May 06 2010

Stamp Simply #138 – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – Since this is Mother’s Day weekend, let’s do a card or project for Mother’s Day.  I realize many of you may have your Mother’s Day projects complete already, so in that case make your card or project suitable for a woman for any occasion you desire.  Just make sure it’s a VERY female oriented project!  That’s it!  Can’t wait to see.

Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime138 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Sherry CheeverWalkin’ on the Bad Side – from the SSRS DT, playing tonight, just for fun (and to try her hand at clean and simple!)

Teresa Kline:  Enjoy the VA Sunshine – May Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here (sadly, not able to play tonight) 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden 

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

Here’s mine:


I’m going to use this card for my Mom for Mother’s Day even though it has no sentiment on it.  I’m going to write my message on the inside.  I used a JustRite set I love, Just a Little Caffeine, and rather than cutting and mounting it round as it comes, I chose to cut and frame it using my Spellbinders Label 4 Nestabilities.  My fun paper is from Thrift Shop by October Afternoon.


A closer peek!  I colored my cup and saucer with Copics, applied the brown chalk ink directly from the pad, a little cat’s eye, and my buttons are sewn right on with the 1/4″ Ivory Silk Ribbon.  My large bow on top is a single bow made on the largest legs of the Bow Easy.



JustRite carries Just a Little Caffeine and  the 2″ Round Wood Stamper, along with their entire line of product.  This month JustRite is featuring select 2″ and 2 3/8″ Products on Sale.  Check it out here.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the Thrift Shop DP, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, the 100% Silk Ribbon, and the Bow Easy, Labels 4 Nesties and Scor-Boards.


Coming Soon:  Tuesday May 11, 8 a.m. ESTThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Simply Shabby Blog Hop — don’t miss it!


On a personal note:  We got some rather disheartening news today on my Dad.  His toes have been turning black — VERY black.  He saw an orthopaedic surgeon today and they are being amputated first thing tomorrow morning — all of them, on the left foot.  Hopefully this will work. If not, they’ll have to go part way up the leg.  And they say the toes on the other foot aren’t looking the best either, but they are leaving them for now.  And he had been coming along so well with his PT, hoping to be released to home real soon.  They say this was caused from the heart cath he had that went up in the groin area.  I don’t quite get it, but that’s what they say. 

I know there are a lot of you prayer warriors out there — PLEASE keep my Dad in your prayers.  Prayer IS powerful and effective, as has been evidenced in the last 3 weeks with my Dad’s situation.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, both past and continuing.  It means more to me than I’ll ever be able to express.  Thank you so very much. 


Thanks so much for stopping in again today!  Be sure to check out all the DT links above for some GREAT inspiration, and play along if you can!  Have a wonderful weekend every one — see you real soon!!!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Stamp Simply #138 – Mother’s Day”

  1. Traci Major says:

    Sharon, your card is so lovely! I am always inspired when I come by, but after reading about your Dad just wanted to assure you I will be praying for him. I am sorry to hear of the latest news and will pray for his spirit to stay strong. It is so difficult to see our parents’ health fail, I know!

  2. nancy littrell says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s latest health crisis. It must be so tough for all of you. I suppose the cath could have caused scar tissue or enough damage to the vessel to cause blockage and cut off the circulation to his feet. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    In the meantime, I know stamping is excellent mental therapy and your mom will just love her beautiful card made with so much love. Your friend, nancy

  3. Leigh says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the news of your Dad, Sharon. Thinking of you all. My Mum went through the trauma of having her toes removed too.

  4. Bev J. says:

    So sorry for you dad. Will continue to pray for him and your family. Pretty card you made for your mom. She will need a little extra caffeine and love through this!

  5. Carla Suto says:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s latest health issues, Sharon. I will definitely continue to keep your Dad and all the family in my prayers. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card for your Mom.

  6. Misti says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! I will keep him & your family in my prayers. (((HUGS))))

  7. Deb Neerman says:

    So beautiful Sharon! Love the design, the DP, and your gorgeous ribbon! And I love that you cut the image using your Nesties!

  8. Charlene says:

    Oh, my…sorry to hear your Dad’s situation has taken a downturn. We are praying. May He strengthen you and your family, Sharon.

    Beautiful card…..have to get those Nesties.

  9. Pat Adam says:

    Sorry about your Dad’s health and I will keep him in my prayers. Lovely card for your Mom. Pat

  10. k.m. says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s most recent health issue…..Prayers will continue for you & your family.

  11. Deb Saaranen says:

    Such a fresh and pretty design Sharon!

  12. Jennie says:

    A beautiful card for your Mom, she will take joy in the love that’s gone into its creation. She, like you, will need that extra special family love through these trying times.

  13. Carol L says:

    Your card is stunning and so perfect for Mother’s day. I can only imagine how difficult it is to make sure your Mom has a well-deserved special day on Sunday, while your father is facing such a difficult time with his health issues. Prayers and best wishes for you all during these trying times, and I also wish you a happy Mother’s Day as well.

  14. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear of this set-back with your dad, Sharon. Prayers continue.

    I love your card! You have such a gift for combining papers!

  15. Silvia Mabie says:

    Just wanted to let you know I’ve been praying for your Dad! I know this is a very tough time for you, but I am glad that you have the Love and support of a loving God. He will never leave you not forsake you! Thank you for sharing your Love for Jesus so openly with everyone! Hugs to you and yoru family!

  16. Rosie says:

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your Dad. Prayers are going upward for you, your Dad and Mom and all your family and as you said, Prayers Are Powerful. I do like your card and the DP you used. I did go shopping again today looking for tinier corsage pins and beads – having a ball – thank you for inspiring all of us with your wonderful creativeness. Keep your chin up.

  17. teresa kline says:

    beautiful papers, and luv the embellies…fabulous….Happy Mother’s Day!

    enjoy *~*

  18. Maria Matter says:

    Deb Neerman told me about your site! Great challenge and a beautiful card Sharon!
    I’m linked!

  19. Jean says:

    Sharon your card is just gorgeous as they always are!! I love them!! So sad to hear of the setback with your father’s recovery. Am thinking of you and your family through this trying time for you all.

  20. Carole Carlson says:

    I really enjoy looking at your beautiful cards, you are sooo talented. With all the prayers
    out for your father, he will be fine, he is in the best hands. Also a prayer for your mother and yourself to be strong.
    Keep up the great work and thanks..

  21. bluemoon says:

    Your dad and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery! Love your darling card too! My friends say to imagine white light around yourself, and those you love to protect them!

  22. Angela says:

    Beautiful card Sharon – I’m sure that your mom with love it. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know this has been a very difficult time for you. My grandfather had one of his legs amputated (war injury) and had a rough time too but was a very strong man. I’m sure your dad is very strong too and hopefully will come out of this stronger than before.
    Take care of yourself
    Happy Mother’s Day

  23. Hi Sharon- Just found this website, and so glad I did! Your work is gorgeous…love your Mother’s day card!! So sorry to hear about your dad, and I will definitely keep him in prayer!! I’ve already saved your site, and will be back to check in regularly. I entered the challenge, and look forward to participating more in the future. Blessings to you, your dad, and your family.

  24. Julia Aston says:

    So sorry about your Dad’s issues – I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

    I made a teacup and card for the female oriented challenge!

  25. Cabio says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You, you family and your dad wib be in my prayers. I hope he’ll get a speedy recovery!

  26. […] All 27 yards of ribbon are quality ribbons by May Arts that I personally selected to coordinate with the Thrift Shop Pad.  You can see samples of cards made with the contents of this kit here, here and here. […]

  27. Ad K. says:

    Sharon, keeping your Dad and family in my prayers. My thoughts will be with you and your Mom and asking God to send His strength and healing to you all at this time of need. E-mail hugs to you on this Mother’s Day and thanks for sharing your talent as always.

  28. Nancy says:

    Your Mother’s Day card is beautiful. Love the colors, and that little teacup! Got mine added to your linky.

    So sorry to read about your Dad’s setback. Hope all goes well with the surgery, and that he will be able to keep the toes on his other foot. Will keep him in my prayers.

  29. Will continue to pray for your Dad and family. I am thankful you have His grace to rest in and the faith to trust in Him through this long journey. Love the colors you used in your card – springy and soothing at the same time : )

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