Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day Surprise Visit

As many of you know, I WAS my daughter's Mother's Day gift!!! Isn't that awesome? My dear son in law flew me to Colorado to surprise my daughter, and it worked! She was sitting outside when I arrived. She saw me in the car, and started jumping up and down!!! It was my first trip to this amazing part of our country! So much fun. I have tons of photos, but I'll post them later as a slide show. Right now I want to share a couple of fun pieces...

Sorry the color is so off on this one, but the project was great....the center of this card is an acrylic square, stamped on the back with Staz-on, colored with opaque markers, and then embossed with SparkleNSprinkle embossing powder. It makes a beautiful stained glass piece. The edge is finished with Red line Tacky Tape, and then glitter applied to it. Be sure to place a piece of wax paper over it and roll your brayer over it to really secure the glitter to the falling pieces! This beautiful framed piece is floating on the front of the card. The sentiment is also from the Tea Time set from SparkleNSprinkle. It has a number of fun elements. Check it out!.

This great grouping was done by Barbie in her hallway. The frames are 8x10, 5x7, and 4x6 and 5x5. The letters are all black vinyl. Remove the backing from the frames, use an aggressive glue, like Beacon 3 and 1 Adhesive to secure the glass to the frame, and then clean the glass with vinegar. Apply your vinyl and hang. She used Command Picture hanger strips, and it was very easy to make sure they were straight. This would be a great project for a family name, or maybe a nursery, too. What ideas do you have?

I'll be back soon with a bunch of new ideas!

Happy crafting!



Myrna said...

What an adorable little guy!!
Such a wonderful SIL you have and such a great surprise.
Love your card.

Jennifer said...

Oh, what a sweet son-in-law you have! :) What fun & a great Mother's Day...glad you had a good time!

Rosemary said...

Oh Betty, how sweet he is!!!..So glad you had a fab time and what an awesome gift,but glad having you back in Florida...

lisa808 said...

What a great Mother's Day surprise.

bnmwhitney said...

The card is beautiful as always. The wall grouping is fun. But Porter takes the cake as always!!!! He is ridiculous!!!!!!!! I think that Madelyn and I watched it 17 times in a row. Love that boy.