Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Challenge

Today's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is all about Mother's Day.  We were asked to create a layout, card or other paper craft about Mother's Day.  So here's my take on the day.

As most everyone knows I'm not a mother and will never be one (except to Ella), but I am an honorary member of the Commas,Christian Mommas. We get together once a month for Ladies night out so I decided to use this wonderful group of ladies as my inspiration for Mother's Day. (My Mom gets tired of having her picture taken).  I started out creating the candy bar favors for my group and for these I used the flowers under Banner 1 and Banner 6 on the Art Philosophy cartridges.  The tag came from the new Tags, Bags, and Boxes 2 cartridges under the takeout Box2.  I stamped Happy Mother's Day using a stamp set from CTMH and on the back I put "You're worth a 100 Grand".

I had to use these pictures for the layout of course since I didn't want to take a lot of pictures at the restaurant.  Now on to the layout!
The layout uses paper from the Lucy paper line from CTMH which is very femine.  It is one of my favorites, but I'm a pink and green girl.  I cut 2" circles using George and Basic Shapes out of Grey cardstock and one of the pattern papers to use as accents.  Also used as some accents are the "zip" strips that are included at the top of the pattern papers now.  The font used for Happy Mother's Day is the new Type Candy font and I can easily see this becoming one of my new favorites.

Next I added flowers to the gray circles.  I used flower 4 and flower 10 from Florals Embellished.  I used a jewel/sparkle in the center of the flower.  I thought the top corner seemed a little empty so I found some flower ribbon from my stash that I thought looked really similar to the design I was trying to come up with.

Thanks for taking the time to view my project for this week.  I hope you have fun playing along with us for this challenge, and for all you mothers out there.  Happy Mother's Day!!
Art Philosophy
Banner 1 (page 68) 4" using Font feature
Banner 6 (page 69) 4.25" and 5" using Font-shift feature
Tags Bags Boxes 2
Tkout Box2 (page 53) 3" using Tag feature
George and Basic Shapes
Q-shift (page 108) 2"
Type Candy Regular font 1.59"  "Happy Mother's Day" welded using Gypsy
Florals Embellished
Flower 10 (page 30) 2.04" all layers
Flower 4 (page 24) 1.89" all layers


  1. Great job Emily and I know all the mothers loved their special treat.

  2. Beautiful Emily! I know you helped to make a special day for those women, and it looks like you all had a wonderful time! Great job on both the candy covers and the layout!!!


  3. Emily, your projects are perfect. I'm sure the women in your group loved the candy favors. I really like how you used the circles in the layout.


  4. What a beautiful project celebrating some beautiful ladies!!!

  5. What a fabulous group to be a part of!!! I so love your layout and those great candy bar favors!! Love the flowers. I also love the circles you used and then the flowers you put inside them. And I am so honored that you want to scrap lift from me! Thank You!! :)