May 062010

Here are the cards that I made for my DDIL’s for Mother’s Day.


I am grateful for my daughters-in-law.  They are both such wonderful mothers and beautiful women inside and out.  My sons are so lucky to have found them.  I love them both with all my heart.

The flowers on both cards have been stamped twice.  After coloring the stamp directly with a marker, a flower was stamped.  Then I huffed* the stamp, turned it 90 to 180 degrees and stamped again.  Stamping a second time without applying more ink results in the second image being lighter and adds depth and dimension to the flower.


Because the stem on the flower was longer than I wanted, I only inked a portion of it before stamping.



These cards are a CASE of a RAK that I received a few years back from epiphany.  I loved her card!  It is such a timeless and beautiful design.  In fact this is the second time I have CASEd it.  On the first CASE, I added a background stamp to one of the large panels.


Both of my married sons live in the same city and this past week I flew south and visited with them.  It was so nice to see my sweet granddaughters.


Alivia has had a loose tooth.  While I was babysitting the twins one day it finally fell out!  She was so excited that there “wasn’t even any blood and it didn’t hurt at all”.  lol


I hope that all mothers and all those who mother have a wonderful day this Sunday.


POST EDITED 5/7 TO ADD:  Ellen Hutson is having a fabulous Mother’s Day Celebration Sale:  May 7th-13th!!  15% off your entire order!  Happy Mother’s Day from Ellen!



Stamps: SU! “More Petal Prints” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White, SU! Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke

Inks: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun

Accessories: GG and Organdy Ribbons, Stickles

*Huffing a stamp is when you breathe on a stamp to re-moisten the ink with your breath.

21 Responses to “Mother’s Day Wishes”

  1. Oh they are both absolutely stunning!!! I love how you distressed the edges and the colors are just gorgeous. Every detail is perfect!

  2. Susan, your cards are lovely. Very clever stamping, doing it twice. Your granddaughters are precious. I know you must have had a ball spending time with them. TFS those adorable photos. HMD!

  3. Your cards are beautiful…….almost as beautiful as those sweet granddaughters of yours:) What genuine smiles!!! I’m so glad you’re spending time with those precious little girls. What a great way to spend Mother’s Day!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you 🙂

  4. Love the double stamped flowers, Susan. Great technique for beautiful cards. Hope the tooth fairy paid a visit!

  5. Great card and precious pictures! They grow up sooooo quickly – wish I could freeze frame my kids at times. Have a blessed Mother’s Day 😀

  6. hi there Rainy girl….wow…these kiddies are sooooo cute! Loving the pics and the cards are gorgeous! How blessed u r to have great dils’!! I will have my first one come this fall and I love her too! 🙂

  7. Hi, Susan! So much to see today… your granddaughters are sweet and BEAUTIFUL! Love the three panel layout of your cards, and the idea of second stamping is brilliant with this particular stamp. It adds so much more depth and volume to the image. My goodness, you’ve been busy, and I’m so far behind on visiting. I guess I’ve been busy, too. Have a great day!

  8. Beautiful cards and precious little girls. You are blessed, Susan!

  9. Beautiful card and beautiful grand daughters.
    I love the subtle effect of the double stamping.

    Have a great Mothers Day.

  10. Happy Mother’s Day, Susan! I love the cards you made your daughters-in-laws. The best part though is that wonderful photo of your sweet granddaughters. They are so adorable. It seems like only yesterday they were born!

  11. Beautiful cards…simplicity reigns! Your granddaughters are all adorable. How sweet that you were there to witness the momentuous occasion of losing a first tooth! Your pictures always make me smile…how can they not!!

  12. How wonderful to love your DIL s I love my SIL and my son’s fiance I am still getting to know but I’m sure will love. The children are just adorable and I sure see a lot of YOU in them. Love your cards, perfect for your sons wives. Pat

  13. Great cards and your grandchildren are sooo sweet – happy mother’s day to you!

  14. Beautiful cards, Susan! Love the depth you gave to the flowers!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your wonderful family! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!

  15. Your Mother’s Day cards are so beautiful, and I love the colors and layout!! What a sweet, sweet photo of your beautiful granddaughters too!!

  16. These are pretty and so thoughtful. I bet they love you just as much as a MIL.

  17. These are just beautiful!!! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  18. What beautiful cards, Susan….love the colors and the gorgoeus flower images!!! Your little DGD’s are sooo adorable……I’m glad you get to visit them often!!! I bet your DIL’s think you are pretty special, too!!!!

  19. WOW – these cards are so beautiful!!!! Your granddaughters are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!

  20. this just barely showed up on my end! These are beautiful!!!
    I got lucky with my MIL too, love her lots! 🙂

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