Saturday, May 4, 2013

This Mother’s Day -- Celebrate Your Friends, Too!

Although I am going to be sharing my musings about Mother's Day in this blog post, I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to wish you a HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY! I hope that you have found a fun way to celebrate it.

Even if you’re not going to a crop today, you can always join in on one of the many online crops. And don’t forget to join in the Scraps of Color NSD Discussion and let us know what you’re up to this glorious weekend.

Now, on to Mother's Day.... I used to think that Mother's Day was just a time for me to send cards and gifts to my mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother to let them know how much I love and appreciate them.

Then I thought, “But what about my “mom” friends?” I usually just tell them, “Happy Mother’s Day” around that time and that’s about it. But this year is going to be different.

When I started thinking about my “mom” friends, I thought, wouldn’t it be neat to give them each a unique tag, designed specifically with that friend in mind.  Then write a heartfelt note on the back, sharing something that I admire about them in their role as a mother.

I thought I’d share a couple of them with you.  This one is that I made for a friend of mine that collects roosters for her kitchen.

Supplies: Graphic 45 French Country Collection – Bon Appetit, Graduer, 
Sunflower, Provance, Abundance; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Rusty Hinge

This one is that I made for a dear friend that loves Steampunk.

Supplies: Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection – Steampunk Debutante, Steampunk 
Debutante Tags, Time Flies; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Vintage Photo, Walnut
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint: Black Soot; Cosmo Cricket: Tiny Text; 
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – Fabulous Flourishes; Ribbon: May Arts, 
Webster’s Pages; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Caramel

I think I might start a tradition of giving them a new tag each Mother’s Day. After a few years, they will have their own little tag book, full of warm sentiments that I have shared with them through the years.

Of course I just had to make one for my most favorite mom – MINE! But I cannot post it now because she is my biggest fan (and I am hers) and I know she will be reading this post as soon as it’s published! So I’ll have to post it in the Gallery after Mother’s Day.

So, what do you say? Will you be starting this tradition for the moms that have touched your life? I’d love to see what you create for those special moms in your life!


  1. Nice tags and thanks for sharing a great idea!

  2. Love the tags and what great new tradition to start!

  3. What a wonderful idea and so cute and personal!



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