Sunday, April 30, 2017
April Blog Hop - Thankful for Mothers
Welcome to the April NC Blog Hop! We are happy to share our Mother's Day projects with you. Mother's Day is just around the corner - May 14. I will be in New Orleans with my daughter on Mother's Day - wonder what we will do special!
Here are a few facts that I didn't know about Mothers Day -
In the US, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In some countries, it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion or to historical dates. In most Arab countries, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the 21st of March, which is the Spring equinox. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday).
Ok - now that you have learned a few facts, it's time to share my Mother's Day cards with you. I think you'll be able to figure out my favorite new In Color!!
This first card is a sneak peek at a new stamp set - Lovely Inside and Out. (It also has a coordinating set of thinlits.) I paired the Lemon Lime Twist with black and love how the colors pop! I also used Work of Art on the card and some retired washi tape.
This is the card I will be giving to my mom. She loves flowers. I took her yesterday to a local nursery and she bought a hanging basket that attracts hummingbirds and a camelia bush. I ended up buying her a second hanging basket for her porch for an early Mother's Day gift since I will be out of town. Mom is 88 and legally blind so she has a little trouble getting around. The people at the nursery were great with her. They got a wagon and pulled her around the nursery in it!! I wish I had thought to take a picture.
This card uses another sneak peek stamp set - Oh So Eclectic which also has matching thinlits! The "Happy" is from the new Happy Birthday thinlet - I just cut away the birthday portion. The bird is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Always Artichoke. The flowers are Fresh Fig and Berry Burst which is also the color of the card stock.The Mother's Day sentiment is from the retiring Crazy About You.
My final card is oh so simple! I wish you could see how sparkly it is up close with Wink of Stella on the Dragonfly wings. I stamped the dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams in Lemon Lime Twist (told you it's my fav!), Peekaboo Peach and Soft Sky. Each was stamped off first. The body was stamped full strength. The sentiment comes from another sneak peek set - Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
I hope you enjoyed the cards I made to share with you today. Hop on along to the next blog and see what Laurie has in store for you.
Jo Anne Hewins
Tracie Evans Langley
Sharon Maranich (you are here)