Happy Momma’s Day… and a fun giveaway…


I am wishing you all the best day ever.  Being a mom can be so stinkin' tough (and glorious!), so you/we all deserve a huge pat on the back.

And, a big special blessing to all you fellow step-moms out there.  Yes, Disney gives us a bad rep. (All step mothers seem to be evil in their stories.)  But I am so proud to be K and A's step-mom and wouldn't want it any other way.  It is so hard to explain, but the love I have for them is more powerful and amazing to me than the love I have for my "own" child.  Why?  Because it isn't a bond that was formed at birth, but rather a bond that was formed purely of out love.  A love that wasn't "automatic" due having given birth a child, but rather "chosen."  God had a hand in it, for this I am sure.  Love them…

My girls (photo by Lisa Russo.)

And a huge hug to my mom.  Clearly the best mom in the world.  Every single day I try to be as good of as a mother as her.  That is all I want to be.

And my mother-in-law.  Mother-in-laws get a bad reputaion, too.  But mine proves it wrong so very much. I adore her and am so thankful she raised such an amazing son.  Great admiration here.

OK… so… I said my thing for today. :)  Time for stamping…

I have been loving all the cards I have seen out in the blog world using My Favorite Things stamps.  I just had to get my hands on them!  I decided to use them for some Mom's Day cards.  This one is from Colin to my mom. The clouds?  I used a My Favorite Things die for that – so easy.  (Cuttlebug with the A, B and C plates.)  Colin, of course, added the "I love you" message…

050910 MFT 2 JenMcGuire
050910 MFT 3 JenMcGuire Supplies: My Favorite Things boy stamp; Doodlebug flowers; Copics; Neneeh Paper; Memento Ink; My Favorite Things clouds die; Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors.

And another, just for the fun of it…

050910 MFT Jen McGuire
Supplies: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp; A Muse greeting; Memento Ink; Neneeh Paper; Copics; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Hero Arts notecard; Doodlebug flowers.

The sweet folks at My Favorite Things are very generous – I have a stamp set to give away today.  Just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on Monday and one lucky stamper will receive THIS stamp set…


HERE is a card using this adorable set.  And another HERE.  

Hope you all have a wonderful day…

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455 thoughts on “Happy Momma’s Day… and a fun giveaway…”

  1. Oh, Jennifer, thanks for writing that about your daughters. I needed to hear it. Blessings to you, :o)

    (PS. If by chance my name comes up as the winner of the stamps, please can you do a re-draw? I’m not a stamper and someone else would love to have them. I wrote this comment to tell you the above, not to win the set. Thanks)

  2. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for writing that about your daughters – I needed to hear it. Blessings to you, :o)

    (PS. If my name comes up as the winner, please do a re-draw. I’m not a stamper and someone else would love to have them. I wrote this to write the above, not to win the set. Thanks)

  3. I just think that this stamp is just so adorable and I really love this line as well. The little girl is so sweet and simple. Thanks for the giveaway.
    xoxo, Christine

  4. Happy Belated Mother’s Day, Jennifer!! Oh my what a sweet stamp set. I just love Colin’s card – it’s just perfect, especially with his own sentiment 🙂

  5. Happy Mother’s Day, Jennifer! Colin’s card is super duper cuuuute! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I’m not much of a stamper but I recently discovered MFT stamps and that little boy one you used above is adorable! I hadn’t seen that one before.


  7. These cards are both so sweet…love them. I did not know about this company before. Bookmarked their website…can’t wait to check them out. Glad to know of another source for metal dies. I have been a huge Quickutz fan, but their dies are getting really hard to find.

  8. Hope you Mother’s Day was grand.
    I think these stamps are so adorable.
    I just love the one you are giving away.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Happy Mother’s Day to you two Jennifer! I think it’s wonderful how wonderful of a mother you are to K and A! A lot of woman don’t step up to the plate in like that. And a child is a child and should be loved, they are all wonderful. Love this week of giveaways! I hope I win something! :>

  10. My goodness but those stamps are sooooo adorable. Thanks for sharing with us. I late happy mother’s day to you and yours.

  11. Oh they have suchcute stamps and that cloud die is to die for. love your cards. families are wonderful.. thanks for charing yours…..

  12. Oh my gosh she is cute! I make cards for Wounded Warriors and for our local Veterans Hospital…she would be too cute on cards for them! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂 Happy Mothers Day!!

  13. Love the photo and your Mother’s Day story. Thank you and oh…I know a lot of nurses would love a card from this stamp set!

  14. I normally don’t go for the kiddie type stamps, but these are ultra-cute. I would use them definitely. A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there in cyberspace!

  15. Im a step-mom too!! I know how hard it is but REWARDING to be one. And ya, Disney does give us a bad rap LOL!! But I wouldnt have it any other way!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I adore my step daughter!! And ya it wasnt a bond formed at birth its purely love!

  16. So true. I’m not a step-mom, but I have one and she is amazing.
    Adorable cards for Mother’s Day! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. :o)

  17. Oh My Gosh, your stepdaughters look so much like you, isn’t that wonderful. Your a great Mom. enjoy

  18. Happy Mother’s Day — your bonus daughters are lucky to have you in their life and you wrote a lovely post. Helen

  19. How adorable are these stamps!!!!! Love the nurse one and the little girls especially!! Can think of a million ways to use them for friends and family.
    Thanks for the give away!!!

  20. I would love to win that stamp set. What little girl doesn’t play at being a nurse or a docter. It would be great for a get well card. We had simpling the best weather this weekend. Happy Mother’s Day.

  21. Such adorable cards! The picture of you and your girls is wonderful 🙂 Hope Colin has a speedy recovery, my little boy has the same thing…so sad to see them like this…

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