Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blog Hop Day 2


Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our FIRST Blog Hop! How could we make it a REAL celebration? How about giving away some Blog Candy?

For your chance to win, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on December 9th and 10th. Then, on Friday, a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 7 blogs both days. The winner will receive 2 BRAND NEW Stamp Sets, 5 packages of Mark's Finest Papers and 5 Satin ribbons! And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers! The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on Friday.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog Hop Day 1


Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our FIRST Blog Hop! How could we make it a REAL celebration? How about giving away some Blog Candy?

For your chance to win, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on December 9th and 10th. Then, on Friday, a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 7 blogs both days. The winner will receive 2 BRAND NEW Stamp Sets, 5 packages of Mark's Finest Papers and 5 Satin ribbons! And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers! The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on Friday.

Good Luck!

I hope you like my card using the Doves images from Mark's Finest Papers. I colored them with prismacolor markers as well as glitter pens. I used the cutting outside the box technique and the colors Ripened Tomatoe and Speedy the Cat Black. I love the lush sating ribbon, don't you? Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow to see what else I have made!

Friday, November 20, 2009

twilight Inspiration


Lois challenged the Stampin B's to make a card featuring the Twilight colors and red black and white, and of course include a moon! So I channeled my *inner vampire* and this is what I came up with! Masking a full moon, I sponed a nestied panel with greys browns and black. The red panel is punched with the Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, is it not perfectly ghoulish and ghastly?? The tree and bird are stickers from Martha stewart. I added Martha Stewart punched scary fence and there you have it! Thanks Lois for a fun challenge and thank YOU for looking!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Anything But A card!


Hi! I get to be the challenge hostess this week and I challenged the Stampin B's to make ANYTHING but a card! The holidays are upon us and I know I will be looking for a little gift to give a special someone, this might go to my mail carrier who is a lovely young lady! I used a mini comp book and set In Full Bloom, and colored with markers. Easy Peasey and sure to bring a smile to the recipient! Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Layers Of Color Cards!



Look at my new creations using my Layers of Color set, Polka Dot Parade! This set is so versatile, and very very sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Markie's Mom's Retreat Photos

















St Augustine and many happy stampers! Thanks Karen for taking us to St Augustine!!!

Autumn in New Hampshire







these are photos from my trip I took with my Mom a month ago! We stayed with Patricia and Thoralk in that beautiful white house you see, smack dab in the middle of the little village called Hebron. This is New engalcd at its finest!!!

Stampin B Holiday Card Challenge


Faith challenged the Stampin B's to make a Holiday Card! I am in SHOCK that the first week of November has flown by.... My oh, my.... I made a double diagonal pocket card out of beautiful K and Company paper called Que sera sera....(can you not see doris day in your mind's eye???) and also the SU set Loads of Love. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Layers Of color Guest Designer!!



My friend lovely Linda invited me to be a guest deisigner to help launch the company Layers Of Color!! (loc is the keyword over at SCS!) I am showcasing the darling and verstaile set *Polka Dot Parade* and just love the adorable images in it. I hope you will check out the boutique and do a little shopping for your stamp collection! Thanks to Linda for reccomending me to the team and for Laura the owner of LOC for giving me this fun opportunity. Click on the Perty Badge and that will bring you to Layers of Color! I will be at Markie's Mom's Stamping Retreat from Friday Oct. 30th and staying on till the following wednesday. I will be sure to post when I get home! Untill then, Nancyruth

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cookies and Coffee


http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1518310?&cat=500&ppuser=42694

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stampin B Gatefold with Flowers



Lois, aka Clownmom, challenged the Stampin B's to make a gatefold card with flowers on it! I love love love flowers so this was a delightful and fun card to make! I am showing 2 shots of my card, one with the belly band on it since that was the only way I could figure out how to keep it closed, and the second of it opened! I used Making Memories *Chillin* paper, and the SU set Easy Elegance for the long stemmed flowers on the inside. The sentiment is from a very old SU set, I cannot remember its name.... I added some stickles to my flowers and some ribbon, and VOILA! Thanks Lois for a great challenge and thank YOU for looking!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stampin B Pumpkin Challenge


Hi everyone! It is harvest time in StamPford and I challenged the Stampin B's to use a pumpkin on their card. Nothing like keeping it simple, huh??!! I created my pumpkin using 9 oval punched pieces from Making Memories *just Chillin* dp, and the SU set Say It with Scripture. I also used the last of the buttons I made over at SCS for the technique lovers challenge called *faux Buttons*! It is really 5 layers of the smallest nesties heart glue together, than punched with my cropodile, the crystal lacquer added for sheen. Ah the tricks we learn from each other! And that sweet little pumpkin came from my good friend Martha's garden, she is quite the farmer! Well as much as I HATE to say good-bye to summer, I wish you all a happy and healthy fall season. Hugs, nancyruth

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rita Marie Creative Design Boutique Blog Hop




Hi! Are you ready? It's time for Creative Design Boutique's Blog Hop! And, there's BLOG CANDY!!!

Make sure you visit ALL of these blogs on Wednesday, September 16. 2009, leave comments on ALL 6 of the Creative Design Team Blog Posts, and a winner's name will be chosen from those posts on Thursday Sept. 17th and posted at 6PM

Hi everyone! I love what I made with the Rita Marie set called FLORAL BREEZE~ I stamped the image in Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters ink on cream linen paper, and I colored the wonderful flowers with prismacolor markers. I paired the image with K and Company paper, and added a handwritten birthday sentiment. Please be sure to visit all the blogs for a chance to win candy, you will see the links on my sidebar! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009



Faith challenged the Stampin B's to make a card using 2 dies. I used my Sizzix camera die and my Topnote die. I stamped flowers from Funky Flowers by Rita Marie on the Topnote and colored them witIh markers. I embellished my camera with white gel pen and gold half gems and added a green cord wrist strap! The DP is a premade card by K and Company. Smile, coz the Stampin B's love you!!! Hugs to all, Nancyruth

Friday, August 7, 2009

Masculine Sympathy Card




Jojot challenged us to make a masculine sympathy card. Hmm, a double dog dare if you ask me, sympathy cards are difficult and a masculine one at that? Well I gave it some thought and figured I would make what I call a four square card. I used DP by SEI, it is actually Christmas paper but I thought the browns and pine cones work nicely for the challenge. I stamped branches from Best Blossoms in chocolate and then sponged with old olive. My sentiment is from the dollar stamps at M's, it had a flower on it which I did not use. Black ribbon as the austere embellishment and done! Thanks Joanne for a great challenge and thank YOU for looking!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog Hop Winner!!!



Congrats to LINDA STEVENS, the Creative Design Boutique Blog Candy Winner! Talk about fun! Thank you all for participating, and remember, we will be having a blog hop on the first Wednesday of every month, so mark your calendar!

Linda, please email: mjh7433109@aol.com with your address so that we can get your prize to you!

Don't forget, September 2 is our next Blog Hop with your chance to win

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Butterflies and Bouquet, Blog Hop






Hi! Are you ready? It's time for Creative Design Boutique's Blog Hop! And, there's BLOG CANDY!!!

Make sure you visit ALL of these blogs on Wednesday, August 5 2009, leave comments on ALL 6 of the Creative Design Team Blog Posts, and a winner's name will be chosen from those posts on Thursday August 6 and posted at 6PM. You will find the links to the other blogs in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card! I used the set Flutterby Delight, and it is so much fun to work with! I inked them up in black and clear embossed, then painted them with reinkers. My bouquet is punch art made with lots of punched flowers and leaves as well as skinny srips of paper for the stems. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the candy!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stampin B Challenge, Long Card, No stamping



Vicky challenged us to make a long card with no stamping! I relied on my Sizzix embossing folders as well as chalk inks. The paper is by K and Company, and I love the lacy edges the scallops give! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tri Shutter card in Neutrals





Two views of my Tri Shutter card made with the Rita Marie stamps which can be found at Creative Designs Boutique! I used neutral colors and the set Words to love By. Here is a link to the tri shutter cut, go to post 12. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442774

The latest from Nancyruth



Sunday, June 21, 2009

About Me

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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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