Friday, October 26, 2007


Two of my most favorite stamping artsits on SCS have BRAND NEW BLOGS! I have been so very inspired by these talented stampers, I just HAD to let you all know about them!

The first is Nancy Morgan, aka ncmorgan on SCS. My favorites file is FILLED with her artwork! Her cards ALWAYS catch my eye when browsing the gallery!

ncmorgan's SCS Gallery: HERE

ncmorgan's new blog, Paper Smiles: HERE

The second is Chat Wszelaki, aka nitestamper on SCS. If you've spent ANY time on SCS, you've seen Chat's work! Not only is her work over-the-top gorgeous, unique and creative but she does every single SCS challenge ... every day, in addition to her full-time, night shift nursing job!

nitestamper's SCS Gallery: HERE

nitestamper's new blog, Me, My Stamps, and I: HERE

This card is a CASE of nitestamper's card found HERE. The only changes I made include: a) changed the colors and DP, b) some different bling on the tree, and c) I used the Word Window Punch for the slot in the Old Olive layer that the DP strip goes through, instead of the oval punch.

I had my card all put together with the intention of stamping the "Merry Christmas" sentiment in Very Vanilla Craft Ink as my last step. Well ... this was my very first time using my new Very Vanilla Craft Ink Pad .... let's just say, I think it was defective so I opted for Black Classic. Stampin' Up! is so great about that kind of thing though ... just called them up and they are replacing the defective pad!

The Perfect Presentation tree is stamped twice with the second raised on Stampin' Dimensionals. There is a Red Rhinestone Brad through the starburst of the tree. The circle tag is also stamped twice with the center "Dec. 25" raised on a dimensional.

Stamps: Perfect Presentation (Level Two Hostess), All Holidays, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Paper: River Rock, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla CS, Dashing DP
Ink: Old Olive and Basic Black Classic
Embellishments: Gold Brads, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Rhinestone Brad, Gold Elastic Cord
Tools: Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, I love that card! I really like the colours! That ribbon is fantastic, love how you tied the circle tag with elastic cord!

Thanks for linking to the new blogs! I'll be checking them out for sure!

Emily said...

That card it gorgeous! Thanks for mentioning those blogs too. I just subscribed to both of them on Google reader=).

kathleenh said...

Nancy, you are so right. Those are two very talented women! Thanks for turning me on to their galleries and their blogs. You did a great take on Nitestamper's card!

nitestamper said...

WOW!!!! oh WOW!!!!!!! I am repeating myself here. Let me just pick my jaw on the floor first !!!
can I say this case is FANTABULOUS!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fabulous card -- wonderful colors and love the wheel used here -- great, great job!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! You do beautiful work! I found you through my friend, Nancy Morgan. Where have you been all my life? Your picture looks familiar. Linking you right away. I love all your fabulous and inspiring cards!

Angie Tieman said...

Sooooo cute! Love the single, little "bling" on the tree!

fran said...

This is so cute! What is it called when you case a case? Whatever it is - that's what I'm doing tomorrow!

Marie said...

Oh, I love this card and thanks for the links to two great blogs!!!!

Rose Ann said...

I really love this, Nancy! Gosh I wish I had that set. Beautiful job!! Thanks for the links on those new blogs. Going to check them out.

nancy morgan said...

Hey Nancy, just stopping by to say ... thanks for the kind words, you are just a gem = )

And you card is beautiful, as usual! I wouldn't expect anything less than fabulous from you. Love the ribbon!!!

Heather P. said...

What a gorgeous card!

Heather P. said...

What a gorgeous card!

Lynn said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful, I love how you popped the tree and I never would have thought about that background but it looks fantastic!

Theresa said...

Awesome card! And thanks for the new bloggers, I'll go and check them out!

Tara said...

GREAT CARD!!! I love the old olive and real red combo, I like the little brad on the snowflake!! :)

beate said...

Nancym, this card is gorgeous!!!