I have 3 "Mom's" I try and do something for each year. doesn't always happen but sometimes better late than never right? With my husband getting ready to deploy soon it was a bit chaotic around here the last month or so.
I did get to play with a bunch of my new Cricut cartridges which was fun! Used a few Cuttlebug embossing folders too.
I found this purse at Fred Meyer's and immediately thought of my MIL. She loves pretty girlie things like I do and has the best house old house for displaying such things. (it's older than any *town* around here LOL)
On this card I used the Mother's Day Solutions Cricut Cartridge to cut out "Mama" but since DH calls his Mom "Ma" I just cut it down by hand. ;) Also used this cartridge for the layered damask cut behind it. It's hard to tell from the picture but the patterned paper I used here was Paris Nights by GCD Studios from a couple winters back. it had the prettiest gold pearl shimmer to it. The embossing on the corner of the vellum (and the purple polkadots on the front lower right corner) was done using a Cuttlebug folder and a technique my friend Susan Stringfellow taught me! She uses a pair of the old Quickutz handtools, I found just setting it on the desk and tapping along the pattern I want to reveal with my Making Memories Hammer was enough force to decorate the edges of this a bit.
A card I made for my stepmom. another use of the Mother's Day Solutions Cartridge. I really loved the pinwheel on this cartridge. Way better than the hand made square ones I have always done. The flower they give you for the center is great too. Since I needed a bunch of pattern papers for this I used the 6x6 paper stacks I have accumulated over time. I think I used 3 different ones on this. Easy to coordinate and already cut down for multiple cuts on the Cricut at once!
I still have one more gift to give MY Mom now but that might take me most of the summer to complete and she already knows it is coming ;) (Making her an 8x8 chipboard album on her wedding pictures using the MME Lush collection that is done in velvet! I can't wait to create it!