Friday, October 31, 2008

Rose garden By Thomas Kincade

I am very proud of this card, I so often rush at my work and get *so-so* results. This one I took my time with and I feel rewarded by not rushing. I colored the beautiful image with prismacolor pencils and baby oil, and went for the boldest brightest colors I could get. I refered to the label on the stamp to help me with my colors, and realized that being timid was not the way to go. I really pressed on those pencils! I then put 4 layers of UTEE on it, then popped it in the freezer and cracked it. I must say the thick glaze really deepens the colors and I was thrilled with the results. I am so grateful to SCS and all my stamping friends who have taught me so very much about this craft! Especially Dawn L who always encourages me and reassured me my card would not smell like a baby's bottom or be greasy by using the baby oil. Thanks for looking!









  1. Well here are some pictures from Casey and Cesca's wedding in Denver. They afre me and my BFF Kimberly, mother of the groom. We could not have had more fun! And the foot photo is of my, Kim's and Mary's(kim's stunning daughter) dressed up feet! I was trying to be artistic but not sure it worked... Oh it seems like ages ago that we were in Denver. And despite what Cindy(Mothermark) may have rumored over at SCS I DID NOT misbehave and end up in jail! Ah the meories of such a beautfiul weekend will live with me always!

Comfy Valentine Sketch


this card is for the November 1 sketch challenge. I used the darling set *Comfy Valentine* which can be purchased here. http://www.handmstamps.com/index.php The pajamas are paper pieced and there are 14 layers on this card! WOW!

November !st Blog hop




How to participate in this blog hop and what you can win !!There will be one winner chosen for each category from all the DT's blogs



1. Upload a project here using H&M Stamps for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to H&M Stamps



2. Upload a project here using other companies stamps for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to H&M Stamps



3. Leave a comment here explaining your favorite Holiday Treat/Memory/Gift, etc. for a chance to win 10 yards of ribbon from H&M Stamps.All entries/comments due by Friday 11/7/08




I used the stamps from Peaceful Decor to create toppers forthese holiday goodie bags. I colored them with prismacolormarkers, twinkling H2O's and stickles, after stamping with staz on on border punch medallions. Here is a link to the punch medallion tutorial. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/scallopedgemedallion/ I played around with sizes and found Icould use many different border punches to get unique results. Thanks so much, Nancyruth Here are links to the other bloggers who are in on the hop!


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Hi everyone! My Name is Nancy Levine, known as NANCYRUTH on SCS. I have began stamping 20 years ago, though I put everything in the attic for about 10 of those during the hectic years of my single motherhood. I went to a stamping up party about 5 years ago and the stamping flame was rekindled and i have stamped almost every day since then. I work full time in a lighting store and enjoy my career in sales which allows me to fund my crafting habits. I am also a beader and spend my free time stamping, swimming and making jewelry! I look forward to charting my creative journey through my new blog. Fast forward.... After 13 months of unemployment due to the economic downturn I completed my Therapeutic Recreation certification and now work in a skilled nursing facility creating and implementing recreational programs for the residents. I also had the priviledge of working at Beadz Boutique in Darien Ct. where I fine tuned many of my beading skills!

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