Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Reawakening

How was your Mother's Day?  Mine was spent babysitting a toddler. My daughter had a midwife appointment in a city two hours from where they live and the plan was to try to get labour started. (She is due any day now.) In order to carry out the regimen they had to stay in the city and wait to see if the regimen worked. I stayed at their house with their little boy, my 22 month old grandson!

It has been many years since I have looked after a toddler by myself for more than a couple of hours at a time. May I just take my hat off to you moms with toddlers. It's darned exhausting, even with Kesten being an awesome little guy!

I have a few customers who come to my classes for stamping therapy and some me time away from their kids and I can fully appreciate the need for that now! Is that something that would give you some respite from your responsibilities? If so, check out the classes I have scheduled for the next couple of months.

I thought today I would share with you the April Paper Pumpkin kit, because it is a Mother's Day design. I am so pleased with the quality of the newer Paper Pumpkin kit, and while the old kits were a good deal, now you will get much more for your money.

  • This was not created using the instructions in the kit.  I added a background of Coastal Cabana cardstock and didn't do the suggested stamping on this sample.  The newsprint flag comes with the kit along with the heart frame, buttons, baker's twine, tag and the sentiment stamped on the tag in Coastal Cabana ink.
  • I thought that the added baby photo made it more personalized and fun, and that heart frame should be framing something.
Here's a sample from the internet of the project done according to the Stampin' Up!  instructions:

  • This is very cute as it comes, without any additions, and in this photo, you can also see the wrapper and ribbon with the tag.  The kit actually comes with several tags that could be used for other presents.
Did you know that you can prepay Paper Pumpkin subscriptions for a gift for someone or for yourself?  

ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month$24.95
137859 3 months$74.85
137860 6 months$143.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$275.40 -- save $2 per month

Maybe you know a mom with toddlers who could use some crafting me-time once a month that comes right to her door with everything included! Awesome gift!

Hope your Mother's Day was great! Let me know how you celebrated in a comment below.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!
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1 comment :

  1. Love what you did with the Paper Pumpkin Heather! Glad you enjoyed your Mother's day. I'm with my cousin and two Aunts. My younger daughter lives out of town so I won't see her until next month and my older daughter was working. This is my first Mother's day without Mom so I'm glad to have the next best thing with my Aunts!


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