Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Presents for my Mom!

Happy Mother's Day Mom! We love you so very much!

One of my favorite pictures of my mom and my boys:

My mom knows by now that she can expect handmade goodies from me for special occasions. LOL! I got her a Lilac scented candle from Bath and Body Works. Along with that, I made a few things. The other day, I was walking through Walmart of all places, and came across a this large mason jar with a butterfly inside. I picked it up, played with it, and put it back. But I couldn't stop thinking about it so I went back and got one for Mom. It is the coolest thing. The butterfly is not real, but it sure looks it. It is battery operated, and on a very fine wire. When you tap the lid of the jar, the butterfly moves. Depending on how many times you tap it, it will either open and close its wings, or flitter around the jar. Even the noise it makes sounds so real! It is so relaxing to watch, and sometimes, I even forget that it's not real ;) I plan to go back and get one for myself to put on my desk because I could look at it all day long. It had a gold lid with the words "butterfly collection" printed on the top. I didn't like it, so I added some fabric, raffia, and a tag using PTI's Friendship Jar and Butterfly Dreams.

Along with that, I made her a framed home decor piece. It was inspired by this beautiful card by Nerina. I used PTI's Love Lives Here and Bitty Background Blocks and corresponding dies. It is 5"x5" square.

Supplies (All PTI unless noted):

Butterfly Jar
Stamps: Tag Its #3, Friendship Jar, Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Creamy Brown, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Stampers Select White
Dies: Jar, Jar Toppers, Butterfly
Other: Fabric, Raffia, Copic Markers, Jute Twine

Home is Where the Heart Is
Stamps: Love Lives Here, Bitty Background Blocks, Button Boutique
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel
Dies: Button Card, Love Lives Here
Other: 5x5" frame


cards by cara said...

Beautiful creations! Your mom will love these ...

Kara said...

sweet the butterfly jar!

Jill said...

Aw, such sweet homemade touches, Audrey! Your mom is going to appreciate her gifts all the more!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh, these are just beautiful! LOVE that wall hanging, so pretty and sweet. She will love them for sure!

Rebecca said...

I love how your jar turned out. Super cute!

Jen Adcock said...

Holy Cow! Audrey. These are amazing down to the last detail. I mean a gorgeously handcolored butterfly in the jar too?! Love this! The wall hanging is so fabulous! What supernatural talent you have Missy. So inspiring!

Happy Mommas Day to you too!

Ted said...

Very unique gifts, Audrey. What mom would not love these?! :)

Leigh Penner said...

The butterfly jar is so cool! And your card is lovely!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your gifts are awesome, Audrey. I love them both and I'm sure your mom does too.

Susan said...

Oh your Mom is so lucky!! What gorgeous gifts from such a talented daughter. I love your mason jar gift tag!! Now I need that Tag-it set. And I'm obsessed with butterflies so I guess I'll be spending my free time today searching for that adorable butterfly jar. And I have been waffling on the Love Lives Here set but after seeing your frame I must have it!! Ahhh! I better stop looking at your blog now. ;)