Friday, May 8, 2020

Thankful for You, Mom

Hi, Friends.....

Here's a sweet card I made for my dear MIL for Mother's Day. She doesn't look at my blog, so I am okay posting it a few days early! :)

Somewhere along the line...maybe thrift store...maybe from some inherited craft supplies...who knows???.... I came to own a very pretty package of floral coasters. I LOVE them!! They are perfect for pairing with a doily and sentiment for a quick but charming card. There are four different floral styles and I let hubby choose which one to put a Happy Mother's Day greeting inside for his mom's special day. He chose this pretty purple one.  

I love purple and use it a lot on my cards.  I often pair it with green or yellow, but this time I tried gray to coordinate with this pretty coaster.  I love how it gives a very serene look to a color that often is quite dramatic.

Supplies used include:
Unity "Thankful for You" stamp from grab bag - still trying to track down which set it came from.
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray
Salvaged white cardstock from a mailing advertisement
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Floral Coaster from stash
White Doily from my stash
Background panel from K&Co.
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope all you ladies out there know how vital and important you are...whether you are technicaly a Mother or not. All women play a crucial role as examples and mentors to the young ladies of today. Thank you for shaping the world of tomorrow.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Business Challenge #29 - AG
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 114
3. Kat Scrappiness May Challenge - Celebrate Moms
4. As You Like It - Favorite Color to Pair with Purple
5. TCP May Challenge #368 - Everyday Heroes
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #438-#439 - Anything Goes
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge
8. Dare2BArtzy May Challenge - In the Garden
9. Double D Challenge - Lavender/Lilac/Purple

10. Cards und More Shop Challenge - Sketch



  1. Beautiful card Janis, I'm sure your MIL will love it. xx

  2. Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of Lavenders~Lilac~Purple at Double D challenges…
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.
    [aNNie design team member for Double D challenges

  3. A very pretty card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. so pretty card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge over at Cards und More!

  5. Beautifully made with the coasters, they are are pretty!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Another BEAUTY!!! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lavenders~Lilacs~Purples’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Very pretty in purple and grey. Love the floral coaster with the doily.

  8. Oh sweet violets How lovely ...Lis

  9. Wow a beautiful card Janis, the image is so cute
    and your background paper is fantastic!
    Valerija xx

  10. Lovely card! I love the doily detail around the image!

    We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  11. Thanks for joining the AYLI challenge with your beautiful card - good luck!
    Anne x

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member
    Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio


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