Sunday, December 13, 2009

I Love You So Much, Mom ~ Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #20

Good afternoon! Whew! I know I say it each time, but this was a doozy. I love this colour combination and I knew I wanted to use a BIG ornament on this card, but that's where the easy part ended. What colour of base? What colour of ornament? Buttons or bling? Which border punch? ....and the questions and trials went on and on.... onto the next day, onto my workout, onto watching the Canadian Olympic Curling Finals (yay, Team Martin!). I had to clear my head and then just sit down and finish it. This card was originally meant for my dh, but I wanted to "girly" up the ornament so changed it to be the card for my mom. I don't think I've ever mentionned it here on the blog, but my mom has late stage Alzheimers. After a year of being in a hospital transition ward and then in a transition old age home, she is finally in the new facility close to where my dad lives. It's a gorgeous building and feels like an upscale hotel inside. Mom has settled in nicely and the staff there is great. So this card is for my mom....though some days I doubt she really recognizes me, she says she does and gives me a kiss. I thought this sentiment "I love you so much" was the perfect one to put on her Christmas card :) I think she will love the beautiful satin ribbon and all the bling! Have a wonderful evening....the posts may be a little sparse this week...the computer needs to go in and have its DVD reinstalled (don't ask how it disappeared!! LOL) As always, thanks for visiting!



What's in it?
Stamps: PTI Signature Greetings, Background Basics Retro, Giga Guide Lines
Ink: Versamark, SU choc chip, PTI aquamist
Paper: PTI kraft, aquamist, vintage cream, SU really rust
Accessories: fiskars apron lace punch, stitching, gemstones, PTI button and ribbon, SU silver cord, cuttlebug ornament die

16 comments:

Melisa Hunter said...

What a gorgeous card for your mom, Maureen. She will love it!

Have a good week!

Marisa said...

I just LOVE that ornament die!! I've never seen it - you have just enabled me to go on a hunt for it LOL! Great card using this colour combo. I saw it on Dawn's blog and just loved it! Can full comprehend the issues you had based on having to use five colours!! Your stewing on it was well worth it because this is a fabulous card!! Love all the bling on the ornament :D I'm hoping your mom will be in a good spell when she receives it and can attribute it to you and all your wonderful work for her on this card. Hang in there, just five more days to go :D

Sue Lelli said...

The card is beautiful and your Mother will love all the details and textures. THX for sharing about you Mom. It must be comforting to know she is in such a nice facility and closer to your Dad. Let us know what your Mom says when you give her this card!

Lynn said...

Maureen,
What a beautiful card for your mom. I am sure she will love it. All the details on your card are wonderful!

Ann said...

What a gorgeous card, Maureen! I'm sure your mom will love it!

Andrea M said...

Maureen - this is STUNNING! Literally stunning (picking jaw up off the floor now....). WOW :) I love your take on the challenge - has to be a top pick for sure.

Laural-Lee said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! The colours are great and love the bling. That's one of the sentiments on my wish list! Fantastic use of PTI.

Wether or not your mother recognizes you, when she sees this card she will remember she was thought of and loved.

Winter said...

What a beautiful card, your Mom will love! :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

That is lovely. I love the different size gems it gives it great dimension.

TannyP said...

An amazingly beautiful card! She'll definitely love it. Your attention to detail is second to none, Maureen! Love this color challenge =)

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love this card. I would have never guess that such a beautiful christmas card could be made with dawn's color's.

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful card Maureen! My favourite of the challenge so far!! I can empathize with you in regards to the challenge of having a loved one with Alzheimers. My grandmother is also in the last stages--it's been so hard because she is nothing like the woman I knew and loved--but I still love her "so much"!

Kristina said...

Well, all the stewing, pondering, and planning sure paid off! This turned out wonderfully, Maureen! And you mom is going to love it! Who wouldn't love all that yummy satin ribbon and little sparklie bling?!

I understand where you are coming from with your mom. It was my grandmother that suffered from it, but it was still such an emotional ride that none of us ever desired to be on. But this card will definitely bring a smile to her face. They'll be no doubt in her mind she is loved!

resmith said...

Such a pretty card, your mom is sure to love it!

Brenda Weaver said...

I'm all to familiar with the nagging questions of just which products to use. Your card turned out terrific! I love that big ornament. Top pick I think!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous card! Your mother will love it. Love your use of the BB: Retro image.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...