For My Foster Son’s Birth Mother – A Mother’s Day Card

17 05 2017

I think about her a lot.

I wonder how she’s doing.

I wonder if she’s safe and healthy.

I wonder if she’s happy.

And on days like Mother’s Day, I wonder how she’s survived the loss of three children, and potentially a fourth.

I’ve wanted to reach out on previous Mother’s Days to let her know the children she gave birth to are safe and happy. That they’re doing phenomenally well even though we’ve had our struggles.

But I’ve never had a way to reach out until now.

So this is her card. I’m not sure what I’m going to write in it, but I may not get another chance to do this, so I don’t want to squander it.





Another Mother’s Day Card

15 05 2017

Because there wasn’t enough time to get ALL of them done.

This one is for the parent aide who transports, teaches, and supervises our foster son’s visits with his birth mother. She deserves way more than this.

Once again, I used one of the digital cutting files from the Silhouette Store as a digital stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo





In Case You Didn’t Know, Mother’s Day is This Month

5 05 2017

I hope you’re blessed enough to have a few women in your life that you can give special thanks to this month. I know I am:)

One of those women is my sister that has walked roads through journeys I hope to never travel. She collects frogs. So this year, her card has a frog on it.

If you look through my blog, you know I LOVE to use my Silhouette Cameo. And one of the ways I love to use it makes me giddy. I turn the cutting files into digital stamps, thus making my purchase of the digital cutting file go further. I ❤ saving money.

Here’s a quick run down on how I made the card. It’s really a simple process.

First, I imported the file. As you can see, the parts are filled with different colors to give you color ideas. You can find the file here in the Silhouette Design Store.

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To use it as a digital stamp, I changed the fill color to white and the outline to black. The next step is to change the line weight so the image shows up when printed. After that,  I sized it to a 5×7 card front and added the greeting and a digital mat behind the white so there’s a little layered look going on.

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Then I printed the image onto cardstock and colored it with my copics and prismacolor pencils. Once the frog was done, I drew in and colored the leaf.

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Lastly, I used the print & cut feature on my Cameo and cut out the finished card front thenlayered it onto a 5×7 card. When I had it securely in place, I used Glossy Accents by Ranger to finish off the frog’s eyes. I love how it brought out the red 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo