Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Transformations bloghop.
If you arrived here from  Lilllian'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
 This month I subscribed to the Club Scrap Digital Kit, the Art Nouveau StampClub Stamp Kit Unmounted Borders and Backgrounds Stamp, Greeting Stamp and the Embellishment Pack. 
 I get my digital kit on the first day of the month. I loved the oriental theme to this kit.  I also loved Julie's Faux Tile Layout.  I decided to try to re-create it in digital mode.  Here's what I came up with.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Transformations Digital Kit, Digital Scrapbook Page

I used Overlay #3 with a blue background in the digital kit and the cut it up and rounded the corners and backed it with a contrasting tan background.  I use Panstoria Artisan software for my digital scrapbooking.

After my Club Stamp kit came I made a card using only the Embellishment Kit.  I loved that pretty design of the Ginko leaves and coins.  I also liked the line of bamboo in the kit.  I cut out a coin and popped it on the card for some dimension.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Transformations Embellishment Kit, Notecard


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

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cards in Envy Colors of Fall

It's time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  For the next two weeks we are asking for card with the colors of Fall.  (Oranges, Golds, Browns).  Here is my card for the challenge.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Stamps CTMH Harvest Happiness, Fall card

The stamps are from Close to My Heart Harvest Happiness.  The bingo card is Simple Stories.  I added some Wink of Stella to the leaves and sentiment for some shine.

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!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Never Forget

     Fourteen years ago today I was standing in the Headquarters of the Army National Guard in Arlington, VA.  I was watching a TV screen with the video clip of the planes flying into the twin towers.  As I continued on with my business in the office of the headquarters we discovered that the Pentagon had been hit also.  We were told to leave the building because they could not be sure how many planes were waiting to attack Federal Government buildings.  We began our hour long car trek through Washington D.C. traffic to get back to the hotel that was right across from the Pentagon.  We had nowhere else to go.  I couldn't even call my parents and husband to tell them I was safe as all the cell phone towers were jammed. (I was never sure if it was on purpose or because everyone was trying to call).  That evening as we watched the Pentagon burn from a room high up in our hotel, we realized that our world had changed dramatically. We were allowed to fly home the next day in our military airplane (because we had our General with us).  I know many people had a much harder time getting home during that next week.

     I just finished reading this book and would hope that my blog readers will take the time to read this book.  Because of my duty positions in the Colorado Army National Guard I never had the opportunity to deploy during Desert Storm or Operation Enduring Freedom.  But my utmost honor and respect goes out to all my fellow service members who did deploy.  My deepest respect goes to service women who did deploy and for those who never made it home. This is the story of some of the best of the best service women in the military.  The cream of the crop.
     As we Americans go about our day to day business not thinking about those who serve and protect us both here and abroad, please take the time to remember this horrible day in our history and how important our military members are to us.

God Bless and Protect the United States of America!
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Artists Trading Card, Freedom, Club Scrap stamps

Monday, September 7, 2015

Cards in Envy Inspired by a Song

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  For the next two week we want to see cards that were inspired by a song.  My card today was inspired by a song my Dad used to sing to us all the time.  It is still one of my favorites!  

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy, StampinUp Ray of Sunshine
The sentiment and sun are from the Stampin'Up! Ray of Sunshine set.  

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!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas for September

It's time for the September 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 Design Team 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) from Mynn this month!

Here's my CASE!
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas, Stampin Up Best of Snow, Scenic Season, Winter Card

I used Stampin'Up! Best of Snow and Scenic Season (both retired) with some sponging for the sky.  Glitter glue on the snowman and bird.  

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!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

House of Cards Stitch it Up

It's time for another challenge over at the House of Cards Challenge blog.  This time we are asking you to ....

Here's my stitched up card!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for House of Cards, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares, Card
I got the idea from this card on Pinterest.  I used more quilt like DP for the squares.  These are Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies.  The sentiment was a free one from a magazine purchase.  

Come check out what the House of Cards Design Team has stitched up for you and then join us in the challenge.

Happy Crafting!