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Color Week at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.49.07 PMHello Friends,  I am the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and it just so happens to be Color Week.  The colors I have chosen are Black, White and the third color is your choice.  Seems easy enough…right?  The most difficult part I had was getting this card to photograph well.  Still not 100% happy with it but it will do.  Here are a few details.  The flower is from Stampin UP and I put glitter on the edges.  The floral is from MFT and made with pink vellum and the buttons are also MFT.  One of my banners is made from a paper doily and the black and white stripe one is washi tape.  Sentiment is SU.

I sure hope you come on over to JUGS and see what the Design Team along with our Guest Designer, Jen Mitchell have made this week.  I can’t wait to see what color you choose!  Remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May.

Have a wonderful day!

Nanc’

 


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With Heartfelt Sympathy

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.34.35 PMHappy Weekend,  Today over at Just Us Girls  Sue has picked the perfect trend challenge for us…the Splatter Technique.  I love this technique right now and it seems to be rather popular too.  Here I am using my MFT Stitched rectangles again, along with some of my Ranger delusions ink spray Funky Fuscia.  I then took some of my SU Midnight Muse ink that was watered down and a paintbrush and added some speckles on top with a flicking motion. I paper pieced the vase, flowers and leaves, and then used some Crystal Effects to make the flowers shimmer and popped two up with pop dots.  I also colored the squiggly line of the vase and punched out the dots with paper and carefully placed them in the exact location of the stamped image to make them pop.  I also covered the squiggle with Crystal Effects.  The stamp sets are both from Gina K – Hugs and Prayers (retired), and Flowers Bloom.

Where did my color inspiration come from?  It came from this great photo below over at TIME OUT Challenges where they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary! I shied away from the green on my card and was drawn to the pinks and blues.

Please come by Just Us Girls this week and show us your splatter…either a little or a lot…the choice is yours!  While your there you can check out what the DT did along with our fabulous GD Jen Mitchell.

See you there,  Nanc’

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HAPPY…birthday!

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HI Friends!  It’s Thursday and it’s time for our new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping option is to make the sentiment the focal point of your card.  I am not sure I did just that, but that was my intention!  I just had to add the cute little cupcake in the corner…LOL. Our topping is always an option over at STB and as long as I make a birthday project I am still in the clear!!  My colors were inspired by the ones you will find over at The Paper Players. The cute little cupcake and the birthday sentiment is from Verve, the heart border is a MS punch, and the happy die cut is SU. I used my victorian blade on my Fiskars cutter for my decorative edges.

Hope to see you over at STB! Nanc’

 

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MIUM @ Stamp TV.

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Hello Friends,  One of my good blogging/ stamping friends Donna is hosting a challenge over at Stamp TV and I wanted to make sure I joined her, so over the past two days when I had the chance, I went into my studio to attempt to create something for her ” Beach Worthy” challenge.  I also have been wanting to try my hand again at making a sunset card with the success of the UBER talented Theresa Momber and here are the two links that inspired me. Here and Here.  I will also share with you a photo of my 4 reject attempts….LOL.  I refused to throw in the towel!!  I am so glad I didn’t!  I didn’t have any shell stamps so I made my own with paper.  I hope that you knew those were sea creatures before I mentioned it.  If you didn’t please…lie and say you did. LOL The sentiment and leaves are from two different Gina K. stamp sets, the Flowers Bloom and the Fleur Di Lis.  I took a prisma colored pencil to do the reflection in the water and took my white gel pen to make some subtle white caps. I am absolutely in love with my new rectangle stitched dies from MFT and I am just going to apologize right now, because they are going to continue to be very prevalent in my cards, that is…. till I get a different set of stitched dies. LOL  I hope you know how much I enjoy your comments when you stop by, I really really do!

Here are my early stage rejects!

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Take care,  Nanc’

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Masculine Birthday

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.23.11 PMJust popping in today with our latest challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s word week this time and the word Ina has for you is Masculine.  Not the easiest card for me to make so I went rather simple and more of a uni-sex card if you ask me.  I made the letters with my SU letter die cuts and the sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels, I do believe.  The dots is a SU embossing folder.  The rest is self explanatory.  Hope you come on over to JUGS and Join Us and while your there, please help us welcome our New Guest Designer for the month of March… Jen Mitchell!  We are so glad she is with us this month!  WELCOME JEN!

Remember if you win our Chic of the Week you can be in the running for a possible guest designer spot in the future!!

See you over at JUGS!  Nanc’

 


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You are Amazingly Amazing!

DSC_0374Hello Friends,  Today’s card is to entice us and get us all excited for Spring!  However,  I think Spring here in Florida is coming more quickly then in the rest of the country and I am thankful for that.  Sorry northern friends and family. I made this card for Two challenges:  The Mod Squad and The Paper Players, where Spring is the theme.  I can’t take complete credit for this card that would go to Vicki Beck a SU demonstrator, however I did alter it a bit from the original layout.  My butterfly ripped almost in half as I was removing it form the die, but I refused to scrap it and was determined to make it work…hence only half of the butterfly is in front.  What do you think?  Does it look stupid? Hubby wasn’t a fan!  I gave this card to my neighbor who is truly AMAZINGLY AMAZING!  She suffers terribly from MS, it was her Birthday yesterday, and her father is dying.  Through it all she still has the best attitude.  I wish I could be more like her as she is truly an inspiration to me.  All of the products used on this card are from SU.

Thanks for stopping in to check on me and have a wonderful day! Nanc’ ModSquadLogo

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Happy Big Day!

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Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 1.15.39 PMHello Friends,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week!  I had a request for a 60th Anniversary card and I had this idea in my head and thought I could pull it off based on Vicki’s photo she chose.  So, I concentrated on just the gold and not so much the green.  However,  there are green stars on my card I promise…. they were just so hard to capture in the photo.  Each star has a small bling in the center as well.  Can’t say I am in love with this card, but the recipient was! I didn’t have a balloon stamp that size, so I made a stencil with my Martha Stewart balloon punch.  The sentiment is from SU set Chalk Talk and the Chevron embossing folder is SU too.  I framed off my sentiment with a square nestie.  Added some string with a gel pen and included some pop dots.

I sure hope you come by and join us at Just Us Girls.  Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer with us in the future.  Speaking of Guest Designer!  Stephanie has been a fantastic GD with us this month.  Her cards have been really fabulous!  Thanks so much Stephanie, we enjoyed having you with us!   Have a fantastic weekend and see you over at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Make A Wish!

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STBHello Everyone,  Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping this time around is ” Masculine.”  We all know we never have enough guy cards on hand so now is your chance to make one and join us.  We also have a new Design Team member there!! I am so pleased to be Welcoming the talented Anni to our Seize the Birthday Team!  I could hardly believe it myself when she said YES!  She is an active participant at STB so I thought why not ask her to join us….so I did! When she said yes, I nearly fell off my chair!  She is UBER talented and it’s been hard to keep this secret under wraps for so long. So head on over to STB and or HER BLOG and congratulate her and while your there check out the rest of my talented team’s work!!  I feel very blessed to work with such a great group of people!!!  Card Details: I used the Stampin UP set Simply Stars and those funky geometric shaped papers and the gingham paper are from Creative Memories, back when I use to be a consultant.  Have a truly wonderful day and hope to see you over at STB!  Nanc’ 


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The Kindness You Show…

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CTS_Sketch_111Hi Friends,  I am back again with another set of 3 cards I made with my new SU Lotus Blossom set.  I jumped start this idea with this great Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I decided to rotate the sketch and make a horizontal card this time. In addition to using the SU Papillion Potpourri butterfly stamp, I used a stamp from my the old Branching Out SU stamp set that is suppose to be used for leaves and or snow and thought it would work well for some splatter, and it did just that! Now here are the other 2 cards I made while I was at it. They are both self explanatory.

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Hope you have an amazing day and you find sometime to be creative!  Nanc’ 


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A Little Something

 

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ModSquadLogoMy good blogging friend Judy is hosting the challenge over at the Mod Squad so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to play along with her…now could I?  Paper Toling is what she calls this.  Let me explain, what Judy has challenged us to do is to take an image and stamp it at least 3 times, then cut smaller and smaller parts of that image and layer them on top of each other back together with foam tape.  Let me just say that this was harder for me then I thought it was going to be. My final card is my 3rd attempt and I am not over joyed with it either.  Have you ever not known when to quit when it comes to watercoloring or coloring in general?  That is what happened on this card.  I should have stopped when I was ahead. I started with just watercoloring and added a little prisma colored pencil over top.  The image is from Gina K Designs and sorry to say that it’s a retired set.  The sentiment is also Gina K and it’s from the set called Little Something.

Orange, Teal & BrownMy color inspiration came from the Fusion Challenge  photo. I chose to just do the photo this time and not the sketch.  I pulled the orange, brown, and green for my colors along with the flowers on the table for my card.

Have a wonderful week my friends, Nanc’

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