Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cricut Cartridge, Stretch Your Imagination

Designed for use with all Cricut machines, this cartridge's vast collection of imagery evokes warm memories inspired by each of the four seasons, including springtime flowers and birds, summer-worthy ice-cream treats and sunbeams, fall's cozy leaves and pumpkins, winter holly, Christmas icons, and more. Plus, it allows for creating unique embellishments by transforming the shapes six different ways; choose from layer, silhouette, card, card frame, shadow, and blackout effects for a variety of truly custom layouts. Great for enhancing gift tags or embellishing homemade cards, the icons also make a fun and festive way to decorate scrapbook pages, create home-decor accents, and put finishing touches on countless other paper crafts. Best of all, the images can be cut in a variety of sizes--making them a smart choice for both large and small creative endeavors. The cartridge set includes a keypad overlay and measures approximately 9-1/2 by 5 by 1-3/5 inches.

Increase your creativity with this fun and whimsical cartridge! Stretch your Imagination contains       a variety of images for themes as diverse as weddings, holidays, and seasons all in one place. With the wide range of images, this is truly a cartridge you can use all year round. Use the latest Cricut cartridges to create unique and engaging designs for every occasion. The versatility of the cartridges will surprise even the most imaginative crafters.

What customer say about this 

Cricut Cartridge, Stretch Your Imagination
This cartridge is already proving to add some fun details to cards, bulletin boards and scrapbooks. I am enjoying the product and think other will too. The company was quick to get the cartridge to me and easy to work with.

Very cute cartridge. Covers most seasons/holidays as well as wedding & baby shower cuts. Valentine's & St. Patrick's holidays are not included. There is a tag & card/envelope cut available, but make the envelope first to make sure your card size will fit in the envelope. Arrived in a timely manner, & reasonably priced.

Mother's Day Cards | Wording

By Jennifer Bailey

Warm greetings for your darling mom on Mother's Day! That's what Mother's Day cards are for. All year long, she does everything to make you comfortable and happy. You can strive to make her happy at least once a year on the day especially meant for her. Make her feel delighted by sending her a mother's card that conveys your special warmth and feelings for your mother and appreciation of all that she does for you. That is all your mother requires as a return for her love and affection, a reciprocation of her feelings. Honor the selfless love of your mother by thinking of her on this day. Choose a card that says flattering things about her and her importance to you, and stresses the fact that she means a world to you and to the rest of the family. Most mothers complain of being taken for granted by the entire family. This gesture of making her feel like the most important person in the family, around whom the whole family revolves, will make her feel really important.

You may even customize your card with great wordings or beautiful poems especially meant for Mother's Day. All this and much more is available for you to just choose and send to your mother. Beautiful images, wordings, poems and personalized messages make the entire experience of choosing a Mother's Day card a thoroughly enjoyable experience. You may choose to send her an e-card or may even choose from the printable card versions. You may even be able to color some printable cards in your favorite colors. It will make you feel that you have designed a personal card for your mother. Remember the way you used to cut out nice pictures, stick them on a piece of paper and design a card for your mother when you were a little kid. Of course, she would always feel thrilled with your creative experiments and would return your gesture with hugs and kisses.

This Mother's Day, awaken your creative instincts again and put together a lovely card for your mother, to make her experience the same happiness and pride. [http://www.WetPluto.com/History-of-Mothers-Day.html]Mothers Day provides detailed information on History of Mother's Day, Mother's Day, Mother's Day Cards, Mother's Day Crafts and more. Mothers Day is affiliated with [http://www.WetPluto.com/Fathers-Day.html]Father's Day Cards.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mothers Day

Your mom did and probably still does a lot for you her son. Coming from the time you were born she took care of you, loved you and always wanted what is best for you. To this specific day, she loves you unconditionally. Now it is your turn to do a little something extra special for her on Mother's Day. If you search hard, and take some of these tips you can find some exceptional and very particular Mother's Day gifts from a son.

One unique and most different Mother's Day gift from a child is to give Mom a piece of America...a piece of land from one of the 50 states. If your mother has always wanted to stay in Arizona, why not surprise her with a one square inch piece of land so she is now the happy owner of land in her favorite state? If your mother has a several different states that she has always admired or wants to retire in...or just has usually yearned to visit (like Hawaii, Alaska, New York or say Florida), you could get her a piece of land in each or Any of those states! Okay so it's not the real idea but what fun your mother will have telling friends and family that she owns property in all of her favorite places to visit.

Another one of the unique Mother's Day gifts from a son is a set of stamps. The stamps are not any old stamps that everyone can get; they are made from your personalized photo. Does your mother have a most desired photo of you and her? You can now make it into a set of stamps. This gift is best for the mother that has everything. This gift is also best when you want to show your mother how significantly you love her and think she is one-of-a-kind and deserves something different than the traditional, ordinary Mother's Day gift.

Is your mother a Barack Obama supporter? You can give her the gift of history. You can choose from photographs, t-shirts, mugs and other items your mom is sure to cherish. One favorite is a copy of The New York Times with the winning Obama is President headline of the day after Election Day 2008.

If your mom is the adventurous type, she would be thrilled to take a ride in a hot air balloon. Offer her the gift to go with you or your father. Make sure she has a camera for her once in a lifetime Mother's Day gift. At the end of the exhilarating hot air balloon ride have champagne waiting for your favorite girl (mom!).

If your mom is into NASCAR she would be amazed at the chance to actually sit inside of a NASCAR stockcar and drive it. She will never forget this moment in her life.

Take your mom camping and white water rafting. Bring a waterproof digital camera to capture all of the exciting moments and expressions on your mother's face.

There are so many great and unique items for Mother's Day gifts from a son. For more information, http://www.motherdaysflower.info

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Handmade Jewelry Boxes - The Ultimate Unique Mother's Day Gifts Idea

By Steven Kass Smith

Every year it seems to be more challenging to find unique Mother s Day gifts ideas. And, even if you succeed one year, then the next year you have to top it again! Whether you are looking for unique unusual gifts for mothers or perhaps something to show your appreciation of your wife, nothing is more special or personal than a handmade wooden jewelry box.

There are very few women who wouldn't love handmade boxes for jewelry in which to store her accessories and keepsakes. Whether she's diamonds and pearls or more into costume jewelry, nearly every women feels more special when she accessorizes. However, it's hard to choose from her collection if she can't see what she has. If your mom or wife currently stores her jewelry in a shoebox in a drawer, then you simply can not go wrong with this unique handmade gift idea.

Handmade jewelry boxes made of exotic hardwoods also serve as a beautiful decorative piece in any room as well. So the jewelry box serves two functions; it organizes your special lady's jewelry and keepsakes, while also serving as a piece of art that will draw attention from every guest. The best part is, it's a gift idea that opens up more ideas for future occasions. From now on, you can add to her collection once she is able to organize the jewelry she currently owns.

It's important, however, to get something that is handmade. We live in a world of mega-stores and mass-produced items. There is just something special about a handmade gift that is not like any other in the world. Especially when it comes to a handmade wooden jewelry box; when no two grains of any two woods are ever the same, it truly does become a one-of-a-kind piece. She will know that you picked out something as special and unique as she is. No mass-produced item made in China can ever create the same feeling of appreciation again.

So, when choosing the ultimate gift to honor your mother or wife, remember to choose something unique. It will be a gift that makes her think of you every time she uses it!

Steve Smith has been a woodworker for over 35 years. He creates unique handmade wooden jewelry boxes (as well as custom urns) from exotic hardwoods imported from all over the world. He loves discovering the beauty that each individual piece of wood has to offer, and creating a piece of art that will best enhance that wood. He travels all over the United States to the top-rated art shows in the country; and his work is revered from coast to coast. His customers return again and again, always thrilled with the high quality and impeccable workmanship of his boxes. Visit his website at http://www.stevesmithboxes.com to find a box that's perfect for you.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Invitation For Mothers Day

For an extra-special Mother's Day, invite a few of her closest friends to attend a brunch. The invitation for mothers day party should be given due emphasis. An improper invitation will reduce the enthusiasm of the guests even before the party begins. So, if you are planning invitation for Mother's Day Party, make sure that the invitations are perfect.

Plan for a surprise party for your mother by inviting close relatives and friends. A list of all the invitees colorfully written or printed on an invitation card or letter can do wonders in laying the emphasis to the celebration of such an important occasion. If you plan to throw a large surprise party for your mother, you will need to word your invitations for mother’s day so that the guests know they should keep the party a secret.

Given below are a number of invitations for Mothers Day party ideas.

* Making simple letter invitation is a good idea.
* Making a phone call is probably the easiest as well as the quickest way to invite someone to the party.
* Using invitation cards is quite pretty in these days.
* The use of e-mails and sms for inviting is also popular.
* The new idea is to collect your mom nice photo and add some text for invitation and use it for an invitation.

Source : http://happy-mothers-day-ideas.blogspot.com/2009/04/invitation-for-mothers-day.html

Friday, March 11, 2011

Inspirational Sayings For Mothers

"Your love and affection has made me the person I am today, thank you Mom."
-Catherine Pulsifer
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
-Jewish proverb

"Motherhood is priced; Of God, at price no man may dare/To lessen or misunderstand."
-Helen Hunt Jackson

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
-Tenneva Jordan

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born."

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." -Florida Scott-Maxwell

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves."
-Henry Ward Beecher

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her."

-George Washington

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Father's Day 2011 - Fathers Day gift ideas

What to buy on Father's Day gifts

Father’s Day is approaching with big steps and I’m pretty sure that not many of you thought about what gift to give to your Dads. That’s not a problem if you know your father’s tastes or if you like giving traditional gifts like ties, socks, photo frames or T-shirts. It’s more difficult when you don’t have a clue what gift to buy and what would be the perfect gift for the best father. If your father likes your ties and wears all of them keep buying him traditional gifts but if he’s an adventurer, likes everything new, challenging and has an inquisitive nature, the spectrum of possible gifts to give is much larger and more interesting.

Now you can choose from a big variety of gifts and whatever you choose we hope your father will like it and will remember the gift you gave him.

Father's Day personalized gifts - Father's Day history

 Did you ever think you can make Father’s Day a real holiday for your Daddy? It can be really interesting for your family too. You just have to remember all your father’s preferences and try to put them together in a funny or interesting mix. Don’t forget about traditional gifts as neck ties but also remember that Dad has got enough socks and another pair isn’t an inspired gift.

You may choose to give your father a personalized gift, something that he would remember over years.

Write something on a t-shirt (you may want to do it yourself using acrylic paint), on a mug, cap or jacket. Sometimes it’s not very easy to make a choice but if your finances permit you to buy an expensive gift you may not even think about what to buy. Just find out from your Mom or use a trick to find out directly from your Dad what he dreams about (in case you didn’t know). Online there are a lot of different gifts to choose from; it can be a traditional gift or a special one, a cheap gift or an expensive one, it doesn’t matter, if you know it would make your father happy go for it and buy it.

Make the right choice and for Father’s Day you’ll be rewarded with your Dad’s smile and approval.

Father's Day is a day honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 of the world's countries and on other days elsewhere

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day

Other Theories of Fathers Day Origin

    * There are several theories behind the origination of Father's Day.
    * Some believe that the first Fathers Day church service was held in West Virginia in 1908.
    * Others opine that the ceremony was first held in Vancouver, Washington.
    * The president of Lions' Club, Chicago, Harry Meek is said to have celebrated the first Father's Day with his organization in 1915 to stress on the need to honor fathers. He selected third Sunday in June for celebration, the closest date to Meek's own birthday. In appreciation for Meek's work, the Lions Clubs of America presented him with a gold watch, with the inscription "Originator of Father's Day," on his birthday, June 20, 1920.
    * Some historians honor Mrs. Charles Clayton of West Virginia, as the Founder of Father's Day.
    * In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote Congress that, "Either we honor both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honoring either one. But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable."
    * In countries where Catholic Church holds greater influence Father's Day is celebrated on St. Joseph's Day (March 19).

Special Father's Day - Fathers Day Holiday

 Did you ever heard about such a holiday like Father’s Day? I bet you did. Do you know when this holiday is? Do you have a father to show respect to? If all of your answers are positive this article is special for you.

At a month distance from another great holiday – Mother’s Day is celebrated Father’s Day. If you made it a special day for your Mom you should try to make it special for your father too. The biggest ever problem in these cases is that nobody knows for sure what would be the best gift. You must know that a gift or at least the one that you buy wouldn’t make the whole holiday. It must come from your heart and your ‘mission’ is to make your father believe that your feelings are pure and your words are true. Make him feel someone special and if there’re any misunderstandings between you both tell him you care about him and his opinion and if it’s proper tell him you’re sorry.

Choose a delicate approach and your Father will thank Lord he has such a good kid.

Make Father’s Day a special day for your Daddy and he would never forget this day.
 Father's Day is a day honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 52 of the world's countries and on other days elsewhere.

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but the Congress resisted, fearing that it would be commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the celebration was held. and a national committee was formed in the 1930s by trade groups in order to legitimize the holiday. Other two bills to introduce the holiday were defeated. In 1957 Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing the congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our own parents" In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson made a proclamation for third Sunday of June to be Father's Day, but it wasn't made an official national holiday until President Nixon made a proclamation in 1972.