Posts Tagged ‘mother’s day’

2017 Mother’s Day Card Freebie

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Mother’s day is basically here! Today is a great day to send a note in the mail to the women in your life who have been there to guide you through life. I feel so grateful to have both a fantastic mother and mother-in-law. I’ve been privileged to have been surrounded by hard-working, strong, amazing women. It’s about time that I let them know I’m grateful for them. 

Download the printable file and print! The file fits 2 cards on a page, so send more than one note out today! 

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Calligraphy Kits Available Tomorrow in SLC

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This week has been nuts! I was down for a day and a half with a horrible stomach flu. I’ve been meaning to share this with you since Wednesday, but I’ve been such a slacker!

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I’m participating in tomorrow’s SLC Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Salt Lake! I’ll be there with so many great artists and crafters, I can’t wait!

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I’ll be there with 40 calligraphy kits, and my pens and inks! You can purchase a kit with the accompanying online course subscription or get some hand lettering made for you on the spot! Both are perfect for Mother’s day which is right around the corner.

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I’ll be available to hand write little things like above on the kit as well. Cash and credit card are accepted.

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Here’s a preview of what the kit includes:

  • 1 box
  • pencil
  • pencil sharpener
  • nib holder
  • 2 pen nibs (Gillot 303 and Hunt 22b)
  • acrylic ink
  • cleaning wipes
  • a paper sampling (tracing, gridded and plain)
  • lettering guide and alphabet sheets
  • 1 coupon code for istilllovecalligraphy.com workshop

It’s everything you need to get started with calligraphy.

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Gift it to a mother this Mother’s day or for yourself! I hope to see you at the Pop-Up Shop this weekend!

Miss out on the pop up shop? You can order your kit here!

Mother’s Day

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This mother’s day wasn’t very exciting. Chris forgot to make breakfast in bed and we were in a rush to get to church by 9am. He was definitely in the dog house (BIG TIME) until the afternoon and he made sure I got a mega nap in uninterrupted by the kids. That was nice.

I got some sweet texts from family and friends. That was great, too.

For my mom, Mother’s Day and her birthday are often times on the same day. Maybe it’s lazy of me, but I usually give her a gift and a letter for both (even when they’re not on the same day). This year I went out on a limb and made her a two-toned dolman top.

I completely guessed at the dimensions for the top. I still don’t know if it fits her right (or if she’ll want to wear it). I used leftover fabric from Penelope’s sportswear outfit. My mom lives in North Carolina where it’s infinitely more humid than Utah. The fabric used here is very light weight and breathable, so hopefully it’ll be just what the doctor ordered when it’s 80 degrees with 100% humidity. The print is a bit bold for my mom’s taste so I made a plain back out of a lightweight chambray. She can pair this top with regular jeans, her olive clam-diggers, her white pants or black slacks. It’d also look great paired with a black cardigan and jeans in the winter.

I’m working on making a few summery tops for me this week in anticipation of hotter weather. I found some gorgeous fabric I can’t wait to share with you.

What did you do for Mother’s day? Any fun projects?

Fabric supplied by Fashion Fabrics Club. Connect with FFC on Facebook and Pinterest

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

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Here are some (self-proclaimed) great ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

What will you be doing for your mother for Mother’s day? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

Mother’s Day Download & a Recipe

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In honor of Mother’s day, I thought I’d offer a little printable card for you to use.

Simply print out on standard 8.5×11 paper, cut in half, fold and you’ve got a lovely card to give to your awesome mom.

 

 

This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without the express consent of Melissa Esplin. I love getting shout outs from around the web, but please, link with love. Do not copy this post, publish more than 2 photos or outright steal this idea for commercial publications. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

 I’m also over at Rhodes Rolls blog today sharing an easy (and mini-sous chef friendly) recipe for a yummy Mother’s day treat.

Head over for step-by-step instructions on how to make the below lemon strawberry danish.

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