Monday, May 6, 2013

Retro Apron Strings....

It's going to be bitter sweet this Mother's Day as our son graduates this Sunday, but I'm keeping my big girl pants on and trying to hold it together!  
So it's no wonder that I appropriately chose this adorable cut file from The Cutting Cafe, complete with apron strings, for Mother's Day cards this year.  
Do you like the retro feel to them?
 I thought some eclectic patterns and colors would really be fun together. 
Grandma, I know you check my blog daily....so act surprised when you get this card!!! :)
You too, Mom!!! ;)
The file I used to make these cards is :


If I don't talk to you before, Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mommies out there!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting and thank you so much for your visit :)
Lisa xx

34 comments:

Manderly said...

Hi Lisa!
Your post made me smile! Yes, appropriate for cutting the apron strings. Boys are sooo hard to do that with! Girls I think always hold onto their Mums. Your cards are wonderful! I love the shapes and the papers you chose. The table cloth patterns bring back such memories! Lovely, lovely work, Lisa Friend!
Manderly
xxxooo

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are wonderful.. i love apron shaped cards .. and the papers are perfect .
I am sure you will be just fine .. and maybe the strings will be more like elastic lol... and he will always be tied to you for many things
Lisa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Lisa, I love all the detail.
Kevin xx

richardbreaks said...

These are AWESOME. My great grandmother always wore an apron, and these brought me sweet memories!

Regina Easter said...

these are all so fantastic...total love...and love the papers you used...

Paper Profusion said...

These are FAB-U-LOUS Lisa. Nicola x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous cards Lisa, love the papers and colours...my 'Ladies' still wear their aprons like this..lol..great details, love the cuttlery..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q
I think it is okay if you shed a tear or two on Sunday, recognising that your first born is at the cusp of making his way in this world without you watching over him his hard.... we Mums are never ready to cut the umbilical cord, I remember vividly and tearfully the day my daughter left the nest...I was a tragic mess. It will be bitter sweet for you.
Your cards are delightful and unique, the cutlery is a great addition, I love them, as I am sure your Grandma and Mom will, they always look so much better in real life.
Smiles:)
O

Karon said...

These are fabulous Lisa - and yes they grow up to quick, and its difficult to even think about cutting those apron strings :-) Wonderful creations. TFS

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar -- I remember when you posted a video of your son in a play I believe he wrote. You know they say the apple does not fall far from the tree and I know that he has your creative spirit. Now what I want to know, does he have your husband's good looks? I would dearly love to be able to hear what you and your husband have to say about Korea. Oh well .. You know a mother is supposed to teach her birds how to fly - do not cry, just rejoice in the fact that he can fly!! Love all you stuff sugar but I think you know that.
Sandy

Tracy said...

These are fabulous! Love the retro look and even the whole apron theme. Very motherish. :-) These will be a hit. Congratulations to your graduate! Hugs!

lalkygirl said...

wow what fab makes lisa...love the papers you have chosen ...gorgeously retro indeed,i hope you had a wonderful time at the graduation....
tracey x

Kelly Neis said...

Where is dad?? You know he has to actually BBQ the dinner so we do not smell like smoke! lol Those are so cute, love the papers and flowers you did on them. The lettering is pretty too.
I would purchase water proof mascara and carry tissues because that is the most emotional day! Congrats on him graduating!!
Happy Mother's Day to also Lisa, my post is going up soon with you in it!!! hehe
Hugs Kelly

Mitra Pratt said...

Adorable Cards! I should be sending tissues...I can only imagine how I will feel when my oldest graduates....it's closer and closer everyday!

How did this happen so fast??

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, It is always hard and I understand what you are going though, my 3 sons have all graduated and made their way in life. Remember good thing do happen as time goes on. Love your mother's day cards. This is hard for me... I do not have anyone to make a card for, my mother has been gone a long time. Such as it is. Happy Mother's Day, Lisa!
Hugs, Patricia

butterfly said...

Such a yummy retro look to these... Huge congrats to your son on his graduation!
Alison x

Desire Fourie said...

Huge congrats on your son's graduation, I am sure its going to be a proud moment. Loving these super cute cards.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mary J said...

Oh these are just brilliant, Lisa! Fab use of papers - lovin' that gingham!!

Have a lovely time at the graduation - I bet you'll be bursting, proud mum you are!!

Jeanne J said...

What clever apron shaped cards - they bring back memories of another time - I could never figure out why women wore aprons until I started taking cooking seriously - now I'm always wishing I had one! And yes! I do look a mess! I can see all the love showing here! Just so clever!

Lori said...

Grandma and Mom will love these! Love what you did with the apron cut file. You have a wonderful Mother's Day yourself!

Melisa Waldorf said...

so, so cute and all the little embellishments are just perfect!! Go ahead and cry girl. He only graduates once! Have a blessed week, Melisa

Holly Hudspeth said...

I am loving this! The papers are perfect. The pocket makes the design simply wonderful. TFS!

Leslie said...

Very cute! wonderful colors.

Rose said...

these are awesome :)

Lori Aragon said...

These are all great cards Lisa! What a blessing that both your grandmother and mother check your blog - I think that is awesome ♥ I understand about sons graduating and then moving :( but it really does get easier. I pray that Jesus fills the void with such JOY that your pain soon fades ♥

Pia S said...

Such fun designs for mother's day cards! I like your choice of patterns and colors too - reminds me of kitchen towels!

Karrie said...

Such cuteness! I love those tiny little flowers SO much!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

My boy graduates this month too. I know exactly how you feel. Thought it was too funny about the grandma comment.

I really like your cards and think the retro feel to the aprons is a wonderful idea as well as cutting the apron strings. Love the little utensils in the pockets too.

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This little set is amazing, the colors just shout a Country Feel, which makes me happy:) The colors u picked r amazing:) Glad to be desining with you...Krista

Tammy said...

Don't know how I missed this post but the aprons are so very adorable and I love, love the papers! Congrats to your son! I hope his future holds wonderful things!

oscaralley said...

Wow, what a cute card. I'm not going to lie, it's so hard cutting those apron strings. My oldest is 21 and I don't think I've got it mastered yet. Happy Mother's Day Lisa!

Audrey L. said...

These are quite adorable!

Lisa S. said...

First, shame on me for taking so long to catch up with your blog. Sorry L2! Life has been hectic. :(
Second, I hear ya about Mother's Day being bittersweet. Congrats to Brendan! Our DD graduates the 21st and I totally hear ya about having to put your big girl panties on and deal with it. She's our caboose which makes me sad yet excited for her future. Up one day and down the next lol.
Third, guess what I am working on. An apron card, yep my first and I have to say that I wish that I would have seen yours first. These are adorable and I love the red plaid background. I'm using a template but I love the SVG files because the look is much cleaner. Fabulous projects for your two special ladies! :)
Hugs,
L1 xx

Margaret said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day! Congrats to Mr B and his proud parents!!

I LOVE these aprons! Great paper choices! I think Grandma's is my favorite, and I love the silverware peeking out of the pockets!