Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mixing it up in the Bubble!

An entire day in the Bubble! Whooott! I wish I had a stack of cards to show for 12 hours but, alas, I do not. I spent time straightening parts of the Bubble and playing 'fantasy Stampin' Up catalog ordering"...if guys can play pretend fantasy football...I can play pretend catalog ordering - Right?!

I did manage to complete a tag and a card.

I really like making tags - I use them as 'cards' - placing an area on the back for a note, sentiment, and signature.

Front of tag.

Back of tag.
Front of tag:
~Chipboard tag
~Design paper and strip of coordinating paper along the bottom
~Scallop circle chipboard
~Scallop cardstock stamped withe 'G-thanks' using Stampin' Up Old Olive, edge dotted with SU Stampin Write More Mustard
~Polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Back of tag:
~Design paper
~Sentiment "You overwhelm me with awesomeness."
Polka Doodles - tag
Southern Girls - chipboard

I'm thinking I'm going to continue mixing my old Stampin' Up treasures with my new Stampin' Up treasures. I need to dust off my oldies and put them to work...after all I liked them well enough at ONE point to purchase them...they just need a little love. I mixed SU generations on my previous post Poppin' Poppies; here is today's mix... it took LOTS and LOTS of cutting for these flowers - but worth the effect. My next Stampin' Up order will DEFINITELY include the Blossom Punch!

~Base card Stampin Up Kraft card stock
~Strips of SU More Mustard and Really Rust card stock framed with black card stock, embossed with an 'dotted swiss look' embossing folder
~Glitter ribbon
~Stamped flowers - Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch using SU Taken with Teal - two stamped on SU Whisper White one stamped on vellum
~Flower centers from the Stampin' Up Little Pieces collection using SU Really Rust and SU More Mustard - highlighted with SU Crystal Effects
Challenges and Inspirations
My Mum's Craft - use Kraft
Pals Paper Arts - sketch
Paper Pretties - square cards
Just Us Girls - color inspiration

Thanks for clicking by!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love how your blue flowers pop against the background! So bright and cheerful!

  2. Hi Nancy, how neat is your tag, I love the Polka Dots in lots of different sizes and the ribbon to match! the bit I really love though is the scallopy bit on the back, how special that looks! Thanks for joining Southern Girls too, you know it makes me happy!
    I can see you're enjoying the SU products too, that red bling looks fabulous! Catch you again soon, Julie.x

  3. I'm cracking up at your fantasy SU ordering. I'm going to play that with my hubby instead of fantasy football! Love your gorgeous tag and card. The flowers on your card are stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  4. Nancy, I'm with you on the fantasy SU ordering! LOL! I usually just want it ALL!

    I've never even made a tag - but I love yours. Really like the DP you used for this.
    Your card is beautiful! Those pretty blossoms are wonderful and you had a lot of patience in cutting them out!
    Two wonderful creations.


  5. Fabulous card Nancy, gorgeous glitter strap, thanks for joining us at MMCS. Joey x

  6. Fun card with the colors! Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

  7. Great flowers and use of this week's colours. Great flowers :) Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)

  8. {I LOVE me some VINTAGE stamp work! Even if they haven't been retired all that long! LOL!} This card just reeks of fun! Love BOTH projects - MeeeeeOWWWW! I can tell the gal had FUN! And THAT'S why Just Us Girls LOVE you so! Thanks, as ALWAYS, for sharing it with US, sooooo generously! Great work, sweet one!

  9. Wonderful projects Nancy! Love the idea decorating both sides of the tag & I was laughin' about the SU fantasy!

    Thanks for joining us for the "Chip Board" Challenge at Southern Girls!



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