Monday, May 5, 2008

Mother's Day

I'm not sure why pink and flowers are symbolic with mothers, but I succumbed to the cliche when I created these cards over the weekend. I played with my Wonderful You set and some retired designer paper and the sketch came together rather quickly.

Pink and brown is one of my favorite combinations, and the paper helped determine the use of the flower as the focal image. The base of the card is Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa is the mat. Notice the little splash of bling with Dazzling Diamonds in the center of the flower. The sentiment comes from the It's Your Birthday set, and I think it's perfect for Mother's Day. The Happy Mother's Day stamp is from the retired All Year Cheer II set; however, there is a new all occasions set available called All the Holidays, which covers all kinds of holidays and occasions and has 12 stamps total in it.

I was also playing around with some scraps and incorporated that dotted frame I experimented with last week to make this card. I really like it! It has the same sentiment and message inside, mounted on some more of the dp.

Here's a suggestion: consider expanding your Mother's Day card giving beyond family members to your friends or to other ladies who have had an impact on your life. They may have waded through the toddler years with you or passed along some wisdom because their child was a few years further down the road than yours, or just encouraged you as a friend. However you define "mothering" or "nurturing", think about expressing your appreciation to those women this weekend.

4 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are beautiful Jenn! I love pink, and I would make everything pink if it made sense! I love the trio of flowers on the second!

Alexandra said...

These are just gorgeous Jenn! I love the pink, but I went with soft blues this year - LOL!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Jenn! I love the pink!

sandra said...

pink is not may color, but these cards are very beautiful