{5.6.2011} hello friends…

Happy Friday!

I think I say that every Friday, but I really mean it!  I love that I get to start my weekend with Unity and my Unity Friends.

I must pat myself on the back this year… I did good.  Ha.  I  had my Mother’s Day cards done last weekend!  Woo hoo, go me!  I don’t get it.  I make cards all the time, so how can I always be so unprepared for birthdays and holidays???  But not this time!  I was ahead of the game.  Yay.

This one is for my dear mother-in-law.
{psst – hey mom, I know you are looking.  You better stay away on Sunday!}  ha.

And it is actually already in the mail and on its way to Florida!

a mother’s love
wishes and kisses

I have had these two kits on my wish list for a long time.  I squealed a little when they arrived (ok, so I might have clapped my hands and jumped up and down too).   They have such lovely images and wonderful sentiments.  I embossed the paisley background with clear embossing powder on some textured pink card stock.  It looks so much better in real life, I will admit defeat in trying to photograph embossed images.  *sigh*

Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend.  I’ll be back Saturday and Sunday {hint, hint MOM… don’t peek!} with more Unity inspiration!  Lots to share this weekend!

Hope back over to the Unity Friends with Flair post to check out all the beautiful projects.

stamps: a mother’s love, wishes and kisses {Unity Stamp Company)
patterned paper:Hazel papers {my mind’s eye}
die cuts & punches: scallop border {fiskars}
other: pearls {kaisercraft}, charcoal chalk ink {Colorbox}, clear embossing powder {Hampton Arts}


  1. Wendy ten Hove

    Really lovely card, Lisa!! Love the colors and the bit of dimension that you added! It’s gorgeous! I hope to finish my second card for Sunday today and then I’m also all set! 😉
    Wishing you a lovely day!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Rachel B

    Beautiful Mother’s Day card. I love the pearls and background stamp!

  3. kate

    This is lovely :0) think any mother would love to be given a card like this.
    Kate x

  4. Lisa Henke

    sooo pretty! loove the look of the watermark with that stamp…..and just so you know, you’re not alone. that’s how I act when my Unity packages arrive. lol!

  5. Sharon Gullikson

    So pretty. I love the colors. Very feminine

  6. Natasha G.P.

    What a pretty card. They will love it.

  7. B. Poteraj

    What a nice mother’s day card. It is simple, yet elegant.

  8. Scrapcollectr57 (Cindy W)

    What mother-in-law wouldn’t love pearls…on her card! So pretty!

  9. lynn

    so pretty, lisa! have a great weekend!

  10. Susan Bouchard

    Pretty card! I like your color combination.

  11. Gwen

    LOVE this, the pink and gray are gorgeous together. Might have to break down and get that moms set!

  12. hotwheels

    Ho my word that is super pretty. I love that gorgeous paper and love colors!

  13. angie blom

    Oh Lisa.. this is lovely.. I put this on my wish list as well.. stunning with the embossing.

  14. Anne T

    Gorgeous card! I love your design and the embossed paisley background is so pretty:)

  15. mary friederichsen

    Hi Lisa!
    This card is so pretty! Your Mother-in-law is going to love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Have a great weekend! Can’t wait to see what you have for us to see tomorrow and Sunday!

    Blessings and Hugs,

  16. Jennifer mitten

    This card is lovely!

  17. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Omg this is Gorgeous Lisa!!!!

  18. M & D

    Got the hint kiddo – I will not ‘peek’ until Monday!
    PS – see you Sunday.

  19. Marcy H.

    So Pretty!!

  20. Lindsey

    Ooh, so pretty! Any mom or mother-in-law would love it! Perfect soft colours for the pretty images.

  21. Sav O'G

    OHHHH! This is perfect–love the colors and that stamping…SUPER GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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