Thursday, May 5, 2011

~ Happy Mother's Day ~ a Crafty Secrets album for my mum

***Sandy at Crafty Secrets asked me to join them as Guest Designer for May! So check back often this month for more projects using their awesomely beautiful products!***

*** PSSST!!! did you see this? I am thrilled to be joining the Craft's Meow starting in June! Thank you Lisa and Nina! ***

Hello Peeps... I'm here, all excited today. This coming weekend, we get to celebrate MOTHER'S DAY!! That's awesome isn't it? I love my mom! :) Here's her life story in a nutshell:

- Engaged at 18 - Married at 20 - 10 children born to her and Dad in the next 20 years -

Of course that is not ALL she did, but that's all you need to know about her.

Today I got a delicious mail package I ordered from Crafty Secrets... yummm!!! I was supposed to be working on  other projects, but I promptly threw them down and dove into these goodies. What would you have done if you were me?!

First I cut one A4 sheet of cardstock into four pieces and joined them at the spine using strong adhesive.
TIP: If you score about 2cm in from the spine, the book opens nicely without any resistance.

And then I had the best fun using the Love you Mother stamp set and Creative Scraps and Journal Notes ...

(whazzup with those fuzzy spots over these photos? I have no clue. Tsk.)

Those are the inner pages of the little card book for Mum. little pockets tucked inside for us kids to write notes for her.

And guess what, I was so absorbed in doing the book that I didn't hear her come into the room... and then I heard "Ooooh is that for me??" Hahaha. Can't ever keep secrets from Mum!

Thank you Annette for the beautiful crocheted flower and leaves!

Now the little book is all ready for us to fill in and give to Mum. I hope every one of you will have the best Mother's day yourself. I know many of you are mothers yourselves. What would we ever do without these ladies?? And some day I hope I will be one myself, and one just as good as my own.

That's it from me for today. I hope to be back by the weekend, but if not, you'll know I'm busy doing something else! :)



  1. Oh so pretty! I especially adore your
    album cover. :)

  2. What a wonderful keepsake for your mother! Congrats on the Craft's Meow! You'll have to share photos of what you're making for the wedding.

  3. This is so beautiful Viola, I'm sure your Mum will love it :)

  4. Your mother will adore this! I do! ;)

  5. Gorgeous project Vio - your mum will be sure to treasure this always!
    And a little crafty time of your own helps the crafting for others pass more easily, I find. Hope the wedding crafting goes well ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

  6. This is EXQUISITE, Vio, I'm sure your Mother will LOVE it and appreciate all of the work and heart you put into it :)

  7. Hi Viola, Just had a quick look through your blog and your work is absolutely fabulous!!!! Including this gorgeous album for your mother x

  8. Congratulations, Vio , i'm so glad for you!!! And your booklet is just gorgeous !
    Hugs Rosa

  9. OMGosh!! Love this beautiful thing!! I am sure your mother will treasure this precious piece you made :)))

  10. Beautiful creations, Viola. Love all the shabby goodness going on here. Congrats on your guest DT spot at CS. :)

  11. Your work is so lovely!!!
    Your mom will love it even though she did get a peek :)
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  12. How gorgeous, your mother will love this! I have a post all ready for my mom too! Love her to pieces. Your mom is so lucky to have a daughter like you. xo

  13. Oh wow, this is just divine, I am so loving this!!
    Hey, good to see how you look like, cool!

  14. Wow 10 of you all! That is all so pretty!!! Congrats on the DT spot, I love CS :)

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Viola!! Your mom is going to love it! Your addition of the pink crochet flower made me smile!! H.
    Huge CONGRATS on the Design Team - Love Crafty Secrets and can't wait to see more creations from you! Have a wonderful weekend and special day with your mother!

  16. This is a beautiful card. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this sort of paper art. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Hey there sweetie! I ditto your comment on my blog...I can't BELIEVE I have never been here before! This place is incredibly magical and your creations are just deeeelicious! Thanks for popping by and leaving me a sweet comment! So excited to be 'working' together :) And I'll be back to see your lovely art...many many more times :) Hugs!

  18. So glad you will be joining us! You are amazingly talented! Beautiful work!

  19. Oh so Beautiful! A wonderful gift to give your mother. Love all the vintage goodness and crocheted flower and leaves. Great use for the burlap for leaves and a little heart too!

  20. So very pretty! Love how you make all the details into such pretty packages!

  21. Beautiful work, Vio! Love all the goodies you used to create this keepsake for your Mom. Hugs, Lynda

  22. Your card book is just stunning. I have great admiration for your mother -- 10 children -- wow! Hope she has a wonderful mother's day!


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