Monday, April 28, 2014

What Time Is It?

It's time for a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge and a Calendar Girls project, too!

April 28 - May 11

Theme: Lots of Circles

Here's my card (featuring the MelonHeadz Clock Bundle):

The hands on the clock are moveable. Isn't that fun?!?!?!

This is the inside of my card:

This card is also my featured card for the Calendar Girls Blog Group, since today is the 28th of April and we always have a project for the 28th of the month.

Carol is our hostess this month, and this is the theme she gave us:

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...

THANK YOU for giving us a GREAT theme, Carol.

I chose red to represent my mother for a few reasons. I actually first considered the color orange, since that's her favorite color - but that seemed too easy. So I did a little word study of colors and discovered that red is associated with energy, power, strength, and yes, LOVE. All of these words describe my mother, who amazes me with continued strength and energy.

I have so many wonderful memories of my mom that it's difficult to choose just one. But since I've been thinking of her strength, I've decided to share a story from when she and my dad bought and moved to their hobby farm when I was in high school. My dad continued to work long/hard hours at the coal mine, so my mom "ran" the farm, which included tending to the cattle. She thoroughly enjoyed it. 

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! I hope you'll stop by the blogs of the other Calendar Girls, too, to see what they've made. You'll find links to their blogs in my left sidebar.

And please play along with the MelonHeadz Friends Lots of Circles Challenge.

Image/Sentiment: MelonHeadz Clock Bundle
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Hardware from an unknown vendor


kiwimeskreations said...

What a great card Jeanette - love your reminisce of your Mother and how she managed the farm.

April said...

I love your card! And a wonderful memory of your mother to associate with it! I am sure she gifted you with your strength, as well!

Darlene said...

A wonderful story about your mom and a wonderful card for the challenge and to signify her in your life!. I just love the clock and the moveable hands on it. The red, white and black looks so crisp. Great job!

Barb said...

Great Card Jeanette--I love the layout and your story of your mom is wonderful!

Carol W said...

Jeanette what a great card, not only does it honor your mom but it signifies that time moves on but the love for your mom never changes. What a special lady she was running a farm. Great job on this challenge.

MiamiKel said...

What an awesome card, Jeanette and a great story about your mom! They truly do determine the "we" we become ♥

Terry Ladwig said...

What a cute card....and I love your take on the challenge!!

Cute image and love the papers!!