May 12 2013

Thinking of Mom – by Deb Saaranen

Published by at 8 00 am under General Purpose Cards,LaBlanche,Prima

The card Deb shares today just touches my heart and brings thoughts of my Mother. Of course, anything sewing themed makes me think of my Mom. When I was young she sewed all of the outfits my sister and I wore, from dresses to pj’s and cute little pedal pusher outfits. And she madeclothes for our Barbies. Zillions of Barbie doll outfits. We had little trunks full of them! As we got to be older I remember the pant suits, bell bottoms and capes. Then as more years passed it was slacks, skirts and blouses suitable for office attire. Then she filled our respective homes with quilts, curtains, throw pillowsand tablecloths. And then, finally, it was fitted cradle sheets with matching bumpers and quilts and things for baby. The cycle went full circle. And we are now about 28 years past all those first baby items. My Mom hasn’t been sewing for quite a few years. Though she is in general good health, she suffers from arthritis and her hands no longer are able to pick up those needles and pins and manipulate the fabric. But our homes, lives and memories are filled with all those little reminders of the love and care that went into all those hundreds upon hundreds of items sheso lovingly made for all of us. And I thank her for not only that, but for teaching me how to sew at an early age and for teaching me that if you’re going to do a job, you’re best off to take pride in your work and do it well. Valuable lessons that last a lifetime. Thank you, Mom!!!

Happy Mother’s Day wishes to you all!

Now, let’s take a look at Deb’s card:


This is Deb’s beautiful, vintage inspired card that got me reminiscingtoday!

You can see Deb’s original post here.

Deb used:

Stamps: Scissors – a silicone stamp by LaBlanche

Paper: Lyric Collection by Prima

Ribbon: May Arts 5/8″ Crochet Lace – Ivory; Seam Binding Shades of Pink Sampler; Bow made with Original Bow Easy

Ink: Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black; image colored with Copic markers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen (for distressing)

Miscellaneous: Fabric Tape and Say It In Crystals pearl flourishfrom the Lyric Collection

See all Washi/Fabric tape here.

See all pearl flourishes here.

Find the tutorial for Deb’s signature Seam Binding Bows here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Here’s a visual of what Deb used today:



Scissors – a LaBlanche silicone stamp

See all LaBlanche stamps in stock here.

Deb’s image today was colored with Copic Markers.

Linda prepared a video a while back showing us how she colors the LaBlanche images with the Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

You can find that video coloring tutorial here.


This shows the Lyric 6×6 paper pad and the Lyric Seam Binding Sampler. The pad is also available in the popular A4 size (a little over 8 x 11)

All items in the Lyric Collection can be seen here.

All Seam Binding can be seen here.


Prima Washi and Fabric Tape – Lyric Collection

Fun stuff! Deb used the tape meaure tape on her project today. Love HOW she used it!

You can find all Decorative/Fabric/Washi Tape here.


This is the Shades of Pink Seam Binding Sampler that Deb used on her card today.

All Seam Binding, including Samplers, can be seen here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Feel free to scroll down to see all the lovely design team projects using new product.

Thank you for stopping in and a Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Steve and I are enjoying dinner out today with my Mom and Dad. We have no children around this weekend. Everyone is scattered in other states, so we have just the 4 of us for dinner today. I feel so blessed to still have my Mom and Dad here. God is Good!

Enjoy your day.

We’ll be back real soon!




3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Thinking of Mom – by Deb Saaranen”

  1. Luanne Ford says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your Mom. I understand, as my mom was a seamstress as well. She was my go to person for sewing and decorating. To this day, I think of her every time I go in a fabric store! Happy Mothers Day to you too!

  2. Colleen Horner says:

    Love the card! And so would my mother even though doing a little mending was the extent of her sewing talent. Mother loved all beauty and talent and would certainly appreciate yours. I miss her everyday. What a blessing she was in the lives of her family.


  3. Lynda Hill says:

    Beautiful card, beautiful tribute … Happy Mothers Day, Sharon!!

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