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Gigi’s Mother’s Day

First off, let me apologize for the short post.  I worked out this evening and when I was getting out of the shower I realized one of my earrings was missing.  I was really upset because my hubby gave them to me for our first anniversary and I wear them all the time.    So I spent the time that I would usually use to type up my blog post crawling around, looking in the drain, calling all the places I stopped on the way home hoping to find my earring.    The good news is that I eventually found it (Yeah!) but now I don’t have a lot of time to play on my computer.

I made this Mother’s Day card with my Mother In-law in mind.   This sweet image reminds me of my daughter.   I decided to play with some of my paints and distress this card a little.   

2012-04-24 WSS Gigi 2 WM
Here’s another look.
2012-04-24 WSS Gigi WM


An here is a look at the image before I started playing around with it.


Don’t forget that Mabelle is running a special offer in the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop -   Purchase $6 or more and she will send you a special gifty.  Stop by the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog for all the details.

Mark your calendars, we are having our first Whimsy & Stars Studio blog hop on May 1st.   There will be lots of fun, inspiration and prizes.  


Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps:  Gigi (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Bazzill Basics Carob CS, My Mind’s Eye Good Day SunShine Girl, Papertrey kraft CS, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace Border & Journal tab ties, Sweet N Sassy Heart dies, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Epoxy flower,  misc. buttons, pearl & twine, Malted Milk paint dauber, Adirondack Sandal paint dauber
  • Techniques:  Paper piecing, custom rub on


Jo Davies said…
Beautiful card Cheryl love the image and colours, sweet! Big hugs Jo xxxx
Karen B. said…
This is super cute, Cheryl! I can see how it reminds you of your daughter!
Mette said…
Lovely card which I am sure your MIL will love. Beautiful colours and details.

Hugs, Mette
Holly said…
Cheryl this is so cute. I love all the elements you've added and your distressing with paint adds so much texture! The 3d flower is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with Squigglefly's challenge!
Annette said…
aww so cute...I love how you put the flower...such a lovely add...
Pat Garvin said…
Very cute. I love that pretty popped up flower. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.
Anita said…
Cheryl, this is gorgeous and she does look like the pictures I've seen of your daughter! I'm sure your MIL will love it. And I'm so glad you found your earring :)
Barbara Colbert said…
Awww...such a sweet image! Great job! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card, your MIL will love it!
Pia S said…
Nice stitching, sweet image and love the hearts as embellishment. Great card!
Beautiful card Cheryl! Love your paper piecing. I bet she will love it. So glad you found your ear ring.
~jeni :)
HeatherLynn said…
beautiful card, Cheryl! LOVE that image! So glad you found your earring!
Renee said…
another beautiful card Cheryl! I really like the colors& that flower is great! Glad you found your earring.
Sandra H said…
Your card is so beautiful Cheryl:)x
Violets Corner said…
Soo cute Cheryl, love it to bits!

Warm hugs
jimlynn said…
Very cute image and love your card. Really like all the little hearts on here too.
Tina said…
beautiful card, love how you did the flower, and your details and colors are lovely

thanks for sharing at just some lines

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x
Amanda Phillips said…
Cheryl she is so clever and sweet. Thank you for sharing over at Love to create challenges.
~Amanda LTCDT
Bea und Doreen said…
that's lovely - the flowers is amazing.
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Lionelsa said…
What a cute card! Love the 3D.

Mr Linky is OK now. Pls, come back at The Crazy Challenge and add your link again.
Really gorgeous, love the colours and the sweet image and the 3d flower looks fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx
SO GLAD you found your earring!! I know how stressful it is when we misplace something beloved!!!!

Your mother in law will LOVE this card!!! I love that gorgeous flower!!!!!!

You really are rocking that stitching!!!
Tracy said…
Isn't it fun to pull out those paints every once in a while. :-) Looks fantastic and the little resin flower it too cute. Super sweet Cheryl! Glad you found your earring. :-) Hugs!
anaRy said…
super cool layering Cheryl.
Thank you soo much for sharing your project with us at Oozak's blog!
Linda McClain said…
Holy Kraft Batman - This is so adorable!
Ashley said…
What an adorable card! Your coloring is fabulous and I love that you used a recycled Starbucks sleeve. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!

Cheryl said…
oh Hun this is one really gorgeous card just love that image and one really beautiful layout too,glad you found your ear ring too Hun hugs Cherylxxx
Claire said…
Gorgeous card, love the way you've added so much detail to that beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is awesome Cheryl. Your Mother in Law will adore it I am sure. So glad you found your earring.

Crafty_Fairie said…
Wow this is really stunning I love the flower embellishment thanks for sharing with us at PanPastel UK.

Kerry DT Leader
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Marianne said…
Lovely card, Cheryl. Love the sweet image and soft colours, and the subtle inking.
I'm very glad to hear you found your earring again. I discovered I had lost one of my favourites after a visit to the hairdresser's over a year ago. My husband went back (I had a deadline to meet) and the owner turned the place upside down, but all she could find was the fastening thingy, not the earring itself. It still bugs me sometimes that I lost it.
Oh Cheryl ... your creations are always fabulous! LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT
Kathy and Lucky said…
The priority is definitely the earring and so glad you found it. Your card is adorable, love how you did the flower and the border along the edge, well actually everything is wonderful.
Rene said…
This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win a second-prize!
Rene :D
Shawna said…
Beautiful card --- love all that stitching! Thanks for playing in the Squigglefly Mother's Day challenge.
Kelli Hull said…
Fabulous job on this challenge and YAY for finding your earring! :) Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 104
1CardCreator said…
Hey Cheryl when you find out what went wrong let us know!
Donna Heber said…
Hi Cheryl,

First let me say I am so glad you found your earring! I would go crazy myself looking for it. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I'm sure your mother-in-law will just love it.
tt.scraps said…
Great card! Perfect recycling for our SSDS challenge...very creative!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Tammy, SSDS DT
Shelly Schmidt said…
Heavens this is just darling!!! Wow- your colors and layout are fabulous- I love the stitching and the way you attached the sentiment! Glad your search for the missing earring was successful!
Lou said…
Hi! this is really gorgeous Cheryl,what a sweetie she is and love too the colours/detail. So pleased you found your earring,just as you I wear the same every day and from hubby too.Lost one down the bathroom wash basin and we took it apart and it sat just in the bend,was so lucky lol!!
Have a nice evening,
hugs Lou.xx
Tammy said…
Oh this is adorable Cheryl!! I love your fabulous stitching and paper piecing! So glad you found your earring!
xxxtglxxx said…
Oh this is such a sweet card Cheryl! :)

Adorable image, love the paper-piecing (it looks brilliant!) and gorgeous colours! :)


WOWOWOWOWOWOOWW!!! I LOVE your card!!! Way to much to compliment on here, lol!!! Let's just say I ADORE IT ALL!!! But, I must say, I love what you did with the sleeve!!

Super great job!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at ME4U!!!

Crafty Hugs,
Sue from Oregon said…
This is so cute...those little pantaloons are darling!
Nicole said…
Such an adorable card. I love the way you made her dress and trousers with the design paper (LOL, I forgot the word!!). Gladly you found your earring. I can imagine your feeling when it still was missing. Hugs, Nicole
Tami G said…
Ooooo she is just gorgeous... And so glad you found your earring..
SusanLotus said…
OH, this one is totally adorable!
The hearts makes it so sweet and the border and sentiment on the side is great!
Absolutely gorjuss, wow, love the lo of the card and the stitching is stunning!!!
Thanks for joining us over at Squigglefly, love to have you!!
lotsa luv
Nikki Byrne said…
OMG look at all that fab stitching!! Love your card and image, and great colour choice :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs

ScrappinFabPam said…
I love your card. You little gal is so cute and your stitching is great. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.
Jan said…
this is such a Gorgeous card so pleased I popped over from MIM xx Jan
Beckie said…
Stellar card. I super love the stitching and the distressing. The image is way cute. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y.

Be blessed, Beckie
Audrey Pettit said…
OMGoodness, this is so stinkin' sweet and adorable and fabulous! LOVE every single detail and square inch of this design!
And SO happy that you did finally find your earring! :)
Karin said…
Love the paper piecing and so, so glad you found the earring! There was a time that I thought I flushed my wedding/engagement ring down the toilet...Ack! Anyway....Adorable card!
Bettina L. said…
This is really fab. Love the warm design with the choice of colours and hearts and how amazing that flower pop looks. Your stitching looks great too. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx
Cheryl, this is such a pretty card. I love the recycled bits you used, will have to look at my paper coffee cups a little closer from now on. Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and hope you will come play with us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

PS. If you want a chance to win the recycle sentiment displayed in our challenge post be sure to leave us a comment with your answer to the two part bonus round question before the challenge ends.
Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya
Karen C said…
Oh this is fantastic! I love all the stitching and the trims! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C (OSAAT DT)
Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

Many Blessings,
Nicola said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the cute image and all the pretty finishing touches!
Thanks for entering our Punches and dies challenge this fortnight for Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx
Christine said…
This is gorgeous. Lovely colours and stitching details. So many lovely aspects.
Thank you for entering at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight! Good luck! xx
Carole Beath said…
Oh my goodness, Cheryl, here I am at the very bottom of your comment section.... what a wonderful card ...and thanks for stopping by my blog to visit.
Sara said…
how sweet! thanks for playing along with CMM!
suzARTe said…
hi Cheryl,
this card is just lovely, the main image is just perfect for a mothers day card. I am sure your MIL will love this card, I love the little flower she is holding as well.

Awesome that you found your earring, I have lost so much jewellery in my time, some of it has turned up :)

Thanks so much for entering this card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I always enjoy seeing your work and hope you will continue to play along.
Aww Cheryl, this is beautiful, I love this image and how you colored it and your MIL will love it. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time!! Hugs:)

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