Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mother's Love

Hi!  Welcome back to another fabulous challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Today's challenge is hosted by Sara Emily and she has challenged us to create inspired by "A Mother's Love".  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"A mother's love can mean so many different things to different people. With this challenge I invite you to take some time to reflect on what it means for you and create a vintage or shabby chic project for your mother or a special woman in your life to let them know how much you love them. Be sure your project has the word "love" somewhere on it where it will be noticed."

Stampers Anonymous Faded Text Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Stampers Anonymous Glitch For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

A perfect challenge with Mother's Day peeking around the corner and a way for us to highlight how our mother's inspire, challenge, teach, and just love us with all their heart.  

Stampers Anonymous Faded Text Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Stampers Anonymous Glitch For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

My mom may not have been able to always show her love in the ways that maybe other moms did, but she did love us with all her heart.   This inspired a mix of stamping and layering to collage a mother inspired hearts and love.  One of my mother's favorite expressions was "You make me Happy in my Heart" when we had done something special for her.  I always try to showcase that with a few heart related images.

This card started with the stamped circle in a soft distress oxide gray.   I layered design tape and then added the pops of candied apple red with the stamped circles.

Next I hand cut a series of hearts and stamped them with text and coordinating red ink.   I added a sweet sentiment cut and staggered.  I finished with 29 as a remembrance to my mom. 

I hope this has you inspired to come join us in the challenge.  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Please keep safe!


Stampers Anonymous - Faded Type
Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text
Stampers Anonymous - Glitch 1
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - Hickory SmokeCandied Apple
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Idea-Ology - Design Tape 
Idea-Ology - Machinery Heads
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Tiny Attacher 
Idea-Ology - Label Tape


  1. Suzz, I just adore your message here, and your portrayal of a mother who loved with all her heart. What a gorgeous collage in a simple color palette -- AMAZING design and crazy creative and inspiring use of the Faded Type stamps! I'm curious about the significance of the number 29. I feel so blessed that I still have my Mom...I'm able to appreciate her so much more now that I am older and share that appreciation with her. I really appreciate and respect her more with each passing year. Sending big hugs your way!

  2. Oh gosh Suzz your reflections on your Mom chime so resonantly with me. What a wonderful way to think back on the love you shared. Your collaging with the hearts is as ever absolute perfection and is such a fitting tribute. Sending huge hugs xx

  3. OMG I LOVE this, I think it's my favorite project of yours that I've seen. It's just so dynamic with the light background and subtle gray and then the pops of red. Its so WOW!!

  4. This is such a gorgeous collage with the hearts as a tribute to how much your Mom loved you. The heart is also representative of the place that our loved ones are tucked when they pass away so that we can keep them with us forever. Hugs!


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