Saturday, April 12, 2014

mothers day scrapbook layout & card

Saturday night and I am blogging ... what?! My husband and three children all have caught a spring cold. They all are sleeping and the house is very quiet. (yes, I am happy dancing! ... wait, not that they are sick! but because it is quiet!)

If you know me, you know I am a night owl. I thought a great way to spend my free Saturday night would be to share my April stamp club projects.

I am so loving these for a number of reasons! First, because they are celebrating Mothers Day. I come from a family of amazing women. My Grandma and my Mom are to blame for my crafty addiction. They both were always busy with one type of project or another when I was growing up. Board was a "bad word". (I'm serious, ask Grandma for yourself!) If we did not have something to do we would bake, sew, knit, or we busted out the hot glue gun!

Next to crafting my Grandma's 2nd favorite past time is suntanning! Yes, suntanning!!! Baby oil and all! The minute the snow melted and the sun started to shine Grandma would drag her sewing machine outside to sew in the sun! Now if that is not a serious crafter I do not know what is!

Mom and I in 1979 (I know, I am so young!, right?!).
My Grandma Rita

I have so many memories of time well spent with my Mom & Grandma crafting. I am thankful that they both gave me the gift of being crafty. I still, to this day, call both of them with baking and crafting emergencies looking for advise! 

The second reason I love these layouts is the white. I am addicted to white. The fresh new trend is taking over my projects and my home decor! We have been working over the last year renovating our house. I will have to share pics in a blog post with you soon. I am super happy with the progress!

My card clubs create cards that coordinate with the scrapbook layouts. It gives me a chance to show product versatility. I have clubs that are half card creators and half scrapbookers. Matching projects mean that my customers can attend events with their friends, even if they desire different make and take projects.

mothers day card

birthday card

You will have to come back tomorrow for the tutorial to create this Z-fold birthday card! It was a show stopper this month and my customers are already asking for the DIY blog post!

Thanks for reading friends! I hope you have a creative day!


project supply list
Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, 
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), White Vellum (101856), Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver (133364), Foil Sheets Silver (132178), Creped Filter Paper (129393)
Metallic Encore Pad Silver (132142), Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Blender Pens (102845)
Another Great Year (wood 133038, clear 133041), Feels Good (wood 131916, clear 129684), Amazing Family (wood 131907, clear 129192)
Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262), Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Tea Lace Paper Doillies (129399), 
Heat Tool (129053), Bone Folder (102300), 1/2" circle punch (119869), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Blossom Punch (125603)


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