Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sympathy cards and Stamped Borders #194 Papertrey



Well, its in the last hours of the Papertrey Make-it-Monday challenge #194 Sympathy cards and stamped borders.  The sun went down so my pictures are not the best.  Any recommendations for what kind of light box to get?  Anyway the card looks so soft and feminine and soothing!  The stamps used are Words of Comfort, Fabulous Frames, Mini Blooms, Birds and Blooms and Fabulous Frames Die.




Melissa did a fabulous challenge!

Nancy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop




Hello, today is Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop and the theme is SNOW!  So I made some Christmas ornaments.  I used a glass ball and wrapped it with some material that had snowflakes and candy canes on it and used a tiny tags die with the stamps sets called Love Lives Here Holiday and Sparkle and Shine Holiday Additions and also tied a bow with some netting.





Enjoy the blog hop, thanks for looking.

Nancy

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thank You!!



 Good morning,  I want to THANK PAPERTREY INK. for randomly selecting my name for this weeks winner.  Laurie did the Make it Monday video #186 Partial Die Stamping.

This was our sunset last night. The beautiful colors in stripes!!




Thank You Papertrey ink!!

Have a great day everyone.

Nancy

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Partial Die Stamping with Papertrey




Hello, we are having a beautiful Sunday!  This morning there was a light dusting of SNOW on the ground, so pretty, white and bright, love it!!  Papertrey is having there weekly challenge #186 Partial Die Stamping by Laurie.




Stamps:  Winter Penguin
Ink:  Blueberry Sky
Die:  Tag Sale #5 and Holiday Double Cuts
Paper:  glitter, blue metallic, Stampers select white and vellum
sequins and glue dots

Have a nice day.

Nancy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop for October 2014



Today is the day for Papertrey's Blog Hop.  We are to use non-traditional Christmas colors and start our holiday packaging.  This is the color recipe I chose to use first.




The special added touches I did to this card was copics to shade the mug, glitter on the candy canes and sticks, pearls on the bow, clear sequins and pop up dots and twine.











                                                                   Supplies used:

Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas,  Bells & Boughs
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria and I did use Smokey Shadow for the sentiment.
Paper:  Stampers Select, Winter Wisteria and snowflake paper was in my treasures.
Dies:  Monthly Moments Journal Card 2, Tag Sale# 8, Candy Cane Christmas and Bells & Boughs.


I couldn't stop at one card, I had to make another.




On this card I made a pocket to add my tag with pearls, buttons, twine, pop-ups and pinking shears and felt.







                                                         Supplies used:

Stamps:  Bells & Boughs
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf and Smokey Shadow
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot Pattern, Soft stone cardstock, New Leaf cardstock, Smokey Shadow cardstock and Melissa Francis count down to Christmas paper.
Dies:  Holiday Double Cuts, Holly Jolly, Tag Sale # 7 and Bells & Boughs




I loved how the pocket turned out so I made one more card but in the tradition Christmas colors.


The special touches on this card is when I used the Holiday Double Cuts Die I put metallic green paper on the bottom layer and Holy Cow.... what a stunner, this looks so cool!!!  It didn't show up very well in the pictures but this is a must do!!  Also used felt, button, Christmas decoration, seam binding, lace, twine and a large pearl and pop-ups and pinking shears.








                                                        Supplies used:

Stamps: none
Ink:  none
Papers:  Stampers Select, Rustic Cream, Metallic green, My Mind's Eye - Joyous, Pink Paisley - Snow Village
Dies:  Holiday Double Cuts, Basic Bookmark 2

                                                         Enjoy the Blog Hop!!

Nancy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A gift....




Hello, I know it has been a long time since I last blogged, but it feels good to be crafting again.
I am entering this for the Make It Monday challenge #184 Gold Dipped Die Cuts by Danielle for Papertrey Ink and The Merry Monday Challenge #13 Silent Night.

I started by dipping the tips of the tree in glitter.  The tree die is from the set called In The Meadow.  Then I started with the Basic Bookmark 2 Die and stamped the stars from Happy Spooky Halloween with versamark and embossed with white zing.  Using spring rain, blueberry sky and enchanted evening inks I blended the colors going up on the bookmark die to have a calm look of the peaceful sky.  I also included Rustic Wreath Die and Bells and Boughs Stamp set and Die.




Next, I used the Wine Bottle Tag Die doing the same technique.  I think using the blues and white color with the stars is very calming and that was the challenge for Merry Monday, Silent Night.




Here is a close up of the technique, dipping the edges in glitter.




Well it has been a joy stamping again.  See you soon.

Nancy

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Anniversary!


Good morning :)  this card was made for my brother Richard and his wife Marie.  They were married 37 years ago, yesterday!  Happy Anniversary!
 


Below I made a few Easter treats to give to some loved ones.  Inside the treat box I also made a tag with the bunny on it, and added some chocolates.  I wish I would have remember to take a picture of the tags.



I used Papertrey products.

Have a wonderful day!
Nancy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Layering dye and pigment inks....



Hello, this card I am entering in the Papertrey's Make it Monday challenge #152.  The challenge is layering dye and pigment inks.  Here I used color box frost white pigment ink for the stripes, layered on top is aqua mist, berry sorbet and smokey shadow dye inks.  The stamp sets used are Fancy Flourishes, Cupid's Arrow, Background Super Stripes and Happy For You.




Have a great day!

Nancy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Serendipity #28 challenge







Hello everyone!  Over on Serendipity's blog is a challenge and the challenge is to add sheet music or news print to your project.  I just received my owl dies in the mail and couldn't wait to use them.  For the solid owl I used my news print pattern paper and white cardstock for the owl that is on top.  Just look at all that detail in that owl, it is just gorgeous!  For the eyes I used pink sequins and orange enamel dots.  I also used pop up dots to raise the owl off the paper.

Have a good night!

Nancy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Papertrey's 7th Anniversary Day 5



Papertrey's 7th year Anniversary!!!  The challenge is to make a birthday card and to take a picture of you holding the birthday card. I used all of Papertrey's products except the sequins.  CONGRATULATIONS PAPERTREY ON 7 WONDERFUL YEARS!!!  I found Papertrey the end of the year in 2009 and have loved them ever since!!  Can't wait to see your picture:)




Have a great weekend!

Nancy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Day 2



Papertrey challenges Day 2.  FREE printables over on Nichole's blog, check it out!!  I chose to use Heather's printable, but there are so many pretty ones to choose from.




Have a great day!

Nancy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Papertrey Ink's 7th year anniversary challenge


 Papertrey Ink's 7TH Anniversary, can you believe it?  Its been seven years, time flies by when you are having FUN!!!  There is going to be many challenges, so go on over to Nichole's blog to get the details.
Have a FUN day!!

Nancy

Friday, January 24, 2014

Festive Friday's Challenge



    Festive Friday's are having there first challenge of the New Year.  The above photo is are inspiration piece.  What inspired me was of course the red and the barn boards and the wreath hanging above the door.  It is hard to see on my card that the wreath is all embossed with Zing, colors are rouge, rose, leaf and white.  The wreath comes from the stamp set Birds and Blooms.  The sign is also embossed and the stamp set and die is Bountiful Banners and the sentiment is from Peaceful Pinecones.




Happy Day!

Nancy

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Papertrey #149 Glitter Embellishments


Hello, Papertrey is having a Make it Monday challenge it is #149 Glitter Embellishments.  I used the seed packet die with vellum and heat embossed with Zing rose using the Lace Bouquet stamp set.  My glittered embellishments are Wonderful Words Love die and Cupids Arrow die.
 


I die cut the top of my tag using tag sale #6 leaving the bottom longer so it fit better in the pocket.  The love story sentiment is from Sending My Love stamp set and the hearts are from the cover plate hearts die.



My background is a page from a gardening book with Autumn Rose and Simply Chartreuse  and Harvest Gold ink rubbed on.  One of the things I think I should have done was add some stitching around my background page, next time. :)




This bottom picture is the same except I used Simply Chartreuse paper as a background color instead of Sweet Blush.



Thanks for looking and I love to hear your sweet comments, thank you!

Have a great day!

Nancy

Monday, January 6, 2014

Guest Designer at the Shabby Tea Room!



WOW!  I have the pleasure of being a guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room this week!  I was so thrilled when I found out that I won the challenge and the fabulous prize from Bugaboo Stamps.  This weeks challenge is amazing!  It is challenge #200  'So Romantic' create a card/project and include roses.  I just love the inspirational photo! I just had to make more than one.  Hope to see you all in The Shabby Tea Room!





Have a fantastic day!
Nancy