Sunday, November 23, 2014

Weekend Warrior Projects

I was able to do a lot of crafting this weekend!  My favorite kind of weekend!  I also got to spend time with my youngest daughter going to more junk/repurposed stores which we both love. Hope you got to do some fun things too this weekend.

I have seen so many great tags lately so I decided to make one for the newest ODBD challenge (ODBDSLC218) which is to make something using 4 letters from the word "Blessings."  I used the following letters:
  • B - Blue, Branch Punch, Bow, Blessings Sentiment
  • L - Leaves
  • E - Embossing
  • S - Sentiment and Straw
  • S - Sanding and Sponging
  • I - Ink
  • N - Nestabilities
  • G - Glue (lots of it to keep that flower and twine and straw in place)

I used a sentiment from the ODBD Blessing set (a Birthday present from a sweet friend).  I am tying this tag to a candleholder to give as a hostess gift this week.  I love how it came out.

On SCS, I recommended the Inspiration Site for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend and got to play guest hostess. The site is the fun antique/repurposed item store we visited last week:  Resurrect Antiques.  Here are the cards I made for that challenge:

The above card was made using the Create a Pine Bough set from MFP and I made my rolled roses using some notebook paper my daughter wrote a rough draft a paper on.  I took the paper and coated it with a mixture of glue, TH fired brick ink, and water.  After it dried, I ran it through an embossing folder and then cut the circles I used to make the flowers.  The glue technique qualified this for a few MIX challenges on SCS too.

This card was based on a great chalkboard sign from the site - I thought it would make a great get well card.  The image is from Sassy Cheryl and is called Good Company (available at Squigglefly).

I couldn't resist playing in the SCS Mix challenge this week which was all about feathers.  I had been wanting to play with the SU! Four Feathers set I bought a few months ago.

I water-colored my bg, leaves, and feathers.  I dry embossed the bg and wet embossed the feathers ad leaves with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder.  After stamping the feathers, I cut them and distressed them.  The sentiment is from SU!   I gave this to a sweet friend who invited me to her retirement dinner last night. I sure hope she liked it.

Then I made a card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS today. The FS is Cheryl l Rowley and she has a great gallery at SCS.  I cased THIS card - I changed Cheryl's leaves to winter leaves and added some ice crystals. 

I am going to give this to another friend who is retiring (he invited me to his retirement dinner tomorrow night). 



  1. Wow! You have been busy Nancy, a wonderful collection of cards. I love the tag, it is absolutely stunning and your friend will love their retirement card, the leaves look wonderful.

  2. I am always so excited to see the cards and creations you come up with and today was no exception. I love each and every one of your items here today but I have to say the first (candle holder) is my favorite, although it was a hard decision. Your second card was so very festive and you did an outstanding job with your flowers. Love the first retirement card and that sentiment is perfect. Great water coloring on the next card. Your last has has some of the beautiful leaves I've ever seen.
    Glad you and your daughter had a nice time shopping this weekend. Enjoy the rest of the week and I wish you and your family and very Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Nancy, you sure have been busy!! All of your creations are beautiful!! I especially love the first with it's creative shape and your addition of the flower and foliage. It is so textured and has so many details to look at. Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD this week!!

  4. Oh Nancy, these are ALL breathtaking. The first one is a winner and the others are all masterpieces. So creative and inspirational.

  5. WOWSERS on ALL of these! They're all just so gorgeous - each and every one of them!!! Love the way you framed out that sentiment with the pine boughs - but then I love all of these equally as well! Fabulous!

  6. You've been busy! Adore the first one with that fabulous verse decorated up so nicely and the last one is simply fabulous with the touch of "frost" around the leaves.

  7. Weekend warrior indeed with all of these great cards! Each one looks so amazing, and I love them all, but the last one just dropped my jaw to the floor! I love the edges of those leaves! Very pretty! I hope you enjoyed that retirement dinner too!

  8. Such a gorgeous display of creative designs my friend!! I just LOVE the retirement card!! Really amazing effect on the leaves!! They're all really amazing!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  9. Wow you have been a busy girl. Your cards are amazingly beautiful. The first one is my favorite.

  10. Wow! Your projects are gorgeous! The first one is my fave!

  11. WOW! Each one of these is so different but all are fantastic! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. these are all so stunning nancy.such beautiful designs and attention to details and i have to say your candle holder is just fabulous, i love it ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. Each one of your projects is fabulous and very creative! Your tag is divine and is actually a gift all by itself!! Goodness it's gorgeous! Thanks for creating w/us Nancy at ODBD!