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Monday, November 12, 2007

All You Need Is Love...

Today I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try something completely different (for me!) - I made a card NANCY-STYLE!!! I just *adore* everything Nancy creates and posts on her blog Scrap This! - she is so talented, all of her designs are so fun and fresh and cheerful! Nancy's cards are definitely not my typical style (sadly, I don't even know if I have my own style!!) but I wanted to try one anyway. I decided to case this adorable card from her blog. The layout and basic elements are identical to what Nancy did - I just changed the colors & embellishments a bit. I had SO MUCH FUN making this card!!! I just LOVE how Nancy uses safety pins and stick pins - I had never tried this before. I don't think Nancy uses much stamping (if any) - she's definitely a scrappy chick - so I had to incorporate at least a little. I used my CUTE AS CAN BE new birdies from smARTworks, designed by the one and only Dina Kowal!! When I saw there were two little birdies facing opposite directions, I just had to make them love birds! (this is some of my rubber I mentioned the other day, that fell victim to The Menace - thanks for your concern, but I recovered it all and no damage was done, other than to my heart when it nearly went into cardiac arrest when I saw what had happened...!!) I just *love* my new smARTworks rubber - and a few other things about this awesome company - but I will be making more cards with my new stamps this week and will devote a future post entirely to gushing about them...! (so stay tuned!) :-) The other thing I loved about making this card is that it forced me to break out MANY supplies I've bought because I *loved* but then proceeded to HOARD - my BasicGrey chipboard, my Adirondack paint dabbers (LOVE THESE!), liquid pearls, a*muse bling, Heidi Grace decorative pins, Martha twine, SU pretties kit (I colored a flower from it with Bashful Blue marker, LOVE that you can do that!!), my massive Costco pad of My Mind's Eye paper that I'll still have to pass along to my grandkids if I don't start using more of it...! I have also now moved my little container of safety pins which used to be in my bathroom, to my stamp room. :-) I may have to make more Nancy-style cards in the future, they are FUN! Actually, she posted something so cool yesterday - an online workshop! She gave the step-by-step to create one of her adorable cards! I'll have to try that one this week I think. Ok, enough gushing about Nancy, I better post this before the kid wakes up... thanks for stopping by! :-)

  • Stamps: "tweet" from smARTworks, sentiment from Hampton Art Stamps
  • Paper: Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye DP
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue marker
  • Accessories: Pretties kit flower, Heidi Grace pin, safety pin, tag corner punch, BasicGrey chipboard, Salmon Adirondack dabber, White Opal liquid pearls, A*muse bling, Cuttlebug, paper piercer, SU clear button, MS twine

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE this card!!! I'm going to have to check out her blog. I love this look! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is a totally amazing card, Libby! You definitely need to explore your scrappy side! lol

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  3. I really like this card! I'm going to have to add her to my reader!

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  4. I love this Libby!! The whole composition just ROCKS!!

    Hmmm, I'm thinking Libby has some news of her own to share. *wink*

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  5. Your card is super cute, Libby! It looks like something you'd see in Paper Crafts. I love the look!

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  6. Beautiful card Libby! I love how it turned out. I will definitely have to check out this blog now.

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  7. Wow! This is great! Love the embossing!

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  8. What a great card! Totally cool style...thanks for sharing another inspirational crafter!

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  9. Ooh woooww Libby!! I'm soooo honored you choose one of my cards for your inspiration.. wow wow.. I'm totally shocked.. but then in the positive way..hehe.. My jaw fell open when I saw your beautiful card popping up here! Thank you so so so much for your sweet words about my work!! And on my turn I have to say that I really really love your work.. I'm so happy I found your blog!! You inspire me to get my stamps out of the dust!! I do have some.. but somehow I never use them!!!! Don't ask me why.. hehe!!!

    Thanks again..and have a great day.. talk to you sooN!
    XOXO
    Nancy

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  10. This is too cute! Love what you did with it!
    And as for the game, I didn't realize that M. Staters didn't like OSU! I figured that they'd love everyone Michigan played!!! I know I'm always rooting for you guys when you two play! LOL
    Gee, I hope your sister doesn't stop reading! Hate to lose readers, but if I did, at least they're Michigan fans!!! :) LOL
    Tell her tomorrow I'll post a card with probably no mention of the Buckeyes. ;)

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  11. This card is awesome!! I love the stick pin that you used!!
    Cheryl KVD

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  12. This is awesome. I just LOVE that little pin and all of your gorgeous details :0) Mel

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