Happy Mothers Day!!!!!
and Congrats to the SOUS Guest Designers!
I want to say Happy Mothers Day to all the Mommies, Grandma's, Auntie's and to really all the special women we have in our lives! To me this is a celebration of the women we cherish in our lives, Mothers or not. So let us remember those ladies we care for, those that are here and those that watch us from heaven.
This LO was so special to me because this is my Mommy. She and I have become so much closer since I had children. I really don't think you can understand your own Mom as well until you have kids of your own (like, why does my Mom obsess over me? what? just like you obsess over your own kids? oh, oh I get it now! LOL!)
This week at Stuck on U Sketches we have another killer sketch by a favorite, Liz Qualman!
It also just so happens that this LO is perfect for a challenge at The Pink Elephant challenge blog, the theme is Mom's...and well...perfect! Hope its ok for me to share over there even if this is a DT project! Great site all and I look forward to coming back!
I gave my Cricut a little workout with this LO! I think most of the cuts came from My Community. A cart I had to have, sold it and then bought it again! LOL!
Now if I may explain this page...this is NOT, I repeat NOT because she is the "old lady"...I got this idea because my Mom raised 6 children and now has 8 grandkids, hence the "so many children, she didn't know what to do!".
I wasn't sure about giving her grey hair but I did in honor of my Mom that recently has given in and stopped coloring her hair! Funny because the older 2 sisters love it natural and the younger 2 think she should continue to color it...guess there is a difference between the ages? With that said, my Mom, grey hair or none, would NEVER be caught in a dress and wrap! LMBO!
I really enjoyed this cut! I did a little modifying, added some shutters, pen and doodling.
I put the tree here instead of the second photo as in the sketch, and the rest of the embellishing instead of the flowers and such. I added the doggy because my Mom loves dogs so much (the stranger the dog, the better!)
I know this is shocking, but I don't remember what font I used (I have no idea why its so hard since I really only use the same half a dozen carts!) So while I don't remember that, I will tell you that the pp as well as the cardstock is all DCWV. Prints from the newest Spring stack.
After I had made all the cuts I had the brilliant (aren't I nice to myself?) ideas to add some stamping to my cuts. I recently bought Hero Art background stamps, the clouds and woodgrain (stamps are the 2010 release). I stamped the cloud stamp on the cloud cuts (from the Zooballoo cart???) in Versamark)
And lastly the woodgrain stamp in brown on the tree trunk...makes me want to do a whole forest worth!
And goodness, that covers it! Oh no, no it does not....we (meaning Sandy, Nanne, Sandi C and myself) choose our Guest Designers for SOUS....
Barb, Stine, Jill, Fern and Beatriz! (don't kill me for not posting links BUT you CAN find all their blogs linked over at Stuck on U!)
With such an amazing and diverse group of crafters, I can not wait to see what you all come up with because I know its going to blow us away!!!