As Mother's Day approaches, we thought we would share some layouts on the topic of motherhood. The designers were encouraged to look beyond the usual "being a mother" theme and come up with a creative spin.
Karen gives advice to a younger version of herself and Tina talks about being a "little momma" to a younger sibling. Tamara shares her relationship with her mother,as she is the only daughter. Their takes on a classic theme are fresh and inspiring and we know you will think so too.
Little Girl You Will Love Being a Mom
Supplies:Miss Caroline-Beautiful Roses patterned paper,Happy Beach Stripe patterned paper,Like Wildflower patterned paper,Favorite Decorate patterned paper,Favorite stickers,Princess layered stickers,Cute brads,Curious rhinestone swirl,Story stickers,Like brads,Beautiful layered stickers,Baby stickers,Day pins&buttons;Follow Your Heart-Be Happy paper clips
I was never one of those girls who grew up dreaming about her wedding day. But I did often imagine having kids, taking care of them and loving them. What I could have never known then was how much having kids would change my life. How much more confident, calm, and deeply happy it would make me. My life got so much better as soon as David was born. Now with Nathaniel, too. It's as if I feel complete for the first time in my life. Thank you my boys.
As a little girl I often remember feeling sad and alone. And over the years, there were many times I worried about being a mom and being able to do right by my kids. I used to be a negative and sad person and I worried that it would rub off on my kids and make them worry that they caused me to be the way I am.
What I didn't know at all was how much peace and joy having kids would truly bring me. I distinctly remember that when my son was born, I felt like a chapter of my life was over and a new, much better one, begun.
I often wish I could tell the little girl that I was not to worry and that life is going to work out for her in magical ways. And one of the most special of these is having the amazing kids she will have. So I took this opportunity to "tell her."
Supplies: Nostalgia-Roses patterned paper,Scallop patterned paper,Jacks patterned paper,Chevron patterned paper,chipboard elements,die cuts;Misc-twine,Martha Stewart sunburst punch,lattice punch,EK Success scallop border punch,October Afternoon letter stickers,sewing machine,thread,pen,adhesive,silhouette tags
I love the new Nostalgia line. It compliments perfectly with vintage and black & white photos. The colors are muted yet colorful. In celebration of Mother's Day, I thought I'd create a non-typical layout, showcasing my 'motherly' instincts when my little sister was born.
"The year was 1970, but I remember it like it was yesterday. We are 7 years apart, so naturally when you were born, I became an instant 'little momma'. You were a sickly baby, so I was always helping mom take care of you. I like to play 'momma' to you. :)
your big sister"
This layout was fun to create. I used scraps and little strips of paper that were left over from punching. I stitched them in place and added several of the great chipboard elements to continue the vintage theme.
I snuck the journaling on a tag behind the smaller photo. The tag was too small for the journaling, so I typed up my journaling on a larger piece of paper, then adhered the tag to the paper. It's hidden, so you can't tell.
You are Sunshine in My Soul
Supplies: Indie Chic: Ginger-Tulips Patterned Paper,Spice patterned paper,flourish patterned paper,damask patterned paper,Jewel patterned paper,label stickers,adventure journal card,layered stickers,pearl medallion,decorative tape,wood label,layered chipboard,garland,metal medallions,relax title;Citron-trim;Nutmeg-brads;Lush-red rhinestones;Misc-adhesive,pen
“My Mother taught me: to believe in myself, Love the Lord, be honest, true and kind, serve others, to work hard, embrace creativity, how to cook and sew, to love reading and learning, cherish music and nature, to be a good mother.”
I love this photo of my mom and I, it just captures the warmth and love I felt in my childhood. My dad took it on a sunny summer day in our backyard when I was just 5.
I am the only girl in the middle of 4 brothers, so my mom and I have always been very close. She has always been a wonderful friend and the greatest influence on my life. The wood label title was perfect “You are the Sunshine for my Soul”.