Calendar Girls - Mother's Day ♥

Good Morning, blogging friends! 
I cannot believe it's almost May!
Before we know it, it will be the SUMMER - yes! 
I can't wait!  That not only means having my babies home (yay!)
from school but a much needed break for me - hee hee!
I love the summer so much ♥
But I'm getting ahead of myself!
I'm actually posting my Calendar Girl card (a day late - shhhh!)
Carol was our hostess this month and her theme was to create a card with a Mother's Day
theme and use the color pink or red.
About my image:  It's really an old stamp that I saw and just HAD TO HAVE,
seriously, like 8-9 years ago!
I spied it in a card magazine and tracked it down - they were unavailable
and I sat and watched ebay for forever.  One day, it popped up!
I had 2 of my friends along side me watching it and luckily, I was the only bidder - so my .99c treasured stamp means the world to me and I was
glad to ink it up (again!) for this challenge.  I stamped it in
Kiwi Kiss to offset the colors in the paper ~ it just didn't look right
in my Momento black ink.  It felt right to put some matching color on it
since it's a 'stand alone' stamp.  Up close, as you can maybe see,
it's very Monet' - a tiny series of little dots!  Love it :)
I spied this GORGEOUS color combo challenge at
the Cupcake Inspirations blog and just had to use it!
I also followed the sketch at Paper Players #193 this week, super pretty ♥

Carol asked us to share a special memory about our mom ~
one thing that stands out amidst many wonderful things about her is that she can multi-task in the most wonderful manner! 
Growing up in a military family, we not only moved around all the time,
but she was a wonderful baker, chef, seamstress, party planner, etc!
In between sewing handmade dresses and clothes for me,
clothes for my dolls and the dolls themselves, but was always making
a blanket, quilt, wedding cake, the entire bridal party dresses, foods for
parties, etc!  I don't know how she managed it all ~ I'm barely able to get
meal on the table at night with all the food groups covered, LOL!
I love my mom and she's an amazing lady,
always someone I aspire to be like in many ways ♥
Be sure to stop in and see what the other Calendar Girls made
with this wonderful theme!
I'll enter my card into The Paper Players 193
Big Hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Such a lovely card Kelly. Thanks for sharing your memories of your mom - what a delight!

  2. Kelly, this is lovely. I totally like the DP and the colors. The yellow from the image makes fits great.

  3. What a beautiful card!! I love, love the stamp!! How awesome you were able to track it down!! The papers are so gorgeous!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. What a beautiful image and sentiment.....and card! So lovely, Kelly! Glad you were able to get that image!

  5. Kelly--your card brings tears to my eyes. I have never seen that image or heard that saying--but it is wonderful and so true!

  6. Kelly, your card is gorgeous! I definitely see why you had to have that stamp. WOW! What a treasure it is with that incredible saying!

    Love your color scheme and the placement of the bling. Perfect card! And great story about your mom, too!

  7. Without a doubt, our mom's are super heros! Beautiful card!

  8. The colors are really pretty together and feature your shopped for very hard stamp well!

    The card looks great and your mom sounds amazing!

  9. Wow, wow, wow, your card is amazing I can see why you needed to have that stamp. I just love your card. I'm pretty sure you inherited you moms mad multitasking skills...Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady, just like her daughter..thanks for sharing. Great job on the challenge my friend..

  10. This is just so Lovely Kelly. I love that image.

  11. Beautiful card- loving the color combo- you are such a Whiz kid at colors and DP! What a fab story about finding the stamp- at the right price. Oh- your Mom sounds like a Superwoman- kinda like you : ) Bless you!

  12. Kelly this is an absolutely beautiful card - I can understand why you wanted it that stamp :-).
    Love the card you have made and the way the colours have come together.

  13. Oh my, I can see why you just had to have this stamp, it's incredible! Love the color combination too, so pretty.
    Your mom sounds like Wonder Woman! I can see why you aspire to be like her, and I think you are!

  14. What a wonderful card and I love that image. I bet your Mum was thrilled to read this tribute!
    Carol x

  15. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  16. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations. Good Luck!
    - Sandy, DT Sweetie

  17. Kelly, your stamp is gorgeous! I like that you stamped it In a color other than black. Those papers so pretty. I love the colors.

  18. I love that image and sentiment! And the words describing your mom were lovely. Like you, I'm looking forward to having my kids home all the time for summer!

  19. I love the sentiment on this fabulous vintage image, Kelly! I see my own mother in your description of yours!!

  20. Awesome sketch you used Kelly! I love the colors too...very nice my friend!!!

  21. Oh, I'm so glad you found your $.99 cent stamp that you loved so much. It is really special. What a pretty card with a lovely sentiment. You put your cards together so beautifully with your papers.

    Mothers are so special, aren't they?

  22. So lovely! That stamp is a find! The sentiment is very touching too!

  23. Beautiful card and a nice tribute to your Mother!

  24. Very pretty, Kelly! I absolutely love the image and the paper. You did a wonderful job with the sketch. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  25. What a wonderful memory of your mom, Kelly! Love your beautiful mix of papers and that stunning image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  26. What a beautiful card !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations !!! Hope you join us again !!

  27. Pretty colors, pretty papers, pretty card ☺ Love it!

  28. What a gorgeous card and the colors are just so vibrant. LOVE your 99 cent stamp!

  29. This is so elegant and your bargain stamp is lovely!!