Friday, February 26, 2010

"Wish" card... Poppy Seed Challenge - Poppy Paperie.....

Lisa at Poppy Paperie has started doing challenges at her blog. She posted her first challenge yesterday and you have a week to work on it and then link it to her blog. :)

Here is the challenge. For more details you can go to Lisa's blog, Poppy Paperie.

Here is the card that I did. I'm playing with some new stamps this week that I'm borrowing from one of my sisters. :) Thanks Masha for letting me borrow your stamps! :)

I wanted to play with some chalk and do some water coloring type thing. I embossed my flowers with clear sparkle embossing powder. Then I used my SU blending pen and some chalk crayons that I have. The flowers didn't come out as clear as I hoped but that's OK. I'm still learning, right... :) At list they looked like they are water colored... at list I think so.

Stamps used:
CMTH "Happiness"
CMTH "Card Commentary"
Chalk crayons
SU blending pen.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today... Let me know what you think of this card!!! :) Hope you'll give this challenge a try.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Miles of Smiles" layout and a card....

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use our stamps. Stamping is something that I started doing about 2 years ago. And I LOVE STAMPS!!!! :) Specially the clear stamps. I do have some wooden once but the clear stamps what got me in too even trying stamping.

There's so many ways that you can use stamps. And this week you'll definitely see many of those ways used in projects over at PS so head over there and check out all of the work that the Design Team did this week.

I love using my stamps for creating my own back ground paper. There's many times when I can't find just the right kind of printed paper for a layout or a card. What I love about clear stamps is that you can take more then one image and put them on your block and have 4 - 5 (or more) different stamps at the same time to stamp your images. No need to do one at a time. How awesome is that?

So for this week that is exactly what I did. I stamped several solid colored cardstock and stamped them with my stamps and cut different shapes out using my cricut. Then I used that on my layout and card for this weeks challenge.

I love how this layout turned out. I used several of CTMH stamps to stamp the green back ground on the white solid cardstock. I also used my alpha stamps to do my title. All of the shapes have stamped images on them as well.

This layout was also done for Creative Scrappers Sketch #91 by: Kristine Davidson... You can see the sketch over at Creative Scrappers blog......

On the card the blue/gray shape has stamped swirls on it for a background.

I started by stamping swirls on my cardstock.

and this one is all done.

I then used several of the cricut cartridges:
Beyond Birthdays
Lyrical Letters
Accent Essentials
Plantin Schoolbook

and cut all of these shapes out and used them on the layout and card.

Up close of some of the elements on the layout.... I used some stickles on the bird and chalk on different shapes.

So I hope you got some inspiration to get your stamps out and use them and make your own background paper. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! :) Don't forget to go over to Practical Scrappers to check out DT's work!!!

Nadya :)

Valentine's Day cards.....

I say it's better late then never!!! :) So here I am posting couple of Valentine's Day cards that I did.

My husband and I don't do Valentines Day. It's just something that we never did, well he did get flowers for me one year and that was really sweet it's just something that we don't make a point of doing. But this year after looking at all the wonderful cards and projects that other paper crafters did I decided to make a card for my husband just to let him know how much I love him and what a wonderful husband and daddy he is. The Lord really blessed me with a wonderful husband!!!! :)

This is what I came up with!!! This year Valentines day was on a Sunday and I come home before my husband from Church, he drives the buss for our Church Buss Ministry so he comes home little later. I had the card waiting for him next to his bed side... :) Took him some time to see it, ha ha... but he LOVED it!!!!

Cricut "Doodlecharms" cartridge for the heart.
CTMH "Endless Love" stamp set.
Inkadinkado "Floral Flourishes" stamp set.
Brown Cats Eye chalk.
Zing "Blush" embossing powder.
Martha Stewart Pink ribbon.
Pop up dots to pop up the heart.

And this card was just for FUN!!! :)

CTMH "Love Flourishes" stamp set
CTMH "Endless Love" stamp set
Martha Stewart Pink ribbon.
Zing "Blush" embossing powder
Red Heart sticker.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! :) I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day!!! :)

Nadya :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunshine blog award!!!

I got this cool Blog Award from Sandi the other day and I am just now posting it here. :)

Sandi Thanks so much for the award!!! :)

So now it's my turn to pick several of my friends to pass down this award. How FUN! :)

The rules for the award are as follows: I must pass this on to 6 of my followers. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

--Pass the award onto 6 bloggers.

--Link the nominees within your post.

--Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

--Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So here is my list of blogers that I am passing this on to:

Gaz, Caz n Lucy in NZ

Thanks so much Sandi for the award!! :)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Another great giveaway!!!

Check out this blot Creating from the Heart...

Melissa is giving away and awesome giveaway!!!! All you need to do is leave her a comment in her post about the giveaway. :)

Here are just couple of things that she is giving away...

1 Fiskars Scalloped Daisy Embossing Border Punch.

1 Kaiser Craft Devonshire Stamp Set... so beautiful

Check out Melissa's blog to see what else she's giving away... :)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cards using Crepe paper.

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use flowers. At PS we always try to find new ways to use thing. And there's so many ways to do flowers the DT there has worked really hard this week. Go to the PS blog and check out at all of the work.

So happened that the week before I was searching for some fun scrapbooking/card making videos and I came across a video about crepe paper. The lady did some really cool things with it and I knew just what kind of flowers I wanted to do for this weeks challenge. Unfortunately I can't find that video for you all to see. But I'll look again and if I do find it I'll post it.
I never thought about using party string for something like this before.

I did 3 cards and used dark pink and blue crepe paper.

"Happy Birthday" is sentiment stamp from CTMH "Birthday sentiments" stamp set. For this card I used my shape scissors to cut lots of little circles then I used a small bard in the middle to hold them all in place and formed the shapes of each circle to make it look more 3D like flower.

"Baby Boy" card is being featured at Practical Scrappers this week. For this card I folded the crepe sting in 1/2 and then I gathered it with a thread and needle and it formed in too a flower. I attached a large brad in the middle to hold it together.

For the thrid card I did a technique that I've seen done with ribbon and other papers. It was so much fun. I did a little raffle at the bottom of the card.... Basically what I did is again fold the crepe string in 1/2 and gather it with needle and thread but not as tight as if you would be doing a flower (see above). Place a strip of adhesive on your card and start putting down your gathered crepe string. Pressing on too where the adhesive is at, you can see on the first photo the glare, that is my adhesive.

When you are all done this is what it should look like.

When you are done with this part just start putting your card together. I put a peace of cardstock on top to cover up the stitching part. Very easy to do.... :) Hope you'll give it a try if you haven't done this before.

I had fun working with crepe paper, I hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you come up with! :)

Don't forget to stop by Practical Scrappers the creativity there is just amazing!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Couple more fun cards....

Just couple more cards that I did last week. Playing with new things I've learned and another fun new stamp that I got at our craft store for a $1. :) I just had to get that pregnant lady stamp. It's so cute!!!! I colored it with some color pencils. And again used the "Sentiments" stamp set by Making Memories and some other stamps. Oh and I have I said how much I love playing with my heat embossing things, it's so much FUN... :)

So anyways, here are the cards.... Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!! Hope your having a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, February 11, 2010


I really love the look of simple cards. Plus I can get more of them done when they are simple to make... :)

Here is the last set of cards that I did for our Ladies Fellowship last week Thursday. These are very simple and easy cards to do. I know, I know... :) I'm using this stamp set way too much. But I just love it. The images are beautiful and they stamp so nice and clear. But what a girl to do? When you get a new toy you just play with it as much as you can... well at list that's what I do.

Stamp set by American Crafts "Sentiments" both large and small.
Cardstock and printed papers.
CTMH "God Bless You" stamp set.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! :) Hope you enjoyed these simple cards!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Laughter" and "Just Because"

This week at Practical Scrappers our challenge was to use brads in our projects. I did a 12x12 layout and a card for my Wednesday submission. :)

For the layout I used Basic Grey patterned paper for the back ground and other different kinds of patterned papers. Flowers and some Bo Bunny rob-ons. I used large size brads for the middle of the flowers as my flower centers. For the title I used Thickers ABC stickers. love how this layout turned out!!!

For the card I used one of my new and favorite stamp sets by American Crafts "Sentiments". I stamped the flowers 3 times in a row and used sugar coated brads for the flowers. I used some patterned paper from my scraps bin so I don't even know what brand they are, sorry. I added some jewels in the middle of the chipboard butterfly and some ribbon and the card was done. I really how it turned out. It's so bright and colorful!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Don't forget to check out Practical Scrappers for more awesome layouts, cards and other projects. Your not going to want to miss next weeks challenge as well so head over there and get inspired!!!

Nadya :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Thinking about you" cards.....

I had a productive day yesterday. I feel like my crafting mojo is coming back. :) About time too I say!!! :) I made 7 cards yesterday and thought I'd share couple of them with you today.

I really enjoy making simple cards. I love the fancy cards but just don't have the patience to do that.

We had Ladies Fellowship last night and I brought my supplies for us all to use. We worked on some cards that we can mail to our deployed soldiers, college students and some of the elderly people in our Church. Everyone had so much FUN! I did couple of examples for the ladies to look at. And this is what I came up with.

On this card I used Kraft paper, brown cat's eye chalk, a die cute shape that I picked up at a scrapbook store. The flowers and the sentiment came from my new stamp set... I really LOVE this set, it has so many beautiful images. The stamp set is by American Crafts called "Sentiments" large and the last touch was some ribbon.

This card looks more elegant in person then on the picture. I had a really hard time taking pictures of these cards, the weather wasn't the best to do this.... I used Kraft and cranberry cardstock. Rusted look (kind of) brads, the sentiment came from American Crafts "Sentiment" stamp set. The flower/swirl image came from INKADINKADO called "Floral Flourishes" stamp set ... very cute set. I embossed it with American Crafts Zing embossing powder Brown Sugar.

Not sure if you can see the leaves on this card. But I stamped some leaves on the white card stock before stamping "thinking of you" sentiment from CTMH "Rustic Flower" stamp set. Some cardstock and ribbon to finish off the card.

Again I used "Sentiments" stamp set by AC. Some buttons, brown and orange cardstock....

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed working on them!!! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!!

Nadya :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A gift bag for "MOM".....

I've seen some of these paper goodie bags done in several blogs so I thought I'd give it a try. This week at Practical Scrappers we had to use any die cut machine we had. I of course I used my cricut expression... :)

So here is what I came up with..... I really like the way it came out. All though I think I'll make the shape a smaller size. The size for this baggy I did 5" I'd go with 4 1/2 or 4 1/4, just little smaller.

I used Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for the basic shape and Beyond Birthday cartridge for the "MOM" that was cut at 1 1/2" size... but it can be cut bigger too... Oh, actually I did cut it bigger size I just used the wrong cut. I realized that I did that after I put it all together and took pictures. I went back to my table and a bigger piece was just sitting there.... Oh, well I can use it for something else.

I covered the "MOM" cut with start dust stickles, let it dry very well before adhering it. I had some flower stickers (not sure what they are called). Some jewels in different places. Ribbon on top, and I added a cute butterfly on the ribbon.

I know this is too early for Mothers Day... But hey why not? :) I think this would be supper cute to give to a mom or make one for a teacher, put some candy or other goodies in there and your gift is done!!! It was very super easy to make and fast....

Hope you'll give it a try....

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!

Nadya :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

An AWESOME Blog Candy!!!

Fern at Fern's Creations is giving away a very generous Blog Candy!!!!
Go to her blog and check it out!!!

Nadya :)