Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day cards

Happy Monday! Long time no see. I was on such a roll for a while there and then I just lost my motivation. I have new goodies tomorrow so hopefully that will inspire me! Also, we've been working on redoing our living room, painting, etc. so that has cut into a lot of our time. If I'm not working on that, then I'm doing our household stuff that has taken a back seat during this time. And after all that I'm too tired to craft. So we're in the home stretch of the living room project and now I have new goodies coming so I HAVE to make some play time!
Today's cards are cards that I made for my mom and mother-in-law for mother's day. I was inspired by this week's TGIF Challenge. {HERE} I did tweak the sketch a little bit, but that's the fun in these challenges. You can put your own twist on it.

I used the Indescribable Gift set for these cards. I wanted to do some watercoloring so I stamped the flower image on watercolor paper and went to town. I used Blackberry Bliss ink as well as Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede. Then for the background I just messily (is that a word?) added Coastal Cabana ink. I will miss this color so much when it's gone! You guys better stock up now on this color while you can. Also, this stamp set will be retiring too by the beginning of June. It's so good for coloring or just stamping it for the background which I did on the Soft Sky piece. The sentiment is from And Many More. The finishing touches were some baker's twine with a button and some gold glitter in the middle of the flowers. I love the watercolor look and how something can still look so pretty when it's not perfectly colored in the lines. Watercolor gives you that ability to be more free with your coloring and I think that is so fun.

So since I've been enjoying watercoloring lately, I am going to be offering a Watercolor class over the summer. I am having an Open House for the new catalog on June 11th where I will have the catalog, samples, new product and my class list. Now that the baby is getting bigger and I'm getting a little more of my time back, I'm getting back into offering more classes. Once I have more details on the classes I will post information here on the blog. Feel free to contact me to join my class (if you are in the NJ area) or I can come to you to have a class.

And speaking of my baby getting bigger :( Here is her 9 month photo from this weekend. I can't believe she's 9 months. Time is really just flying by this second time around!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  1. WOW Jen this card is amazing, the colours are so vibrant and work so well together.

  2. Beautiful mother's day cards! They are almost as beautiful as your little one. Thanks for joining us at TGIF!