|Supplies: patterned papers from KaiserCraft; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; Candi dot from Craftwork; corner punch from Creative Memories; ink from Hero Arts.|
My simple little card also sports a Russian doll image, which I fussy-cut from KaiserCraft paper. I sent this card to my cousin for her birthday, but I'm thinking of making some more cards like this as Mother's Day cards. The Russian name for this sort of doll is Matryoshka, which means "little mommy." So you see that this would be nice symbolism for a Mother's Day card.
To tell the truth, I feel a little sad thinking about Russia right now, because I'm worried about the current situation with Ukraine. What's going on there is complicated, and even though I read the news reports every morning, I don't feel that I totally understand all aspects of the conflict. All I know is that I want my friends in both countries to be safe. I think that the average person, whether Russian or Ukrainian, wants the same thing: to forget about politics and live in peace. To close out this post, I'm directing you toward a collection of peace-themed scrapbook pages on a Russian blog. Some are in English, some are not, but you will understand the imagery. Here's the link: http://scrapberrys.blogspot.ru/2014/03/blog-post_12.html I hope you'll take a look. Thanks.