Saturday, May 8, 2010

I Love My Mom!

I have been blessed with a wonderful mother. I am so thankful for her unconditional love. It could have turned out differently, her own mother wasn't loving and still can be hurtful and critical. I guess my mother saw what she didn't want to be and put her heart and soul into bringing up my brother and I (w/my dad's help).
My mother has influenced the type of mother that I have become today and I am so thankful for all her hard work with me! Now, she is a wonderful Grandmother to my girls, they adore her and I love seeing them follow her around. I love you mom!


This is a Kaisercraft wood album and I used October Afternoon papers. The stamps are my favorite from Pink Persimmon, the Small Banner Set (only $13!!) and I also used the Soda Pop Alpha stamps.
You can see the other lovely mini albums made by the Pink Persimmon DT by clicking HERE and scrolling through the whole week!

I used the Journaling Ticket stamp ($3.50!) here, I stamped two times in a row and cut them out together.
For the chippy paint, I used a technique that I learned from Katie Watson, I painted with acrylic paint and in between coats I used rubber cement to resist the paint. When it is dry, you rub off the rubber cement. I learned that this technique is time consuming!



I like the simpler look of this mini, the preschool one too. Both have less embellishments than I have made in the past and I love that!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day Friends!

xosam







13 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

brilliant!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hi samantha! what a beautiful keepsake for your mom! love your mini and the pretty details. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. i really appreciate it because i love your work. thanks for sharing and hope you and your mom have a happy mother's day! *hugs* steph :)

JustYolie said...

AWW!!! That's so sweet! What a wonderful gift for your Mom. Love how the color banners against the black and white photos. Happy Mother's Day!

Bekah said...

Love that sweet little banner stamp!

laterg8r said...

fantastic gift to give to your mom :D

Angela said...

Awesome album and Mother's Day gift!

Kelly S. said...

So loving the way you use those black and white photos with the colorful banners...and that October Afternoon paper holds a special place in my heart, too...isn't it just the BEST?! Hugs to you and yours on Mother's Day tomorrow!

tina... said...

This is precious, Samantha!

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE this album Sam! Happy Mother's Day to You too!! Your precious little girls are lucky to have you as their Mom!

Tracy said...

This is adorable. Your mom will love it. Such a special gift.

Joanie said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!

Logan said...

I love my mom in every movement; she cares me with her sweet love. She always thinks to fulfill my wishes in surprise. She is one of the most precious ornament in my life where I can’t buy in my lifetime. I love u mom.

Jessie May said...

What a beautiful album and a very special gift for Mother's Day.