Mother’s Day Card {Using Silhouette Sketch Pens}

Remember the stenciled mason jar vased with flower love notes that I shared earlier this week?  Well, Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I needed a card to go along with my Mom's gift.  So yesterday I set to work creating a card for my sweet Mother.  Cards mean a lot in our family.  My parents almost always tear up when they read our cards--every birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc.!  And my Mother saves each and every one.

I used some Silhouette sketch pens to create this quick and easy Mother's Day card.


Say hello to my brand new CAMEO!  This beauty arrived on my doorstep just a few short weeks ago.  I am in LOVE, my friends.  I have long supported both the Cricut and the Silhouette--as equally as I possibly could.  I have seen pro's and con's to both machines.  However, this week I have really gotten to know my CAMEO.  The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software is beyond incredible!  I am excited to practice even more!

BUT my lil' machine came to me with a defective blade.  So I put my thinking cap on to create a project that did not require any cutting.  Instead, I wanted to practice a bit with my new sketch pens.

I was given a pack of glitter sketch pens and metallic sketch pens.  Aren't they pretty?  I learned a little trick along the way.  It appears that the sketch pens work best if the paper has not been touched.  If the paper has any oils from your fingers, the image shows up only part-way.

The rest was simple!  I inserted the sketch pen into the blade holder, designed the card and image in the software, and it came out beautifully!  This image is butterfly_floral_lace_square_C00500_19210.

I just had to use the old-fashioned method of doing the actual cutting out of the card.  (Can you believe I actually had to use scissors?!  Sheesh!  The Silhouette just makes me lazy.)

One of my Mother's favorite songs is "I Often Go Walking", and I wanted to use one of the lyrics for her card.  My Mom loves flowers.  She could spend all day long in her garden.  Everything about flowers makes me think of my Mother, so this lyric was just perfect.  I used the black sketch pen to sketch the tag and the words on burgundy cardstock.

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Stenciled Mason Jar Vase {For Mother’s Day!}

I love Mother's Day.  Being a mother is the most important part of who I am!  I owe so much to my incredible Mother...  She taught me everything I know.

I was thrilled to participate in Plaid's Mother's Day Campaign.  They sent me a whole box full of crafting goodies to create a beautiful and meaningful gift for my Mamacita!  Here is what I came up with:

I created this stenciled mason jar vase with burlap and bakers twine!  Each flower has a very special meaning because each one represents a member of our family.  (More on that later!)

I love daisies.  The name of my blog is no accident.  Daisies equal happiness for me!  I thought these would be the perfect way to express our appreciation for my Mom, a true flower enthusiast!

It was like Christmas morning when I ripped open this package of amazing supplies from Plaid's Martha Stewart's craft line.  Talk about creative inspiration in a box!  There was acrylic paint, glitter, all sorts of stencils, a heating tool, a spray painting kit, every kind of brush I could imagine, a sweet tote bag, and all sorts of stenciling accessories packed inside.


I even created a "haul video" showing the entire crafting stash as I opened the box.

** For the record, I set up the tripod and taped myself while mr. oopsey was out of town.  I felt a bit awkward!  I'm still new to vlogging, but if you want a tiny sneak peek of the new house, maybe focus on the background instead of me!  Ha!


For this particular project, I wanted to try out the spray painting kit.  Hello!  Turning acrylic paint into spray paint just sounds fun.  So I gave it a shot! This was shockingly easy!

I carefully followed the directions on the sprayer kit to mix the correct proportions of the gloss spray medium with acrylic paint.  Then I simply twisted the sprayer onto the bottle.  Easy, right?

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day has always been such a special day for me.
Our very first Mother's Day together, Little Man's Daddy gave him a beautiful blessing at church.  Today our family is spending the day together in a very wonderful place.  (More on THAT coming up...)

I am so many different things...
A wife,
a sister,
a daughter,
a friend,
a teacher
and yes, even a blogger,
but that role of being a Mommy is so near and dear to my heart.
Last week, Little Man decided that I am no longer "Mom."  He has officially changed my title to "Mama Bear."  (Too many Berenstain Bears book perhaps?) But that is totally fine with me.  This sweet Little Man simply melts my heart.

To all the mothers of past, present, and future 
PLUS all those amazing women who nurture, love, and teach...

Etched Handprint Frame

It's always nice when someone can TELL you what they want as a gift.
My mother-in-law was very clear that all she wanted for Mother's Day was Little Man's handprints in a frame.
Well, that's easy enough!!
To jazz up this project just a bit I decided to mod podge the mat AND etch the glass in the frame.
Little Man was very specific that he wanted his handprints to be GREEN.  It wasn't the color I was scheming in my head, but we made it work!  I think the most stressful part of the whole process was getting 2 clean handprints from a wiggly 2-year-old.
I started out with an 11x14 frame and a mat to fit snugly inside.
To jazz up the mat a bit, I traced the mat onto coordinating scrapbook paper and mod-podged the paper right on.

Spoiled Rotten!

My husband know me way too well!!!  He surprised me with this:
Needless to say, I won't be needing to buy any spray paint any time soon.
Look how sweet!  He also used a $1 Michael's frame to create a priceless Mother's Day gift for me.  I am so impressed that he really crafted for me!!  

Add to that:  I mentioned yesterday how much I wished we had shelves in Little Man's closet.  Last night, he whipped some up!   Now I have all of the toys organized so I can rotate them for extra pleasure.  How's that for the best Mother's Day gift ever?!
Of course flowers were also a part of my day.  And a new Coach watch.  And a pasta bar, 100% cooked by the hubs.  I was one spoiled Mommy on Mother's Day.  I think he set the bar a little high for Father's Day.  Yikes!

Happy Mother’s Day!

14 1/2 months ago, I became a Mommy...

Every day since has seemed like Christmas!

He is definitely my little buddy.  He always makes me smile.


Happy Mother's Day!

Enjoy your kids and enjoy the amazing women in your lives!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Idea

How wonderful are our Mom's?! 
 I know that my Mom is always on her feet, and she definitely needs to take a load off.  What better way to relax than with a pedicure?!

Last Mother's Day was pretty hectic for our family.  Little Man was blessed on Mother's Day~such a special day!!  I had my entire family and in-laws in town AND it was my brother's birthday.  Needless to say, it was a little crazy.  Anyway, I ended up doing pedicure gift certificates for my Mother and Mother-in-Law.  

If you would like to download your own pedicure certificate, go for it!  Just click here. If you're interested in my other Mother's Day downloads, just click on the side bar.
Have a fabulous weekend!!  Pamper those awesome women in your lives!!  
PS If you're visiting from New Friend Friday, be sure to link up your baby ideas for Baby Week!  We'd love to see any kind of baby ideas you have, past or present!
The Girl Creative

Garden Rocks for Grandma

Still looking for an idea for Mother's Day for your kiddos to give their Grandma's???
 My Little Man and nephew just spent the morning making these:
Ladybug garden rocks for the leading ladies in our lives!!  My sister and I wanted a way to honor OUR mom's through our kiddo's.  Our Mom loves to garden and has the greenest thumb of anyone I know.... so we painted these pretty rocks so she can think of her grandchildren when she sees them!
We started out with 3 oval rocks and painted them red. 
To help guide the kids when painting the spots, I painted a line down the middle of each rock.  I also painted the eyes and mouth.
The boys painted the spots using black paint and a cue-tip.  We only helped a little!  🙂

When the black paint was dry, we sprayed each rock with a coat of sealant to protect the rocks from weathering in the outdoors.

All done!
We made cards with a cute poem on the inside.  The poem is so perfect!  When I was a teacher, my students made these each year for their Mom's on Mother's Day, but I think this will work just perfect for Grandma!!
Of course you can download the ladybug poem here if you want to make your own!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Mother’s Day Download… better late than never!

Are flowers in your mother's future?
You know... for Mother's Day!  (By the way, it's coming up--Sunday, May 9th?!)
How about some tags for the occasion?   Chrysanthemums are simple and elegant, and a perfect way to show your Mum some love!  Throw on a cute tag and some jute, and you've got yourself a Mother's Day gift!  Of course it doesn't have to be just for your mum... mum-in-law, visiting teacher, aunt, sister, friend, stranger!  You get the point.
There are 3 tags to choose from:
You can download these here or from my sidebar.  They might just make a cute cupcake topper too... why not?!  I think I will try it out.  🙂 Just another way we can show the women in our life how much we love them!

Mother’s Day Word Collage

I was racking my brain yesterday to come up with a Mother's Day project... and then I saw this idea at Projects, Pinching Pennies, and Plugging Along and knew I could adapt it for Mother's Day.
Here is what I came up with! In Photoshop, I created this image with words that described my Mom.  I used the names of my Dad, me, and all of the kids in my family.  I printed the picture last night at Costco and bought a frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  (Score!)  I just added paper to the mat board in the frame, a little bit of ribbon, and ta-dah!  I love how it turned out, and I plan on doing one for Father's Day also.  

So for free download Friday, I created a Mother word collage--BUT it is not specific.  I took off all the names of people in my family and made it a bit more generic so it could fit a lot of the sweet mothers out there.  It looks like this:
You can download the full image here.  I designed it to be 5x7, so if you're going to print off a different size you'd probably have to re-format it.  I hope someone out there can use this... let me know if you do!  I'd love to see!
It feels so good to have Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts already planned.  Normally I don't plan this far in advance!  🙂  Happy Friday!!

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