Sunday, September 28, 2014

Where did September go????

Sketch #240 -  I love this little gnome.  I stamped him and masked him and stamped the birch trees on top.
The background is just white paper with ink brushed over top.
Pigs!  Who doesn't love pigs!  I'm getting used to limiting my cards to five of a kind now.  OWH is only accepting multiples of five with the draw down of troops and a less need for cards.

I learned a little lesson about not putting my initials on the backs of my cards and have finally started to be
diligent about it.

Thank goodness there are plenty of Seinfeld reruns, or else a lot of the troops out there would be too young to even know what Yada, yada, yada was all about......

Finally getting back to the all time consuming activity of real stamping.  I love getting all inky.  I'm also using these as part of the September Challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs - make your own background.  

Thanks for checking in!
Nancy F.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Missing Mojo

I briefly lost my mojo, but I think I just found it.
Here's sketch 237 - I've been trying to use up this birdhouse paper for about a year.  Note to self, buy the really small paper tablets..........

And another old sketch from another week that I missed......  I hope this isn't getting to be a habit.
I also sent these off in my latest box to Operation Write Home:

And surprise!  Joanne made some cards too!  Here they are:
I'm going to try to hang on to the edge of my mojo so it doesn't get away again.....  Wish me luck.
~Nancy F.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Sketch #233
Sketch #234 - I had trouble with this one.  Wish I had a tweety sentiment for it.....
I totally cased these from a magazine but it was a good excuse to use the new hexagon dies.....
And a moose you sentiment would have been better for these.  They started out as this week's sketch cards, but I noticed I forgot the banner....  It seemed like too many layers.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Super Virtual Card Making Party This Weekend!

Operation Write Home held a really super virtual card making party this weekend!  I'm still not done with all the challenges, but I like to think I'm over half way through.
MidWeek Throwdown was to use a flag on your card.
For the His & Hers challenge, I used Sketch #205.  I'm also including the truck card in the masculine with a vintage image card.  That helps me feel like I'm further along.......or is it farther?
Here's my thank you card, also covering Our Daily Bread challenge of "things with wings" and a thick
Any Hero card.  I guess it could also cover the travel challenge, although I had some other stamp in my mind for that one.  There's time....
Red, white & blue birthday -
Colorful background - I used up some scraps -
And paper piecing with a miss you for kids - looks like I forgot to put the "miss you" on these....
Winter image using red, white and blue -
This doubles as more flag cards and the thin any hero which can also be used to write home.
And finishing up with Sketch #232.  I think this will end up being one of my favorite cards for 2014.
My glossy accents isn't quite dry on the dots.....
~Nancy F.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

End of June......already.........

Where did June go?  I'm still on a blog roll.  I managed to squeek out the MidWeek Throwdown for missing you cards for kids, the sketch card for today and I just got the Mama Elephant stamp set and dies that are benefiting Operation Write Home this month.  They're quite fun to play with, but I'm still trying to get a handle on using the dies.  Yes, I've tried templates with post its.  It's a work in progress.....

Sunday, June 22, 2014


I think I'm back in the groove..........
This is the mid week throwdown - watermelon and pistachio papers -

And a few attempts at the sketch of the week - I'll make more because I do like this sketch!

Thanks for peeking in!  ~Nancy F.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Can't believe I'm blogging again so soon......

Card production is still going strong, I'm just surprised that the blogging is still coming along

Sketch #229 at OWH

And the sketch I skipped last week - #228

And the Midweek Throw Down - Kite Flying

That's all I got done this weekend.  We finally had a couple of nice days (no rain!!!!) and I had a lot of
weeding and other fun stuff like that to do instead.