Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, everyone! We had a beautiful day here in Minneapolis - sunny and a bit cool and breezy. D and I took Mom to the Sesquicentennial celebration at Boomington's town hall. We remarked on the fact that Bloomington became a town and Minnesota became a state on this date, but that Minnesota wasn't doing anything special today. The Startribune had a story about it in todays paper. Apparently, the state celebration is off to a slow start, but more is planned for next weekend. The Bloomington celebration included demonstrations of corn-shucking, candle-making, etc, along with cake and ice cream, and the dedication of a new flagpole. Afterwards, we drove the '61 Ford to meet C at The Chart House in Lakeville for the buffet. It was delicious and filling!

I made this card for many of the mothers AND daughters in my family...and a glitzier version for Mom. The sketch was another SCS challenge. It made me think of my Fiskars sunflower circle punch. The centers of the sunflower halves were just patterned paper punched over and over with a small hole punch. The sentiment is printed on word-pattern designer paper, matted over orange cardstock, and popped up on foam tape.

4 comments:

Danyelle Kessler said...

Love the blues and yellow....and yes, that is one of the nicer Fiskars punches.

Jenn said...

Ohhhhh, I love the half sunflower! How creative!!

Riley said...

This is adorable and I love the sentiment!

Helen said...

Love how you split the flower - fab idea!