Monday, November 06, 2006

*My Mom Is Here*

My Mom is the one who introduced me to stamping. It was in November of 1996 and I was pregnant and visiting for my Dad's Birthday. She wanted to show me this new craft she discovered and I thought "Oh God, not again". Mom has done almost every craft known to woman over the years. Anyway, she showed me thermal embossing... and I was hooked. My husband bought me a bunch of stamping stuff (powders and a heat tool) for Christmas and I've never looked back. My first project was my Christmas Gift tags that first year... my first big project was Matthew's birth announcements a few months later.

So, Mom is here for 9 days to visit. Part of the reason for her trip is to watch the boyz while Bruce and I go to Vegas for the weekend. We are heading off on Thursday, going with 18 other people to celebrate my good friends' 40th birthday. It should be a lot of fun.

With Mom here, I am sure there will be a lot more crafting going on. It's so wonderful that Mom has found her card making groove again. She took a little break from things when my Dad passed away. She doesn't do a lot of stamping, but she loves to make cards... all sorts of intricate and time consuming designs. You can see some of her stuff (nothing new) on her Picture Trail site.

Mom arrived on Sunday afternoon and we spent the afternoon watching a football game (and yes, the team we were cheering for won!). After dinner she and I went down to my crafting space. It took me a while to find some creativity. Same as the last time I went down... I spent 2 hours on two things that didn't work out. But last night, I was productive.

This card came to me while playing with the Giga Scalloped Circle punch. My larger SU circle punch fits in the centre just perfectly (would probably make a great flower if I wasn't so in to making Christmas cards right now!). The colours I used are True Thyme, Vintage Violet, Cranberry Crisp and Whisper White. I added little dots to the scallops with white Liquid Pearls. The brads were an afterthought as the card needed that unknown "something".

Thanks for looking.... watch for more in the coming days!


Tracy.H said...

Well I hope you and Mom have lots of fun until you leave! You will have to post some of Mom's new creations too ;0)

Heather said...

Nancy, I hope you and Mom have a terrific time together. If she gets stumped, challenge her to create something before she gets to go shopping! hehe

Love the card.

Jennifer R said...

what a clever card! Have a great trip too!

Anonymous said...

you didnt give your mom enough credit. Her beaded card gallery is spectacular! thanks for your blog, I always enjoy stopping by :) mnhyraks

Trina said...

Hi Nancy,
Wow, love your new cards, their awesome!! It's so much fun to stamp with your family, isn't it!!

Thanks for motivating me to be creative.