Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Peonies for Mother's Day

Wow!  Time is flying by at record speeds now!  I really meant to post this last weekend, but life got in the way.  My baby is graduating from HS later this month so I had to get the invites in the mail and I was already a week late on doing that because I still hadn't ordered wallet prints from Snapshot and of course USPS didn't cooperate either.  I am so far behind the 8-ball that none of this really surprised me. Oh well, the invites should be hitting mailboxes between now and the end of the week.

So here's my Mother's Day cards for two wonderful ladies who have always been our cheerleaders throughout our entire lives and our children's lives.  We are truly blessed to still have them in our lives.  I know Mother's Day and Father's Day are very hard holidays for many.  Please know, I've been praying for everyone who has lost one or both of their parents.

I just had to have Altenew's Peony Bouquet when I saw this card by Tasnim Ahmed.  Utterly beautiful!!!  As I was struggling with making a card, I went back to this one and decided to CASE it.

I never met Al's Grandma Rose, but her peonies were in the front yard of their home and Grandpa Rose was just so proud of those peonies.  I, too, loved them and now wish, I had asked for clippings to replant in my garden before they sold his house.  As they say, hindsight is 20/20.

Grandma Rose's peonies were pink, but I don't have a lot of pink inks that I really like, so I went with yellow, which is both of my moms' favorite color.

Gina K's Pure Luxury White CS
SU's Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight CS
PTI's Lemon Tart ink
SU's Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate inks
Tuxedo Black ink
Altenew's Peonies Bouquet
PTI's Keep It Simple: Mothers Day Stamp Set

As you can see, I couldn't decide if I like the card on the Smoky Slate or Daffodil Delight, so I did one of each.  They didn't turned out as pretty as Tasnim's, but IRL them and our moms did, too, which is what means the most!

5 yrs old
You probably won't hear from me much for the rest of May and into June as we get ready for Tim's graduation and open house.  I'll post when I can.  Here's a few senior pics of my baby!!!

These were taken at our friends (Tim's Godparents' home).  Tim has grown up on their little hobby farm and we thought it would be a perfect setting for his pics.

The cow wanted her pic taken, too!

Our dog had to meet the cows, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do!  Have a great rest of your week.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful cards Sue and fabulous job on lining everything up so perfectly! And thanks a lot too, as I now think I NEED the Peony set! But anyway, gorgeous cards and they really do look fabulous in the yellows! And I remember seeing Tim at the hospital after he was born...where o where has the time gone?? :0)

  2. Your cards are so stunning, Sue! These peonies really are beautiful with all those wonderful layers of color detail. You stamped them perfectly!! I'm sure both moms loved them! Congrats to you son on his upcoming graduation! Time to open a new chapter for all of you. Best wishes to you all!


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