Mother’s Day 2020

For someone who has been slow to create this year, I managed to be extra productive the day before Mother’s Day. Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to motivate you!

I wanted to do a clean and simple card for Mother’s Day this year, since my cards in years past had been a little elaborate. I’d finally gotten the Spring Gnome stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and since Mom loves gnomes and fairies, I though they would be perfect. However, when I was finished with the card, the two gnomes reminded me so much of Mom and Dad together, I gave the card to my Dad to give to Mom. (He’d forgotten too. This year has messed everybody up.)

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So, I needed another card for Mom, from me. I ended up using the cute little raccoon stamp from the Mama Elephant Dandelion Wishes stamp set. Turned out way cuter than I was expecting.

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I also wanted to make something for Mom, as a keepsake. I’ve done jewelry in the past, but since none of us go out much, she doesn’t wear jewelry as much as she did when she was still working. And I’d been wanting to make something for her using Graphic 45’s Fairie Dust collection for a while, since she is such a fairy fanatic. So I thought I’d create a trapped fairy under glass for her to keep on her knick knack shelf.

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Whew, that was a lot of fussy cutting. But I love the dimensional look to it. I may try it again someday!

NSD 2018 + Craft Fair Projects

National Scrapbook Day 2018 has come and gone, so I thought I’d share my makes for this year. I had planned on knocking out my mom’s Mother’s Day card early and work on other projects later in the day. Well… that did not happen. The card took all damn day. But it turned out pretty and I know she’ll love it, so it was worth it.

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Mother’s Day 2018

I did this card based on a Lawn Fawn YouTube tutorial. I used Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers the How You Bean? stamps and die sets to make this shaker card. I love getting Mom flowers, but they always die after a while, so this way, her card of flowers will last much longer. She still has last year’s Mother’s Day card on display, so I think she will like this one. And I ended up die cutting so many flowers, I had enough for two cards. The other I plan on adding to my craft fair stock.

Speaking of craft fairs, my goal this year is to attend one for the first time. So I am trying to build up some “stock” to sell at the annual craft fair held in my town before Christmas. I think I will mostly be making cards, but I have a few art pieces I’d like to add in as well. I’ve made four works using Oxide inks and Lavinia Stamps and I thought they turned out rather well. The artworks are 5×7, placed in a decorated 8×10 mat. I don’t know if anyone will be interested in them, but I’m pretty pleased with them.

Speaking of cards, here are some samples of ones I will be making for the craft fair.

Of course, if any of my dear readers are interested in anything ahead of time, just drop me a line at naiensama@gmail.com.

I’ll be back in a few days with updates on my Julie Nutting monthly layouts!