Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For Mom

My family is so blessed that my mother is still with us - she is a smart, spunky, funny, stubborn, charming character of 92 years.  I am the fourth of her four daughters.  I have always had a craft du jour, and I spent a lot of time making things with her, and for her throughout my life. For her mother's day card, I wanted to let her know how much she has inspired me in so many ways over the years. I was thinking about how she used to dabble in water coloring, so when I saw the inspiration photo from showCAS your style, I was instantly drawn to my Paper Smooches I Heart Art set.
I began to look for things from my stash to add to this card, and then I saw this week's Friday Mashup! Challenge:
  • Create a project using a "Recycled or Upcycle an Item".
  • Create a project for "Mother's Day". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project for Mother's Day using a Recycled/Upcycled Item". 
I had this little piece of thin cork that I saved in my "I know I will use this someday" box.  I die cut my paintbrushes from that. I found this postcard with the chevron design (I think it came with a PTI order) in my scrap box.  The colors went well with the colors in the SYSC# 14 inspiration photo so I used it for the fishtail die cut. I put it all together, and there it was.  A perfect card for my mom!
I really enjoyed the process of making this card.  Thanks to the challenge hosts and DT's for the inspiration, and thank you for stopping in today.  Your comments make my day. I hope yours is a good one!


Unknown said...

Such a cute idea!! Love you you used the bird punch (is that it?) for the brush tips. :) Thanks for joining us at the Friday mashup!

cm said...

Stephanie, your expression of love for you mom, paired with this marvelous card to thank her for inspiring you, has planted a mega-watt smile on my face! The paint brushes as a nod to her water-colouring dabbles couldn't be more perfect. Heart-warming and touching! I know she'll adore this, as do I!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Stephanie, what a great card. I enjoyed reading about the process and about your mother as well. The cork makes for perfect brush handles and the fishtail die-cut is perfect for the brush portion. Love the way you've combined the challenges to make this awesome card. Thanks for joining us this week for the Friday Mashup.

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! Those paintbrushes are wonderful and I love the banners behind the brushes!

Bobby said...

This is such a wonderful card and I love the idea of using cork for the brush handles. I have this stamp/die set and will definitely be CASEing your card, if you don't mind.

*Vicki* said...

This is so stunning!! I just love your take on the color challenge and your paint brushes are so cute along with the sentiment!! :)