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!!!

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