Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stampsmith Challenge - Celebrating Mothers

Happy May Day!
I remember when I was a child living in Lincoln Nebraska, we celebrated May Day. We would fill small baskets with candy, put them on the porch of a friend and ring the door bell. And, then run. Well, I thought it was fun. But, we don't celebrate May Day in Michigan. Enough of the reminiscences-----On with the Challenge!!!

Since today is May 1, that means it is time for another Stampsmith Challenge!

The theme is: Celebrating Mothers.

So pull out your stamps and get busy. As it is the 1st of the month, any stamp manufacture may be used. There will also be a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the Stampsmith Shop. Julie choose the theme and she wants to see cards with children, beautiful women, or even flowers. Here is my Design Team project:

I used the Little Angel (Large) stamp. My thinking was: Aren't all mothers angles? The Sentiment is from the Paris Full Sheet. I stamped the angel on Glossy White CS with Vintage Sepia ink (VersaFine). I cut out the image and a second layer of DP (K & Company) with a Spellbinders die. The card base is Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up) and is layered with more DP (K & Co).

I added a great big bow (Offray) and some gold glitter glue (Ranger) for a little bling. The sentiment is stamped in black ink.
Some Other Challenges for Angel Lamour Mother's Day Tribute Card:

2 Sisters challenge: for mothers

Stamps 4 eternity: anything goes

Frosted Designs: stripes and polka dots

If the shoe fits: things with wings

Paper Cutz: anything goes

Stamp Something: things with wings

Dutch Dare: for mom

Simon Says Stamps: anything goes + a hop

The Rubber Cafe: for mom

By the Cute and Girly: anything goes

Rain again here today. Well, I look forward to all the May flowers we should have after the tons of rain we have had this Spring. Hope your are enjoying a lovely weekend. I will pop back in tomorrow with my card for Card Ministry - which is Monday night. Love ya.



  1. Just beautiful, you have done a great job with this, I love the vintage look to it.

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work


  2. Hi Karen
    Lovely, lovely card. I used this stamp so much over Christmas, it is so beautiful.

  3. Just gorgeous Karen,I love the vintage

  4. Very beauitful! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

  5. What a beautiful dreamy card!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  6. How lovely! I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at DDCC!
    Ps) If you haven’t already done so you’re welcome to come join in my “no strings attached” blog candy (with multiple winners )You’ll find it at the top of my sidebar and its open til May 13th. Hope you can play!

  7. The colors and image are just so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.


  8. What a brilliant card! Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs this week. I adore the image that you have used! Well done.

  9. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

  10. such a warm and elegant card! beautiful! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!


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