Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge- Torn Paper

I'm loving the theme at the Hero Arts blog  this week. There is just something so fun and creative about tearing paper and the result is always so unique!
For this little deer (click on the photo to see the detail better) I started with brown cardstock and stamped Christmas Block by Memory Box in Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I just started tearing until something that resembled a deer emerged. I attached the deer in pieces to white cardstock stamped with Dots and Flowers by Hero Arts, then over-stamped in Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, with the pine bough from the Hero Arts clear set Decorate your Own. I also used torn paper as a template to sponge on some Weathered Wood Distress Ink for the snow drifts. I added some more torn paper edges for good measure and a rustic jute bow. Oh, and glitter, lots and lots of glitter!! It's not usually my go-to embellishment, but "Dancing with the Stars" was on, what can I say?
Stamp Credits:
Hero Arts
S5213 Dots and Flowers Design Block
CL272 All Occasion Messages
CL 366 Decorate your Own -pine bough
Memory Box
E1117 Christmas Block

Thought for the Day: I know that God doesn't give us more than we can handle, and maybe that is why I am working on a blog post right now instead of hiding under my bed until things get better. As they say when it rains, it pours and we are completely soaked right now. My sweet mother-in-law is in the hospital recovering from a stroke she suffered on Saturday, the same week my dear father-in-law had surgery for a blood clot. My own dear dad has been dealing with the effects of a mini stroke and as he lives alone is finding it harder and harder manage daily tasks like feeding himself. And as anyone who has read my previous posts knows, I just lost my job, so now I can spend time with my hubby who has been unemployed for over a year.
In all of this, I believe that GOD IS FAITHFUL! And my family and I are just where He wants us...Trusting in Him.

Blessings to you all,


  1. Dear Nancy! I absolutley love your torn pp card! Every little piece is beautiful and lovingly crafted. As I read more in your blog, I now knw the challenges you face. Let's trust in the Lord and He wlll guide you day by day.I'm thinking you and keep you in my prayers and thoughts. xoxo Virginia

  2. Hi, Nancy! What an adorable card! Sometimes the wheel of life lands us in the ditch, doesn't it? I sure hope that you can find the positives in all this and that things turn around for you and yours soon! Keeping you in my heart! :-)

  3. Love that deer. What a clever idea and so cute. I am sorry to hear about all the family and not doing well.

  4. This is so clever Nancy!!! Love your fab card!
    You have to deal with a lot at the moment! You are in my thoughts, I hope that everything will be fine for you and your family soon!

    Sending hugs,

  5. Such a sweet and VERY clever design nancy! Good luck in the challenge :0)

  6. Nancy, I love your torn paper card. So creative! I am sorry to hear of the challenges you are facing now. You are in my prayers. -Jill

  7. And how are things with you Nancy - is their light at the end of the tunnel? Thinking of you!
    Jacqueline x

  8. How precious is that torn paper dear ... what a creative idea ... ♥ it.


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