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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Golfer Birthday

I found him laying on my craft table and wanted to get him on a card before he totally disappeared! (stuff laying around tends to do that you know) Just a quick card for the golfer in your life. Until Next Post Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 30, 2009

For the Grad

The little bear is the perfect 'grad'! His cap & nose are embossed with black embossing powder. I rolled the background with the diploma wheel (retired); made the little diploma attached with crystal effects. I had to use the new punch I bought. I keep forgetting it! Hope you like him. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 29, 2009

Coffee Break

I made this for a friend of mine as a little thank you gift. The pouch holds the Nestle Instant Coffee Pouches. They are about $1. I used Parisian Breeze Designer Paper and the Butterflys from the Big Shot Die. Little pearls accent his body. The stamp set is Matchbox Messages stamped in Chocolate Chip. It really makes a cute gift. The top closure is a Top Note. Thanks for stopping by. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 28, 2009

To Have & Hold

Some of my customers wanted to see some wedding cards! I thought this was quite simple but elegant. Picture it in So Saffron; Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pink Piroquette & Almost Amethyst (pictured here). Will include this one in my June Stamp-A-Stack. Any designer paper with a pretty soft color would do or something to match the wedding theme. Very little coloring but just enough. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


These are the colors LNS had as a challenge but I did not get this one finished quick enough. Anyway I cut the celebrate from the Big Shot matchbox die. The flower is from Bloomin' Beautiful colored with ink & the blender pen on Shimmering White paper. Cardstock is Old Olive and Rose Red, Kraft; Top Note (SU Die) is Good Morning Sunshine. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave some comments! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Credit Limits!!!

This is another stamp a friend let me borrow. They are so cute. I used Summer Picnic Designer Paper with Real Red & Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I did however add a blue button under the single red button on the left side. It just looked like it needed something there. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 25, 2009

Froggie Flip Album

The colors are so bright and cheerful! Made this from the Hoppy Memories Scrappin' Kit. Only used 1/2 so great for a class! It is Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Tempting Turquoise. I left the mats loose so you put photos and there is plenty of room for journaling. Great for a school event memory, child's birthday, camping outing, etc. Hope you like it. You've gotta love those kits. You have oodles of stickers & lots of paper. Great for making lots and lots of cards, mini albums and of course, scrapbooking! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrapping

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Carriage

Isn't this the cutest thing? Saw it today on Elizabeth Miller's Blog. I used the Designer Paper from Sale-A-Brations; wheels are 1 1/4" and 1" circles with tiny hearts. The handle is from the Swirl Sizzlet Die Cut (SU). Thanks, Elizabeth for sharing. Until next post, Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'

My First 2 RAK's EVER

I was so happy when I opened my mailbox and rec my first TWO RAK’s (Random Act of Kindness). Thank you so much Bethany & Susan! Sadly Bethany’s was caught in the ‘canceller’ machine at the post office and torn almost in half but I still cherish it! Scotch Tape works wonders! (Bethany-Card 1 – Susan – Card 2). Thank you again! Late Night Stampers had a Challenge to send random RAK's picked from the membership list. So far I have received two. What a great idea, Sandi MacIver! Keeps fellow stampers in touch! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Watercolor Roses

I'm sure you have seen these everywhere so had to try it. You stamp the flower on Shimmer White (SU) then emboss in white. Spray the paper with water until it is soaked. Using reinkers and your blender pen drop a little ink on each petal mixing them. Let it dry and Voila' a beautiful rose. I used Summer Sun, Regal Rose & Pink Piroquette. The card is made using Regal Rose Cardstock matted with Summer Sun. Leaves are from the Big Shot leaf die. Certainly celery ribbon. They are so soft and real looking. They are mounted using large SU 'snot dots' but they still have the 3D effect. I saw a card similar to this on Eileen LeFevre's Blog. Until next post Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 22, 2009

Forest Friends 3D

This little 3D Card was made using the color Challenge#20 - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red & Kraft. This card folds flat so it fits in a regular envelope. Cut 2 - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 pieces of cardstock and score on each short side 1/2" and 1". This will be folded and taped so it will pop out. Hope this explanation helps. I used Forest Friends Stampin Up Stamp set and accented with brads and a bow. Until Next Post Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 21, 2009


These are the cards we are making at my May Stamp-A-Stack (SAS). I would love to hear some comments from other demos. I have NEVER been to a SAS and really not even sure I am doing this correctly. Everyone seems to love the cards we do each month. We make 12 cards, 3 of each design! This month took lots of thought and prep. But as usual we just have fun & fellowship. This month we are doing Baby, Juvie Birthday, Get Well & a Note Card. Hope you like them. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Two Shares Today - Another Award/Winner

Yesterday I was so excited and honored to learn my card had been picked by the Late Night Stampers Design Team and I won the Challenge #19. This group is so amazing. Come join! There is a link on my sidebar. I received this notification from Gretchen Barron (a very crafty & talented lady) "Congratulations to Nancy Dawson of Madison Heights, Virginia for her winning card in last week's Masculine Card Challenge! Just beautiful, Nancy! Nancy's card has earned the place of honor on the group homepage for the next week." Another Lemonade Stand Award I was again honored by Tiffany Bauer (another very crafty and talented lady) from My Crafty World. Comments on your creations are always inspiring and everyone loves a little praise and recognition for their labor of love. Comment often and check out the award-winning blogs below: Chera, Sandi, Sarah, Shelly, Groetjes See Monday's post for the Lemonade Stand Award rules! I hope everyone enjoys looking at all the inspiration & creativity. Remember - Please COMMENT! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Don't Do Mornings

A customer let me borrow a set of these stamps. She got the off the Internet and so I don't know the manufacturer. They are really cute and I made this just for fun using Ballet Blue, Always Artichoke & Real Red. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bloomin' Beautiful

What a gorgeous stamp set? I colored this using the watercolor technique featured on Diana Gibbs blog. It was so easy and what great results. I used Shimmer White rather than watercolor paper and it worked fine. You do have to let it dry between adding color! The flower is matted with black and the printed paper is from the 6x6 hostess gift (More Mustard). The fallen flowers & bee are attached with dimensionals. Until next time, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award

I am so honored to receive this award from such a talented and creative lady, Pam at Stampin' for the Soul. It is given for showing great attitude and gratitude. I am most grateful for being able to pass on any inspiration and creativity! Thank you Pam! Be sure and click the link and check out Pam's creative blog! Now it’s my turn to share this fabulous and fun award with others who have visited my blog and shared their comments, great attitude, and gratitude I am awarding: Tammy Howell - Tarheel Stamper Cindy - Simple Cindy Crafts Eileen LeFevre - I have a bad case of Stampin' Fevre Julie Semones - Inkedujour Patricia Weitzel - Patricia Stamps Of course there are many more great comments left by others, far too many to list. Thank you to all the great blog commenters. I appreciate you! You make me smile! And now...the rules of the award! To pick up the Lemonade Stand Award: - Comment on this blog. - Copy the award and save to your computer, and then upload it to your blog. - Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude. - Link to your nominees within your blog post. - Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. - Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Mary Jo's Monday Challenge #70/LNS

I combined the Late Night Stampers Color Challenge with Mary Jo's Monday Challenge #70. Colors include Chocolate Chip; Rose Red; Olive Green & Kraft. I love the Forest Friends Stamp Set. I did CASE the rubons on the ribbon from Mary Jo's example. It is alot harder to rub these on ribbon. Be sure and hold them really tight as you rub it on the ribbon. I ruined about 3 before I finally mastered the technique! The background paper is Parisian Breeze which I feel in love with the first time I handled it. Thanks for stopping by. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lovely As A Tree

Using Lovely as a Tree and Parisian Breeze Designer Paper, I created this 'Thinking of You' Note Card. The ink is Baja Breeze. I used Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze to sponge in the sky and earth. The trees were stamped with Chocolate Chip. The catalog does not do this paper justice! It is gorgeous! I will be so sorry to see this years in-colors retire. They are so GREAT! (Better stock up now) I hope everyone enjoyed the Blog Tours as much as I did. It gives you a chance to get out there and check things out. Everyone was so creative & very inspirational. I hope to do the one in July and get some WOW projects up and running. Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This tour is OVER! There will another in July.

I hope you enjoyed the Blog Tour. The links are gone for this tour, so I hope you bookmarked all your favorites. Our next tour will be July 27 and 28. It will coincide with the launch of our yearly catalog, so be sure to stop back here in July for updates! Please subscribe to my blog to continue to get updates. My set to demo is 'Dream A Little' - Stampin' Up's Level III Hostess set. This cute little purse is made using 2 5 1/2" circles. After adhering the Bella Rose Designer Paper (let it dry too) I cut the circles using Circle Scissors. Punch 2 ovals for the handles. Decorate as desired. A small white bag is glued between the circles. Makes a cute gift bag for almost anyone! This card was made using Walk in the Park Designer Paper from the Mini-Occasions. I used contrasting Cameo Coral; Baja Breeze & So Saffron Cardstock. The ribbon is from the SU Dress Up collection. The ribbon on the purse is from that collection as well. This card & envelope was made using Baja Breeze & Going Gray. I cut the ovals using the Big Shot and Nestabilities. The envelope is special made for cards using 'thick' embellishments. I did not plan to mail this so I decorated the envelope. This is a quick sympathy card using the verse from Refuge & Strength Stamp Set. Colors are Going Gray & Real Red. I stamped the flower inside the card but still leaves room to write a note. The front pictures were cut using the dog tag (key punch) punch (SU).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Punch Bear

Isn't this the cutest bear? I had never seen this one before. It was in Jackie Kurtz' newsletter! The head is made from the Big Scallop Punch in Chocolate Chip. I used Creamy Caramel as well. He is so quick and easy and so cute! He fits in a standard envelope too. Now go PUNCH! Hope this post turns out ok. I have been working alot on my blog to improve the appearance & it just makes me nervous. So got my fingers crossed! Until next time, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alligator Wristlet

After seeing Gretchen Barron's blog, I remembered I had wanted to try and make some of these Faux Alligator Wristlets. The original idea is from Jackie Topa. Click on the link for a .pdf instruction file. They are so cute and hold gift card, candy goodies, great teacher gift and much more. They are also fun to make using the Big Shot SU Top Note die and the box part of the SU Box die, just trim off the top! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin' Nancy

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another Sympathy Card

My friend's brother passed away this morning and I needed another Sympathy Card. I using the Refuge & Stength Stamp Set and Apricot Appeal cardstock. It is so simple and a beautiful greeting. I stamped the cross 'off' then stamped it on the cardstock and the verse over top of it! Until next post, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin' Nancy

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Signature (Practice)

Test to see if this signature shows up OK.

Tri-Fold Card

Using Good Mornin' Designer Paper I made this trifold card. I just wanted to try one. I used the Daisy SU Die Cut with the Big Shot to make the flower; the crimper to make the leaves all in matching paper. Just a fanciful card! Hope you like it. The saying is included in the Refuge & Strength Stamp Set. Until next time, Happy Stampin' & Scrappin' Nancyn