Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What's Canoe with you?

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:11 AM 1 comments
Oh my goodness I love this stamp set! Its called Happy Camper and its made by Avery Elle. You can get them from Firefly Crafts . Its the perfect set for creating little scenes like I did here. Isn't this little fox adorable?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tic Tac Toe challenge for Firefly Crafts

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:00 AM 1 comments
Its time for the second challenge over at Firefly Crafts and this time its a Tic Tac Toe challenge. These are super fun because you get to choose what you want to do . Just pic a line from the grid ( horizontal, vertical or diagonal ) and make a card using those three things.
I chose Buttons, Teal and shape. I used the Bears from The Greeting Farm  called Always a party from the store. They are so cute and great for any occasion.  Make sure you head over to Firefly to join in on this fun challenge and you might just win a prize! 

Card Ingredients that can be found in Firefly  store :  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Born to Ride

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:19 PM 0 comments

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a card I made using Gina Marie Designs stamps and dies that were purchased from Firefly Crafts.  This stamp set is perfect for the man or motorcycle mama in your life.  The oblong label die is also from Gina Marie Designs. Hope you like this creation!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My first Can You Case It challenge!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 3:45 PM 6 comments

Hi friends! Have you seen the challenge blog called Can You Case It? Its so fun! They do a new challenge every week. This is my first time I have got to play along so far and I am so excited. This week the challenge was this :

I got to use my Gina Marie dies that I got from Firefly Crafts  along with Snuggle Anya also found in the store. I adore these dies as they cut like butter and you can get two sets for about the same price as other brands.  

Card Ingredients: 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Skating by with a birthday Hi!

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Hello lovelies! I got a chance to play with some new products from Firefly Crafts last night and WOW. I am in love. I got to use this adorable stamp set from Avery Elle called Skating By. It also has the dies that coordinate. So stinkin cute! I colored her in using my Spectrum Noir markers and I paper pieced her dress. The sky was done using a sponge and some blue ink from the Tim Holtz collection. I adore how this turned out and I can not wait to send it off.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Firefly Crafts first Challenge!!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:37 PM 0 comments
Happy Wednesday friends! You guys have been reading me talking about Firefly Crafts for the last couple post and now its time for our first challenge!!! This is my card I made. 
Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found    in our shop.
2. You MUST link to the direct post of the project you are entering into our challenge (not to your blog main page).
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner will be announced on the 3rd Wednesday of each month when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge for June:

This months' challenge is: Anything with wings!

This could mean a Firefly, a Bird, a Fairy, a Dragon, a Butterfly, an Airplane, basically anything that you can think of that flies! 

The Prize this month is: 

A Martha Stewart Score Board!!!

Card Ingrediants: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Totes Anya

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Hi Friends! Today I am sharing a card I made using Totes Anya which I got from Firefly Crafts. I used the no line coloring technique for the first time and it is so fun. Seriously has a learning curve but I am hoping to get better at it. I also used my new flourish die from Gina Marie Designs ( also from Firefly) . This is the perfect embellishment for card corners. I already popped this girl in the mail and hopefully it makes someones day!

Card Ingredients :

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fathers day Fishing

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Hi there! This is just a quick post to show this card I finished yesterday. Its for someone who ordered Fathers day cards from me. I love fishing so this was a fun project. I watercolored the sky and water and stamped the image over it. Hope she likes it.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Special Delivery

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Hi , Lena here! Are you guys loving all the fun stuff so far in the Firefly store? I sure am. I got this awesome Paper Nest Dolls stamp called Special Delivery from the store and couldn't wait to make a card for an expectant mother I know. I just love his little bomber hat and that baby is adorable. I also used a Gina Marie Designs die because lets face it I love dies. They make things so easy and make your cards look amazing. You should go check it out and see what inspires you. I hope I did! Card Ingredients: Tony even made a card with this guy !

Monday, May 23, 2016

Frou Frou for Farm Fresh Friday

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:36 PM 1 comments
Hello lovelies! I actually had some stamp time yesterday and my pal Jammie challenged me to use yellow and a stamp that she gave me. She just sent me this Frou Frou Birthday from The Greeting Farm so I figured I should ink her up for the Farm Fresh Challenge. I loovvvee paper piecing but do not do it nearly enough so I got out the scissors and went to work. Hope this meets her yellow colored challenge enough. Thanks for the stamp sweets, I love it!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:00 AM 0 comments
Hi, Lena here and  I am so excited to be part of the new Firefly Crafts Design team.  You are all going to love the products Debbie has at Firefly store. With many different stamps, embellishments and dies there is something for every project. I decided to use Little Birdie Avery from Paper Nest Dolls for my first card. I adore this little girl and her big hat. Go check her and the many other PND stamps there are at Firefly and check back here often for fun challenges and inspiration. Happy crafting! 

Card Ingredients:

Friday, April 29, 2016

Who ate the cup cake?

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:12 PM 1 comments
Arn't these adorable little mice the cutest?? I made this card for my moms birthday and she loved it . These mice are from House mouse and are so fun to color. I used spectrum noir markers and tried to do more shading which I am learning from Kit and Clowder Classes.

Bitch Peas

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I have had to explain this card I made using Unity stamps to a few people. For those who get it ..hahah. I just love these adorable peas and you can get them in both the naughty or PG. I had this paper from DCWV in my stash forever and decided to bust it out when I did these little guys because the color was perfect.

My creative space

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:03 PM 0 comments
Every once in awhile I like to take an updated pic of my craft space. This is because I change it pretty often by adding pieces or new ways to organize. I posted a pic of my new flat cabinets not to long ago but I wanted to show you the whole area now. The flat cabinet is used to store my wooden and uncased stamps. I love love love it!! I am in the process of labeling the drawers but seem to keep changing how I organize them so It might never get done haha.

Monday, April 25, 2016

I am hooked on Gina Marie Designs...and wildlife stamps.

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:33 PM 0 comments
Those who know me know that I love anything wildlife or hunting or fishing. When I ran across these amazing stamps and dies from Gina Marie Designs I just had to have them. Especially at $18 for the set. What a steal! I made this card using Lovely as a tree for the background and brayering. I then stamped the wildlife and hunter on white and used dies to cut. I posted them on pop dots to give them some extra pop. I gave this card to my dad for his birthday and he loved it . Go check out Ginas designs they are so awesome and affordable!! 

Howdy Cowgirl

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:10 PM 1 comments
Howdy Friends! I got this stamp from Christine over at the Paper Nest Dolls and had to color her up. I made the cow spotted paper by just coloring black spots on white paper ( so talented I know..sarcasm) I then colored in this adorable image using a mix of Spectrum Noirs and Copics. The stitched die I used is from my favorite die company Gina Marie designs. These dies cut awesome and are affordable.  You have to check them out. I loved how she turned out and can't wait to play with more of these cuties. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Some Odd Girl Discovery

Posted by Lena Nunn at 11:02 AM 0 comments
Don't you just love it when you find a new company that you just love?  This happened to me recently when I discovered Some Odd Girl Stamps . They are so adorable and fun to color I had to get some. I limited myself to two ( although now I am kicking myself because I want more and they are so affordable). I started with this one called Kaylee's Closet and another one called Celebration Mae . I colored the Kaylee in with my Spectrum Noirs and the hair with Copics. So stinkin cute!!! 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Western couple gettin hitched

Posted by Lena Nunn at 3:50 PM 0 comments
I got my mystery box from Christine over at The Paper Nest Dolls company and I just adore this western wedding stamp. Maybe because I am a country girl? Its just so adorable. I colored them in using my Spectrum Noir and Copic markers which I am just learning how to do thanks to hair and skin classes at Kit and Clowder. You all should checks these companies out because they are both AMAZING!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

There's a nap for that ...

Posted by Lena Nunn at 3:45 PM 1 comments
I love love LOOVVEE fishing so when I got this AI image  called Catching ZZZZ's from a friend I knew I had to color him up. I was stuck in the hospital for 5 days doing a migraine treatment so this was perfect coloring time. He is colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

You made it!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 2:21 PM 0 comments
My SIL just became an RN so I made this card for her. I love love LOVE this image from A Random Fan Stamps  and loved coloring her using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

My new Cabinet

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:28 PM 1 comments

I finally got a flat cabinet!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Growing In Unity Phyllis Harris Blog Hop

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:00 AM 50 comments
Hi welcome to my blog! I hope your ready for some great projects today because we are showing off some awesome Phyllis Harris stamps from Unity. This line of stamps is so adorable and perfect for any occasion.
  I used the stamp called The Heart of a BFF 

Sometimes when I stamp I get my hubby to join and we do a battle of sorts. His vs hers. I got him to stamp this time with me so I'm also showing his card because I think its just so adorable. 

Make sure you hop to the other Growing in Unity gals blogs to see what they have created with these wonderful stamps

Lena Nunn (you are here) 
Teri Burson
Tenia Nelson
Maria Levine
An'Jenic Gibson
Karen Nofziger
Carisa Zglobicki
Crystal Rodner
Unity Blog

Saturday, February 28, 2015

More Bible journaling..

Posted by Lena Nunn at 9:00 AM 1 comments

I did some Bible journaling last night. This time I was at my moms and only had crayola twist up pencils. Sure does make me miss my prismas.

Monday, February 23, 2015

My Growing in Unity week winners!!!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:18 AM 6 comments
Sorry I did not post these sooner but usually I work from my phone (I live way up in the boonies and don't have regular internet up there) so I had to wait until I get to a good computer. First off thank you so much for those who read my post and commented. I loved each and every word you left me. Now onto the winners...

Drawn from Day 1 Grab a beer:
Comment number 11 was 
Blogger UTs Hobby Time said...
This is simply gorgeous. Nice color combo. Those foams are beautiful.
Congrats on GIU girl this week.

Day two winner drawn from Bible Journaling Post was :
Blogger Beth F. said...
Great way to personalize it!

I have emailed winners so if you see your name and did not recieve email please check spam folder or contact me! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 5 Candle Stamping

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:02 AM 21 comments
Today is my lasy day of Growing In Unity. I have tried to give you all some ideas on how to use your stamps on items other than just paper and making cards so for my last project I thought Why not candles? I make a lot of stamped candles. Around Christmas time I found these battery operated ones that are still made out of wax and I fell in love. For my candle project I used the stamp set Easier with You by My side

If you have never stamped on candles it is super simple. All you have to do is stamp on Tissue paper, color and then do a couple more steps and wham! Please forgive my less than great coloring as usually I use pencils but I wanted to try my new markers . These are not my instructions but they give you the run down on how its done. 

Well Ladies and gents thats it for me. I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I really appreciate you stopping by and checking them out. Don't forget to comment as I will be drawing two names to win bags of 25 stamps.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 4 ~ Glass Etching

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:00 AM 23 comments
Welcome to day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. I decided I wanted to bust out the old glass etching cream and some plates with my stamps. It is super simple to do and you can turn $1.00 plates into works of art.

I used the Unity stamps Shall We UnWINEd and Screw it! 
If you have never etched glass before using stamps it is super simple. All you have to do is Stamp and heat emboss ( yes using embossing powder) the stamps you want onto the glass just like you would on paper. Then spread the etching cream over it. When you wash off the etching cream it also washes away the embossing and leaves the image where the embossing cream could not reach. Easy Peasy lemon squeezey! The only bad part about the glass etching is the cream smells like rotten eggs (gross!) and its hard to take good pictures of the glass when its done. Hope you can see it good enough. Thanks for checking out my projects and don't forget to comment so you have a chance to win a grab bag of 25 stamps! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 3 ~ Bible Journaling

Posted by Lena Nunn at 8:04 AM 27 comments
Welcome to day three of my week of Growing In Unity! Today I worked on something that I am just getting into which is Bible Journaling.

I have seen ideas all over Pinterest and I wanted to give it a whirl. I used the Unity Set Devoted . Which is perfect for this. Did you know Unity makes more Bible Journaling sets?!? You can find them here
With Bibles the best way I have found to use stamps since the pages are so thin is to use versamark and rub over it with a light colored chalk. Then go over it with markers or pencils. I made the mistake of just using a regular ink pad on one page and it bled through to the next. I can't wait to get more into this and record my thoughts and ideas and scriptures that move me. Hope you enjoyed this project of mine and don't forget to comment as you could just win a grab bag of 25 stamps at the end of my week. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 2 Shall We UnWINEd? Earrings

Posted by Lena Nunn at 7:56 AM 34 comments

Welcome to my week of Growing in Unity day 2. I have been sick with a really bad cold ( or heck it could be something worse because I refuse to go to the dr.) lately but tonight I felt a little better so I decided to pull out the shrink plastic. If you have have never played with shrink plastic you are missing out!!!! You can get it at almost any craft store now and usually in the card aisle. I decided to use my Unity stamp Shall we unWINEd

The stamp is pretty big so when you shrink it, it becomes the perfect size for a pair of earrings. 
For those of you who have not used shrink plastic heres how it works.
 You stamp your image on the plastic and you can either A) color it in then or B) color it after shrinking. On these earrings I chose to color after just because I wanted to try some new markers I got after the shrinking process. You then cut out image. If you need holes in your work for earrings or keychains or anything like that PUT THE HOLE IN NOW BEFORE SHRINKING! Shrinking can be done with either a heat gun or in the oven. I used to only do it with my heat gun but since then I have discovered that the oven works much better as the project does not curl up on itself. Hope this inspires you to make some shrinky art with your Unity stamps. Don't forget to comment as you might just be one of the lucky two I draw at the end of the week to win a grab bag of 25 stamps!!! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 1. Grab a beer!

Posted by Lena Nunn at 7:56 AM 29 comments
Hi! I am so excited for this week because I am a Growing in Unity Gal! Each day this week I will do a project featuring the awesome stamps of Unity and, those who know me know I have a TON of them. 
I have made a ton of these beer cards for friends and I just adore them. They use the Keep Calm and Have a Beer Set
I colored the mug using my Prisma colored pencils . For the Foam on top of the mug I used puffy paint which you can get at almost any craft store. You just dab it where you want it and then heat with a heat gun. Easy peasy lemon squeezy right? Be sure to check in and leave comments on all my projects this week because at the end I get to choose two commenters to win grab bags of 25 stamps! How fun is that??? 


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