Shhhhh… Don’t Tell Mom!

I found this really great sketch by Kerry Willard Bray at Pals Paper Arts this week (PPA248), and just HAD to make something with it.  I decided to go with a pretty floral design and make my Mom’s Mother’s Day card.  Remember, if you know my Mom, this is a secret!  This is one of those times were I’m glad she’s not computer literate.  🙂


These colors are perfect for my Mom.  She loves pastels and florals, so this DSP print from Gold Soiree was the perfect place to start.  In fact, Mom has a blouse that looks almost exactly like this print!  The beautiful flower focal point is a image from the Bloom With Hope stamp set and was colored with a blender pen and Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe and Pistachio Pudding, with a little gray for shading.

PPA248-Bloom-with-Hope-Mother's-DaI added lots of pearls for my Mom, too.  The pearls in the centers of the flowers were colored with the Blendabilities Calypso Coral Assortment.  The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set.  I just love all the separate words in the set; you can put them together for the perfect combination of words for just about any occasion.  There are 47 words on 28 stamps, and the photopolymer set makes it so easy to line them up in a jiffy.  The sentiment banner was layered on a strip of 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon that was cut in half lengthwise.

Kerry’s great sketch equaled a super quick and easy card.


Thanks for the inspiration, Kerry, and thanks to everyone who stopped by to look at my card!

Happy stamping!




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  1. Kim S

    Such a sweet and happy card. The sequins are a lovely touch and I love the jute banner!

  2. Kerry Willard Bray

    Your mom will love this Cindy! It is so incredibly beautiful! Miss you!

  3. linda callahan

    Whoa girlfriend…….this is gorgeous!

  4. Sabrina Radeck

    GORGEOUS!!! Love it!

  5. Anonymous

    I won’t breathe a word, Cindy. This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for playing with the PPA sketch challenge this week, Pal!

    1. Katy McGloin

      Guess I forgot to add my name when I published the comment… just wanted you to know it was me, LOL….

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  7. Lynn W.

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Your mother is a very blessed woman!

  8. Patti MacLeith

    OMG how beautiful! LOVE that ribbon behind the banner!! Miss you, Cindy!!

  9. JoAnn B.

    Gorgeous card. I love the colors and pretty flowers.

  10. Tonya Denton

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! 🙂

  11. Bobbi Miller

    WOWZERS!!! This is stunning, Cindy! I love the colors, and please tell me. Why in the world have I NOT yet used this beautiful paper:? Guess I was waiting for the perfect inspiration…and now I’ve got it. This is beautiful and I’m sure your Mom will adore it. Love the coloring, blending and pearls. Takes my breath away.!

  12. Brian King

    absolutely lovely, Cindy. I love every little pearl on your card, and I know she will, too.

  13. Dawn Tidd

    This is gorgeous, Cindy, you moth will LOVE it! The pearls scattered on the DSP look fantastic and so do you colored and layered flowers! So glad to see you in the gallery this week! I’ve missed you! 🙂

  14. Narelle Farrugia

    Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the depth you’ve given your flowers!

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