In 2012 I lost my mom to her third battle with Breast Cancer and I pretty much boycotted Mother’s Day until last year when a group of girlfriends asked me to a play and dinner. This year we are doing brunch and the Chihuly Glass & Gardens.
One of my favorite things about making cards is being able to personalize them. These are a few of the Mother’s Day cards that I made this year.
I hope you have a beautiful day!
I follow several blogs on the internet and recently one of the Stampin’ Up Demonstrators started a new feature called Makeover Monday. She shares a card made by another demonstrator and “makes it over”. It has been fun to watch over the past few months and I decided that I’d like to do something similar…so if there’s another CTMH Consultant out there that would like to participate in something like this…leave me a comment with your e-mail and I’ll get in touch!
For now, I picked a Stampin’ Up card that I would make over with Close to My Heart Products and I’m going to call it Switcheroo Sunday.
This card was made by Dawn Olchefske you can find her blog here where she also provides a quick video instruction.
and this is my card: I used the Brushed Paper Packet so I could enter it in this weeks Color Dare over at the Color My Heart Challenge Blog.
This is a close up of the front fold and the inside…don’t forget to include something to make it pretty inside – beauty doesn’t have to just be skin deep!
I hope you like my switcharoo.
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It’s a rather unassuming little book from the outside – wrapped in a brown paper cover.
There’s not much more on the inside…spiral bound pages with a big gaping hole!
I hadn’t given Close to My Heart’s Hip Pic album much thought – until a few weeks ago. I attended a Close to My Heart “Rediscover” event and discovered a fun new product during the create-n-take. A sturdy kraft chipboard album with16 spiral bound white pocket photo pages with 3¾” × 3¾” windows hold 16 – 4″ × 6″ photos. With a suggested price of under $10 – I see lots of possibilities for these in my future.
I followed the layout we were given the night of the event, but chose to complete my book using the Ariana paper packet and Base & Bling Story Teller Style Sheet to turn mine into a Mother’s Day gift.
Once I figured out my layout and color scheme I did my stamping first, next I added all my “flat” paper and at the very end went a little crazy with the embellishments. You’ll notice that most of the cardstock pieces are embossed using the new embossing folders – I LOVE the TEXTURE!!!
If you’d like to make a mother’s day album, a vacation album or a birthday album…I’d love to help you! Gather a group of friends and we’ll put them together in an afternoon!