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front of cardI've been thinking a lot about sloths recently. I've always thought they were fascinating and I've been trying to learn more about them. Ultimately, I would love to spend some time with them—you can actually do that if you visit Costa Rica. So now I am planning a trip!

But before my holiday planning in the jungle, came Mother's Day. I think I inherited my love and appreciation for animals from my mother. My mom and I get all warm and fuzzy inside when we are around animals. The opening scene in the movie Babe is a moment we always reference—Babe's mom is taken away from her piglets in the factory farm. Unaware that his mother is heading toward her fate, Babe leans his head through the bars of the stall and says in the most endearing voice, "Goodbye, Mom." We always rewind that part so we can hear him say that line over and over again. We say it to each other almost every time we are together.

This year my Mother's Day card wasn't your typical Hallmark staple, but I knew my mom would get a kick out of it. I guess, it's a bit comical to give your mom a sloth card on Mother's Day—especially when your mom is not a sloth at all! But she knows my current obsessions, and I knew she would appreciate my humor.

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I printed a photo of a sloth from Google images, taped the image to a piece of card stock, and cut around the sloth with a craft knife.

1 I printed a photo of a sloth from Google images, taped the image to a piece of card stock, and cut around the sloth with a craft knife.

I decided to make the card monochromatic in all green. I cut a few strips of green paper to simulate tree trunks—of course making one the perfect width for the sloth to hang on to.

2 I decided to make the card monochromatic in all green. I cut a few strips of green paper to simulate tree trunks—of course making one the perfect width for the sloth to hang on to.

The trees of the jungle went all around the card.

3 The trees of the jungle went all around the card.

On the inside is a tropical leaf and words to my mom, that is only for her eyes to see.

4 On the inside is a tropical leaf and words to my mom, that is only for her eyes to see.

Have you ever seen a sloth Mother's Day card before? I bet you haven't! Happy Mother's Day, Mom! oxox

5 Have you ever seen a sloth Mother's Day card before? I bet you haven't! Happy Mother's Day, Mom! oxox

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  • Hi All,
    I read all the time, but don't too often blog on, but today I wanted to specifically ask some questions and don't quite know the venue, so forgive me. I looooove all the crafts on the Martha Show and now on line things? Hopefully you will soon make the crafters happy and have a crafting show with Martha and all you greats working there, just for crafting. We now have just a baking show with Martha, so it would only make sense to have a CRAFTING show this fall.Will you please air all the holiday Martha shows with so many crafts from this last season and the season before (it was the best) this summer? Not just one, but the lot of them from December? Maybe make it Christmas in July!!!! Thanks so much.

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