Sunday, May 8, 2011

Three's A Charm - Mother's Day Post

WELCOME EVERYONE AND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Please join in and hop along with us for 3 days of FUN FUN FUN!! Check out our blogs each day for new and creative projects & a chance to WIN special prizes aka BLOG CANDY!!

The complete LINE UP is listed below just in case you happened upon this blog hop by accident and would like to start from the beginning and work your way through the hop!!

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Friday, May 6: Spring Theme

Today all the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! You have the option to post your very own completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possible WIN a prize!!

Sunday, May 8th: Mother's Day Theme


And now, for my post...
My Saturday didn't go exactly as planned.  After my morning yard sale, I was going to make a few layouts and a beautiful card to share for Mother's Day.  I didn't expect what I would find in a box of books as I was cleaning out my garage.  I came across a book I had purchased for my grandma last spring, planning to give it to her for Mother's Day.  Shortly after that purchase, she succombed to a short battle with cancer and I was never able to give it to her.  When I read through the book entitled, "What If There Were No Grandmothers?" I thought about my girls who would remember very little of my grandma who raised me.  I then wondered to whom I would give the book.  It wasn't exactly something my mom would relate to.  I then thought of my pastor's wife.  She was also raised by her grandmother and, seeing her interact with her grandkids, I knew she was the type of grandmother this book was written for.  Many of us will celebrate our mothers on Mother's Day, but many of us will celebrate other special ladies.  This is for one of those other special ladies, our pastor's wife.

 This card is made with the Magnifique Papers and Blessed Stamp Set from Close to my Heart.

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