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






CASE-ing Ellen

Welcome to another week at CASE-ing Christmas.  We provide a card for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everywhere) and you get ahead on your Christmas Card stash!   This week we are CASE-ing Ellen.  Here is my take on the CASE!

Instead of a card this time I decided it would be fun to make a pocket scrapbook card.  This is a 4x6 card ready to be inserted into a pocket scrapbook page about Christmas.  It is hard to see but the tree has gold Stickle ornaments on it.  The edges of the card are inked with gold paint.  
Here's Ellen's card for comparison.


Check out the other designers cards and join in with us at the CASE-ing Christmas blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Happy Sunday!  Here is some crafty inspiration for this week.  


Sympathy cards are not easy to make considering the occasion.  I decided to keep a few on hand since it is usually short notice when I need one.  This is the May 2014 Layers of Life from Unity Stamp Company.  I used Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress ink to color the paper.  Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping (retired).  May Arts Ribbon.
Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cards In Envy Girls

I made this card for the challenge over at the Cards in Envy blog.  The challenge was girly cards in A2 Size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, For Cards in Envy blog, Sentiment Club Scrap
I dug around and found some pink DP that was girly.  I cut out the banner from another piece of DP and used a Club Scrap digital sentiment from the Wildflowers collection.  The design is based loosely on Operation Write Home sketch #191.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CSSC #5 and Little Tangles #57

I like to play along with my blog friend Leslie Hannah over at The Crooked Stamper Blog.  She has a monthly challenge and this month her sketch is also on the Little Tangles blog for their challenge.  Here is my take on the sketch.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Close to My Heart Taste of Summer Stamp Set, for CSSC #5 challenge.

Here's Leslie's Sketch.


If you would like to play along click on the sketch to go to the challenge.  You can also enter on the Little Tangles Challenge #57 since Leslie is a guest designer for that challenge too.  
I am also adding this to Addicted to Stamps - use summer colors.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Happy Sunday to you!  Here is some crafty inspiration for this week.  


I was playing with one of my new Unity Stamps of Life called Beautiful Wish and some distressed inks.  
Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!

Happy Crafting
Donna