Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For My Mom


This is the card that I've made to give my Mom on Mother's Day.  I've only just finished putting the finishing touches on it this morning.  I cannot remember the last time that I got SO MUCH joy creating a card!!  I almost didn't want to finish it, it made me THAT happy while making it.  I played around with embellishing it until late last night...I had so many different ideas on what to use that I couldn't decide.  I made tons of gorgeous cream colored felt roses to put on it; but thought they took too much attention away from the image so I only used one.   I also was going to machine stitch on the paper panels but changed my mind and went for distressing the edges with ink instead.  And coloring?!?!  Well, I LOVED  every second of it!!  This is my first time using a Stampavie image by Sarah Kay and now I want them ALL!!!

This little darling is called Picnic Time and reminds me so much of my Brookie playing with her dolls.  I love to watch her play, but if she catches you watching her, she will stop playing and makes a little grunting sound until you look away.  LOL  And let me tell you, she is the sweetest and kindest Mommy to her babydolls.  She always speaks so sweetly to them,  showers them with kisses, and plans their weddings?!?!  LOL    I think she will be a much better Mommy than me one day.  :)

The DP I used is October Afternoon's, Thrift Shop.  I finally found a way to use the music paper in this pad.  And although it is mostly covered up...I LOVE IT!!!  The postage stamp and die are both from Whimsy Stamps.  And I know that I'm gonna have to hide them from myself, so that I don't use them on every card!!  LOL


Really....I could go on and on about how much I love this card.  Hopefully my Mom will feel the same.


Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays = #14 Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown = #47 Mother's Day
The Kraft Journal = Mother's Day using kraft cardstock
There She Goes = #105 3D Flowers
Woodware USA = #25 Blue, Yellow, Brown
Stamptacular Sunday = #109 Mum's the word


Oh and I wanted to share my favorite photo from Easter...my little family just being themselves.  LOL



Thanks so much for stopping by!

33 comments:

Kristel said...

That is a stunning card Wendy! Your mom must be glad!!
Big hugs Kristel

Crafterkhush said...

This is such an awesome piece Wendy.. Your mum's gonna love it.. Awesome image....

Céline said...

so beautiful card,i'm sure your mother will love this sweet card!
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
Hugs
céline SSc DT

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wendy, your card is absolutely beautiful!! Love the photos of your family too, thanks for sharing them with us :)

Sharon Keanly said...

A beautiful card Wendy... wow, your colouring is superb. Your Mom is going to love this one. hugs Sharon p.s. Lovely pic of your DH and kiddies...

Crystal said...

OH WOW Wendy this is such a super SWEET creation!!!! LOVE your coloring and your family photo is just too sweet too!!!!!!

Paula said...

That scalloped lacey eging is lovely especially with the bottom border of the matting. I've known about the Sarah Kay images but only recently have they been really catching my eye. This is just gorgeous & I love the soft colouring.
Paula (PEP)

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Wendy this looks totally awesome that wonderful colouring of the image, the design and colours, wow, super, super card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Anita said...

OMGosh, Wendy, I am laughing so hard. After reading how sweet your little daughter sounded, it was so funny to see that picture of her. Oh, that's priceless.

Your card is gorgeous. I love the Stampavie images and you've colored this one beautifully (as always). Love your papers and layout too. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day yourself!

thestampingbug said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful. I love the browns you used in the adorable iamge and the richness you achieved in the coloring. FABULOUS. Your family photo is so stinkin' cute!!!

Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week! Good luck!

Kerry

CraftinGranny said...

Love the card! The kids are adorable. Got to be a classic for the scrapbook. "Hugs" Carol

Mrs Ham said...

Your card is just beautiful. The pic of your family is priceless. Great pic for the scrapbook.

Deb said...

Wendy, your mom will love receiving this card. I love the image and will have to track it down. Beautiful job! Hugs.

~Jeri~ said...

What can I say that I haven't said before Wendy...this is amazingly beautiful and I know your mom will feel the same way when she receives it!! You can see the love and care that went into this card!
I love the detail and papers. I actually have this very stack in my cart at Joann's right now. I was back and forth on it but now I know it's a must!! The image is adorable and to hear you talk about Brooke with her dollies is so sweet! I'm sure she will be an awesome mom when she gets older, because she's had a fabulous teacher!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun photo, Wendy! Ha ha, you caught the moment there! ;-) Looove your card, that image is so lovely notalgic, makes me remember albums from when I was a kid! Love your coloring of the image! It splashes of the card, sure your mum will like it!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, your card is so, so precious! I can see why you've fallen in love with it. It's fabulous. Love all the detail and the papers. Love the dies and LOVE the image. Your coloring job is just amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Davi said...

Wendy your card is very pretty! I love the image and the coloring. The layers and embellie make it wonderful and Im sure you mom will love it. ;) thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Brandie said...

First let me say gotta love that girl she doesn't take no mess from her big brother!!!

The card is amazing and it reminds me of you when you where little and you loved to play with you Holly Hobby Doll!!! Great job and I know mom is going to love it!!

SemSee said...

Aw, I adore your card Wendy! I can so see why you loved making it as it is so beautiful. I bet your mum will love it so much! And what a cute pic of your family - adorable! xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is beautiful Wendy!! I love the distressing on the edges and that cute stamp behind the image is perfect. As always your coloring is gorgeous.. are you sick of hearing that yet?:) That picture is priceless.. love it. You reminded me that I have about 3 that have never seen ink.. I have so broke my resolution about using the stamps I have.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous card! Perfect design! Beautiful papers and fantastic colouring. And your Easter photo is lovely too! It's great to see you at Stamptacular this week! Hugs, Lesley

*Vicki* said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I so love your image and your coloring is amazing my friend!! Really gorgeous creation!! I love your sweet photo too!! :) Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is an absolutely stunning card and your coloring of the image is devine! I've selected your card to be showcased on The Kraft Journal Feature Me Friday post for Friday May 13.... be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your featured artist button on that day and thank you for sharing this beautiful project with us at The Kraft Journal!!

Tracy V. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and the coloring!! Gotta get my hands on those Oct. paper pads you have, so cute!! ok so that picture of Brooke is hysterical!! lmao!

Hey, wanna do stampfest in June???

Tracy

scrapn_momof2 said...

First off, that picture is way too cute!!

Secondly, your card is amazing!! I love your cocloring of this image, which is way adorable BTW. So sweet!!

Suzanne :O ) said...

wow, this card is stunning! I'm so envious of your coloring skills! what a sweet image, I'm sure you mom will love it! thanks for playing along with us at woodware usa! :)

Kate said...

I am a HUGE Wendy Ramlakhan fan and love everything you create... but as soon as I saw this card, I gasped. This has got to be your best card ever. I was so intrigued when I read about how much you loved making this card. It shows!! Even through online photos, I could tell/feel just by looking that this one is extra special. Your mum will love it!!
I saw your photo and LAUGHED!!

Tinemor said...

WOW!! This card is awesome!! Your colouring is so beautiful!!
Love all about the card..

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.. Hope to see you this week too.

Hugs ~ Tine

Lauren said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is spectacular! I love the family photo too - so funny! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lauren

kim.mom said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!! Love how soft and your coloring is AMAZING!!! Great photo of your family!!!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

This is gorgeous! I have a Sarah Kay book from my childhood, so I recognised her as soon as I saw it! Lovely.
I love the family pic, definitely one to pull out and show them in the future!

Andy Cameron said...

That is a stunning card Wendy! Your mom must be glad!! Big hugs Kristel

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