Monday, August 23, 2010

You Make My Heart Happy!

Hi all...I had a busy weekend, how about you? I helped sweet Kelly Marie Alvarez on Saturday, she taught a class at Stamp Fever with a lot of young girls. It was so much fun to watch new stampers!
Then yesterday Al and I took the dogs for a walk at the beach. We are quite the sight with our humongous Golden boy, Digby and our teeny tiny little Tia. I thought I'd share some photos of the day...
Taking a water and rest break.....and apparently Digby needed a cuddle too!
Little Tia, she's a happy little dog!
You can clearly see the difference in size between them...oh, and that's me enjoying the ocean breeze.

So when I got home I checked out the Hero Arts Flickr group and found that my sweet friends were doing a wonderful job of CASE-ing my Black and Kraft have to see their gorgeous work:
Check out THIS one from Lin. Gorgeous use of the Dogwood stamp.
I love how Sheila added accents of green and blue HERE
And Barb totally glamed up the original with a stunning black bow. See it HERE.
I love how Judy gave it some gorgeous color, THIS looks wonderful on kraft.
And to top off my day, my sweet friend Jill featured one of my cards on her blog HERE.

You are all so sweet and you've totally put a smile on my face so I made a card today that shows just how I feel...
I used the new Fabulous really is so FABULOUS! I white embossed it on a background created with Scattered Straw Distress ink. I stamped La Letter in Vintage Photo, then stamped the flower stems from Earth Flowers and the dragonfly from Antique Engravings in Scattered Straw. The panel is layered over a panel of brown Coredinations paper from the Chocolate Box collection (I've been hoarding these papers for a while). The yellow on the back perfectly matched the Scattered Straw ink. I distressed all the edges to bring the yellow core out and then added the sentiment strip. It has the Fabulous Flourish stamped in Scattered Straw and the sentiment stamped in Memories ArtPrint Brown. Hero Hues Earth Mixed Accents finish it off.

Psalm 143:1 ~" Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my plea! Answer me because You are faithful and righteous."  ~ Thankfully, answered prayer does not depend on my faithfulness or righteousness.
Blessings to you...thank you for blessings you are to me!

Stamps: Hero Arts- S5449 Fabulous Flourish, K5344 La Letter, CL383 Antique Engravings, CL428 Earth Flowers.CL129 Anytime Messages.
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks- Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo. Versamark Watermark Ink. Memories ArtPrint Brown ink.
Paper: Core'dinations The Chocolate Box collection.
Hero Hues Earth Mixed Accents.
White Embossing Powder.


  1. Truly beautiful card!I'm happy to know that so many of us are being inspired by you! PS: The doggies are so lovely-big and small...

  2. I love this post, Nancy! Wow! I sure wish I could see that ocean! I am very jealous! You look fabulous and relaxed! Your dogs are so cute. . .their difference in size is a riot! And as for your card. . .It is gorgeous! It's going to be another one that I'll have to case! Seriously, it is really beautiful! I think I just might have to get that stamp! Thanks for the mention and I'm so happy that we made you happy! :)

  3. Oh, this is SO pretty - love that sunny color and that new stamp looks to be a must have! Thanks, my friend, for the mention.

    And I loved your beach and doggy pictures! You are so lucky to live where you do!

  4. Wonderful photos of the dogs! That is funny to see the difference in their sizes! Wow, your card - the caramel and chocolate colors are so soft and soothing, very pretty!

  5. Your card is beautiful Nancy and your dogs sure are cute! The ocean is gorgeous too!

  6. Wonderful family pictures! Did you notice how everybody noticed and remarked about the doggies and left out the poor hubby! Too funny! Beautiful card!!

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! That flourish sure is fabulous!

  8. looks like you had a great day at the beach! love the pretty photos of you and your dogs! and wow! your card is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!!!!! beautiful colors and stamping!! LOVE everything about it!!!

  9. Dear sweet nancy - looks like you had a lovely day at the beach! count me too as an admirer of your kraft card! and that card - you put the "fabulous" in "fabulous flourish".

    PS. You've inspired me to add a verse at the end of my post. :) Many blessings to you, Nancy!

  10. absolutely gorgeous card, nancy! i can't wait to get that fabulous flourish stamp. hope i can make something as wonderful as your card with it!!

  11. Okay, I am going to need new hinges for my jaw after visiting your blog!! LOVE, LOVe, LOVE (did I mention LOVE??) this gorgeous flourish card. So warm, rich, and beautiful. You have combined so many different sets seamlessly!

    Such fun photos of you and your animals-- ADORABLE! Sounds like you had a great day- you deserve it! HUGS!

  12. Gorgeous card Nancy- WOW.....this is just amazing! Geeze- now I must have that flourish stamp and I don't have scattered straw ink yet either (love the color). I love the pic's of your hubby and the doggies- and it's so nice to see you too!
    Hugs, Anne

  13. This is gorgeous! I love that embossed flourish!

  14. Digby and Tia look like they had so much fun:-) Digby is just like our dogs, always looking for a cuddle..

    Love your card Nancy, I love the stamping with the earth flowers on the side, subtle but great touch,.. your distress background is also really gorgeous, mixed with the perfect core'dinations paper..
    I think I am in love with the tag you made for the sentiment, such a cool shape:-)

  15. Lovely card! I like the colors you used and all the details. But I have to say that my favorite photo of this post is you with the dogs! They are both adorable. Lots of hugs!

  16. Loved to see the photo of the beach and especially the Sea - I absolutely love the sea!
    Your card is stunning - so happy to get inspired by it!

  17. Hi, Nancy! Super photos! And I adore the card you made! I love the subtle background details ... the grass and dragonfly. And, of course, that gorgeous flourish! :-)

  18. Nancy, stunning card and fab photos. So fun, adore your dogs... so gorgeous. TFS.

  19. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS CARD! Love the golden tones, masking and layering. SO loved all the variations on your card they all were as beautiful as your original card!


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