April Fools! How is it April already?
Well many of you know that Cancer research is a cause that is dear to my heart. When I saw this month’s Mini set byMFT -Happy Mother’s Day, I was very excited because it featured Daffodil’s.
Here is what a daffodil represents:
DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, you’re the only one, chivalry. Associated with the tenth wedding anniversary. Also the birth-flower for March.
DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.
DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.
As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, it represents the hope we all share for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease. You can provide hope to all people affected by the disease by participating in the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this program
Anyway-I love supporting causes like this. I made this card below, to accompany a bouquet of Daffodil’s for Alexa’s Oncologist as a way to say thank you!
I took the main image, and stamped it onto black cardstock. I embossed it with silver EP. I then painted it with my Pearl Ex and Future Floor wax.
It gives such a pretty look in person. Lot’s of shimmer.
I then cut out JUST the potted daffodil’s and layered them onto a punched circle. I had stamped the sentiment block from Behind the Scene’s , on the base, and layered this over it.
I don’t know WHY but “I” totally love this card! Maybe because it is so clean and simple-and yellow is the color of hope as well.
Now we will show more detail!
This is the same image, as used in the card above. I love the paper (by memory box Aerial collection) peeking through the space around her. I positioned the paper, so the bird was sitting there, as if in a window.
Around the block the sentiment reads:
Thank you for being a gift in my life, loving without condition, giving all of yourself.
Isn’t that what mother’s do? I know my mom did that for us. I hope I am doing the same for my children.
We shouldn’t JUST recognize our mother on ONE day. Or anyone else for that matter. I don’t think you “get motherhood”, until you become a mom yourself. So many things our mother said and did, that didn’t make sense-till we felt it, or the horrible day come’s where her EXACT words spew from our own two lips! You know the one’s you swore you’d NEVER say! I hate that! LOL!
Anyway-just wanted to share this stuff with you. Remember to appreciate your mom, or that other someone special, and appreciate everyday you wake up and take a breath! EVEN MONDAY’S! LOL!
I know I am so thankful that Alexa is *almost* done her treatment, and doing so well. I have a higher power to thank for that. Many aren’t as blessed.
So today’s message-give lots of hugs and kisses to those who matter-don’t wait for tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow-I’ll see ya then!