Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Welcome to my blog, The Diamond Dragonfly

Another fun, family friendly challenge with a wholesome sentiment and of course it is “Anything Goes” as far as styles or projects. 
This is our 130th  challenge.  We also have a Facebook page found here Thank you for taking time to showcase your creations with us.  Congratulations to the winners from last week.

All your cards and projects are so beautiful and inspirational.

There is a FREE digital word art each week, which you are welcome to use BUT it is not required. It is found on this page as well as here.

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Word Art Wednesday………………………….AG with a family friendly sentiment and theme.
This is a very heartfelt tag. My mother was such a wonderful woman. She painted most of the walls in our family home mint green simply because she liked it.

Every stitch of clothing she washed, in a wooden tub, a ringer washing machine or the automatic washer went out onto the clothesline, winter, summer spring or fall. The worst days in the winter she put the basket out to freeze and then hung it on the rack indoors when it thawed. 

The wee clothespins are holding a faux towel that went through the crimper ( faux ringer). The mint green ribbon and matte for the sentiment are color memories of each wall in the house.

Mommy always put paper doilies under food she prepared for a friend and every morning Daddy sang a few lines from “There’s a bluebird on your windowsill there’s a rainbow in the sky”.

She loved it when we picked daisies from the field and the famous Dragonfly story will be for another day.

A HUGE thank-you to Diane at Diane’s Daydream Designs for creating such beautiful and wholesome images for people to use. This came from Mother’s Garden Ensemble. I like a good bargain and the prices in this store are for every budget.

A Random Fan

Crafty Sentiments….. AG

Faith Hope Love …..Scripture


Kraft Journal……….Pinterest inspired A Kraft tag base. A lovely Christmas tag I knew Mommy would really like.


Faye said...

This is so beautiful, Carole. You have used little touches from your youth in such a lovely way. Your mother was a saint. Those wringer machines made one's hands rough and red because the hands were constantly in water.

Fabiola said...

charmant comme tout Carole, biz

Karen Letchworth said...

I love it more every time I look at it! And now knowing the story behind it makes it even more lovely and precious. Thanks for being you!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge at The Kraft Journal. It's SUCH a blessing to have you play along.
The Kraft Journal

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother, Carole. Love that project, with all it's colours and the reasons behind your use of the various elements.

Mynn xx said...

I LOVE the way you pieced together the different patterns, Carole! This is stunning! :) HUGS, friend! Mynn xx

scrappymo! said...

Hi Carol. Great project! Loved the story you shared...

How do I enter this challenge. I can not see any linky tab or button?
Thanks Maureen aka Scrappymo!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...just figured out it is Word Art Wednesday! Thanks!

Shazza said...

this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck, Shazza

Leovi said...

It looks nice, has a wonderful design with lovely color combination !

Jac’s Playground said...

A fabulous tag and love how so many wonderful memories are represented here, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carole. Loving the bright cheerful colours and the little pegs is a lovely touch.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Leovi said...

Yes , wonderful creation of Diane's Daydream Designs!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful tag, Carole! I love the doily and bee embellishment. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Peggy T. said...

Very Pretty. Thank you for joining us at the TTCRD challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Peggy T, DT Member

Esther Asbury said...

So many LOVELY details!!!