Sunday, February 2, 2014

What else? Cards, Of Course

While I have a craft room, I use it for storage as I love to craft on my kitchen counter. Lately my counter has been full of cards and crafting supplies. Luckily, I have a really sweet husband that never says a word about it unless he gets glitter on something he has set on it - LOL! Yesterday and this morning, I made a bunch of cards so my counter was covered. I am going to share a few of those cards, but first I wanted to share a baby card I made a few months ago:


I had to wait to share it because it was part of a Squigglefly layout in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.


Here is the full layout:


They got my name right but they put Darlene Pavlick's picture instead of mine - they put her picture on her card too so it looks like we are twins. I didn't want to use my picture anyway - LOL. Darlene and I are Sister Squigglefly girls so it is all good! I can say I was published anyway! My card is made with a new image at Squigglefly by Carmen Gamble called SweetPeas (there are two darling images in the set) and the sentiment is by Elizabeta Kushner called New Baby Sentiments (there are 4 in the set).I used some lace I received from Pat Smethers many years ago, lots of green buttons, and some papers from my stash.

I made this card for the retrosketch challenge #100:


The image is by Lynne Stansbery and is called Blow Me a Kiss (also available at Squigglefly). My papers are from Mark's Finest Papers and The Paper Studio and I covered them in Stampendous embossing powder heated from underneath. Lynne's sweet image is softly colored with chalk pencils. My corner punch is an old one from SU! and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This card was made casing stamperrobin on Splitcoast Stamper (she is Queen for the Day) and using the really cool colors from the inspiration picture on Inspired By (#105) - love those colors! Robin's card is gorgeous and she used a verse stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs so I did too. I love Robin's gallery so I was excited to see she had been chosen as Queen #201. I used my new Spellbinder Die, my fav Sizzix ef, papers from SU! and Mark's Finest Papers and flowers made with dies from IO and MFT. I used punches from Martha Stewart (Crown and Branch).



Now off to figure out what fun snacks I am going to make for the football game. I just made some quick jambalaya so maybe I can get away with not making too many other things.

Hugz!

17 comments:

  1. These are stunning creations. So love the buttons with the lace on the first and the soft colouring on the second.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Such wonderful cards! I love the baby one and the last one is gorgeous with all of the embossing and flowers! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

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  3. Congrats on being published! It's so exciting to see your name in print and I can see why this gorgeous baby card was published. All of these are gorgeous creations.

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  4. Love all of the cards but OMG that baby image is something else. I have done Lynne Stansbery images. Very good artist.

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  5. Oh, wow! You're published!!!! How awesome is that. I've never tried, just thought about it
    Your cards are all just beautiful. Great work, Nancy!

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  6. What a wonderful mix of card. Great baby card, congrats on the publication, precious image of the girl and fabulously coloured, and just love the verse on the last one! Lovely rolled roses too!

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  7. Hoot-hoot, congratulations on being published, well done, and well deserved! Each of your cards are beautiful but I especially love Blow Me a Kiss, just gorgeous!

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  8. OH Nancy....congrats on your pubs..I just hate that your picture wasn't on there too!! I will have to look out for that magazine! :) And what a beautiful card that they chose! So very happy for you girlfriend! :) Bunches o' hugs to you! (See, I am getting ready for St. Paddy's Day...lol)

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  9. Congratulations on having your card published, I have this mag every month so now I can say this ismy friends card he he, all your cards are beautiful Kevin xx

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  10. Congratulations on being published. I try to get this magazine...so hope I find this one for sure. All three of your cards are just so stunning...Couldn't pick a favorite! I love all of them!

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  11. So glad you popped in today...for some reason your blog did not pull over into my feed when google reader quit! I have added you into my new feed and have had a dandy time browsing your wonderful creations! Congrats on being published! How exciting!

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  12. Your baby card is so cute and that lace is beautiful. Congratulations, on being published. That is fabulous news, my friend. I am loving your "blow me a Kiss" card, it is just adorable. I love Lynne's images. The flowers on the last card are so pretty and they really pop on the white. I have been out of town and had not idea who was queen for the day. Thanks, for the info. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

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  13. Such a wonderful selection of cards, I love the baby card - how fabulous to be published, you must be very proud.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. Look at you go, go, go! Wow! First of all, congrats on your publication! Whoo hoo! I love how sweet that little 'sweet pea' is. Aw. And the second card has such a unique image, I have not seen elsewhere, with lots of softness. The way you did the embossing stuff around the borders of the card is SO cool. I want to touch it.

    And lastly, but not least, love the dimensioned flowers on that pretty encouragement card. It's beautiful! Now, better go clean the glitter off your kitchen counter. LOL

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  15. All of these are wonderful cards as always - but a super big congrats on being published!!! How exciting :)

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  16. these are all so stunning nancy.i love your sweet baby and pretty girl and your sentiment card is fabulous.huge, huge congrats on being published too ;D

    xx coops xx

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  17. Look what I have missed!!!! Oh my goodness, congratulations on being published. I am so proud of you. That card is just super cute too. I love all the painstakingly tied little jute ties on the buttons. The "Blow Me a Kiss" is just darling. Little girl images just melt my heart anyways. Your inspirational card is very elegant too.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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