Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom, You're My Inspiration!!!!!

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a great day. :)

Today's a special day because it's my momma's birthday. Each year since I became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and started having fun with cards and Papercrafting, I've been making my momma special cards for her special day. They don't usually make it to her in time for her special day, at least not by snail mail, but she always gets to see them on here and she kinda gets a kick out of that. This year is no different, but this year she's doing some traveling, so at least I feel like I had a little bit of an excuse. But only just a little.

For most of my childhood, my momma raised me by herself. She was a single mom and she did a great job! She started her own business, which was so amazing it started a trend and soon there were other businesses just like hers. She was also the one that let me know that there was nothing I couldn't do if I just set my mind to it and wanted it bad enough and worked for it hard enough. That still holds true today. She's an Amazing woman and I am so honored that God chose her to be my momma. I hope most days she feels the same about me. I really hope that she likes this card when she sees it here and when she gets it in person. Here's today's card-

Birthday Card featuring Feel Goods Stamp set and Print Poetry DSP
I used the sentiment from the Feel Goods Stamp set because it just fit how I feel about my mom, and how she make me feel about myself.

I used this sketch for the inspiration-

As you can see I flipped it, from it's original layout. Other than that, I kept very true to it. As many of you know, I'm very visual, so this is how I had to see it on my phone to work from it. :) 

Another thing many of you know about me is that I have a hard time mixing and matching patterns. Well, today was no different in that respect either. However, I'm gonna write how I chose it as much for you as for my sweet momma. (She's really more sassy, well maybe equal parts, than she is sweet) She likes pretty things, and lots of flash, boy I guess that apple didn't fall far from that tree, huh!?!  But, like most southern women she's got a steel backbone that's as hard and strong and cold as that little sharpshooter she likes to keep tucked next to it. (Like I said, The apple didn't fall far, 'ceptin I like mine a '45 with a magazine instead of a little 6-shooter pistol) Any-whoo I digress but you expect that from me by now, so when I went to pick the patterns I wanted something pretty and floral but I also wanted something a little stronger too, hence the florals with the paisley. 

I think it ended up being a nice mix and something that my momma will appreciate not only the look of but the significance of. Now if she could just figure out how to leave a message she'd probably even say so. :)

Here's a look at the inside-

 I kept it pretty simple but with just a touch of symbolism. A few years back momma came up to visit and we all (momma, me and my daughter 3 generations of us, why yes in case you're wondering that is a dangerous combination) went for a little family bonding at the tattoo parlor. Grandma wanted a little yellow rose on her ankle and she wanted us all to get matching tattoos. Well we did and so I thought I would put that pretty little flower in there to remind her of that.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you like you card momma and I hope you have an Amazing birthday!  I hope y'all like it too! If you like today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll take a moment to leave me a comment in the space below. If you'd like to +1 or Pin it, I've put the buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. you are so appreciated! Till Next Time!

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, it's about Learning to Dance in the Rain.

Be Safe,

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  1. Great Card! I love how you turned the sketch around. Don't you just love that Poetry prints paper and the Feels good stamp set. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with the Red Hot Stampers sketch challenges.

  2. Shan...cute card! Love the colors and how you turned the sketch upside down. :) Thanks for playing with the Red Hot Stampers.

  3. Very cute Shannon! thanks for playing along with the red hot stampers


Thanks so much for taking the time to share a little love with me. I hope you find this blog to be as much of a blessing to you as you are to me. :) Be Safe- Shan