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Color Week at JUGS!

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Hi Friends,   Happy Weekend!  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Color Week and Lisa is our Hostess.  The colors she has chosen this time around are White or Beige, Brown, and the third color is your choice, however you must use all 3.  I decided to use Turquoise as my 3rd color as I adore that color paired with brown.  I am not very happy with my photo and I would have re-taken it, but the card has already been mailed and received at this point.  That is the pros and cons of working ahead, sometimes the card is no longer at your disposal.  Anyhoo, the balloon I kinda mustered up myself and the die is from Stampin Up.  I thought it would be fun to have the die in two different colors.  I took my favorite stitched rectangles and made myself a border so that I could mount the balloon as if it was in a window.  The word Birthday is from Verve. Thought it still needed something extra so I added the stars and of course the string.

That’s it for me!  Please come on over to JUGS and see what color the team and our Guest Designer Kathy has selected for their 3rd color choice.  While your at it you might as well….JOIN US!

Until next time…find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul!  Nanc’

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Shaking it up at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 10.42.03 AMHi Friends, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend week and Sue has challenged us, and you for that matter, to make a Shaker card.  I will admit, I think this is the second time I have ever attempted one of these types of cards, I am not sure why they intimidate me so much, because they are not that hard and so much fun to make!  I am also linking my card up to two other challenges.  The Pink Elephant; where they are asking us to use Pastel Colors, and my starting off point was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Now head on over to Just Us Girls and play along!  While your there check out what the Design Team has done along with our Guest Designer Kathy.  Remember, if you are chosen as our Chic of the week you could be in the running as a possible GD in the future. Hope to see you there!

Few card details:  Flower stamp is from SU.  The sentiment is from Verve. I used a combo of Washi tape and ribbon underneath the sentiment. The EF is also SU. Inside the shaker I have a mixture of sequins and punched paper flowers in various colors.  Any other questions please just let me know.

I appreciate so much you coming by!  Have a great day! Nanc’

 


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Black, White and Red

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 Well, Spring Break is now behind us and I only have 42 working days till Summer vacation!  I can do this! Hubby and I had a fabulous Spring break.  It all started with a visit with my sister and her hubby in Lakeland, and next we spent the day with some cousins in Fort Myers, and finally we got to spend a four days with our Son and his girlfriend in Savannah.  All in all it was a great week!  Okay, onto today’s card!  Over at Stamp TV my friend Donna is hosting a color challenge, and it’s Thursday so that means it’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Over at Stamp TV the colors we were to use were: Red, Black and White.  They were pretty obvious weren’t they! LOL  Over at Seize the Birthday, our topping option this time around is Tall and Skinny.  Remember our Topping is always an option, if you don’t want to make a tall and skinny card this time around, then just link up a Birthday card!  It’s just that easy!  We would love to have you join us!  You should also go and see what my fabulous Design Team has done!  WOW!  Talk about a great variety of eye candy!

Here are some card details! I paper pieced my vase with a very old piece of SU paper.  I may have gotten a little carried away with the dots all over my card.  Everyone of the small tiny dots on the vase and inside the flowers were made from paper, except for the white dots in the very center of the flowers.  All the others were made with the smallest hole on the Owl SU paper punch. The black ones on the vase I added as well.  I loved putting this card together. The banner and the stitched panels are from MFT.  The stamp sets I used are both from Stamp TV; Birthday Labels and Flowers Bloom. I had to cut the sentiment apart and only use a portion of it as it didn’t quite fit.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’

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Spring

DSC_0214Over at Just Us Girls today’s word challenge is Spring and it’s brought to you by Sharyn.  Super idea Sharyn, as that leaves things pretty wide open!  I am still in the Easter mode and wanted to share with you the other two cards we made at my crafty get together at my house a couple of weeks ago. Both cards were a starting point from cards I saw over at Pinterest and I will include them at the end of my post. The above card as you can see has two pieces of marbleized paper.  One of the friends had the brilliant idea to add the stems of grass peeking through….and I loved it so I went back an added it to my original card too. It’s the coolest grass die cut from Impression Obsession Stamps. ( io stamps) I made sure each one of the eggs had some sort of dry embossing on them.  The scalloped grass and button is from MFT.  The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels. The bow is a die from my school. The butterfly is SU.

The card below is the other card we made that had nothing to do with the marbleized paper we made, but I needed something for the girls to start with while they waited their turn to marbleize, or while waiting for the papers to dry.  Isn’t the pink pom pom so cute? I generated the sentiment on the computer, thinking this way someone could use this for something besides Easter if they wanted to.  The ears were made with the SU blossom punch, thank god I found a use for it…lord knows I haven’t used it to assemble any flowers yet. LOL The rest is pretty self explanatory. Die cuts, punches, distressing, and some pop dots. The tilted panel is a stitched rectangle from MFT.

Hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and help us welcome our New Guest Designer Kathy and see what else the rest of the team has done with this challenge. Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible future Guest Designer as well.  Good Luck!  Nanc’

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Quick Masculine Birthday Card

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Hello friends,  I needed a quick masculine Birthday card yesterday and I knew I only had a few minutes to pull it off.  My friend Sharyn is hosting the Make it Monday challenge over at Stamp TV, so I decided to use that as my starting point. Her challenge is to add stitching to your card ( faux or real).  As you can see I went with the Faux since I needed to keep it masculine.  I used 3 different stamp sets of Gina K for my card, Birthday Labels, Fleur Di Lis, and Lots of Letters 2. Also, I incorporated 2 of my MFT stitched rectangles too.

Hope you have a terrific day!  Nanc’

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Hoppy Easter

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Hello friends,  Last weekend I had a crafting get together at my house with 9 of my Stampin friends.  We marbelized are own paper, made 3 different type of Easter cards, and enjoyed lunch together as well.  It was a great success and I can’t wait to host another get together again soon. Crafting people are truly the nicest peeps…aren’t we? Here are a few photos of my event.  My photos didn’t come out as good as I would have liked, I turned my camera onto auto but forgot to turn my lense off manual. :(  I always take my photos of my cards on manual so I NEVER remember to do this.   You think I would learn by now, as I have had the new camera for quite sometime.  Grrrrrrrr! Anyho0, here they are!

PicMonkey CollageMy hubby is the one that taught me how to marbleize.  Basically it’s taking ink and or paint and mixing it with oxen gall bladder ( yep you read this right) which causes it to float on top of a pan of carrigean, which is a seaweed type liquid that is made in a blender with distilled water.  You then take a hair pick or stir stick and gently swirl it around till you get the effect you wanted. Then lay the paper in and gently remove right away, scrapping along the edge of the pan in hopes to get most of the liquid off. The ink and or paint sticks right to the cardstock. Alloy to dry. Being an art teacher and all, he always has such amazing ideas to do with the kids. It works well with ceramic too!  Here is a photo of a ceramic egg we marbelized years ago.  This was tricky to say the least.

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The card at the top of this post is the card I made as my example for my party. Later this week I will show you the other two cards we made as well!

For the card Details I thought I would just attach the card directions I had at the work stations.

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  • Distress all edges of the 12 crumb cake strips
  • Lay 6 of them out and tape the edges together on one side to make it easier to weave
  • Glue down edges as you weave
  • When finished adhere weaving to basket template and trim edges
  • Add more distressing at this time
  • Mold the basket with your hands so that it will adhere to card base and puff in the center
  • Tie your choice of hemp or string around the basket
  •  Adhere basket edges to the card so that it puffs out in the middle a littte bit
  • Glue in 3 out of the 4 grass pieces in various places inside basket
  • Cut out your eggs with marbelized paper and die cuts when dry
  • Arrange eggs in grass, some with pop dots and some without.
  • Take last piece of grass and cut it apart and tuck it in between the eggs as desired
  • Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and then cut out regular circle and scalloped circle from marbelized paper using dies and adhere using pop dots if desired.
  • punch out butterfuly on marbelized paper and adhere to card and draw in antennas

Here are a few of my friends cards.

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.56.19 PMNow head on over to Just Us Girls and see what the design team and Guest Designer Jen has done with the photo challenge that Cheryl chose this week, I love how it so perfectly lined up with my Basket card. Also, I want to thank Jen Mitchell for being such a wonderful Guest Designer!  

I am also linking up my card to the Mod Squad Challenge this week as well!

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Take care

Nanc’


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Anything Goes at STB!

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Hello all of my stamping friends,  Today’s card was put together by me, however the layout and design of the card was done by my Stampin UP demonstrator Debbie Moczek.  At my SU club she always comes up with the best ideas.   I sure hope you don’t think I am cheating when I do this, it’s just some weeks life gets so busy I run out of time to be creative and I don’t want to miss my challenges.  However, if it helps a smidgen, I did change it up a tad and added the sentiment to make it a Birthday card.  Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have NO topping which means it’s Anything Goes. We like to do these type of challenges about once a month.  Now for details on my card.  All of the supplies are from Stampin UP, except for the stitched panel behind my sentiment. So if you have any individual questions, please just let me know.  I am in love with the gold dotted SU paper…so fun!  I just ordered some!

Hope to see you over at STB!

Nanc’

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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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