Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A mother, a daughter, a card

 I decided that I better get some Mother's Day cards made this week for my daughter, and my daughter-in-laws.  I have one daughter, and I look after her daughter four days a week.  It is such a joy to see her as a mother, and I waited so long for this to happen.  It is delightful to see her daughter grow to have a personality like her mother's, and I see this in all of my grandchildren.  It really surprised me how much they mimic their parent's personalities as they were as children. 
I only had one daughter, and I delighted in dressing her up in dresses and ribbons when she was a little girl, but in no time at all she turned into quite a tomboy.  She loved being outside, exploring nature and getting dirty.  She played many sports and was active with Camp Fire Girls from Bluebirds into high school.  She adored being at camp.  Today she has a trailer next door to ours at a campground, and she loves hiking, and hunting, and fishing.  For many years she worked as a welder building fire engines, and now manages the parts department for the same company.  She may get her hands dirty, and works hard, but she is still quite the lady.  She cleans up nicely, and when I think of my daughter, Laura, I think of the lovely woman, wife and mother that she has grown to be.  
The weather has gotten lovely, so I was able to get outside with my Granddaughter, Olivia, today.  After going for a walk in the stroller, she wanted to play in the yard, and do some exploring.  I was going to put her lambie in the house so it would not get dirty, then I remembered that I had a little stroller down the basement from my older granddaughter.  I brought it out for Olivia to play with, and she pushed her lamb all over the yard.  Well, first she pulled it backwards, then the carried it around, and finally she pushed the stroller.  Like her mommy, she has to do it her way.  Also like her mommy, she headed for the muddiest places, muddied her knees, scraped her hands, and carried around a lot of "pretty rocks" that she found fascinating, except for the taste ;) 
This card is for Laura.  I used stamps from the Oh, Hello stamp set, and Ciao, Baby.  The paper is from Floral District DSP, and I accented with a little lace and rhinestones. 
The colors were from the Dynamic Duo challenge #51 this week to use Daffodil Delight and Baha Breeze.  The layout is from the Sweet Stop Challenge 209, and the Paper Players Theme Challenge #144 was Happy Mother's Day, so I will share this with them, too. 
I hope you are having lovely weather this week, and a little inspiration for stamping along with it.  Come back and see what springs up here.

Mary Alice




8 comments:

  1. Both the card and granddaughter are adorable! We have a lambie too!

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  2. Mary Alice, I love your card and I love your blog post dedicated to the wonderful traits of your daughter :-) Your grand-daughter is adorable, too! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this great card with us
    Jaydee

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  3. What a lovely card Mary Alice the dress is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

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  4. What a pretty card Mary. That dress form is beautiful. Love the yellow and gray together and the delicate doily. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

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  5. Very pretty card - and I love the stamping inside too! Great job.
    Thanks for joining us for Dynamic Duos fun this week. :)

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  6. What a fun mix of patterns and I love the frilly details! SO pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  7. Love the dress you created. Love the color combo of blue and yellow. Thanks for sharing on The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

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  8. What a beautiful card, Mary Alice! How sweet it is to be able to make a Mother's Day card for your daughter. I hope to do that someday, but not too soon, LOL! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation and beautiful grandbaby with us at The Paper Players!

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