So I was totally enjoying my first ever National Scrapbooking Day this past Saturday and was up until 12:30 or 1 am making cards for challenges and just having a lot of fun blog hopping and creating. I was trying to get an idea for Mother's Day and went to bed with some small idea but not sure how to pull it off.
Sunday I woke up at 5 am (ewww) and grabbed my coffee and hit the scrap desk. (my cats were completely confused). After playing around on my Cricut and making a card I whipped out a canvas project for my mom in under an hour. Hello. I never do that. I covered with mod podge (first time working with it) and one of the K&CO Blossomwood papers. Added a handmade satin lollipop flower and lace, chipboard MOM accent from Mariposa line and a couple of acetate pieces so she could slip a picture in and change it up whenever she felt like it. After looking at it and pronouncing it good I walked away and came back twice to add more embellishments to it (the sugared flower in the top right corner and the "memories" sticker from the Blossomwood collection). I think I may need an embellishment intervention....I need a sponsor that I can call who will tell me to put the bling down and step away from the craft desk. *tsk* I see an empty spot on a project and feel like "something HAS to go there". If it can't outrun me... it's more than likely going to be glittered, inked and blinged within an inch of it's life.
Oh yeah, the "Bienvenue" card, I made that at 5 am Sunday morning. Who gets up at 5 am and makes a card?? me. I guess that was my version of stretching and warming up before the real deal. I'm thinking the Bienvenue card could be made smaller and turned into note cards. How cute. That was stamped with a french script background stamp & silver ink on plain black cardstock. The french maid cut at 4" from the Summer In Paris Cricut cart and I stickled the cutout parts (I told you I glitter stuff up like a crazy person). I thought it needed more (hello intervention, anytime now....) .. so I grabbed for my feathers and found an itty bitty one that fit perfectly on her feather duster, how clever of me! LOL Little bling on the shoes and voila a cute card. I was tickled with myself.
The other card (Home Sweet Home) is inspired by Jeannie at aplaceformycards.blogspot.com Wow this woman is talented!! Branches, leaves and birdhouse cut from Stretch Your Imagination and the bird is from Serenade. I had so much fun Sunday making things!!!
I won Create A Critter cart on Ebay thursday nite and of course I was stalking the USPS website all day trying to track it LOL Is it here YET?? I am an instant gratification kind of girl. :P Oh, I also won From My Kitchen on Ebay on Friday ... can't wait to get those 2 in and play with them!
Have a fabulous day! :)