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DSC_0214Over at Just Us Girls today’s word challenge is Spring and it’s brought to you by Sharyn.  Super idea Sharyn, as that leaves things pretty wide open!  I am still in the Easter mode and wanted to share with you the other two cards we made at my crafty get together at my house a couple of weeks ago. Both cards were a starting point from cards I saw over at Pinterest and I will include them at the end of my post. The above card as you can see has two pieces of marbleized paper.  One of the friends had the brilliant idea to add the stems of grass peeking through….and I loved it so I went back an added it to my original card too. It’s the coolest grass die cut from Impression Obsession Stamps. ( io stamps) I made sure each one of the eggs had some sort of dry embossing on them.  The scalloped grass and button is from MFT.  The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels. The bow is a die from my school. The butterfly is SU.

The card below is the other card we made that had nothing to do with the marbleized paper we made, but I needed something for the girls to start with while they waited their turn to marbleize, or while waiting for the papers to dry.  Isn’t the pink pom pom so cute? I generated the sentiment on the computer, thinking this way someone could use this for something besides Easter if they wanted to.  The ears were made with the SU blossom punch, thank god I found a use for it…lord knows I haven’t used it to assemble any flowers yet. LOL The rest is pretty self explanatory. Die cuts, punches, distressing, and some pop dots. The tilted panel is a stitched rectangle from MFT.

Hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and help us welcome our New Guest Designer Kathy and see what else the rest of the team has done with this challenge. Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible future Guest Designer as well.  Good Luck!  Nanc’



Here are the two cards and links that inspired me!Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 7.32.13 PM


Shellye McDaniel 

  and  CindyLee Designssu-backyard-basics-easter-egg-card




Oops forgot one & Die Cut Crazy

I was looking through my photographed cards today and came across

this Easter card that I hadn’t yet shared with you on my blog.


It is however, featured in the iPad Die Cut Crazy Magazine this month.  I feel beyond fortunate

to have had my work featured in this magazine the last 3 months.  Along with this

card,  I have a tutorial on a scrapbook page that I made in honor of Spring.

Here is a photo of the front cover and you can see a thumbnail of the page.

Die Cut Magazine

Here is the finished page (not the best photo).


Again, I feel very blessed because I feel my work is not worthy…yet Stephanie the

editor continues to let me design for her. Sooooo fortunate!

Makes me want to step up my game!

So, as I have said on previous posts this Magazine is only available

as a download for the iPad!  So if you are in the need

of some Die Cutting ideas, tips and tricks this Magazine is

for you…..go and have a look at the app store!

Thanks for your continued support!!


Card Details:

Cardstock: K & Company, SU and Scraps

Ink: Spectrum Noir Pens, Black Ink

Stamps: Michaels

Tools: Cricut-Picturesque – Celtic pattern

Cuttlebug- MFT-leaf die cut,

Punches: MS Lace Border, MS flower

Acc:Pop dots


Hoppy Easter

Spring has Sprung and….

Easter is right around the corner so I thought there was no better time

than the present to start making some easter cards.


The card is for two challenges.

Inkspirational photo challenge and

Stamp TV’s Spring and Bling challenge.

Not sure if you can tell in the photo,but I used crystal effects on the

pink bunny in the middle and was going for a wet icing look.

I think it came out kinda cute!



Back to work I go tomorrow !

Enjoy your day!


Card Info:

I made the paintbrush out of paper.

The stamps are all GKD @ Stamp TV

Cardstock is Gina K too.

Tools: SU-tag punch, cuttlebug

Embossing folders are SU

Acc: ribbon and rhinestones