Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Piano Recital and a Fun Card

This weekend has FLOWN by. It started with an awesome Friday workout and dinner with fabulous friends, whom I don't get to see enough of. It ended with Charlotte's piano recital. I am so jealous that she can play instruments like this and read music. I so wish I could but I have tried and it is hopeless.

My father was able to make it. I didn't have grandparents close by that could attend special events like this growing up so anytime my father or step mother can come to see Char do something makes me feel good and makes her feel extra special.

They had to have a photo with their sunglasses on!!

And one without the glasses. They were laughing at something. Probably me!

On to the real reason for this post. Darnell Knauss at djkardkreations has reached her 500th follower and in celebration of this event, is hosing a challenge. If you enjoy a good read and some fabulous creativity, you should check out her site. She is a HOOT and talented to boot!

The challenge is to make a card with a friendship theme. I am kind of stretching this because I created a card for a specific friend who has had many changes in her life and is making a huge step in following her dreams. This is a kind of encouragement to her because as will all new things, change can be so scary.

Darnell also encouraged us to use a NBUS (never before used item) on this card as well. I chose to use my PTI "Building Blocks" set for this. I bought this set a few months ago, just HAVING to have it. I never opened the box until this weekend. I die cut the colored strips and then stamped the sentiment from the set. I then adhered the colored die cuts to some Lawn Fawn polka dot paper with foam tape. Next I layered stamped die cut flowers from WPlus9 around and over the sentiment strips.

My last step was to adhere some clear sequins and use Stickles in for the flower middles. I ADORE how this card came out and I am hoping my friend will too.

I had such a blast using this set that I made another card with it too and will showcase that card later on this week.

Thank you for stopping by tonight. I hope you have a fabulous week!! Thank you Darnell for the fun challenge too!



Kim Heggins said...

Nora...this is just so sweet and what a fabulous sentiment too. Those flowers are the perfect touch too. Thank you for you kind comment on my blog.

Bonnie said...

I wish I could play the piano! I know you are a proud Momma! Love the pink and white polka dots and pretty flowers! This will make your friend very happy, I'm sure!

Charlene said...

I bet your so proud of your daughter! That is so awesome! I wish I had played more when I was young. Your card is so pretty! I love the colors!

Alanna said...

Love your card and the pretty florals.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank YOU, Nora, for playing in my NBUS challenge and for your kind words! Your card fits the bill and is a delight! I adore polka dots and love the design of your card and the colors you've used. Your friend is lucky to have you for a friend to encourage her and I'm sure she will treasure this card!

Thank you, too, for sharing the photos of your talented, beautiful, and dimpled Char and her grandpa. What a blessing!

Enjoy your week and thanks again! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

I know your friend will be encouraged by receiving a card like this! It's so pretty with a wonderful sentiment, and I love those colorful little flowers and sequins! Great photos with and without the sunglasses too :)

1CardCreator said...

Great pics of your Dad and daughter, she is beautiful! Love the card you made! ~Diane

Jodi Collins said...

I LOVE your card! The layout is amazing and I LOVE the mix of flowers and sequins!! SO so pretty!!!

Taunya Butler said...

Nor - what a beautiful and inspiring card you have created for your friend!! The details, the florals and those perfectly placed sequins all just make this card sing!!

Irish Cherokee said...

An amazing card with great color and the florals are perfect.

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora , what a great post. Your daughter is such a sweetie, so happy your dad could join you! Love your sweet card too, great colours. Thank you for such a sweet comment of my blog today!