Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I hope you all got to enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day. Mine was spent with my family. Nothing to exciting but any day that we all have the day off and can do as we want is a great day! The kids and DH surprised me with my Mother's day gift this year. They got me a big planter for our front porch area and a gift card so I can go and get flowers to fill it up. I love this time of year and have been wanting to get some flowers but of course haven't found the time. I will be doing that soon! The biggest surprise of all though was an airline ticket to are you ready.... you will never guess but it is something that those of you that follow my blog will be enjoying too! I am going to Stampin'UP Convention in Salt Lake City. We have talked about this at club and I had decided that this year was not the year for me to go because of DD's birthday and while I still not want to miss her birthday I know that we will celebrate when I get back. I will just have to get her something really cool from the Memento Mall since the girl is so much like her mother and likes all things Stampin'UP. Now I understand that I also have me wonderful SIL to thank as she helped arrange the ticket, so if you are reading this THANK YOU! DH took the time off from work already and I registered for Convention this afternoon, so know all I need it a hotel room and I am set. I hope to bring back all kinds of new ideas that I can share with all of you my wonderful customers and blog followers.

Now of course you didn't come by today to hear about what I got for Mother's Day. I do have a card to share today and I will share the one that DD made also later this week. She did a great job on my card. The card I am sharing is a technique that was demonstrated at the Seattle Regionals by Connie Ingram and originated with Crystal French from Denver. It has since been seen all over the blog world. I of course had to give it a try and have fallen in love with this technique. It is really quite simple and the results are quite a wow! I will be showing you how to do the Watercoloring on Shimmer Cardstock at our club meetings this month.

This is the card that I made for my grandma which I gave to her today. I used the same technique for some of the other mother's day cards that I made. The picture doesn't show off the card quite like I would like, it is really shimmery in real life. The hardest part about the card is cutting out all the flowers but I don't mind. Would you like to learn how to make this type of watercolor flower then let me know and you can be a guest at our Stamp Club. Well, that is all for today. Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for info on a new technique that I am working on. Let me know if you have any questions or just leave me a comment on what you think of the card. Enjoy the rest of your Mother's Day, Tonya

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