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.)
Brown Sugar Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge - For Mom
QKR Stampede Challenge #137 - Mother's Day Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge #104 - Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge - Ribbon and/or Lace
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge # 155- Mother's Day
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.