Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I started out thinking I was going to make a card for my Mom, and then I decided to make an altered birdhouse this year! She loves the outdoor ones and I thought bringing a bit of whimsy into her family room would be fun!  She has gone through so very much these last few months, with hip replacement surgery and my Dad not being in the best of health. Thanks, Mom, for all the times you were there for me.


Sketch I had drawn for my card - turned 3D birdhouse.


My fave Skipping Stones Butterfly stamp!


The stamped and punched butterflies were moved from the front of a card, to the sides and roof of the house...  nothing is ever written in stone with me!

Supplies used:
Paper, K & Co.; Nestabilities Labels Nine; Unity "Because of You" stamps; Verve, "Bloom and Grow" leaf stamps; Martha Stewart , "All Over the Page Butterfly" stamp; Prima flower;  Delta Crackle paint; Zva rhinestones applied with I-Rock tool; Helmar 450 Adhesive.

Challenges entered:
City Crafter (Color Challenge)
Creative Card Crew (Mom)
Kaboodle Doodle (Something with a "B"- bling, butterflies, birdhouse, birdcage...)
Shabby Tea Room (Sweet Dreams #60)
Skipping Stones Design (My own sketch)
Flourishes (Word to your Mom)
To every mother out there, have a wonderful Mother's Day!

22 comments:

Jennifer Dove said...

i love this!!

Ros said...

Jan this is beautiful ... I have a weakness for little houses ... any kind ... Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CCCB

Amie said...

This is so good!

Debbie said...

This birdhouse is just adorable ... I am sure your mom will love it! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Angela said...

This is a very pretty birdhouse!! Great gift for your mother!! :) Thanks for playing along with UNITY!!

Jingle said...

Jan, this is beautiful! Thanks for linking up over at SSD!

Jimmi said...

Beautiful! Your mom will just love it!
Thanks so much for playing our challenge :)

Sandy Ang said...

Wow this is too wonderful ! All those lovely little details on your house

Julie Koerber said...

What a beautiful design and creation!!! Fabulous job!

Dawn B. said...

This is really beautiful..you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Beautiful, and I bet your Mom just loved it! Gorgeous butterflies by the way...thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design this week.

Lisa H. said...

this is fantastic! looove what you did here.

Linda R. said...

What a lovely creation.. It is fabulous.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Brenda said...

great idea! I love all the details! thanks so much for joining us at SSD!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Sooooooo beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Leslie Miller said...

I love it and I know she loved it, too. I really like the sentiment and, of course, the birdhouse is simply wonderful! I'm glad you could enter this for Flourishes challenge.

~amy~ said...

incredible....wow, such a stunning project! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

dpkennedy said...

Amazing and beautiful creation! Love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining the Flourishes challenge!

Krista Driessen said...

Wow ! Awesome project !!

dahlhousedesigns said...

so beautiful and amazing! thanks for playing along with the Unity challenge!

lisa a.

wendyp said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love your take on the sketch!