Friday, May 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Celebrate Mom'

Hello! I am so excited because it is time for a NEW Inspiration Challenge here at

See our pretty photo inspiration:

I have been so lucky that I have had the best, sweetest mom ever! She is almost 89 years old and now has to live in a Skilled Care facility. It is very difficult, but I know she is in good hands. When she was able, she loved to Tole Paint.
Anybody out there remember or know what that is? And then she got into painting resin Santa Clauses. We decorated her room with several of the Santas that she painted thru the years. It gives her great pleasure when one of the nurses or staff comment on her Santas! Mom was always happy in her craft room, so I guess it was inevitable that I would be too!

And now.... on to the card I made for her!

I got my inspiration from the pretty pink and mint colors of the inspiration photo.

Paper Sweeties Stamps and Products used for my card:

Roses: Party Time
Stems & Leaves: Pretty Posies
Sentiment: So Sweet Of You
Seam Binding: Mint 

TIP: After I stamped the flowers, I lightly outlined them with a light gray Copic Marker. This just adds some nice dimension. 

I really hope you will join our
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!

You could win a $25 shopping spree to the fabulous
Paper Sweeties Boutique!

Don't forget to visit my talented Paper Sweeties Teamies!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties <– you are here!
May Guest Designer:  Dawn

Thanks for stopping by!


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Your mom will love this. Thanks for the tip about outlining the stamped flowers. It really does enhance them beautifully! Hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING what you did with those flowers!!!

Maria said...

Just beautiful, Mackie! The stamped flowers are so pretty! And, wonderful touch with the pretty ribbon! How awesome to hear about your Mom's Santas and how she loved to craft, too!:-)

Maria said...

And, huge congrats on your win over at Curtain Call!!!

Anonymous said...

A super bright, colourful card - those flowers are so pretty and the bow finishes it off brilliantly :-)

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness ... love this darling card 'much'!!! Gorgeous use of stamps and love the seam binding bow!

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful card for your mom. I love the gorgeous stamped flowers Andy that wonderful bow!

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Mackie! I adore the gorgeous colors, the fabulous stamping, and the beautiful bow! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jill Norwood said...

How wonderful that your Mom "Tole Painted" and painted Resin Santas too! I know my Mom's knitting and drawing handmade cards for her friends greatly influenced my creativity! I hope you enjoy Mother's Day and I love this beautiful card you created for her! Great tip about outlining the flowers! I need to try it!

Lisa Elton said...

This is a dreamy and feminine little work of art!!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Mackie!!! Beautiful stamping!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. LoVe how you added the grey to the flowers.
Crafty hugs,

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Mackie, I just ADORE your card! The roses are beautiful and the ribbon is simply perfect!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Mackie! Love all the beautiful blossoms and fancy bow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Mackie!!

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The Craft Princess said...

Pretty card...I like the color combination....and the added gems...and the bow...I love gems and bows :) Hugs...Janie