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, 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’
Hi Friends, I promise this will be the last card using my new Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up from MFT! Well, at least for a little while…I do have an Anniversary on the Horizon….LOL. I am entering this card in two challenges: The Verve’s Blog Inspiration Challenge and the Pink Elephant’s Be My Valentine challenge. As soon as I saw the X’s and O’s on the Verve challenge photo I knew I wanted to incorporate my Verve Die Cut and coordinating Stamp Set called You and I along with my MFT Fluttering Hearts die. It just so happens that my heart border punch die is Verve as well. My paper is from Stampin Up and Recollections.
Thanks for sticking with me through all these Valentine cards! I promise that on Saturday I will have something so different and totally unrelated to Hearts! 🙂 Take care, Nanc’
Hello Again, Yes this card is very similar to a previous post of a week or so ago, but I am hooked on this awesome heart template from MFT what can I say. I also wanted to sneak in under the wire and link up to the challenge going on at Curtain Call. I do not own any kissing stamps, however my card was inspired by the colors of the banners in the photo! Lights and darks combined. Here is a little bit about this die. The Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up is a beautiful and inventive Die-namics that will cut a four by six grid of hearts, leaving the centerlines intact. It is so much fun and I am so glad I got it! The letters were cut out on my Big Shot using dies from SU. The small hearts are made with a punch.
Hope you have a wonderful day and just a warning you may see this die cut once or twice again! 😉
Hi Friends, I have decided that I LOVE making Valentine cards! I wish I would have started making these at least a month ago. I don’t know if it’s the colors, the sentiments, or the hearts… whatever it is I am hooked! As soon as I saw the February challenge over at the Verve Blog, I knew I would be partaking a few times at least! On this particular card I did not use Verve Stamps, however that is okay with them…I Love that about them! I have had both the scalloped circle and the heart laying on my studio desk for quite sometime and decided that would be a good starting point. The background was made with these really cool heart stamps that I have had forever! I am so sorry, but I have no idea who makes them as I have taken them out of the package and put them in a CD case. I know I got them at Michaels so they maybe Recollections. There is 6 of them and they all have a different pattern. In hindsight I wish I would have stamped them in a color pattern, rather then the way I did. Oh well! The bow was made with the SU bow punch. The victorian edges down the tops and sides of the card seems to be “My thing” and I do that with my Fiskars cutter. The I love you sentiment is from Recollections and the inside reads… with all of my heart. I added some sparkly hearts and stars and I was done! A very quick card for me! Go and check out all the talent over at The Verve Blog…you won’t be disappointed, rest assure!
Until tomorrow…I am off to make more Valentines since it’s raining cats and dogs at the moment. Nanc’
Hello Friend, It’s February and Cheryl has the perfect word for you this week over at Just Us Girls. Yes the word is LOVE! This can be interpreted in a variety of different cards and or projects so don’t think you have to make a valentine like I did. Yours just needs to represent LOVE in one way or another. I think I am the only one on the DT that didn’t put the word LOVE directly on my card, however I have done that in my last two posts and I think you have seen enough of that word for a week at least…wink wink!
The embossing folder is SU and the sentiment and arrow is from recollections …I do believe.
I am also entering this over at the Muse Challenge where my buddy Vicki is the star Muse. She is so versatile…she tries everything!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! My son is home for a wedding for a couple of days so momma is happy….even if he’s not home all that much and I’ll just have to watch him sleep. 😉 Nanc’
Happy Monday, Hope you had a great weekend. I have another card for you today using a “NEW to ME” item from MFT that I have wanted forever and finally got! They have been out of stock for a while now and I was thrilled to seem them back! It’s the rectangle stitched dies that everyone else has had forever. I know you are probably thinking that they are not that exciting, but they are to me!! Even my hubby thought I was crazy to be this excited about them. He’s like….” That’s it, that is all they do?” Oh well, it’s the little things right? I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I knew I wanted to join in the fun. I came across this paper and I thought it mimicked the stripes perfectly! Also, I warned you a few days ago that you will be seeing a lot of these SU letter dies….and here they are again! I staggered two pieces of cardstock to match the sketch and a scalloped SU punch. Then I used some alphabet stamps to stamp the YOU and some pop dots!
Thanks for stopping by, it truly makes my day! Nanc’
Hi Friends, Over at the Card Concept they have a great photo inspiration challenge going on. I LOVE making cards with Hearts on them no matter whether they are Valentine, Anniversary or what not, so I wanted to make sure I found sometime to play along. Plus, I got the coolest die-cut ever in the mail on Friday from My Favorite Things and I was so excited to use it. I think it is AWESOME!!!! Here is a little bit about it. The Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up is a beautiful and inventive Die-namics that will cut a four by six grid of hearts, leaving the centerlines intact. This design allows you to gently bend up each side of the heart to reveal pops of color that are layered underneath. Whoever thought of this is BRILLIANT I say! I also got another goodie that I will show to you soon. It’s new to me, but been around blogland for ages. I have linked the die up for you if you want to have a look. I also have used my Stampin UP letter dies again. Warning, you will be seeing these A LOT…A LOT. I am addicted what can I say! The inside sentiment is stamped with a Heidiswap stamp I picked up at Michaels last week. I LOVE it too.
My card style for this one is Clean and Layered for sure!
Here is the inside of the card!
Have a fabulous day~ Nanc’