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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Today I made a card for my mom, and the first thing I did was head over to the Graphics Fairy for some inspiration. The hardest part was picking out just one image!  Karen has so many beautiful images to chose from, so I finally decided on this very sweet baby fairy!  Isn't she cute?!  After printing her out, I cut out the image with my favorite pair of scalloped edge scissors, then glued her to some pretty scrapbooking paper.  I also used "zots", which I am crazy about.  Have you ever tried them?  They really stick!Since I love glitter (you can never have too much glitter, in my opinion!), I used some of my dimensional paper glaze by Alene, to outline the doves, and the fairy's wings and little floral crown.  I then sprinkled some of my Martha Stewart glitter in clear, and the most pretty shade of green onto the dimensional glaze.  I wanted to add a bit of embellishment with a flower brad, but the only ones I had were bright orange and gold.  Definitely not what I had in mind.  So, since I'm a use what you've got kinda girl, I bleached out the flower!  That's right, bleached it out!  I just dabbed a little bit of bleach on the petals, and voila, they turned a pretty soft creamy yellow!  Much better!  Don't worry, it doesn't smell like Chlorox!  I bleached it out a couple of days ago!  The final touch was tying on some pretty green vintage seam binding that I found at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I love the look of seam binding!  I would have never thought to use it in crafting 'til I saw it all over blogland!  Anyway, I had fun making this card.  It was quick & easy (my kind of project!), and I think Mom will like it too!  
I am linking this project up to the Graphic's Fairy Brag Monday.


Neil and Susan Brown said...

Just lovely, your mom will love it! Love your blog, it is soooo inspiring... Susan :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I was going to tell you you were featured :) I see you saw it already. Congrats! Loved your post!
Post another one next month!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Hi Donna! I wanted to stop by ad say thank you for your comment! I was very exciting to see my project in CL! That card is gorgeous! Any mother would be proud to get that! :) Your mom will love it!

NanaKaren said...

Gorgeous card, Donna! I know Mom will cherish it.

Hugs, Karen

PetraB said...

A wonderful card, your Mum must have loved it.