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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kraftim Kimmie and Magnolia cards

Happy Sunday all...Just a quick post this morning. I have a couple cards to share. One is for Kraftin Kimmie's challenge--no embellishments--can you believe that. Me, with no doo dads. Ha! I'm the queen of doo dads ..lol..I have to tell you it was soo hard for me. Everytime I turned around I went to grab something to add to this card. So for this card to end up with "nothing" was just amazing. It's a bit rustic, ok well, alot rustic, and I really went overboard with the distressing to. I colored in the image using distress inks. I know I'm late posting this, but I didn't get a chance to upload it before now. Sorry...so have you been over and checked out all of the images that Kimmie has in her store? They are just soo kewl. I know I've said this before, but I have to say it again, I just love these images. They are so fun, very unique and they have personality. I guess that's what draws me to them. Their faces. Most of them have the, don't bother me now, kind of look...lol...or if looks could kill...well you have to see them for yourselves if you haven't already. I know I can't wait to get some more of them.
My next card is from Magnolia. But you already new that, right! lol...I have found that I just adore these little stamps. I only have a few so I'm sure you'll get sick of seeing the same images over and over until I can get some new ones. And there are so many out there to get. If you don't know here's a couple place to get them, Magnolia-licious and Hallmark Scrapbook. I know there's other places, but these are the 2 places that come to mind right now. Enjoy!!!
the butterfly is from See D's and the little greeting is from Inqued Boutique along wit the stamped friends puzzle on the inside of the card. The paper twist is some oldie twist from Making Memories (do you remember those)? Those were another hot item back in the day that we all just had to have in our stashes...lol...not to mention, do you remember this paper? It came out of Slab 1 or 2..(I think). It was in with the rest of the slab storeage so I'm assuming it was part of one..and lookie, I used my deckle scissors...lol...ok I'm being silly now. I'm up to early. It's 3 am here and I've been up since 1 :30am. Already did 2 loads of laundry, took care of dishes from dishwasher and have dinner in the over...woohoo...now I get to play until everyone else gets up and running...
Well that's all I have for now. I'm working on another mag stamp using more inks to color them in. I guess I'm still trying to find that happy medium with coloing in images. I'm just not happy wqith the way my images turn out. They don't have that vibrant bold look to them like I like. Does anyone have any suggestions, links that I can pop over to for tutorials on how to's? I'd love to go and read up on more....well have a great day...hugs from a cold and snowy Charm City

20 comments:

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH Nancy! What sweet things you say....so glad to know how much you love Kraftin' Kimmie images!! That really warms my heart! You did a fabulous job with Francesca and with the challenge! Fantastic!

Barb Hardeman said...

Both your cards are delightful Nancy. I love the rustic look you did on the first one with that hilarious image, and your Tilda is just as sweet as can be in blue. I love the layout of that card and the inside word search is just perfect. What a cool finish to this lovely card.

Angelwood said...

Hi Nancy, both your cards are just beautiful! Wonderful job creating a card with no embellishing - cute cute! LOVE your Magnolia card. Beautiful papers and color combos! Love the butterfly too! Gorgeous! hugs, Angela Wood

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey Lady! So fun to switch gears from funky and rustic to sweet and girly, eh? Both are just cuter than cute! xxD

Margie said...

OMG, Nancy!!! I love your "no embellie" card!!! The distressing is awesome and now I have to dig out that rickety fence punch!!! I wish I could buy ALL of the KK stamps! Looks like you made up for the embellishments on the next one... it's simply beautiful!! And love those pearls! Oh, btw, I'm listening to "Second Chance" right now. LOVE IT!

Monique said...

Your cards are beautifull Nancy !!

Hugs Monique

LINDA said...

Great job on both of your cards.
Linda W.

Julie said...

Nancy - I love your Magnolia card. Just lovely!

Tracey said...

I am loving both of these cards! Fantastic!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, girlfriend! This is why I love your work! You go from a FABULOUS rustic and distressed card that looks amazing, to a beautiful, dainty, Magnolia card with gorgeous flowers and butterflies. And they're both amazing cards! I've told you before, and I'll tell you again. You could take doggie poo and turn it into amazing art! LOL! Love ya girlie! hugs!

Peggie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the word search on the inside.

Nancy said...

Both of your cards are great I really love Tilda and the butterfly is gorgeous as well! Great job with your cards.
Hugs,
Nancy

Norma said...

Nancy, beautiful Tilda card. No matter what you say, I think you've done a beatiful job in colouring this Tilda. Love your colour scheme. That DP is delish. Love your layout. Ooh, your butterfly is gorgeous. Terrific job on the card.

Hugs.
Norma

Only by His Grace said...

hi Nancy,
I love your Tilda card. That DP is beautiful and the butterfly looks super. Lovely layout too.
Hugs Marion

Patti.Jo said...

Really like the layouts of both cards! You did a great job with the distress inks. Goes well with the Kimmie stamp. Your Tilda card is cute and love how you did the inside too!

Candy said...

Love the layout of your card and the very pretty small floral paper ( I am always on the lookout for this kind of paper ) Your flowers, butterfly and pearls are simply delightful!! Tilda looks fab.
Hugs, Candy

Christine Riley said...

How gorgeous! I love the layout on your Magnolia card and the Kraftin Kimmie card is adorable!
Hugs, Christine :)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card! You did a great job on it! And I love the inside too.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Eulanda said...

Hi Nancy can I please get your address for the image giveaway? Great cards BTW....

Crazystamper said...

Hi Nancy: I'm just lovin' both these cards. What a cool idea using a word search on the inside. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake