Sunday, April 8, 2012

Guest Crafter

Happy Easter!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with friends and family!  The weather was absolutely stellar here.  It felt like spring has finally arrived for real and is not just teasing us.  I've had all three of my daughters home this weekend and two of them got to meet their new little nephew for the first time.  I spent some crafting time with two of my daughters this week and it was so much fun to share my love of stamping and card making with them.

My daughter, Jaimie, the mother of my first grandson, Parker, created a card for her mom-in-law and I wanted to show you how beautiful it was.

She used some older Springtime Vintage paper (discontinued) matted with Early Espresso cardstock on a base of Very Vanilla.  The middle panel is crumb cake embellished with Victorian Crochet trim.  The images are from the Creative Elements stamp set and the flower is backed with a piece of Early Espresso punched with the Decorative Label punch.  Jaimie has done a little stamping before, but she has an eye for design as you can see if you visit her blog, At Home.  She posts a little less often now that she has a 3 month old, but browse through her older posts and you'll enjoy her ideas for decorating on a budget.

For the inside of the card she add some more of the same DSP and echoed the design of the Decorative Label using the larger Top Note die cut.  A very lovely card that her mom-in-law was delighted with. 

My middle daughter has been visiting with us for an entire week (not nearly long enough, as most of you moms with grown children well know).  She loves to craft as well, but her creations are very practical in nature.   She loves to garden, and raise animals, and preserve food and create things from scratch, as well as knit and sew.  Recently, she learned to weave baskets from willow and made her own baby bassinet.  (She is expecting my second grandchild in June.)

You can read about her adventures up north on her blog, Honey Nutbrown.

My oldest daughter is a very busy teacher/vice principal, which doesn't leave a whole lot of time for extra crafts, but she is very interested in fashion design and photography.  You can check out her blog at I Came Here to Count the Bells.  She is also a poet when she finds the time in her very busy schedule.

I'm very proud of my girls and love their creative natures.  Thanks for letting me show them off a little!


  1. It's no wonder your girls are so talented with them having you for a mom! It's neat that their interests are all so different too. Beautiful creations!

  2. What creativity in one family~!!

  3. Your daughters all seem so interesting and creative!
    I think it would be inspiring to be around them.

    1. They ARE pretty interesting, Suzanne. Life is never dull with them around! Always something going on.


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