Sunday, May 8, 2011

How do you celebrate NSD...

Happy Mothers everyone!!!! I hope all you mommies out there had a wonderful day. I had a cute card I made for my mom that I was going to share but I can't find the photo on my computer now and I am about 12 hours away from my hard drive at home that does contain it. That being said many of you may notice I haven't been blogging much and that is because I am on holidays so I will do my best to catch up when I'm back : )
You're probably asking how did I celebrate NSD if I wasn't at home??? Well, I was on the road driving all day Saturday so I did miss out on a LOT of fun activities and contests but the fabulous folks at Studio Calico has their challenges open until May 13. Fortunately I brought some of my scrapbooking stuff with me. I don't normally do this but I get to spend an entire day with an old scrappy friend of mine so I figured I would get some stuff done all week. I don't have all of my tools and gadgets with me so my layouts are a little more simple than usual.
This first layout is from Laura Kurz's challenge to show how you use stamps on layouts.
I use stamps on a lot of my layouts. Usually I just stamp right on my page but sometimes I with stamp an image and then cut it out.
Next up I combined 2 challenges. I used Waleska's outside inspiration (the colours from the magazine page) as well as Lisa and Jen's challenge to use Fabrips and Tape. Unfortunately I didn't bring any Fabrips with me so I used my Washi Tape.

Next up is paint with Tina. Now I didn't bring any of my traditional paints with me but I did bring my mist paints and Ranger Adirondack Colour Wash. I also used more than 4 photos on this page which was the challenge from Kelly and Stephanie.
So what I did is I used my Adirondack Colour Wash as paint/ink. I spritzed some on my misting mat and then dipped my stamps into the colour wash. I also flung the wand from the mist to get paint splatters. It's the best I could do without my regular supplies.

Lastly for today is Davinie and Kimberly's hand stitching challenge. I know one of my other layouts also had hand stitching so maybe they'll give me 2 points for that ; )
This layout is very plain and simple for me, but something you don't see very well on the layout is in the rainbow I have written out the words to a song that my parents sing to my girls. This is one layout that I went into great detail to tell all of the story.
So there you have it. I managed to get 6 of the 10 challenges done. I'm going to try and get the rest done tomorrow.
I don't know if you've heard but Celine Navarro has an amazing online Summer Camp that starts June 28th.
I love Celine's work and I love her classes. You can check out all of the details HERE!
I'll see you back here tomorrow for the new challenge over at the Design Dollies.


  1. Holy wowwwwwwwwwwww girl!! You have been busy! These are all BEAUTIFUL! Happy Mothers Day! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. So impressed that you made so many gorgeous Los away from home! Thanks for playing along with the tape challenge!