Congrats to Alison from Macomb Township, MI. She is the winner of our Mother’s Day contest.She won a mini book of her and her mother which will be created from someone on our design team. Yea!!!
Finally, here are the remaining tributes from our design team.
TO MY MOM: Mom, you are the BEST! I love how supportive you are and what a great relationship we have. I love this photo of us when I was just a wee little kiddo…and I’m totally laughing at your cute little gingham outfit. :o) Thanks so much for teaching me how to be a great mom…I thank you and Daisy thanks you. I look up to you now, just as I did then. Happy mothers day!! Big hugs, erinterrell :o)
Since I just recently moved away from my mom, I realize more than ever how much she means to me. We have grown especially close the last few years and I am so grateful for her friendship. She is always there for me and is always willing to help me out or listen when I need a friend. She is my favorite shopping buddy, especially when it comes to home decor!
She has such an eye for decorating and always seems to find the greatest little treasures!! My mom is outgoing, friendly, creative and so thoughtful! Most of all I am thankful for her love and kindness and all she does for me and my family!
My mom is definitely someone whom I do not see often enough. I wish that there was a secret bridge between here and there so that we could meet in minutes rather than at the end of a 22-hour drive or without the expense of repeated airplane trips. But until that time when they move down here (hint hint, mom and dad!) I am so thankful that we are able to communicate in other ways. There are the phone calls where Cole dominates the conversation, the emails narrating the silly, frustrating, or even just mundane parts of our days, and, of course, the 1001 photos of her grandchildren that I’ve sent to her on numerous occasions. So even though we aren’t able to share a big hug on a bad day, I am thankful for the other forms of communication that allow us to keep in touch so easily. After all, she’s my mom, and there’s no one else who quite understands just how crazy this 3-year-old is making me except for the one who happened to raise one of those crazy three-year-olds herself! Joanna Bolick
If you’ve been reading the blog this week you already know we’re focusing on our mothers…so it’s probably no surprise that this week’s challenge is to create a page featuring your mom!Create a page that is a tribute to her, a page that tells about something you’ve learned from her, or a page that captures a funny story about her – whatever you decide to do, be sure to share it with her when you’re finished.
I decided to make a page with lots of little lessons I’ve learned from my mom…some serious, some not so serious, but all worth remembering!The Boho Chic line is perfect for mom – feminine, yet kind of funky!While you’re at it, pull out some of those awesome woven letters and put them to use on your page, and don’t forget to add some beautiful blossoms too.I had a lot of journaling to add to my page so I opted for a pocket with the journaling cut into strips…I’d love to see your pages and ideas for incorporating lots of journaling too!
Here are some great tributes from Lynne and Wendy to their mothers. Use them for ideas for journaling on your pages.
I've learned from my mother many things in life. She has been a great example in teaching me to work hard, be honest, not complain, and be grateful for what I have. I've also learned from her that it's never too late to try new things and develop my talents as I've watched her over the years trying her hand at sewing, needlepoint, oil painting, tole painting, jewelry making, gourmet cooking, furniture refinishing, wallpapering and most recently paper arts. Here is a photo of us during her last visit lending her expert advice on a craft project. I love you!! Thanks Mom!! - Lynne Montgomery
There are so many things I’ve learned from my mom…..
1.You are responsible for your own happiness…don’t depend on anyone else to make you happy.
2.Spend time with your kids when they are little – they WILL remember the little things you do.Even if they forget the details, they will remember being loved and being important to you.
3.“Any job worth doing is worth doing right.”
4.Chocolate helps almost everything.
5.When you’re really excited about something (like, say, finally getting cable TV and the Disney channel), it’s a-okay to be silly and dance around the room and even dance on the coffee table!! :o)
Thanks for these, and all of the other lessons I’ve learned from you, Mom.I love you! - Wendy Anderson
Need some great mother’s day gift ideas?Check out Making Memories new photo décor line.Go to your local retailer to purchase these great kits.They are easy to make and look wonderful when done.Your mom will love you for it! Remember to upload a picture of your mom to our website so you can win a mini book of you and her created by one of our design team members.
Here are some more tributes from our design team to their mothers:
May has always been a fun month for me!36 years ago I was my mom's first official Mother's Day gift, being born on Mother's Day.I love this old photograph of her and my dad bringing me home from the hospital, she looks so young and full of joy.Now that I have had children of my own, and have experienced the joy myself of becoming a mother- I know there is nothing quite like it in the entire world.In all reality, it takes a special mom to raise a daughter and to give her the tools to be a good mother herself! - Kris Stanger
My mom is one of the most giving and generous people I know. She has a heart of gold. And although it took me a while to see all of her wonderful traits, I realize now, as a mother myself, how truly incredible she was and still is. Of all the things she has taught me, I think the one lesson that is most definitive of her is that everyone deserves a little compassion. She could always feel for people, empathize with them, and understand what they were going through. And now, as a grandmother, her sweet and loving nature really shines. I am so blessed to have been raised and loved by her. I give thanks for her every day. - Mellette Berezoski
Mothers are always full of advice for their children.What was your mother's best piece of advice to you?This is what some of Making Memories designers said.....
Don’t be afraid of what others think. Who cares about their opinion? Always do the right thing even if it is going against the flow. Don’t be afraid to be different. That is what makes you unique and it is fun. - Jihae Kwon
Your bad mood should never be inflicted on people around you! - Gail Pierce-Watne
When I was younger, like most little boys, I liked monsters and other various creepy things. Being and artist, I love to draw such things as well. My Mother, of course, hated such things and would always ask me why I couldn’t draw more flowers. Based on what I do for a living now, I probably should have listened to her. - Scott Frankos
Always wear clean underwear! You never know when you're going to get in an accident. - Jessica Kopp
Always separate your darks and lights. - Kevin Thompson
The best advice My Mother gave me was to be kind to others. Follow the Golden Rule...I believe it to be true! Kind of simple...But for me in my life it has worked! And it is advice I have passed on to my children! - Margie Romney-Aslett
What's Your Favorite Piece of Advice From Your Mother? Please share...
As many of you know, next Sunday is Mother’s day.We thought it would be fun to celebrate the mothers in our lives all week long.To start, here are some tributes from our design team to their mothers.
"Who I am, what I stand for and what I believe in, I owe to the influences of a caring, devoted mother. Growing up, life was tough at times and I remember my mom always working several jobs to make ends meet. Her dedication, perseverance and never-ending work ethic and drive, helped mold myself and my siblings into who we are today. For that, I am truly grateful! My mom is a wonderful 'grammy' to my children and a great mom... by that I am inspired....love you mom!!" Jennifer Jensen
"She is my mother. She is an example. She is an inspiration. She is strong. She is faithful, steadfast and humble. She continues to amaze me with all that she does. She loves me, my husband and my kids unconditional and always. She is always serving others and never is selfish. She is patient and kind. She is beautiful, inside and out. She is loving and pure of heart. She is my mother....I love you Mom!" Robyn Werlich
"You sure can't pick your family can you? Well, if I could I can assure you that my mother would be at the top of my list if I had to choose. Good thing I was blessed with her nonetheless right? Selflessness, generosity, unconditional love - my mother is a true beacon of light to me. A role model in every sense of the word, I am so so very proud to be her daughter and so happy that she is so proud of me. Nothing in this world feels better than that. Always there when I need her, always there when I think I don't. But the truth of the matter is this, I always do. And she's always right there waiting. Love you so very much mom." Nia Reddy
We want to see a photo of your mother.Upload you photo to our idea gallery.Title your entry “my mother.”At the end of the week we are going to pick a lucky winner.One of our designers will create a mini album of you and your mother with your photos.It’s that easy.So get started by uploading your photo and begin enjoying a week devoted to the mothers of our lives whom we love dearly.
Rub-ons are such a great tool for your scrapbooks, easy to apply with BIG results. I loved the fun look of this page, and decided to use my extra rub-ons to create a decorative word border to really make the page pop. By turning some of the letters upside-down and backwards, it adds to the whimsy of the layout and makes it obvious that they are there for decoration and not readability ;)
So what do you do with your extra rub-ons?Take this challenge to pull them out and let your creativity run wild.Make sure to upload them to the MM Idea Gallery so we can all take a look.
If you haven’t already entered to win $200 worth of MM products, do so by answering the questions on Mondays post. The winner will be announced tomorrow. I hope you are lucky!
If you ever call into Making Memories, you will be greeted by the friendly voice of Nanci Bryson. Nanci, who is this months’ Making Memories’ Employee of the Month, is best known among her co-workers as the “glue that holds everyone together.” Her work load is always full as she balances her receptionist duties and assists every department with miscellaneous tasks, which she always does with a big smile. Her friendly demeanor is exceptional and helpful.
When Nanci isn’t at work, she attends to her top priorities: her family and her home. She has a wonderful husbandand four children. Her seven grandchildren (ranging in age from one to ten) come around often to be with her. Nanci also spends a considerable amount of time helping to care for her 88 year old mother whom she loves dearly.
Nanci does her share of golfing (but only in the evening when it’s not so hot) and watching movies. She has also served as a volunteer at LDS hospital for six years. Nanci loves to travel. Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California have become favorite destinations for her whole family. She loves to read but understandably so doesn’t find much time to do it. Because of that, she judges the success of her vacations by the number of books she is able to finish.
Thanks Nanci for all that you do. We truly appreciate you!