Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thinking of Momma's Day and More.

Thank you so much for your amazingly warm and considerate comments.  You have no idea how much I appreciated each and every one of them...just tremendously.  I was so comforted by your kind words that I was able to gently continue to quietly craft this week, which was nice and incredibly nurturing.   I was inspired by being a mom and by those I care about and who have generously extended a hand up when I was feeling  a bit down. Yes, that would be all of you gorgeous and stupendous folks who come by for a welcomed visit too. xx

This is a card I made this morning that is a Mother's Day card, but really an everyday card that speaks to the magnificent ties that bind us to those we love.  Most of all, I just really wanted to share it with you as I bet for sure you can absolutely relate.  It is so lovely and such a blessing to simply craft and reflect on those we love...wherever they may be.

I have decided to gingerly enter this card into the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge for this week as the sketch was certainly the structural inspiration for this card and the impetus for the few introspective hours I enjoyed this morning.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for being such a cherished part of my life's journey in papercrafting.




Edited to add:  I have no idea why the two pastel green leaves look a different color.  They were cut from the same piece of handmade paper.  The mind boggles.

Supplies:


  • Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps' Roses In Bloom and Very Vintage Christmas, & Tattered Angels Screen Prints Rockin' Renaissance.
  • Papers:  Papertrey Ink Spring Moss and Vintage Cream C/S, Basic Grey Basics Manilla DP, Handmade Japanese Silk Paper and Metalic Copper Handmade Paper (all from stash)
  • Accessories:  Sizzix 3D Flower Die, Teardrop Shaped Pearl Pin,  Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves, Spellbinders Basic Labels Large, Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream Jute, Misc. Glitter Paint (yellow and copper), and WRMK Corner Chomper in Stub. 

26 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

This is a beautiful card Jen. I always know I will also read a beautiful and reflective blogpost. The sentiment on your card is as beautiful as the roses on it. I am so glad you were able to find the time to get creative today. Missed you.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a beautiful creation!

Jill said...

Jen, this is spectacular! Out-and-out spectacular! Your sophisticated color palette, THOSE ROSES, that sentiment, the papers . . . I love every bit of this!

Pauline said...

Such a beautiful card, those roses are spectacular!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

STUNNING card Jen! This card is amazingly beautiful! Love your homespun flowers and the gorgeous label! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous rolled flowers, Jen! Beautiful card. I love how you use soft colors. I just cannot bring myself to using soft pastels. Label and the sentiment is lovely :)
I love this sketch and hoping I will have some time tomorrow to make a card using this sketch.

Kelly S. said...

Oh MY, Jen, those flowers are absolutely amazing! I love how you have gathered them into those spectaclar bouquets of paper goodness!!! Love the colors and how they are paired with your background paper. A WOWZA of a creation, and I would say it's official...your mojo came knocking today and you said come on IN!

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous, Jen! I love the rolled flowers and that quote is beautiful!

Kara said...

this is so gorgeous...love the flowers and the muted color scheme!!

Cyndie said...

Wow, gorgeous card! You pulled together so many elements into a truly harmonious whole! Love all those different flowers!

LaurieJ said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Jen! Those rolled flowers and papery leaves are perfect.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful clusters of flowers framing this wonderful sentiment! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Terri said...

Very pretty. Love the flowers and the sentiment too. So true!

Chris said...

Heartfelt and fabulously crafted! I love the clusters of rolled flowers. Just stunning!

Lenet said...

Very beautiful, thanks for joining us at WMSC

Lorraine said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous creation, Jen! Love the design and the clusters of flowers & leaves. Sounds like you have solved your mojo dilemma - sounds like you crafted from your heart first and not just for a challenge. Beautiful end results!

Maureen said...

oh wow!! LOVE the flowers, the sentiment, the leaves...everything! Simply gorgeous!

lotte chew said...

WOW!!! love those flowers!!! gorgeous !!!

Karen C. said...

Jen this card is just stunning. I really admire how you have used a sentiment as your focal point and then surrounded it with those luscious flowers. Just beautiful.

Laurie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Jen! WOW! Those flowers are so pretty!!

Katrin said...

Очень красиво!

lynn said...

gorgeous, jen! your flower clusters are just amazing:)

Emily said...

Very pretty card-- those roses are fantastic!

IamDerby said...

Jen this is gorgeous! Those little flowers are simply divine. Thanks for you funny comment on my card the other day, you had me in stitches. :)

steph said...

OMG- this is an amazingly beautiful card, Jen! The flowers are so soft and elegant and frame the sentiment perfectly. Absolutly gorgeous!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful. Such a great sentiment. Thanks for letting us reflect on it.