Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CAS Enjoy Your Day

Just a quick card today that's clean and simple using The Craft's Meow's Just Sayin' set. I love red and kraft together.

Please check out the TCM blog for the September 1st release. I'm so bummed to miss the previews and release party, but I know the TCM team will not disappoint.

Don't forget my giveaway. More info on my Aug 22nd post!
Enjoy Your Day
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Blessings

Today's card features Layers of Color's Artful Endearments and Birdday Party cling art stamps sets. I tried to make my card shabby, yet in a whimsical vintage kind of way. Is that even possible? :). I did have fun creating this, though.

The papers are K&Co. Life's Journey. I love this paper collection! All the lace are scraps I've found during my flea market and/or Hobby Lobby sale finds from awhile ago.
Birthday Blessings
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Enjoy Your Day

Today's card uses The Craft's Meow's Life is a Carnival and Just Sayin' sets. The papers are My Mind's Eye's Hazel. I made this as part of a card set. You can see the other cards here.
Enjoy your day
Don't forget my giveaway. Please go to my Augst 22nd post for more details.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Butterfly Love and Just For You Dandelions

Here are two cards I made perhaps over a year ago that I haven't shared here. Even though they're publication rejects :(, I still like them :). I was able to make some friends smile by giving them these cards.

The first one uses GinaK Vintage Borders and Layers of Color's Joyful Noise.
Love is Friendship

I used some of my favorite GinaK stamps, Many Wishes set on my second card.
PP14 Just for You
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Party Time

Just a quick card to share with you today for Card Patterns sketch this week. Our sponsor is Sparkle Creations, which provided the cute image below. I colored it with Copics. The papers are Echo Park Sweet Summertime. I used some SRM Stickers' Fancy Sentiments. I die cut the circle and fancy swirls underneath using Spellbinders' Parisian Accents dies.
Nina Sketch 129
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Mr & Mrs. and a Giveaway!

Hi, all. I am officially on vacation and have scheduled my blog for pre-posts the next several days. I'm thankful for some friends who will "flower sit" for me while I'm gone, so I don't have to come home to some dead plants. I know I'm just relaxing right now (at least, I hope so), and I want to share my joy by having some prizes up for grabs! Please scroll down below for more info.

Today's card uses two of my favorite TAC stamps, Sweet Silhouettes and Beautiful Lace. I really enjoyed making this card, made me wish I knew paper crafting back when I got married. The lace was die cut using Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities.
Mr & Mrs
***Please note that I only link to my friend Angi's TAC online store for my posts, but please call your local TAC demo if you want to purchase these. Contact the TAC office to find a demo near you. Thank you!

Now about that giveaway, let's make this more interesting. There will be two giveaways. 

First Giveaway. I'll do the usual comment to win. One comment per day. I will pick a winner starting from today's post till Sept 4th's post to get the following. If you happen to have one or all of these, I will be happy to substitute other sets that are available.
For the second giveaway, if you want to, please "like" my "NinaB Designs" Facebook page. I will pick a random FB friend to win some Mystery Spellbinder dies that I designed!

Now, here are some things to consider for the first giveaway:
  • You don't need a blog to enter. I've set up my blog so you can comment as "Anonymous." Just make sure you leave me your email or other distinguishing info on your post.
  • Leave a comment every day to better your chances. Remember, I will pick one winner from today till Sept 4, 2011's post.
  • I will pick the winner from those who left comments on the blog posts. So, please don't enter via email or the chat box on the left. I have no way to keep track of them all. Sorry :-(.
  • The giveaways are open to everyone in the world! However, you are responsible to pay for taxes incurred.

Finally, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your visits. It encourages me to keep going with what I do. I hope you always find inspiration from my work. Blessings to you!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Just For You

Yay, it's Friday! It's going to be a great day. My parents arrived safely and I'm expecting a group of young ladies who want to learn how to cook and make cards! It'll be busy, but fun!

Today's card uses The Angel Company's Fairy Wishes and Special Moments sets. The papers are K&Co. The intricate border was die cut using my Spellbinders  Parisian Accents dies.
Just For Your Fairy
***Please note that I only link to my friend Angi's TAC online store for my posts, but please contact your local TAC demo if you want to purchase these. Contact the TAC office to find a demo near you. Thank you!***
And if you're on Facebook, please consider liking my page, NinaB Designs. I have a contest going on now that ends tomorrow! Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hang on Tight

Hi, friends! We're buzzing over here in our home as we all excitedly anticipate my parents' arrival. My girls could hardly contain themselves. They've been counting the days for their arrival. What a blessing to have wonderful parents (and grandparents)!

Today's card is super simple and uses The Craft's Meow's Life is a Carnival set. The papers are MME Hazel.
Hang on Tight
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vintage Birthday and Some News!

I am excited to share with you that I've started a Nina B Designs Facebook Page. I hesitated for a long time just because I didn't think I could manage two accounts, but it seems easy enough. Please consider liking that page. Thank you, friends!

I have lots of deadlines this week, and my parents are coming tomorrow to visit, so I'll make this short and sweet :). We are all excited. This is the first time they're coming when there's no snow on the ground. We can actually take them to other parts of Europe this time :).

Here's a card I share on the SRM blog awhile ago, but forgot to share here on my blog. It uses one of my favorite new stickers called Fancy Sentiments. The papers are Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden.
Happy Birthday
As usual, I appreciate your comments and daily visits.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is a holiday in Croatia, so it still feels like the weekend here :).

Today's card is for Card Patterns sketch this week. I used my Angel Company's Special Moments set for this simple shabby card. I really love this set because of the huge fonts. sometimes you just want your sentiment to be the focal point of your card. The papers are again K&Co.
Nina Sketch 128
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Friday, August 12, 2011

True Love

Have I ever told you how much I love the new SRM Fancy Sentiments stickers? They're just my style. And now they also have Mini Calendars, which are perfect for, of course, calendar-making. But also as a background for a vintage card, like what I did below. This is featured in the SRM blog today.
True Love
I still haven't heard back from the CASE Study blog hop giveaway winner. I'm sorry for the rush, but if I don't hear back from you by the end of the day, I will redraw a winner and post it tomorrow. My mom has the stamps in CA, but she's coming to visit us in Croatia for a few weeks. If she doesn't send them before she leaves on Wednesday next week, the winner will have to wait till mid-Sept to get them.

Have a fabulous weekend!
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Happy Thursday! I am on a roll and have been enjoying making new cards for the blog. Today's card uses Layers of Color's Rose Blossom Frame and SRM Sticker's brand new Fancy Sentiments Birthday.The papers are by K&Company, which my good friend Laura sent me in the mail. Aren't they beautiful? The leaves are die cut using Spellbinders Foliage dies. The rose is by Prima.
Birthday Wishes
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Love Is...and Winner!

Today's card is for this week's Card Patterns' sketch. Our sponsor is Tiffany Doodles, which provided the bird image below. I colored it with Copics. I was in a hurry to make this card, so I just guessed on the colors :). The papers are K&Company. I got this paper pack on sale online and I can't stop using it. The white sentiment is SRM Stickers WGYS Forever. The inside says, "you and me together" from my Happiness Is... set by The Craft's Meow.
Love Is...
Now, for the winner of the CASE Study blog hop...#11 Kelley. Please contact me, via tab above, with your info ASAP, so I can get the stamps to you. Thank you all for participating with us.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Let Your Dreams Soar

I hope you enjoyed a great weekend. Ours was full of sad goodbyes as we said farewell to our American friends. Goodbyes are such a big part of our life being expats, and we still have a hard time every time we do it. Our younger ones were hit the hardest. We remind them that it's difficult and we cry because we feel loved. God has given us so many wonderful friends and family whom we miss and who miss us back and what a blessing that is!

On a different note, I was able to create with some of my new TAC stamps, Fairy Wishes.The papers are K&Company. It's a  new color combo for me: melon, aqua and brown, but I think I like it and will use it again.
Let your dreams
Here's the stamp set in its entirety, Fairy Wishes:
I'm entering this to the Moxie FabWorld's Fanatical About Botanical Challenge. Life's been so busy all summer. I've missed participating in my favorite challenges. Make it a great Monday!
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Friday, August 5, 2011

CAS Thank You

Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post. There is still chance to win some blog candy by commenting there.

Yesterday I shared a CASE'd card. Today's is a CAS (clean and simple) card. I used some of my new TAC stamps, Dotted Dahlia and Special Moments. I fussy cut the flower after coloring it with Copics. I intentionally colored the flower to make it look a little on the rustic side, just to try. :) The leaves were stamped with white ink on olive cardstock.
Thank you Dahlia
And I mentioned in a previous post that I was going away for camp. Everything you've seen on my blog till yesterday was pre-scheduled (and I'm so glad blogger didn't fail me!). Well, here is a slide show of where I was with my family and church and what we did. We went to the beautiful Croatian coast. This place is called Pag, which is an island. It was a great time with friends, both old and new, enjoying God's creation, Bible learning and playing games. This is an annual event and our girls always look forward to it every year.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Beautiful Friend - CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop

I'm so excited to join the CASE Study team today for their anniversary hop. I was their Guest DT/Muse back in Dec 2010. They have a fabulous team of designers who wow their followers week after week.

Before I go further, I want to make sure you don't miss anything during this hop. So, if you came from Mariana Grigsby's blog, then you're on the right spot. If not, please check out the CASE Study blog for more info.

For today's card, I used two of my newest stamp sets by The Angel Company, Beautiful Lace and Dotted Peony. The papers are K&Company. The lace fits inside the Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I colored the peony with Copics.
Beautiful Friend
I CASE'd my friend Jean Martin who made the beautiful card below. I followed the basic layout of the card. I used real lace instead of the stamped border. I used a stamped flower instead of a real one :).
To celebrate with the CASE Study Challenge blog, I am giving away blog candy that includes my stamp sets below:
Just leave me a comment and I will pick the winner from this post. You have until Friday at midnight. I will announce the winner this weekend. I will announce the winner next week! In addition, the CASE Study DT is also giving away blog candy, so make sure you stop by their blogs.

Your next stop is the ever fabulous, Sarah Martina Parker. I don't think I've ever seen anything she's made that I didn't like. 
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I'm linking this to the Moxie Fab World's Fanatical about Botanical challenge. Here are the stamp sets I used on my card. I am linking to my friend Angela Kelly, who is a TAC Demo and has an online store. She will ship overseas, but you will have to contact her directly.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Telegram card set

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's August release blop hop. I hope you have enjoyed the previews the TCM team has shown you the last few days. Now the wait is finally over and you can purchase the new stamps at the TCM store! If you came from Michelle Bertuzzi's blog, then you're right on the spot. If you want to check out the order of the hop, please see the full list below.

Today, I am sharing a set of cards (you know how much I love making and giving these away) that I made using the Telegram set. On Saturday's post, I showed you how you can use this stamp set to create a vintage style card. Today's post shows you can make clean and simple cards that is so easy to make. I  stamped the telegram off the card front and used the several options for sentiments. As you can see, this set is good for any style.

Telegram

Please visit my dear friend, Patti's blog for the next stop on this hop and check out what beauty she came up with using the new release stamps! Here is the order of the hop.


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