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A Week of Gratitude: Day 3 & OLW 22 (i think, is that right?)

Susan clued me in on her One-Layer Wednesday challenge for this week, and it fits in with our week's theme--thank a mother.  My card is for my mother-in-law.

Mothers-in-law are so hard, at least mine was. When she was my neighbor it was so unpleasant (maybe that was just me?). Then a hurricane came and we moved and now I look forward to her phone calls each Sunday. Funny how that works, huh?

My mother-in-law was just here recently for a visit, along with my sister-in-law. She bought the kids some school clothes while she was here, so a thank you card is in order. But I also want to thank her, just for visiting and let her know that I'm glad she's my MIL.

She has macular degeneration, so when I make a card for her I take that into consideration. She can still see, but she can see high-contrast much easier, so one-layer cards are perfect. I added a bit of scoring with my scor-pal for texture. I kind of love how this turned out, even if the sentiment is a scosh crooked.





stamps: le jardin bontanique by SU, thankful for you by inkadinkado
card stock: PTI rustic white 
ink: PTI dark chocolate
tools: scor-pal and a fiskars stylus



34 comments:

Karen said...

very nice card....sure your mil will be happy to receive it...

jennvonklein said...

How beautifully simple! I love the subtlety of it.

Karen B. said...

This is just really beautiful, One layer cards make me appreciate the beauty of the stamps and composition.

Marie Swan said...

It's pretty funny to me that you and Susan are doing this "challenge" together. I have a folder of cardmaking favorite blogs that I follow and you two are the top two spots!

Susan said...

That's a great tree stamp. Now, see...if you hadn't mentioned that the sentiment was crooked, I probably wouldn't have noticed. Love the pink background. Thanks for sharing!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Nice of you to consider the MD with the card. I still have family members who write real small on stuff for me...even after 20 years! lol

kristen said...

Very pretty card! I love the score lines and how they "root"/anchor the tree :-)

Beach Girl 115 said...

Beautiful card for what seems to be a beautiful lady.

Lorrinda said...

Love the simplicity of this card. The score lines give it that little extra boost, without overdoing it. Thank you for sharing.

~amy~ said...

wow...your cas card is simply stunning...the less is more is definitely the case here...excellent card!

Barb said...

Wonderful CAS card, Mary! I can't stamp a straight sentiment for the life of me! I know what you mean about Mother-in-laws. . .I could have never lived near mine!

Ravengirl said...

A lovely card! Don't be too hard on yourself. I find it hard to live next door to my MIL at times.

LaNell said...

Very nice card! I love that tree stamp and sentiment. Who made these stamps? I had a wonderful mother-in-law who was like a second mother to me. I miss her very much.

Lee Anne said...

What a beautiful card. I love the scoring at the bottom - such a nice touch.

Denise said...

Pretty card! Love the color!
DeniseB

Allison said...

Ooo...smart call on the contrast issue! Something to keep in mind with the older relations too...this would also be perfect for a masculine card...great job!

Natacha said...

Very Nice!! Love the contrasting colors!

Sue D said...

Simple but beautiful!

Natalie said...

Very pretty! I love the colors! :)

Super Jen said...

The speckled cardstock really adds dimension to this card.

Lindsey said...

So pretty and CAS, and I love the cs you used!

Serena said...

Simply beautiful! The score lines are a great touch!

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

lovely, Mary Dawn, as are the lovely comments about your MIL!

Bev J. said...

That is a great tree image and card.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh that pink paper is DEE-VINE!!!! Love the tree, too, and what great thoughts about your MIL. Mine is cool, too!

Kathy Martin said...

This is simply S W E E E E T! :)

Summer Braxton said...

Surprisingly fantastic with such few products!

Theresa said...

You give so much thought to the person receiving your card...how very thoughtful. Am sure your MIL will appreciate this.

scgustaf said...

Simply effective and simply said ~ TFS!

judy said...

I love this beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

oh what a lovely card for your MIL! she will love it and probably never notice that the sentiment might be crooked!!

annesatx said...

Beautiful card! And it's so easily versatile. Love that. Thanks!

Heather said...

Wow, I love it. Gorgeous background card and I love the image :)

Sheila H said...

Simply beautiful!