Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Mom's Challenge

This week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we would love to see your Mother's Day cards or projects. You really only have to create a card or project with a woman on it, but if you make it for Mom, you get a second chance at the prize.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the amazing

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Stamping Bella
. Emily has offered a $25.00 gift certificate to purchase any thing of your dreams. Stamping Bella is now carrying Mo Manning Stamps. Woo Hoo!!!

I find Mother's Day cards and projects hard to do as I lost my wonderful Mom in 93 to the horrible disease of breast cancer. My mom was extremely talented. She played guitar, painted water colors, oils, pastels, anything she could dabble in she did. So to try to take away from that I decided to make my project for me. I am a mom, a really busy one, but a mom indeed.

My older son finished hockey this spring. He's played since he was 4, so this year was hard for me knowing it was over. However I did still have one very talented hockey player left. Not so. He has informed me that he is done with hockey and doesn't want to go back. Maybe next year was the best I got. So all the money, (and believe me, with 2 boys in rep hockey, there's tons of money spent) that would have been spent on hockey has now been rerouted to my new jar, Mom's new fund. This will now be used soley for scrapbooking retreats. I figure that means at least 4 per year. Besides now I won't be at the rink every weekend, so that frees up the time for me to go. Time to celebrate!!

For my project I used Basic Grey - Wisteria paper. Coincidently I happened to use a Stamping Bella stamp, which totally was not planned. I colored her with my copics, and mounted her with my nestibilities. I then added her to a strip of co-ordinating paper and wrapped it around my jar. I added a bit of ribbon around and pulled the ends up through a purplle button. I then took some plastic skates that I had purchesed somewhere along the lines and glittered them with purple glitter dust. I tied the bow through them. I added some lace around the rim, wrote out on the lid with stickles, and finally added purple flowers around the rim.

Please enter in this week for a chance at this fabulous prize. Let's see what mother's day cards and projects you can come up with this week.

Hugs xx


Debbie said...

Hi Carolyn,
Oh dear a double edged sword for you ~~ Sad the boys are no longer playing hockey, but happy 'cos you get lots more dosh to spend...
You sound like you have been a wonderful dedicated mom, but now it's ME TIME!! For You!
The wee jar as fab, you have decorated it beautifully, get it filled and have a great time away at Scrapbook camp! Debbiexx

Danielle said...

Great little project Carolyn - and even better knowing what the jar is going to get filled up with!! I'm loving the Bella image too - very cute!
Hugs, Danielle