Hello Friends, As promised I am back again today with the second sketch from Viva La Verve this month. I did a bunch of layering for this card so you have to look closely to see the sketch, but I promise it’s there. The large & was cut from a full piece of 6 x 6 card stock. I wanted the large circle in the sketch to be the bottom part of the &. All the paper is from Stampin Up once again. The fun circle edge dies at the top and bottom of the card are from Verve, and I couldn’t live without them. I appreciate the visits and all the love you have shown me this week. I am sure this creativity won’t last forever, so I will take what I can when it comes. Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, I have been on a Valentine kick as of late and what I find strange is that I am not a huge fan of the Holiday, but yet I love making the cards in that theme…Kinda bizarre I know. I think it’s the colors and hearts that draw me in….I do love to create with hearts! Anyhoozel, I love the way this card came together so quickly, thanks to this great sketch over at Viva La Verve. Speaking of Verve, I used their set called Take Note, that I just love, and the paper is from Stampin Up. I will be back tomorrow with another Valentine….like I said I am feeling the LOVE! Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to be creative! Nanc’
Hello Friends, I have a Clean and Simple card for you today that goes along with the CAS Valentine challenge over at The Paper Players! About a month or so ago Hubby and I took a road trip to St. Pete to a very awesome Scrapbooking store and then later on to the Dali Museum where they were featuring work of Escher. It was awesome! He was helping me look through a clearance rack at the store. He came across this stamp set from Tuesday Morning, called Loving Words and it is FABULOUS! I know for sure you will be seeing a lot of this set in the future. I used it for the sentiment on this card. I like the font and the way the type set isn’t perfect and almost like a typewriter. So at first glance you might have thought my stamping stunk, well actually…. it’s suppose to look like that. LOL The heart was sponged using a stencil from Heidi Swap, the cute little tickets are from a Recollection Valentine set from Michaels and the paper is from Stampin Up. Happy Creating, Nanc’
Hello Friends, I had some time last night to get creative, and when the time presents itself you have to take advantage of it. I needed a thinking of you card for a dear friend that was diagnosed with cancer, and if that isn’t bad enough she already has MS. It breaks my heart! She has the kindest heart of anyone I know, so I hope this card cheers her up just a little. In the past month alone, I have needed 5 cards for friends with cancer! :( Makes you realize that you need to count your blessings each and everyday!
I pulled out my prisma colored pencils and went to work, after I found this great Color Combo over at the ColourQ. I also used one of my favorite stamps from Stampin Up called Love is Kindness. I did in fact use a silver prisma colored pencil to shade the newspaper…so I hope it still qualifies for the challenge.
I hope you are having a terrific day! Mine has started very well! I went to breakfast with my sister and a dear friend, and squeezed in a bit of shopping too! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, I hope you are having a great day! I managed to have quite a bit of stamping time this weekend which is always a win win in my book. Before I went to work I decided to go see what Mojo Monday and Viva La Verve had for us this week. I love starting my creativity with a sketch. So I made some cards for both challenges, the others will be posted later. I pulled out one of my favorite Verve stamp sets called With Love, some Stampin Up paper and my new Bow Dies from Paper Smooches that I just got and have wanted for nearly two years. My mom always said before you make a hasty purchase you should sleep on it for a few days. Well I took my mom’s advice and then some. LOL It’s hard to tell in the photo but the silver piece of cardstock is really shiny. I also took a generic polka dotted dollar bin stamp to give some flare to the white heart.
I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.
I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Nanc’
Hello Friends, Yeah it’s the weekend and today over at Just Us Girls it’s Color Week and Maria has a very easy color combo picked out for you…White, Navy and Light Blue. I recently got that cute little crayon stamp, and sentiment from Lawn Fawn and couldn’t wait to use him. I see many, many more cards in the future with this adorable set, especially with an artist in the house. The splats were made with a stamp from Paper Smooches- called Positive Strokes. The Thanks die is also new and it’s from Savvy stamps and I love it cause it’s the perfect size. When you look at the photo of the Thanks you may think initially that I screwed it up and didn’t put the correct top on my die stack, because it’s all white. Well, when I was working on my three die-layers and the one with the splats on top, I didn’t think it showed up enough, so I decided to put the white won on top instead.
Hope you stop by Just Us Girls this week and check out what the team and our Two Guest Designers have done, and while your there consider joining us!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a good week so far. It’s Thursday and it’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday. This time around our topping is Clean and Simple, which is something I plan to tackle more of this year. I want to take some of the pressure off myself and stop thinking each card has to be better then the one previously posted. Please tell me you put those types of pressures on yourself too? I sure hope someone out there does this and I am not alone on this crazy thought process. Anyhooze…..Today’s card was inspired by this card I found over on Pinterest. I have linked it up for you HERE! It was done by the talented Kristina Werner. Everything she does is like jaw dropping gorgeous.
My card has quite a few flaws but it sure was fun to do. The hardest part was finding all the small stamps from various stamp sets. Then when I went to get started, I knew I wanted to do a heart, but didn’t have any heart dies. ( I think that needs to be rectified pronto!) So I turned on my cameo and made myself a heart negative mask, which was super quick and worked perfectly. The sentiment and sequins are from Verve.
I sure hope if you are stamping sometime over the next few weeks you will consider making a CAS card and join us at STB!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls. Sue has asked us to incorporate metal on our card and or project. As I was photographing my card I realized there is NO stamping on this card whatsoever. OOPS!!! That might be a first for me, I usually at the very least stamp the sentiment. Anyhoo, As I tried to figure out what the heck I was going to do for this challenge I came across these old brads…remember brads??? They use to be so popular and then poof…they aren’t anymore. I on the other hand, still use them on occasion and still have quite a variety in my stash. Do you still use brads on your cards? I also wanted to use my SIL Cameo to print out my you. I wanted to print it in a script, but my machine or the operator wasn’t having it. The paper kept ripping when I tried to get it off the mat. After I went through an entire piece of cardstock (SU non the less, so not cheap crap) I threw in the towel and went for bold letters instead. They came out perfectly. I guess this girl needs a little more practice. The little hearts were made from a punch and the cardstock is also SU.
I am linking this card up with the the latest Sketch over at Freshly Made. I thought it was so unique and I knew I wanted to use it!
Hope you have a fantastic day and if you have sometime this week join us over at JUGS! You don’t have to use brads like me…..you can use foil papers, charms and or embossing powders. We have 2 great Guest Designers with us and the team has done a wonderful job too.
Take care, Nanc’
Happy 2016 friends! I hope you celebrated ringing in the New Year just the way you wanted! I spent mine at home with hubby, which was alright by me! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and I am hosting. It’s word week and I thought it would be the perfect time to use the word Thanks. Speaking of THANKS. I would like to take a minute and Thank each one of you for enriching my life through your visits, likes, and sweet comments during this past year- heck all the years! I truly don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have all of your support as I pursue this great hobby of mine! So Thanks from the bottom of my heart, I can honestly say my life has been enriched because of you! Even you silent types that lurk in the shadows! <3
Here are a couple of other Thank You cards I made as well. They were super quick and would make a great box set too.
I hope you join us this week over at Just Us Girls as we have TWO Guest Designers with us for the month; Vicki and Malik and the JUGS Challenge blog has had a much needed makeover as well. Hope to see you in the gallery! Have a great day! Hubby and I are off to spend the entire day together, before work starts back next week! Nanc’
Card info: Stamps-Stampin Up.
Hello Friends, Happy New Year’s Eve! It is hard to believe that 2015 has come and gone! Did you have a nice Christmas? I sure did! Do you have any Crafting Goals or New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year? If so, I would love to hear about them! I have a few. My personal goal is the ever so popular one, you know…to get in shape. Shocker I know! We shall see how long that lasts…lol. My crafting Goals, that I am a little bit more excited about, are to get back to my crafting roots and start scrapbooking again, and to become more comfortable and adventurous when it comes to crafting in general. I tend to play it safe and not go outside the box. My generous son gave me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas ( I know….I was delighted too) and my goal is to do other things, with this fascinating tool, besides cutting out cardstock. That might sound like an attainable goal to you, but you don’t know me all that well…LOL. Wish Me luck!
Now some card info: My son turned 23 on the 22nd of this month and this is the card I gave him. The background is a SU Brick EF, the Sentiments are from Verve, the SON was cut out with Sizzix Alpha dies, and the stars are from MFT. The D- paper is also SU.
Please won’t you join us over at Seize the Birthday (it’s Anything Goes this time) and get a jump start on this year’s Birthday cards! The Design Team and our Surprise Party Guest Tanja has done a wonderful job! Hope to see you in the gallery!
Happy New Year to you and yours! Nanc’