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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

'Less Is More' Challenge Card

STAMPS:  flowers - PSX, words - Paper Artsy (Petals Plate), tag - Inkadinkadoo
TECHNIQUES:  Clean and Simple, One Layer Only, Spotlight, colored pencils
INKS:  StazOn Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Going Gray
CHALLENGE:  Less Is More One Layer Only featuring Frames 

Not sure if this is 'less' enough - I tried to follow the guidelines at the Less Is More blog as I understood them ie. lots of white, one layer only, clean and simple, including a frame of some sort, little to no embellishments

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Stampotique 'Clean And Simple' Challenge

STAMPS:  cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, words - Smartworks, butterflies - (partial) DeNami Designs
TECHNIQUE:  Technique Junkies Paper Piecing
INKS:  Staz-On Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss

NOTES:  butterfly trails were hand-drawn using a Pigma Micron 3 pen, butterflies were put on in two layers with the second being glued just down the center of the bodies (with a Quickie Glue pen) and the wings bent upwards 

Thanks to Gerrie, Queen of Grunge, who brought this Stampotique challenge to my attention with her fabulous bee card posted to the TJ group, and on her blog!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Technique Junkies 'Try That Technique' Challenge - Giraffe

STAMPS:  cow - Delafield Stamp Co, words - unknown, row of cows - Picture Show, grass - Uptown
TECHNIQUES:  Technique Junkies - Giraffe, Sandwiched Color
INKS:  Stampin' Up! River Rock & Baja Breeze 

What a fun challenge - I finally got to use a cow stamp and this goofy word stamp!  Might be hard to see but the cow is pop-dotted.

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 STAMPS:  girl - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, solid circle - Hero Arts, flower - Savvy, the rest - unknown
TECHNIQUES:  Technique Junkies Paper Piecing, Embellished Circles

STAMPS:  child - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, scenery - Sarasota Stamps, words - (partial) Embossing Arts, seagulls - Just for Fun
TECHNIQUES:  Spotlight, colored pencils

These are just two of the little cuties featured on my newest 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of rubber called CHILDHOOD - featuring 16 adorable vintage child images in a pen-and-ink sketched style.  You can access the RARE IMAGE RUBBER STAMPS ordering and info page by clicking on the logo in the sidebar to the right.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Puppy Love

wow, not sure what to say, it's been so long since I stamped or posted. Let's see - okay, I have always been so inspired by the Technique Junkie newsletters and the current issue featured Paper Peeling which looked like a good one to try as I got my feet wet with the whole stamping thing again. Which reminds me - a big thank you to those who urged me not to sell my entire stamp and supply collection when I felt like I would never make another card. So this is the first one in almost a year.

(click photo for more detail)

(card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Stamps: words - Stampin' Up! (retired Great Greetings set), paper texture - unknown, dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps

Tecnique: Technique Junkies PAPER PEELING April/May 2010

Embellishments: hemp cording, silver heart charm that reads love, actual newspaper print

Inks: Staz-On Timber Brown and Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa

Supplies: stipple brushes, paper edge distresser by Tim Holtz, Post-its

I stamped the dog once on white cardstock, and again on a Post-it. I trimmed the Post-it image, applied that over the original stamped image, and then sponged the background in. I trimmed the mouth area of the dog's face to accomodate the rolled up newspaper. The silver heart charm says Love on it and the 'paper' in his mouth is an actual ad for animal adoptions. I thought that combined with the 'good news' stamp would make a great way to announce a new dog adoption!

Hope you enjoyed, thanks for checking in :o)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hello :o)

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted.

In a nutshell, here's what went on between then and now. Last spring got incredibly busy with work and I had little stamping time and even less to post. In June my husband of 18 years passed away. I am amazed at the toll his passing has taken on me, given that I saw it coming and thought I had tried to prepare myself. It was his second cardiac arrest in 7 years, and he died at just 48 years old. Two words of advice: quit smoking. I haven't been able to stamp since, along with a huge amount of other things until just recently, so hopefully that will come back at some point too.

But God has blessed me beyond belief with friends and family who have cared for me and about me. And included in that is the overwhelmingly beautiful support you have shared with me in the form of cards in my mailbox. I've finally managed to scan them and have posted them below so you can share them with me. The personal notes inside brought tears to my eyes many times, and I can't thank you all enough.

Love Nancy

Sympathy cards received from fellow online stampers - artist names are below each card...

Vicky S.

Vada S.

Trudy P.

Trudy P.

Trish G.

Suzanne K.

Susan K.

Stephanie C.

Sharon C.

Sharon B.

Rose A.

Pat M.

Pat H.


Nancy Y.

Nancy S.

Manna C.

Manna C.

Lynn K.

Lisa S.

Linda C.

LaVerne W.

Kristy C.

Kristen O. and Tammy

Kristen O.

Katie M.

Kathy R.

Kathie M.

Gerrie J.


Fareeda M.

Faith E.

Evelyn S.

Evelyn S.

Estelle H.

Edie L.

Debi W.

Chris C.

Cheri B.

Cathy Y.

Beth U.

Beth B.

Barb H.

Barbara R.

Barb I.