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Catching Up!

I haven't posted in a month, but I have been busy! 

Christmas was so fun - the Grandboys add so much pleasure to the holidays.  It was a Lego, Transformer, and Games Christmas.  I love to play with them all and they are still small enough that they let me! LOL

My highlight of the season (other than my new giant Journaling Bible) was when Grandboy #2 decided I could be something other than a decepticon when we play Transformers.  I had been regulated to playing the bad guys for a few months, but somehow made it to the good guy side.  Yay!  Another highlight was when Grandboy #1 and #3 decided that making cards with Nan was more fun than going home or to the other Grand's house.  I agree!

Here are a few of my recent projects:

So fun playing with some of the millions of cardboard boxes we had this Christmas season.  Remind self:  buy stock in whoever Amazon gets their boxes from.  Added in a few SU! chickens, some paint, and my trusty Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo (every project needs it).  I ended up putting this on a card.  The friend who received it loved it as she has chickens.

 
This one is hubby's Valentine's Day card.  I love the colors and the way all these SU! images came out.  These are some of my favoite sets and that is one of my favorite sentiments of all time. 


After a recent Splitcoaststamper,com Easel Card challenge, I can't seem to stop making them!  The left card uses my favorite new SU! set (Snow Front) and the one on the right uses DRS Designs images.

Hubby bought me these cute gnome images for Christmas and I love them!  So fun to watercolor.


I am always up for a bacon and eggs card!  Made the eggs and bacon using layers of gel medium and water colors.  Love how happy this card feels.


This is the inside of a fun birthday card/journal I made for my son-in-law.  Didn't take as long as I thought to construct it so I will making some more!!!  The next picture is the cover. 


He loved this!


I made a bunch of manly hunting cards - thinking I may try to sell them at one of the gun shows hubby sets up at.   Close to my Heart images and stencil is Altenew. 


More playing with SU! Snow Front set. 

Now you are pretty much all caught up with my creations.  I will try to get around soon and catch up on what you have been doing soon.  Thanks for coming by and visiting!

Hugz

Comments

  1. Oh wow! So glad you played catch up! All these cards are amazing! And such a joy to look at! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  2. OMG Nancy so many wonderful cards, I love those little gnomes and of course your bacon and eggs always look delicious :)

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  3. Wow! Amazing projects! Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Christmas with your grandboys, how sweet! Love the card with the eggs and bacon, fab Valentine card for your husband, and love the card/journal for your son-in-law...well done!!

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  4. WOW! WOW! WOW!!! You really HAVE been busy lately - and they're all super exceptional wonderful too. Love that card that says Eat, Sleep, Hunt! That's what they love isn't it. Cute gnomes too!!! I just love it all!
    Lynn

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  5. Wow! Lots of super projects, I especially like the birthday card/journal that you made for your son-in-law and the bacon and egg card - such a good idea.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Thanks for sharing your super-fabulous fun projects and special Christmas memories with the grandboys. I love each of them, but the made from scratch bacon and eggs is too neat. Yes, you should try to sell your cards at your hubby's booth and good luck if you do!

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  7. Wow, Nancy! You catch up with a WOWZA! Each card is so unique and gorgeous - I can't even with that chicken card! How adorable! And the softness and elegance of the purple deer winter scene is just absolutely fablous and can we talk about those bacon 'n eggs?!! So fun! I would say for sure check out the booth - you just never know unless you give it the best college try! Hugs!

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  8. What a fun array of creations you've shared with us here! I love the Santa hat on the chick, and all the projects look fabulous, but that bacon and egg card just blew me away! Love that!

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  9. Hahah! Love the bacon and eggs! They look so real - makes me hungry looking at them. Love your creativity and especially that card! Thanks for the lovely visit at my blog! You've made my day!

    Claudia xxx

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