Thursday, April 21, 2016


Thank goodness for the Misti, makes one handed stamping sooo much easier.!

Today I have a card for Elizabeth's bEARTHday, of the Bleubeard & Elizabeth fame. The card will be a day late so it's okay if she sees it here first.

Now pop on over to Elizabeth's blog and wish her a Happy bEARTHday!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello Spring

Ah warm days cool nights and everything covered in a thick layer of fine yellow powder....oak tree pollen. aaa-ACHOO.! Oh excuse me, allergies ya know.
Anyways, I've been busy in my craft room having a play with a large Formica sample. I used this one, sorry forgot to take a before pic, because the finish looks kinda rust-like. You can just see the original finish around the edges of my finished piece below. So following my inspiration found on Laura Bomber's blog.
I've made my own letters using the SU/Sizzix alphabet bigz dies and decoart acrylic paints with some stamping. The finish reminds me of the enameling on old time tin cups. The letters are layered onto some chipboard pieces and arranged down the canvas Formica piece. For my background, I brushed some gesso hap-hazardly, dried, followed by some crackle paste thru a stencil. Then combine a couple of antiquing cremes like Laura to give a weathered look. Cut some small tattered flowers and leaves and had fun arranging everything.
Punched a couple holes for the very rusty wire hanger and hung out on my door.

I hope you like my ode to spring. Thanks for the inspiration Laura! You sure helped kick start my mojo!
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend my friends!
Hugs, Nan and the Girls

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day my friends.
Two weeks worth of painstaking work produce two cards. :/ It's going to take a bit to get used to and find ways to work creatively one handed.

Here are the Valentine cards I made and have been received so I can show them to you now. The first is a CASE of a card by The Artful Maven. This is probably the last card I'll make with so many little pieces.

The second is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest. Sorry, I couldn't get the link to copy over.
Sorry the pics are a bit blurry, it's not easy to take a pic one handed.
Have a wonderful week my friends!
Nan and the Girls

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to send a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my blog friends and followers!


Despite disabled hands, I managed to make a few Christmas cards this year. So for everyone that did not get an IRL card these are for you. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy, crafty and prosperous New Year!


With love, Nan and the Girls



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOYWW 324!

Hello Deskers and Friends!

Yes it's been awhile since I've linked up with Julia for the weekly desk hop. Not sure what I'm talking about? Head over to The Stamping Ground for all the deets and links to desks around the world. Enjoy!

Now on to my rather empty looking desk. I have three projects on the go and a pile on the cutting desk, as that's what I'm doing today, die cutting more parts for the projects.

Also on the desk is the altered bottled. It's on hold while I finish up some birthday gifts.

The Girls were out sun bathing this morning but as soon as I appeared with the camera they disappeared. Not looking looking their best I guess. ;)

I'll pop by and visit as many as I can today. Have a great week!


Nan and the Girls


p.s. still trying out this new Blogsy format. hope today's post isn't too difficult to read/see.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hello my friends!


I think I've found a new iPad app to use for posting my blog. Let's hope this one works.

(Update: my hands and arms have improved. i am visiting your blogs however, commenting is still limited.)


Here's a patriotic wreath I made and it only took me two months! I finished it on Memorial Day (US) May 25th.


And a little sneak peek of things to come...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WOYWW 305 & Helloooo

Hello WOYWW and blog friends!

Technical difficulties and hands that won't work are keeping me from blogging. I do visit your blogs and leave a comment when possible. Sadly, this year I will not be participating in the WOYWW anniversary ATC swap. :( I don't want to make the commitment and not be able to make the ATC s.

My desk pic today (lots of them) is of the finished mini album. A few still pics and a short video so you can see how interactive the pages are. My first mini and video. Quite a feat and a struggle to finish. I do like how the mini turned out but my next one will be bigger than this tiny 4"x4".

I'm using the original Blogger program on my iPad and figuring out how to import pics is a chore. So I'm late linking up with Julia of the Stamping Ground, our hostess. Sorry there's so many pics today Julia. ;)

Enjoy the tour of the mini. out for the gangly guy at the end. He might offer you a drink of his elixir or take a chomp out of you. Looks like he was hungry and chewed down on the flap before him. :) :)

My First Mini  (video link)

And the still pics:

Former Laboratorie employees.

Cause of death.

Care for a drink, dear?

Elixir available

Be well and happy crafting! I will update froggy designs as I can with at least pics of my projects.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

p.s. I followed this video to make the pages. Scrapbook Maven (video link)