Friday, April 24, 2015

Baby Cards ~ Welcome Little One

Pretty in Pink

Hello once again, another long pause between visits. How I've missed playing! Well, in all honesty, I've managed to play off and on, just not in the same capacity as I had been, so enough said, these are a few of my baby cards.

I was asked to make a couple of baby cards for my sister in law to give along with her gift for two of her friends who were expecting ~ girls!

If your like me or any crafter, if you really look and dig down deep you know you have more than enough to come up with a few simple cards ~ so no need to go running out and purchasing anything more.

Pink, white cardstock, small dot embossing card, some pink ribbons and dollar store embellishments! Layer, layer and layer! Emboss! Make it pop. In no time at all you have a really cute card. Print up a sentiment to add to the inside, make your envelope and Le Voila! Another Card all set to go!

Oh Baby!

For the second card I just carried the same idea, embossing, layering, ribbon, dollar store embellishments and again, simple, easy and oh so pretty. Dimensional dots add that extra pop. Second card one and done.

Decided to go a little different for the third card, just to add a little mix up to the day.

If you are thinking you've seen a card very similar, you have. I can't help it, this is a go to card that is a hit every time.

So very simple and yet elegant at the same time.

White with a touch of yellow. Flowers, bling, ribbon, Teddy Bear & little feet add to the stamped baby blocks and finish this card off nicely.

The ribbon actually ties the card closed so you really don't need an envelope, but...

...what's a card without an envelope? 

Keeping in the same theme as the cards, I added a little teddy bear, feet or flowers to the envelopes.

I do hope you've enjoyed stopping by and taking a peek into what I've been making these days.

Enjoying life, just a little slower...taking time to play at my own speed!! lol

Thank you for dropping in, wishing one and all a wonderful crafty day.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Partially Hidden Spiral Binding How To!

Partially Hidden Binding Tutorial Quicky!

Keeping it quick and simple. This is not a full project, just a quick tutorial on how to make a partially hidden spiral spine made with Bind It All and 5/8inch o~wires.

Score lines are: 5 1/2 inches, 6 inches and 6 1/2 inches.

Fold in half, turn and fold in half again so that you end up with the pic below ;)

This is what you should have before moving to punch your holes.
Once you've folded your 12 X 12 into 4 equal parts, front and back covers are doubled  and ready for the holes to be punched....

Measure 1 1/2 inches on both sides of your spine center your punched holes.

 this is your scored and punched spine, ready for your o~rings.

I did not cut my o~rings to fit this as it was only to demonstrate quickly how to ;)

Et le Voila! a partly hidden spiral binding. Now...go play!

 I do hope this has helped and you can play with this idea to fit your needs. Any comments would be great! Have a great crafting day!!

From Nanny Donna's Corner ~ a new quicky idea ~ just for you ;)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

From Our Home
To yours
Wishing you a 
Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year.

I'd like to thank one and all for stopping by and spending time looking over my projects. It has brought many a smile from your comments, emails and such. 

I have learned that we all have our limitations ~ whether it be physical, emotional or financial and it is those who stand by us through good and bad times that really help us move on and make the best of what we have.

Crafting is a source of enjoyment for so many, it has a way of letting us work with out hands and mind, creating something unique, something not only we enjoy but by sharing with others, helping others create. It is a true gift.

I do hope in the New Year, we will come up with so many more projects to share and work on through whatever life brings us.

So I'd like to thank each and everyone one of you that stop in, take time to read, check out what I've been up to either in the moment or the past. You have made crafting so much more fun and rewarding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

From Nanny Donna's Corner on Christmas day, wishing you good health, crafting supplies ;) and hours of enjoyment.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mario Kart Birthday Party

Another year older for Mr. Rylan! Happy 5th Birthday Grandson! As you can see the theme of the party was Mario Kart. Bright colors and lots of fun characters.

I had to google most of the characters for Mario Kart as I'm not as up to date on these things as our little ones are. Sooo many ideas started to pop into my head. Once my son told me that he had purchased the Mario Kart remote control car for Rylan's gift, I knew which direction I was headed with the decorations.

First I started with the card. Very easy card to make thanks to Sharyn's Stamp Biz for her how to. Fast, simple and perfect for any Mario & Luigi lovers.

Nest came the birthday hats, and once again I searched online and found a real easy method to make the hats thanks to Cute As A Fox. I cut the circles out on my Silhouette Cameo and added some gold brads, at the corner to make sure the visor stayed in place, then stamped happy 5th Birthday around the monogram L & M.

Purchased some bright plastic cups at WalMart and cut out some characters and then stamped and glued them onto the cups...and what would Mario Brothers be without their mustaches? I cut out mustaches and then glued them onto straws! Perfecto~mondo!

Banners: Now they were easy enough. Cut them out by hand, printed up the characters, added my own twist, stamped and added some tape, brads and mustaches (of course) and kept the V for
added bonus  ~ a little something to add to the walls to help decorate and bring the theme to life.

Being Christopher bought Rylan the Mario Kart remote control car, I decided to make a 'start your engine' sign.

This is the birthday Banner that I made for the wall, which was kind of hard to get it all into the picture! Bright, colorful and wishing Rylan a Happy 5th Birthday with some of the fun characters that I printed up and cut out, glued onto the banners.

I searched, printed, cut, stamped and glued until my heart was content! Then we partied and enjoyed celebrating a very special little grandson's 5th Birthday. Wonder what theme will be in demand next time?

Thank you for stopping by and checking out another project of Nanny Donna's Corner, and so

Binou and I say chow for now! Hope you have a scrap~happy day!