Today, we're going to be grateful for mothers. To play along with this Week's One-Layer Wednesday theme-based challenge, make a card expressing gratitude to any mom...she need not be your own. It may be your friend who always helps you with parenting problems, your grandmother who raised you, an aunt who gives you that extra bit of motherly attention that makes you feel special, the mother of your son/daughter-in-law, your own daughter or daughter-in-law who is a mom, or your actual mom. Doesn't matter. Just has to be a mother. (And yes, furry babies count!)
My card is for my mother, who loves to sew and made most of my sister's and my clothes when we were growing up. The houndstooth butterfly in the new SU butterfly set gave me the idea by making me think of fabric, then mom, then the stitch-themed Papertrey set sentiment. And that's how this happened:
My dad isn't part of my life, and when I think of my family growing up, I think in threes: Mom, my sister, and me. Those were the constants. My sister and I are butterflies who, as adults, have flitted all over the country, but our mother keeps it all together. So three butterflies stitched together with that awesome stitch stamp from PTI's Faux Ribbon set makes symbolic sense.
Mom will totally get the meaning of this card when it arrives. And for that, I'm grateful.
And as you can see, I'm using that lime and gray color scheme again today. Oh how I love that.
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.
2. Make a card that is inspired by gratitude for a mother-figure in your life. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.
3. Please share your creation by posting your card online and then using the InLinkz button in the sidebar of Simplicity to link to it.
4. Most important of all...HAVE FUN!
Remember to leave a comment here and one on Mary Dawn's blog post today to maximize your chances to win the gift certificate to Shady Tree Studio (my order from them has shipped....YEAH!!!!) or a copy of Card Style and two shadow ink pads!