Saturday, August 31, 2013

COF August Blog Hop!

Hello, cafe friends! Today is a special day...the Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! Our hostess this month is Barb, and here's what she has to say:

August Challenge !
Hostess: Barb
Memories of Mom and Dad! Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Even though my parents have been gone for close to 20 years, I still have wonderful memories of both of them. Some of you may have one or both of your parents still an active part of your lives and for others, the memories are what we hold close. So--what can you create on your card that reminds you of you mom or dad or both of them? A site from a family vacation? A hobby--music, gardening, literature, art, etc.? A favorite food? Your mom cooking? Your dad spending time with cars? Or vice versa . Create a card that shines of the memories that honor your father and mother.

Enjoy this trip back in time--or maybe it is just a few steps back of a recent memory. Tell us in your blog post about your card, the memory it unlocks and a bit about your parents if you want to share. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful memories you create and post on August 31st. Have Fun getting inky--Barb

Little did Barb know when she gave us this challenge that my sweet Mom's birthday just happens to be August 31st! And little did she know that we are honoring and celebrating my mother this weekend in Michigan because she is celebrating her 80th birthday! Doesn't she look fabulous for 80?!
Now that's perfect God timing!
I love this photo of my mom and my little guy, Sam. My mom is the best Mom and Grandma that anyone could hope for, hands down. She's been a wonderful mom to her seven children, and I seriously lost count of all the grandchildren (21?) and great grand children (?). And if that wasn't enough, my mom has mothered countless women at her church. She is a true blessing. Love you, Mom!

I made one more flippin' card for my mom. I promise to stop making flippin' cards for a while, but I just couldn't help myself! They're so addictive!

{Today's Brew: PTI ivory card base, SU pacific point card stock and ink, Simple Stories Harvest lane papers, PTI sentiment, MFT dies, PTI felt, button and pin from My Mind's Eye, PTI button twine, SU Sizzix Thinlit die}
I wish I could share my mom with all of you. We have so much fun together! You would love her, too! 

Now when you are done with this blog post, go visit all the ladies at Crafters of Faith. You can see the blog roll on the right. No doubt they will inspire you!

I'll be taking a blog break for a few days to celebrate with Mom and to take my son, John, to college.

Blessings, cafe friends!


  1. Mom is beautiful! Just like her daughter, outside and in! That's a wonderful picture to share :)

    What a wonderful card, especially for the young lady who's turning 80! Love the polka dots and the bold, colorful flower - have a beautiful birthday celebration!

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom, Mary Rose... but seriously? I saw her picture and surely you jest. She can't be 80!

    Love your card! It is flipping fun! And beautiful, too!

  3. Beautiful card! I love that it flips open!

  4. Enjoy your time with your mother, MaryRose. We will miss you this week! Have a safe and blessed time taking John back to school. We will catch up when you get back;)

  5. Holy cow!! Your mom looks remarkably young!! Must be from all the love she has shared throughout her life! What a wonderful card, the sentiment is perfect for her! Aren't those flip cards fun?!

  6. I have one of those flip diecuts too and love to make them as well. I think this is super that your mom celebrated her birthday during this challenge. That is perfect. Sorry I am late getting my comments done. My computer has been in with the Geek Squad for days, and I just got it back.

  7. Your mom hardly looks 80, that's for sure! I really like how your card turned out. I need to take some time soon and look into those die cuts. You make them look easy to work with and create great cards like this one!