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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Shabby Chic Mother's Day Card

Last week I worked on a Mother's Day card for my Mother-In-Law. Today, I finished the Mother's Day card for my Mom. Here it is:
There is a lot going on in this card, but it was actually quite easy to make. All papers are from DCWV except the butterflies and the rose. They are from recollections. The card measures 6x6. The lace is from my stash. The sentiment was printed from the computer.
This picture is showing the layers. The bottom most layer of where the flower is was cut from Best Images of 2007: Tag one. The next layer up is a square. On top of that is Shape3 from George and basic shapes. Next is a ring cut from gold paper and grunged up with white paint and black ink. Layered on top of that is a rectangle.
In the middle of the rectangle, 2 flourishes were added facing opposite of each other. They were cut from French Manor. On top of the flourishes are leaves cut from the Ultimate Creative Sampler.
The pink rose is a series of different sized 5 petal flowers from the Wedding cartridge. I lightly inked the flowers with Vintage photo to take away some of the edge of the pink paper.

The butterflies were cut from a piece of paper from recollections.

This card will be entered into 2 challenges:
1. FCCB:  paper flowers
2. The Sweetest Thing:
I absolutely love this card. I think it turned out absolutely beautiful. It was inspired by the sketch but also by a collage I saw at a craft store.

I hope you think this card is a beautiful as I do.

Have a great day!



  1. Oh goodness, Mother's Day is right around the corner! Your card is stunning! I love the rose - what a beautiful take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us this week!

  2. Love the colors and the papers. So feminine. Thanks for joining our flower challenge this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  3. This is terrific, what a pretty card for Mother's Day, the flower is the perfect touch.

  4. I love the your card. The colors are beautiful and the flower makes the card. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB

  5. Such a pretty card! I really like the sentiment on the banner and the flower is terrific! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!