Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Vintage Mother's Day Card

In my last post I vowed to get busy again..... and I did, but not so much with cards as I had hoped.  I actually went to work parttime at a lovely boutique here in Branson.  Three days a week, on my feet for eight hours, took more out of me that I was prepared for.  And I still struggle with the loss of my mom.  Nothing in my life has been so hard.  The support from online and real life continues to remind me how blessed I am.

When Mother's Day came along I was missing Mom so much.  I knew she would want me to keep busy and to celebrate the day in her memory and with our dear friend, Norma, my "other mother".  So this card was for Norma.

I wanted something with lots of flowers and a vintage feel.

A variety of one-of-a-kind flowers blended better than I imagined they would.

The image is from my collection I've acquired from many sources over the years.

I found the poem on the web and it was just perfect to express  how I feel about  "Mama Norma"
Last week I made a few other cards which I will be posting in the coming days.  Thank you for coming back and taking a look at my new creations.  I just hope I haven't lost my touch.  Despite my absence from my own blog, I have been visiting all of my favorite bloggers and you all continue to inspire me.  Thank you for that!


Chrissie said...

This is lovely Barb and just perfect for your 'other Mum'
I'm so sorry (but not surprised) to hear that you're still struggling with losing your lovely Mum.
It's been over 3 years now since my Mum died and I still struggle. I'm better than I was, but I don't think I'll ever really come to terms with losing the most important person in my life (other than Alan and the boys of course)
Please know you have my love and best wishes winging their way to you, my dear friend.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Barb!
Think about you often and hope you continue to do better. Losing a loved one is so very hard to get over. It's been 23 years since my dad passed, and I still struggle with the lose and missing him so much. Father's day is always hard.
You have a wonderful support system, and you know you're loved.