Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Confessions of a Card Cheat

Sooo....this happened. My dear "across the pond" blog friend Julie tagged me in her "Blog Hop with a Difference" post! Now the pressure is on to tag someone else! YIKES! Is this blog-land's equivalency of a chain-letter? Who cares? It was fun to read up on Julie and her 'taggees'! Now to write something up by Monday.

And....this happened.... A card of mine, Confetti Wedding, was selected as a winner over at A  Girl Who Crafts Challenge! Fun stuff!!! I was officially given notice to watch for "blog candy" to arrive in my mailbox! REAL mail! How exciting!

Kind of a simple card today. I had an awesome shopping spree at Michael's courtesy of a gift card! I'll tell you more about that at  later post. I'm sure you can hardly wait! I used an awesome epoxy brad on the tag. SOMEWHERE I have a tutorial for a DYI version...now if I could ONLY remember where I PINNED it!!!

To be perfectly honest - this is not only a simple card...it is kind of a CHEATER! The card was pre-embossed. The tag was pre-made and included the attached ribbon! (Oh how I LOVE dollar bins!) I DID go to all the effort of smudging the edges, and embossing the tag and punching the hole for the brad. And how about that addition of braid!? Phhheewww - I am exhausted! So...does this make me a "card cheat"?

Krafty Thoughts
~Base card - DCWV Vintage Collector Embossed Card edges smudged with inks
~Kraft tag with ribbon, embossed with Provo Craft Just My Type border embossing folder, sentiment embossing folder, highlighted for a pop using a Versamarker Watermark Pen, edges smudged with ink
~Fabric braid
~Spare Parts Epoxy Brad
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - ribbon
The Ribbon Girl - anything but square
Creatalicious - monochrome
Papertake Weekly - anything
Crafting from the Heart - anything

Here's to cheating (the card), winning (a challenge), and loosing (tutorials),

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Not cheating at all!!! Clean and simple perfection! Love it and as far as the brad goes, we'll just have to keep guessing where that tutorial is and start looking. Lastly, the winning..........YEA!!! Love your card Nancy! So beautiful.

  2. Card cheat??? NEVER!!!! Creative thinker definitely! Not everyone is able to put their finds together this beautifully, you did good:) xxx

  3. I think that's great that you were tagged, Nancy! I was tagged in the same chain letter, but it has a different name. Funny how these things get split off that way, but either way, it's fun to get to know each other better!

    Love your cheater card! You still put it together beautifully and that braid was inspired!! Hugs, Darnell


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