Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Your Special Day!

Good morning! Here's my version of the distressed look that is so popular. I wanted to post it today because my dear, dear Mom would have been 81 today, March 23, and this is a card she would have enjoyed very much! How I miss you, Mom.Mom was always creative and fostered creativity in all 6 of her children. I sucked my mom into this habit when I took her to an SU party and she enjoyed it so much-one of the many things we had in common. Her philosophy was that if she wanted something (at a stamp party) she was going to order it rather than regret not getting it. We enabled each other
at those parties!I believe in giving credit where credit is due! I used Suzanne Dean's free tutorial (19-23) on coloring for a distressed look. I found it a great way to know which colors to use for the lighter look. I also used Card Couture white card stock. The color stays very light because it does not absorb into the paper very much. This Tilda is on Preorder at Magnolia-licous. Diana is ALWAYS getting orders in so it probably won't be long!
Thanks for coming by to look at my cards!
I appreciate it so much!!
Have a great day!
Cheryl

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Cheryl what a beautiful card to make in your mother's memory. Your card is gorgeous and you did a excellant job with your coloring and the distressed look. Gorgeous card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Elly said...

A beautiful card Cheryl, and I love the colouring.

Maria said...

Stunning card Cheryl and such a wonderful tribute to your mom. Gorgeous colouring and wonderful layout as well. Hugs, Maria

dolcreations said...

What a wonderful card you made in honour of your mom! Your mom would be so proud of this creation! Gorgeous colouring and beautiful layout!

Tracy said...

beautifully done and a wonderful memory of your mom!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cheryl, My mom would have been 82 on the 5th. I know how you feel. My mom was an artist, musician, crafter, baker, and tried her hand at anything creative. I love that I have that part of her still with me. I make sure it passes down to my girls also. Beautiful card.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Lori said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely breathtaking, I love the distressing and vintage look. Your mom would have loved it, she sounds like such an amazing person. I'm sure you enjoyed your memories of her while you created this card, love and hugs.

kat9 said...

This is wonderful. I am sure you mom would love it. Makes me want to call mine. She is 84 and each day is special.

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! I love the distressing, embellishments, and your beautiful coloring! I know your mom would have loved it, too!

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, What a beautiful card. I am sure your mom would be so proud of you in the way you bless so many of us with the gift she instilled in you. May it be a day of joy as you reflect on fond memories. Nancy

leenda said...

Your Mom would have been very proud of this beauty!

Shirley N said...

A gorgeous card and a beautiful tribute!

Judi said...

A wonderful card, beautifully coloured. I can totally emphathise about your Mum, I lost mine 8 years ago, and still miss her every day. Rest assured, your Mum would love this one.

Hugs

Judi xxx

http://judiscraftcorner.blogspot.com/

Marcy said...

This is just gorgeous!! I, too miss my Mom every single day. She was not so creative, but she reveled in my creativity!

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, this card to your Mom is so cute, I'm sure she would have loved it! I loved the Tilda in the chick costume also. I hope you had a pleasant day thinking of fond memories of your Mom. Blessings to you, Rea

Linda McClain said...

Your card is precious. I loved reading about your special relationship with your Mom. What a lovely tribute! And, thanx for hooking me up with Suzanne's videos - they're great.

Rosie said...

Wow Cheryl, this card is gorgeous! Your mom would be so proud! Your coloring is fabulous! Rosemary :)

Gloria R. said...

Oh Cheryl! This is a beautiful card. My Mother would have loved it also. She would have been 90 on March 19.
Thanks for sharing.

Lisette said...

The card is beautiful, I love the distress coloring. I miss my Gramma I lost a week from today about 10 years ago, But they forever stay in our hearts.

Christine Riley said...

So cute, love your coloring and the papers are adorable.
Hugs, Christine

Scrappinangler said...

Beautiful card and wonderful tribute! I think I just got this image - will have to check! LOL!

Sharon Caudle said...

Cheryl, your card is gorgeous and what a touching post. You brought tears to my eyes reading it. We never stop missing our mom's, do we! What a wonderful tribute to her. I'm sure she's smiling and feeling very proud of you!
big hugs!
Sharon

Lisa Kind said...

Ah, yes, I remember that we have another connection! Our moms are 3 days apart! Happy Birthday to them! I know your mom would have been so proud of your accomplishments in this creative venue. I would have liked her, I know, because of her philosophy of buying when you want it instead of regretting it later! (Although it gets me into all sorts of trouble!) Lovely card, Cheryl!

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