Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's National No Housework Day!

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to
If It's Groovy
where this hop starts and work your way through!

You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path :) We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by "following" and would love your comments!
Perhaps you arrived here from Crafty Go Lucky (Valerie), Great!
Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!
We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!! Take the day off, put up your feet and let's hop!

I tried a couple different projects for my no housework day.  My first project was a postcard that feature's the wording "Apron's Away" with a couple aprons I made out of cardstock, ribbon, Studio G glitter glue, and a couple stamps.  I was trying to capture the thrill of not having to take care of a house for one day!  (Those are aprons by the way...They kind of look like a really cute dress and skirt, I know!)

My second project was a flower embellishment.  I found the idea in the April issue Scrapbooks Etc. and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on plain white paper and on patterned paper.  I sprayed the white paper with Tattered Angels Lime Twist glimmer mist and let dry.  After a couple tries folding I finally figured out how to get the paper to fold correctly and to lie flat.  Using Aleene's Tacky Glue, I glued the green flower to a cardstock circle, followed by the patterned flower.  I then layered it with a silk flower and finished it off with a pearl. 

I am offering a small giveaway to be awarded at the end of the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop.  All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment.  At the end of the hop a winner will be chosen at random.  Please make sure you leave your email address so I can get in touch with you.  The winner will also be announced on


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  1. Hi there! Happy NHD! The little apron does have a cute dress feel but you know what I see lots of cute aprons these days and that would be fitting :)

    Those flowers are really cool! I had not see that done yet; I will definately have to try it! TFS!!!

    Enjoy the hop :)

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  3. Your apron is adorable! I like how the flower came out it has a vintage look to it! My grandma was a Sunday hat going lady, so I will have to try those flowers for one of the pics of my grandma!
    Oh, I am following and you can find me at

  4. Hi, so glad you joined us on the hop, I became a follower and just love your projects! I look forward to seeing more creations from you!
    Happy Hopping!

  5. I'm a follower...
    Love the flower!!!

  6. Love that flower! So so pretty. I'm a follower now!
    -Heather @

  7. Cute! Love that layered flower!

  8. Im a follower. Love the flower!

  9. I like the apron card and the flowers are amazing. I would love to try to make one.

  10. Cute projects!! Just became a follower!:)


  11. Yah! Putting my feet up and blog hopping today. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)

  12. Wow, I love your handmade flowers!! I make most of my embellies myself so appreciate the custom look! I'm following!

  13. What a fab project, and I love, love, love those handmade flowers!

  14. What a great card and th flowers... I just love them. I am following now, too.

  15. I'm from Colombia and my name is lucila ortega, in my country do not celebrate this day,

  16. Great card and I'm going to have to try those flowers!

  17. Very cute postcard! I am a follower but I only have a generic blogger blog. Since I blog on wordpress...but thought I'd at least try to follow:) Have fun and I hope you ignore your chores LIKE I am now!

  18. Your card is cute and I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Marcy S.
    m dot serrano at live dot com

  19. Cute sign really like the aprons and the flower come ouy great =) thanks for sharing this and the chance to win some yum candy I just become your follower

  20. I'm a follower...

    Love the flower! :) Thanks for sharing.

  21. forgot my email

  22. very cute blog!

  23. Great designs! I'm a new follower!

  24. Love how you made those flowers! They are adorable! I will definitely have to try that!

    I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for hopping along with us!

  25. Love your blog, project and your kitten! I am a new follower. Donna Woods Fiskateer 6036

  26. Lovely flowers!!! Lovely blog!! I am a follower now!!

  27. You make pretty aprons and flowers! You did a great job getting the flower just right! Thanks for being in the hop. I am happy to be one of your new followers.

    You can email me by clicking my name and following the link.

  28. These are lovely projects. I became a follower! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

  29. I became a follower and really like the flower you made.

  30. Your projects turned out DARLING! Love those little flowers. the little apron is cute too. I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing your stuff and for a chance at a give away.
    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

  31. great projects.. love the blog.. new follower from the hop!

  32. I'm a new follower, having fun with the blog hop but I added my own twist...I'm hopping backwards :) Your flowers are terrific, inspires me to give it a try! TFS
    vosstin at gmail dot com

  33. I tried to leave a comment last night but I think I'm having computer issues online with leaving comments, ugh!

    Anyhow, I love your cute lil' apron and adorable flower technique!!

    Thanks for sharing and for being a part of the hop! :))