That would be my mom, my MIL, my sisters, who are godmothers to my children, Terri, the mother of my granddaughter, and my grandma, 101 years old and still living in her own home.  So I know the cards won't gather dust!!

This first Mother's Day card of the year is an easel card using Squigglefly's new release by Cheryl Alger called "Sassy Sally Loves Birds".  I made it for this week's new challenge at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog that starts today!  Everyone can play for a chance to win a free digi image!!  their new challenge is to make a card for a mom in your life.

I thought Cheryl's image portrays the young mother in most little girls.  I know my granddaughter is a little mom to all her stuffies. 
SO I used a round-shaped card as my base, and then covered the fold on the front with an embossed piece of white cardstock, framing it with pink cardstock.  The inside or bottom part of the card is covered with a piece of leftover embossed cardstock that has been inked with yellow and green ink.
I colored the image with my trusty Copics, and dabbed the background of my ciedut-framed image with Cat's Eye chalk inks.  Flowers and butterflies embellish the card, as well as a couple jewels.  The sentiment (from thequotegarden.com) reads: "A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go"
This one is going to my daughter-in-law, Terri.  With Bella growing up so fast, and a new one on his way, she is going to need a cute card like this!!  So now it's your turn to play in this new Squigglefly challenge!!  Remember to use a Squigglefly image in order for a chance to win a prize.
PLUS, until April 30, Squigglefly is offering their One a Day in May!!  For $30, you will receive a free digi every day in the month of May.  That's less than a dollar each!!  PLUS if you go through their Facebook page to buy into this offer, they will give you one extra image, for a total of 32 digi images by some fantastic artists for only $30!!  Check it out HERE!!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Great card!

Kathy Bradley said...

Pat,
Adorable card and wonderful coloring - big smiles!!

Holly said...

Pat this is just darling. I know the easel style will make it so easy to be displayed by your daughter in law. I love the sentiment too.

Tammy said...

Adorable! Great colors and super coloring!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Pat, this is such a sweet card! The image is fabulous and you're right - perfect mom's day card! Love the cheery, bright colours and the sentiment is perfect!