Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Gift for Mother

Hi Everyone!!

Last week my girls were away at a church camp with my Mother.
My Mother- God Bless Her- took my two girls and my brother's son and daughter to camp for 5 days.
They had so much fun!

My daughters love their Grandma so much and I am very thankful that they get to spend time with her.
While the girls were away, Mama could play!
The parents got to spend some quality time together and I got to spend some QT in my craft room too!

I wanted to make something special for my Mom to show her how much I love and appreciate her (not to mention trying to butter her up to take the girls for another week this Summer!).

I decorated a clock for her to hang in her house.

 I started with a plain clock and carefully took off the hands.
I cut out a circle large enough to cover the face of the clock and then used some distress ink to color it all up.  Then I used the Pink by Design Wired background stamp and stamped the circle.  I took my Copics and colored in some of the hexagons to give it some dimension.  I also added a sentiment from Pink by Design: Gratitude.  The bee was cut from the Silhouette store.  Finally, I glittered the inside of the (clear) clock frame and sealed in the glitter with some hairspray.

My Mom loves bees!
She says the story of the worker bees remind her that you can "bee" anything that you want to "bee".
She truly believes that too- and has instilled that thought into all of her kids, and now her grandkids!

Here's my Mom!

She wasn't to thrilled about having her picture taken with messy hair and no makeup!

and here's Mom and the Girls back from camp!

It was nice to have some time alone- but it's always nice to have them back home!

Linking up to:
Sarah Hamer Designs (Pink Cricut) Link Up Tuesday 
Tip Junkie- Homemade Projects

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. AWESOME clock and super cute pictures!

  2. Julie, super cute clock. Your Mom had to love it. Tell her she looks great and I wished I looked that good without makeup and hair. They all looked like they had a great time at camp. Love your Mom's philosophy on life. You're a good daughter. Glad you had some alone time...we all need it.
    Great job on the clock, love the colors, glitter and Sentiment.
    Have a great week!
    Dee B

  3. What a sweet gift for your Mom and she looked beautiful in the picture. The girls looked like they ahd a wonderful time, its so nice for them to spend time with their grandmother and give you a bit of time for yourself.

  4. Fabulous clock. I love how you used the background stamp. That was really clever. The project turned out really great. TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

  5. The clock is so pretty!! You can tell your mom loves it.

  6. Julie this is just amazing! I love it...that background stamp looks fabulous! The bee is really pretty, such detail. I'm sure you Mom loves this and will enjoy it daily!

  7. Wow wow Julie! This is just absolutely beautiful! I'm sure your mom loved it!

  8. Wow wow Julie! This is just absolutely beautiful! I'm sure your mom loved it!

  9. You did such a great job! I bet your mom loved it!

  10. Wow! Your clock looks amazing! What a great pictue of your mom and girls. : )

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  11. hehe- my kids are gone right now. It's funny how hectic it is when they are here and when they are gone I miss them like crazy! Love the clock and it looks like she did toO!