Welcome to the NinaB Designs* first team blog hop of 2013! We hope you have had a relaxing holiday break and ready to join us for another year of inspirations and prizes!

*NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and The Craft’s Meow.

For this month’s hop, Nina challenged the team to create a project with the LOVE theme, which can be interpreted in many ways: Valentine, Anniversary and Friendship.

I couldn’t help myself. For my card I used a new M-Bossabilities folder as well as  Scalloped Border dies from the new Spellbinders Winter CHA release. I know, I am a lucky one to have them already. A little birdie told me that Nina designed those border dies.
I started by scoring a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  Next I used three dies from the A 2 Scalloped Border One Spellbinders™ Borderabilities® Card Creator dies to cut and emboss the 1 1/2″ edge of the tri-fold.  The other outer panel was embossed with the new Spellbinders™Infinity M-Bossabilities™ folder.
A sentiment from The Craft’s Meow Sent with Love was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the 3rd smallest of the Classic Oval SM Nestabilities® dies. It was adhered to black cardstock cut and embossed with one of the Fancy Tags Three dies. A piece of a Beautiful Bloom Bling Border was adhered under the sentiment and flowers were threaded through one of the tag holes and adhered on the back.
The sentiment panel was adhered slightly over the scallop border side to close the card. A piece of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl finish off the card. I picked the black and white (with a splash of pink) color scheme to make the card work for the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:

Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Motifs:

Prize #2 includes 2 retired sets from Layers of Colors stamps:

Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:


Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  January 22 on Nina’s Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways. Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings:

Thank you for joining us today! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles 

Usually on the 15th we have a NinaB. Designs blog hop. Because everyone is so busy this month we decided to skip it. I thought it would be fun to post  card showcasing Nina’s stamps anyway. The card also works great for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is to showcase your favorites. Some of my favorites are using dies, rhinestones, Memento Inks and my trusted corner chomper.

I started my card with a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. The lower part was cut with the Country Landscape Memory Box die. The upper part was cut with the Simon Says Stamp exclusive Falling Stars die.  The houses were sponged with Toffee Crunch, the trees with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. The sky was sponged with Nautical Blue Memento ink. The bottom corners were rounded before the layers were adhered to another piece of white cardstock exactly the same size.

Stardust Stickles was added on the bottom, on top of the trees and houses as well as in the star holes. Silver cord was wrapped around the lower edge and topped with a yellow button. A sentiment from Just Sayin’ was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the Nested Lacey Pennant Nestabilities® dies.

Yellow Bazzill cardstock was cut and embossed with the smallest Star Nestabilities® die. The star was adhered to the right hand side of the sentiment and topped with a rhinestone. The sentiment strip was adhered to the image layer with foam adhesive squares. the layer was adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 10″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half with more foam adhesive squares. More rhinestones (under the sentiment and above the button) and a double row of paper piercing above the layer finish off the card.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Nina is the hostess for the new Crafty Friends Challenge and she gave us this gorgeous photo to be inspired by:

Freckled Fawn is sponsoring this challenge. Each entry in the challenge will also be an entry in a raffle to win a $15 gift certificate from them. They have gorgeous Washi Tapes in their store. The yellow and green one featured on my card are from Freckled Fawn.

I took the inspiration pretty literally and incorporated the stripes, the butterfly and the colors shown on the photo. I started by about 2″ (eyeballed it) of a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with the Simplicity M-Bossabilities folder. Next I took out my Scor-Buddy and first scored a line, then went along the next 1/8″ spaced line with my Cutter Bug Bee (to create the dots), then added another score line. Under that score line I added gingham red ( Elmer’s), the yellow sunburst and green polka dotted Freckled Fawn Washi tapes.

One of the sentiments of Butterfly Kisses was stamped inTuxedo Black Memento Ink to the lower right of the panel. The upper right and lower left corner were rounded. The layer was first adhered to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Kraft cardstock, then to the card base a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half.

A solid Butterfly shape was cut out out of Echo Park’s Paradise Beach Paper, the detailed one out of Solar White cardstock. The detailed one was adhered to the solid shape and Diamond Stickles was added where the orange paper showed through. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl under the butterfly and more rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones finish off my card.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more  inspiration:

    Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have time to join us in the challenge. It’s easy and fun! Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and smiles

 

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2ScrapPenny Black, and The Craft’s Meow. For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with Winter and Holidays in mind.
The holidays provide many opportunities for paper crafters to give an extra personal touch to every occasion.  Whether you are doing place cards for a dinner, tags for gift giving or even just hand made projects using your supplies on hand, it is a blessed season indeed!

As you can see it’s my post from yesterday’s Spellbinders Blog. We moved the blog hop right before I left for my trip to Arizona and I didn’t have time to create a new one. I used The Craft’s Meow Vintage Snowflake Set to stamp the circles with Versamagic ink. You can see a better picture on the Spellbinders blog. If you comment there, and then come back and post on yesterday’s post as well, you will be entered in a drawing for my Create-a-Flake 4 dies.

To welcome you back to our blog hop, we are giving away PRIZE PACKAGES so be sure to hop along!  Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  November 23 on Nina’s Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways.  Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc. 

Thank you for joining us today!

Here is a little sneak peek of the card I am sharing at the  Spellbinders blog today.  I hope you have time to check out my quick tutorial for this card on the Spellbinders blog. If you have time to comment there, come back and let me know.

If you do that (comment there and then here) it will enter you in a raffle for my gorgeous Create-a-Flake Four Snowflake die set. It just retired (meaning Spellbinders Paper Arts is out of those dies and you soon won’t get them anymore. Still available in stores while supplies last).

I will pick a winner on Sunday with the help of random.org. International readers are invited to enter the raffle too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! I know mine will be. I am in Arizona right now hanging out with my fellow Spellblogger and the Spellbinders Blog team.

Hugs and smiles

Today on the Spellbinders blog I show step by step instructions on how to make this little ensemble. I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

 

Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina‘s designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft’s Meow.
For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. For my project I decided to create a tag and a matching small box. You can find the tutorial for the box HERE.

I started by creating a tag. The tag base was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with a die from Tags & Flags. My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the same die, sanded and cut down on the embossed edge. 3/8″ wide strip of paper from the same paper pack was added before the edges were stitched and seam binding was tied around the paper. It was then adhered to the tag base.
More Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the tree die from Sweet Folk Art. A small piece of Kraft cardstock was cut and embossed with the same die to create the tree stem. Buttons were stitched to the tree. Handmade Lilybeedesigns paper was cut and embossed with the small star from Sweet Folk Art, sanded and adhered to the top of the tree.
Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meows Season’s Greetings in Jet Black Archival Ink. It was tied to the seam binding bow along with a button with Linen Thread.  Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl above the bow and three small rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the tag.
The box base was created out of Kraft cardstock and was decorated with more Winter Wonderland paper and seam binding. The top corners were cut with Crop-a-Dile Cloud Chomper. Another sentiment from Season’s Greetings was stamped on Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a  Nested Lacey Pennant die. Again part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the box.
Hershey Nuggets were covered with 1″ wide strips of the Winter Wonderland paper. If I had some Candy Canes, I think I would have added those to my box, but it’s a bit too early to find those in the stores.

 

Here are these NinaB. Designs products I used for my project:
To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize #2 includes The Craft’s Meow’s Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Nina
Brackett
* Beate Johns
(you are here!) * Beatriz
Jennings
* Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie
Harper
* Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda LucasViola
Mahr

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  September 22 on her blog.
Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings: 


I hope we’ll inspire you all today! Happy hopping! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles 

We are back from our summer break.  Our first challenge after the break is a sketch. Nina is the hostess. It was a hard sketch for me and I just took it as a guide. I definitely didn’t follow it 100%

I started out by stamping an image from The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Label 18 in Jet Black Archival Ink on a piece of Echo Park Springtime paper. It was cut and embossed with the 2nd largest Label 18 Nestabilities Nestabilities die. A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the 3rd smallest of the Standard Circle (lg) Nestabilities dies. It was first stamped with the center of the same Lovely Label 18 die. Next the die was placed back on the cardstock circle and part of the image from Butterfly Kisses was stamped in the center.

Another piece of EP Springtime paper was cut and embossed with the third largest of Card Creator Matte B die. The edges were sanded before it was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock. Both layers were adhered to piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Card Creator Polka Dot die.

A piece of Springtime paper and a piece of white cardstock were cut and embossed with two  Nested Lacey Pennant dies. The patterned paper was sanded before part of a sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on both. They were adhered next to the image layer, which had been adhered to the left hand side of the Card Creator layers with dimesional adhesive. Part of a Fancy Waves! Border Bling was adhered underneath the patterned paper pennant.

The butterfly of the same set was stamped in Dandelion Memento Ink was on white cardstock, cut out and topped with a button. The butterfly was adhered to the image layer on the right hand side.  Stardust Stickles was added over the dandelion and the butterfly wings.

I was too lazy to cut a card base with the largest Polka dot die, so I made my card base out of a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half. I added another layer of Springtime paper over the card base, measuring by 4″ x 5 1/4″.

I hope you have time to create a card for the challenge! I am so excited we are back. And check out my fellow challenge members gorgeous creations!

Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs and smiles

Today is Linda‘s turn to host the Crafty Friends Challenge. Her challenge to us is to use flowers on your projects. Paper flowers, flower stamps or even flowers on patterned paper.

I combined today’s challenge with one of the current Moxie Fab World Challenges called Doily and Lace. I love the big doily stamp from The Craft’s Meow Simply Delightful stamp set. It was stamped as a background in Cantaloupe Memento ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the second largest Label 25 Nestabilities die. The edges of the label were sponged with the same ink.

The flower of Simply Delightful set was stamped in Lady Bug Memento Ink twice on Solar White cardstock. The flowers were cut out, layered and topped with a Rhinestone. The leaf/stem image from that set was stamped in Pear Tart Memento Ink cut out and adhered under the flower.

A sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a  Nested Lacey Pennants die. The sentiment was adhered to the lower right of the label 25 and the flower was adhered slightly over the pennant.

The card base is a 3 3/4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half. The bottom two corners were rounded. A 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Echo Park Hello Summer patterned paper was embossed with the Mystic M-Bossabilities folder. The corners were rounded, the embossed part was sanded and the edges were sewn.

A hole was punched in the lower half of the label and May Arts ribbon was threaded through. The label was adhered to the paper with dimensional foam and the ribbon was tied into a bow. The patterned paper was adhered to the card base. Parts of a  Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and two Leaf Trinket Pins finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. Who doesn’t like flowers, right?

Please check out what my fellow team members have created for this challenge:

Charmaine Ikach
Heather Jensen
Linda Lucas
Nina Brackett

Have a great Sunday!
Hugs and smiles

Yesterday a new Crafty Friends Challenge was posted. Heather is the hostess for this challenge and her challenge for us is to create anything BUT a card. I decided to create a tag with one of the new Pagemaps dies from the Tags & Flags die pack.

The card base was created by cutting and embossing a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with one of the tag die from the Pagemaps die pack. A piece of Bazill Basics Paper Vintage Marketplace patterned paper was cut with the same die. The edges were sanded and then it was cut down on the embossed edge. The paper was adhered to the tag base.

An insert from Classic Decorative Insert 6 and a cutting edge from Classic Edge One were used to cut and embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was adhered under a 3/8″ wide strip of another pattern from the Vintage Marketplace paper. The strip was adhered to the tag and the edges were stitched. Seam binding was tied around the upper edge of the horizontal strip.

More Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the dress from die from Sewing Elements and the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home . Both pieces were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The dress form was adhered to the left hand side of the tag. The tag was stamped with a sentiment from The Craft’s Meow’s Sew Lovely stamp set in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The tag was tied on to the bow with embroidery thread and a button. Rhinestones from Silver Baby Bling Rhinestones and a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Monday.
Hugs and smiles

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