Monday, June 1, 2009


Today is June 2 and in memory of my Mom's Birthday today I am doing a Blog Candy Giveaway. Its been 4 years since she passed away. I just did a post about my Mom on Memorial Day weekend. You can find the post here. My sisters were so touched that they also did posts in memory of my Mom. You can find there post here and here.

I was thinking about how much I miss my Mom and all the special thing that she did for me and others. She was a very giving person. Always gave with her whole heart. It was a special quality I admired about my Mom.

My Mom had a beautiful rose garden. So many beautiful roses but one rose bush was her favorite. The roses she loved the most were called Double Delight. They are a mingled color. Oh so sweet and beautiful.
I made a memory box in honor of my Mom. This is a picture of her when she was young and so beautiful. She always looked to me like she could have been a movie star. But then she was a star in our eyes. I really do miss those special time that I spent with her.

The memory box has some hand made paper flowers in it . They were so fun to create. I wanted to make them look as much like the double delight as I could remember.

Then I also wanted to make her a quick card form the Fifth Avenue Floral set.
I did sponge daubing on the flower in Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango. Embellished with ribbon and rhinestones. Since my mom was a very kind and giving person I used the sentiment from Roses In Winter.
So here's the scoop to be entered in the Blog Candy Giveaway.
1. Become one of my followers.
2. Post a link on your site about my Blog Candy Give away.
3. Make something for your Mom or in remembrance of your Mom. Could be a card or and altered project and post on your blog.
4. Come back to my blog and leave me a comment with your link back to your post of what you made.
5. I will come and check out your creation. Then I will pick one from these in about two week around June 16Th.
I hope that you will all remember and cherish the time you have or have had with your mom. So Mom If you were here I would tell you I love you and miss you very much. Thanks for being such a wonderful Mom and Happy Birthday!!!


  1. I hardly know what to say....everything is so beautiful. You expressed it all. This is really a beautiful tribute to our mother. Thanks so much for the wonderful things you have said.....and Happy Bithday Mom! We really love you and miss you!

  2. Arlana,you said it just like she was!!!! I couldn't of said it any better. What a lovely tribute to Mom. I love the picture shadow box and card. You will have to teach us how to make the roses. That reminds me of the time when Mom taught us to make the large poppy flowers. Happy Birthday, Mom! Wish you were here with us! Sure love and miss you!

  3. I decided that I wanted to pay tribute to mom as well. I hope that others will join in. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks, Arlana

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  5. Wow fab box Arlana and what a sweet tribute. My Mam means the world to me too and is also a healthy craft addict with me.


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