Saturday, June 20, 2009

Punchy Saturday



I had fun making punch art today for the Splitcoast challenge. Our inspiration was a site with darling baby shoes! Mr. Owl is simply a topnote die folded in half, with nestability eyes abd a triangle beak! Easy peasy, add the ggogles and some ribbon and VOILA! The frog is made with oval and round nestabilities of varying sizes, and can you guess what I made his toes with? A flower punch! This was a TOTAL CASE of a card by Stampingeorge over at SCS so if anuone is looki g and wnats to case, please give HER credit! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sketch Challenge 233 And another tote






I did 2 very different cards for the sketch challenge today. The blue one I made this morning, and the bright one this afternoon. I love playing around with the same sketch and mixing it up, there is no end to the differnt looks we can achieve... I also wanted you to see another tote I made that is winging its way down to Florida as we speak! Along with some bubble gum for a very smart 9 year old who got ALL A'S for the school year! WOWZERS! I am being taken out to dinner by my Stepmom for my BD, my dear Brother Matt will be there too! Gotta go get *pretty*! Till my next post, Nancyruth

Monday, June 15, 2009

Casing Sumtoy



Yesterday's challenge over at SCS was to case a card from the featured stamoer sumtoy. I chose this card of Roseanne's because I adore flowers, especially roses!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1282101?cat=500&ppuser=90220

I made two cards for the case. The first one features an iron gate that I cased from AngellaDCrockett, using both the Martha Stewart Picket fence Punch AND the EK Suceess Punch Fluer de Lis. The second card I kept lighter, and that is my favorite of the two. I used stickles on both cards and love the sparkle that they have! Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Some More TopNote Purses




As you get to know me, or if you already do, you will know I love to create something over and over in many ways, to see just how many looks I can get. Of course in any creative endeavor the sky is the limit, so I have to tell myself to stop! This was true with my topnote purses and I had so much fun creating different looks with this technique which I found over at SCS. The link to Butternutsage's tutorial will help you to create your own purses!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QwGdLYiZoU


Anyway, I am kinda thrilled with how these came out and hope you enjoy them too!
The blue faux crocodile bag was made by running ballet blue cardstock through my cuttelbug, stippled with Itty Bitty Backgrounds in brilliant blue, then clear embossed. I do forget how vibrant the clear EP makes things... I had in mind a lighter blue when I started! So I was a little startled by the color. LOL!!I had so much fun decorating this, like so many of my projects it took on a life of its own! The clutch bag on the right is made using one topnot cut in half, the paper I used is Que sera sera by K and Company, as well as some scraps from the blue purse! The white one is made with white cardstock (doh) run through the swiss dots folder, and clear embossed to give a patent leather look.

Till my next post, Nancyruth

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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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