Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

I have to share with you this card I made yesterday during International Scrapbooking Day.
It is not your typical Mother's Day card as it is for a Mother to Be :)

I used this pretty image from "Stamping Bella called Uptown Girl Brynn" has a baby shower.
But I thought it was great for anyone having a baby..perfect for my Mother's Day card as the recipient loves to shop ;)

Here is my sentiment for this card.
I just printed it on my computer.
The tiny hearts in the background was stamped.
The paper was blank in that area and it just needed something, but I didn't want to take away from the image or the embossing, so I used a very light colour of pink and blue ink and scattered the hearts for a subtle look.

I received this beautiful cardstock from "Paper"
They sent me multiple sheets of 5 of their colours.
I used this beautifully shimmer paper called Stardream Kunzite.
I thought the paper was a great one to use with this uptown girl.
The paper is a soft lilac colour (the photos show up better in the images above.
This time I wanted to try and emboss these papers to see how well they stood up.
I was so impressed!!!
Look how beautifully the embossing shows up, yet (because of the heavy weight of the paper) doesn't rip through the paper.

I thought I would do a sketch challenge.
Funny thing is,  I didn't realize the challenge is long over, teehee.
But thought I would share the sketch I used.
The sketch shows 3 different paper strips..which I did, but I fanned mine out.

Here are all of the colours I used to colour in this image.
Yes I used every single one of these markers :)
See I do need all of my Copics ;)

I made this card into an easel card.
I used Mary Engelbreit 6x6 paper collection I had picked up years ago in the dollar section at Michael's.

Onto My Day:
Today being Mother's Day, I got to spend my day with these wonderful young ladies.
Every year I love to spend Mother's day outside with my 3 daughters working in the yard.
A bit of raking, weeding and just sitting around chatting.
This year we hit one of the sheds and cleared it out.
That wasn't on my list, but Ashley started and we just kept at it.
I am so lucky to have these girls in my life.

Here is the card my girls gave me.
As you can see, they leave the card making to me, lol. 

Before spending the day outdoors, the girls prepared me a wonderful brunch of french toast and fruit salad.
Look how pretty they set up the table :)

Look at the beautiful flowers they got me...I love flowers :)
Love the colours. 

After brunch we spent the whole day outside, it was such a beautiful day.
Then for supper Wayne BBQ'd us burgers and baked potatoes...first BBQ of the year :)
And lastly, we had red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing for dessert...yum.
Then sat around chatting the rest of the evening until Ashley headed for home.
Such a perfect day. 

I hope you all enjoyed your day and was able to spend it with your family :)

Tracy :) 


  1. It looks like you had a beautiful day with your daughters!! The cupcake looks yummy!! What a beautiful card!! You colored the image perfectly!! The embossing is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a wonderful day, the breakfast, the help outside, the bbq and yummy cupcakes. The flowers are gorgeous and so is your card, I miss challenges too, sometimes they work into my plans sometimes late to the party.

  3. What a lovely day, Tracy, so glad your girls made it such a special one!

  4. Happy Mother's Day, Tracy! Mine was terrific as well. I absolutely LOVE how you color with colics. I'm getting quite a collection myself. My sister gave me a book of instruction on coloring with them - it came with a DVD! Can't wait to watch it!

    Your card is gorgeous!!!!

  5. Tracey, that card is lovely! Such lovely coloring! Lucky recipient! Your Mother's Day looks so nice! Lucky you!

  6. Fabulous card, and love the image. Looks like you had a wonderful day.


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