I always think Rose, Carnation, bouquet, ... for mother's day, and I even planned to use another flower for focal point for this year's mother's day card. Then I saw the challenge at the Play Date Cafe. I really love these color combination, and this is the card I made. Yes, it's not a traditional mother's day card but I love tropical islands, and so does she. I made this dress into sun dress (esp. with halter neck) which i'd been wearing by the beach. Yes, I love RED clothe as many of you know :-) The dress stamp doesn't have spaghetti straps so I made one, using thin red ribbon with white polka dots, to make halterneck which I love to wear! We both love Hibiscus & seashells. When I was little, she always took me to tropical islands for summer vacation. Hibiscus is the first tropical flower I saw on the island. About 14 years ago, I moved to Guam (tropical island!) and she enjoyed visiting me there very much. Since Japan is still in chaos, and they are worried about Japan's future (cuz of not only aftershocks & OTHER earthquakes shaking other parts of Japan, the possiblities of explosion of damaged nuclear power plants, etc., but also electricity decificit & the existance of nuclear power plants as a whole), I made this card to cheer her up! The little birds, sentiment, banner & the dress are Lawn Fawn (and all are attached using dimentional foams), hibiscus is from Guam's original stamp company, seashells are inkadinkado, the background dots I stamped for paperpiecing for dress, banner & little birds is Stamp Camp's, and the line stamp is Hero Arts. It's hard to see but I heat embossed the red dots for the dress, to give more texture. So I'm also submitting to Simon Says Stamp challenge. I also stamped several hibiscus & lines, like the front, to make a frame inside of the card.