Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Many Thanks, Some Exciting news and a Giveaway!

I am thrilled to share my new exciting news with you today...First, I have been asked to join the Want2Scrap Design Team! If you've been a regular visitor to my blog, you know that I love their products. I have always loved pearls and bling, but used them sparingly because they're pretty pricey.

That is, until I discovered Want2Scrap because their bling is so reasonably priced, especially when they have the 99cent sale (which is going on now!). Another reason I love Want2Scrap is because they make the Nestabling and Nestaboard, bling and chipboard that coordinate with Spellbinders products! They're a perfect match and I'm a happy crafter that I get to work with both companies.Speaking of Spellbinders, have you seen all the newly released products yet? They are fabulous! They have also posted a little blurb about me on the site HERE.

Today's card then uses both of these companies' products.I used my Home Sweet Home and Sewing Elements dies (shipping at the end of February!), along with Labels 10. The frame is stamped from Layers of Color's Elegant Labels. The little heart pearl is by Want2Scrap, papers by Webster's Pages and sentiment by SRM stickers.
Many Thanks Fancies
I die cut and embossed the wings and dress forms, then inked with white craft just the embossed top part to make them stand out. I'm entering this to the Moxie Fab's Die Cutting and Embossing & Debossing Challenges.
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Now, to celebrate my exciting news and also for hitting the 400K hits a few weeks ago, along with 800 followers and 1400+ Email Subscribers, please comment to win the following:
It includes Layers of Color's stamps, Spellbinders Edgeabilities and some of my favorite Want2Scrap bling. Leave me a comment below and share your favorite embellishment. Also, if you share this giveaway on your blog sidebar (use photo below) or Facebook with a link to this post, you can leave another comment to double your chances. I will announce the winner on Tuesday!
And if you're on Facebook, please consider liking my NinaB Designs page. I have plans for another giveaway there soon that includes more stamps and more bling!
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Love You Butterfly from Scraps

Happy Monday, friends. I hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to see what the new week holds. I have been enjoying all the sneak peeks from CHA. My wish list is ever growing, and I haven't even seen everything that's new! It's a good thing I'm not here. It makes it easier to resist getting them all :). Valentine's day is coming up, though, and I always get something crafty as a gift from my hubby. :).

Speaking of Valentine's, here's a card for one of my girls using some scraps I found on my desk. I stamped that frame awhile ago, back when TAC still existed. It was cut with a Spellbinders die. I have updated a newer version that Layers of Color is selling at a huge discount now, in preparation for the transfer of some of LOC designs to a new stamp company. The butterfly is a Hero Arts digital download.
Love You Butterfly
I colored the butterfly with Copics to match the gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye. I'm entering this to the Lily Pad PP Challenge. And since this card represents what I think is my true style (simple shabby), I'm entering this to the SSIC Challenge as well. The sketch is inspired by Card Patterns #150.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

2 is Much Better

Yay, it's Friday! It's going to be a busy weekend in our home. We're expecting lots of friends coming over and I even planned a special crafty time with my girls. We're working on something, a fun decor for their room. We'll see how they'll turn out.

Today's card uses my new Spellbinders Home Sweet Home dies again. I just love this little house. The set comes with the little hearts too that you can use to die cut the inside of the house. The sentiment is from my The Craft's Meow's In Tandem set and the swirly bling is from Want2Scrap (They're having a BIG 99 cent bling sale, by the way!). As usual, the supplies list are linked below.
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Here's a close up of the house with the sentiments. And look at that gorgeous swirly bling.
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I love these little roses. This card is perfect for the Moxie Fab Die Cutting challenge,
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Here are the dies I used. They're going to be available soon at your favorite retail and/or online stores.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

CHA Paper Collection Favorites So Far

Have you been looking at the previews by paper manufacturers for CHA? Oh my, there are so many new products that are so drool-worthy :). I do notice that so many of them tend to look similar. For example, I love vintage-inspired images, but unless they put a unique twist on them, they don't grab my attention because I still have some leftovers from previous releases. I guess you can't avoid that when everybody's trying to follow the trends. Speaking of trends, vintage is still going strong and I couldn't be any happier. I found these in so many new products:
  • Butterflies
  • Botanicals
  • Bicycles
  • Birds
  • Damask
  • Quarter Foil
  • Woodgrain
  • Lace
  • Chevron Stripes
  • Vintage kids
I know not all of these collections will make their way to my craft room, but let me just share my favorites so far:

Pink Paislee's Jubilee Collection is so full of vintage goodness but with trendy colors! My only wish is that they included more plain patterned papers, rather than some of the collages. As a cardmaker, I can't always use the 6x6 size collage as a whole sheet. But I'm sure I'll find a way :).

Cosmo Cricket's Tea for Two is just as sweet as can be. It's reminiscent of my favorite CC collection ever, Odds & Ends, but with more muted colors. Their Evangeline collection is worth checking out, too.
I never noticed My Mind's Eye until the Stella Rose Collection came out last year. And their new Miss Caroline collection is going to be another favorite of mine. I especially love the Howdy Doody set 6x6 paper pack pictured above. So soft, so feminine and so shabby vintage!

GCD Studios is coming out with two wonderful summer-inspired collections, Country Charm and Oh Happy. They both just scream summer with their bright colors and gorgeous patterns. They make me wish for warm weather so I can go on a picnic, frolick in the meadows, munch on some yummy berries while watching a fireworks show. Okay, I've never done that, but I want to :). I can't wait to make cards that will brighten somebody's day with these papers.

It's no secret I'm a Webster's Pages fan, and these new Petite Paper packs are for sure coming to Croatia. I love the vintage images in bright girly colors and they make the prettiest collages.

Here are a few that I think I will like, but the companies haven't shown the full collections yet: EK Success French General, Echo Park's This & That Graceful and October Afternoon Woodland Park collections:


Well, that's all I have so far. What do you think? How about you? Please share if you found something you just absolutely love. I'm sure I've missed some of the new reveals.
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