whether you are celebrating as a parent, a child, or even a pet-parent, i'd like to wish everyone a very happy mother's day, and hope that you will spend this lovely sunday doing something you enjoy! as you know, *I* enjoy recreational gift-wrapping, so here are a few timely examples of that:
one of my favorite ways to use older or even less-beloved stash is to decorate packages. these glittery k and co die-cuts are from the last of the packet after i'd used most of "the good ones" on cards; but there's no denying that against the coincidentally well-coordinated wrapping paper i chose for my mom's present, a few of them stacked together on a bow look rather nice. LHJ pointed out that the card is a two-fer... and looks almost equally nice upside down, lol! :)
speaking of lovely husband jeff, his lovely parents are just finishing up a bathroom reno, so i thought a few spa products and a "bed bath and beyond" gift card would be a nice treat for his mother this year. cvs, of all places, had these cool re-useable oilcloth bags that are quite fab enough already... but you know i can NEVER resist an opportunity to embellish!
a few oriental trading co flowers and some bead-store leftovers later, and voila! garden party, anyone? (the big flower laying sideways is my attempt to camouflage a long-handled back scrubbing brush which just DID NOT want to stand in the bag to be photo-ed!)