Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Club Scrap Woven Strands Bloghop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Woven Strands bloghop.  
If you arrived here from  Anne Hunter'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.  I have an old Weimeraner (one of seven that we have had over thirty years)  I decided it was time to scrap his story and get a good picture of him before he heads off to the Rainbow Bridge (hopefully not anytime soon).  The Woven Strands kit seemed a perfect kit to showcase my fur baby!  He's such a mellow dog for being a Weimeraner.  

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Woven Strands Digital Kit, Scrapbook page, Pixels2Pages template.

I use Panstoria Artisan software for my digital scrapbooking.  This is a template from the Pixels2Pages website.

This month my Club Stamp kit arrived in time before the bloghop for me to make a card!  I kept thinking that the designs in this kit would make a great Christmas Card!  


Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Woven Strands Club Stamp Kit, Christmas Card
The sentiment is from the Club Scrap "Gnome for the Holidays."

Next up on the blog hop list is Annette Dragon.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop head on over to the 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mommy's Brag Book

This weekend we will be having a baby shower for my youngest Niece.  She lives in Maryland and is out here visiting her parents.  I had her shower gift sent to her home so she wouldn't have to cart too many gifts on the plane.  I wanted to give her something more personal at the shower.  So I put together this Mommy Brag book for her to use to show off baby pictures.  I got the idea for the Accordian Tag Mini Album from Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life Blog.


Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Baby Accordian Tag Album, G45 Precious Memories
Here's the album closed up with the belly band on it.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Baby Accordian Tag Mini Album, G45 Precious Memories
Here's the front of the album.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Baby Accordian Tag Mini Album, G45 Precious Memories
And here's the back of the album.  
Plenty of room to add pictures and journaling on the tags.  Since my niece won't tell us the sex of the baby yet, I had to go with both blue and the peach color. 
 I love this Graphic 45 Precious Memories DP.  So cute!

Happy Crafting!
Donna



Monday, August 17, 2015

Cards in Envy Cute and Cuddly

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  For the next two week we want to see cards with something you find cute and cuddly (teddy bears, bunnies, etc).  Cute cards are not something I do a lot of.  But I was able to come up with an OWH stamp with this cute little lamb on it.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy blog, Image Hero Arts, Sentiment Rubber Cafe

The lamb is from the Hero Arts OWH Missing You set.  The sentiment is from the Rubber Cafe - I think the Hero Arts lamb is cuter but I like the Rubber Cafe sentiment.  
Come join us on the Cards in Envy blog and see what the super-great design team cooked up!
Don't forget you cards must be A2 size ( 4.25 x 5.5) and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge 28

It's time for the August CASE-ing Christmas Challenge!  CASE-ing Christmas is now a MONTHLY challenge!  From this point on, The challenge will run from the 5th of each month at 6:00am CST until the last day of the month at 11:55pm CST.

Instead of seeing the DT cards all in one go, CASE-ing Christmas will be sharing them throughout the month.  My card will still be available to see starting on the 5th, though!  On the CASE-ing Christmas blog, just click the names on the hop list to see what each DT member has for you.

Each month, we will be celebrating CHRISTMAS on the 25th by doing a random giveaway to one lucky participant!  

We will have a variety of prizes to give out, but you MUST be linked up by the 23rd of each month in order to be entered into the drawing! :)

Here's the card for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) this month!

Original design by DT member Steph.

Here is my take on Steph's Card.

Donna Nuce Crafty Colonel, For CASE-ing Christmas Blog, Tim Holtz Holiday Joy, Sentiment is Inspired by Stamping
I flipped Steph's card and then got carried away with the Tim Holtz Holiday Joy set and a starry sky technique from Jennifer McGuire.  Star is a Memory Box die.  I know it is hard to see but the trees, deer, star and ground are all shimmer cardstock.  The stars are sprinkles of perfect pearl on Tim Holtz distressed ink background.

Come on over to the CASE-ing Christmas blog and see what the other DT members have for you and then join in for a chance to win a great prize.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cards in Envy

I am thrilled to say that I have joined the Design Team on the Cards in Envy blog.  All challenges for that blog must be A2 in size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) and no more than 1/4 inch thick to fit in a standard A2 envelope for mailing.    The challenge for this two weeks is Birthday Party.  

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Card in Envy Challenge Blog, Birthday Card, Club Scrap

I use my Club Scrap Cantina kit for this card.  I love the Margarita stamp and this cute sentiment!
Come check out all the cool cards from the other Design Team members and then
join us over at the Cards in Envy for this challenge.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Saturday, August 1, 2015

House of Cards August Challenge

It's time for another new monthly challenge at House of Cards!  We loved all the beautiful creations from last month and we cannot wait to see what you do with this month's challenge which is....


To create a card with using this word cue~



Here's my card for the challenge.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for House of Cards Blog, Club Scrap Lock and Key Club Stamp Kit, Love Card

Here's a close up of the shine metallic on the card.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for House of Cards Blog, Club Scrap Lock and Key Club Stamp Kit, Love Card

I started with this gorgeous metallic copper ribbon from the Club Scrap Lock and Key kit. (retired but still available as a digital file).  I took a chipboard key and stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it in Copper Metallic EP.  I used a copper paint pen to highlight the design on the DP.  I punched the heart out of copper metallic paper and dry embossed it.  The love sentiment is heat embossed with copper metallic EP also.

The DT cards will be showcased here throughout the month!
Hop on over to the House of Cards and play along with us. We hope you join in the fun--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up! 

I am also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge "Anything Goes."

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mynn's 5th Blogiversary!

My friend Mynn who blogs at On A Stampage is celebrating her 5th Blogiversary with some great give-aways!  I made this card to link up on her blog for a chance to win one of her great prizes.  She is a "berry sweet" lady and "berry" talented too!
Happy Blogiversary Mynn!

Papers and stamps are Close to My Heart.  Ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Head on over to On A Stampage and check it out.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Cantina bloghop.  
If you arrived here from Lisa'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.  The Cantina kit looked perfect for some Birthday Party scrapping!  So I dug through my photos and found these of my daughter and her Aunt.  They celebrate October birthday's together!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Cantina bloghop

I use Panstoria Artisan software for my digital scrapbooking.  I cut and pasted three of the photo frames on the pink QDDL (Quick Drop Digital Layouts) onto the yellow sunshine paper and added the banner overlay, a title, minimal journaling and the margarita to the page.  Easy peasy!

This month my Club Stamp kit arrived in plenty of time before the bloghop for me to make some cards!   
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Cantina bloghop
There's a trend in the crafting world to make your own plaid.  All you need is a stamp with some lines on it.  The Art Nouveau stamp had the four lines so I decided to try it.  The orange was a little bold and overpowered the yellow a bit but it's still a cute background.  

Come back to my blog on Monday August 3rd to see another Club Scrap Cantina Card I made for the Cards in Envy Challenge blog.

Next up on the blog hop list is Marya Kaszubinski.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop head on over to the 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

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