Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Pam's Spooktacular 40th Birthday Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of Pam's Spooktacular 40th Birthday Hop!

What is more fun than a birthday? Spooktacular projects made by amazing friends! We are hopping for 2 days sharing 40 Spooktacular projects to celebrate Pam of MzLavr2's Creations turning 40! If you have arrived from Ashley's blog you are right on track! If you missed the beginning you will want to head over to the Birthday Girl's blog! Not only are we sharing fun Halloween projects, we have a lot of fabulous goodies for our trick or treaters!
Happy Birthday Pam!!

Our Sponsors are: 

 Jen over at Girl Boy Girl designs is giving a full digital kit to one luck winner! Please go like and comment on her Facebook page and let her know you stopped by from Pam's Spooktacular 40th Birthday hop! You can find her stuff at Girl Boy Girl DesignsPam is on her Creative Team.

Scrapbook Stamp Society is handing out 3 digi stamps to one lucky trick or treater! I know we are all so excited! Best part is you win digi stamps so there is no shipping!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs is giving one lucky trick or treater their Ghouls Night Out paper piecing pattern set.

Erica's Room is giving one trick or treater a Cricut Cartridge!

There is an overall grand prize sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa Designs. It is $20 in free Halloween files! Lisa is asking that you become a follower of each blog along the hop as well as her design team blog.

In order to qualify for the goodies we have listed, please comment “Trick or Treat” and let each of us know what you love the most about our projects on every blog while trick or treating! Here is my SpOOkTacUlaR project:

For my project I made a Spooky banner but decided I liked it better hanging straight down. It spells out a warning "BEWARE". I was thinking of hanging it on my son's bedroom door, definitely a place to beware of, lol!!

My Recipe:
Scraptastical Kreations - "Haunted Halloween" cutting file
Silhouette for the rosettes
Recollections Papers
Oriental Trading - Googly eyes 

Thank you for checking out my project, I hope we've inspired you in some way today!
The next house on the street is MirandaThanks for trick or treating our blogs! If you get lost along the way check out the full line-up on Pam's blog.

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Happy "Owl-A-Ween" Blog Hop Oct. 28

Welcome to the: Happy "Owl-A-Ween" Blog Hop! We're giving you 2 days to hop, so relax, take your time and enjoy hopping through all of the fabulous projects.

We have some of the very best crafters showcasing their projects using an owl with a Halloween theme! You will see cards, layouts, altered art projects and more! We hope that our projects will inspire you to get crafty! If you're here from Elicia's page then your in the right place! If you just happened upon my page and would like to hop from the beginning start over at Suzanne's page. Here's the full line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Nancy {you are here}

A grand prize will be sponsored by: Zannie Berry

To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must visit all of the stops in the hop, become a follower of each blog (if you're not already), and leave a happy comment on each site! 

The grand prize winner will be announced on November 1.
For my project I tried something new for me. I picked out a 3D lantern from Silhouette and filled each window with a Halloween scene, including of course a couple owls! This was a really fun project and I'm pretty happy with the results, so success, lol! And what could be better than this: when my son saw this he said "That has to be the coolest thing you've ever made! It's Beast!". Accolades like that from a 10 year old...who could ask for anything more, lol! I hope you enjoy it too:

Recollections Paper
Silhouette Cutting Files
Tissue Paper
Chalks and Inks
Martha Stewart Ribbon
I hope we've inspired you in someway today! Have a Happy Owl-A-Ween!! Now you're off to the very talented Vanessa!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


It's a SpongeBob birthday party! These pages are from my sons 2nd birthday, when I saw this fun circle file from Scraptastical Kreations I knew it would work perfectly with this theme. I had so many pictures from this day and was wondering how to get them all onto one page or um, two, lol. I think this worked out nicely!

Scraptastical Kreations - Circle Frame
SpongeBob paper - Sandy Lion
various scraps from my stash
various inks and chalks from my stash

I'm entering this into RCS #8 - "The Ring" 

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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Open if You Dare

How about a fun Halloween card? I'm really diggin' the way this one came out. I love the fun font, really helps add to the spookiness! And then inside a cute little ghost, I thought that would be fun to have a silly ghost after such a foreboding warning!

I'm entering this into:
Creative Cutting Challenge - Halloween Cards
The Scrapbook Stamp Society - Black Color Challenge
(sorry, I don't have any SSS stamps yet but thanks for letting me enter anyway!)

Things I used:
Scraptastical Kreations cutting files- Ahoy Matey, KISS- Spooky Halloween
Sizzix- Phrases, Halloween
Recollections paper
various chalks and inks

Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story!
Nancy :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thankful for You

I have a fun fall card to share with you. I love the colors of fall, the rich bright rusts, yellows, oranges and browns. I've added just a touch of glitz to make it sparkle and shine just a bit! 

This card is being entered into:

For this lovely card I used:
Scraptastical Kreations cutting files - "Happy Fall", "KISS Spring", "Happy Spring"
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK 490 "Everyday Character", PKSC-10 "Oct. 2012"
Papers - Recollections and various scraps 
C&G Ribbon
Gelly Roll white pen
Various chalks and inks

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

3D Coffin Box

"I vant to give you a treat!!" (Make sure you read that with a vampire accent, lol) I made this cute 3D coffin treat box to enter into Cameo Creations Challenge and MCC. I used the 3D coffin pattern from Silhouette. The vampire is from Scraptastical Kreations file "BSD Little Spooks".


The bat ribbon is from Ribbonology. Various scraps, chalks and inks from my stash were also used and of course my Cameo. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When my mom was in the fight for her life battling breast cancer we were determined to keep a positive outlook and sense of humor. While not always easy to do, that's what helped get us through it together. Blessedly, she is now a 17 year survivor. I've noticed when you're going through tough times some people don't know what to say. Me, I usually go for the joke or say something to make them smile to break the ice and let everything seem normal for just a little while. I think these cards do just that. They don't shy away from the topic and will hopefully make you smile.

These two are done in pinks for breast cancer.
The card on the left I've entered into 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink!
The card on the right I've entered into Made Especially For You Sketch Challenge

These 2 I've done in different colors, suitable for anyone battling any type of cancer. I'm planning to send all of these  along with some other cards to a group called Card Care Connection. My friend Jennifer posted about this group and I'm so glad to have found them. They collect handmade cards to give to cancer patients.

What I've used to make these cards:
Cutting files from Scraptastical Kreations
Peachy Keen Stamps
Trendy Twine
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paper- Recollections, The Paper Studio, DCWV, Colorbok and various scraps from my stash
The Paper Studio bling
HotPaws writing tool
Perfect Pearls Pens
Various inks and chalks
and my Cameo

Stop by over at Scraptastical Kreations and leave a comment about the cards and you'll be entered to win a file of your choice! Thanks for stopping by!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Monday, October 8, 2012


Doesn't every kid have one of these cars? Before we had our son we used to laugh every time we saw one because they seemed to be everywhere. You can always find one at a garage sale or see them in yards that you pass filled with kids toys. As soon as our son was old enough we found a couple for him. He LOVED these cars! He could play with them for hours, "driving" around Flintstone's style, washing them, filling them with stuff, pushing them around. He's long past this stage but making this page has brought back so many fun memories.  He came down to my "crafty cave" last night and when I turned from my chair to talk to him he was sitting looking at this layout with a huge smile on his face. Old memories helping to make new memories...Priceless!!

Scraptastical Kreations ~ Cutting files "Vroom Vroom" and "Busy Little Beavers"
Peachy Keen ~ Adorable stamped face PK 530 Simple Simon
Paper ~ Recollections and The Paper Studio Boys & Their Toys
Various chalks and inks

I'm entering this into: The Red Carpet Studio

RCS #6 - "Child's Play" Layout Challenge

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3D Halloween Treat Bag

Scraptastical Kreations has just begun a month long challenge: Create a 3D Halloween Object. You can win a $20 SK GC!  
Here is my inspiration for you! I used a 3D bag from the Silhouette store and a couple different SK files: Label It, Tag It, Frame It and Haunted Halloween. The ribbon is The Paper Studio, Trick or Treat stamp is Peachy Keen

Front view 

Rear view

The rules for the challenge are simple: It must be 3D, Must be Halloween, and must contain at least one Scraptastical Kreations piecing. Stop by the blog to check out the rest of the DT's projects here.
You may post your projects on the Scraptastical Kreations Facebook page.
This challenge runs throughout the entire month. Have fun! Can't wait to see the fabulous projects you all come up with!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monthly Magnetic Board ~ October

Wow, it's October already which means a new scene on my magnetic board! Of course I had to do Halloween!  I'm really happy with how this month's came out, hope you like it too :)

Scraptastical Kreations ~ Haunted Halloween, BSD Little Spooks
Paper ~ Cloud 9 Design Seasonal Pack
Title ~ Fearless Vampire Killer Font
Trim (skulls & tombstones) ~ Martha Stewart
Various chalks and inks
Creative Memories ~ 8x8 magnetic board

I am entering this into:
  Cameo Creations Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge ~ Not a Card

Thanks for stopping by today!

~there's always a story!
Nancy :)