Sunday, November 11, 2007


One of my favorite stamping artists, Nancy Morgan, is hosting weekly challenges during the month of November on her blog, Paper Smiles, in celebration of it's Grand Opening. See the goodies she's giving away to the winner HERE.

This card is for Week 2 of Nancy's Grand Opening Challenge (PSG118 on SCS). The rules for this challenge are:
1) Let the Designer Paper do the work for you,
2) Keep it Simple, and
3) Make a general card for someone "just because".
4) Actually give it or mail it to someone ... no more hoarding!

Rule #1 was super easy ... that's what I do with ALL my cards! The "keeping it simple" was the biggest challenge for me. This layout was inspired by Sherri Barron's card on her blog, Fun To Stamp.

I've mailed this off to my mom's cousin and his wife (Terry & Cheryl). They took my mom in last week when she experienced some health problems. I am so thankful they were there for my mom last week when I couldn't be due to my mom living in another state.

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Brocade Background DP, Chocolate Chip and River Rock CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Green Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad


Angie Tieman said...

What a lovely card! I know they will appreciate receiving it. Thank goodness for family to look out for each other, I hope your mom is doing well now!

Dottie K said...

I hope your mom is doing well! Wow this is such a beautiful card and I'm sure they appreciate your kindness. :)

nancy morgan said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful! The concept of simple is always difficult for me've done it wonderfully with this card. While it may have elements of simplicity, it looks anything but simple. Very, very nice! And your mom's cousin will be blessed when she receives it...that's very, very nice too = )!!

thanks for're awesome!

corinnesomerville said...

I love this, Nancy !!! I used the Brocade paper this weekend and now I've fallen in love with it !! Great job and layout !!

Love ya

Leslie Miller said...

This is lovely! So very simple yet it has everything it needs to make it special. We can always use good ideas like this for a card in a hurry. I hope your Mom is well. Thank goodness for family!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card Nancy! I've still got to work on this's on my list ;)
Love the paper you used...very elegant looking!

Anonymous said...

Great job with that challenge, Nancy! The card looks beautiful...just as the rest of your gallery! ;)

Rose Ann said...

This is so lovely! I love the beautiful papers, and touch of bling!

nitestamper said...

very pretty card, nancy!!!!
love the colors and the ribbon design..

Lori Barnett said...

awesome card. I love simple Hey....look at those knots...are they like PERFECT or WHAT!!! I'm thinking you are a knot queen :) LOL Oh..the pic of your daughter and the kids in band...CUTE. I remembering watching my kids in their band concerts and getting "wet eyes" :) Being a proud mom for sure!

amanda said...

Nancy this card is AWSOME! It's so beautiful, and elegant, yet not to hard to make! LOVE IT!

Linda McClain said...

That paper is so pretty. Such a nice card.