Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July House of Cards Challenge

It's the first day of the month and it is time for another challenge at the House of Cards Challenge blog!  Here's a peek at this month's challenge.

Use a food image and/or Colors
fresh cut color

Here's my card for the challenge!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, for House of Cards Challenge blog, CTMH Stamps
My Dad loved to pun and made us groan at his puns. This is such a cute pun that doesn't draw a groan out of me LOL!  Close to My Heart Stamp and paper.  Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
Come join us over at the Challenge Blog and meet our new design team members.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Club Scrap National Parks Bloghop

Welcome to the Club Scrap National Parks bloghop.  
If you arrived here from Deb's blog you are in the right place.  If you arrived here from somewhere else and would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, go HERE to the Club Scrap blog


 I get my digital kit on the first day of the month. As I go through my digital photos I noticed I hadn't scrapped our visit to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  A few miles west of  Gunnison, Colorado it is a spectacular place to visit.  My photos did not do it justice since it was a cloudy day.


I use Panstoria Artisan software for my digital scrapbooking.  This is a Pixels2Pages blueprint.

Sadly my Club Stamp Kit has not arrived yet. :-( 
Hopefully it will be here today (Wednesday) but I had to post this without a card made from the Club Stamp Kit.  

Next on the list is Julie at The Cape Cod Scrapper.
If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop head on over to the 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, June 19, 2015

Club Scrap June Technique Linky Challenge

The June Technique Linky Challenge at Club Scrap is to make a maze book.  If you click to the challenge there is a video on making a maze book using a pre-printed 12 x 12 page.  I made one using a plain 12 x 12 page and embellishing it with papers and goodies from the Club Scrap Lock and Key Kit (still available as a digital download).

Here's the front of the book.  The ribbon ties in front to keep it together.  
Inside front cover using mettalic copper paper to mat the key cut aparts.
Stamped a key with shiny gold ink.
Using more cut aparts to decorate pages.
Another cut apart matted with the copper metallic paper.
I stamped and embossed the back with copper metallic EF.  
Now I'll dig through my picture stash and add some pictures to the blank pages in the book.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna






CASE-ing Ellen

Welcome to another week at CASE-ing Christmas.  We provide a card for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everywhere) and you get ahead on your Christmas Card stash!   This week we are CASE-ing Ellen.  Here is my take on the CASE!

Instead of a card this time I decided it would be fun to make a pocket scrapbook card.  This is a 4x6 card ready to be inserted into a pocket scrapbook page about Christmas.  It is hard to see but the tree has gold Stickle ornaments on it.  The edges of the card are inked with gold paint.  
Here's Ellen's card for comparison.


Check out the other designers cards and join in with us at the CASE-ing Christmas blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Happy Sunday!  Here is some crafty inspiration for this week.  


Sympathy cards are not easy to make considering the occasion.  I decided to keep a few on hand since it is usually short notice when I need one.  This is the May 2014 Layers of Life from Unity Stamp Company.  I used Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress ink to color the paper.  Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping (retired).  May Arts Ribbon.
Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cards In Envy Girls

I made this card for the challenge over at the Cards in Envy blog.  The challenge was girly cards in A2 Size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, For Cards in Envy blog, Sentiment Club Scrap
I dug around and found some pink DP that was girly.  I cut out the banner from another piece of DP and used a Club Scrap digital sentiment from the Wildflowers collection.  The design is based loosely on Operation Write Home sketch #191.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CSSC #5 and Little Tangles #57

I like to play along with my blog friend Leslie Hannah over at The Crooked Stamper Blog.  She has a monthly challenge and this month her sketch is also on the Little Tangles blog for their challenge.  Here is my take on the sketch.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Close to My Heart Taste of Summer Stamp Set, for CSSC #5 challenge.

Here's Leslie's Sketch.


If you would like to play along click on the sketch to go to the challenge.  You can also enter on the Little Tangles Challenge #57 since Leslie is a guest designer for that challenge too.  
I am also adding this to Addicted to Stamps - use summer colors.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Happy Sunday to you!  Here is some crafty inspiration for this week.  


I was playing with one of my new Unity Stamps of Life called Beautiful Wish and some distressed inks.  
Hope your Sunday is a blessed one!

Happy Crafting
Donna


Friday, June 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Judy

Welcome to another week at CASE-ing Christmas.  We provide a card for you to CASE (Copy and Share Everywhere) and you get ahead on your Christmas Card stash!  This week we are CASE-ing Judy!  Here is my take on the CASE!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas blog, StampinUp Christmas Bliss and Festive Flurry
I pretty much stuck with the design that Judy used.  I wanted more of a winter theme to the card so I switched to blues and snowflakes.  I still kept the bling!  Here is Judy's card for you to compare.



Here's a close up of that bling and the shiny silver cardstock, heat embossing and washi tape!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas, Stampin'Up Christmas Bliss and Festive Flurry
Stamps are Stampin'Up! Christmas Bliss and Festive Flurry.  
Check out the other designers cards and join in with us at the CASE-ing Christmas blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, June 1, 2015

House of Cards End of Term BlogHop + Prizes

This blog hop is also a DT CALL!!!  
If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from July through December of 2015, please put DT at the end of your entry name when you link up!!!  We're looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by June 18th  to know if you've made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one or two cards/projects per month plus commenting.  

Please email Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now...



If you came from Dana's blog you're in the right place on the hop.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go to the House of Cards to start at the top.  


 We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 
 This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 


Here's our photo inspiration~

Here is my card for the Hop.  I used the background paper and Postcard image from Eclectic Anthology.  The poppy image is from Stitchy Bear and the Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, For House of Cards blog, Eclectic Anthology DP, Stitchy Bear Poppy, Inspired by Stamping Sentiment, Really REasonable Ribbon


We've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Prize: Gift Card to Store

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

Your next stop is Donna T. 
Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! 
Happy Crafting!
Donna