Monday, August 31, 2009

Christian Paper Crafts!!!!

Come join us at Christian Paper Crafts!!!!
Christian Paper Crafts is a great message board where you can post your work in the gallery. Learn new tips and ideas. Be part of weekly challenges, sketches and so much more. It's a wonderful way to meet some craters that not only love paper crafting but have a huge LOVE for the Lord!!!!!

When you register don't forget to tell them that Nadya send you!!! :)
Now go on and register!!!! See ya over there!!! :)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Woohoooo!!!! Have I got some AWESOME news for you all!!!!

I'm so excited!!! This is AWESOME!!!
God is AWESOME!!!!

I checked my e-mail last night and found an e-mail from Practical Scrappers letting me know that I was chosen to be on their DT for Cricut/Cuttlebug DT!!!! I mean they PICKED ME to be part of their Design Team!!!!! Woohooo!!! I'm so excited!!!

Practical Scrappers blog is an awesome blog with lots of FUN challenges. Every week they have new challenges to help you use the supplies you already have on hand! And we all know how much stuff we all have!! Right? :) It's always so much fun to see many ways of using things you already have!!

I already got my schedule of things that need to be done and by when. Can't wait to start working on some of those things!! This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!! :)

I prayed about this and the Lord answered! He is awesome!!! :)
Thanks to my friends that encouraged me to do this!!! You guys are the BEST!!!! :)

Thanks to Practical Scrappers ladies for letting me be part of their Design Team!!! :)

So check out all of the other wonderful ladies that made the design team at Practical Scrappers and don't forget to be part of our challenges there!!!!! :)


Thanks for sharing my excitement with me!!!! :)


Monday, August 24, 2009

Couple of Boy Birthday cards...

Just some cards I did. I have three girls so I don't get to play or do a lot of blue cards or layouts. I got a new stamp set couple of weeks ago at Target and made these cards.... Stamps set is called "Sweet pea" by Fiskars.

Thanks for looking!!! :)


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What an awesome giveaway!!!!

OK ladies..
Melissa at Creating from the Heart is giving away an awesome giveaway!!!!

How would you like to win this...????


What about this????


Whant to see more? Check out her BLOG!!!! :)

Good luck!!!
Nadya :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Birthday invitation card.

LOL :) Ok... I fixed the post.... I do not know why but I keep calling this ladybug a butterfly!!! Why? I have no clue!!! I was doing that the whole time me and my friend were making these cards. LOL :) but it's fixed now!!!! Oh and yes my friend wanted the ladybug theme not the butterfly so we are OK!!!! :)

I did Birthday party invitations for my friends babe's first birthday.

She wanted to do ladybug theme... I used the Doodlecharm circut cartridge for the ladybug, 1 1/2" size. SU stamp for the "Your Invited" and CTMH "Playful Flourishes" stamp set for the swirls. Some bling for the eyes and a flower!!! It's very simple but I think the invites turned out cute. I know that the green paper is from CM but don't remember what the pink one is.

Thanks for looking!
Nadya :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CPCM-CM17 Color Mondayon on Christian Paper Crafts

I finally got my project done for the Color Monday challenge on Christian Paper Crafts. We had to use kraft, red, and black colors and could create what ever we wanted. So I did this cute little gift box.

I'm starting on making some things for our Craft Silent auction that is going to happen some time before Christmas at our School. All the proceeds will go towards our Church building fund!!! We had a lot of fund doing the auction last school year and I'm looking forward to what the Lord will bring for us this time around!!!!

I got the box template from the Papercraft Inspirations web site. They have a lot of FREE templates there!!!! :)

White, black and draft cardstock.
Real Red SU ink pad.
CTMH "Rustic Flowers" stamp set.
A sentiment stamp that I had.
Ribbon, button, bling, stickles.

The front of the box.

The back of it... This is my first one so it has some improvement to do.... :)

And here I'm holding the box so you can see what size it is.

Not sure what I'm going to fill it with yet. Got any ideas??? :) I'm thinking some hand made cards or something like that.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Matryoshka cards...

I wanted to do couple more cards that would be Russian themed for my dad's store and I found this template. I had so much fun making these "Matryoshka' cards. I got the pattern from the doll at Papercraft Inspirational magazine . I re-sized it to fit in too my envelop witch makes the doll about 5 1/2 in tall.

I am so exited about these cards and really like how they came out. I'll come back later and add what I used to make them...(don't have a lot of time right now) but for now here are the pictures for you all to see... :)

Card #1.

Card #2.

Aren't these cards just darling???

Nadya :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ask and He shall answer...

I've wanted to use my craftiness for the Lord in some way. I prayed that the Lord would show me a way to use the gift that He has so graciously given to me. The gift of paper craftiness I call it... :) I believe that I paper craft for a reason and I have been asking God to show me that reason, to show me the path that He wants me to take. What He wants me to do with this gift?

I have been doing some things for our Church, friends and family. I love that part. I love to be able to do something for the Lord from the heart. To see people smile and get so excited!!!! Brings JOY to my heart!!! I've been blessed abundantly. I have a husband that encourages me in my hobby, Church, friends and family that encourage me and lift me up when needed!!!

The last couple of week I've been really praying that God would help me use this hobby more for Him. And just couple of days ago I believe that He has answered my prayer and I am so excited!!!

You see my daddy has a Russian Christian Book store in Portland, Oregon. He has just moved his location and is doing some major work in his new store. So, the Lord send me a thought of making cards for my dad's store. How cool would that be? So I went on a hunt for some Russian stamps, but didn't find any with Bible Scriptures. So the next best thing would be to print them. And so I did. I am so excited! I've been working for the last couple of days making cards for him and did well over 20 different types of cards now. But the part that is exciting the most to me is that I got couple of cards with Bible Scriptures in Russian and I just know that mom and dad are going to be so thrilled!!!!

So here we go...

The first card the Bible verse is "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." 1-Corinthians 16:13

Second card is "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2

I took this pic last night in the house it was dark already sorry.
Bible verse is "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34

Thank you for reading this post and for being part of my hobby! I hope that you have found some inspiration in this post. I can't wait to get these cards to my dad!!! :)


"A heartfelt thank you"

I've been making a lot cards these past two days. Play with Lyrical Letters cartridge is a lot of fun. If you have this cartridge but haven't played with these images yet, you are missing out on a lot of FUN!!!! :)

Here's 3 more cards that I did. They are very simple and easy. My cricut did the cutting of the image. All I did is added the paper and some embellishments. Again, I'm using my scraps, getting the basket to a smaller size... So you'll see some of the same colors, papers used.

I used CTMH stamp for the sentiment on this card.

Thanks for looking!!!


Friday, August 7, 2009

3 cards using Lyrical Letters cartridge!!!

I wanted to try those card shapes that Lyrical Letters cartridge has sense I got the cartridge. But haven't done it till last night. I really don't know why I waited but I'm glad that I finally decided to try them out.

I have so many cards to share with you all but I think that I'll keep some of them for tomorrow.:)

I used my scraps of papers these projects. I'm on a mission to get that basket full of paper scraps smaller A LOT smaller!!!!

Used only Lyrical Letters cartridge and some word stickers that I had laying around. Actually I think I got those stickers in the mail with some scrapbook magazine subscription or something like that.
Start Dust stickers, pearls, ribbon, button and scrappers floss.
Hello Kitty sizzix embossing folder. I used baking rolling pin thing, to get that blue paper embossed. Don't have a cuttlebug or a bigshot and yes my hands were hurting after words. But I LOVE the way it came out.

OK here we got... Hope you'll like these!!!! :)

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll give this cartridge a try!!!


Freebie Friday!!!!

At the Paper Popsicles blog today!!!!
They are giving away a FREE digital stamp Elizabeth and she is so cute!!!

I got my copy and I can't wait to print it out and play with it!!!!
Go to their BLOG and get your FREE digital stamp!!! So hurry up because as soon as Friday is over so is the FREE image.... It will still be available for purchase though!!!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Flower Soft and Practical Scrappers Challenge!

I posted yesterday that I got my first tin of Flower Soft and BOY do I LOVE IT!!!!? :) It's is so AWESOME!!!

I found these two videos that are very very helpful. The lady has a very nice teaching voice and she explains everything so nicely!!!!

Flower Soft video #1
Flower Soft video #2

Make sure you watch both of them if you want to learn more about Flower Soft and awesome ways to use it!!!! I'm just starting out with it so both of these videos have been so helpful to me.

I had a BLAST working with Flower Soft last night. My husband and my brother in law who is visiting us right now even liked the cards that I did.. LOL :) It was SO easy to use and so much FUN!!! Now I need to get more colors!!!! hee hee

So here are the cards that I did plus a layout using Flower Soft. It is so windy outside today that I could not get the layout and cards to stay still. I take my pictures outside for better lighting. So I'm sorry if the pictures didn't turn out all that great.

Used on both of the cards:
Flower Soft Heather.
Aleene's tacky glue.
Flowers stamp from Garden bouquet collection by Posh Impressions.
CTMH Ink pens, Hydrangea, Topiary and Holiday Red.
Scraps of CM embossed paper that I had left over.
Bazzill Olive green card stock.
White card stock.
Star dust stickles.
Eyelets by SU.

They layout is simple. Some paper STMH stamps and Flower Soft. I just had so much fun playing last night!!! :) The layout is also a Challenge page for Practical Scrappers. We had to use 5 eyelets on a layout. Go check out their blog and what their DT team came up with for this challenge.

Here is my layout. The 4 eyelets are on the two pink strips at the bottom and the 5th one is on a circle. For the title I used Lyrical Letters cartridge the Capital font.

Close up of the circle that has the flowers with Flower Soft.

Thanks for looking and I hope you liked my projects!!!

Nadya :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

I just LOVE getting packages!!!!

Woohoo!!! I got a package in the mail today!!!! And it's from Our Daily Bread!!!
I'm so excited I can't wait to use my new Glue Glider Pro adhesive gun... :)

Just wanted to share with you my package!! I'm so excited it's like Christmas!!!!

Here is the box....

And here are the goodies.... Now those are not all of my refills... LOL :) Some of them are my friends we ordered together!!!! But don't you just LOVE that pile!!!! I know I do!!!

And here is my little helper that helped me open my box... She was all OOOOO and AHHHHH when I was taking things out of the box!!! Isn't she CUTE!!!! I Love it!!!

Don't look at all the mess behind her. LOL :) I've been busy doing stuff at my craft area!!!

And I got my very FIRST Flower Soft!!! I can NOT WAIT to use this!!!! I've watched some tutorials on this and I can not wait to use it on a card or a layout!!! Woohoo!!! :)

Hope you liked my goodies!!!
Nadya :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More FREE stuff to win and Sketches to work with!!!

Get your blinkie!

I just love sketches! They make my layouts so much interesting.

There's a new blog on a block!!! :) It's called Get Sketchy and right now they have some awesome giveaways going on. But you have to hurry up!!!!! The winders names will be drawn on August 3rd... so hurry up!!! :)

Don't forget to add their blinkie to your blog!!! :)


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lita's sketch #4 and Scrunchy Flowers...

I have two projects to show you today!!!!

First is the Scrunchy Flower or paper flower or the flower that everyone is making these days. :) I've seen them EVERYWHERE! There's a lot of great tutorials out there for these flowers. I found this tutorial at Christian Paper Crafts to be very easy and simply to follow.

I finally took the time last night to make couple of these flowers as I was waiting for my husband to finish up his home work. If you haven't done these yet, you have too. They are so easy to make and are so CUTE!!!

Here is a card that I made for a boy birthday for a friend with the first flower that I did.

Up close of the flower.

Second is Lita's #4 sketch. To see her sketches please visit her blog at Embracing Imperfection.

I had a lot of fun doing this sketch. I just love how these little scrunchy paper flowers turned out!!!! I started working on the Volume 2 album for our friends and the photos are of their oldest daughter. She is such a good kid!!!!

And the corners with the flowers.

I just LOVE how these flowers turned out!!! I see my self making more of these that's for sure!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!