Sunday, May 8, 2011

One more Happy Mother's Day card and some bad news...

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Hi bloggies! I know it's Mother's Day today, but I did not have such a great day. A week ago I received an email from Michael's saying that there had been some PIN machine tampering at their Chicago establishments. Well, I figured they would have it fixed by now. Yesterday, I went to Michael's for some retail therapy (I was missing my mom.) Anyway, I used my debit card for the purchase. To make the long story I checked in on my online account. And lo and behold, someone had withdrawn $503.00 yesterday and $503.00 from my account today. Argh!!! I was thinking this wouldn't happen to me.

So please. Until all this is fixed. Don't use your debit or credit cards on ANY Michael's stores. I'm really upset, I was trying to make a card for an hour now and nothing was coming to mind. I cancelled my debit card and am going to the bank tomorrow morning to dispute these fraudulent withdrawals. 

Anyway, I have one more card for my mom. I kept the first one simple, but I wanted to make another one that had more of my flare in it. It isn't for any challenge. I just wanted to make it for my mom. :)

I combined some Waltzingmouse Stamps together with Papertrey Ink for this one. I used Victorian Frippery for that gorgeous border. And Faux Fun for the pink strip in the middle. The sentiments and banner are from Roses In Bloom, Frame It, and Bitty Banners. I really love the sentiments in Frame It. Don't you just wish they had something that was absolutely the same only BIGGER?! :) Anyway the Vintage Buttons card is from Papertrey Ink, as well as the background text style that's faintly visible on the top and bottom of the card.

I hope you're having a better Mother's Day than I am. Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. oh, Jean, that is terrible news!! you'd think Michaels being such a big chain would've fixed that problem right away! I was there yesterday, but with a gift card...phew!! Thanks for the tip :) I'm noticing most stores up here, though, keep their keypads underneath the counters or in a drawer even. I just love this card...your style all the way...what a fabulous idea to add flowers instead of have such a flair for that :) Love your "just 'cause" card...sometimes it's just nice to stamp without DT duties or challenges :)

  2. I got the notice from Michaels, but kind of put it to the back of my mind. Thanks for the heads up! The card is beautiful, by the way,

  3. So sorry to hear that Jean. I really, really hope you can get it all straightened out easily. On a high note, your card is absolutely fabulous. Love the color palette. Beautiful.

  4. Oh poor dear...hang in there!

    Your card is simply fabulous.

  5. OMG! I am so sorry to hear that Jean. That is horrible. I am not a Michales fan and now this gives me all the more reason not to shop there. I sure hope you get it all straightened out. Your card is amazing. I love all the background stamping you always do. I NEED to do more of that. :)

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about it! I'm hoping that after you speak to the bank people, they will repair the damage straight away. I also know how you feel about your mum being away - I miss mine badly! Sending positive thoughts your way ~ {HUGS}

  7. Wow, that is so sad! People now a days...**sigh**. So sorry that happened to you. I hope your bank/michaels is able to recover your money!

    Beautiful card!

  8. Oh no, I feel so, so sorry for you - that's terrible. - I hope You'll get your money back ASAP.
    But what an absolutely wonderful mother's day card you still managed to make - impressed as always.

  9. I am so so sorry to hear this! I hope everything will be sorted out. This really is a lot of money....
    I know what you mean about your mum. I miss mine too and yes; wishing she was here....
    Your card is breathtaking. You can never go wrong with that gorgeous Victorian Frippery border stamp. Everything goes so well together; wow!

  10. Oh, I´m sorry to hear that :-( Hope you can fix this easily!
    Your card is gorgeous - but perhaps it´s better to "copy and paste" this because - ALL your cards are a feast for the eyes! :-)
    Hugs from Austria,

  11. Oh my dearie - I do hope you manage to get things sorted at the bank! What a big old bother!
    Your card is lovely, and I hope delving into some beautiful shabby crafting has helped brush away those troubles ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

  12. So sorry to hear about your troubles at Michael's! And thanks for the heads up. Your card is beautiful. You did a great job!

  13. Oh no! That is terrible news, Jean, and I'm so sorry to hear it happened to you! I'm reading this on Monday, so I'm hoping you have had a chance to go to the back and get some help by now. I got the same email from Michaels and sort of ignored it since I don't live in the Chicago area, but I will definitely be vigilant now!

    Despite having that on your mind, you still managed to make a most beautiful card! Love the combination of stamps you used and the gorgeous, soft colors, as always.

    Sending you big hugs, friend! Keep us posted on how things turn out!

  14. So sorry to hear about the money issues - this happened to me last year - it's awful!! But I got my money back, so I hope you get yours back too. Sending hugsxx

    But I have to say that this card is just gorgeous - such lovely colours and lovely sentiment.

  15. sooo sorry Jean! hope everything will come out fine for you. and Happy overdue Mom's day to you ;) Your card is so lovely!

  16. I received the same email, and I'm sooo sorry for your theft. It really sucks, and I hope you get your money back.
    I wanted to let you know that I think your card is wonderful! And, if you do give this one to your mom, I know she will love it, because you made it with her in mind. :) I also love how you mixed and matched different stamp sets! The results are GREAT!
    Take care.



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