Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Lucky Stars!


I'm a lucky girl...

Darling kids, wonderful family and a terrific place to live... Truly LUCKY, indeed.

Unfortunately, I do not always have the benefit of that perspective. {Wah!} A lot of the time, I feel overworked, underpaid, under-appreciated and always, always behind... Especially with Thank You cards. I have the best of intentions, REALLY! The more I have to THANK, the grander my intentions and the bigger my creative ideas.... and mostly, the "behinder" I get...


Soooooooooo, I owe my mom A LOT OF THANKS! I know... She's my mom - of course I have a lot to thank her for! hee hee But she's just the most darling mom, living her BEST life, brave and true, and always, such a wonderful supporter, friend and FABULOUS grandmother, or NANNY as we call her. Anywhoo, I owe her, big time! Since she gave me the sum of my 50% Irish heritage, I get particularly THANKFUL around St. Patty's Day, so here's a little thing I put together for her...




If any of you lovely CHALLENGE oriented friends are rubbing your eyes wondering...
Those colors.... Weren't they? YES! Last weeks Color Throwdown Palette!



And the foldy-open orientation, YEP! The JUGS from last round... and, uh, NO, you didn't see them during the ACTUAL challenge period... Did I mention I get a lil' behind, every now and then...



Anyway, the project took on a life of its own and I decided to make it a little tribute to my lovely mom, in celebration of her very own Leprechauns! My two lil' pups... cavorting on our hill with some of our BIG pups and an whole lot-o-the-green! I've been stricken with Spring fever, I truly have!




Sorry for the many photos, but I made her a little card featuring... many photos....



I celebrated with these fantastic colors and many and multiple materials,
including LOTS of stamps, stickers, die-cut shapes and FUN!



I love projects like this where "old tackle" gets dumped easily and more = BETTER! At least in my mind! I had a total blast "building" this project ~ I hope my mom enjoys the perks... and that she'll forgive my long list of un-finished THANK YOUS!



Those faces should help my case, immensely!



Flippy-flopping fun and CHECK my gratitude list! Here's a bonus picture of my MOM and her babies and and some of their babies, from the grand 70th birthday party we held for her last summer!


Thanks, MOM! And thanks to all of you WONDERFUL blog friends! I'm delighted that you shared a bit of your day with me... Blogland is such a nice place to create, share, inspire and be inspired! I hope you are getting a huge dose of spring on this fabulous day! Enjoy!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up!; Wplus9design; Hero Arts
Stickers - Jolee's by you; Bo-Bunny Press; Mrs. Grossman's
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Martha Stewart; EK; Fiskars; Stampin' Up!
Die Cut Shapes - Sizzix + S/U! and Tim Holtz

13 comments:

Rose said...

girl this is awesome!!! and trust me you are not the only "behind" crafter :)

Rosemary said...

WOW-ZA!! What a fabulous/mini scrapbook for your mom!! Your creativity never, ever ceases to AMAZE me, friend!! Fabulous!!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow!!!! What a great project - I am sure she LOVED it!

Centsational Girl said...

I am loving that festive card and especially the kids pics ! They are growing up fast my friend ! xoxo Ms. E

~amy~ said...

Okay, I LOVE it...what a magnificent giftie...truly..a gift in itself to your sweet mom...pics of her grandbabies:) Gorgeous kidlets!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Well, this awesome project DEFINITELY makes up for being late! Girl, this is a wonderful tribute to your Mom and the person she is! I would be floored if I ever received something so special!! The photos, the thought and love that went into this..............you really are a special daughter and person! Must be the Irish in ya *wink* I love that pot of shiny gold at the end of the rainbow, and I always think one day I'm going to find one of my own :) Beautiful, Beautiful, and BEAUTIFUL!!

Dotty Jo said...

Oh stop it pleeeease, I've got the biggest lump in my throat and tears in my daft ol' eyes! You are just precious and your family is gorgeous! Jo x

Karen said...

Loving your Irish Love here and you in all your flippy glory! And even better? Adorable kidlets, a beautiful family, and a little scrappy card making love! :>:>

Vanessa said...

Super project, Elise!! And the photos are so cute! Love to see you with your dear ones, sweet girl!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Kelley Eubanks said...

So sweet Elise! I love your card creation and seeing all the pics. Your kids are adorable!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Flip, flap but this ain't no FLOP! Awesome! I love how your card keeps going and going. You mom must have loved this...it's full of you and your sweet fam, what's not to love??? *gasp* dare I say it? I think you've "scrapped"?!???!

Ann said...

This is super sweet, Elise!

Shauna said...

Aww, what fun cards and projects those are! I love the luck theme.