March 29, 2013

Playing in Paradise #110

Another Friday is here and a long weekend too boot and we have a new Playing in Paradise challenge for you, I am the hostess this week and the challenge is to use embellishments. I don’t know about you, but I have enough embellishments in my stash that I could bling out the whole Grand Canyon.  

I will admit, I lean more to the use ‘a little’ when it comes to embellishments. I have tried to do one of those stunning creations that has multiple flowers, poofy bows and pins, but I just don’t seem to have the knack for it. I am happy with brads, gems and the occasional flower and I do love my foam tape and that has to count for something :).
My brother loves to fish, so of course I wanted to make something Fishy for his birthday. I started with the focal image and offset it, I added multiple layers  to create a frame of sorts. I used an embossing folder to add some texture to some corner pieces then popped them up with foam tape. I finished with some candy dots and twine.
Stop by the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog to see what the challenge team has created, play along with the challenge and you will be eligible to win a prize.


  1. Good morning Nina:)
    I LOVE your cards!! I know that some of those fancy cards you mentioned here are wonderful to look at..but most of us don't have the time to do all of that on every card we make.:)I know if I tried to do that on my cards..the recipient wouldn't get them until the following year.LOL You make BEAUTIFUL cards that I for so happy about.I have gotten great inspiration from them and used your ideas on several.Not copy but used your ideas.KWIM? Thanks so much for sharing with us.:)

    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back.It's those busy times that keep me from it.:)


  2. Cute little boy card. Thank you for all you do on this team Nina. Keep smiling and creating

  3. You might lean more towards using "less" Nina, but you create magic with your style. You know how to get the best impact with your embellishing. I love the photo corners and the string with the candy dots! Awesome card, and one LUCKY brother!

  4. Beautiful card Nina and I know your brother loved it ....everyone loves their Nina cards. Love the stamp you used here....might have to try this challenge. Thanks for sharing.


  5. A fantastic masculine card - I always find these so hard, and you make them look so easy. Love the Peanuts image and the neutral palette. The embossing and foam add wonderful dimension. Fun challenge :)

    Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs, Dawn

  6. Fantastic card, Nina!! My son LOVES Peanuts and would really love this!!

  7. This is just sweet, Nina! I love that awesome Peanuts stamp :)