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Friday, May 7, 2010

PPD Challenge #3


This is for the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #3

This card was inspired by two other Papertrey Paper Dolls. Thanks, Jen Carter, for the color inspiration. Thanks, Laurie, for the background paper idea. I loved the color combo Jen used. As I've mentioned numerous times, I'm slowly trying to use more color in my creations. When I saw Jen's card, I knew I had to try pairing Aqua Mist and Hibiscus Burst. I had to include Kraft because, c'mon, it's me. I include Kraft in almost all of my creations. When I saw Laurie's card, I loved the way she used In Bloom to create a background. I pulled out that set and at the last minute decided to try using Delightful Dahlias, since the sentiment came from that set. 

This card will be given to my MIL on Sunday when we take her to brunch. I have to admit, I hate Mother's Day. My own mom passed away from lung cancer in October of 2005, less than two months after being diagnosed. The pain is still very, very fresh. I try to put on a bright face for my own two babies, but suffice it to say I still feel empty on Mother's Day. I haven't found anyone who can hold a candle to my mom or even help fill the void in her absence. I miss her every day.  

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)    
Stamps: Delightful Dahlias  
Ink: Fresh Snow, Chocolate Chip (SU)  
Paper: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Kraft    
Other: flowers (MM)
Size: 5" x 5"

15 comments:

Susan said...

Oh this is so very pretty!! Love the dahlias on the pink carstock! She is going to love it!

Suzanne said...

Hi Deena, I love the color combination and this use of the Dahlia stamp.

I am sorry that Mother's Day is so hard for you. Your mom would be so proud to know how many lives you brighten each day in the PTI forum and in our blogs. You are such a special person, I am sure because of her.

Lee Anne said...

This card is wonderful. The sketch really worked well for you today!

I totally understand your lack of enthusiasm for Mother's Day. I am in the same situation as you are and it is always hard on me. I can relate.

Michelle said...

Pretty card, Deena! I'm sorry that Mother's Day illicits sad feelings for you. I'm sending you hugs!

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful card! I am sure your mom would be so proud of you and your creativity! Your MIL will love it!

Jessica said...

So pretty, I love the colours!

I'm so sorry about your mom - big hugs this weekend.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh Deena, I'm so sorry Mother's Day is difficult for you. Sending big hugs your way! This card is beautiful. I'm sure your MIL will appreciate the time you put into making her a special card.

Sue Ann said...

I can only imagine how hard this is for you but take the good from your mom and realize that she made you into the wonderful loving mom you are to your children. i am sure you see her in them because you are her daughter. I hope your day is as good as it can be ........ oh and the card is very pretty your MIL will love it!!!

BonnieRose said...

big big hugs gf... xo Your card is perfect... Smile.. and enjoy the sunshine!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers stamped in white for the background!

Jennifer Carter said...

That is so pretty! I love your colors, the background and the flowers with gems! I'm so glad I could inspire you as you are very inspiring yourself! :)

Barbara said...

Very pretty! I like the white flowers, too! MIL will love it!

Amy said...

The dahlia stamps are some of my favorite flower stamps! Beautiful card!

I TOTALLY understand about Mother's Day....my mom passed away suddenly a month before her 60th birthday. A week later I found out I was pregnant with our daughter. An angel sent her to me to get through this tough time!! I miss my mom everyday and still pick up the phone sometimes to call her but can't. I miss her so much.

C Stephens said...

Such a lovely card Deena.

Lisa V. said...

Deena, I love the background you created for your card. Very pretty.

I am sorry to hear about your mom. I can't imagine how your entire life shifts when this happens. She is with you every day and especially with your two children.