Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Remembering Mom & WOYWW # 412

Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage:  be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

Good morning, fellow deskers!  Just got home from the gym and am actually getting started a little earlier today!  It is 43 degrees out and very windy!  I think it is Winter again! BRR!  Last night before I went to bed I was playing with a bunch of die cuts that I had in a clam box and backgrounds I had made with the Cling Wrap Technique with spray starch and Color Bursts.  So, now trying to figure out a card.  So that is what is on my desk! And below that is a special card I made this week.  Also, I am remembering and honoring my Mom today as tomorrow would have been  her 92nd birthday.  

Also, on my desk is my owl punch.  I am trying to think up my Owl card for our Alpha Challenge for O on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can also see my scrap sheet that I had under my backgrounds when I made them.  I might do something with that, too.

This is a Die Cut Swing Card.  It was so fun making it!

Credits for above card: Directions and measurements to make this card are on     The Crafty Thinker
Paper: SU! Bermuda Bay cardstock , SU! Whisper White, SU! Glitter paper lighter color blue was scraps
Dies: SU! Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Spellbinders Fancy Frame Tags #1, MS Butterfly punch
Stamps: SU! Secret Garden, Avant Garden
Ink:  Island Indigo
Embellishments: Pearls

A mixed media  LO I did of my Mother to honor her. Di She is gone now, but she would have been 92 tomorrow.

I started with a base of paper by Bo Bunny then, I used texture paste and stencils for the LO.  I also stamped  and die cut some flowers and added them along with some prima flowers.  These   memorabilia  items were in her things.

Thank you for stopping by and for commenting!  To see more desks from all over the world go to Julia's Stamping Ground.  I am off to see what is on your desk.  Have a great week!


  1. Swing card...? It looks amazing - love the colours... but I'm thinking it looks complicated to make lol
    How wonderful to honour your mums birthday - I'm sure she would have appreciated being remembered so beautifully.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    Bubbles #32

  2. Great layout for your Mom, what a lovely way to remember her. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #1 XxX

  3. your swing card is lovely and such a great way to remember your Mum.

    Lilian B WOYWDW #12

  4. It would have been my mum's 92nd birthday in a couple of days time as well! I do miss her, she's been gone four years now and I wish I could talk to her one last time. The LO is a beautiful tribute to your mum.
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

  5. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Busy desk too. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x7x

  6. Great cards. Love those backgrounds you created.
    April #28

  7. I'm sure that layout was hard to make but it's a nice keepsake and rememberance of your mom. Dorlene #33

  8. Hello Sharon,
    that is such a nice LO, full of meaning and fantastic you used ephemera from your mother makes it even more special. Thx for you visit, Vicky
    PS: the stampset is not called crazy birds, but they look similar to TH set and are at a fraction of the price.

  9. Hi Sharon the swing card looks brilliant. Love the colours you have chose and a very nice LO.
    sandra de @22

  10. I've never made a swing-cut card - looks like fun! Great tribute to your Mom, I'm sure she's looking down and appreciating it! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #34

  11. I think I want to try that swing card yours looks super Sharon :) ~Stacy #36

  12. What a lovely tribute to your mom. Indeed, she sounds a special lady.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me, Neet 6 xx

  13. Love the backgrounds!

    What a great way to honour and remember your Mum.

    Sharon k #29

  14. I love the crispness of your card and super layout too. BJ#23

  15. I really like the swing card. What a lovely way to commemorate your Mum too. Sarah #14

  16. Your desk looks fabulous. Such fun. I can't believe next year will be the 20th anniversary of my mom's passing. Love the swing card that you made.


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