Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Very Unique Name

A new month means it's time for the theme of this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper to be announced.  Since May is the month when we celebrate Mother's Day our theme is ........... MOTHERS.  Show us your projects featuring Mothers, and be eligible to win an awesome prize from One Crazy Stamper!!

This May will be an extra hard one for me as my Mom passed away last November, so this will be the first year of not being able to talk and see her.  To make it even harder, tomorrow, May 2nd, would have been her birthday.  My Mom had an unusual first name, that you very rarely heard or saw, so when Kraftin' Kimmie released the Moonlight Whispers Angels late last year, I was amazed to see this lovely angel with my Mom's name "Aurelia".  I knew that I had to purchase this stamp to honor my Mom, and I finally inked her up for this challenge theme.
The image is colored with Copics, cut and matted with Spellbinders Label 18, and mounted on dp from the Utopia collection by Kaiser Craft.  Although you can't see it in this photo, her wings and halo were coated with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, giving them a lovely glow.  A ribbon bow, pearls that were made with a Viva Decor Pearl pen, and a hand written sentiment complete the front of the card.

I searched the internet for a sentiment for the inside of the card, but instead found this beautiful poem that fit the theme of my card.  My coloring buddies saw the card last night, and they all teared up while reading this poem - not the best way to start a class, but all agreed that this card was a wonderful way to celebrate my memories of my Mother.
Please visit the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog here, and check out the other dt members beautiful creations, and enter your Mother themed project to have an opportunity to win.
Anything Goes Challenge - #66 Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - #24 Use Punches/dies
Shopping Our Stash - #50 Mother's Day or Anything Girly (stamp is at least 6 months old as well as the dp )
Sweet Stamps Blog - #63 For Mom
Incy Wincy Designs - #143 Mothers Day or Girlie
My Craft Spot - #54 Mother's Day
Outlawz Greetings Challenge - GC43012 Mother's Day or For a Girl 


  1. Awww. What a lovely card! The poem is just perfect! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous and such a wonderful poem. Sending you hugs at this difficult time xx
    Thanks for coming to visit me, I'm following you now xx

  3. Gorgeous card Shari and what a lovely tribute to your mom! Very cool that this stamps shares your mom's name too! Sending you hugs as you remember her!!
    Sarah ☺

  4. Fabulous card! Love the bold colors of the paper and your coloring & design are fantastic!

  5. Your coloring is super! I love the gradual color change on the image. super cute.

  6. Fantastic coloring on this card. You did a wonderful job on it. Our loved ones are with us every day in our hearts. This is a great card to make in your mom's honor. Beautiful job! Hugs, Gail

  7. Oh this is just gorgeous,love the image,and your detail is just beautiful,,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

  8. Aaah just love this sweet image, lovely LO too, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, come back soon, Gaynor DT xx

  9. Fabbie card! I just love the colours you've used and that background paper is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

  10. Love the great bright colors- and the great image you used. Thank You so much for joining us at Sweet Stamps For Mom Challenge : )

  11. Aurelia is such a beautiful name. I hope you made it through the day yesterday, holding on to all of your wonderful memories of birthday's in the past with your mom. All of the 'firsts' are so difficult. I lost my dear mom in 1999, and I still miss her so much. I'll be thinking of you on Mother's Day. Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Fabulous card...love the teal pearls all over too....great story to go with your card too...sorry about your mom, but isn't it just crazy when something like a stamp comes around to make you remember her even more? Thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash Mother's day/girlie card challenge...

  13. Shari, a fabulous card and Aurelia is a beautiful name. The poem is perfect.

  14. Beautiful card! Your Mom had a beautiful name! Love the poem!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

  15. Gorgeous card love the image and what a lovely poem thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
    Jenny x

  16. Gorgeous card! I love that you found the stamp named after your mom, what a beautiful & unique name! Thanks for joining us over at SOS for our Mother's Day/Girly challenge this week :)