Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Mom Card and being a Mom

I recently signed up for a MFT card swap and I also signed up for a shoebox swap. No, we don't swap shoeboxes, we fill shoeboxes with card parts, lots of card parts. For the MFT swap I need 3 sets of 6 cards. Since the shoebox swap is still open I don't know how many cards or parts will be needed, but it'll be twenty something card fronts and twenty something kits. I've been spending an awful lot of time thinking about what I will make for these two events. This card is my first failure. I sort of like the card but not much. I used the Friday Sketchers challenge for my layout and I'm not happy with it through no fault of the Friday Sketchers, I like the sketch, it's my interpretation of it that's lacking. I do like the way the stamped image came out. I spent a lot of time working on the paper piecing and it worked out nicely if I do say so myself, if you could see me I'm patting myself on my back. I also like the dp for the base, it's got cookies and measuring cups and baking stuff on it and it's in great colors. So it's back to the drawing to see if I can come up with a layout that I like using these papers.

As I said earlier I like the sketch, it nice and linear and balanced. The design team over at Friday Sketchers Challenge came up with cards that look great. You should take a look at what they did. I didn't pull off the cross pieces, I wasn't happy with just the pink cs and punched dp so I added those paper flowers. I love the paper flowers on my desk, but once they hit the card I'm not fond of them. I don't have much confidence with flowers and need to work with them more. If you browse through the blog you'll notice that there aren't a lot of flowers here.

What the whole thing boils down to is this , I like it enough to keep and use but not enough to make multiple times.
Here's the deets:
Stamp: My Favorite Things - Lovin' From the Oven
Paper - Paper Studio "Baking", hot pink cs Stampin' Up, light pink cs Colorbok, Stampin' Up "Delicate Dots" dp for the paper piecing
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen
Miscellaneous - copic markers for the skin parts, Liquid Pearls, Creative Memories paper flowers, button, TCP linen thread, Martha Stewart "Floral Lace" border punch, brad, grosgrain ribbon

Here's the challenges:

Friday Sketchers - Sketch #100
Charisma Cardz #17 - Girly Card with Flowers
Quixotic Challenge #23 - How Distressing
Cooking It Up With Kate #16- make it for mom or a special lady, punch it up, add a brad (I usually have a hard time making all the requirements for Kate's challenge, this time I've made two cards, woohoo)
Crafty Ho's - Mother's Day and Flowers, or Mother's Day and no flowers, or flowers and no Mother's Day oh, what the heck - click on the link and go read their post, I made Mother's Day with flowers and I think that works, so there!

And since I'm making a Mother's Day card I thought I'd show off my best creation which makes me a mother not a card, although she can be a wild card. She's all dressed up for a sweet sixteen party. When she tried on that dress she was so excited, I had to buy it for her. I'm used to seeing her in her school uniform or her out of school uniform of skinny jeans and tee shirts, or pajama bottoms and tee shirts so I am thrilled to see her looking all dolled up. Now if I could just get her to brush her hair out of her face.

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  1. I really like this card! Love the image - too cute! Liddy looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

  2. I love the shabby chic look of your card...well done & Happy Mother's day

  3. Love your card Chris and your DAUGHTER is GORGEOUS!!

  4. I love the card and your DD looks lovely :)
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie again !

  5. Very pretty card and very pretty daughter. :)


  6. Chris this is fabulous! I love all the layers! That dress looks amazing too! I love it! You did well lady :)

  7. Your daughter looks beautiful! Wonderful card! So glad you could join us again at Crafty Hos! If we don't see you next week...Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Your too hard on yourself. Your card has a lovely vintage feel and your Daughter looks gorgeous in that dress. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

  9. I love her dress!! Of course, I stopped by to see your awesome card, but then I got side tracked by your girl!! What a super girly fun party dress-I hope she had a blast!

  10. Love the card - it just says "Mom". Beautiful daughter too :) Thanks for Cooking it Up with Katie!

  11. Awesome card!
    Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week ;0)

    Janneke X

  12. Love the gingham ribbon frame with the double-bow and Mama's pearl necklace is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D

  13. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Ho's Blog!


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