Sunday, May 3, 2015


Spring means it is time to clean up the clutter in preparation for the Mother's Day Luncheon I have each year for all the gals in the family.  This will be our 21st gathering.  We have our fingers crossed that Mary and baby Benjamin will make the trip up from Maryland this year.  He is only 10 months old and most of us haven't met him yet.  My niece, Roxanne, and her 4 year old daughter, Ronin, are already on the road, driving all the way in from Chicago.  It's a lot of work, but it is also my Mother's Day gift to my mother, one which she has thoroughly enjoyed for the past 20 years.  
Getting back to the clutter....  I've already gotten the flower beds spruced up.  I've started on the window and curtain washing.  
And then there is the craft clutter.....  
That's an issue, cause I have tons of craft clutter.  
It would be really cool to get a sunken dining room table, kind of like a pool table, and just have a big wood cover to go over top and hide everything when I need to use the room as it was originally intended.
Sorry, I was dreaming.

While relocating some of the stuff, for lack of a better word, I came across a piece of CS that I cut a little while ago when I came across this card fold.  No time like the present to turn it into a Mother's Day card.

 The front sticker is from K&C Co., stamped sentiments and flowers are CTMH,  EF is Stampin Up, scalloped oval is a Spellbinders die cut, and Skittles are the new summer colors from Double Click.

Before returning to decluttering, I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #309 - April showers bring May flowers (I'm going with flowers.) 
QKR Stampede Challenge #137 - Mother's Day Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge #104 - Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge - Ribbon and/or Lace
Scrapbooker PhD Challenge #23 - Mother's Day (optional flowers)
Double Click Challenge - for Mom or a girl
Scrappy Land Challenge #16 - pearls and/or lace (I've used lace and a Spellbinders scalloped oval die.)

Did you see the photos of the 9 cards I made at the Spring Extravaganza yesterday?  They are one post down.


  1. Fabulous...simply fabulous! I love your dimensional card, so creative and just perfect for Mother's Day. Thank you so much for playing along with us at DoubleClick Skittles - Guest Designer Kim

  2. That sounds like a wonderful event! Your card is awesome, just the perfect colors for summer! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  3. Such a sweet card! Have a great Mother's Day Luncheon! I think it is awesome that you do that every year! Everyone must really look forward to it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #16!

  4. Hi, Debi! I love seeing what you are up to, and the new designs you create. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Spring!

    This card is wonderful with all the dimension and interaction - thank you for taking great photos. Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  5. WOW!! Great card!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Past GDT -Rhonda

  6. oh this card is super cute, I love the colors and the shape of the card too. Thanks for joining us at the Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog -Annalisa (DT)

  7. What an awesome tradition and memories you are making!! So impressed!! Love the idea of your get together and you card is darling - has such a fun and sweet feel to it!!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for A Mom or a Girl challenge!!

    Taunya Butler( Past Guest Designer

  8. Beautiful many dimensions! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge "Mother's Day Cards"

    Brenda DT

  9. beautiful card! Nice & Cheery! :D
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
    Sara (DT)

  10. Wonderful card! Have fun at your event. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  11. Great Mother's Day card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Mother's Day Challenge. Karal DT

  12. Lovely card, hope you gathering went well.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Such an awesome card! A great fun fold. Thank you for joining the DoubleClick For a Mom or Girl Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties


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