The Best Mother’s Day Ever

Just in case you didn’t know, yesterday was Mother’s Day. We celebrated with my mom Saturday evening and my hubby spent the previous Saturday with his mother. Yesterday, we got to do something I’ve been dying to do since I first heard it they were building it about two years ago. We went to Universal Studios to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!


Oh my goodness! Universal did a pretty good job recreating Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. It looks just like the movies! I’m sure if I was a kid, I’d be checking the post everyday to see I’d received my acceptance letter to Hogwarts. We got there right at opening so the line weren’t too bad. We rode the rides, checked out all the shops, and had lunch at the Three Broomsticks. We sampled frozen butterbeer and pumpkin juice. And brought home some chocolate frogs for later.

Here I am with my two munchkins at the entrance to Hogsmeade.


Okay, they aren’t really munchkins anymore. And yes, they are both taller than me and still have some growing to do. We really did have a good time today, despite the expression on my son’s face (teenagers!).

I know you come here for the creativity so here’s today’s card. This is the Mother’s Day card I made for my mom. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for my mom last week by sharing what I was giving her for Mother’s Day before I actually gave it to her. The flowers are from the Helping Me Grow stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, which will also be available in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog. The tea cup is from the A Nice Cuppa stamp set and that one is available until May 31st. After that it will be retired. Same with that cute little Botanical Garden Jewel.


I watercolored the flowers using Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder. I covered the entire flower in Soft Sky and then filled in the Wisteria Wonder as shading.

This is the gift I made for my mom. The wreath is the April Paper Pumpkin kit. This is probably my all time favorite kit so far from Paper Pumpkin, and I knew my mom would love it too.


The stand came from one of the big craft stores and I added the silver hook on the front of it. The hook is actually an antique spoon handle without the spoon part. When my mom saw what it was, she was surprised. She said it looks just like my Grandma’s silverware pattern! I really like the neutral look of the wreath stand because it will match anything. My mom might be getting more wreaths on future holidays!

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