Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Card Chain Challenge

It's that time again to share the fun of this truly global card exchange! This month I made the acquaintance of Rikke in Denmark. You can find her Flickr photostream HERE. She is really nice and we have begun to exchange cards on our own. For the July CCC I loved the Beach theme and made a card depicting my favorite pastime....sitting on the beach.
for the how-tos for this card, see Flickr post HERE.

I made another little greeting to send to Rikke also....
That Hydrangea stamp was literally daring me to do something really vintage with it, so what was I to do? I just got the Canvas Stripe cling from Hero Arts and it has vintage written all over it, figuratively of course.

So now that we got that out of the way.....there is an Oldies radio station that I love listening to and it has a tag line that goes; And the hits just keep on coming! Well it should be amended to; And the blessings just keep on coming to describe my life lately. I'm honored to be a Hero Arts Hostess, amazingly I have a card being published in an online magazine.....and yesterday a package arrived in the mail from Sue Czosek. She had my name for the July CCC. Sue's considerable creative talent is matched by her boundless generosity.
Here's some photographic proof:
Feast your eyes on this exquisite confection....this was her greeting card for me, just a little note, isn't this incredibly beautiful? Okay, stay with me it gets more interesting...Sue sent 2 cards with the beach theme....
I love everything about this card....from the sparkly port-hole shaped window to the alcohol ink lighthouse scene, this is incredible.
Another version of the alcohol ink colored lighthouse, this time in a tri-folded stunner.
And remember I mentioned how generous Sue is? Well this little assortment of crafting goodness accompanied her amazing cards......
She included another lighthouse for me to use along with Webster's Pages papers, a set of fun dog themed sentiment stamps, assorted embellies, twine, flower ribbon and canvas tag. Oh yea, this put a smile on my face!Thank you Sue, you can be sure I will be thinking of you as I play with this lovely new stash of craft goodies!
To take part in the August Card Chain Challenge check out Society of Stamp & Scrap-oholics. It's the delightful brainchild of the irrepressible Deborah Nolan.

Thought for the Day: Proverbs 15:15 "He (or She) who is of a merry heart has a continual feast!" This verse is the inspiration for the name of my blog.
bless you,


  1. Beautiful cards by both of you! Suzz real is so very generous, isn't she?

  2. Love your card! Did you make sand from the doily lace background? Fantastic! So glad you liked your little package.

  3. Isn't this CCC an incredible thing? One gets to know really fantastic people! Your card is beautiful! And congrats on being the HA hostess!!! YAY!

  4. Awesome... your cards for Rikke are amazing and you loot from Suzz - just wonderful. What generosity.
    I love getting cards from all over the world in this lovely challenge.

  5. I love the CCC and your two cards are delightful Nancy, love that deck chair stamp, what a fun scene you have created. Lucky you to have suzz sent you some cards, hers are always such great works of art. love all the detail she puts in.

  6. your cards are so pretty! i love the beach card, the sky is so beautifully made! and yes! Sue the the so sweet and generous! i was the lucky recipient and she spoiled me, too! thanks for sharing all the yummy goodies!! =)

  7. Nice post, Nancy! Love the cards you sent to Rikke! How lucky are you to get such a wonderful package of goodies from Suzz? She's so sweet! And three cards too! How fun! They're all so lovely!

  8. Such beautiful cards Nancy! Congrats on your online publication! How sweet is Sue! What an awesome package! :)

  9. So much eyecandy in one post! Love your fabulous beach card and all the cards you got! Beautiful!

  10. great cards! you must have a nice collection now from blogging friends!
    enjoying our cooler weather with the breeze!

  11. Beautiful cards all round - Sue is so generous and look at those beauties she made! Enjoy your blessings with a merry heart :)

  12. Hi, Nancy! So happy for you! I love the card you made with the Hydrangea stamp! I especially like the soft white or pale, pale purple details that really set it off! :-)

  13. Whohooo!! Big congrats to you for being pub'd, so exciting!! Both the cards you made are so wonderful, I'm mesmerized at how serene and soft your beach card makes me feel! Takes all the stress away! Great cards from Sue too, she's so generous indeed! May even more great things come your way this year!

  14. Love your beach scene (makes me wish I was sitting in that chair!) and distressed hydrangea cards! Really fantastic!!! Suzz's cards are amazing as well- she is just too sweet!


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