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)
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