Mother's Day Gratitude

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This is my first Mother's Day without my mom. I made this card for my aunt. In the last two years of my mom's dementia I would sometime leave the nursing home in tears and often I would end up at my aunt's house. She seemed to know when I needed to talk about mom and when I wanted to talk about something completely different. I am very grateful to have her in my life.

Mom Eclipse Card

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We are getting a new catalog in June and that means some items in our current catalog are retiring. I am really going to miss these large letter dies. This is an eclipse card, look close and you can see the letters in mom stand out from the card.

Calypso Coral Blooms

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Today I tried the Bloom by Bloom stamp set and I am in love. I used Calypso Coral on this version, I can't wait to try lots of other color combos. I made this a Birthday card, but this beautiful bloom would also work on a Sympathy card or a card just for mom. The Rectangular Stitched Framelits made it easy for me to cut the two pieces for card front and the stitching added a special touch.

Pretty Flowers in Rich Razzleberry

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Do you have a favorite Stampin' Up! paper pack? Well yes, I love them all but my very fav and the one I will miss the most when the new paper packs come out in the new annual catalog is Share What You Love. The paper is slightly heavier so I can use it for gift boxes as well as for cards. Four of the designs have a pearlized finish. Of those 4 designs, the paper I used in this card is my absolutely favorite. And because I was loving the pearlized look, I added one of the pearlized doilies.