Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blast from the past!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:30 AM 2 comments
People often say when they say some of my projects " oh I could never do that" . This answer makes me laugh so I often like to show them a project from when I was just starting out such as this beauty

this was the second project I made when I got my starter kit. Look at that coloring!! Scary ! And you can see the lines above the loads of love where I didnt know how to trim the stamps. But all in all I remember being so proud of this and not one person who I showed it to at work even noticed those things. So you can do it ! And you'll get better and better at it .

Statement of the heart stamp giveaway

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:22 AM 3 comments
Hi everyone! My secret sister ( who was the sweetest lady ever) from SCS sent me a statement of the heart stamp in the last round I was in but I already have one so Im giving this one away! Its already mounted (because I mount everything even before I wanna use it). All you have to do to be entered to win it is leave me a comment on how you could use it ( I need new ideas on how to use mine ) . Ill pick a winner on friday!!

My house is being bombed!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:16 AM 4 comments
The other day I was taking dishes out of sink so I could start washing them when I saw something run across the bottom of the sink. I thought maybe we had a mouse in the house so I took out all dishes and found what I had seen. Oh NO! It wasnt a mouse at all but a brown recluse spider!!! They used to say they had none in northern California but they are becoming more and more popular. I took it down to the ag department in town to confirm. Yep Brown Recluse. For those of you who know me , know that I am allergic to insect bites ( all of them ) . Mosquitos dont hurt me much but spiders are a different story. So If you live in California beware ...This is what the ugly thing looked like
So tonight my house is being bombed for insects!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Your unFROGettable!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:45 PM 8 comments
I made this card for my friend Emily ( the raddest girl ever!) . I love this lil frog image , hes so fun to color but I forgot who makes him (hes digi) so if you know who does please let me know as I would love to give credit. I colored him in using watercolor pencils and a aqua pen. I tried to make the pot look aged but my watercoling skills still need work! I love this paper I thought about hoarding it but its just to purdy to throw in drawer. I also kind of followed the OWH sketch (although I accidently put my bow where my circle was supposed to go, opps) Well I have to get back to work before the boss cans me for blog posting on the clock.

Wedding Candles

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:01 AM 0 comments

Its wedding season again! My cousin is cordinating a wedding and asked me to make the candles . These are them. That is a picture of the couple (yeah it looks like the famouse poster) and their theme is lighthouses so they wanted one of those too! These candles are soooo simple to make (and fun too!) How cute would little votives with the lighthouse be for the favors?

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Elements Of style Card

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:07 AM 3 comments
I saw a card from Holly Krautkremer that I loved!!! So I had to try to case it. Well I ended up just using a few elements from hers and It doesnt look nearly as nice but I still love it! I used not quite Navy, close to cocoa, kraft and very vanilla cardstock. The ink is also Not quite navy and close to cocoa.
I might actually be making more cards this weekend since Tony got invited to go fishing with my dad and uncle on my dads boat. Was I invited? NOOOOOO! Did I want to go? well yes of course its fishing ( and I LOVE fishing) but ill let them have their boys day. Grumble Grumble

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

elements of style bag

Posted by Lena Nunn at 10:50 AM 2 comments
I admit I dont have the fancy favor box (even though I love it) for the simple fact that I cant afford any new toys right now :( snivels. So I made my own!!! This is actually a bag in box but I used eyelet border punch to make it fancy! I stamped the image from Elements of Style using Pacific Point . Now I dont know about you but I think its stinkin cute!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Butterfly Medallion for Tara

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:20 AM 2 comments

Things have been crazy lately with Tony having surgery and the farm having tours and all that I havn't made many cards lately (Gasp!) . Last night I decided I needed to make a birthday card because 1. My customer paid me to do it and 2. because I really wanted to play with stamps and ink :) . The bas of this card is Close to Cocoa , then I did a layer of Tempting Terquise amd a layer of Kraft (which I ran through the big shot with an embossing folder and distressed). The medallion is stamped in Close to Cocoa . The butterflies are cut using Beautiful Wings Emboslit . The edges of the Happy birthday diecut were distressed with close to Cocoa ink (again). Half pearls were added to the swirl. I hope my customer loves this for her daughter!

P.S After looking through my cards when I finished this I realized I had already made Tara a card. sigh! Guess ill pull birthday panel off and do another name . Anyone know a Tara that needs a card?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

new stamps means new cards!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 10:47 AM 3 comments
I got new stamps on Wednesday but I never had a chance to play with them much since tony had his surgery and Ive been workin and takin care of him. So over the weekend I took some me time and got crafty!!

I got this bbq set at a store im not allowed to mention due to SU rules. Let me just tell you this was a BIG store and it had LOTS! of these one dollar sets. Awsome!!! I have friends that I havn't seen in about a month so I made this invite to invite them over for a weekend of R &R at the Ward Bed and Breakfast (thats what they call my house since I live in the boonies with a pond, wildlife , etc).

This same couple is also having a baby so I bought this set at that store not to be mentioned too!!
I got some new Stampin' Up! sets that I just had to use also. I made this card for the sprINKles challenge on FB that Emily posted ( use fruit on your card) . Believe it or not this is the only fruit I have in all my stamps! Gasp!!! Guess its a good thing I just got this set huh?
Every year I make thank you cards for the people who buy butterflies from my butterfly business. I was playing around with the Branch from the Cheap Talk set and the beautiful wings and came up with this. Simple, fast, uses my scraps up! Yeah I only need like 100 more and Im done. Hope you like these new additions!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Where I get my INKspiration ...

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:22 AM 1 comments

People often ask me where I come up with ideas. While I would love to take credit for them, often times I find them on other blogs that I follow. Here is just a few of my favorites you should check out ...

Bombshell Em's Artistic Expressions

Stamps, Paper, Scissors

Ink Me Baby One More Time

Scrappin' Trackside

Sweet Sentiment

Stampin Pretty

The Squareheaded Stamper

Card Of the Week

If these dont inspire you I don't know what will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Color Challenge for In Style Stamps

Posted by Lena Nunn at 1:34 PM 4 comments

This months color challenge over at In Style Stamps was to use these colors in this ad . For those of you who know me know that I love ISS. I have a ton of their images and I couldnt resist using this new one of the couple cooking. It reminds me of Tony and I ( we always make dinner together) . So this is the card I made this month for the challenge. Hope you like!

The Retirement List is here!!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:18 AM 1 comments

Stampin' Up! has just released their retirement list of Stamps and accessories

Dates: June 1-30, 2010 (select items while supplies last)


Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring. Now is the last chance for you to get them before they're gone for good!

Paper Yumness has goodies for grabs!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:00 AM 2 comments
Look at all the sentiments! Paper Yumness is giving away these stamps for followers who post it on their blog. YAY ! What a great gift for one lucky winner!

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