Friday, July 24, 2015

Astronaut's Wives Club

    

 I just finished catching up on all the episodes available of The Astronaut's Wives Club.  If you grew up in the 1960s during the space race with the Russians, this show is a definite must watch!  This was an especially exciting time for my family as my father and two uncles worked for Martin-Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) the company building the rockets for the space capsules.  We were privileged to have signed posters by astronauts on our bedroom walls.  When John Glenn orbited earth for the first time, our school had a TV in the classroom to watch the launch and spashdown!  
     The sets and clothing are true to the period.  The show doesn't just focus on the Space program, it also brings the civil rights turmoil of the time period, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Kennedy assassination.  A recent episode brings to light women pilots testifying before Congress to become part of the Space program.  We all know how long that took before it actually happened.
     The journeys the wives of the astronauts are just as interesting as the journey the astronauts took.  The cultural norm of the 1960s housewife looks so out of place in today's world.  Some of the wives chafed against it.  The show has grabbed my interest enough to read the book and see what was left out of the show (we all know the book is better than the movie or TV show).
     I am so a product of that time period.  My love of Science Fiction books stems from all that was going on during my formative years.  If you would like a trip down nostalgia lane of a time when America achieved the impossible, this is the show to watch.

Happy Crafting and TV watching!
Donna 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Club Scrap July Technique Challenge

The challenge over at the Club Scrap Blog is called Watercolor Window Frame technique.  Here's my attempt at the challenge using my Club Scrap Fire and Ice Kit.


Check out some of the amazing cards made with this challenge on the Club Scrap blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Crooked Stamper Challenge #6

Leslie Hannah over at The Crooked Stamper has been doing monthly challenges.  The minute I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use my new Tim Holtz Teacups!

Stamp is Verve "One Cup."  I always like how Leslie blogs about her crafting failures so here's the story on this card.  I wanted to pop the cups up with foam tape.  I realized I had forgotten to stamp the sentiment before I put the foam tape on the back of the cups.  I had to go over the sentiment with a white Signo pen to fix the areas that didn't stamp.  

Join Leslie this month for her challenge over at The Crooked Stamper.
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Stampin'Up! products used:
Bohemian 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment Pack by Stampin' Up!
Bohemian 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment Pack

Bohemian Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Bohemian Series Designer Paper


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cards in Envy Just Beachy Challenge

The challenge over at the Cards in Envy Challenge Blog is "Just Beachy."  It's been a while since I pulled out my Club Scrap Cape Cod kit. The light house is perfect for this challenge.  

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Stamps and DP, CTMH Anchor, For Cards In Envy Challenge, Birthday Card

The anchor stamp is from Close to My Heart.  Hope you are enjoying your Summer!  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, July 13, 2015

The last few Cards for OWH

My box of cards for Operation Write Home goes out to the Post Office tomorrow.  I want to be sure it gets there before August 1st (the deadline!).  I made six birthday cards from a 12x12 piece of DP.  I made 3 a little more feminine and 3 more masculine or generic.  Here's the two types of cards together.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Stampin up stamps and DP, Birthday Cards
Here's a close up of the feminine card.
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Stampin Up stamps and DP, Birthday Card
and the masculine card.
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Stampin Up DP and stamps, Birthday Card

Happy Crafting!
Donna



Friday, July 3, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas in July Bloghop





Welcome to the CASE-ing Christmas "Christmas in July" bloghop!  We have prizes from our fabulous sponsors.  The challenge is a bit different from what we usually do, but we think you'll like it!  If you arrived here from Asha's blog you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop head on over to the CASE-ing Christmas blog to begin.  Make sure you complete and comment on the stops in the hop for the most chances to win! 

Here's our list of sponsors for the hop!
Christmas Post


Deedee's Digis



boutique

Polkadoodles Ltd

The challenge for is for us to CASE ourselves (a non-Christmas Card to a Christmas Card).  I made two cards and CASE'd myself off of this card:
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Close to My Heart Taste of Summer Stamp Set, for CSSC #5 challenge.
For my first card I used sponsor's images from DeeDee's Digis and MHK designs.  I flipped the card on it's side for this CASE.  I scored the star ornaments and folded them to get a 3d effect and popped the background paper also.  The stars and sentiment are coated with Wink of Stella for a nice sparkle.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, For CASE-ing Christmas, DeeDee's Digis, MHK designs

My second card uses stamps from Paper Sweeties.  The stars are coated with a Wink of Stella.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, for CASE-ING Christmas, Paper Sweeties Stamps

Your next stop in the bloghop is Rocky's blog.  Hop on over and see what she did!  After you're done hopping come back to the CASE-ing Christmas blog and link up your creation with us.  This hop is also a Design Team Call.  Can't wait to see what you'll show us!
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cards In Envy Red White and Blue Challenge

I got my Apron Strings All Year Cheer Card Kit and it had some great Red, White & Blue papers in it.  I decided to play along at the Cards in Envy Red, White & Blue Challenge.  The cards must be A2 size and flat enough to mail.


I used the the Cardabilities sketch #125 as my starting point.  Perfect hero card for my last box of cards going to Operation Write Home since they are closing down on 1 August.  If you are sending cards to OWH you must mail them to arrive before 1 August.  


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July House of Cards Challenge

It's the first day of the month and it is time for another challenge at the House of Cards Challenge blog!  Here's a peek at this month's challenge.

Use a food image and/or Colors
fresh cut color

Here's my card for the challenge!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, for House of Cards Challenge blog, CTMH Stamps
My Dad loved to pun and made us groan at his puns. This is such a cute pun that doesn't draw a groan out of me LOL!  Close to My Heart Stamp and paper.  Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
Come join us over at the Challenge Blog and meet our new design team members.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Club Scrap National Parks Bloghop

Welcome to the Club Scrap National Parks bloghop.  
If you arrived here from Deb's blog you are in the right place.  If you arrived here from somewhere else and would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, go HERE to the Club Scrap blog


 I get my digital kit on the first day of the month. As I go through my digital photos I noticed I hadn't scrapped our visit to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  A few miles west of  Gunnison, Colorado it is a spectacular place to visit.  My photos did not do it justice since it was a cloudy day.


I use Panstoria Artisan software for my digital scrapbooking.  This is a Pixels2Pages blueprint.

Sadly my Club Stamp Kit has not arrived yet. :-( 
Hopefully it will be here today (Wednesday) but I had to post this without a card made from the Club Stamp Kit.  

Next on the list is Julie at The Cape Cod Scrapper.
If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop head on over to the 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, June 19, 2015

Club Scrap June Technique Linky Challenge

The June Technique Linky Challenge at Club Scrap is to make a maze book.  If you click to the challenge there is a video on making a maze book using a pre-printed 12 x 12 page.  I made one using a plain 12 x 12 page and embellishing it with papers and goodies from the Club Scrap Lock and Key Kit (still available as a digital download).

Here's the front of the book.  The ribbon ties in front to keep it together.  
Inside front cover using mettalic copper paper to mat the key cut aparts.
Stamped a key with shiny gold ink.
Using more cut aparts to decorate pages.
Another cut apart matted with the copper metallic paper.
I stamped and embossed the back with copper metallic EF.  
Now I'll dig through my picture stash and add some pictures to the blank pages in the book.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna