Friday, December 13, 2013

Serendipity's Sweet Chickadees



Good morning,
Wow, for some reason I had a tough time with picking out a shape to use for this card.  The challenge was shaped cards by Serendipity Stamps #25.  But at the end I couldn't resist using Spellbinders circle die and the beautiful Chickadees by Serendipity.  The card is the same just different backgrounds.





Have a Merry day!
Nancy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shabby Tea Room



Good morning, The Shabby Tea Room is having week #195 challenge.  The challenge is to create a card or project that is inspired by the photo above and to include a tag.  The tag on my card is made with corrugated cardboard painted white and sanded.  I used Tag Sale #5 die.  I die cut my snowflake with vellum paper using Fancy Flakes die from PTI.  Added a scrunchy seam binding bow with a snowflake and some sequins.





Have a great day!
Nancy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sweetest Christmas



Good morning, I am joining in on two challenges today the first one is The Shabby Tea Room week #194, Christmas is Coming. You need to include red, white and brown.

The second challenge is Festive Fridays and this challenge is the last one of the year.  I chose to include a candy cane on my project.




This card was so much fun to make, I used the Candy Cane stamp set, limitless layers, tag sale #6 and Confetti Garland all from PTI.  Embossing powder brown sugar and rose but also on the candy cane I used glitter.



Happy Holidays!
Nancy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Children everywhere..... what fun!


It is so sweet of you to stop by, I know everyone is so busy this time of year.  My favorite time of year.  I thought the children's theme was perfect for this challenge.  Festive Fridays is having their last challenge of the year, so don't miss out!


Happy Holidays!
Nancy

Friday, November 22, 2013

Serendipity Stamps



Hello, Serendipity Stamps are having a gifts and tags challenge #24.  Everyone needs tags this time of year so go on over and join in on the fun!  Today I used the Chickadees and Winter Farm stamps, they are SO beautiful! I need to go and make some more.

Have a good day!

Nancy

Monday, November 11, 2013

Serendipity's Chickadees



Good morning, I am entering this in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge #23, use up those scraps!  I chose to use these adorable little Chickadees with my left over paper.  I colored them with my copic, they are very soft looking.




Have a nice day!

Nancy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stamped Square Frames



Hello everyone!  This week's technique for Papertrey is Stamped Square Frames #139.  The frame used here is Boutique Borders:  Birthday.  The poinsettia is from the stamp set Christmas Poinsettia and the sentiment is from Peaceful Pinecones. 





Have a good day!

Nancy

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A joyful wreath



Good morning, This week's technique for Festive Friday is to do a project that includes a wreath.  Papertrey also has a challenge #138 inlaid die cuts.  I started with tag sale #4 die and stamped with versamark a pinecone from Peaceful Pinecones stamp set in a circle to make a wreath and used white embossing powder on top. I die cut using the One Lines Die the word Joy and inlaid it in the red plaid paper on the lower half of the card.  Also using the Holly Jolly Die with some red bling. 




Below are some close-up shots.






Have a great day!

Nancy

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shabby Tea Room Challenge



Happy Halloween!!  At the Shabby Tea Room they are having their challenge week #190 Pumpkin Spice.  All you need to do is make a card with a pumpkin and some glitter.




My daughters school let all the kids dress up for Halloween today.  Hopefully she won't scare too many :)




Have a spooky Halloween.

Nancy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christmas Joy



This card is for Papertrey's Make it Monday #138 Inlaid Die Cuts Challenge.  I love this challenge.   I have seen this done a lot and have always wanted to try it and Betsy has made it easy.




I used the rustic wreath die and did the inlay on the outside of the wreath only.  I embossed in white, used copics and glitter. The Confetti Garland on the bottom of the card is also inlaid.  Using pure poppy ink I stamped the Polka Dot Parade tree on kraft card stock placing it in the center of the wreath.

Have a nice day!

Nancy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey's October Blog Hop!

 Hello, Papertrey is having their blog hop and we are to make tags.  The base of the tag is Tag Sale Die #1. The back of the tag I used the stamp set Love Lives Here Holiday.
 The roof is from the Banner Borders Die, chipboard,  painted and glittered.
 Also used Tremendous Tags stamped with a saying from Christmas Poinsettia.
 And lastly, The Heart Border Die with pearls, a button with bakers twine and seam binding with a flower.
 The paper is from Melissa Frances.
Have a great time enjoying the hop.

Nancy

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Love,


Good morning,





Have a great day!

Nancy

Monday, April 22, 2013

Perfect Pearls #113 MIM



Good morning, Papertrey Make it Monday #113  Perfect Pearls.  Same card, colors change when you tilt it. Stamp sets are Watercolor Wonder and Stylish Sentiments.



Have a nice day.

Nancy

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Quick Cards


Hello, I made a few quick cards.  The stamp sets I used are Birds in Bloom, Bells and Bows, Wonderful Words Birthday and Happy For You with the coordinating dies.



 And the inside.








Have a nice day.

Nancy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Make-it-Monday #111 Watercoloring Embossed Images






Hello everyone, I always want to play along with Papertrey Ink, Make-it-Monday challenge but don't always find the time.  I guess today is my lucky day.  The challenge was watercoloring embossed images with Heather #111.  I have started to rethink on how much I want to put onto my card or how much I want to pay for postage. Last month release helped me change things a bit, that was a great release for me.  I have started to make simpler cards.  I have always loved all the buttons, bows, pearls, lace everything on the cards but now that I have changed, things got a lot easier.  The cards don't take as long to make, I don't have to worry about how bulky the card is for postage.  It does feel a little plain but it is growing on me.

I started out with the stamp set by Maile called Birthday Style.  I embossed the bubbles with white embossing powder and used Hibiscus Burst and Harvest Gold ink for a watercolor effect. I die cut the banner and again by Maile used the Bountiful Banners stamp set.

Have a really great day and I wish for warmer weather for everyone!

Nancy

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy Wedding Day



Hello,
Just a quick card I made using Quilled Elegance and glossy accents.







Have a great day!

Nancy

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shabby Tea Room #158



Good morning,

I decided to enter this card in the Shabby Tea Room challenge.  The challenge was 'Anything Goes' week #158.
Have a good day.

Nancy

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Serendipity challenge SSCB#6 - anything goes



Hello, Serendipity is having a challenge.  The challenge is ANYTHING GOES, SSCB#6.  Choose a favorite Serendipity stamp and design a card or project. With Easter coming soon, I decided to use the Chick w/Tulip stamp. This baby chick is so sweet!  I left him uncolored to have him stand out from the background.  The sentiment is also from Serendipity.  Stop by their blog and check out the challenge.




Have a good night.  We just got dumped on about 12 to 14 inches of snow!  Spring where are you when I need you.

Nancy

Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey's February Blog Hop




Good morning, over at Papertrey they are having their monthly blog hop.  Anyone can join in on the fun!  We are asked to do a monogram.  I used the new released stamp set this month which is called Cutting Garden, so much fun to work with.




Enjoy your day.

Nancy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Papertrey Ink challenge, celebrating 6 years


Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 6 year Anniversary.  Today's challenge is a popular sketch challenge, you can choose from 5 different sketches.  I chose number 5.



The stamps that I chose to use was Funky Florals, Framed Out #11 and Happy Day.  I used glitter on the hearts for extra sparkle.


Have a good night.

Nancy