Amazing Mother

This card I made for my daughter-in-law, Smita for Mother's Day.  When I saw the colors for the Stampin' Celebrations inspiration this month, I just knew this was meant for Smita.  These are the colors that she chose to decorate her wedding.  Smita's family is from India, and they selected beautiful silk table runners in magenta, orange and gold, with beautiful exotic flowers, even on the cake.  It was probably the prettiest wedding I have ever seen, and the beautiful bride dressed in a magenta and gold sari was the best part.  I think my son made a wonderful choice for a wife, and she is an amazing mother of little Kol, too.  I am crazy for that little boy with the black hair and dark eyes, unlike any of the babies that I had with the blue eyes and blond hair.  I think he is precious.  They live in Brooklyn, NY, so we do not get to see them as frequently as the other grandkids, but I must say that 6 times in 18 months is more than I could hope for. 
My little Kol
So, for my card I used the Amazing Family stamp set, Floral District DSP on Tangerine Tango, and stamped with Primrose Petals.  I jazzed it up with some rhinestones to give it that exotic flair.  Like I said, the color scheme was inspired by Stampin' Celebration Inspiration #66, and the layout came from Retro Sketches #62, and there were 3 challenges looking for Mother's Day cards at the Paper Players Challenge, Little Red Wagon Challenge #184, and the Pink Elephant Challenge #198.
I hope that you all have a lovely Mother's Day, and take time for a little stamping yourself. 

Mary Alice    

PS I have a late photo to share for Mother's Day of Smita and her mother and grandmother taken on a recent trip to India.  So precious.


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  3. WOW! You made such a beautiful card!! Thank you, Mary. I just may be inspired to ink that stamp set up now . . . thanks to you!!

  4. What a pretty card! I love how you finished the inside of the card and I love all of the rhinestones. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  5. Very nice card! I love the way you put most of the greeting inside! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

  6. What a lovely card and it is so touching the way you custom-made it just for your DIL! She is lucky to have a crafty MIL like you! Thanks for participating in the Paper Players challenge this week!

  7. Beautiful card!! Love the bling and the inside is great! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!!

  8. Very lovely card. I especially like the bits of bling. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon.

  9. What a great card! I do not decorate the insides of cards enough..yours is perfect! Thanks for joining us this month at SCIC!


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