Look, Mom – A Monochromatic Card!

A Nice Cuppa, Stampin' Up!

So, full disclosure – there are certain styles I am not successful with. To name a few – CAS (clean and simple), bright cards, monochromatic cards. And, oh, look – this is kind of all three.

Last Thursday was my craft day. The idea is from Sandy, and it’s a day when crafters can come to my studio and just … craft. They bring whatever they want to work on, and there’s plenty of room to spread out. I had so many projects running through my head, so most of the day, I just wandered around, looking at what everyone else was doing. I managed to make all nine of the February Paper Pumpkin cards, plus three or four others.  One of the products I wanted to use was new paper. I finally broke down and bought some of the new 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper Stacks. I had all the core color stacks that just retired, and, since I hoard paper, I had lots left. I didn’t really want to buy more to hoard, but thought I could add the 2015-2017 InColors without too much guilt.

My Wesley was supposed to have therapy on his shoulder at 2, and I promised to watch Amelia while he got worked on. I suggested to my mom that she might want to stop by so she could play with the girly girl. Amelia LOVES being at the office (usually), because there’s a cool nursery and, of course, her grandfather. And, if crafters are there, there are craft bags to inspect. So having an extra distraction for her would be wonderful!

It sounded like Mom wasn’t going to make it, so when Wes texted to let me know his appointment had been canceled, I didn’t tell Mom. Around 2 p.m., Great-grandma arrived, expecting to play with a little cutie. Fortunately, Wes was looking for something to do, so he brought Amelia over and she and Mom had a blast. My other crafters were thrilled to see Mom as well.

This card just seemed to happen after Mom showed up. She is definitely the world’s best mom. She’s always there – and always has the right answer. She’s my hero, and my example for being a wife, mom, and grandma. I know I’ve said this before, but if I’m half the woman she is, I’ll be happy. She’s amazing. She can cook, sew, and stamp (plus grow things like flowers and other plants). She made every day an adventure for us when my brothers and I were young. She’s owned several successful businesses and can tear her computer apart and put it back together with her eyes closed. (Ok, maybe just one eye.) That’s just a short, short list of her accomplishments. If I listed them all, you’d still be reading an hour from now, and I know you have things to do, so I’ll stop with – I love you, Mom!

I won’t go into detail with the card components. You can figure them out, I’m sure. If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments and I’ll answer!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Look, Mom – A Monochromatic Card!

  1. Tonya Denton says:

    What a SWEET card! I think we all struggle with certain styles when it comes to making cards! LOL!


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Tonya. You’re right – and I forgot I also tend to shy away from most pinks as well. Must be all those years with brothers and then sons! Now that I have a granddaughter, I’m embracing pink!


  2. Mom says:

    Awwwww – it was one of my happiest days ever! Amelia reminds me of the fun we had with you _____-some years ago. You were -Innovative, bright, inquisitive, opinionated, musical, caring, busy, happy, inspiring, and bound to do a little dance when happy things happened! I always wondered if you were really the one who inspired your brothers to mischief!!! You have taken grandmothering (Amelia) to a whole new level. You are anazing!!


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