Sunday, May 10, 2015

Remembering

Mother's Day is bittersweet with my mom & grandmas gone for so many years.  When we got back from camping the roses were going to town!  I brought in one of the gorgeous Chicago Peace blooms to put on the mantle next to this sweet picture of my mom taken by my Dad about 6 weeks before she died.  
My card would have been perfect to give her.  I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch & the mood board at City Crafter Challenge Blog. I used 3 SSS dies: Bella Bloom, A2 Card Curved Edge & Clustered Leaves.  

From the Mood Board I used shades of blue & pink (I know it's really peach in the photos--hopefully close enough) & a doily inspired by the afghan & flowers on the blouse.  So fun to make use of a pad of paper I got long ago for just a couple dollars.  The bloom & leaves are MFT felt. 

Hard to tell, but the doily is spritzed with Tattered Angels Wheatfields & Snow Angel.  The dies let me also enter SSS Flickr Challenge #18 to make a card with flowers.  
Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day & thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

26 comments:

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

That is such a beautiful photo of your mother posing with her irises. And your card is elegant and very well designed. It is gorgeous! I'm still waiting on my roses to 'go to town' but they are first year roses so it might be a few years. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather.

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is GORGEOUS Greta!
I have been thinking a lot about you and I'm sending you a BIG hug!
Thank you for sharing this precious photo of your Mom with us

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Greta! Thank you for sharing the lovely photo of your Mom with us.

Stella said...

Gretha you take on our moodboard is gorgeous. And you mum would have loved it to pieces. I know what you mean about Mothers day; my mum passed away years ago too. I know how you feel.
Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! It's always lovely to have you with us!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Di said...

Oh Greta, I wept with, and also for, you. My Mum was 46 when she died and waaaaay too young. But, remember, they are still young in our hearts. And I love your card - as i'm sure your Mum would have done - she would have been proud for sure! Who knows what sadness we all carry deep inside huh?

Love and a hug

Di xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
You have grabbed the Teal colour and combined it within this design which is wonderful and lifted the muted hues beautifully, a lovely card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, greta... I think your mom would have loved it!

Maria said...

Lovely photo of your Mom and gorgeous rose! Your card is so pretty with design and beautiful colors! And, I know your Mom would have loved it!I My Mom has been gone two years now. I do miss making cards for her. She cherished each one!:-) Happy Mother's Day to you!:-)

Penny Ward said...

Great take on the mood board. Love, love, love the felt!!! Thanks for playing with us Greta at CCCB. hugs, :)

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet photo, just beautiful. And your card is so pretty. Love all the wonderful details you have added, you always seem to have such a wonderful way with layering, and this is no exception! Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day, hope Fritz was a sweet puppy today!

Lisa said...

I hope the happy memories of your mother and grandmother warmed your heat today Greta. You card is so pretty and yes, I know your mom would have loved it!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Dawn Turley said...

How beautiful Greta. Love the rose you have beside your Mum's photo. Your card is just beautiful.

Ros Crawford said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day ... I miss my Mum too ... Your card is beautiful and I just know she would have loved it ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!! BTW I wish I could just pop over and join you!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Mothers Day card, the layers are gorgeous. I hope you are doing well, thanks for your recent comments, much appreciated ! It is difficult to keep up, I do the best I can :) Take good care, Shirleyxx

Samra Leshinski said...

What a pretty card Greta! Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!
Samra DT

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful picture you have of your mom with her flowers. Your rose is stunning and I love the little angel by it. I'm thinking you changed your profile picture and your hair is so cute with that flip. You really have a great eye for things. The background paper is just like her blouse and the rest is a great take on the mood board.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful tribute to your Mom Greta! Your card is beautiful! Surely she would have loved it!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful picture you have of your Mom Greta. She would have loved your card for sure. The muted tones are so calming and lovey. I share your bittersweet feelings, I miss my Mom every day.

Shirley said...

It's lovely, Greta! I really like your choice of colors and the design. The center of the flower, the bow, and the sequins really give it warm elegance!

Deepti said...

This is lovely :) I like the big bloom and lovely photo of your mom.

Martha said...

OH, Greta, your heart-warming post brought me to tears!
Your card is simply beautiful!
What a lovely photo of the pretty rose next to your Mom's sweet photo.
HUGS! ♥

Jessi Fogan said...

Sending you lots of love & hugs - those days are always bittersweet.
Your card is perfection :)

Bonnie said...

A beautiful rose, card and tribute to your Mother! What mother wouldn't like this beautiful card! Love that curly bow!

cm said...

I'm deeply touched by your photo of you mom, and I know that, no matter how long the time, you miss her, daily. Placing the rose beside her...sighhh...beautiful and thoughtful! Your card is gorgeous; I know she loves it, as do I...
Hugs~c