Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You have my full Support!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:47 AM 1 comments
I was trying to think of cards to make for the local store ( they sell my cards there) when I thought of the epidemic of cancer going around now days. Its so important for cancer patients and survivors to receive encouragement to keep their hopes up. My friend loaned me some of her stamps last time she was over so I decided to use one of them. I adore these Paper Makeup Stamps called Oo La La, corset and sentiment set its so adorable and comes with 3 corsets and 7 sentiments.
I paper pieced this adorable corset using K and Co paper (the best of Stack) . Then I popped up the top part with pop dots. The store loved this card and asked for more . Wahoo!!!

Diet? Whatever!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:17 AM 1 comments
I was really wanting to do a step card for my mom the other day that I could give to her along with some goodies I made and this is what I came up with. I love this image from Paper Makeup Stamps. This is the PMS fairy and you can find her here. I colored her in with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I wanted this card to be really girly so I went with the pink paper from K and Co and Recollections. Hope you all have a wonderful week !

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:48 AM 3 comments
Thank you everyone who entered my blog candy! I wish I had one for everyone but since I don't the winner ( who I used a random number generator to draw) was Claudia W. CONGRATS!!! And since there was over 20 entries I will be adding some extra goodies to that box. I really appreciate everyone who takes time to read my blog and comment , it makes me feel so blessed.

Monday, May 30, 2011

touch of silver for a cool winter card

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:09 PM 3 comments
i made this card for the stampin sisters in christ challenge which was to use a touch of silver and for the 365 cards challenge which was to be inspired by the word "cool" and the corrosive challenge which was to use Christmas trees . i think cool i think winter and cold weather. sorry for the bad punction im on my blackberry and for some reason its not letting me do caps in blogger

Who Wants Candy?

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:10 AM 19 comments
Who wants some blog candy? I have been so very blessed these last few months with winning some blog candies and challenges that I decided to have my very own for my friends . Sound good? How about a blog candy that keeps growing? Yeah thats right! For every twenty people who sign up to win it I will add more goodies! All you have to do is put the picture in your side bar of your blog, become a follower (if your not already) and leave your name using the linker below and I will enter your name twice.If you do not have a blog but still follow then leave me a comment and I will add your name once. I will draw a lucky winner on May 31st Heres whats included so far

A Pail full of ribbons
Stack of papers ( Different brands like Stampin' Up!, DCWV, My Minds eye etc.)
A new unmounted Stampin' Up! Set called Punch Bunch
Two tubes of glitter glue
A container of embellishments (brads , buttons, primas, eyelets etc)
A Statement Of The Heart Stamp
Stack of stamped out images
Brand new sealed Versamark Pad
A piece of Cork board ( great for making lil messege boards)
Some Cards I made
And hopefully many more items..

Thanks for playing and good luck!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Posted by Lena Nunn at 4:40 PM 5 comments

I made this card for the 365 cards "light" challenge. I love this image in just black and white. The sentiment is ippity. So glad I got to play along this week!!
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Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:47 PM 2 comments

When I saw the word for 365 cards was breeze , I thought of baja breeze (the su color) its one of my favs!! I made this card for fathers day using paper that has baja breeze color ( well pretty close) and I stamped the sentiment in baja breeze! Love it!!
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Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:00 AM 65 comments

Welcome to my blog ! I's so glad your hopping along with us this weekend. You should have just come from Becca's blog Expressions . Isnt her stuff just darling? I hope you have loved what you have seen along the way and are full of creative ideas!!

This is my card

Isnt she just the custest? This girl looks like shes in deep thought , missing someone.

Card Recipe:

Paper : Recollections, K and Co.

Image: Sassy Studio Designs

Other: Pop dots

The next stop on our hop is over at The Craftin Cafe to see what Debbis doing! Thanks for stopping by . this card also follows the sketch for 365 cards

P.S Have you signed up for my blog candy yet? It ends May 31st!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

warning: This post gets steamy!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:02 PM 4 comments
The word for day over at 365 cards was Steam so I knew I wanted to make another little tea bag folder ( Since my friend ordered a box of them from me anyways). I made these before and they were a big hit . You can see them here . I love this stamp wheel that I used in the inside because 1) its darling and 2) there is lots of steam so it fits with the theme. Hope you like ! Oh and by the way , have you signed up for blog candy yet?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Less than a week before blog candy ends!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:21 AM 4 comments

Last night I was supposed to have a card date with Emily ( hi love!) but I had a massive headache and cancelled. Then I got home and took some excedrin and around 7 I felt better . I made this card while I was watching the Biggest Loser Finale. Its for the 365 Cards Challenge which was to use Ruffle as inspiration. I never use ribbon on my cards so this is really different for me , but I love it !!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Does life end after blackberry?

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:08 AM 0 comments
Is it normal to be so attatched to a phone? Let me clarify . I used to be a person who never used a cell phone. I had one in case of emergencys but I could care less about the ringtone , wallpaper etc. Then I got me a blackberry. Hellloooo lovveerrr! Im so attached to this thing its scary. On Thursday night I was getting ready to post to my blog using email on my darling bb when all of the sudden the email stopped working. I could still go to browser on phone and use it but it wasnt delievering messeges straight to little envelope Icon. Those of you who have smartphone know what Im talking about right? Well I was gonna give it a couple days and restarts to see if it started working. By Friday I was panicked ( notice I said couple days and it had only been one?!?) . So I looked it up online and did every tutorial, troubleshooting, user suggestion known to man and woman. No luck. So Monday morning I went down to my carrier during lunch with darling bb in hand. They told me they would be with me in 10 minutes. It was an hour. Then when I finally gave them phone they said they were gonna try update and to come back in 25 minutes. I came back in 3 hours and she said it didnt work. So at 5:00 I went in and was at my carried until 8:15 !!!!!!!! They put us on to customer support, blackberry , than rim when they couldnt figure it out. Finally the sales lady who was helping me ( who was the best customer service person Ive ever seen ) broke down in tears and kept appologizing. She stayed after hours and was supposed to go on buisness trip at 4 am and she still stayed there !!! Anyways after 4 hours total of trying to fix it she talked to them about getting me new blackberry phone and they said no until she was crying saying id been there 4 hours with no solution. So im getting a new bb tommorow free of charge. Would anyone else sit in an office for 4 hours for a phone??? I like to say I did it so I could post on here from my phone but really I did it because I just love being able to check my email, weather, SF Giants stats and yes , facebook from anywhere . For those of you who say I should drop blackberry....well thats just crazy talk !!! This is the first time ive had a problem.
Ok i'm done back to the cards. I made this card ( yeah that one waaayyy up there above all the phone talk) for the 365 cards Challenge which was to make a card using the word Hat as inspiration. I love this Sparkle Creation stamp I have and shes wearing a helmet so Im takin that as a hat. hahaha

P.S . For those who were wondering about the sales lady at Phone carrier I asked her when she would be back from her business trip so I can take her flowers and maybe card and starbucks gift certificate. She rocked!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sparkle and Shine Wine

Posted by Lena Nunn at 3:55 PM 1 comments
aahhh I love wine stamps. Who am I kidding? I like all wine! I made this card for the Sparkle and Shine challenge over at Simon Says Stamp . I chose to do shine. I used Glossy glaze on the wine glass to make it look like glass ( well kind of like glass). I love how this turned out even though the stamp takes up the whole card.

Have you signed up for the blog candy yet?

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Dads Chicken Coops

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:56 PM 0 comments

Some people were wanting pics of some of the Chicken coops my dad builds so this was the easiest way to post pics online for them .

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sweet Find!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:28 PM 0 comments
I was at Mikes the other day ( I swear it was the first time in a week) and was scoping out the clearance for card making supplies when I found Jars of these little half pearls for .99 !!! There is probably around 100 or more half pearls in the bottle so it was a great find. Usually I buy the sheets of them that have around 20 on there for $2.99 . I made this card for the batch I'm going to be selling down at our local store. Its simple but I love the earthy browns and blues.

Using up my scraps

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:08 PM 0 comments
I know I just made a card like this with the bison but hey I needed to use up my scraps. This sunflower barn image is from Impression Obsession and I love it. I colored it in using Prismas and OMS. I actually have a painting in my house that my landlord did that looks almost like this. Love it!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Butterfly Birthday

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:11 PM 0 comments
Simple card I made for Darlene's Birthday. The paper is K & Co Que sera sera . I love these big butterflies I got from Mikes. I think they are K & Co too

Buffalo Roam

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:01 PM 1 comments
I's so proud of this card!!! Sorry but I am! I stamped my woodgrain stamp on kraft paper ( yes I'm still on my kraft kick) and then cut it in strips to make the frame. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I wanted the card to look like a wall in a man room or "cave" so I used strips of white to make molding and the striped paper to look like wallpaper . Love it !!

is it sleeping or is it....

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:51 AM 3 comments
When I was at Marie's house on Saturday I was coloring this mouse when I sensed something weird. Maybe its just me but I kind of think of funeral when I see this card. This lil mouse looks so peaceful but is he sleeping or is it dead. I know I know , a lot of you are going "SLEEPING SLEEPING!!!" and i'm sure thats what its supposed to be doing but I almost want to put with deepest sympathy on top .

Bob and Lisa Anniversary Card

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:39 AM 0 comments
why is it that when Im at work is when I have problems??? Today my "ear" is giving me feedback (yes i'm 30 and have hearing aids) at all times. I have never had feedback with them unless I have it turned all the way up and someone hugs me . Now its just sqeeking all the time and I can't hear people so I guess I'm going to take it in . So much for a nice peaceful Monday.

Ok I'm done complaining now onto the card. I did have a lot of crafting time this weekend . I went to my friend Marie's (hi hon!) and stamped with some friends. It was a lot of fun and its been way to long since we got together. I made this card for a couple who's anniversary is coming up. I love the way it turned out ! The names were made with a Martha Stewart kit I bought that you can spell out things. I curse every time I have to use it because you have to put these tiny letters in these little groves but it always makes the card look so much better personalized. Love how it turned out.

A recipe your friends will want but super easy

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:27 AM 2 comments
I'm a big hit!!! I made some really simple Pretzel turtles for a get together with some friends and for work and they were a hug hit. People kept asking me how I made them so here is the recipe. When buying your pretzels get the mini ones they work the best.
You will need:

Take your pretzels and lay them on cookie sheet . Then put a rolo on top of them like in this picture.

Pop them in oven at 300 degrees just until the chocolate turns glossy but DOESN'T melt. This only takes about 2 minutes if that so keep an eye on them.

Take them out of over and imediatly squish (cant think of a better word) a pecan on top so it flattens rolo on top of pretzel.

This is what you end up with. Let cool and eat. Make lots because your friends will love them I promise!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Elk Butts Picture

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:00 AM 1 comments
I hope all of you had a wonderful Mothers day last weekend. We had two of Tonys kids over for the weekend and we went and hauled wood. No fun but we needed it . At least it was sunny out and we got it done.
I also did a little bit of stamping ( of course!!!) last night. I wanted to use some of my new images and this was one of them.
I love this new image called Small Umbrella from Mo Manning. I love that this woman has actual curves and isn't a stick figure haha . I'd still give most of my stamps away to have her figure though! I guess it would be easier to give away most of my food than most of my stamps since thats what makes me not have a body like hers. hahah. I colored this cutie in with my Prismas and oms. Im entering her in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Every morning when im leaving for work there is elk on our road so this morning I took a picture...of their butts! I tried for heads but they run fast when you bring out the camera ( like me) .

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dani's sparkle creation card

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:22 PM 2 comments

Since its mothers day my step daughter decided to make cards with me! She wanted to play along with the sketch so here's her card!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Knight In Shining Paper

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:46 AM 3 comments
Remember back last week when I got all those little knights in the mail? Well last night I decided to get to work on a birthday card since im exactly sure how I want to do them. I admit this card isnt the best colored or put together ( they those little brick stamps are hard to line up!!) but its got potential . Maybe it needs a flag or banner with kids name on it? I'm open for suggestions. Anyone?

Beep Beep!!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:38 AM 2 comments
Happy Friday friends! Aahh Friday I have missed you!!!! I made this card last night for the Sparkle Creations challenge which was to use this sketch :
I love this Scooter Chloe and wanted to color her in to match this really funky paper I got last week from Mikes. I'snt she adorable? With the gas prices at $4.21 here this morning I might have to get me a scooter like this one too just to get to work. Hope all of you have a wonderful Mothers day weekend .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shirts for dad

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:10 PM 1 comments
I can't believe its almost time for Mothers and Fathers day! Where did a quarter of the year go???? I made this card for the Wish Rak Challenge of doing cards for OWH . I also made it for the Simon says Stamps paper piecing challenge. I love this little shirt stamp I got for $1.00 (studio G) . I paper pieced it to match the paper and voila! A fathers day card! This card would not be good for my dad since Ive never seen him in a tie but for the suit type its perfect. Thanks for stopping by and looking !

P.S Have you signed up for the blog candy yet?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pink and purple sparkle challenge

Posted by Lena Nunn at 6:07 PM 3 comments

The sparkle challenge this week was a photo inspiration! I love how this card turned out!
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