Wednesday

Love my mum

Supplies: Patterned paper: American Crafts (brown background flourishes), Paper Salon (white, brown & blue), Sassafras (deer), Cut-out flourishes (brand unknown), Cardstock: Bazzill (blue & brown) & DCWV (copper), Brads: American Crafts (gold), Stickers: Toga (brown) and American Crafts (blue), Flowers: Prima, Overlay: Hambly, Ink: Brilliance (gold on embossed cardstock), Distress (vintage photo & walnut stain), Others: Ribbon, lace, ice-cream sticks (for titling), sanding block (for photo).

This week's song at Scrapping the music is "Secret Valentine" and the challenge over at Scrapping out loud is to be inspired by this Chinese proverb -" Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand."

This is a page dedicated to my mum. Without her, I wouldn't have learnt how to cook, sew, clean, read, garden...and so much more. Of course, when I had to do those chores as a kid, I wasn't very happy about it...but now I really appreciate the "training" I went through because it has made me the independent and compassionate person that I am today . Thanks mum!


I may have gone overboard with the flourishes on this piece..lol.. just wanted to use up all the scraps from my previous projects..a 12 x 12 sheet of paper can take you really far if you use it well..:)...I even took out my Cuttlebug to emboss a piece of cardstock for this layout [I'm one of those who don't use a product when I don't see it, are you?]. I like the effect of gold ink on embossed paper - grand! I've kept this piece of Hambly for a long time...just couldn't bear to use it..I'm crazy about bracket shapes (are you?). I have one traced out from a Jenni Bowlin paper and recently purchased Heidi Swapp's bracket masks. And Prima flowers are just so beautiful..:) I really like the Magnum ice-cream sticks too (my once-a-week indulgence..yum...the dark chocolate has antioxidants and milk has calcium for strong bones...)..just ink the edges and they look great...


The journaling on this piece is hidden..;)

BTW, my friend Aimee made some cool Mother's Day IOU coupons that you can download and print for free. They're so cute and would look great on a layout too. Go check them out here. You can also check how other crafters are paying tribute to their mothers here. Pin It

18 comments:

Jessica said...

Beautiful tribute to your mum! Beautiful pg.! thanks for playing this week!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

creativitae said...

Hi Yvonne,
this is a great card, i sooo want to make something for my mom now! :)
huggs~a

Jiggy Jen said...

WOW LOVE your LO!!!

Pat said...

Wow!!! This lo is stunning! And I love that you used the ice cream sticks!!

Julie said...

wowser this is judt dtunning love it all. thanks for playing along with us at stm.

Jessica said...

what a fantastic tribute to your mother!! she sounds very lovely! thanks for playing along this week!

Lydia Siegel said...

STUNNING LO! Thanks for playing over at SOL

Aphra said...

Popped over from SOL to see your layout....fabulous! What a great tribute to your mom. By the way, the view out your window is pretty amazing, too! :)

Chelsey said...

This is beautiful! Love all of the flowers! Great pic too!

adrienia said...

cool .... happy motherz day :-)

Kristii said...

What a gorgeous layout!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at STM!!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

this is so lovely!!

Scrapping The Music said...

What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for playing along with us!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVEEEEEEEE that photo of your Mom and that colors and LAYERS!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Donna said...

What a great LO... so timely with Mother's day and such great details. I love your work!!

redmom said...

This is stunning! What a beautiful way to honor your Mom!!

Lucy Edson said...

How gorgeous, Yvonne!! Your mother taught you many of the same things that my mom did. I don't know where we would be today without them! What a sweet tribute!

btw- the flourishes are fab - not overdone at all!! :)

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