Thursday, May 7, 2009

{Mother's Day gift}

Good evening! I thought I'd show you my Mother's Day gift today. We gave it to my mom last night because she and my dad are heading overseas in a few days, so we couldn't celebrate on Sunday. I totally CASED this idea from Dawn McVey (surprise, surprise). She made a jar of memories for her mother for Mother's Day. I just loved the idea of a memory jar that my mom could grab memories from, so here's my take on it. This gift is right up my alley, so I asked my sisters to do this with me, so the gift was from all three of us. We put together memories we had of our mom---from when we were kids until now. Some were funny, some very heartfelt. I typed them up in a WORD document and then printed them out---about three to a page. I tied the ribbons---I did knots, not bows like Dawn---I rolled the paper and put the ribbon around them. (I bought the ribbon at Michael's it's HALF PRICE this week) . Check out Dawn's post for details--her highlighter tip was such a good one.

The details are below, but here are a few things I did. I bought the jar at Target---I liked the brushed silver---my mom has this in her kitchen, so I thought she could put this up on the counter. I used some Cosmo Cricket Thursday paper from the Girl Friday collection. Then I made a label for the front. I used the large tulip from the Make a Wish set. The letters were made using Fresh Alphabet & Simple Alphabet. I added the little dragon flies and buttons---it HAD to have some buttons!

The tag used Scattered Showers with Ocean Tides ink. I added the Tiny Twinkles on the polka dots of the umbrella. I love that sentiment that Dawn put in this set---"wishing you showers of blessings"! The tag itself is actually a top note die cut out of Sweet Blush cardstock. I punched a hole with my slot punch and tied it on to the handle of the top. This is a gift that was really quick to put together, so if you haven't done a gift yet it's not too late. My mom was so touched by the gift---more than usual, I think. As a mom, I know how great it would be to hear my children tell me some of their favorite memories~make one for your mama---she'll love it! Have a great day~

Mama's Memories jar:
Stamps: Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, Scattered Showers, Make a Wish (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Thursday from Girl Friday (Cosmo Cricket). Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream (PTI), Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories/Tools: Flower Border Punch (Fiskars), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Top Note Die, Hemp Twine, Linen Thread (SU!), Vintage buttons-various colors (PTI), Various ribbons-Michael's, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions)


LeAnne said...

This is so sweet--what a nice gift. And I think you have enabled me to purchase that set....I have been lurking PTI's blog and just am craving so many things!!!!

Niki Estes said...

This turned out so neat!! I love the patterned paper you used. I bet she just loved it!

Debbie Olson said...

Kathleen, I bet your mom was thrilled--you will give her many happy hours of reading, and it's beautiful too!

Carolyn King said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!!!! Turned out great!!! I am sure your mom was touched to get this!

Scrapping Julie said...

i made the same project for my mom. you decorated the jar beautifully!

Claire Brennan said...

What a fabulous idea - and so well done - gorgeous!!