Happy Birthday Mother Dear (BLOG HOP TIME!)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Mommy...
Happy Birthday TO YOU!

Today we celebrate the lovely lady who spends her days helping you pick the perfect papers for your projects and showing you the latest fabulous arrivals in our store... my wonderful MOM, Julie! We hope she is enjoying a well deserved day off today and that this collection of cards created by Design Team members totally kicks her day off to a great start! The hop begins here and you'll see some lovely birthday cards along the way!

Feel free to leave birthday wishes for Mom here, or stop by our Facebook page when you've finished the hop to leave some love on the wall there! (I'm posting this in LARGE print so Mom can read it- she's looking forward to seeing again after her cataract surgery next week!)

Without further ado... here's the card I made for mom!
Since Mom's not seeing so well these days, I focused on colours & textures on my card! My papers are from Webster's Pages "Trendsetter" collection. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to cut this flower from paper, denim and tulle and stacked them together to make this flower, with a snap from We R Memory Keepers in the center. I added some burlap leaves from our stash (Prima?) and a butterfly (also Tim Holtz) cut from grungeboard & decked out with Distress Stains, Distress Stickles, bling and Glossy Accents. Crepe ribbon, a sentiment from Hero Arts and a mist of Kiwi Perfect Pearls Spray finish it off! Here's a close up:
The current Sweet Stop Sketch inspired the layout of my card.

Now then... you're probably ready to get hopping and see the rest of the cards! First off, you'll be hopping over to see JANET. If you get lost along the way, you can check back here for all the links!

  • Tara (you're here!)
  • Janet
  • Sarah
  • Tanya
  • Eulanda (always great to have a former DT member celebrating with us!)
  • Carla
  • Cheri

  • Our guest DT member (and Mom's sister!), Mary wants to send her birthday wishes as well, but she's away from the computer right now so couldn't participate in our hop!


    Love the card and the paper. Flower looks great. Hope you have a great day Julie. Happy Birthday. Take Care
    Roxy said…
    Happy Birthday Julie, hope you have a great b-day! Sorry to hear about your eyes, but my dad had cataracts and apparently the surgery is a piece of cake! I'm off to visit the other cards, not sure if I'll be able to leave comments though because blogger is being a stinker! Beautiful card, Tara, loooooove the butterfly!
    Sarah said…
    I loooove this card Tara! The textures are amazing! Love the denimn and thule flower!
    Scrappinrpn said…
    Great card Tara, I am sure your mom will love it.
    Christine D said…
    Great card! Love the giant flower!! :) Happy birthday Julie! Miss you ladies!
    Eulanda said…
    A DENIM FLOWER?!! Is that EVER COOL!!! Love the mix of textures you've used!! WOW! Great card Tara!! Hugs!
    Nancy said…
    Lovely card :) Happy B-Day to Julie