March 28, 2020

Wood Grain Birthday

Woodgrain wishes for my post this morning. I cut the base panel then added a layer of brown cardstock, I did the same to each of the woodgrain pieces as well. 

I stamped and layered the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some black half pearls.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, pearl.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 27, 2020

Today is all about YOU!

It's just peachy for today, or maybe a slight bit darker. The photo is a little darker then what the card looks like in real-time.

I am digging deep into my cardmaking supplies and loving it. I pulled out a pad of Authentique paper and saw this layout on Facebook and used it as inspiration.


I cut out the bottom panel and added a layer of brown cardstock. I then die cut each square with stitched squares then added a layer of brown cardstock. 

I used a backside of one of the designer papers that had a light print on it and die cut it with a stitched rectangle then stamped the sentiment. I finished with some glittery Nuvo drops.

Supplies: Cream and white cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Penny Black - Special Sentiments, Nuvo Drops.

Cheers,
Nina

March 26, 2020

Birthday Wishes

Hello lovely layers with your stitched edges... I pulled out some pretty papers from Moda Scrap and my stitched rectangles and just started to die-cut, starting at the largest die-cut and working my way down each size with a different pattern of paper.

I added a layer of brown cardstock to each layer. The sentiment is popped up with foam tape and I finished with some small clear dots.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Simon Says Stamp - Simple Sentiments and stitched rectangles, clear drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas March 2020 - Simple Merry Christmas

Good Morning all, welcome to the March Keeping Christmas Blog Hop. 




I love this adorable designer paper, the pattern is an elegant wintry scene. I used stitched rectangles to die cut the specific area on the paper I wanted. I added in a layer of ready for a festive feel. 

I stamped the sentiment in red as well. The card is finished with sequins. At some point, I will use the rest of this page for some small tags.




Supplies: White and Black Cardstock, Designer Paper - unknown, sequins.

Follow along with the other crafters in the Blog Hop, there is lots of wonderful inspiration to explore.

March 24, 2020

Happy Happy Birthday

When I look at my rather robust collection of stamps  I find it interesting that there are often a few stamps sets that I reach for over and over. This set from Papertray ink is one of them.

This week I am going to stick with a Happy Birthday theme, tomorrow being the exception as it is Keeping Christmas.

I used the sketch from Cas(E) this Sketch #363, I was looking for inspiration and this sketch worked for me even though the challenge was over.



I cut each of the pieces of patterned paper, then adhered them to a piece of black foam tape. The larger top panel has a layer of foam tape to pop it up. I heat embossed the sentiment, added a layer of black cardstock and foam tape.

I finished the card with some Doodlebug dots. I have a ton of these in my embellishment drawer and certainly don't use them enough.. hmm maybe another goal of the week.


I am building up quite the stash of cards, sadly someone might get an Easter card sometime this fall. I was talking to a friend the other day, she said she was not sending out cards because someone told her they did not want to receive mail due to Covid. Understandable but sad for us paper crafters when sending cards is what we like to do to share our paper hugs. So my stash will grow and I am ok with that.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Brutus Monroe, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, Doodlebug dots.

Stay Healthy, get crafty,
Nina

March 23, 2020

Ho Ho Ho

I have another easy layout for my being Merry on a Monday card this morning. I wanted to use the top panel and then paired it with a plaid panel and a thin strip all from the same paper family. 

I layered each panel with black cardstock. The top panel has a layer of foam tape.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photo Play. 

Cheers,
Nina

March 22, 2020

Happy Spring

Good Evening, I am a little lazy with my posting today - it was a quiet low key kinda day. I used my stitched squares to die cut a couple of panel from patterned paper, then added a layer of brown cardstock to each panel. 

The top panel and sentiment panel are both popped up with foam tape. I pulled out my rarely use Stickles and added some glitter drops.



Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, The Stamps of Life - bunnyforEaster, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Squares, Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 21, 2020

Blooming with blessings

Good Morning, it is a beautiful day outside my door and I am going to get out for a walk and enjoy.

I made this soft pretty card this morning and hope to get some more craft time when I come back in. These papers from Moda Scrap are so soft and pretty I thought them to be perfect for a spring or Easter card.

I used simple layers to showcase the papers, two panels backed with blue cardstock. The sentiment is layered as well and also popped up with foam tape. I finished with some spring coloured sequins.


Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Papertrey Ink - Spring Hills, sequins.

I have been trying to get out to enjoy the sunshine each day while it is here. I thought I would post a few pictures.



Even toys are self-isolating, this is a random toy sitting in the middle of the wooded area in a local park.



I love my city and my island, it is such a beautiful place. These are from the local park, where most of the wise people are keeping an airplane arms distance but there is still a large number of people gathering in groups which is scary.



Social distancing and washing your hands... its a thing, do it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 20, 2020

Happy Easter

Good Morning - I am not sure what happened with Monday's post it looks like Blogger has a misfire on the scheduled post.

I have another Retro style Easter card for my post today.

Each panel has a layer of turquoise cardstock, the top panel and sentiment is popped up with foam tape.



Supplies: White and turquoise cardstock, Designer Paper - Brutus Monroe, Simon Says Stamp - Some Bunny, clear drops.

Thanks for stopping by,Nina

March 19, 2020

Easter Blessings

More Easter Blessing today. I am loving all the signs of spring out my front door, the Magnolia tree is getting ready to bloom, cherry blossoms are lining the streets and daffodils and crocuses are in abundance. We have had full-on stunning sun for the last couple of day and it is glorious.

This card is super easy, I used Stitched rectangles to die cut the panels. I fussy cut the Easter egg and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment also has a layer of foam tape.




Stay healthy everyone and thanks for visiting,
Nina