Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy NSD Day!!

So today is National Scrapbook Day and for the first time in years, I did not scrapbook today. Instead, I went for a long walk with my friend, visited my father and went to Costco with Chris for our bi-weekly visit. Then I came home and finished a card set I told my friend I would make her mother for Mother's Day. Did anyone do any scrapbooking today?

I decided to share what I did create, though. Guess where most of the stuff came from? The mess on my desk!! I know, I know, I have been doing this challenge for a while but I have to say, it is whittling down all my "extras" and I am able to make some quick cards. (Okay, not really "quick" for anyone else but quick for me!!)

The first card took me all of ten minutes to create. I had created this flower using the no line watercolor technique a few nights ago. I used Distress Inks/markers in Brick Red, Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn to "paint" the flower from Jane's Doodles. I die cut the element into a square and then stamped the Hero Arts sentiment.

I then tied some Doodlebug twine around the square and tied it into a bow. Next I adhered the panel using foam adhesive over two Doodlebug Mini Doilies that I had adhered to a red top folding card.

I just noticed that I used four doilies on this project. These stick together and I didn't notice until I was looking at the card as I am posting.

Oh, and the leaves on the tulip are freehand. Not wonderful but they were kind of fun to create.

My next two cards are very similar. They will I will be including them in the card set I made for my friend's mother.

My first card I embossed and then die cut a piece of white card stock. I spritzed some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray and let it dry. I then layered images that I die cut and stamped from WPlus9's "Fresh Cut Florals" set.

I think this is the most versatile set of stamps that I own. I have used this for a ton of cards!

I enhanced the blue berries and the yellow flower with some Stickles in Sea Glass and Diamond. My last step was to adhere a few blue sequins. I am kind of addicted to them as of late!!

My last card is the same design but much more simple. I die cut a piece of white card stock and stamped some leaves in two different greens. Next I stamped the sympathy sentiment from PTI's ""Words of Comfort" set. Then I layered the panel over a blue top folding card.

I layered the florals over the leaves and added clear sequins to this. The Stickles were added last.

I am hoping that my friend's mother will like them.

Okay, I need to cut this short and go spend some time with the family. I also need to put my hand on ice. I burned it while cleaning up the mess my dog made while we were at dinner. I am praying he doesn't get sick as he ate a few starburst candies and twenty pixie sticks!!!

Thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate your visit.


Virginia Lu said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, Nora! Each one of them is so pretty! I really like the last one because of the clean and crisp look! Well done!

Inkyfingers said...

These are lovely cards Nora and your friend is going to love the set. I think your freehand work on the tulip leaves is wonderful and that card in particular is very striking with the red card base.
Hope your hand feels better soon.
Carol x

Arielle H Gordon said...

Hey Nora! Thanks for your sweet message... these cards are gorgeous! I love the colors, too! The texture and paper piercing on the second card are gorgeous!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SO LOVELY Nora!!!!

Diane said...

What lovely bold colors and adorable designs Nora.

Hugs diane

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a treat - 3 gorgeous cards! Each one is so pretty - my favorite is your last one - CAS perfection!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the floral clusters and the doily above and below the flower panel on the first one.

Kim Heggins said...

Triple goodness here! Love all of them, so pretty and very beautiful. Your flowers are just perfect!