Friday, April 23, 2010

Wonderful Mother

So, here's my first take at a Mother's Day card.  These cards are never easy for me to make.  While my Mom appreciates handmade cards it ends there, scrapbooks and the like are just not received well by her ... not sure what that's about but I'm working hard to just accept it.  Mom can be a tough egg to crack sometimes, she likes to say one thing but actually feels/thinks a completely different thing.  Anyway, it's hard to do creative things when you worry that it might be unappreciated.  Sorry bout my moment of melancholy there ...

Close to my Heart Wonderful Mother

Paper:  Close to my Heart Topstitch
Cardstock:  Stampin' UP! Whisper White, Close to my Heart Vineyard Berry, Colonial White
Stamps:  Close to my Heart Love Is in the Air, Stampin' UP! French Script, Well Scripted
Ink:  Close to my Heart Colonial White, Stampin' UP! Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Close to my Heart Soft Suede Pinwheels, Mini-Medley Colonial White, Recollections Pink Rhinestones
Fibers:  Offray Organza Pink Ribbon
Punch:  EK Success Oval Punch 1-1/4" x 2"
Diecuts:  Sure Cuts A Lot Software, Cricut, Unknown Maker Scallop Ding-Bat Collection
Design:  PaperCrafts May/June 2010 issue, pg. 45 Sweet, Sweet Flower Card

As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps.


  1. Great card Ben! She'd be crazy not to appreciate it!!

  2. Ben. It's beautiful.

    Sometimes people just have a hard time expressing what is really inside them. If she appreciates them, then I would bet she really loves them and doesn't really know how to say it.

    DH was raised in a family that just did not show emotion. He says he would love to go off and get excited like I do about stuff, but he just can't as much as he would love to.

    So, I think your acceptance is the best you can do. But I know you always want to try to get more from her.

    LOL It has become a game with our family. Everyone tries to see who will get dad to crack!!! LOL And now he plays along, too! LOL

    But what an absolute beautiful card. Wish so badly I could do cards. I love them!!!

  3. Beautiful card! I just love the scallops and the pinwheel with the button center amid all that yummy pink ribbon. I am sure she'll love it!

  4. I really like this card! The scallops and the pink ribbon are very pretty!

  5. Beautiful card, Ben! Thanks for playing the H2H challenge this week!

  6. Not my favorite paper pack but I LOVE what you did with it in this card!! Bummer about MOm not always appreciating - at least you know your blog staulker love your work tho! I just "found" you and am bookmarking you - have a great day! :-)
    Wendy in Tucson

  7. Gorgeous card! Love that paper although I haven't broke into my pack yet. Thanks for playing with Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  8. Your card is gorgeous! I didn't even order Topstitch paper because all I saw was baby blue and pink, but I love it with the emphasis on the vineyard berry! Hope your mom likes it! You can at least know that lots of moms who see it online will love it!

  9. Your card is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!


  10. Your card is absolutely gorgeous...wish I was your Mom :-) You have a great talent!

  11. Wow, Ben! This card is esquisite!!!

  12. Love your card! Thanks for sharing it!

  13. Very pretty, I love the Topstitch papers.

  14. Gorgeous!!! I'm sure she can't help but love it!!!

  15. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Bet she loved it.