Monday, July 11, 2016

With Sympathy

I had to put together a couple of Sympathy cards today for a family at my church.
These are my least favorite cards to make and I need to get better at building up my stash.

Two basic cards, now to get them in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by...

Blessings, Nancy

Monday, July 4, 2016


I know I've been absent for awhile, but I wanted to wish you a very
Happy 4th of July

I'll be back again soon!



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Where Does The Time Go????

Sorry for the absence, but I have been getting ready for several classes that I am teaching and preparing for everything next month.  I have 1 class down and 4 to go yet this month.
Today I want to share a card that I made using a tag that I'm using for one of my classes.
This month in my Copic Class I will be teaching techniques with colored papers.  We will focus  mostly on krafts and neutral colors, but I may throw a little something, something into the mix.

The paper I used for the tag is Neena Desert Storm and the embossing powder I used is "Wow" Gold Pearl.  I love this Poppy stamp from Hero Arts, as its a fabulous staple in my collection.
If you've never colored on a kraft paper you should give it a try.  You can achieve some unique and beautiful colored images.  A note though, you will need to use darker more saturated colors to get the proper effect.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings, Nancy

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Copic Exploration

The past couple of weeks I've been on a journey of trying new techniques, papers and most of all COLORS.

I have gradually added more depth of color along with shadows on my images.  I also have been working with a few different papers.  Wanting to see if by some chance I could like Neenah paper, well that's a negative.  Working with Copic Xpress It paper for all the years I've been coloring, I just can't get the feel of Neenah.  (sorry Neenah fans)

Well today's card was just for fun and testing colors and paper.  I think my grandson will like it no matter what.
Card Front


I don't get the blend of color with this paper that I usually can achieve, so it's back to Copic Xpress It for me.  

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Acetate Card Class

I wanted to do a quick post to show all my followers here in Iowa this fun card class I'm teaching at Scrapmania.  These cards all have acetate panels of some kind on the front of the card and are so easy to put together.  You will be using a great summer time paper pack and will get to take the remaining paper home.  Yeepee!!!!  (there's so much left to take home)

I will be teaching the class two times June 15th.  We have a 2-4pm class and a 6-8pm class
I understand the class space is filling up fast, so call today and reserve your spot.
Scrapmania 319-377-9999

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just Plain Simple

Today I wanted to just make a simple card and play a little.  I have the Tim Holtz crayons and really haven't had much time to give them the love they deserve.  I unfortunately didn't take step by step pictures as I made this card, but the background was made with the crayons on watercolor paper.  Using a stencil and a baby wipe I created the background design. I found no way that any photograph would show the small design that I also put on the background using another stencil and clear gel medium.
I promise you, its there and looks cool in person.
 I stamped a design, added a couple of accent flowers and a sentiment.

I hope you had a good holiday weekend.  I got to spend some valuable time with my fabulous husband and a splendid convertible ride.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Friday, May 27, 2016

Alternative Papers

This past month I've been working on  Copic coloring using alternate papers other than 'white'.
Well today I have a fun tag that I made with a Julie Nutting stamp.  Now most of Julie's stamps are very long or tall.  Difficult to make a card, I decided to make a tag for a gift bag.  
I colored the image on some dictionary paper.  I had fun with this and will do more in the future.

I haven't placed a sentiment on the tag but it will be super easy since the back is blank.

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