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A Wreath, Snow, and some Flowers

In Alabama, they are breaking up the hunting season. You get to hunt for a few weeks, then you stop, then you start again - I think that happens 3 times. Hubby was gone all weekend and I am not a big Black Friday shopper so I got to play on the kitchen counter!

My favorite card I made was for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The site was Sur La Table and I cased THIS lovely wreath. I used my fav MFP stamp set - Create with Pine Boughs, plus a MS leaf and branch punch. I stole more stuff off of one of hubby's flower arrangements too (he told someone the other day that I use to do this but he has no clue that I still do - LOL!). I made the wood look bg by taking a piece of old SU! dp (it was green with red flowers - seriously) - and I ran it through the SU! wood ef, then drug my SU! chocolate chip stamp pad across it, then I took some MS White Metal Primer and dipped a paper towel in it and drug it down the paper in straight lines - I love how it came out and the paper totally changed!

Next, I played in the MIX challenge on SCS and the MIX concept was snowy scenes:

Lastly, I had the great honor of being the Featured Stamper on SCS this week and I cased one of my own cards. I didn't post it but I cased THIS card.

Hope you had a great weekend! I gained three lbs!!!!!



  1. These are all wonderful cards, but I have to say your first card is spectacular. I can't get over how life like it looks. Great job on all. Enjoy your day.

  2. So sorry I have missed so many beautiful and wonderful creations! Today's wreath is amazing! Thank you for your kind words of support, your thoughtfulness help to lift me up during this difficult time.

  3. Hi, Nancy! Your blog was my first stop this morning, and I must say, WOWOW! My eyes danced over your projects - and I ended up pinning each one. They are gorgeous! I admire the painstaking time you used in creating that magnificent wreath! My fumble fingers would not be happy at all with that project, but you made it so gorgeous - truly! All those lovely textures - and I want to steal those tiny berries, too! Good thing I'm not around, or I'd be stealing plenty from your hubby's arrangements! Love what you did with the printed SU paper.

    Nancy, how did you create that fabulous white texture in the pine branches? I love the image, and the white looks like icy snow! Beautifully done! Your red flowers are also pretty (I ended up pinning your green card as well LOL) Thanks for a great morning of inspiration, Miss Nancy! hugs, de

  4. All are so beautiful! I love the look of the "wood" background with the wreath and the way you made it is sensational! Just gorgeous.

  5. WOW!! I am really loving the inspiration on your post today Nancy!! What a gorgeous wreath design, but I really love each card here!! There is something special about every one of them my friend!! (I would need to write a book to tell you!! LOL!) Thanks for sharing these lovely creations! HUGS

  6. Four gorgeous cards Nancy, your wreath is absolutely stunning, I love the wood effect background. You have created a fabulous winter scene and your pine branches are wonderful. Your final card is beautiful as well - so different from the others, congratulations on being featured stamper on SCS this week.

  7. WOW Nancy, all of these are awesome! I love how you changed the paper to such a cool looking background. This idea will give life to lots of ugly papers in my stash :-)

  8. Gasp! That wreath card is magnificent! It must have taken hours to assemble it after cutting, but it's just gorgeous! All of your cards are amazing, but I keep scrolling back to the first one in total awe!! Beautiful cards!

  9. Wow! Such beautiful and amazing cards! I especially like the wreath card that you created! Congrats on being featured Stamper! You certainly deserved that honor! I hope I can find some time to try and case one of your cards...It would be a definite challenge for me...because your cards are so awesome.

  10. oh wow these are all so stunning nancy.your winter wreath card really steals the show though, its fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Oooh what stunning creations they are superb,the wreath is so

  12. Awww look at that wreath-wow Nancy that is so beautiful. Love the texture on that pine branch. It does look so much like snow. The Santa Sleigh and Reindeer is so sweet. That scene is darling. The flower card is a bright spot on an otherwise frosty cold winter day. May the lord bless you and keep you. Miss you and sending my love.

  13. Wonderful mix of cards. ADORE the first one!

  14. WOW you have been busy I love them all but what i will remember are tose gorgeous flowers......Lis


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