Category Archives: Mother’s Day

OWH Sketch #112 – Mother’s Day

  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Country Garden Collection” and “Ambrosia”
  • Flowers – Prima
  • Punch – EK Success “Open Scallop Edger Punch”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Mega Ovals LG”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”

I used the current card sketch at OWH Sketch #112 for inspiration for this card. I just bought this BoBunny paper yesterday and had to try it out! This is one of the last of my Mother’s Day cards for OWH, as I really need to get them in the mail now. Thanks for the visit and I hope to see you soon.


OWH Sketch #111 – Mother’s Day

  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Heart Flower Blossoms” and “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned Papers – Basic Grey “Bittersweet” 6″ X 6″ paper pad
  • Gemstones – Hero Arts
  • Kraft paper

I used the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Sketch #111 for this card. The image and patterned paper strips are edged with chalk ink and the flowers have small little gems for the centers. A simple design all-in-all. Thanks for visiting today!


Mother’s Day – Crafter’s Digital Art Center Image

  • Digital image – Pattie’s Creations – (Crafter’s Digital Art Center Freebie Challenges)
  • Patterned papers – Die cuts with a View “Far East Mat Stack”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sakura Glaze Pens and Copic Markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey (used at edges of image and sentiment)

Here is another Mother’s Day card for Operation Write Home. I still need to step it up and make a few more before our deadline that is fast approaching. We want to make sure that our heroes have plenty of cards to send home to their moms. I used one of the current images at Crafter’s Digital Art Center provided by Pattie’s Creations, and colored it with Copics and Glaze pens. The Glaze pens give the petals some shine and dimension that is really nice.


Clean & Simple Mother’s Day Card

  • Stamps – All Hero Arts: “Real Fuchsia,” “Real Field Wildflower” and “Mother’s Day Message”
  • BoBunny Back to Backs “Chiffon Dot” cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Stains and Inks: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti
  • Watercolor paper
  • Twine

I used a watercolor technique for this floral card, applying Ranger Distress stains and inks direct to rubber on two different stamps, then spraying them with Perfect Pearls Mist before stamping them. I like the way the inks blend, but don’t mix or produce muddy colors. And the mist gives the image a very subtle sparkle that binds to the ink (so it doesn’t rub off).

The sketch is the current FTL 180 at Clean & Simple Stamping. It works perfectly for the featured flowers, which are perfect for another OWH Mother’s Day card!  Hurray!  We are currently trying to make lots of Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home to their moms, and that is our goal for this week’s Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown. Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Sketch #110 – Penguin Mother’s Day

  • Stamps – Stampington & Company “Mother’s Love” and Wordsworth (Rubber Soul) “Happy Mother’s Day”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress: Charisma”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Rhinestones – Queen & Co. – Irridescent

I made this card using Sketch #110 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. I’ve had the penguin stamp for quite some time, being a penguin afficionado and all! This was a fun sketch to feature the stamped image; I added a little color with gel pens. Thanks for visiting today!


OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Digital Images

  • Digital image – Bugaboo Digi Stamps (colored with Copics and Gelly Roll pens)
  • Die cut frame – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Raspberry Dot”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Digital Images challenge. The sponsor of the challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps, and I used one of their images for my card. I thought it was a good one for another Mother’s Day card for Operation Write Home. Thanks for stopping by.


Embossed Label – Mother’s Day

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Peony Print” and Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Tiny Bubbles”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • ColorBox Chalk inks and ribbon from stash

I made this card in response to a challenge from a group of cardmaking friends. The technique involves stamping an image on a die cut label and then running the shape through an embossing folder. I want to play with this some more–you learn things by making the first one! This will go with my Mother’s Day shipment to OWH. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Midweek Throwdown: Mother’s Day

  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Perhaps” 6X6″ paper pad
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Tag die – Spellbinder’s Shapeabilities “Fancy Tags”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – American Crafts “Taffy”

This is a very simple Mother’s Day card in response to a Midweek Throwdown challenge currently at Operation Write Home. We are trying to make a lot of Mom-related and Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home. Thanks for stopping by.


OWH Sketch Challenge #109

  • Stamp – PSX “Botanical Sunflower Collage”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics and BoBunny
  • Flowers – KaiserCraft Flowers “Cumquat”
  • Brad – Recollections
  • Colored with Prismacolor pencils

This card was inspired by the current sketch at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. For Sketch Challenge #109, I chose to make a card for one of our heroes to mail to his/her mom, since that is a big focus for us right now. We need lots of Mother’s Day and cards for Mom right now. Thanks for visiting today.


OWH – Sketch Challenge #108

  • Stamps -Fred B. Mullett “Thistle” and Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Lemonade: Lime Cooler” and K&Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Corner punch
  • Ranger Distress Stains: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, and Bundled Sage
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

I played with my few colors of Distress Stains and Operation Write Home Stars & Stamp Sketch #108 to make this card. This is one of the wonderful images that Fred B. Mullett creates with Pacific Northwest botanicals. We are trying to concentrate on cards for Mom right now for OWH. Thanks for visiting today!