Friday, August 1, 2008

Heard from the Heart

What do you get when you combine friendship and stamping? Wow, that could be answered a hundred ways. I don't know about you, but I've met some of the best friends of my life through stamping (that includes many of you I've met through the blog too)!! Yesterday, a great visit with my friend Nancy Littrell, resulted in both of the cards I'm posting today! Both use some great new SU stamps, inks & papers !! The first card is almost an exact case of Nancy's card, the only change made was to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter. You can see her original card, uploaded to her SCS gallery, right HERE....isn't it stunning? I saw it irl yesterday, and as beautiful as it looks in her gallery, it's even better irl!! She was nice enough to share some great tips on masking & sponging and bascially walked me through each step of recreating her wonderful card. Fun technique, one I will be sure to use again!! Thanks Nance...you're the best!!! We used Pacific Point, Bashful Blue & Pink Pirouette Ink for the sponging, Black Stazon ink for the Trees (Lovely as a Tree), and Pacific Point ink for the sentiment (Heard from the Heart). Cardstock is Whisper White, Pacific Point and Basic Black. We tried out some new Eclipse masking tape that I got recently. Really nice product to use for masking techniques. I got mine at Eclectic Paperie : ) !

I stamped a few extra images from Nancy's Heard From The Heart set and she stamped a few from my Sock Monkey set...hey, our moms taught us well, we LOVE to share : ) ! After she left, I made a card using this week's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC187). The colors are a bit bolder that I'd normally use, and I'm generally just not crazy about the card (does that ever happen to you?)...but I really like the sketch, so I thought I'd show it to ya anyway. This card uses a lot of fun new stuff from the upcoming SU Fall/Winter catalog...won't be long now....release date for that catalog is coming right up on August 11th!! The Pacific Point cardstock, Bella Rose DP, Sock Monkey(heart) & Heard from the Heart Stamp (sentiment) and Pacific Point classic ink pad. I used a silver ribbon pull from the Silver HPH collection, Amuse sheer ribbon & silver Making Memories heart brads. A little Paper piercing finished it off.

More exciting new from SU ~ Soon you will be able to order our products on-line, via the SU website or through my SU Business Website! I'll be sharing more about that in the coming weeks. For many of you who aren't demonstrators and don't have a local demonstrator....this will be a great option!!!

In the past, I usually list all the supplies I used for my projects at the end of each post. Is that helpful to you? If so, I would be more than HAPPY to start doing that again. Just leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for looking...enjoy your weekend : )

19 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, these are FABULOUS! I especially love your case of Nancy L's card ... the dazzling diamonds are incredible! (there are just way too many Nancy's around here to keep track of!)

Anyway, you're not at convention either?! Thought I was the only "loser"! LOL!

Pauline said...

You sound like you had a great time. It's such fun when you have a crafting companion. The results are great. Well done.

Anderson Arts Online said...

GORGEOUS WORK!

Sherri said...

I love the sentiments on those cards - very pretty!

nancy littrell said...

We do have SO much FUN:-) I love your finished card with the added DD.....why does that not surprise me ?!? I loved your 2nd card and the color combo. You are much to hard on yourself. I can't wait to play with my monkey :-) Your forever buddy, Nancy

Christine said...

Please include the card information/recipes. It is so helpful. I like your cardmaking style. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

Anonymous said...

Please continue to let us know which supplies you have used. It is very helpful to those of us who are challenged in that department.

DebbyG said...

This is a beautiful card!
Yes, please include your recipe/supplies - I find it very helpful.

Dawn Easton said...

OH my word Nancy, your Christmas card is GORGEOUS...wow! I'll have to get some of that eclipse tape ;)
Your sketch card is fun...love the colours!!

robin d said...

I love both these cards, but I have to say the Christmas card is probably the one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. Kudos to the original designer, and to you, for adding the shimmery snow! Yes, please, add the recipes! Thanks for sharing. I like your work.

Whimsey said...

Both cards are FABULOUS; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sparkle on the first card!!!

Rhonda said...

Love both of these! You did a fabulous job on the Christmas one, love all the glitter! And the SC Challenge card is GREAT! I love what you did with these.

I love to see the ingredients of projects shown just for the CASE factor of it all.

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Pedro said...

That Christmas card is GORGEOUS, Nancy!!! Wow!!

The second card is wonderful...I love the colors and how you stamped the sentiment in two different colors!!

Vicki said...

I also like knowing what ingredients go into a card. I don't have to have the cardstock sizes spelled out, but sometimes it's hard to see all the embellishments from a photo and it helps to have a list. The color combo on the heart card is gorgeous -- don't sell your work short! These are great cards.

MaryBeth said...

Yes, please continue to list the recipe for the card including the size of the finished card. I absolutely love those two new cards! Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

Barbara said...

OMG!!! I am so glad I found your blog!! Your cards are AWESOME...WOW!!
This Christmas card is the prettiest card I have ever laid eyes on.....You are just amazing....I love your blog

Carol said...

Nancy, the Christmas card is absolutely beautiful! Love the dazzling diamonds!

JAR said...

What fantastic cards, Nancy!! Both have such beautiful designs! LOVE the dazzling snow!

Lori Barnett said...

awesome....as always :)

I nominated you for an award on my blog at:

http://loribarnett.blogspot.com/2008/08/well-gooooooolly.html