My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me
I left making the Mother's Day cards until yesterday evening - big mistake. My initial idea didn't come out how I hoped so I had to clear my mind and start all over again. In the end I used a few stamp sets from Stampin' Up!, some punches, dies and embossing folders and created this design.
The outside of the card is on the left but I decorated the inside too which can be seen on the left. I always make the same card design for each mum, makes life slightly easier for me. The colour scheme came from the gift bag I had bought to put their present in so the card would co-ordinate. I really do need to get back into my card making again and then perhaps the ideas will come easier.
Happy Mother's Day to all mum's celebrating today.