Lets Hear it for the Moms!

How was your Mother’s Day?

I had a great day yesterday. We went to brunch with my in-laws, then relaxed around the house before my parents came down for a quick visit. My hubby got me a sweet card and a dozen roses. Most importantly, he took the time to thank me for everything that I do and tell me he loved me. That is really the best gift of all!

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I have been blessed with the gift of several strong, godly women in my life. My mother has always been the woman I strive to become. She works hard, loves the Lord, cares for her family and does all of the above with love and kindness. Next, my grandmothers are two of the most gracious and amazing women I know. I also had the rare privilege of knowing all four of my great-grandmothers, each having their own impact on the person I am today! If those weren’t enough, I also have a wonderful mother-in-law whom I am glad to say that I can call a friend and has become like a mom to me in her own way!

… Did I mention that I am blessed?!

As a gift to our mothers, I decided to make a print of one of my favorite verses from Proverbs 31. I have always found this chapter to be an inspiration and one verse in particular spoke to me over the past few months. I thought it was such an appropriate passage for the occasion.

Proverbs 31 - Lime

I love the lime background, but I also did one in mint, sorbet and orange.

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I decided to frame the sorbet for my mom and the mint for Geoff’s mom. In the end, I also printed one for myself. I framed it and placed it on my dresser. Now, I can read it as I am getting dressed in the morning!



I am posting links below so that you can download all four printable color options as PDFs. Feel free to print one for yourself or the Mom in your life!

Proverbs 31 – Lime
Proverbs 31 – Mint
Proverbs 31 – Orange

Proverbs 31 – Sorbet

I’ll be posting some other goodies later this week on a upholstery project I completed over the weekend!

Tutorial: Train Decor, Banner and Signs

Any self respecting railroad would certainly have signs along their route… Our train themed party was no different!


These Railroad signs were made in Word much like the invitations in my last post.

I used the Circle tool with yellow fill and black border, two black lines made the large x, and a text box for the two R’s. Then, I used the align tool to center everything and printed them on card stock.

The idea for the next sign came from Pinterest. This was made by making two rectangular text boxes with black borders then rotating one 90 degrees.
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The Happy Birthday banner was designed with triangles. I used the diagonal fill again and alternated the three colors in my theme.


After they were printed to card stock, I cut them out an used hot glue to attach them to my ribbon. (Have you ever known a crafty person not to use a hot glue gun… I don’t think so!) The result was one of my favorite elements of the party decor.

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I spotted these adorable bottle covers seen on Pinterest (where else?).

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And did my own version. The rectangles are 1.5″ high and 10″wide.

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Did I mention that I went a little crazy with this party?! haha!

Last, I inserted one last pun into the decor. These were made with the same Avery note cards and basic design that I used for the invitations.



Just like in the last post, the templates for these decorations are provided below:


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Bottle Wrappers


Tomorrow I plan tell you how I made the cake pops and all about my favorite party accent… Christopher’s birthday shirt!

Note: This is not a sponsored post. Any opinions shown here are my own. Using printables can be tricky at times. La Salle Design Blog is not responsible for any printing mishaps that may be associated with these files.