Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Mother's Love Endures

Hearts, flowers, and polka dots!

I was very inspired by the inspiration photo
and cards by the design team this week over at

Here is the inspiration photo...

Truly, a Mother's love endures, doesn't it?  Mom and
I have had disagreements and hurt feelings, but love
does endure!  I certainly feel the same way about
my son!  I tell him no matter what that I will
always love him.:-) 

Anyways, I thought this was the perfect card for my Mom
for Mother's Day.  Wow, it's next weekend already.  Time
just flies by.  So, I got out my quilting needle and thread, which
I haven't used in ages.  I stamped the muslin fabric 
with a lovely rose image.  Batting was inserted before quilting a heart in the center.  I stitched the entire heart to the beautiful Prima paper. The aida cloth was stamped with a tiny rose along the edges.  The sentiment was stamped on mulsin.  And, if you look close, you can see that  I stiched three little x's.  Pins, flowers, leaves, twine, and seam binding was placed to finish off the card. 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Thank you for visiting today!  Take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Prima, Close to My Heart(Die Cut base of card), K&Company
Stamp:  Close to My Heart(Roses), Flourishes(Sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red), Ranger(Vintage Photo)
Emboss Folder:  SU(Polka Dots)
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  SU(Vanbilla)
Twine:  PTI
Muslin Fabric, Aida Cloth:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Die:  Scallop Circle, Leaf(Spellbinder's), Scallop,(MFT)
Heart:  Taylored Expressions
Pins:  Maya Road
Pearls:  Close to My Heart
Pearl Embellishment:  Prima


  1. Maria, wow, wow, wow!!! The heart makes me swoon! I love that you stamped it with flowers! Sweet touch stitching x's by the sentiment! The papers and pins are sooo pretty, too!!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. Maria, this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the puffy heart and the pins and that FAB sentiment! WOW!

  3. Love the title of your post and I agree Mothers and family are so important.
    What a beautiful card and I think you did the photo justice with that gorgeous heart, love the embellishments in the centre of the heart.
    Lovely lovely card

  4. wow what a beauty i love the heart.....

  5. Wow! Maria this is So Beautiful! Love your quilted heart and Lovely scalloped layers beneath it as well. So Many Pretty details! Wowzers! Wonderful flowers and Pretyy stick pins too! Just a Gorgeous Mother's Day card! I know your Mom will Adore this! 8)

    Hugs & Happy Weekend!

  6. Your MIL will LOVE this Maria. That heart is darling. Each month seems to be flying by. The snow will be here before I know it. :)


  7. This is beautiful! A gift in itself!

  8. Omigosh...I love your use of stamped muslin and aida cloth...beautiful!

  9. What a beautiful Mother's Day card! Love that you added fabric to this! So fabulous!

  10. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful creation for a Mother. I love the quilted heart, stick pins,and all the other wonderful details. Outstanding!

  11. Just gorgeous, what a beautiful shabby chic inspired card!

  12. You have done a beautiful job with this. You are most talented Maria. I need to learn this style!!!!!