Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to everyone:  I always consider Mothers to be a caring group and therefore anyone who cares for someone or something should be celebrating today.

Last night my family celebrated Mother's Day at my daughter's home.  We had  barbeque salmon along with all the goodies that you have at a BBQ.  My son made the dessert, Dirt (and worms for the kids) which everyone just loves.

This card is also for the TUIC challenge hosted by Kelly.  The challenge is to use flowers and purple.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets (c – 123027, $21.95, w – 123025, $28.95 Occasions Mini p 22), Teeny Tiny Wishes (w – 115370, IB&C p. 157)
Paper:  Natural White, Whisper White, Concord Grape, Pear Pizzazz, In Colours DSP (Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Concord Grape, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Blossoms Petal Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch (NEW – Occasions Mini), Pear Pizzazz ribbon

I added a bit of dazzle with Dazzling Diamonds in the center of each flower.  The flowers were cut out with the great Paper Snips (these are great for getting into tight corners) and then popped up with dimensionals.

I hope the sun is shinning where you are.  It's trying very hard to shine here today....Believe or not about 30 miles from here they had snow....I guess we have a new season "Sprinter".

Enjoy your day and until next time...


  1. Karen, it's a LOVELy card! So very pretty....but now...the main question: What is a dessert called Dirt!
    Glad you had a great Mother's Day with family.

  2. Dirt with worms? And I thought Aussies ate strange sometimes!
    Your card is lovely and I am glad Karen that you had a good time at your barbeque.

  3. This is a beautiful card Karen. I love how you have teamed the purple with Olive and Yellow it looks fabulous, and a combo I wouldn't have even thought of. I am so pleased you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your family. BBQ was on the menu at our house too for mothers day which we celebrated with both Rod and My parents.

  4. Really beautiful card Karen! Love your new profile picture.

  5. Karen what a pretty card. I'm learning to love the concord crush [Like the deep shade} and I'm not a purple person.
    Really like how you cut out the flowers and gave them some bling, as well as the doilies peeking out on the bottom. Beautiful.
    We barbqued too and John made the RIBS! Yeah baby.. along way too much of everything else. The sun was shinning ALL weekend. Maybe spring has arrived !!
    PS: Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog cards too. Hugs.

  6. Such a pretty card! What a wonderful layout for these beautiful blossoms!!!

  7. Very pretty, Karen! I absolutely LOVE how you used the doily punch. Of course, the perfect touches on this card are the snipped out flowers! Oh my gosh...I have not had dirt cake in years! I know what I am making this week!

  8. Beautiful layout and beautiful card.

  9. I love Dirt Dessert! It is a family favorite here too! (that is what my son calls it! This card is perfect for the challenge -the flowers are just beautiful!

  10. Beautiful card Karen! Love the colors!


  11. Love this card, Karen! The bunches peaking out look like doilies lined up on a tabletop.

  12. Karen, I LOVE your card! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge! I love the stamp set you used, your colors, the DSP AND that totally awesome doily punch!! That is so darned cool!!

    I will be getting the Mr. Linky up soon on my blog for you to post your card there for the contest. Also, anyone else can play along too...I have 2 prizes!


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