Friday, March 28, 2014


...not quite, tho' froggy designs is taking a much needed break.
Catch up with y'all in a few weeks.

Nan and the Girls

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

CASE closed

Well here it is, my CASEd shamrock card. When I first showed the start of this card my mind went blank as to the blog name where I'd see it. (due to a senior moment) I'm CASEing the giant shamrock card found on Colleen Dietrich's blog. And for those who might not know...CASE = Copy And Share Everything
I was drawn to Colleen's card for its CAS design and its 3D appeal.

I've used the same layout and colors with a smaller shamrock and a bit of distressing in the coloring. The black card was embossed with the Swiss dots e.f. For the shamrock leaves - what to do for green cardstock as I've given away 90% of my stash. Distress ink to the rescue! I've used Mowed Lawn on white card with the fun 'spritz n flick' technique. Then cut the leaves using the TH mini heart movers & shapers die and free hand cut the stem. Boy was that a chore with these shaky hands of mine.

Inside I've used a Quietfire Designs friendship sentiment stamp instead of the usual St. Paddy day verse. In my WOYWW post this week the sentiment had been cut with the Nesties hexagon die which was too big for the card. Oops :) So I've used my all time fave Nesties Label One die. The bottom part of the sentiment was stamped separately and cut into a pennant/fishtail shape. A bit of light inking before the main section is removed from the die and....wa CASEd shamrock card.

I love the playful nature of this card and the way the green pops on the black card. And the 'friendship' sentiment applies to my IRL friends, as well as, my cyber friends. I appreciate you all so very much!!

Warm hugs
( and the Girls)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


....ever late! Better late than not all hey Deskers?!

Until an hour ago there was nothing new happening...I finally got sometime to get in the studio and finish the shamrock cards. On my desk are my sentiment stamps binder and the saying I'm using in these cards. It's not so much about Irish as it is about friendship.

Pics of the finished cards coming as soon as I get these mailed. ;)
I'll be popping by to snoop visit y'all over the next couple days.

Happy crafting!

Hugs from Nan and the Girls :)

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