Monday, May 6, 2013

New Eureka Stamps Challenge

Celebrating MOMS seems to be a popular theme going on at a lot of challenge blogs lately, and such is the case this week at Eureka Stamps.  If you've made a "Mom" card, I encourage you to stop by and share it in our challenge for the chance to win your choice of some amazing digital stamps.  It's easy and fun to play along, and you know you need to get those Mother's Day cards made.  I hope that we will see you participate this week.  For my card, I used Eureka Stamps digi#36404 Happy Mother's Day.  This is a great digi to order because then you will always have it saved to use on ANY Mother's Day card you ever make.  It could go on the front (as I've done), or on the inside of your card.  You just might want to consider picking up this great sentiment to use for all your Mother's Day cards...this year, and for all the years to follow.  It's a small investment for a stamp that will come in handy again and again; not to mention, the font is just beautiful.
I used Bo Bunny patterned papers, a Prima flower, some hand-made scrunched seam binding, and machine stitching,  Pretty simple card, and my Mother-in-Law LOVES purple, so I think she will really love this card.

Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #18 - For A Mother

Platypus Creek Digitals - Challenge #31 - Mother's Day (my Mother's Day image is a digi)

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenges - Challenge #38 - Mother's Day

My Craft Spot By Kimberly Challenge - #96 - For Moms

Scrapping EveryDay Miracles - Challenge #28 - All Things Have Become New - I used Bo Bunny patterned papers on this card that are MANY years old from my stash, and the part about "becoming new" is my relationship with my dear Mother-in-Law (who this card is for).  Since her husband passed away, I have a whole new relationship with her; and it's even closer and better than ever before.  I'm so blessed that I can be there for her in this special way.
 
You can also share your Mother's Day cards in this month's challenge at V's Sweet Ideas (Mother's Day Theme Challenge), as well as at Word Art Wednesday Challenges (always Anything Goes); and of course Eureka Stamps (Mother's Day Challenge).  I look forward to seeing your sweet creations, and greatly appreciate having you share your talents in all these challenges.  Mothers are such special people, and it's always good to recognize them.  If your Mother is no longer with you, then I would suggest making (and sending) a card to some special person in your life who is a special Mom.  Many times, mothers go unnoticed and don't get that special acknowledgement.  Your card may be the only one they receive.  If you're thinking of someone right now, go ahead and make a card for them. I'm sure it will be appreciated and treasured!
 
If you're a Mom, I'd like to wish YOU a very blessed Mother's Day.  It's not an easy job, but it's a very important one.  You are shaping the lives of the children God has entrusted to you.  I'd also like to share this little saying that has always been very dear to my heart, and that I have hanging on a plaque in my home.  It goes like this....."A Mother writes on the hearts of her children, things the world can NEVER erase".  Don't ever underestimate the impact you have on your children.   Good or bad, they are watching you.  When you seek God's direction and wisdom in raising your children, He WILL give it to you.
 
Have a blessed week,
 
Karen

21 comments:

  1. Love all the purple and your stitchwork is beautiful...Well I'm not a mother but I LOVE to spoil everyone else's children. : )

    Happy Mother's Day to you also!

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  2. très très jolie et toute en fleur, très réussi cette carte pour maman, biz

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  3. Hey, Karen. Since I already posted yesterday you had said I should share my Mother's Day card at V's Sweet Ideas but I think that might be back linking. I've only been doing this since December so I'm not sure.
    http://bunnyscards.blogspot.com

    Bunny

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  4. Simply gorgeous hun...and I so love your pretty layout too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  5. Love the gorgeous colours you have used Karen - the card is a stunner.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Lovely sweet card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck, cheers Sue N x

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  7. Fabulous Mother's Day card! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Mother's Day
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your New Beginnings with us at SEM

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  9. Sweet card and nice layout with the different DP's.

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  10. Such a beautiful Mother's Day card!! Great work incorporating the old and new!! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles May Challenge ~ All Things Have Become New ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the purples with your beautiful flower!
    <3 Emily L.

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  12. really lovely card! thank you for sharing your new beginning with us over at SEM!

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  13. Gorgeous card! The colors and stitching are fabulous! The flower is so pretty too! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  14. That sentiment stamp looks like it was handwritten in calligraphy, Karen. It's lovely!

    I really like what you wrote toward the end of your post about being a mother. :-) Thank you for the uplifting words, and Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  15. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

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  16. So pretty! LOVE the stitching! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  17. So beautiful and love the sentiments! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at SEM!

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  18. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing about your changing relationship with your mother-in-law! Thanks for playing along with us at SEM!

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  19. I like your stitching and the flower, they make your card beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at SEM!

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  20. This is really beautiful! I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles (http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com)

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  21. LOVE this pretty card Karen--and I'm sure your MIL did too! And love the share about the new relationship with your MIL too! Thanks so much for being a faithful participant in our SEM challenges---love your work!!

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