Varied Vases for Mother’s Day

We’re honoring mothers today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.  Be sure & check out their blog for Mother’s Day ideas!

I couldn’t resist diving into my new Stampin’ Up! goodies to make this card for Mother’s Day!  You won’t have to wait much longer to order, either… June 1st is the big opening day for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!

I wasn’t sure about Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper just looking at it through the catalog, but when I saw it in person, it was LOVE!  I even just grabbed the top paper without looking through the stack, knowing this would make a gorgeous card for Mom.

I’m started off  this card using CAS(E) this Sketch #270. 

Guess I deviated a bit, but it helped get me started, and that’s why I stamped the scallops from  Varied Vases.  Varied Vases!  With a matching PUNCH!  Just perfect and I’m going to get tons of use out of this!  Thank you, Mary Fish, who helped design this set for her $1,000,000 achievement!

I’ve also used Itty Bitty Greetings that I just ordered in CLEAR!  Yay!  I’ve had the set in wood for several years & just can’t see where it’s going when I stamp it.  Who else is like this with their wooden sets?

Before I go, here’s a picture of me & Mom.  I’m so blessed to have her living right next to us in our cottage!  She’s just happy to be near me, even though I don’t even see her all the time.  I’ll often pop in just to bring her mail, some gardenias from the garden or some muffins I’ve just made. She always has a listening ear for me, and some cookies.

LOVE this photo!  Doesn’t Mom look glamorous?!  And she made that dress for me… my favorite at that time.

Well, thanks for letting me ramble a bit.  Moms are nice to have.  and I’m very blessed.