Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love ya, Mom

Today's card is brought to you by the letter M and the letter O.  For me, no other word in the dictionary has more meaning, brings to mind so many memories, or evokes more love than the word Mom. Whether you call your mom Mother, Ma, or Mom, the emotions are still the same.  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - meaning what matters is what something is, not what it is called.
I sure miss my Mom.  She's been gone nearly 10 years now, which I can hardly believe, but yet it's true.  While I know that she isn't on this earthly plain, I feel her with me, I can see her smile, and remember her humor.  With the upcoming celebration of Mother's Day, I always feel a little melancholy and sometimes even a little envious of those who still have their Moms with them, but yet at the same time enjoy the celebration of all Moms.  

My mother couldn't have any more children after the birth of my older sister and so God, in His infinite wisdom, placed me in her home through adoption and forever in her heart.  I feel so blessed to have had Margaret as my sweet Mom because in my heart, I can't imagine any other woman who could have loved me more, nor any woman I could be more proud to call Mom.

OK, enough of the ode to Mom and on with the card.  While Mom may not be with me, it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy making mother's day cards.  I pulled out some patterned paper, my Grunge Board and my Quirky Alphabet set from Molly Stamps and got busy.  I embossed the letters with white embossing powder and used my Nestabilities to create the shape and scallops mat.  I did do some stitching around the panel.  The grunge board was prepped with Gesso before applying Certainly Celery ink.  

Thanks so much for reading this longer-than-usual post and for checking in today.  I hope you have a fantastic Thursday.
Stamps: Quirky Alphabet (Molly Stamps)
Papers: Certainly Celery, Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Inks: Versamark
Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies Sizzix Die, Cherished Memories Rub-on's (SU!), Grunge Board (Tim Holtz), White Embossing Powder, Large Oval and Large Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Chipboard, Dimentionals


NinaB said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. Thanks for sharing your heart. I love reading posts like this, beyond the technical card stuff, to remind me of the good things God has blessed me with.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Lynn - I have a lump in my throat reading this. God Bless. Bet your Mum is so proud of you all the way up there in heaven.

wendyp said...

oh Lynn, this is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful tribute to your mother. (hugs)

CRYSTAL said...

Beautiful...Lynn!!! I, too, have been w/o my momma for quite some time (approx.25 yrs). I think she would be proud of me as I know your mom is beaming up above!!!

melissac said...

Lynn you filled my heart with much love this morning!! Blessings and hugs!

Crystal said...

Lynn this card is GORGEOUS!!! You have me tearing up, I lost my mom not even three years ago..She will be so proud of this creation...hugs girl!

Jeanne said...

I am so touched by this post this morning! You paid a wonderful tribute to your mother and I love how honest you are in your feelings. I also love how you feel the sadness, yet celebrate the goodness of all moms!

I lost my mom unexpectedly almost 14 years ago. I was the only girl out of 6 kids and she and I had a very special bond. I sure wish she could have seen me get married and met my girls. I know she surrounds me with her love and she watches over us, though.

Thank you so very much for sharing and putting into words so beautifully your love of your mom.

Btw, the card is also wonderful. LOL

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Lynn,

I love this card, all the elements go together so beautifully and especially love your colour combination. I have always felt sad that, after losing my mum, I didn't have the chance to make beautiful cards for her, but after reading your post, I am going to make a special card for her on Mother's day. Thank you.

i {heart} papers said...

Beautiful card!

Lorie said...

You card is completely gorgeous. I feel the same way on Mother's Day...almost jealous of those who get to spend it with their mom. Mine has been gone for 11 years now and I still miss her. Hugs to you! :o)

SusanBluerobot said...

that is great

Ann said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom and a gorgeous card to boot.