Saturday, April 11, 2009


This week I'm finding myself in the biggest creative funk I've ever been in. I can't tell you how many designs I've attempted and have ended up in the trash!

We ordered printed graduation announcements for Allie's graduation, and I've been trying to design a very simple little open house invitation insert to go inside the announcement. Nothin's workin' for me!!! UGHHH!!!!!!!! I'll tackle it again this evening, and hopefully I'll come up with something I can live with.

Yesterday, I attended a bridal shower for Lorri Heiling's son's fiance. Do you think I had a card appropriate for the occasion? Of course not! I figured with my track record this week, I'd better play it safe and CASE something. I've always admired the Laurie Froehlich's Scallop Edge Medallion cards and found this one to be appropriate for the bridal shower. The Scallop Edge Medallion cards are so easy, and I love the way Laurie layers them! You can find a tutorial for Scallop Edge Medallion cards HERE on SCS, and more of Laurie's Scallop Edge Medallion cards HERE, HERE, and HERE. RECIPE
Stamps: A Happy Heart, All Holidays

Ink: Riding Hood Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Bella Rose DP, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, and Pink Pirouette CS
Embellishments: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for the inspiration, Laurie! I hope to be back very soon with some original artwork!


Tracey Old said...

Your card looks fantastic!! I have been having the same trouble. It must be in the air!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Nancy, this is absolutely beautiful my friend!! I see NO creative funk here ;)

Happy Easter to you and your family!

ChristineCreations said...

You know I still haven't tried this with the punch! I really need to! This is so pretty!

Sorry about the funk :( it happens even to the most creative! Knowing your track record I know it will come back!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Nancy - this is beautiful - it may be CASEd but your talent shines through!!!

Rose Ann said...

Pretty colors, image, and I love your medallion!! Beautiful card, Nancy!!

Karen said...

Hiya Nancy!! This card is just gorgeous - perfect for the occassion you needed it for!! It's great to see you've been having some lovely crafting time - I have too and it feels wonderful!

Happy Easter From Australia!



Ret said...

Nancy, this came out lovely!! She will love it, I'm sure.

Don't feel bad, I know just what you mean, I've been going thru the same thing for over 3 months now...I am on my knee's praying for my MOJO to return!!

Kelly said...

Nancy - sent you an e-mail with my daughter's grad. that I made last year. Been meaning to pop it in the mail - best intentions, oh well. Smiles, Kelly L.

Cindy Major said...

Wow, that little medallion looks really cool!

Hope you find your groove again soon!

Cindy :)

LaurieF said...

Nancy, I am so honoured that you would case my card. You have made my year girl!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Gorgeous! Your MOJO Is working here for sure... love the colors and the stamp set you chose work so well for the occasion! YOU ROCK NANCY!! TFS :)