Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Headbands

These adorable Halloween Headbands are handmade with paper flowers, beautiful Halloween ribbons and feathers on an elastic non-slip headband. 

#1 Orange flower with Boo ribbon as pictured in the head shot above

#2 Orange flower with Pumpkin ribbon
#3 Yellow flower with Witch ribbon and purple feathers
#4 Orange flower with purple witch ribbon

#5 Yellow flower with orange witch ribbon 

#6 Yellow flower with Orange bat ribbon

The center flower is a cutting file from Scraptastical Kreations, flower #2 in the Elegant Florals collection. Ribbons are from Ribbonology and feathers are Fancy Feathers. Elastic non-slip headbands made by Goody. Care should be taken not to get wet! :)

I'm entering these into Creative Cutting Challenge, 

Challenge #2: Halloween--Not A Card

These are for sale at my Etsy store, Always A Story. I'd love it if you stopped by for a peek! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mermaid and Friends Hop

Welcome to our Mermaid and Friends Blog Hop. Who doesn’t like to step back into their childhood and remember the beautiful things they loved? Our first part was Fairies. We had so much fun with that hop. Today, we have a lot of women wanting to show off their work. A lot of very talented women! So dive in and come take a swim with us!
Here is our line up:

Nancy (**you are here**)

Of course we have Blog Candy! No hop would be complete without some amazing candy =) For this hop we have a $25 gift certificate for you to spend at Scrapping Bug Designs! She's got loads of very cute and adorable sets you are sure to love. Your total is for regular price, not sale price.

 Here are the rules: 
 You MUST visit and comment on everyone’s blog
 You Must visit, like and comment on Scrapping Bug's Facebookpage.


AND I have some blog candy of my own to give away! $10 in files from the fabulous Scraptastical Kreations! All you have to do for a chance to win is leave me a comment here (which you're doing already for the other candy) and stop by Scraptastical Kreations Facebook page and say hi! We love hearing from you! :)

On to my project...I've made a single page layout featuring 3 lovely ladies along with all sorts of super cute sea life. These adorable files are from Scraptastical Kreations and stamped with Peachy Keen's amazing stamps.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Now I must sent you swimming over to Jennifer.
Don't forget about the Blog Candy Rules!
Thanks for hopping!!

I hope we've inspired you in some way today!
~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Jumping in Leaves!

Cameo Creations Challenge - Anything Fall

I used a leaf file from Scraptastical Kreations (Calendar Cuties), leaf stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Red Carpet Studio Challenge

What a fun challenge!! It took me a day or two to come up with something I liked that I thought would also work as a great card sentiment. One of my husbands favorite saying's is "Orange you glad?" so I borrowed it from him to make this adorable friendship card. 

Scraptastical Kreations ~ Fruitilicious
Peachy Keen ~ PK-461 Happy Lashes
Papers ~ DCWV plus various scraps from my stash
White Gelly Roll Pen
Asst. Inks and Chalks
Random bling

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

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome to our Crazy Dog and Cupcake Blog Hop! If you've just happened upon my page today and would like to hop from the beginning you can start at Colleen
What started out as a random idea for a blog hop turned into a funny theme!  We threw out some ideas on different "odd observances" in the up coming months ~ one being National Dog Day and the other Cupcake Day ~ everyone seemed to like these two themes so we put it to a vote! Who would have thought it would have turned into a tie?!  So we voted once more ~ thanks to Pamela's creative thinking, she put the two together.  What could be more fun than working with dogs and cupcakes!  So sit back and enjoy the fun and creative projects the group has put together for you today!

No blog hop would be complete without some fun blog candy to win!  Today we have a very gracious 
sponsor ~ KaDoodle Bug Designs is giving one lucky winner $15 in free files!  All you have to do to win the prize is:
§  Comment on each stop along the way
§  Like KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page:
Join their fun group at:

Today's line up:
Nancy (that's me! ;)

And now on to my project, what to make, what to make??? I originally voted for cupcake, since I don't have a dog and cupcakes are yummy. But when they were mixed together I thought, yikes, what could I possibly make, lol? So I came up with this cute card with an adorable little pup on a "sweet" background and a fun saying. Hope you  like it! :)

Now it's time to grab your cupcake and Fido and head to Tina's blog.

Thank you for hopping along with us today!  I hope we've inspired you in some way today!

~there's always a story!
Nancy :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Red Carpet Studio #1

I thought this would be the perfect layout for me to make for this "Silent" challenge. I've been wanting to make it but waiting because I couldn't think of a title that I liked with it. And you know what? It doesn't need one!  I love it just the way it is! The file is from Scraptastical Kreations, "BSD Little Devils". I cut the gate in half so it opens up to show another photo mat.

Cutting file ~ Scraptastical Kreations
Paper ~ DCWV plus various scraps from my stash
Trendy Twine
Various chalks and inks
White Gelly Roll pen

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peachy Challenge #33

This adorable little card went into my son's lunchbox today for his first day of school. Glad I took some pictures of it before it gets all covered with crumbs, spills and whatever other mess the boys at lunch come up with, lol.

Look! it's on an action wobble!!

The Recipe: 
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ August 
Scraptastical Kreations ~ Turtley Perfect
Trendy Twine
Various paper, inks, and chalks
Action Wobble

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge 12: Back to School

It never hurts to start off the year with a cute gift for the teacher! So for my son's teacher this year I altered this Post-it holder. I decorated the cover with these really cute critters from Scraptastical Kreations.

Here's a side view so you can kind of see the different size Post-its. For this project I used a Post-It Note holder from Lakeside, decorated with adorable files from Scraptastical Kreations. Paper is from Oriental Trading and various scraps from my stash, assorted inks and chalks, White Gelly Roll pen, and of course, my Cameo. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember....

~there's always a story!

Nancy :)