They’ll sure taste good this winter…

I’ve been missing my Mommy lately…she hasn’t been feeling well for a while now and I’ve been trying to get to IL to give her some hugs and kisses, but it’s looking like it will be a couple more weeks before I’ll get to do that. So, I made her Mother’s Day card this morning. This card is a tribute to all the backbreaking work she did to keep 9 kids, a husband and many more mouths fed over the years with the thousands of quarts of veggies she canned. Yes, I said thousands. I wish she had kept track of just how many quarts she canned – she could win some kind of award, I’m sure!

I started with SU gumball green cs; stamped it with the tomato from the SU Homegrown set colored with su garden green and cherry cobbler markers; then added a rustic look to the background using the SU spritzer tool with green, black and red markers. I cut two sizes of SU labels out of the SU Orchard harvest dsp – sponged and layered with pop dots; stamped the tomato on SU poppy parade cs and sponged edges with cherry cobbler ink; cut the image with the su cannery dies and cut another one out of clear transparency plastic to layer on top of the first one to make it look more like a jar; cut the cloth top and layered those pieces and tied with misc twine; layered on top of labels with pop dots; stamped sentiment (SU Homegrown) twice and layered/sponged; tied su cherry cobbler tulle ribbon and wrapped a misc large brad around the knot; inside sentiment is from su Messages for Mom set “Amazing, incredible, one who does it all. Happy Mother’s Day.”

That’s the way I feel about my Mommy…she truly did it all. When us kids complained about helping with the produce, she would always say, “yeah, but they’ll sure taste good this winter when the snow is flying!” I hope she enjoys this card!
Canned goodness


I’m back!

cherry on top


fathers day shoe

hive sweet hive

mothers day hummingbird

resurrected a very old SU set called "oh, how we danced"...this is for Ken's cousin's wedding in a few weeks...

resurrected a very old SU set called “oh, how we danced”…this is for Ken’s cousin’s wedding in a few weeks…

secret gardenI’ve been away from the blog for too long! I’m planning on resurrecting my blog…hope to get some new followers. Here’s a taste of what I’ve been working on lately – some are from a spring card class I held a few weeks ago. We did Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter cards.