Friday, February 24, 2012

For My Mama

When we moved away from our families in 1989, I didn't know HOW I would possibly cope without having my precious Mom around me.  I know it's been hard on her (as well as me) not being around the kids as they grew, and not being able to go for coffee or lunch, etc., but I think of her every day.  She is a tremendous blessing in my life, and I miss her so much.   She told me this morning that her shoulder has been sore.  She had a full shoulder replacement surgery about a year ago, but it looks like she will need a rotator cuff surgery to repair it.  So, my poor little Mama will be out of commission for a while.  I sat right down at my scrap table, and made her this card using her very favorite scripture:  Matthew 11:28-30.
I used THREE different Pebbles patterned papers, a MME journaling tag, two October Afternoon journaling stickers, some leaves cut from Pebbles patterned paper (that's my third patterned paper for the challenge at SSS), as well as a felt leave from Stampin' Up, some pearl stickers, jute and machine stitching.

I am entering this little card in the following challenges, and then popping it in the mail to Mama:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/02/simon-says-use-3-different-papers.html - Use Three Patterned Papers (which I did)
http://www.littlebirdieblessings.blogspot.com/2012/02/scripture-thursday-linky-party-17.html - Abby's Thursday Scripture Linky Party
http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/02/challenge-127-2-cor-216b.html - Use a Flower
http://skippingstonesdesign.com/skipping-stones-sketch-challenge-116/ - Challenge #116
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-23-2012thursday-dlart-thankful.html - Anything Goes
http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/02/sketch-65.html - Sketch

Thanks so much for taking a peek.  Let's all take time today be thankful for our Moms; whether living or not - they have a profound impact on our lives.  I know I am very grateful for the Mother that God gave me, and I take very seriously MY role as a Mother.

Have a blessed day,

Karen

17 comments:

  1. I do hope your Mama gets back to fighting fit, very soon. Your beautiful card will cheer her up, I'm sure....it's so soft,and very pretty and something that my own cherished Mam would simply love...thank you for sharing it. :)

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  2. I certainly understand where you're coming from. My one wish growing up was to live near my family -- but that wasn't to be....we talk almost every day though -- so that helps a lot!
    Hope your mom's surgery goes well -- love your pretty card with those beautiful felt roses! I'm sure it will cheer her up!

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  3. This is a beautiful card to show you're mom how much she's loved at this time of difficulty for her! I love your flowers and the leaves you've made! Love the verse you used, I can see why it's one of her favorites!

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  4. What a beautiful card, so full of happiness and cheer. I know your mother will love it. Thanks for the reminder to not take my mother for granted.

    So glad you linked this to Scripture Thursday. It's a wonderful addition. ~ Abby

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  5. Karen, thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for reminding us of the blessing of mothers. I certainly needed to be reminded of that tonight in my role as a mother.

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  6. What a bright and cheerful card for your mother! I hope and pray that she will feel much better soon. My mother is almost 74 and the thought of not having her around someday is unbearable. I treasure every moment that I spend with her and my dad. Hugs, Dawn

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  7. Karen, What a sweet card for your sweet momma. I am sure she will be blessed by it.Prayerfully, she will be up and around soon. I didn't know there were so many challenges out there! I will have to look at a few an see what I will do. Have a blessed and restful weekend. And thanks for your comment on my blog. BernieB

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  8. What a lovely card, I am sure it will be a blessing for your mom. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

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  9. My mother died when I was twenty and I think of her every day without fail. You're very lucky to have your mother. I'm sure she'll love this beautiful card. Hazel x

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the flowers they are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  11. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us over at SSD this week.

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  12. beautiful felt flowers.... and beautiful card :)

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  13. Your mother is sure to love this card! Such pretty colours and a powerful scripture verse. The flowers are lovely.

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  14. This is a beautiful card. Love the little flowers.

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  15. Very sweet card, Karen--and what a perfect verse for moms!

    :)

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  16. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! God bless your mama, may her shoulder get better quickly! I've got a good one, too, and take being a mom as a huge blessing and responsibility even though our kids are all grown.

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  17. Very pretty card! Those flowers are just great! Thanks so much for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design!

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