Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day... JUGS style!!!

Good Saturday Morning!
This week Just Us Girls has a sketch challenge for you brought to you courtesy of the ever so talented Pam!  Also it's a new month and time to introduce you to this months guest designer Clare Buswell!

Last Saturday my friend Nancy and I went to the Creative Keepsakes convention that was held in Manchester, NH.  I picked up some really cool looking ribbons and a few stamps I just couldn't resist!  I just love looking at all the ideas and getting some inspiration for future projects!  One of my favorite places to look is called The Button Farm.  I first discovered this awesome company that makes album kits (everything ya need to make it) when I went to a crop on Cape Cod several years back.  I picked up this beautiful vintage beach album that I can't wait to put together and add some beach photos to this summer! is good!

Enough blabbering!  I imagine you popped by to see my card!!!  Oh yeah!  The reason I was telling you about the convention is because the flower embellies I used on my card came from a free gift I got at the Creative Memories booth when I bought their pop-ups (my favorite). 

For special days like Mother's Day I like finding poems or quotes to put on the insides.  It gives it that extra special touch for that very special person.  Sadly my Mom is no longer here with me but she is never far from my thoughts especially on Mother's Day!  Here's to all the Mom's out there...Hope you all have a wonderful day with your loved ones near and far!

Check out the rest of the JUGS team for more inspiration!

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS83. After you post to Inlinkz you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 12th. The Inlinkz form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning


  1. Kathryn this is beautiful. I'm having a hard time typing cause I can't see through my tears. The poem on the inside was the culprit. I no longer have my mom either and so the day is a hard one for me - even 9 years later. I still miss her wit and wisdom and support but send up Happy Mother's Day wishes to Heaven and I know she's getting them.

    Meanwhile just a delightful and special Mom's day card you have created - I love the flower treatment and your lacy trim. Thanks for making the JUGSters shine as always.

    Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy your day.

  2. That poem says it all Kathryn. I know your mom is smiling down at the fine and creative lady that you are! Your pretty design is a wonderful tribute to her.

  3. Kathryn, this is….BEAUTIFUL, inside and out! What a touching poem! I'm sure this day must be a hard one for you, friend. Hopefully the sadness is tempered with great memories of your Mom! GORGEOUS card - love the colors and the lace!!!

  4. Such a pretty card! I love your idea to use a poem inside the card for a special occasion! I want to try that soon!

  5. This is beautiful! Love the soft elegant colors. AND what a fabulous idea to finish the inside with such a beautiful poem! Great job.