Hello Friends, As promised, here is another card using my new SU Bloomin Heart Die and matching stamp set. So far I have made about ten cards with this die and I am not sure I am quite ready to pack it up as of yet. This particular card was inspired by the following challenges. I think the silver paper really stepped this card up a notch. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask. Now it’s time for a Football Game! Go Broncos, but I really wouldn’t mind if the Panthers won either. I personally just like Manning better over Newton. I hope it’s a good game. I know there will be a commercial about the “Alexa” which is the amazing department my son is involved with at Amazon, so I am excited to see that one for sure! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s February already and LOVE month and Vicki has chosen the perfect word for us over at Just Us Girls. The word is Valentine. Just a few days ago my Stampin Up order came in and I am over the top thrilled with this New Blossom Heart Thinlit die-cut and matching stamp set! I was having so much fun the other night that I made four cards using these sets. That never happens at one sitting. Isn’t that heart the prettiest thing you have ever seen? I am seriously in Love with it for sure! I am warning you now, you will be seeing this a lot over the next few weeks, heck maybe the next month!
I am also linking my card up over at Sunday Stamps since they are the ones that inspired this GREAT color palette. Next, Mod Squad just so happens to be having a hearts and flowers challenge. Last but certainly not least, The Friday Mashup has a Valentine theme.
Before I go I want to welcome a new Guest Designer with us over at Just Us Girls. You have seen her awesome work in blog land, I am most certain. Welcome Pamellia Johnson! We are thrilled to have you with us this month!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s Hump day for me…Wooohooo! I can’t wait for Friday to get here, Idk about you! The office staff at school asked me to make a quick baby card for one of our employees. I didn’t have a whole heck of a lot of time, so I through this together last night. Not in love with it, but they were, and that is all that really matters. The one button die (from Verve) at the bottom of the card came out red when it’s clearly pink. The sentiment is a mix of this and that and the cute little giraffe is something I picked up god knows where. I love the look of taking my rectangle stitched panels and putting them back together like a puzzle, however the panels have a little gap that I am not quite happy with on the bottom and I am hoping the word GIRLS has covered it up a smidgen.
I am linking my card up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at the Paper Players. I used the horizontal middle row of….Die cuts, Pink and Girly.
Thanks for coming by and seeing what I have been up to…hope you have had sometime to be creative too. Nanc’
Hello Friends, I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is! I have had quite a lot of opportunity to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along. I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card. It is just totally awesome! I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts. The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too. Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s time for another great challenge over at Just Us Girls. Can you believe it’s the 5th Saturday of January already? I honestly don’t know where the time goes. We are also half way through the school year and starting the third quarter. Which we affectionately refer to as the ” Sink or Swim Quarter.” It always holds true too! Anyhoozal…..Since it’s the 5th Saturday of the month it’s wild card week and Chris has a Tic Tac Toe challenge for us. I don’t know about you but, I kinda like them. I have chosen the column straight down the middle with; die-cut, stamps and flowers. Infact, I had so much fun that I made two more cards after this one.
Card Details: I was kinda all over the place with this so if you need any info please ask! Now come on over to Just Us Girls this week and pick a column or row for Tic Tac Toe and while your there check out what the team and our Two Guest Designers did this week. Speaking of Guests. I need to thank Vicki and Deepti for being with us, we sure have enjoyed having you both.
Take care, Nancy
Hello Friends, It’s time again for a new topping over at Seize the Birthday and this time around we have a sketch for you to try, but remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to, just make sure your card and or project is birthday related. I also want to take a minute to thank Tanja for being such a super Surprise Party Guest! We love your work Tanja and it’s been a pleasure having you with us! Now my card was a lot of fun to put together. I started off using the smooshing technique with my acrylic blocks on watercolor paper. I think I got a little carried away and smooshed a little much, but I still received some cool results! I used some left over pieces for my flowers. The flowers were also heat embossed with white embossing powder. The rectangle and circle dies, the vellum leaves, and the heart border die reallyhelped this card come together. If you have any other questions…let me know!
Hope you will take a minute and come see what my fabulous team did this week at Seize the Birthday! Take care and find sometime to create…it’s good for the soul! Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a good day, however you wish to spend it! This card will be on it’s way very soon to my son, inside his V-day care package. I sure hope he doesn’t decide to visit my blog any time soon. LOL Here is a photo of the original card and let’s see if you can see why I had to fix it!
I didn’t even realize till I was making the post. LOL And NO, I do not drink when I craft…but maybe I should. The card was made with the negative of the new Heart die from Stampin UP. It’s so very pretty and on order, however I saved the negative piece from my card club class, as I thought it was so unique. Sure glad I did! The sentiment is yet again from that Tuesday Morning set that I have been raving about! I am entering this card over at the Mod Squad challenge where two friends of mine are duo-hosting and over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is RED!
Thanks for stopping by, your comments and visits fuel my mojo and warm my heart!
Hello Friends, It’s the weekend and time for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls! Sharyn is our hostess and she has picked a great photo for us. I wish my bedroom looked like that photo, looks fresh, clean and inviting! I wanted to use my Cameo again, so I decided it would be the perfect tool to cut out an Anchor. The sentiments are partly from that Tuesday Morning Love set that I have been raving about, and the word anchor was stamped with some alphabet stamps. The great chevron background was done with a SU Embossing Folder and my inked up brayer. I first inked the EF and then wasn’t happy with the results so I just went ahead and inked the card stock some more till I achieved some good results. Please come see what the Design Team and our two-Guest Designers did with the challenge…you won’t be disappointed! If your caught in the middle of some of this terrible winter weather…stay safe! Nanc’
Hello Friends, As promised I am back again today with the second sketch from Viva La Verve this month. I did a bunch of layering for this card so you have to look closely to see the sketch, but I promise it’s there. The large & was cut from a full piece of 6 x 6 card stock. I wanted the large circle in the sketch to be the bottom part of the &. All the paper is from Stampin Up once again. The fun circle edge dies at the top and bottom of the card are from Verve, and I couldn’t live without them. I appreciate the visits and all the love you have shown me this week. I am sure this creativity won’t last forever, so I will take what I can when it comes. Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, I have been on a Valentine kick as of late and what I find strange is that I am not a huge fan of the Holiday, but yet I love making the cards in that theme…Kinda bizarre I know. I think it’s the colors and hearts that draw me in….I do love to create with hearts! Anyhoozel, I love the way this card came together so quickly, thanks to this great sketch over at Viva La Verve. Speaking of Verve, I used their set called Take Note, that I just love, and the paper is from Stampin Up. I will be back tomorrow with another Valentine….like I said I am feeling the LOVE! Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to be creative! Nanc’