Apr 26 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

A simply made Mother’s Day card with a lavish presentation.  Take a look:

The card is on the right and the box to present it in is on the left.


This is a standard A2 sized top fold card — my favorite orientation and style.

Paper is 12 x 12 Annalee by Prima.

Ribbon is by May Arts – 100% 1.25″ Silk and Olive String Leaves.

Die Cut is by Spellbinders – Fancy Tags Three.

Roses are by PrimaTrellis Roses and Fairytale Roses, in Ivory and French White.

Rhinestones are by KaisercraftChampagne.

This is my favorite go-to layout – directions on an old post here.

Just a closer look.

Sentiment is from JustRite’s Happy Everything Tag Making Kit – a complete set that includes 18 sentiments, acrylic stamper and dies.  A new FAV of mine!  Very versatile and fun.

Ink is VersaFine Onyx Black for crisp, clear sentiments.

This is the altered box which is a perfect fit for my card.

I used an A2 Clear Box, adhered the designer paper to the box front with Scor-Tape, then just decorated away.

All bows are made on the Bow Easy.  For the bow on the card I used the largest legs on the original Bow Easy.  For the bow on the box I used the smallest legs on the Bigger Bow Easy.

A closer look at the box detail.

The glass-like spray of beads is by PrimaCandy Gems in Melon.  They were adhered to the box top with a good dose of Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue (from Wal-Mart or craft stores).

All other items used on the box are the same as used on the card, listed above.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Editing to Add:  Many of you have been writing to ask about my Stamp Simply Kits.  They are no longer at the top of my blog header, but they are now located in the online store — CLICK HERE for Stamp Simply KITS.


Hi, everyone!  It feels like I’ve been absent from blogland forever again — so sorry!!!

It’s SO GOOD to be back!!!

My Dad encountered another series of events which landed him in the hospital for several weeks, but he is once again home, and we are so very thankful for that.  For those of you who have been keeping up with his health issues, this time his pacer pocket became infected — the pocket in his chest where the pacemaker unit was inserted.  To summarize, the unit had to be removed, 5 wires through a vein into his heart had to be lasered out, a temp external unit was hooked up to him for a couple days, then a new permanent unit was inserted in the other side of his chest.  These were all difficult situations for the doctors to perform, but God was with them and all went very well.  We are so thankful.  The expected kidney issues arose but he did not have to go back on dialysis — another HUGE blessing.  And another major stumbling block is that he can no longer tolerate oral antibiotics and some problems resulted in that regard again as well.  He is home now, recovering with home nursing and PT, trying to regain strength.  The open wound in his chest from the infected pocket is very large.  In a couple days he is being hooked up to a type of vacuum to aid in healing the open wound.  We are praying that goes well.  The doctors have high praises for this vacuum type thing so that’ll be another new experience.

If you’d keep both my Dad and Mom in your prayers, I would so appreciate it.  My Mom and Dad are both almost 80 and these last few years have been a long and hard journey for them both.  Thank you so much!


Even though I’ve been gone a lot and in and out, the store has remained open and functioning well.  Many thanks to those of you who may have had to wait a couple extra days to get your packages mailed.  I do appreciate your kindness and understanding.  Things are back to normal now, with most packages shipping out within 24 hours or so.

I’ve learned to NOT promise anything, BUT if life goes as planned, we’ll have a fun Blog Hop coming up for you this weekend — so please stay tuned!!!

Thanks much for stopping in and I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day”

  1. Beth Greco says:

    So excited to see you’re back. I’ve been poking around to see if there’s been any action that I missed out on but now it makes sense that you’ve just been busy with life. That happens. Know that you are missed and I’m looking forward to future inspiration. I’ll be praying for your parents too.

  2. Absolutely stunning card / box Sharon. I don’t normally “CASE”, but I think I’ll make an exception on this one as I’ve been hoarding those flowers and that vine.

    We are so thankful that your dad is a fighter. God has certainly blessed him with a wonderfully supportive family!


  3. Colleen Horner says:

    I have missed you. And I am so glad you are back.


  4. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon! It’s so good to see you back! I know it’s been a difficult time for your Mom and Dad and the whole family over the past couple of years. Sorry to hear about your Dad’s latest medical issues. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers.
    Your Mother’s Day project is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Karen Wallace says:

    These are just stunning, gorgeous layout and the papers and flowers and bling and everything is beautiful. Hope things are going better now.

  6. Such a gorgeous card!!! I absolutely love it!! It’s good to hear that your dad is improving! I can definitely empathize.

    Beverly Bohannon

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon! The colors are so soft and beautiful and the candy gems are to die for gorgeous! A beautiful ensemble for a mother! Will continue to keep your parents in my prayers.

  8. Bev J. says:

    Wow, so pretty. A great project.

    Glad to see you back but so sorry about your dad. Will keep him and your mom in my prayers.

  9. Susan Z says:

    Its wonderful to see you back creating and posting! Beautiful card and box!!! I will keep your parents in my prayers. Thank you, God, for seeing Sharon’s father through this complicated medical emergency.

  10. Gorgeous card Sharon! just exquisite!

    So glad that you Dad is doing better. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    It is such a small world, the vaccum system for the wound care is something that my sister did studies on! She was involved with the testing labs with nurses and drs in its use and practicality,suggesting improvements and problems that they could forsee with its use. All the things that were needed to problem solve before production and release so that it was easier to use etc. She said that it was going to speed up healing time and that they were excited about it!
    I will have to tell her! Please keep us posted and I will keep you on my prayer list.
    I lost my Dad 3 years ago,and what i would give to have had more time! Cherish every moment,which I know you are.

    Blessings and Hugs,

  11. Marisa says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad’s ongoing issues….praying this will be the end and he can heal up and enjoy some healthy time again! Love your cards. (((hugs)))

  12. Beautiful card! you & family are in my thoughts.

  13. Estelle McLachlan says:

    Gosh, this Mother’s Day card is is just stunning!

  14. Your card and the matching box is just beautiful. Those glass beads are beautiful, and the flowers are stunning. I’m glad you’re back. I’m sorry to hear about your father’s condition. I will keep your parents in my prayers.

  15. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon! Beautiful card! Miss you!

  16. Leigh says:

    Glad to hear that your Dad is back home. Definitely praying that all goes well for him and your Mum too.

  17. Jennie says:

    Beautiful and very elegant card as always. So pleased to read that you Dad is still doing well.

  18. Joyce says:

    Beautiful card Sharon, so elegant. Glad to see you back again.
    Trust the Great Physician will raise Dad back to health and strength and support Mom in her caring for him.

  19. Pat Austin says:

    How wonderful and what a blessed Easter it must have been to share with you and your family.

  20. Sharon Green says:

    You make it sound like your masterpieces are simple to do. 🙂 I find this card is just too too fabulous and I want to make it in memory of my dear Mom – like a Mother’s Day keepsake for what a beautiful Mom and women she was. Wishing this was one of your kits but I will pull it all together. You were missed – even the Gingerwood Bulletin Board mentioned your lack of postings. Hope your time away was somewhat refreshing considering all you’re experiencing now.

  21. Stacy O'Dell says:

    Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! And I would be happy to keep your parents in my prayers, and what an ordeal your dad has been thru, which had been an ordeal for all of you. I know exactly what that all is like, believe me. They are lucky to have such a loving and caring daughter, which is such a blessing all of the time but especially during times like this. Don’t forget to stop and take a breath to two and take care of yourself, too, because you are important, too. My dad will be 84 in July (we lost Mom a little over a year ago), but I find no matter what, they are your parents, and you always want them in your life. Its so hard to watch them age, but may God bless you all and keep you on the road to recovery.

  22. Marg says:

    What a beautiful card and box to be your first blog entry after a period of much stress. It is beautiful! I am glad that things are getting better for your Dad.

  23. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I missed you! I’m so glad that you are back now. What an ordeal you and your have been through. I will continue to lift all of you in prayer.

    Your card and box are exceptional! I wish I could find more superlatives to describe how I appreciate what you do. You and your mom have a wonderful Mother’s Day. God bless.

  24. Charlene says:


    We have missed you!

    Prayers have been lifted for your Mom and Dad. I’m so very sorry to hear of all the pain your Dad has had to endure.

    What an amazing Mother’s Day gift…wish we had someone to give it to.

    Blessings to you and your family.

  25. Jackie says:


    Absolutely beautiful card & box! I’ve missed you & will be praying not only for your

    parents but for you also. So happy that your Dad is doing better! Happy Mother’s Day to

    you & your Mom. Hope to see you soon!

    God Bless!

  26. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Sharon so happy to see you back. Missed you. Prayers going out for your parents. My mom is 87 soon to be 88 and she has been ill this past week so I understand. Glad you’re back! Love the cards so elegant!

  27. Mary says:

    I’m so glad you are back, Sharon. I am sorry to hear all the health problems your Dad has encountered and I hope he continues to improve. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Your card and presentation box are lovely and perfect for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  28. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your card and box are beautiful. I love the soft colors and how you used the Fancy Tags die. Very, very pretty!

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  30. Marjorie Smith says:

    So sorry to hear about your Father. I will certainly say a prayer for him and your Mom. Love your site and always enjoy seeing what you have made.

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