Sunday, May 1, 2011

What??? Mother's Day is *NEXT* weekend???

Hi there Suite Peeps!  Mother's Day is NEXT weekend!  Do those words strike terror in your heart??? I know most of us are Mom's ourselves and sometimes things just *sneak* up on us! With Easter so late this year, we barely had time to catch our breath before Mother's Day is up on deck! So... with the *BIG* day right around the corner, you might not have time left to order something personalized to get it in time for giving to that special Mom by Sunday! Well, this little short series is going to help! It will be some quick ideas that you can either PRINT AT HOME (no matter what kind of printer you have) or have printed at places like Walmart, Walgreens or your local photo printer to have done in time for Mother's Day (this year!) :-)

For today's idea... make a visit to your local Target, Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Joann's. In at least one of those places you should be able to find some of the tumblers that you can do a customized insert for. Some places even have coffee mugs designed like this as well. They are MADE for your creative touch! Here are some examples of the ones that are available!

So, all you need to do is find one of these little goodies that suits your fancy, and remove the template that comes with the mug to use as your guide. Create an image or page that is a a little larger than required to fill your template outline. You can of course add any photos, embellishments, wordart or borders that you like to make the project *just* what you want! Save the page layout to a jpeg image and print it to your home printer either on cardstock or photopaper (which can be purchased at just about *any* office supply store, Walmart, or Target!) trace the outline onto your layout, trim out of your printed image and slip it in the tumbler or mug!

This is a GREAT gift for Grandma, or sister - remember you can even "borrow" images from the Facebook pages of the Mom's on your shopping list!

*PLEASE* remember in your planning this year to include those single Mom's you know that might not have anyone in their life that is going to make Mother's Day special for them. Being a single Mom is an incredibly tough job and you can totally make someone's day by taking just a few minutes, to really make their day special! They are often forgotten - and you can increase the joy of your day making the day special for someone else too!

Tune in tomorrow for another *SUITE* idea that you can whip up in time for Mother's Day!

... and don't forget to make a memory today!

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