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KEEPING CHRISTMAS March 2020 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  It is the 25th of the month and that means different designers share different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a head start on your holiday cards and tags for the coming Christmas.  All of the designers have projects to share with you today and we will start with Kelly Lunceford who is the creator of Keeping Christmas!

Kelly Lunceford

Vicki Finger

Claire Broadwater

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

                                                                  Nancy Guse (you are here)

Marybeth Lopez

Nancy Penir

Carol Hintermeier



For my project today I made 4 cards using the stamps and dies from The Greetery.  First off I used the frosty flakes stencil with pure poppy ink on white cardstock for the background.  I used winter sketches stamp and die to  form a wreath.  At the end of this post I have some pictures and will show you how I made the wreath. Next I die cut two fit to be tied bows and glued them together for …

KEEPING CHRISTMAS INSPIRATIONAL FEBRUARY BLOG HOP 2020!!!

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Hello and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  It is the 25th of the month and that means different designers share different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a head start on your holiday cards and tags for the coming Christmas.  All of the designers have projects to share with you today and we will start with Kelly Lunceford who is the creator of Keeping Christmas.

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

Vicki Finger

Claire Broadwater

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

                                                            Nancy Guse ( you are here)

Marybeth Lopez

Nancy Penir

Carol Hintermeier

I decided to start with the frosty flake stencil by The Greetery, using two different colors of ink, for each card, blueberry sky and hawaiian shores.  On the rest of the cards I did a different layout but used the same products and colors.




Winter Woods by Papertrey is where this cardinal came from.  I stamped him using pure poppy ink and versafine black ink with clear embossing powder. …

KEEPING CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP JANUARY 2020!!!

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Hello!  It is the 25th of the month and I have 2 Christmas cards but 1 design for you today on my blog for our monthly Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  Kelly Lunceford started this years ago where different designers share different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a head start on your holiday cards, tags and projects for the coming Christmas.

All of the designers have projects to share with you today.  We are excited to have 3 new members this year!!  Here are all of the designers:

Kelly Lunceford(Creator)

Vicki Finger
Claire Broadwater
Lori Tecler
Nance Salkeld
Nina Forsyth
Nancy Guse
Marybeth Lopez
Nancy Penir
Carol Hintermeier
Now on to my cards.




I started out with new leaf card stock making that into my A2 card base, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Then I die cut the bold borders: flurries die in white card stock using a shim to get all of the pieces cut out.


KEEPING CHRISTMAS November 2019 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Hello friends and welcome to the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  Christmas is right around the corner and I have started to decorate our home with all the Christmas goodies!  It is always a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so much that I want to do and not enough time to get things done.  Doing the Keeping Christmas blog hop has helped me to get some cards and gifts done for Christmas, so thankful for that!

As most of you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator of Keeping Christmas.  Once a month the ladies on the team put together a card or a project to give you some inspiration on the 25th of each month during the blog hop.

I hope you enjoy these cards that I have made.




This first card that I  made uses some stamps and dies from The Greetery (the crimped frame die, frosty flakes stencil, with love at Christmas stamp and die).




The wreath card below is made using Papertrey Ink products ( deck the halls stamp and die, monthly moments journal card 7 die, and silver white winters…

Scrapbook for Leon, October 2019

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Happy Halloween!  I thought it would be nice for Leon our first grandson to have a small book of pictures.  He was just 8 months old in October.

 For the cover and pages I used the front and center die from Papertrey.




For the stickers I used the Carta Bella, Hello Fall Collection.  The numbers and letters came from Book Print Alphabet and Block Alphabet upper die, both by Papertrey.




I would like to place a picture of Leon in the white area, there I used the crimped frame die from the Greetery and matted it with dark chocolate card stock. All the tags are used with the die Tag Sale #6 die.  On one side I used a sticker and the other side is blank to do some journaling.  On the first and second page you can see that the tag slides from the top underneath the crimped frame die.






I am sorry to say I can not find the name of the stamp set that I used for those cute branches that I stamped on all the pages.




I did punch 3 holes in the bottom of the pages and then used twine to hold them toge…

KEEPING CHRISTMAS October 2019 Inspirational Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the KEEPING CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP!!!  It is October 25th and a group of us girls love to give you some inspiration to get you started on your Christmas cards and projects.  As you know Kelly Lunceford is the creator of Keeping Christmas!  Please stop by and visit the amazing team!
Kelly Lunceford (creator)
Anita Madden
Broni Holcombe
Claire Broadwater
Julee Tilman
Kim Heggins
Lori Tecler
Nance Salkeld
Nina Forsyth
Vicki Finger
Nancy Guse (you are here)
I have recently purchased the Taylored Expressions blender brushes and I could not wait to give them a try!  I have made 3 cards for today using those brushes.

Like everyone has said these brushes truly are amazing and amazingly SOFT to the touch!




To start out I used the Bold Borders: Yuletide die. I placed the die cut on white card stock and began to use the brushes, gently brushing on vintage Jadeite ink over the top of the die. I gently removed the die and glittered  the white space that was left behind.  Using silver glitte…