Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations Christmas in July Challenge

I've made this beautiful wreath for Scraptastical Kreations Challenge #11 ~ Christmas in July.

Scraptastical Kreations ~ Garden Splendor
Ribbon~ Michael's Mega Roll
Random silk artificial filler flower
Artificial balsam wreath

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ there's always a story
Nancy :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Made Especially For You ~ 3 Color Challenge

The design for this card is from Scraptastical Kreations FaceBook Challenge #3 ~ Card Sketch. I used 3 colors so I'm entering into Made Especially For You's weekly card challenge, since that's the challenge this week! The inspiration from this card came from Desert Divas, I used Recollections cardstock, some scraps, Stickles, rhinestones, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Creative Memory stamp. Thanks for stopping by, perhaps this design has inspired you today!

there's always a story~
Nancy :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Magical Life Of Fairies Blog Hop 7-17-12

Welcome to our Blog Hop, The Magical Life of Fairies. If you have arrived here from Colleen then you're in the right place. If you've just happened upon my page and would like to start at the beginning then head over to Pamela. What little girl doesn't dream of carrying a fairy in her pocket? They are so tiny and amazing with their beautiful wings and long pretty hair...this is what comes to mind when I think of fairies. Today we have a lot of talented women that want to show off their beautiful fairies that they created so please join the party and fly around with us!

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Nancy (you're here)
Miriam (flying off to next)

We have some wonderful Blog candy! The Scrapbook Stamp Society has agreed to sponsor the hop and will offer $12 worth of FREE fairy related digis as a prize for this hop. All you have to do is visit every blog and leave a comment. We would sure love it if you would start following our blogs too.

And now onto my project! This is something I've had in mind to make for a while so I am very grateful this hop came along to give me the incentive to get it done. My project today is a Tooth Fairy Box, to hold all of my son's lost teeth. When he was 5 and lost his first tooth he was very sad that he would never see it again so together we wrote the Tooth Fairy a note and asked her if she could leave his tooth instead of taking it away with her and the Tooth Fairy being the sweet and loving fairy she is, agreed and has left each tooth since. I created this beautiful box to keep his precious little teeth in forever so that none will be lost.

Side view of the box with the first half of the poem

I added Perfect Pearls to the teeth to make them "POP"

I added the tooth onto this beautiful fairy's dress, then filled it with Perfect Pearls for a realistic look.

Inside view of box, Styrofoam wrapped in fabric

A sparkly mesh bag to hold the precious little teeth
3D Box ~ Silhouette Store
Fairy Digi ~ The Stamping Boutique
Papers ~ Recollections and DCWV
Prismacolor Pencils
Perfect Pearls
Various chalks, inks and buttons
Poem ~ Author Unknown

And for visiting me today I have some blog candy of my own for you to win! Please "like" my Facebook page and leave me a comment there. I will pick one winner at random from all comments left from this hop on my FB page to win these beautiful stick pins! I'd love it too if you became a follower of my blog :)

 I must now send you on to the very talented MiriamThank you for flying about with us today, I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and we've inspired you in some way.

there's always a story...
Nancy :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scraptastical Kreations Month Long Birthday Bash!

The month long celebration of Scraptastical Kreations 1st birthday is going strong!! Every day is a new challenge or game so stop by and check it out each day! If you submit a project for each challenge you will be entered to win $50 in files at the SK Store! Each challenge awards a fabulous prize and runs for the entire month of July! Here is the list of challenges so far:
1. Any Summer Theme Project Challenge
2. Card Sketch Challenge 
3. Layout Sketch Challenge
4. Music/Lyric Challenge
5. Shaped Card Challenge
6. Color Challenge
7. Use Up Your Scraps Challenge

You can find a description of each challenge in photos under albums at Scraptastical Kreations Facebook Page here. Now go, create and have fun! :D

there's always a story,
Nancy :)

Monica's Creative Challenge #11 Anything Goes

For this Cameo Creation Challenge I'm sharing a notepad I made, with inspiration from Pinterest. My favorite color is purple and I just happened to have some purple printer paper which I cut into 4ths, cut cardstock to size, stacked it all together, held it together with binder clips and glued the top edge. I fancied the cover up a bit with some shapes from Scraptastical Kreations and a couple stick pins I made. The possibilities are endless for this cute notepad, they would make great teacher's gifts, stocking stuffers, or I may just make one for every room in the house to help me with my feeble memory, lol.

Colored printer paper
Recollections cardstock and printed paper
Scraptastical Kreations ~ "Label It, Tag It, Frame It" set
2 corsage pins, assorted beads from my overflowing stash
Glossy Accents Medium

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Blog Hop

Welcome to our 4th of July Blog Hop! What comes to mind when you think of the 4th of July? Being with family, barbecues, picnics, and fireworks? That's what comes to my mind. But, few know the actual reason we are celebrating this holiday. We know it has something to do with America, the flag, independence. On July 4, 1776 United States of America declared it's independence from Britain. So today is America's Birthday, Happy Birthday America!!!

Today we have a lot of wonderful, talented women wanting to celebrate this holiday with you. If you've come here from Colleen's blog than you're in the right place. If you've just happened upon my page and would like to hop from the beginning, start at Pamela. Here's today's line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Nancy {you are here}
Lisa {You're next stop}

We have some really exciting 4th of July Candy! Kristy from Scraptastical Kreations is sponsoring this hop and has offered to give one lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate to her store! All you have to do is visit every blog in this hop and leave a comment. It really doesn't get any easier than that!

July board sans photo
And now for my project...Each month I change the theme of my magnetic board that I hang in my kitchen. This month I chose to do a patriotic theme and thought it couldn't be more perfect for this hop! 
Magnetic Board ~Creative Memories
Piecing Files ~ Scraptastical Kreations
Papers ~ Paper Pizazz & DCWV
Embellies: K&Company
4th of July Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Various chalks, inks, pencils, white Gelly Roll pen

I was able to get this photo from the fireworks last night and add it onto the board! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Now I must send you on to the very talented Lisa to see what fabulous project she has for you. Remember to win the blog candy you must visit every ladies' blog and leave a comment. I hope my project has inspired you in some way, have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

there's always a story...