National Scrapbook Day Wrap-Up (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared three of the layouts I made on National Scrapbook Day. Today I'm going to share some of the cards I made.

For the "Snail Mail" challenge at scrapbook.com, we were asked to use themed scraps to create a card for an upcoming occasion. I had been wanting to scraplift the adorable Baby Boy card by Jing-Jing Nickel and this was the perfect occasion. Notice that I 'cheated' the stitching by only poking holes in the four corners. For a one hour challenge, there was no way I would have had time to properly hand-stitch all the way around! 

All the rest of the cards I'm going to show you are from Fiskateer challenges. The "Stencil Time" challenge asked us to use a punch as a mask. I used the Jenni's Butterfly punch and two different inks to create a background full of pink and orange butterflies.

The "Inspiration" challenge was really hard for me. Lead Fiskateer Cheryl posted a picture of a carousel that we were to use as the inspiration for a project. I struggled with this, but finally let the colors and whimsy inspire me to make a birthday card. The candles were inspired by the shape of the carousel. I placed the sentiment across the bottom to mimic the fence around the carousel.  

I don't know how carousel-ish it looks, but I love how it turned out. Since the supplies were out anyway, I made a second version of the card in a different color palette.  

The "Yes I Actually Sewed Something" challenge required us to, obviously, actually sew something. I'd found this lone Doodlebug sticker while putting away the supplies from the previous card, so I thought it would be cute to sew some whimsical waves. It took less than five minutes. As a final touch, I chalked the sky a light blue and the ocean a darker blue.    
The "Life Altering Friendship" challenge asked us to create a card for a special friend in our life. Since this is Teacher Appreciation Week, my mind went immediately to my dear friend and former coworker Marcia. When I was a brand-new teacher (23 years old but frequently mistaken for 14... or younger), it was Marcia who helped me adjust to the frequently-difficult job of teaching fifth graders. She was a mentor who quickly became one of my closest friends. I taught next door to her for 11 years. By far, what I miss most about teaching is not being able to hang out with Marcia 5 times a week. Now I'm lucky to see her every few months. Thank you to Marcia for 17 years of guidance, support and friendship. 

And speaking of Teacher Appreciation Week, tomorrow I'll share a tutorial for the cards Trevor and I made for his kindergarten teacher. She's awesome.


  1. These are BEAUTIFUL!! I really LOVEEEEEEEEE how the candle ones turned out!!

  2. The cards you made are wonderful. The one with the little boat and the stitched waves is so darling...great idea. I'm impressed with the amount of work you put out that day. Have a good day today.

  3. Hi Again... Cindy look for me on sb.com (sunnydi) and "friend" me, please. I couldn't find you. Thanks.

  4. I really like the boat...can't go wrong with stitches and buttons!

  5. Oooh...these are fabulous Cindy! You did a great job given the time crunch!

  6. Love all the things you made on National Scrapbook Day!! They all turned out awesome Cindy!! (And as a side note... how did I get so far behind in reading your blog??!! Sorry I'm comment-bombing you tonight!! LOL)


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