Friday, January 28, 2011

My Favorites Cards That Mom Made

Hi Everyone - you need to go pour yourself a cup of coffee and be prepared to sit for a while and read because I have a feeling that this will be a long post.  I've been so busy this week taking care of Jacob who has been terribly sick with bronchitis that I haven't had a chance to craft.  No crafty for Donna makes Donna a not so happy camper.  But I am glad to report that Jacob is feeling better each day - he didn't like being sick but he did like being out of school this week per his doctor's recommendation.

Now on to my post.  Mom and I decided that we would pick our favorite cards that the other made throughout the past six months since we started this blog.  As I was looking back over the months, it made me realize that Mom and I have been pretty busy.  It also made me realize just how talented my Mom really is at her craft!!

Mom and I had been making cards for a long time before we started this blog.  So some of these cards were made prior to the start of our blog.  The card that I picked as my favorite for July is the birthday card that my Mom gave to my dad for his birthday in August of 2009.  This card was my Daddy made over - he LOVED to be outside and when he was out there, he always had his wheelbarrow out.  He loved to plant flowers and watch them grow.

Now for August - Mom made this card for a sketch challenge.  She gave it to her grandson, Christopher and his fiancee (now wife) Stephanie at one of their bridal showers.  I personally think it's gorgeous.

On to September's card - When I was a little girl, I would come home from school and my mom would have made me a new dress to wear to church on Sunday.  I was the best dressed little girl at church - my mom could sew so good that you could not tell that my clothes were homemade!!  She even made my sister-in-law's wedding dress when my brother got married.  Told you she was talented!! 
Sew (ha - play on words) Mom made this card and entered it in the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge in September.  Well, she won!!  YEA!!!  I thought it was kinda ironic that she won a contest featuring something that she also does so well!!

October - Mom entered this card in a challenge on the Cricut Couple's blog.  The requirement was to post a card that you had made for someone you loved.  Well, there was NO ONE that my Mom loved more in this world than my Daddy.  She made this card for him in January of 2010 for their 50th Wedding Anniversary that was on February 5th.  As many of you know, my Daddy died on March 5th, 2010 - one month to the day after their anniversary!! When my mom gave my Daddy this card, we were all crying!  Daddy was our biggest fan and loved getting our homemade cards.  He always thought there was nothing like them!! 

Well, now I warned you that this post was going to be long, but I didn't warn you that you might need a kleenex too - SORRY about that!!  We're almost done - on to November!

Something that my Mom and I always loved to do together was color.  Now Mom has discovered the art of coloring digi stamps.  She has served as a Guest Designer on the Doodle Pantry blog.  This card was created with one of Laurie Wilson's digis from Doodle Pantry.  I personally love this little bird.  I've used him on several cards myself and he makes me smile every time I see him!!

Now last but not least,  December!!  Because of Mom's wonderful talent in card making and coloring digi stamps, she was asked to be on the Design Team for Nettie G's digi stamps.  This was one of the cards that she made as part of the Design Team - it's lovely and helps remind us of the true meaning of Christmas!! 

Well, I hope you have enjoyed viewing my favorite cards made by my blog partner, best friend, and Mom!!  As you have seen, she's not only a great Mom but a very talented crafter!!  Love you, MOM!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting with us again today!!  If you enjoyed viewing my favorites of my Mom's card, please send her some HUGS!!  One can never have too many hugs!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!


  1. Donna,
    What a great post, I loved reading the stories behind the cards. I can't pick which one I like th best. You and your mom are both great at making cards. Glad to hear Jacob is feeling better

  2. Awesome cards! Glad I had tissue on my desk! TFS

  3. They are all beautiful! I follow by email and don't always stop over to leave comments, but just had to after reading this post. I lost my dad in Oct 09, so I am always touched when you mention your daddy in your posts. You are both so talented and so blessed to have each other as best friends. TFS!
    aka cyimbugbitten

  4. Beautiful cards! Keep those creative crafty juices flowing because you inspire me.

  5. Those are all so beautiful! Thanks for taking us through the stories behind them; I love that even when they make me teary. God bless!

  6. You chose some great cards to post, Donna. I know it was hard because all your mon's cards are beautiful. A wonderful post.


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