Scrapper@heART

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Pink Power

Unknown   The idea for this card came to me last night as I was trying to get to sleep,  I should have gotten up and headed to the studio and got to work, as I didn’t sleep well anyways.  I also knew I was going to pair up these TWO great challenges for this piece….Pink Power Diva Dare over at Verve and the Tag You’re it Challenge #8.   

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My mom was a Breast Cancer survivor for many years, so I try to make at least one card a year to commemorate her.  Unfortunately later on in life she got Ovarian cancer and wasn’t as lucky to beat that battle.  Love and miss you mom!

 

  This afternoon when I was ready to get started I found another piece of my all time favorite DP and knew it would work perfectly!  SCORE!!! Now I knew I wouldn’t fail!  Onto some details:  For this card I used my new favorite border die cut from Verve as well…love those hearts!  It comes in a pack of 3 and it’s a must have…I linked it up for you.  Next, the hearts and sentiment are also from Verve and come in the With Love Set. I used versa mark and stamped them on the background.  The word HOPE is a die cut and is from Paper Smooches.  I cut it out twice for a drop shadow.  The striped paper is actually made with a piece of Washi tape. The sequins are also from Verve and the small hearts are from the inside of the die cut.  The basic tag was made with the SU punch and lots of paper piecing, which is what I love to do!  

I so appreciate you stopping in and your words of encouragement!  Hope you have a wonderful day and I have inspired you a little bit!

Nanc’

 


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Birthday Blessings…

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Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 2.51.56 PMHello Friends,  I adore this week’s colors that Lisa picked out for us at Just Us Girls and thought that is was high time I break out those Spectrum Noir pens and try some coloring again.  This is not something I feel I am any good at, so it takes me some nerve to give another try each time.  This stamp is something I picked up while I was in Lakeland visiting my sister a while back, they have the most incredible local scrapbooking store there.  Isn’t that stamp butimus?  As my mom would sometimes say.  Miss her ever single day!  The sentiment is from Verve.  One of the flowers is doubled and popped up with pop dots. Hope you come check out what my teammates did this week and play along.  Remember if your chosen as Chic of the Week, you will be in the running for a possible chance to be a Guest Designer with us.  You should see what Wanda our guest Designer did this week…it’s beautiful!

See you over at JUGS!

Nanc’


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Celebrate!

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I nearly ran out of time to join in the Color Challenge over at The Card Concept, luckily today I had some time to be creative as the linky ends tomorrow!  That was close!  I love Halloween colors, but I opted to think outside the box and create a birthday card instead.  I would think this card qualifies for Clean and Layered!

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            20140715_154343_editI was also inspired by this card by Erin @ Erin taylor Designs.  Isn’t it GORGEOUS?  I have been eyeing this card for months now and finally did something about it!  I also tried my hand at sketching with a black pen around my stamped images and I say for the first time I did okay!  The flowers and leaves are from SU-Stippled Blossoms and the butterflies are from the SU- Papillon Potpourri.  The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels eons ago.  I put a piece of Washi tape on the backside of my vellum so that the word celebrate would be more visible. Heat embossed my sentiment and added some black hemp and some SU dots.

Hope you have a wonderful day and I appreciate you stopping by.  Nanc’


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Technique Time at Just Us Girls

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The Ombre technique is what Sue T. has in store for us and hopefully you this week over at Just Us Girls.  Speaking of Sue…this is her last post at being a fellow Jug Head and we are sad to see her go, but understand that her schooling and career is all sure currently has time for these days and wish her the Best of Luck!  HUGS to you Sue!  Now back to the ombre technique.  I have seen this technique interpreted many different ways using all sorts of art mediums…ie, chalk, watercoloring, paper and etc.  I stuck with the paper version which is a lot like the JUGS graphic this week. As you can see my background is a cascade of pinks going from lights to darks. I didn’t like the transition lines in between the papers from one piece to the next so that is when I decided to put in the white, victorian scalloped dividers.

The stamps are a mixture of Gina K Designs and Verve.  The flowers are made from 3 different punches.  The centers of the flowers are either Stampin up dots or paper.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and come on over to JUGS and play in our challenge.  While your there say farewell to Sue and check out the work of our Guest Designer Wanda.  Her card is incredible!!!  Remember If you are selected as Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer with us in the month of December.

See you at JUGS!

Nanc’


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Anything Goes at STB!

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Over at Seize the Birthday this week it’s Anything Goes !  This card didn’t end up anything like the one I had pictured in my head, but hey that’s okay we just have to go wherever our creativity takes us…right? Hopefully your creativity will take you right on over to Seize the Birthday and you will show us your Birthday Cards!  The sky is the limit so go for it!  Also, come check out what the Design Team this week!

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Have a fantabulous day!

Nanc’

Card Details: Stamps: Stampin Up- Stippled Blossoms and Papillion Potpourri and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Card stock and or accessories are a little of this and that!


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Twinkle twinkle…..

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TYIC_7 The moment I saw this card on the Tag You’re It blog I was intrigued!  I absolutely loved it!  I am so glad I had a chance to play along this weekend.  After all yesterday was World Card Making Day and I had to do my part.  We had another baby born in our extended Michigan family and I wanted to make a special card for her.  Her name is Olivia Grace…isn’t that beautiful!  A lot of love and patients went into it…let me give you some of the details.  The first thing I did was embossed the white stars with embossing paste and my SU star stencil and let it dry.  Not sure if you can tell, but the yellow paper has a really cool texture.  I got it on sale for like .79 for 50 sheets. It feels like hand made paper.  Then I went to work on my tags.  The cool sentiment is from Verve and I had been wanting to get it inky for the first time and finally did!  I added both scalloped trims and some larger stars at the bottom of my SU punch tags to add some interest. The DP is from the same paper pack as my last post by DCVW Nanna’s Nursery. The tiny stars are from the inside of my new die cut from Verve, that I LOVE, and have linked up for you!  I was very meticulous where those tiny… tiny stars were placed. Once the card was all completely finished, I got the bright idea to add shimmer to the white stars.  It was tricky, but so worth it!  Not sure you can see it in the photo. So here is a close up!  The cool ribbon is also from Verve!  Added the button and all was complete!

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I hope you have a wonderful week and find sometime to be creative! Also, I so appreciate all the kind comments, you all make my day a little brighter! HUGS!

Nanc’


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CELEBRATE!!!

 

 

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Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 12.54.55 PMWe have a lot of things going on over at Just Us Girls this week.  First things first…..It’s World Card Making Day, so everyone get out there today and be creative!  We also have two new designers joining us today over at Just Us Girls and I would like to formally welcome them again!  Welcome Chris and Ina.  Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love, won’t you!  Last, but not least our Guest Designer for the month of October is Wanda Cullen.  Welcome, Wanda!  You can also stop by over at Wanda’s blog and tell her Congrats too! The girls and I over at JUGS are glad your ALL with us today!  What a need to Celebrate! Which is a great segway into our challenge this week…..

It’s Word Week over JUGS and Sharyn has selected the word CELEBRATE…which leaves things wide open.  Great choice Sharyn!  I needed a Congrats on the new baby card for a co-worker and thought that is definitely a cause to Celebrate so that worked out perfectly for me!  Love when that happens!   I have been wanting to make these cute little outfits using my Stampin UP Owl Punch and finally did!  Love how this card came out!.  The trickiest part was making the little straps and buttons.  My ribbon came out kinda flat on the one side of my clothes line, but what you gonna’ do!  The DP is from DCVW Nanna’s Nursery pack.  It’s got some adorable papers in it!  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I have some pop dots under the outfits and sentiment to give some dimension.

I am also linking my card up over at the Pink Elephant another one of my favorite challenge blogs where it’s an Anything Goes Week!

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Well,  That about wraps things up….and I hope you find sometime today to be creative and join us over at JUGS…after all you have permission, it’s World Card Making Day and time to CELEBRATE!!   Take care,  Nanc’


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Wishing You Peace…

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Hello Friends,

My good friend Sharyn is hosting this week over at the Mod Squad and I was determined to play along.  Her and I have never met, but she is always there for me when I need someone to vent to or just to chat with, and I was not going to disappoint her!  Her challenge is a Word Challenge and her word is HOLIDAY!  That leaves it wide open doesn’t it?   I went with Christmas as it is not as far off as you might think, (well actually it’s 86 days away).  Your welcome! LOL  Anyhoo,  it was time to get going on some of these types of cards!

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The die cut is something I am fortunate enough to have at my school and I just LOVE it!  I ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it.  The paper is a mix of this and that, the shimmery silver is from SU. The ribbon is so see through it almost looks as if it is moving in the photo.  The sentiment is from Verve ( With Love set)!  Some punches, nestabilties and pop dots and that is about it.

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Speaking of Verve,  I am also going to link this card up over there as well, as their challenge this time around is to use 3 of something on your card and I used 3 snowflakes.

Hope you had a wonderful creative day and if you have some time why don’t you stop by both blogs and play along too!

I know I sound like a broken record…but the photo doesn’t do this card justice.  it’s raining again or I would have taken the photo outside!  Note to self….buying a new DSLR camera..will not make you a pro over night! eeergh!

Take care,

Nanc’


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Fall Photo Week at JUGS!

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Hello Friends and Happy Fall,  Today over at Just Us Girls Sue V. has a great Fall photo challenge for us!  I know part of the U.S. is experiencing a change in temps, while us here in Florida will just have to pretend it is indeed fall for a little longer.  Even though our temps are still warm, I had no problems diving into this photo and coming up with a card.  I also want to give a special thanks to our Guest Designer this month Bobby!  She was such a pleasure to work with and her cards were wonderful…make sure you check out her blog!

 I am also linking this card up over at The Card Concept where they have a color challenge going on with wonderful fall colors.  This card is definitely Clean and Layered…it seems to be my thing lately!

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The card came to life with this great CAS sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just adore sketch challenges…don’t you?  I am so glad I got to join them this week!

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Here are a few card details:  Sentiment and scalloped stamp is from Verve. Leave stamps are from Cloud Nine.  All ink and paper is from Stampin Up.  I also used Stampin Up’s tag punch for the outside tag.  I used SU dots, some twine, and a burlap flower as my accent pieces.

I so appreciate you stopping in today and Remember…..If your chosen as our Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls you will become eligible to possibly be one of our Guest Designers in the month of November!   Good luck and hope to see you there!  Nanc’

 


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Banners and or Pennants

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Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have a rather simple toppings option.  This time it’s either Pennants or Banners….or both!  The choice is yours.  Also, remember you don’t have to use the topping, just any kind of Birthday card and or project will do.  So what are you waiting for come on over at join the girls and I.

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I think my card is rather easy to follow.  I used the stampin up pennant punch and then decided that flags were to long so I trimmed them down.  The pennants were all decorated and or embossed in one fashion or another and adhered with pop dots.  The sentiment is from Verve.  The paper is a hodge podge of this and that. The heart border is also from Verve.  I am in love with this die!  I decided I wanted to do a better job at hiding the pen drawn lines, so I covered most of it with some gems.

Hope you have a wonderful day and hope to also see you over at Seize the Birthday!

Take care and I appreciate you stopping in and your comments truly make my day!

Nanc’

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