Thursday, July 29, 2010

you're the cherry on top - CTD103

you're the cherry on top - ColorThrowDown #103 - certainly celery, river rock and riding hood red. I don't own any river rock or riding hood red. So I got as close as I could to the colors. My stamps are from CupCardsToGo for the month of July. I stamped the cherry images on parchment and matted on some red dp from American Crafts. Then I matted all that onto some cardstock as close to river rock as I could find. My focal image of the cherries was stamped twice and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They are raised up on foam adhesives. I colored the images with my American Crafts STAMP markers. Then I stamped the image randomly on my parchment cardstock to create the backdrop. Ribbon is a remnant from my stash.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Feliz Cumpleanos - Molly in Spring(SoftPencil)

Feliz Cumpleanos - Molly in Spring - another SoftPencil Designs digi. Isn't Molly just precious! This is one of the sweetest little girl images from Elizabeth and a treat to color!!! Again I used my American Crafts markers and colored both the Molly image and the Spanish version of Happy Birthday. On the front of my card, Molly is popped up on dimensionals and then placed on a smaller folded cardstock with the Feliz Cumpleanos sentiment adhered inside. Then on the larger main white card portion inside I place a birthday sentiment. The Felties are from basic Grey.
Be sure to check out the creations of my fellow SoftPencil design team members (click in my sidebar).
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wishes come true... ICS76

May all your Wishes come true. Inspirational Card Sketches #76. The challenge this week is being sponsored by Paper Romance.
I kept this card very CAS as that's how I interpreted the sketch.
CS: Pacific Point, Baha Breeze, Whisper White
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Embrace Life
Ink Pacific Point, Baha Breeze
Embellies: slide from COLORBOK chipboard accents, metal dots from COLORBOK, pearl from KAISER CRAFTS, button from KEEP IN TOUCH kits.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

I'm late but I got a good excuse! WISHING YOU - JPDC11

WISHING YOU - Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #11 - CD cover Jazz Messengers - Jazzy gave us a sketch to follow. I sort of flipped the script on this one. Hope Jazzy's cool wit dat! The business of the letters on the album cover are represented in the dp which is Holiday Thyme Double Sided. Then the squares at the bottom are represented by the stamped images from Wishing You. CS - Cranberry Crsip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. Inks - Cranberry Crips, True Thyme and Morning Marigold. I hope you enjoy my card. There's nothing like Christmas in July!!! :O)
Be sure to check out the other DT members creations. You'll find a link in my sidebar. Our sponsor for this challenge is Erin Schlosser from Schlosser Designs and one random winner will get to win a Clear Stamp Set with a set of Acrylic Blocks.....how cool is that!!!

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Betty aka ZacksNana

A Merry little Christmas to you! - SSS66

A Merry little Christmas to you! - Sweet N' Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge #66.
CS: Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Holiday Thyme, Corrugated Thyme, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Black, creamy caramel, bravo burgundy, always artichoke
Stamps: A Merry Little Christmas, Print Pattern
Misc: color spritzer, pencils, white gel pen and Imaginisce Holiday Trimmings Ribbon, brads
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hoppy Birthday! a T-Slide Card

Hoppy Birthday! - a T-Slide Card from the tutorial at SCS HERE. I've probably spent too much time at my craft table today. I am tired. I won't be back tonight other than to check e-mail. 
deets:
my dp is from ScribbleScrabble. The image is a digi from DaisyDoodles. The sentiment is a stamp from Technique Tuesday. Thanks to Kim Score & Beate Johns for the tutorials.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

the Glory - SSCCCCA40

the Glory - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 40. I can't remember ever winning one of Stacey's Color Challenges, but I keep on pluggin'. This week I found it a particularly interesting color combination - real red, basic black, tempting turquoise, whisper white and kiwi kiss.
My dear friend Trish lost two family members this past week and I really wanted to create something special for her. I came up with this. I don't think sympathy cards should always be gloomy. I think sometimes they need to be bright and cheery as well. So that's what I concentrated on with this one for Trish. I hope she gets some comfort from it.
Sentiment stamp is from Verve.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Summer Sun - PPC-CC23

As Guest Designer for Picture Perfect Creations this is my last creation. But that doesn't mean I won't still be playing along in their challenges. No sir! I enjoy the color challenges. Esp. Megan's, they always challenge me because I usually work with bright primary colors and Megan makes me think outside the box with the combos she comes up with. :O) It's been great fun working on the color challenges at Picture Perfect Creations and the DT is sooo talented! Thanks to Megan and her wonderful team of ladies, it's been a pleasure.
Deets: 
I stamped the sunflower image in summer sunshine ( it only took me 6 tries to finally get a good image). I heat embossed clear embossing powder.
Now, if you like challenges, esp. color challenges please join them all, over at PPC-CC for some color inspiration, a fun challenge and a terrific prize!

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Betty aka ZacksNana

New FlowerPower Images from Zack'sNana's Creative Imagination

Hi There:
I don't normally announce my image releases but since I haven't been able to sit at the computer desk for a while, I decided to draw!
So I took my pad and pencil and black Sharpie marker in hand and started to draw some new flower images. I hope you enjoy them. If you'd like to purchase them they are available in my etsy shop. Just check out the link in my side bar.
So without further adeu here are the new flowers in my FLOWERPOWER COLLECTION:
flowerpower9

flowerpower10

flowerpower11

flowerpower12

flowerpower13
and last but not least

flowerpower14

So if you see something you like, dash on over to my etsy because there are limited supplies on these.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello Again, Hello...

Two days out from surgery and I am feeling 75% better. Still sore in spots, but the back and neck pain is all gone now. I have even reconciled myself to drinking those nasty protein shakes without being a grumpy monkey. So keep the prayers, good thoughts and well wishes coming. They are working!!!
Love To All,
Betty

P.S. My PPC-CC card is scheduled for Saturday July 24th early morning. I had totally forgotten, I did it last week before I got so sick.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trip to the ER

I am sorry, I have lost an entire day...
As most of you know, I had lap band surgery in Dec. 2008. Well, since January 2010 I've been having some issues. Which ultimately landed me in the ER on Tuesday morning about 6 a.m. Here we are some 26 hours later and I've had emergency surgery to reposition my lap band. So needless to say, I won't be posting for a few days or at least until I am able to sit at my work station and ymy computer without pain.

I hope those of you that follow my blog will not desert me. I promise as soon as I feel up to it I will be back posting. Lord knows, a little ER visit won't stop us cardmakers and paper crafters for long.

At this time I'd appreciate your prayers and if you aren't the praying sort, please think of me in a healing way.
Thanks,
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TEXAS Tues-Step & CSBZNTS14

This is my Texas Tues-Step card and my card for my CardSketchesByZacksNana Trish Davey Sunday Sketches #14. I've really been enjoying Tues-Steppin' with Libby and the rest of the Posse. I made my own bandana looking background using the Wanted Stamp set from Stampin' Up! Then I stamped my horse from the same set with Versa Mark and heat embossed. Then I inked the stamp with white and stamped over the previous image to create a shadow.
Be sure to check out the POSSE in my sidebar. If you Texas Tues-Step, we'd love to see what you create. Please go to Libby's blog and add your direct link.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, July 19, 2010

dad, happy birthday - CCCC39

dad, happy birthday - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #39 whisper white, wild wasabi, certainly celery and kraft AND CWC12 It's Simple!
For this card, I repurposed and recycled an old greeting card. I just loved the ship in gold. I added a tag with rub ons from Upsy Daisy Designs and a brad. It is totally CAS - tastic!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brother - SSS65 & CCCC39

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brother - Sweet N Sassy Stamps challenge #65 - use a tag and Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act #39 - whisper white, kraft, wild wasabi, and certainly celery. Since we were kids; my sis and I always called our brother, Lester, Brother. He was named after our father, but Brother always seemed to fit better than Lester. Although, Mom usually called him by both his given name and his middle name, Lester Charles, Daddy usually called him Brother. I think most of our cousins called him "Brother" too. I still call him "Brother". His birthday is August 2nd and Daddy's is August 3rd. So I will soon be posting a card for my dad. But I wanted to share this one and the reason for the sentiment.
The image was a RAK and is colored with my aqua painter.
Hope you like my card.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

happy birthday to you - CSCC88

happy birthday to you - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge88 - Best In Show - challenge requirement this week, create an accordion paper medallion fold. I made mine a huge flower. These pattern papers were in a Cardmaker kit of the month club kit I received last month. In fact all elements except for the button brad and stick pin are from the same kit.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Bliss - PPC-CC22

Bliss - Picture Perfect Creations-Color Challenge#22. We've come to the middle of July and this is my creation as GDT member at Picture Perfect Creations. I'm having a blast with these color combos! Not my normal color choices. But it's a challenge right! So I hope you like what I've created using Cajun Craze - which is some cinnamon colored felt. Baja Breeze which I incorporated using my rub on flowers and some cardstock accents. Rich Razzleberry & Regal Rose are in the SU dp and all the embellishments. Rubons are from Basic Grey. Felt button brads are from Zva.
If color combos are your bag, then hop on over to PPC-CC and try out their challenges. I know you'll have fun!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hoppy Birthday - SoftPencil Thursday


Another Softpencil Thursday. This week we are creating with Elizabeth's new digi Frog House! For my birthday card I used the sentiment Hoppy Birthday from Technique Tuesday. My dps, ribbons, flower, buttons and brad are from CupCardsToGo kits.

Thanks to Elizabeth for the images. Check out SoftPencil Designs for more fun images to create your paper projects. AND don't forget to check out the creations of the other design team members by clicking on their names in my side bar.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Guest Designer Seat @ PPC-CC#21 - embrace life


embrace llife- As my first assignment as Guest Designer for Picture Perfect Creations I chose to use the Stampin' Up! set embrace life. I used a dp from DCWV and several layers of cardstock to match up the color combo. I tried out for Megan's DT when she first created her challenge blog. I didn't make the regular team, but I am pleased as punch to be a part of the team for the month of July! SO, if you like challenges, esp. color challenges please join me over at PPC-CC for some color inspiration, a fun challenge and a terrific prize!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Winter Wonderland - USS63


Winter Wonderland - Unscripted Sketches #63 w/color challenge Christmas in July. It seems Christmas in July is a very popular theme right now. I've seen several different challenges that list this in the rules. It's fun to think of Christmas right now as it is very hot in Texas in July! The dps in the card are from CupCardsToGo kit. I am not sure who manufactures them as that info. was cut off. But I love them and think they work really well with a Christmas themed project. The snow folk are from My Minds Eye. Ribbon is from Imaginisce.

Remember, whoever plays along and posts 3 at least projects using any 3 of the July sketches (including bonus sketches) will be entered to win a Zutter Distrezz-It-All!!! The details are in this post. It is offered by our own designer, Liz, at her store Thoughts 2 Paper. And here’s a DISCOUNT CODE! All Unscripted followers will get a discount on their orders if you enter this code: 254u2shop during the whole month of July! (The code must be entered exactly as you see it.) So go check out her great store for lots of items to make your next project fantastic!

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Betty aka ZacksNana

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet - PCPCBC77 & CSBZNTS13

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet - PaperCraftPlanet CUTTLEBUG-ERS Challenge #77 color combo - pink, black and white. This card also works for CardSketchesByZacksNana Trish's Sunday Sketches #13.
When I saw this dp I just had to use it for these challenges. It's from Prima the Rebellious Coolection "Drama". Don't you just love those cute little birdies! I hand drew the focal image and added some rub ons from Basic Grey's Eve collection. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set. I offset the Top Note die to create the focal image mattes.
Come join us at PaperCraftPlanet's CUTTLEBUG-ERS and if you like sketches come join us in my yahoo group CardSketchesByZacksNana to play along with some fun sketches.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday - CTD100 & CCC27

Happy Birthday - Charisma Cardz Challenge #27 watch the birdie &  Color Throw Down #100! Can you believe it?! The challenge colors this week are rose, celery, red and blue. For my card I used cardstock from DCWV that has the days of the weeks and the months on it. My image and sentiment are from SoftPencil Designs and SoftPencil is the sponsor for the Charisma Cardz Challenge this week! I colored with American Crafts stamp markers.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

SoftPencil Designs Sentiments - Happy Birthday

Today is again wonderful Softpencil Thursday. This week we are creating with Elizabeth's new digi-sentiments collection for brithdays! For my welcome baby card I used Feliz Cumpleanos (Happy Birthday in Spanish). These sentiments work so well with any images. I recycled a simple, one dimensional shower invite into a full on greeting card with a front, inside and back. I used the polka dotted border from the original and cut it down to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of kraft cardstock. Then I stamped my image and colored it with ink and my aqua painter. I added the little buttons with the silver fiber for accent and for the wheels on the carriage. I used the word Baby cut from the original and added the SoftPencil sentiment and called it done!
For my cupcake card I used Fijne Verjaardag ( Happy Birthday in Dutch). I colored the image with American Crafts stamp markers and the sentiment with Spicas. I doodled on the flower shaped card base with my Spicas. Added the sentiment, a ribbon and a heart brad. Then it was complete. This card is entered in the challenge at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #30 get in shape, which SoftPencil is sponsoring.
Thanks to Elizabeth for the fun sentiments. Note*** the birthday sentiments are available in several different languages. Check out SoftPencil Designs for the one that best suits your creations. AND don't forget to check out the creations of the other design team members by clicking on their names in my side bar.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For A Deer Friend - CWC011 & STAC11

For A Deer Friend - CAS-tastic Challenge#11 use kraft & SCRAP the ART Challenge #11 art nouveau. Stamps used are from Technique Tuesday - Oh Deer. Ink used - Stampabilities Brown, Cat's Eye Turquoise, and Signo white gel pen. Cardstock is American Crafts. I stamped my images first then I used my white Signo pen to accent. I came back behind with a black Sharpie fine point on the butterfly trail. 
The sponsor for both of these challenges this week is SOFTPENCIL DESIGNS. Please stop by Elizabeth's shop and see the lovely images she has to offer. You won't be sorry!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

sweet CELEBRATION! - CWC010

sweet CELEBRATION! - CAS - tastic Wednesday Challenge. SoftPencil Designs image. Colored with American Crafts stamp markers and Copics.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Oh So Sweet! - WMC13 & MOJO146

Oh So Sweet! This card covers 2 challenges - ...wee Memories Challenge #13 & MOJO MONDAY #146. ...wee Memories is being sponsored by SoftPencil Designs. And this MOJO challenge is a Contest challenge and you could win some VERVE STAMPS!
My card is made up of dp from DCWV and American Crafts cs. I used my Sizzlits Summer Fruit Set watermelon die and cut one each red, lime green, avocado green and brown. Then I pieced my watermelon slice together. I rubbed a little brown challk on the red to darken it a little and a little lime and avocado green chalks on the green to darken it. I stapled all my pieces for the sketch together as I am running low on double sided adhesives. Oh So is from Technique Tuesday and Sweet! is from There She Goes.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, July 5, 2010

WANTED -- LTXTS5, US62, PPC-CC20


WANTED! - this card covers 3 challenges in one. I so enjoy Libby's Texas Tues-Step and I think this western look card is perfect for the challenge this week. Be sure to check out the Posse's creations by clicking on their links in my side bar. I used Unscripted Sketches sketch #62 for the layout of the card and I used Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge #20- chocolate, cherry and rose for my color palette. Guess What?! I was asked by Megan Sajkowicz to be Guest Designer at Picture Perfect Creations for the month of July!!!! 

Deets:
DP- Pink Paisley and Basic Grey
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

the light of my life - OWH & Ward's Digis

Happy 4th Of July Weekend everyone! Glad you all could make it over here on the Operation Write Home Blog Tour. In honor of Independence Day Ward's Digis is giving away two digis and a chance to win one of the digi bundles!! All you have to do is grab one ( or both ) of the free digis at Ward's and  make a card with one of them and link them up using linker. One of you will be chosen on July 6th to win one of Ward's Digi Bundles which includes all of our digis so far.
Thanks,
Betty (Ward's Digis Design Team)

Sunday Sketch #10 - CardSketchesWithZacksNana - PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MY MOST RECENT POSTS - THANKS

Here's my Sunday sketch and my Sample Card for this week. We're a little late getting it posted. But if you play along I'd love to see your creation. Use Mr. Linky to link your cards. I'll be back on Monday with my card for this sketch.
Mr. Linky will close at Midnight CST (USA) and we'll pick a winner randomly on Monday, July 5th.
The winner will get to choose 3 digital images from
Mr. Linky is closed. Thanks for playing! All participants WIN!
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Saturday, July 3, 2010

JPDC#10 - CSWZNTSS#11

Jazzy's Paper Designs Challenge #10 - Herbie Hancock and the HeadHunters. Fab colors in this CD cover and such fun imagery to look at. I am sponsoring this challenge and I gave the DT members 3 of my digital images to play with. My card features my image flowerpower8. It's colored with American Crafts Stamp Markers. I smudged some tempting turquoise around the flower. I stamped the flower branch from the SU collection embrace life in night of navy and ruby red. Dps are from Basic Grey and Debbie Mumm.
My digis sent to the DT are below. There's a link to my etsy shop in my side bar.




Thanks for Looking

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Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday - SoftPencil NonChallenge & C4C43

Ratiny's coming your way to say Happy Brithday. This card was created using SoftPencil Digital Images (Ratiny, Michu background and Sentiment). Michu background was colored using PaintShopPro. The images and sentiment were printed and colored with Copics and Close To My Heart markers. Ribbons, stick pin and acrylic star are from CupCardsToGo.
The card was created using the sketch at Crazy4Challenges#43 a sketch by Mercy Kerin and it's also for a SoftPencil DT NonChallenge. Be sure to check out the SoftPencil DT creations, their links are in my side bar.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

It's Been A While...

Hi there my fellow cardmakers & crafters. I know it has been a while since I posted. The summer kept our home full. We had a lot of fam...