Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Card For My Mom

 Sorry that my post is so late in the day. Grandma duties took longer than I expected.

My mom is 90 and still in relatively good health.  She had more energy just a few years ago than I have now.  She loves glitz , gold, and bling.  You know that I have trouble with those when I am making a card. (It was easier to make the card for my MIL)  She also loves antiques, lace, buttons, pearls, etc.  I can handles those so that is the direction I went with this card.

The image is by Doodle Pantry.  I did another card a while back (in March) arranging these tulips in a jar.  I saved that arrangements so I could make more cards with it.  This is what the set looks like

In that March post, I told you I would show you a photo of some of the tulip fields in the next county.  Well, we didn't get down there this year but a friend of mine did, so here is one of her photos.

Incredible beauty.  I look forward to the tulips every year.

Here are the last of mine from our flower beds:

Now it is on to Lilacs.  I have a bouquet of those in my house and the aroma is heavenly.

But back to the card.  I added a little color to the jar and also added some Clear Star Sakura pen to the outline and the words just to give a little more sparkle and interest. The tulips are pre-colored.  Distressing is with two Tim Holz distress inks.  The lace is some lace from my mom's sewing basket, the pearls are new even though they look old.
If I don't get a chance to visit with you before Sunday, let me wish each of you moms a wonderful Mother's Day.  Children are definitely a blessing.  I am super blessed to be the mom of six.

Pile It On - for mom
Craft Your Passion- floral delights
Created With Love - Mother's Day
Whoopsi Daisy - Mother's day
Crafty Creations - something old, something new
Great Impressions - celebration


  1. I love your card. Cute flowers. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Oh I love your card and your pic's of the tulips. I love Lilacs as well. Had them all in my yard up north but nothing like that grows here in Fl. to hot I guess. I am gonna have to go to Doodle pantry and find this image it is beautiful. Love it and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  3. Your card is beautiful and I know your mom with love it. Your touches of lace and the pearls give it a wonderful vintage look.

  4. Adorable card, love the lace and the pearls! Simple and clean, thank you for join us at CWLC this week, hugs Kate DT

  5. Gorgeous Mothers Day card. Love the flowers matches the pictures perfect! Thanks for joining us a Great Impressions be sure to come back for the next challenge it will be awesome!!


  6. Hi Marsha - this is a gorgeous card and I'm sure your Mom will love it! Love the image and the stylish layout. Great pictures of the tulip fields - here in the south of the UK, the tulips in my garden have finished (too much battering from the wind!) and the lilac has yet to start.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty card at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  7. Lovely! I also love tulips. They top my list of the flowers I get first thing in the Spring.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Mother's Day Challenge.


  8. Wow, great card! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week!
    Lisa Grace (DT) xx

  9. Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Mother's Day Challenge!

  10. such a pretty card Marsha and the real tulips are stunning too! Thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy this week and good luck xx

  11. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our "Floral Delights" challenge.
    DT CYP

  12. Gosh, this is beautiful. I love how you arranged the tulips in the jar. Talk about elegant simplicity! Gorgeous photos too!