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Mother's Day with Sentimental Sundays

If you are my mother in-law, Pat, please close this.......


No peeking....



Waiting....



Tapping fingers....



Okay, here we go.







I created this card for Mother's Day and for Sentimental Sunday's second challenge "For that Someone Special". I am so blessed to live near my mother in law. She is a wonderful lady, active in the community, at the senior center, her church, and with her Red Hat ladies. She is smart and fun. She loves spending time with my daughter and often invites her over for an overnight stay (much to my husband's and my joy and appreciation.) I wanted to make sure I had a special card for her for Mother's Day.
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I found this quote on The Quote Garden and printed it using MS Word. In case you have problems reading it in the photo, it says "Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...since the payment is pure love." I wonder if the person was referring to SAHM's? I think all mom's are full-time mothers. Even when we are away from our children, they are not far from our minds. We are constantly worrying, planning, and remembering. My daughter is only 8 - I wonder if that is going to change when she gets older.
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I hope you will make a card "For that Someone Special" and join us in the Sentimental Sunday's Challenge. Ann also has a freebie posted.
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Now to the details on my card. A complete supplies list is shown below. I colored the pearls with my Prismacolor marker (Eggshell) because they were just too white. You probably can't really tell the difference in the picture but they now look slightly off white instead of bright white. The foliage (?) and butterfly punches were sprayed with Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist and have a nice shimmer. You can see it on the butterfly in the picture but it gets lost on the foliage. The card is much prettier in real life.
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I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Thank you for looking at my card. I hope you will join us at Sentimental Sundays. You have 2 weeks to enter.

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Challenges for this card:
Supplies:
  • Images: None (sentiment computer generated using MS Word)
  • CS & Papers: Close To My Heart Elegant Bouquet paper pack, Georgia Pacific white CS
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Tulip ink
  • Tools & Embellishments: Stampin' Up border punch, Martha Stewart foliage & butterfly punch, Prismacolor marker in Eggshell, Kaiser half pearls, Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Comments

Beautiful Cheryl! Pat will love this card and the sentiment is so touching (and true).
I struggle with posting cards before events as well. You want them on your blog, but you don't want to ruin the surprise!
Oh what a dilemma!
Maria
Joanne Gilch said…
Cheryl, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful person in your life, for your child and you and your husband. Count your blessings!
My MIL was awesome and we truly miss her! Your card is gorgeous.
BonnieRose said…
gorgeous card! Love it... the quote is perfect!
Jeanette said…
This card is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. A wonderful border too. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish this week.
Jeanette
Jane Wetzel said…
this card is just plain GORGEOUS...perfect..thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls... :)
Dawn said…
Oh this is just so beautiful.Such a great saying too!. How blessed you are to have such a jewel of a MIL.
CRAZYCRAFTSHED said…
Hi Cheryl
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
Hugs Dianne xx
Rachel said…
OOOh gorgeous card! love those colors. thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and challenges.
hugs,
Rachel
Debsg said…
What beautiful colours you have chosen. They work so well.
Tracey said…
Beautiful card Cheryl & the sentiment is perfect, your mother-in-law will love it :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx
Sheryl said…
This is such a beutiful card!! Love the sentiment and colors. Thanks for joining us at paper popsicles!!
Cass said…
What a beautiful card! I love my MIL too, she's the sweetest lady.
Claudine Poch said…
Very pretty. Nice use of the border and other punches. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.
Elisabeth said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, just lovely!
~Christina~ said…
This is gorgeous :)
so very beautiful...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*
Shanda Stirk said…
What a very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.
HappyCrafter said…
Wow, gorgeous card, love the butterfly too.
This is simply beautiful...the colours, the sentiment, everything!
Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week :)
Andrea
Marlene said…
Beautiful card, and beautiful sentiment. I agree...I think all good mothers are "full time mothers"...always worrying and thinking and planning ahead, no matter whether at home or at work.
tracy said…
this is so beautiful love the sentiment.Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x
Georgia said…
Beautiful! Thanks for playing this week at S2G TT.
Sue W said…
Such a beautiful card Cheryl! I love the sentiment focal image with your pretty sponging. Thanks for joining us at Annabelle Stamps and I hope you'll share more of your beautiful cards with us.
raindropecho said…
I absolutely love it! Your MIL will love it too :) It's a beautiful card and that sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for being my guest designer at Sentimental Sundays, Cheryl!
- Ann
Ann English said…
Such a lovely card and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for joining us at S2G this week for Twisted Thursday.
Virginia L. said…
Love your Mother's Day cardS The sentiment is timeless and oh..so..true! (My DD is 21 now, I still love, worry and care for her in every possible way. Thanks also for stopping by my blog!!
Sarah Newman said…
Very pretty! I love the little butterfly! too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!
Suzie McFloozy said…
What a beautiful sentiment on a stunning card.
Thanks for joining us this week at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx
Annmaree said…
this is beautiful! great card, sure MIL will love it!!!
Cindy said…
Terrific card! Glad to see you at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!
Lisa said…
Beautiful, thanks for joining us at DS
Sandra Farrell said…
Great work. Love the card. Come and check out my blog (you'll like my blog in a box!)
Alicia said…
Love your card Cheryl! The sentiment fits the card so well. Thanks for playing with us at Robyn's Fetish!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Your card is gorgeous! The sentiment is lovely. What a wonderful card for your MIL! TFS
Rene' Sharp said…
Stunning card Cheryl. Thanks so much for playing along with Annabelle Stamps.
Kylie said…
Absolutely Stunning, Cheryl!
Thanks for playing along with our Say It With Pearls challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X
Jeannie said…
Lovely card and the butterfly and pearls are perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie
Benzi said…
Just beautiful! You and your MIL are fortunate to have each other and you've made her a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the StampinB's this week.
Cat said…
What a gorgeous card! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!
Lisa said…
Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along with S2G this week!
Lisa said…
Such an elegant, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches this week!
Katie said…
Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

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