The Calendar Girls are at it again!
The month has flown by and I had to think long and hard about this challenge.
Carol is our hostess and here is what she asked us to create:
"For you challenge this month I thought quite a bit about the challenge. As you know, we will be posting after Easter so with that in mind I thought I'd do a Mothers Day challenge. When I was a child my mom would encourage my dad to get little carnation corsages in pink or red for each of us girls and mom to wear to church on Mothers Day. According to her (and the intranet), if a woman's mother was alive the females in the family would don a red or pink flower (mostly carnations, but not a rule) and if her mom had passed, the female would wear a white flower, and would visit the grave of her mom and place a white carnation on her grave. My mom's dad would do this when she was a child and mom loved the tradition. What I would like you to do this month is create a card or project using the color that would describe your mom. As an extra I would like for you to share a special memory of your mom from when you were little (if you are comfortable with that) so we can learn a bit about the wonderful ladies who raised such beautiful paper crafters...
My mother passed away six years ago, so I feel that I was lucky to have had her in my life forty plus years! When I was young, she would sew us matching dresses. This is probably NOT my fondest moment.....lol. But, it is memorable! My father had passed away when I was 13 and my siblings were out of the house already at that time, so we became a duo to be reckoned with. When I was 16, she decided we needed a smaller car (Couldn't she have decided this before I learned to drive in a 76 Cadillac Eldorado ~ two door?).....off we went to the car dealer. She had never bought a car as she depended on my dad for all things financial. We test drove and decided on a much smaller car; AND, she leaves the haggling to me. I did get us great value for the Caddy and low, low payments.... I wonder what that car salesman thought? Another favorite memory occurred just after college. I moved two hours away from Mom, but still went home quite often. She would call with the most bizarre questions...just to get me to visit. A favorite was when she asked me to come explain her phone bill to her. I told her to call my sister since she worked for the phone company....lol Mom and I had lots of fun! I miss her everyday, but know that she looks down upon me and my family ~ probably shaking her head quite a bit! but always with a smile on her face!
My card is made from all stash items.....kept in simple with just card stock, a simple sentiment from amuse|studio, some little rhinestones and a ribbon, and the use of a hollyhock die from memory box.
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