Monday, August 20, 2012

The Woman Who Wears It...

My mom is the strongest person I know. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Without once complaining, she had surgery, went through painful chemotherapy and is now cancer-free. This card is made in honor of my mother, who turns 70 years old next month.
Last week, I showed you two cards I created using the same die, and today's card makes use of the Apron Die from Taylored Expressions. I simply die-cut the apron shape from black cardstock to create a "little black dress" and dolled it up with some black pearls. I love the quote from fashion icon Yves St. Laurent: 
"What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it."
Do you have a strong woman in your life that you would like to honor? I would love to hear about those amazing ladies! 
Leave me a comment by Friday, August 24 at midnight and one lucky winner and the wonderful woman described will each win a packet of 6 x 6 patterned paper! 

CardstockChoice Snow (Taylored Expressions), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); Accents: Black Pearls (Kaisercraft); Dies: Apron & Pocket Dies (Taylored Expressions)


Miriam Prantner said...

My wonderful woman is my mom too. She is our family's glue. She holds us together, smooths over the little and LARGE arguments and conflicts, and does it in a quite, calm, loving way. She makes us all feel like the favorite, and she is an amazing grandmother. I didn't know this until a few years ago, but she's like that for our extended family too. My cousins call her with their problems, and she has helped them out numerous times. She volunteers at church, brings people meals, and most importantly, she PRAYS. She prays for all of us, and many others.

Carrie said...

My Wonderful Woman is also my mom, She has been a Rock to me throughout many difficulties. Mom helped out when I had to go to the ER 3 times during my hightg Risk pregnancy even when we were there till 3am. She was with me in the OR when I had a C-section for my son and was at the hospital and at home helping me in the beginning! She let me and my husband move in with her and my Dad when I was 9 months pregnant.

Jovan said...

Beautiful CAS card!

Unknown said...

My Mum, even though, kind of retired, is working hard looking after my grandmother. Now my grandmother is not physically incapacitated but has dementia and to manage that is very very hard work, extremely stressful, not good for a woman with already high blood pressure. I take my hat off

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card!
I admire my mother-in-law's strength! She cared for her mother, Oma [grandma], who had alzheimers for about 5-yrs in her home. Oma passed away 20-yrs ago. She then took care of her dad, Opa [grandpa] until he passed. Now she is watching over her sister who has alzheimers, who is living in a home. My m-i-l is now 75 and she continues to work hard to stay healthy so she can help care for Katie when we need a break!
Congrats to your mother! ;o)

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is gorgeous! And I loved the story about your lovely and strong mother! I too have a Mom like that. Her name is Jackie and she has stood by me over the past two years as I slowly lost my husband to brain cancer. My son and I are so blessed by not only her but my Dad and my 6 siblings!

It is so lovely to read everyone's comments about the people in their lives that are important to them. We are all so blessed!

I have plenty of lovely things so please don't put my name in for the drawing. I just wanted to say how lovely your post is! It touched my heart today! Blessings to you and your readers and families!

:) Jill / Seattle, WA.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card, Regina! Like you, the woman I admire the most is my mom. She had a hard childhood, yet she's still such a positive person. She gave my brothers and I our solid foundation in life and she has a kind heart. She leads by example and she taught me to be grateful for the life that I have.

Muneca said...

Love the elegance of the card!
I call my mom " Wonderwoman". She raised 10 kids while my dad worked tirelessly and put ALL of us through college!

Unknown said...

Since being recently married and living with my in laws for a long few months, I've come to realize how even more amazing my mom is than I ever thought before. She carries no judgment and is genuinely caring. A lot of people can pretend to 'care' but as many know, it shows on her face. :)