My mother died when I was 25 and pregnant with my DD... over 30 years ago. My father remarried when I was almost 40 and though I greatly appreciate that my father found a new love and happiness for his remaining years (he died several years ago), my step mother was never a large part of my life but she was a part, nonetheless and I have difficulty in doing a Mother's Day card for her. I seem to tackle it with both optimism and dread. I also tend to keep it very unsentimental.
I was thrilled when Delightful Dahlia had a Happy Mother's Day sentiment in a beautiful font, just perfect for my needs. I love the dahlia in this set as well and with the new PP and color from PTI, came up with a card I am quite please with. The cream base was embossed with the Tin Type plate and I've been dying to incorporate some netting behind a button (don't know why, I just like it!). No ribbon (rare for me) but a nice stripe of glitter and a pair of rick rack stripes over the PP and scallop bottom. Lots of layers but not too bulky though I will send it in a bubble mailer. If I am on the ball (and usually I am not) it will even arrive on time!