Sunday, September 7, 2014

Believe in Belief

Well, it has been awhile since I've posted and longer since I've been around to my fav blogs to chime in. As I'm sure as you are all well can be difficult at times. I will just leave it as this: Faith, Family, Friends. In that order. And while I am a sucker for alteration you will notice FAIR is not included in my list.

I found this sheer leaf when going through piles of STUFF! (I have been experiencing a 'cleaning/de-cluttering/purging binge' and hoping there is no known cure!) This is one of only two. I think it was probably a ToC (Transfer of Crap) from my mother. Weirdly I nearly always remember who transferred me which crap!

~Base card Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
~Layer of Papertrey Kraft card stock
~Hero Arts Dandelion Frame stamp inked with Distress Stains
~Stampabilites Le London Script stamp inked with Versamark and embossed with bronze powder
~Metal "Believe"
~Sheer leaf
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - leaves
Addicted to Stamps - soft colors
Inkspirational - photo
A Creative Romance - a touch of Kraft
Daring Cardmakers - color

Here's to transfer of crap, accepting that life is not fair, and making the best of what life throws at us,

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, I'm so glad you thought of something to do with this ToC because I probably could have never thought of something! I LOVE IT! So beautiful with the background you've created for it. A lovely, lovely, lovely card! Gorgeous!
    Been thinking about you. Hope you're doing ok. When life gets you down, drink lemonade - or maybe wine! LOL!

  2. I adore this dainty leaf! Somewhere I too have some -- HA! finding them is the trick! Meanwhile - your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  3. Very pretty! I love the Kraft with the blue, white and brown.....great color combo! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. This is stunning! Love the skeleton leaf with that great sentiment. Your background is beautifully done! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  5. This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful background.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational.
    Pauline GDT

  6. What a lovely card, Nancy! The softness of the background just makes the skeleton leaf the center point of attention. Great idea! It is such a perfect card for Fall! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog!


  7. Ahh Namcy, You had me laughing out loud! I can tell you exactly where that leaf came from! Remember winning my blog candy?

  8. I love what you've done with that skeleton leaf, have only ever used them in floral arrangements so I'm taking a close look, I'm sure I've some somewhere???? No, hold on a minute, I know what I did with them.
    ;) x

  9. Really Love this card and colours you have used. Caroline x

  10. So pretty, love the background and the leaf looks so lovely and dainty. x

  11. project really very original and enchanting colors !!


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