Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Good Morning! 

I wish all of you Moms out there a very HAPPY day!  Hope you are surrounded by love and laughter today and always!

I altered a mini wooden clipboard for my little project today.

I found this at my local craft store for a buck, complete with hardware on back for easy mounting!  I first painted it white and then covered it with Designer Paper by Craft Smith, Tea Party Collection.  And then the FUN began! 

I added a pretty sparkly glitter to the metal clip and topped it off with a chipboard heart, jute twine, button and a tulle doily.  Also added a strip of pink pleated ribbon, string of pearls and adhesive pearls.   Hummingbird die by Cheery Lynn.  

Next I began to create my little garden.  Many dies used; Paper Smooches, Foliage 1, ferns in white.  Frantic Stamper, Mix & Match Poppies, leaves in green.  The flowers are by Cheery Lynn, Gardenia strip small (my Mom's favorite!).  Sentiment by MFT, Sweet Roses, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on a hand cut banner flag.  Lots of adhesive pearls for accents.  As well as tulle added here and there.  The heart tag was created using texture paste and a Teresa Collin's stencil.  Die cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die, added eyelet and ribbon strips.  Then I 'painted' on a coat of Wink Of Stella Clear.

The 2 little scattered butterflies are by Memory Box, Butterfly Exhibit die, which I snipped apart from a die cut of 5 of them.

And I added a lone white fluffy feather to the left side....cuz let's face needed one!  lol
Quite FUN to make....and of course......FABULOUS!  Even if I do say so myself.....and I am!!!
This project will be entered into the following Challenges:
Simon Says Monday, Home Décor
Cheery Lynn, Mother's Day
Double D, Mother's Day/Happy Birthday
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!
Memory Box, For The Birds
Hope you have the most fantastic kind of day!


  1. Gorgeous transformation!
    Thank you for entering this fabulous piece into our Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. I see that you are branching out to bigger things and they turn out as nice as the cards that you do. You really had fun with this one, using so may elements. I all sparkles and twinkles at you. I bet I know where this one is going.

  3. A gorgeous card Donna, a lovely design with super sparkling design kit with super coloured flowers and lovely design!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. WOW!! What a fun mixed media project. I love everything about it but only you would think to glitter the metal clip. Hope you win at Memory Box wink wink.

  5. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Double D challenge blog.

    Kathy Krug
    Double D Design Team

  6. Oh my gosh, this is unbelievable!!! So much work, so much creativity. I just keep looking and looking at it to see everything. And I can tell you had so much fun making it. This is a work of art for sure!!!

  7. Now this is truly a work of art. Love those beautiful flowers, butterflies & hummingbird....and the glitter. Hope you had a great Mother's Day

  8. A gorgeous work of art. Love it


  9. WOWZA! This is absolutely awesome Donna! What a great idea and all the details are just beautiful! What a wonderful idea! YOU GO GIRL!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  10. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  11. Beautiful, love the glitter on the clip and such pretty embellishing and flower arranging, like that you added the feather because it just needed one:)

  12. Very pretty! Love the sweet shabby effect and all the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. beautiful project all the gorgeous flowers and butterflies...thank you for sharing over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  14. Love love LOVE this home decor idea! Your project is BEAUTIFUL, Miss Donna, and so vibrant, happy, and makes me feel good all over! Don't you feel blessed seeing the bird escaping her cage? Marvelous design! I want to make one! Pinned, of course! hugs, de

  15. That is gorgeous! What a pretty project you did with all those added elements.

  16. Hi Donna, thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments on my project. I followed you on G+ and saw this stunning little wooden clipboard. Those flower and pearls are just gorgeous! You turned a $1 item into something amazing!

  17. Oh my gosh! This is just stunning and absolutely fabulous!!

  18. Thanks for popping in to say hello today!! I had fun coming over to your playhouse today too! Always great to meet a new crafter friend! Love you pretty creation. You do have the magic touch for embellishments! ♥ Sue Kment

  19. I agree, it FABULOUS! What a great design, and adding the feather is the perfect finishing touch! It is so great to see this piece of home decor! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land! Hugs! Sara Emily Guest DT

  20. Such a beautiful altered clip board! It is absolutely lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  21. Donna, what an amazing card! The details, the embellishments, the glimmer -- all make it one amazing Mother's Day card that I'm sure was loved so much and will be cherished!! You are amazing! Hugs!

  22. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous clipboard! so pretty! :-)

    Congratulations Donna, you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. Oh Donna! So happy to see you as this week's winner at SSS! Biggest congrats and have fun with your shopping spree! <3