To Mothers Day......Hooray!

 Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there.  I finally got a chance to show you my final Mother's Day card.  This one I made for my daughter-in-law, Melissa.  Sweet Melissa took on the job of mother when she married my son 4 years ago, and became mother to his 4 year old daughter, Emily.  So, although she has been a mother for some years now, this is the first year she is mother to a child of her own, so it's kind of like a first Mother's day, again.  It took a special mom to take on a preschool age child, and I think she was expecting it to be a fun undertaking, and soon realized that a four year old daughter had a special bond with her daddy, and demanded a lot of his attention, and affection.  So, there was a little competition for David's time and attention.  Melissa grew to handle the situation, and became a loving and kind mother to Emily.  But, last year she had a child of her own, Grayson, and she got a real first-hand idea what it meant to be a mother.  You never know the strong bond that a parent feels for their child until you have one of your own.  I am sure that now, more than ever, she understands the strong bond that David had with his daughter, and Melissa understands more than ever what it means to be a mom.
I delight it seeing her with her beautiful son, and how they have all become such a happy family together.  Emily is a wonderful big sister, and I am happy that together they make a strong family. 
So, this is for the kind and strong, loving Melissa.  I wanted something that showed her youthful exuberance, and bright spirit.  I used the Bordering on romance stamp set for the flowers, and the paper came from Sweet Shop DSP, and Sycamore Street DSP, and I added some little button greetings from A Round Array and Ciao, Baby.
The inspiration for my layout came from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #41, and I will share my final mom's day cards with Little Red Wagon Challenge and The Pink Elephant Challenge because they are all about the mom's this week.
Have a happy Mom's Day.  I a heading out for dinner, myself. 

Mary Alice


  1. Beautiful Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!

  2. How pretty. Your colours are so bright and fun. Love the doily too. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. Gorgeous colouring of your image on this pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x

  4. Beautiful Mothers Day card. Love how you have completed the inside as well.

  5. Mary, Love your card and especially the inside. Great job! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. Also, congratulations on being selected as a Featured Artisan for Sketch Challenge #41.


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