Hello Friends, It’s Wildcard Week at Just Us Girls and Judy is our hostess! I love the challenge she picked out for us…it’s Paper Piecing! Since graduation time is fast approaching I thought it was time to get a head start. This card was so much fun to put together. I started with this AWESOME paper pack from Stampin Up. The boat and tag die is from Verve and the Happy Graduation is from SU too. My waves were made with my Creative Memories cutter and as you probably can tell, I can’t get enough of my MFT stitched rectangles! I think I use them on just about every card! I hope you will consider joining us this week at JUGS! I also want to say a quick farewell to Laurie, she has been with us as a guest this month and has done such a fabulous job! Happy Crafting! Nanc’
I am back again today as promised with two more cards I made for some recent graduates! I got out my Cameo and made the 2016! I love how easy it was to do! Not sure you can tell in the photo but the 2016 on the above one was cut out using silver vinyl. The stars are from MFT, the Sentiment is from Stampin UP, and the grad cap I drew a few years ago and made a stencil to reuse again and again. I ran it through a Stampin Up EF for texture. I am linking these cards up over at the Paper Players where they are celebrating their 300th challenge!
Here is the other one! On this one the 2016 is just made from card stock. I hope you are having a great week! In case you have been on the edge of your seat and wondering….the new window guys are finally here! See you soon! Nanc’
I have another card I would like to share with you today that I made on Sunday which was inspired by the Photo over at Inspired by All the Little Things. They are featuring the talented Amy Kolling who I just so happen to be a huge fan of! I also missed last week’s challenge as I was determined to not miss this one. Plus look at that gorgeous butterfly, who could resist that! My butterfly die is from Savvy Dies and I paper pieced it after I cut it out in various colors to match the photo. The word create is a die from Penny Black. I think I am going to use this as a graduation card and in the inside write…..Create….. the life you imagined! Have a fabulous day! I leave for Seattle Wednesday afternoon so I better get packing! Nanc’
Hello Friends, As soon as I saw this unique sketch over at CASE this Sketch I knew I had to try to squeeze in some time to play in my studio on Sunday, and I succeeded! I also got these incredible word dies from Verve called Amazing Adjectives that I wanted to break in so badly. The butterfly die is from Savvy, and the YOU is just a portion of a die from Neat and Tangled that I cut a apart. This card did not come together quietly as it had many variations of paper and accents before landing on this one.
Hope you have a wonderful week! I personally will, as I am counting the days till I leave for Seattle. I am fortunate enough to be spending Mother’s Day with my son this year and I am over the top excited! I have never traveled by myself before, so wish me luck!
Take care, Nanc’
It’s certainly that time a year again, where you can see all the youngsters so excited about Graduation. I remember when I graduated from HS 10 years ago (wink, wink) in someways it feels like forever ago and then somehow it feels like yesterday! Anyhoo, one of these cards, not sure which one yet, will be headed to a neighbor’s daughter very soon. I wanted to incorporate her school colors into the card, and NO I am not referring to the Florida Gators either….blech! I love my relatively new to me happy Diecut from SU! I love cutting it out across two colors of paper and as you will see I used the negative space in the card below! A twofer, which is a win win in my book!
Not sure you can see in the photo but I covered the cap and tassle with Crystal Effects. The cap is not a die, I drew it myself off of a photo a few years ago and kept it as a stencil. Then after it was dry well I thought it was dry, until I ran my entire finger crossed it and smeared it a little, I decided to run it through a dot embossing folder to hide the smear marks. It helped quite a bit! The numbers were made with a alphabet set I LOVE and the graduation sentiment comes in a SU set called Crazy About You.
I am linking one of the above cards into three separate challenges: Pink Elephant where they have a Graduation Theme and over at the Curtain Call where the Inspirational challenge is called Totally Tassle! Then the second card into the challenge over at Mod Squad where they want us to use the negative of a die cut on our card and or project!
I so appreciate you stopping by to see what I am up too! It truly makes my day!
Be back tomorrow with a new JUGS challenge. Nanc’
A little over a Week ago my son Graduated from College and to say that I am proud
of him is a HUGE understatement! Not only did he graduate in 3 years instead of the typical
4 he took an average of 45 credit hours a year while doing so.
He has such drive and determination!! As I type this
he has already into week 8 of his Masters at Savannah College of Art and Design!
He says no rest for the weary! Just keep on keeping on! I don’t know where he came from?
The cool part is he has done all this while maintaining a job for the
last 2 years, working 40+ hours a week, and is doing his Masters on his dime not ours!
Am I lucky or what?
Here is a Graduation card I made for him to go along with the FSU class ring we got him!
I can’t take credit for the card Idea…all credit goes HERE!
Very happy with how it turned out. The tie says it all, it’s my son all the way!
I cannot begin to thank Ty’s girlfriend Sandra enough for capturing such cherished moments
and doing it so well, she sure knows a thing or two about photography! Thanks Sandra!!!!
I will always need my son no matter what age I am.
My son has made me laugh, made me cry, made me proud, seen me cry,
hugged me tight, seen me fail, cheered me up, and acccepted me for who I am.
My son is a promise that I will have a FOREVER Friend!
I LOVE you TY Leppek and couldn’t possibly be more proud to call you SON!
Thanks for letting me share what I have been up to lately,
Now where are those gosh darn tissues?
Did my title get your attention? LOL
Well, over at Just Us Girls this week my good friend Sharyn is hosting
and she challenged us girls to break out the shaving cream!
If you have never made your own background paper before using this
technique your missing out! Here is a great Link from Gina K to get you started.
I had so much fun I made 6 pieces of paper in all different colors for future use!
I also want to thank Barbara Campbell for being such a wonderful Guest Designer
with us this past month! You out did yourself GIRL!
I paired this technique up with this simple and versatile Sketch over at Seize the Sketch!
Along with the Patriotic color challenge of Red, White and Blue from the Mod Squad.
A few card details:
The stamps I used for this set were a mixture of Stampin UP-Simply Stars
and the smaller stars are from a Gina K stamp set called Out West 2.
I saw this quote this week in the newspaper and loved it so much
that I decided to print it from my computer!
I made the dashes with a pen!
Now, Please head on over to Just Us Girls and check out my creative teammates
work and break out that shaving cream an ink and join us!
Then stop by the Mod Squad and Seize the Sketch too!
Hope to see you over at all these wonderful places!
Last night over at Stamp TV It was release time and I finally got to share
with everyone what I did with their newest stamp sets as a featured Guest Designer this month.
Here are each one of the Fabulous Stamp Sets and a link for you on how
to purchase them for yourself! I had such a great time working with my fellow guest designers-Judy and Karen.
The pair of you did FABULOUS, and it was so much fun working alongside you both behind the scenes these past few weeks.
I find you both so talented and funny, and am thrilled that we have become better friends! Of course, none of this would
have been possible, without the guidance of Lee Murphy the Stamp TV Design Team Member. You rock Lee!
Here we go…time for my cards!
The first set was designed by Beth Silaika.
It’s called Fleur di lis.
I really LOVE it! So versatile with great patterns!
Next, we have Debbie Corbari with another fabulous Diva! Golf Diva.
Really happy with the way this came together! So much fun to make!
Theresa Momber set coordinates well with her other Out West 2 stamp set!
This was the most challenging for me…but I wasn’t about to give up!
Now we have Rupa Shevde with this beautiful set featuring tons of
vases and florals called Flowers Bloom.
LOVE this set!
Last but certainly not least, we have Melanie Muenchinger’s set called Lots of Letters 2.
The sky is the limit for this set! A must have in your stamp collection!
Hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to the past few days!
I have really enjoyed playing with these new sets!!
If you have any questions at all please just give me a shout out!
Here are all of the sets that I featured and you can find them Here!
Hope you find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul.
Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend! I sure am!
Went to the beach today with the FAM and then we had a cook out! It was really nice!
Today’s card is for this week’s CAS(E) sketch.
It was a little different and intrigued me once again.
Those designers have been doing that a lot lately! LOL
I have been in a stars mood lately….it might have to do with Memorial Day…who knows!
This card is going to be for a Graduation party I will be attending next weekend.
I have had that silver designer paper forever, the rest was made with my cricut,
and then I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Happy Memorial Day!
I still had all the colors from my last JUGS card all over my crafting table
and a co-worker asked me to make a”Girly” College Graduation card for her…..
so what else screams Girly then; Pink and Bling!
So here is another card that goes right along with my
Hostess challenge over at Just Us Girls!
It looks very similar to some of my latest work!
Please won’t you play along…I would love if you would!
There is still time!
I am also linking this up to a new site I stumbled
upon called ABC Challenges.
They asked us to either make a Mother’s Day card or a
feminine card. I chose the latter!
It has been 16 years since my mom has passed
and I still miss her as if it was yesterday!
I don’t believe I have even made a Mother’s Day card since.
Ink: Memento-Black, Angel Pink, and Rose Bud
White cuEmbossing Powder
Stamps: Ret.-Stampin Up set-Flashy Florals
Sentiment- Dollar bin @ Michaels
Tools: Cuttelbug- SU-Embossing Folder-Sq. Lattice
Acc: ribbon, bling and Pop dots