Good Monday morning blog readers!
How was your weekend? I had a pretty busy one with Mother's Day and National Scrapbook Day falling on the same weekend!
I pulled out some of my favorite Echo Park products and scrapped the day away on Saturday, and of course I did so using some of Cheery Lynn Design's fabulous new dies! I participated in the NSD crop at scrapbook.com and even won a prize...YAY me!
On Sunday, I got up early and took an 1-1/2 hour Zumba class, then drove to South Jersey and had dinner at Red Lobster with my boys, my sisters and my niece and nephews. We wanted to dine at the Cheesecake Factory as we always have for Mother's Day, but the wait was 3-1/2 hours! I did grab a piece of snickers cheesecake, though.
Now on to the projects...I used the Fanciful Flourish die and the Darling Daisies to add some wow factor to this Mother's Day card.
I think the Fanciful Flourish may be my favorite new die...for this week! LOL! I used it here on this layout along with a couple of the Tropical Leaves. I created the rolled roses from 2 different XL Nested Circle Stackers die cuts.
Donovan's school hosts a "Calling All Women" event twice a year. Women who are involved in the students' lives are invited to come to school and have breakfast and see some of the things that the children do in school. Several of the staff members go around taking photos (seen here), so I figured I had to scrap it.
Thinking about going back and adding some journaling later...maybe. ;)
I created this layout using the Exotic Butterfly Large #2 die and the Frills and Hearts border. Once I die cut the butterfly, I matted it with a piece of coordinating patterned paper before adding it to the layout.
journaling: God, thank you for being in my corner & watching over me, especially over the past 2 years. I'm not the most prayerful person, but I know that you know my heart snd your place in it. Thank you for continuing to open my heart & mind. Thank you for continuing to protect my family & for your unconditional love. I don't know where I'd be without you!
Here's a close-up of the butterfly.
All of the projects in this post were created for scrapbook.com's National Scrapbook Day crop challenges. I had about 2 hours (1 hour for the card) to print photos, create, photograph, post each project in the gallery, and link it to the thread . It was quite intense, as it usually takes me a long time to finish a project.
I had to create a layout about a trip using 3-5 photos and this is the layout that I came up with. I took the boys to the Earth Day party at the Turtle Back Zoo last month. It was pretty chilly, but fun!
This project came from the challenge where I had to create a layout using a photograph of my favorite scrapbook tool. I also had to write 3-5 sentences about the tool. We all know how much I love fussy cutting, so my natural tool choice was my cutterbees. I have several pairs so I'll always be able to find a pair in the event that they get buried under the mound of paper on my desk. LOL!
Here's a close-up of the flowers that I fussy cut from Echo Park's For The Record line.
How perfect are these little die cut bees from October Afternoon?
Hope you've enjoyed all of these projects. I've certainly enjoyed creating them!
Have a great week!