Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

I'm sure you may have noticed I've been "Out to Lunch" for a while. Well, I am excited to say that I have been "training" for my second Revlon Walk/Run for Women's Cancer, tomorrow!!! It's a 3K, and I have been training hard, walking 8 miles a day so I can be in tip-top condition to beat my time of 1 hour 44 minutes, last year. It's not a contest, but I want to get more exercise and raise awareness too. Many may or may not know but we lost my sister-in-law, Julie, last January to Breast & Bone cancer, so this is pretty important to me. I am also walking for our family friend Sue Larson, who passed away in February, and a young 16 year old lady who has a rare form of cancer, who is the niece of my favorite LSS owner. My husband and two girls (one will be in a stroller - LOL ) will be with me this year :) I say all that to also say that some will not be able to have a Mother's Day this year, so please remember to hug your Mom today :)

So since I have been absent Flourishes has thrown down a few challenges. One is Bring Back Beautiful "The Beauty of A Flower" and a Release Week "Word To Your Mother" Challenge. So I was able to combine two of them into my Mom's Mother's Day card.

I used Flourishes "Cherry Blossoms" flowers and the sentiment from "Spring Bouquets" colored in with Tombows, cut out and popped up on popdots. The paper is from Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride "Endless Love" and the last pieces of a Melissa Francis decorative edge paper. The pearls are from Kaisercraft. I used the following Spellbinders:

Classic Square
Lacy Square
Fleur de Lis
Large Scalloped Circles
and a Corner Rounder

I am happy with how the card came out, I had quite a few glitches on it :) The inside joke is that every card I make has a mistake on it, the trick is to hide what went wrong. This one I forgot to do two things, one being to stitch along the edge of my DP and to add my coordinating cardstock under the DP!! Hopefully Mom won't notice - LOL! :) I hope you can see the Melissa Francis decorative edged paper in the back ground, it's So Hard to photograph! If I have time this weekend, I'll try to retake it so you can see it better. My hasty picture isn't doing it enough justice as it looks better in person.

It feels good to be creative again, and I'm glad to be back :) I hope to balance the great exercise progress but still have enough time and energy to make cards!

Happy Mother's Day, Ladies!!! May you have a Weekend/Day worthy of all you do! You deserve it, speaking as a mother myself !! :)

Update: I took another pic, but that one washed out the coloring and you couldn't even see the decorative edges along the card :( So I changed it back to the original card picture :)


  1. Amanda this is beautiful. Your cherry blossoms are wonderful and great lattic layers. I am sorry about your SIL I did not know that. Good for you to do the walk and glad that you are having a goal. Good luck! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Sorry to hear about your SIL. What you are doing for her is wonderful!

    I love that you combined both challenges. The Cherry Blossoms are stunning. Thanks for playing at Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Amanda you do such beautiful work...your details, the cut work the beauty of it really shines!

    Such a good thing you are doing to honour your sister in law! My husband has had cancer twice. I am so grateful he is in remission, and he'll be doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June...200 K on a bike into the Rockies. It feels good to be doing something positive to make a difference. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

  4. This is so pretty! I love how you combine your Spellbinders and use a beautiful stamp too. So sorry about your SIS. Hope your race goes well tomorrow!

  5. Gasp!!! Amanda, this is such a gorgeous card!! Your trimming work is just beyond amazing!

    Wishing you the best for your run tomorrow!! Have a happy Mother's day!

  6. Sorry about all these losses. It is so tough and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck on your 3K. I am so proud of you. That is awesome. Now on to your card. You always amaze me with your cutting skills. Great job and Happy Mother's Day.

  7. AWWW Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear about your SIL and friends! Cancer is a horrible and I'm so proud of you that you are walking for awareness! YOU ROCK GF!!! Have fun and let us know how it was :) ?!?
    Your card is once again FABULOUS! Love the entire design!!! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs ~S~

  8. Holy Moly, Amanda! What a gorgeous flowery jewel this is! Your cutting of those cherry blossoms is amazing. I can see the delicate pattern of the paper and it looks so pretty. The die cut is beautiful, too.

    I'm sorry you've had so many losses to cancer close to you. I hope all the time for a cure, or at least better treatment. Good progress has been made and folks like you are making a real difference.

  9. Uh, WOW! This is stunning! I can't believe how you cut out those branches! I don't see any mistakes and neither will your mom! This is gorgeous Amanda! The way you go on about my cards is crazy when you do work like this girl! I am so sorry for all of your cancer losses, but I am so happy that you are participating in a great cause and that you walk 8 miles a day! Dang, I need to get off my fat arse and do something! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  10. Congrats to you for the training and the walk fun for a cause! Sorry to hear about your SIL and the others! Blessings to you! YOUR CARD is STUNNING! Beautifully done! The coloring, cutwork detailing, framing....everything is amazing!

  11. Wonderful card! Love your Spellbinders laying and your wonderful coloring.
    Hugs and smiles

  12. Firstly let me say this is one amazingly stunning card - love everything about this beauty!!! Secondly, I am sorry for your loss and hope the walk went well!!


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