Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy NSD!!

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Welcome to the NSD Prima Blog Hop! Scrapbooking is a hobby that caught my eye shortly after I got married in the 80s. (YEAH! That long ago!) I scrapped my wedding photos, cutting many of them out with decorative scissors. OUCH!) Then life swept over me with it's craziness of having six babies in a row and I had to set the hobby aside for a bit. I picked it up again a few years before I had my last baby and couldn't believe how much the product selection had grown. I was a gonner! (Is that even a word? Well, you know what I mean!) I have been immersed in it every since. Isn't it the best hobby ever?

And....I am so thrilled you made it to my blog! You most likely came from Keren Tamir's blog and will be going down the list to Patricia Fernandez's next! I am so very blessed to be working with everyone on Prima's blog hop list today. Prima has a fun-packed day planned with the wonderful Ambassadors, the talented Design Team, and their amazing Educators! I hope the projects inspire you to dig out your crafty supplies and have fun along with me.

I have a sweet, feminine project to show off today, along with a cute prize to give-away. So make sure you scroll ALL the way to the bottom to catch it all! The complete blog hop list is also included for you. Prima will also be giving prizes away on ALL of their social media outlets, along with a stunning main prize hosted on the Prima blog, so make sure you hop around and then comment on Prima's blog!

Prima is offering free classes today as well! Want to learn new techniques? Chat with other scrappers? Join in on the marathon of "Live With Prima" classes filled with gorgeous projects kicking off at 7 am PT! The first class will be taught by ME showing off a few techniques for art journaling! Click here to watch!

Now on to my project for NSD! Each of us created a 6x6 page with an inspirational quote. With Mother's Day coming up I wanted to create something to let moms know how wonderful, important, and unique they are to their children!



I lost my own mom three years ago so Mother's Day is bittersweet now. It's hard to celebrate the day knowing your own mom isn't here, but God always knows my needs. He gave me the most amazing mother-in-law! She has always been there for me. She doesn't pry, or push, or try to have her own way. And she is adventurous! My hubby really respects her, and I agree 100% with him. She's the kindest, most giving person I have ever met. I'm so glad she's a part of my life, and my children's lives. So I made her this piece, as the quote inspires me to be more like her:

"To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world!"

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 The project was simple to put together! I started with a 6x6 paper from the Meadow Lark Collection, added a bit of cheesecloth to it, then added a resin butterfly in the corner.



I printed out my saying (multiple times as I kept printing it slightly TOO large!) Glued it to the back of one of our new resins. And then started decorating the page with flowers and leaves.

 I think it's the perfect way to show her how much we all love her. And her favorite color is purple! (I sure hope some day my children will feel the same way about me!)

And here is my give-away! All you have to do is leave a comment right here and I will pick a winner on May 12th to receive these gorgeous products! Open to all countries! (I would love it if you found me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram as well!)




Now here is the Blog Hop Line-Up! Hop along, be inspired,  and find some give-aways!

Prima Marketing
Olga Vasilieva
Adrienne Ford
Magda Bolinska
Kasia Krzyminska
Kasia Tomaszewska
Felicity Wilson
Delaina Burns
Louise Nelson
Brit Sviggum
Jennifer Snyder

Solange Marques
Kelly Foster
Keren Tamir
Sharon Laakkonen-You are HERE!
Patricia Fernandez
Elena Olinevich
Alberto Juarez
Frank Garcia
Maiko Miwa
Trina McClune
Janine Koczwara
Misty Olsen
Sarinda Jones
Ramona Downing
Candace Hagler
Erin Reed
Sam Ho


123 comments:

  1. Great artwork, and so many fine details. ♥

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  2. What a great gift! I'm sure your mother-in-law will love it. Thank you for a chance to win such a great prize!

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  3. If every Mother of sons had a daughter in law like you, she would be absolutely blessed. Thanks for sharing your inspirational project :D

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  4. Lovely project! Thank you for the inspiration, the tutorial and the giveaway!

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  5. You have done an awesome job. I need top try incorporating gauze. Your giveaway is soooo good, too.

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  6. Love the lavender and silver! Beautiful project

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  7. Stunning!! Love the details.

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  8. Oh my, this is as gorgeous as can be! I love the purple a lot and the butterfly is a nice finishing touch.

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  9. lovely artwork!! thanks for your inspiration!

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  10. Loved your class today! I see more cheesecloth here! Now my stash is yelling at me it wants a new playmate! ;) I love purple but don't scrap with it much. I love your project and the inspirational message. Thank you!

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  11. loved your class i don't do much art journal work but i might give it a try. the card and quote you did, inspired by your mom is beautiful. you mentioned wedding pages? the most beautiful ones i ever saw are from an album and are prima almanac on smart and beautiful/ pastllka.blogspot.it (post of 7/24/12) each page stands alone and is truly beautiful. let me know if you love it too

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  12. Looking gorgeous as always <3 Love the idea and I just might have to do something like this to my mom too! Thanks for inspiring again!

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  13. Happy National Scrapbooking Day! it's awesome congratulations!

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  14. This is so lovely for a lady who doesn't like purple lol. Thanks for sharing it early in the class Thursday night!

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  15. This is my first official blog hop ever!!!! So excited about all of the contributors. Love the sentiment inside the resin. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. very inspirational, happy NSD!

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  17. So sweet!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. There`s that purple layout we had a chance to see on LWP!!
    That cheesecloth really does add a lot to the layout!
    Love the cluster of light coloured embellies on the darker background!

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  19. Amazing home décor page. This is gorgeous and so special, such a sweet sentiment. Love the way you put your pages together where it always draws the eye to the special feature on the page. Happy NSD!!

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  20. Love the purples in your project! just beautiful!

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  21. So very pretty.. thanks for sharing

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  22. Just LOVED watching you create live earlier today Sharon! your classes are fab! Your MIL seems to be a wonderful person, so glad you've got her to love and spoil. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty project! I am sure she was over the moon getting it. Beautiful soft colours too! xoxox

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  23. What an awesome color combo! Beautiful layout - any mother would love it :)

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  24. i love love love the purples and how you used cheesecloth on your project

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  25. I love it! It's a georgeus:)

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  26. So pretty! Thank you for inspiring!

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  27. Here is your beautiful purple that you talked about this morning. So lovely!!!

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  28. I rarely ever use purple either. I loved your LWP, thank you for letting me be apart of such a great day with Prima!

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  29. Люблю сиреневый!!! Работа очень нежная.Спасибо за вдохновение)))

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  30. One of the brightest projects in the list! Good job!!

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  31. I love this so soft and pretty! Delicate with the cheesecloth and everything! TFS! All the best!

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  32. This is my first blog hop, I'm impressed with so much talent around the world! Thanks for sharing your job Sharon is very romantic and femenine.

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  33. Purple is my favorite color and absolutely love how you put it all together. So pretty!!

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  34. inspired by your demo today! love your scrap/mixed media style!

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  35. I LOVE the beautiful art that you created for your mother-in-law, and all the extra goodies. Wow, I would LOVE to win! Thank you for the opportunity. Beautiful!!!!!

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  36. Beautiful project! Happy International Scrapbooking Day! Hugs from Ukraine\Ireland!

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  37. Gorgeous and i love the quote x looking forward to seeing more of your work x Happy NSD

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  38. This is beautiful and it looks like it's from the heart. Love it! I love your projects, maybe because I have married children...and 9 grandchildren. I love crafting with my 3 granddaughter's. One of them is a born creator. Awesome to see her develop! She's 7. When I watch her...it's like watching myself as a child. I LOVE Prima products!! She does, too!!

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  39. lovely layout sharon thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your talent

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  40. Great project, thanks for the inspiration! Happy NSD!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Hi wow this is awesome indeed, loving this hop, and love your generous prize. Happy NSD and have fun everyone. x

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  42. WOW! Love the colors you have used!

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  43. Love the use of the cheesecloth!!

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  44. Oh how beautiful! Thanks for the step x step - yummi little LO!
    xx Evelyn

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  45. Beautiful - so soft and feminine!

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  46. ..amazing.. WOW.. thanks ( mite_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  47. wow! What an elegant Mother's Day gift! It's stunning! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win! Happy NSD!

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  48. This is my first NSD but I have to say you all are amazing

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  49. A beautiful feminine piece and I'm sure your MIL will love it!!! Thanks for a GREAT day today!!!
    I am now a follower!!

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  50. I Love the colors you chose! Absolutely beautiful~!

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  51. Sharon, love the interesting look of cheese cloth on your piece of art. ,Also the color lavender is very pretty, ,so spring- like.

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  52. Love this, Sharon. Also, I watched your class this morning and I now want to try art journalling! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. It is very beautiful and elegant.
    On Mother's Day, I want to give to my mother in the work a feeling of thank you.
    Thanks so sharing!

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  54. What a very special gift for your mother-in-law! Beautiful! Thank you.

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  55. this is beautiful love the softness of it!!

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  56. Sharon, I'm sure your children do feel the same way about you, as you do your MIL. She is going to love this 6X6 so very much!! Happy Mother's Day!

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  57. Beautiful artistic piece! LOL about the decorative scissors!! I still have a bunch that I gave to my kids... Kids still love them! :)

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  58. Beautiful project! Happy NSD!

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  59. lovely presentation of the prima, sharon... colortone selection is a great choice for the season... Thanks for the clear step up photo's as well.

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  60. This is so lovely. Beautiful colors and embellishments! And the quote is perfect!

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  61. Beautiful Sharon, love the color and the embellishments! Happy NSD to you!

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  62. I'm not a big purple fan, but you may have just converted me! Thank you for the inspiration, & I have to say that it really is a big blessing to have a wonderful mother in law.

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  63. Sharon,

    Your project touched my heart in a special way. I have been caring for my elderly mom for the last 10 years, and unfortunately she had to enter a nursing home last April. This Mother's Day will be very bittersweet for me as well because even though she is still living (thank God!), things are very different than they used to be. I love the quote you chose, as well as the texture of the cheesecloth and the flowers, so pretty and feminine!

    I am following you on FB and Pinterest! I haven't joined Instagram (yet). Thank you for the inspiration and putting your heart out there, I am off to watch your art journaling class on YouTube since I missed the live show!

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  64. LOVE your inspirational page!!!

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  65. Uau... this is pretty!
    I loved yout project!

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  66. This is gorgeous!!! I follow you on Pinterest (twinsonboard2). Your blog and projects are amazing!!

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  67. This is the first time I watched your video. I didn't know there were so many ways to use paper crafting. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  68. Beautiful your work and your words very cute! your beautiful blog!

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  69. Beautiful! Lovely colors and embellies!

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  70. This is so pretty !! I love it!!

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  71. Your project caught my attention from Prima's Blog Hop as I love lavender lilac colours. Beautiful projects and the wonderful use of the resin. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Lavender!!! You don't see that color very much. Perfect choice. Very pretty.

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  73. Love your story. My Mother's Day is bittersweet also. A lovely project! I already follow you on Pinterest...and Facebook!

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  74. Purple, I love purple, and I love all your textures!

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  75. Beautiful color! I think it's so soothing! Gorgeosus project!

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  76. This is so gorgeous & I'm sure your MIL will LOVE it!

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  77. yu did great job at your craft if u mom in law dont like i know lots other who would love it . i to have no mom she died 2 days before her 80th birthday so her death date and her birthday a hard time in april than mom day in may mom would been 91 in april had she lived . thank you for the great craft give away . happy sunday . i share learning a lot wacthing all on line willl keep you runing arould on line for hours i loved this its been very fun ty

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  78. Beautiful project - you've put so much love and care into such a small canvas. Thank you for sharing your words and project with the scrapping world - so inspirational.

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  79. Beautiful page - and I love color choice.

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  80. This is so lovely. Beautiful colors and embellishments!

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  81. WOW I have wacth it when u on vido, i just know all you who teach for Prima are very good teachers ty so much have great day its sunday here and still trying hop

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  82. Amazing... Great inspirational project!

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  83. I know you mentioned that you never use purple but this project is very pretty and inspirational!
    Your mum in law is going to love it:-)

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  84. My friends know that I absolutely hate purple but this is gorgeous! I love the soft girly feel to it.

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  85. Какая нежная работа!!! Очень вдохновляет!!!

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  86. So so pretty!! Loved watching you on live!! Happy NSD!

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  87. Love colours and embellishments! Beautiful project!

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  88. so cool! I love this colours :) Thanks for the opportunity

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  89. I LOVE purple. Breathtakingly gorgeous.

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  90. oh oh oh..although I am a day too late ( wasn't able to work on the pc yesterday) I just wanted to say I love what you have made here , I am going to follow you

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  91. quel magnifique projet, j adore!

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  92. Fabulous project, Sharon! And love your tutorial at USTREAM!!! Perfect! Kisses and thanks for the chance!!!

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  93. Wow! Such a generous giveaway. Would love to win it. Keeping my fingers crosses. N amazing work I must say Karen

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  94. Very beatiful project!!! I like butterflies and this colors...
    Thanks for inspiration and share.
    XOXO

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  95. So beautiful and tender! Thanks for tutorial!

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  96. Happy NSD.
    Thanks for the Giveaway.
    Karen B

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  97. I just adore your work, so soft and pretty! Losing a parent is so difficult, you never feel the same. I am thankful to still have my Mom but just a few years ago my mother in law passed away and we lost my father 14 years ago when my daughter was just 4 months old. Thanks for your inspiration, always wonderful!

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    1. Shawn-you are my blog prize winner! Will send you a message! :) Sharon

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  98. I love this so much Sharon, and that saying is oh so true! :-) Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  99. One of my fav Prima things are the resin pieces and especially the frames, your page is just gorgeous x

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  100. Piękne są te fiolety. Kompozycja kwiatowa bardzo mi się podoba :)
    pozdrawiam cieplutko Mila

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  101. LOVE this. such pretty purple. My favorite color. And the white flowers are great. I found you on facebook.

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  102. Another beautiful project. I am quite inspired by the purple. Im looking forward to catching up on the LWP.

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  103. AMAZING!!! LOVE the colours!!! And that saying is oh so true! ♥

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  104. Thank you for sharing your story and the beautiful gift for your MIL.

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