Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my friends and family members both online and off - and to those special mothers who have children in heaven (myself included) and have children on their way!!

I'm dedicating this post to my mother, a woman who had the courage to travel to a foreign country with her two girls to start a new life.  She then went on to marry my (now) dad and have my brother.

My mum has worked many different jobs throughout her life but always put her children first.  She was always home for us to leave for school and arrive home.

With the help of my dad we have been on many wonderful adventures around Australia that I can now share with my own children.

I haven't got to spend too many Mother's Days with my mum, but at the end of this year I'm moving back up north where I'll get to spend some long overdue time with her.  We can't wait to have family BBQs again and sleepovers at Grammas!!

Thankyou for all that you have done, and all that you do for us Mum - without you I wouldn't be the person I am today, and my kids would have no one to ring and tell on me when I sound exactly like you :) "What did I tell you?",  "Don't come running to me when.....", "Do I have to stop this car?"

Here is our gift to you:

A special scarf to wrap everything in, a candle holder that says "Grandma", some candles to us, a chocolate fish from NZ, some licorice (cause I know you love it) and a Pandora charm - one for me and one for you.

This is the layout that I created for my mum:

Digi elements from A H Designs & the template is from Scrap Orchard
I have entered this card in these challenges:

16 comments

  1. Hi Sarah, What a beautiful post you've written, I do hope your Mum reads it, it touched me...
    Your creation is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge.xx

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  2. Beautiful, thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

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  3. Beautiful layout!! Great that you will soon be getting to spend more time with your mother!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge
    http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

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  4. Great page, lovely papers and layout. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi

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  5. Fabolous layout and card. Love the ruffled ribbon and the design with the flowers and colours too.Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

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  6. Love the way you have honored your mum and I love the colors. Thanks for taking time to visit and play with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck and visit us again soon.

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  7. What a wonderful card and the image is totally adorable, your coloring is fab! Love the ribbon and your embellies too.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  8. Fab card and layout .... and a heartwarming tribute to your mum. Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  9. I like your card and page lay out thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue create happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

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  10. Thanks for playing in our 'Mother's Day' Challenge #67!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  11. so pretty thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy xx

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  12. What a stunning Mother's Day layout you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything but a card”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

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  13. Oh, how pretty and I bet your mom loved this!! The flowers and key look like they're ready to pop right off the page. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet and hope to see you again!!!

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  14. Hi! What a beautiful LO! Love the colors, design, flowers and happy faces :) Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Kathi
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

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  15. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  16. Gorgeous project! Your scrunched ribbon is just yummy! Wonderful design. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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