Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flowers to all the Mothers reading this!

These are the first blooms I have ever gotten on my lilac bush.  
I started it several years ago when it was a tiny 8 inch twig.  Finally!
Happy Mother's Day!

Yesterday was our 20th annual Mother's Day Lunch.  I started having it as a gift to my own mother, all the girls in the family gathered together.  This year we welcomed our newest family member to the annual tradition, little Laila.  Another 5 generation event - and, yes, we did get a picture.

A few weeks ago, there was a project pictured in the Weekly Scrapper that caught my eye and sent me immediately for a piece of DP so I could try it myself. 
 I knew I had to make this for my Mother's Day Lunch favors.  

I followed the simple directions given at Weekly Scrapper.  However, I drew a template to trace and cut since I didn't have the die cut from SU.  I used a punch to get the scallops across the bottom of the dress.  And I added the little tags, made using the CTMH cricut cartridge and CTMH stamps. 

There's a little box in the middle for some goodies (of the chocolate variety, naturally!).
They looked so cute lined up on the piano!

I am very happy to enter this party favor in some fun challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody # 41 - Anything  Goes
Feeling Crafty Challenge #28 - One for Girls/Ladies
Just for Fun Challenge - Ribbon or Lace
Lia Stampz Challenge #64 - Anything But a Card
One Crazy Stamper May Challenge - Anything Goes and an Embellishment
Scrap It Girl! May Challenge - Mother's or Mother Nature
Treasured Times Challenge #17 - Mother's Day Anything but a Card
Simply Create Too Challenge #61 - Anything but a Card
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything but a Card

Here's my adorable great granddaughter, Laila, all dressed up for her first Mother's Day Lunch.
She was all smiles for her mama!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Ladies!


  1. Gorgeous and creative dress cards. Totally awesome and so cute. Love the pic of your granddaughter. Thanks for playing along with us on Scrap It Girl.

  2. Beautiful lilacs and the dress cards are just to fabulous. Your creativity is off the chain (OTC) and I need to borrow a bit of it. Thank you for joining us at Mema's Crafts this month. We wish you much luck and hope you will visit and play with us often.

  3. Debi, It's a good thing you put Laila's photo last; otherwise none of us would ever get passed those gorgeous dimples to look at your project. Love the leopard skin outfit for her first Mother's Day luncheon. :-D OK, now to the project -- I love those aprons! Great job making your own template for them. I'm definitely going to have to make some of those for a women's luncheon that I have coming up in June. Delightfully clever idea! TFS it.

  4. Ooops, completely forgot to say thanks for playing in our "Use Ribbon" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck, my friend. NC

  5. so cute thank you for joining the dtc challenge. hugs

  6. Fantastic Debi, and how gorgeous is your great grand-daughter xxx

  7. Wow!!!! These are fantastic!!! LOVE the shape!! What a fabulous tradition you have.. and they were so lucky to get this!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. These look FABULOUS!!! LOVE the paper you used - I'm a sucker for polka dots :) What a fun party favor for a wonderful event! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. Your apron favor boxes are delightful--bet all the ladies loved them! Very glad you joined in the Simply Create Too "Anything But a Card Challenge" & hope you enter our next challenge also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  10. OMG! these are way too cute and lovely and OMG! Laila is adorable and love her dimples, cute cute!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  11. Super cute boxes and OMG, little Laila is adorable! I stopped by..coming from DTC-love your project!
    Sherrie K

  12. Thank you so much for sharing with us on the Anything but a Card challenge at Simply Create Too. Your favors look awesome. I am sure all the ladies loved them!

    Hugs, Melissa DT

  13. These are gorgeous! So is Laila! Must have missed this when my computer was down. Just popping by to say that you placed in the Top 3 at Crafty Ribbons! Congratulations!!!

  14. The ill' dresses are adorable and so is Laila

  15. Wow! These are so awesome!! What a great party favor! I love the aprons too! Very nice! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! Hope to see you next month! :) And that's a beautiful grandbaby! :)

  16. these are brilliant, great party favours & what a cutie of a granddaughter, ,Thanks for joining OMCF for our fortnightly challenge hope to see you here for the next one,Good Luck Pam DT

  17. ok so 1st of all HOW adorable is that little baby :) what a great reason to be proud! And totally awesome favors! Just love the shapes you have made!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  18. Beautiful cards thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

  19. Thank you so much for joining our May Challenge Ribbon/Lace, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

    Oh these are adorably sweet and so useful for many occasions. Love the shape and the spotty paper. Very clever idea with the 3D apron and ribbon tie.

    We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  20. Adorable creation! Great colors. Perfect for our ribbon challenge at Open Minded Crafting. Thanks for playing. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  21. Congrats on your of my grans is called Laila.

  22. These favour boxes are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

  23. Really nice one! Thanks for taking part in Scrap it Girl challenge!

  24. That is adorable! What a cute idea! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  25. Super cute! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Scrap It Girl this month!

  26. SUPERDUPER cute card.....thanks for joining us @ Scrap it Girl!

  27. now that is adorable....thanks for taking the May Scrap It Girl Challenge!

  28. Sweet!!! And that great grand daughter of yours! She's precious!!!!!!Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  29. Fabulous favours and a beautiful great grandchild! Hugs, Lesley


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