March 12, 2009
Mother's Day is coming faster than you might think and so it's time to think about something heartfelt to give as a gift. Nichole is spot on with her new set, Mother, debuting on the 15th. The whole Papertrey Ink design team has been hard at work creating projects that will inspire you to create something handmade to give as your gift this year. Nichole has compiled all of the projects, supplies, and instructions at her blog so be sure to stop by to download the file and link to all of the other design team members projects!
Right away I decided to work on a mini album for my mom. I am so very lucky to have a wonderful relationship with my mom. We love so many of the same things and are always sharing with each other. Many people who meet one of us for the first time after having known the other always make a comment about how alike we are. We talk alike, we do things like each other... So much of who I am is because of my mom.
I used 4" x 4" coaster board (I order my coaster board from Electic Paperie) for my album. I used some of the patterned paper that I created with the Guide Lines Two set (from my previous post.) The flowers are straight from the floral department at my local craft store. I found a bunch that I liked the petal shape of and disassembled them to use on my project.
This is one of my very favorite photos of me and my mom. We sure look excited don't we? My dad had us pose with a fish and neither of us was very enthusiastic about it. My dad and brothers love to fish. My mom and I do not. If we were made to hold a fish for a picture even now, I am sure our expressions would be the same.
It was so much fun going through pictures and finding so many of us that were so similar. Here we were both flower girls for relatives weddings.
This picture fits the sentiment "words can never express how much I appreciate you" so well. Believe me, I have gotten my payback of screams during hair brushing with my girls and completely know - and feel bad about - what I put my mom through.
We were both Girl Scouts, my mom was actually my troop leader for most of my years in scouting. She taught me so much and influenced me so much in all the things that I have become involved with in my life.
It is SO true that you really never know what it is to be a parent until you become one yourself.
I definitely have followed in my mom's footsteps with my faith. She passed down family traditions to me. For our first communions, we worethe same veil and if you go back and look at the baptism pictures, both me and Tacy are wearing the same dress that my mom made for me. Little things like that mean so much.
My mom is always there for me. I can call and she will come, even if it's just because I am having a day that isn't going right. She is a huge support for me with my girls.
Happy Mother's Day (a little early), Mom. I love you so much.