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Sensational Stripes at The Verve Blog

 

 

 

 

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Jul15DIHGraphicHello Friends,  It has been doing nothing but rain here in sunny Florida for the last few days and I took advantage of the time indoors to play along with the Sensational Stripes Verve Challenge over at The Verve Blog.  Before I got started, I had my thoughts on my son who was on a 65 ft sailboat in the gulf of Mexico (yes during the deluge of rain) over the weekend, so I embraced my thoughts and decided to get out the sailboat from the Verve Stamp set With Love and create a water scene, as I worried. The colors were inspired by the graphic you will see to the left. I paper pieced the sailboat and used my Creative Memories wavy cutter to make the water I mean Stripes!  The clouds and sun is from Lawn Fawn and the birthday sentiment is also Verve from the Poppy Birthday set.

Hope you like my card half as much as I loved creating it!  Take care,   Nanc’

BTW…Ty made it home safe and he informed me I worried for nothing.  What does he know about being a mom! LOL


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Photo Inspired…

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Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 4.28.58 PMThese Saturdays sure come and go rather quickly which isn’t a good thing ya’ll, as that means that 3 word phrase is just around the corner.  I have already limited my television watching as I don’t want to see all the adds we are about to get pushed in our face as a constant reminder.  If you haven’t figured out what those 3 words are yet, well I am not going to type them all, but I will give you a hint…starts with Back.  Okay, let’s change the subject and talk about something Happy!  Over at Just Us Girls this week, it’s Inspiration Week and have we got a beautiful one for you.  Don’t you just wish you were sitting on that beautiful porch right now? Well I certainly do.  Instead, I am sitting inside the house as it is 90 degrees outside and it’s not even noon.  I am not enjoying this summer as much as I should be this year.  The heat is getting to be a little much for this old girl I guess.

Today’s card was quick and fun to put together.  I was inspired right away by that  awesome blue rug in the photo.  I am not a huge orange girl, but since it was so evident in the photo, I thought I would embrace it instead of fight it and it worked out just fine.  I think the card is pretty much easy to figure out.

Hope you come on over to JUGS and see what all the ladies have been up to, and who knows you may be chosen as a Guest Designer in the future if you play along.  Stay cool, Nanc’


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A Note to Say…

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ModSquadLogoStopping in today with a quick card that I made for the Mod Squad butterfly challenge that my friend Judy is hosting. I needed a quick feminine thank you card and I knew the Stippled Blossom set from SU was sure to do the trick!   I paired that gorgeous flower with some butterflies from SU as well.  I decided to make some banners for the corner and finish it off with a perfect sentiment from Verve!  Any questions let me know! Enjoy your day! Nanc’

 


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A Colorful Birthday!

DSC_0191 (1)Hello Friends,  We have gotten into a rainy pattern over the last few days here in sunny Florida, which is not a bad thing as we really needed it.  Plus it gave me a great reason to head into my studio and play a little.  A good friend of mine is hosting this week’s MIUM challenge over at Stamp TV, and I didn’t want to miss out.  I paired her great challenge of masking up with this wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love starting my creativity with a sketch it really gives me that push I need to get my juices flowing.  I then stumbled upon this great new challenge site called CAS-ual Chic.  It is a sister challenge of the popular Casual Fridays Challenge.  Over there they are encouraging us to use layers  The UAL in CASUAL stands for Utterly Adorable Layers.  Isn’t that cool!  This week they also want us to use embossing, so I jumped right on board.  I really had quite a difficult time getting this photo to come out well. Every time I took it in doors it looked washed out and you couldn’t even see the vellum leaves or the intensity of the inks I used.  So I waited till dusk and that seemed to help quite a bit.  I just wanted to explain why the photo is so dark.  I can’t tell you how fun this card was to make!  I had to mask multiple butterflies at once to get the effect I was looking for.  I really, really love this masking technique!  Then you pair it with Emboss Resist and WOW!  Thanks sooooooo much Barbara!  I had so much fun I went ahead and made two cards, but you will see that one in a few weeks.

Here is a little card info:   I heat embossed with white embossing powder. The stamps are from Gina K-Take Flight and Happy Birthday Duo.  I also used my Sizzix leaves die with vellum.  Love that look!!  The inks are a little bit of Momento and TH distressed inks.

I so appreciate you coming by today!  I Enjoyed myself I hope you did too!  Nanc’

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I Got a Little Feeling…

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Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 4.23.39 PMHello Friends,   It’s time for a super fun Color Week over at Just Us Girls and Sharyn has picked a great group of colors which is sure to spark some Mojo!  I can’t take credit for this awesome card, I CASED my SU demonstrator Debbie for this one! I just love this image, don’t you?  I have another non typical standard fold for you…not sure the technical term for this one…It might be a gate fold, now that I think about it.  In order for this card to open correctly you only adhere the top piece to the one side of the fold.  I have a photo below that might help with what I am trying to convey.  Almost all product is Stampin Up except for the rectangle stitched die. On this card, I chose to use all 5 of the colors, but feel free to only use 3 if you like!  Remember, if your chosen as our Chic of the week you maybe one of our JUGS Guest Designers in the future. Hope to see you in the gallery!  Take care,  Nancy

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Wishing You…

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STB Anything GoesVLVJul15Week1SketchHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  We have NO topping this time around, so all you need to do is make a Birthday card and or project!  You can never have to many Birthday cards lying around, so I hope you join me and my wonderful teammates!  If these colors on my card look vaguely familiar to you, then I am here to tell you that your not crazy!  I posted a card a about a week ago with these exact papers, I loved the results so much, that I couldn’t wait to try it again! I am pleased as punch once again with the results!!  I think it all has to do with the great Verve stamps I used, along with the fun Viva La Verve sketch that was my starting point!  The stamps are from the Verve- Poppy Birthday Set.  I heat embossed my sentiment and used a white gel pen to add some dots and lines on my poppies and leaves.  The vertical circle edge die is also from Verve and is in that 3 Set die– cut pack that I am always raving about. I have all things Verve linked up for you!!  The decorative circle die is from Spellbinders and it is also something I adore using!  Any other questions, please ask.

I wanted to take a minute and tell you my followers, my quiet behind the scene stalkers ( don’t worry I am one of them too), and my dear friends (old and new) that leave me such wonderful comments, how much I REALLY appreciate it!  It warms my heart each and everyday and I am forever grateful!  I just realized the other day, as I was looking through some stats, that I have reached 775 posts!  I couldn’t believe it myself!  I think I see a milestone giveaway coming up in the future!!  Much love and appreciation,  Nanc’

 

 


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A Bit of Gold…

 

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Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 4.13.03 PMHello Friends,  It’s time again for our weekly challenge over at Just Us Girls.  I sure hope you had a chance to play along last week as we had some wonderful prizes up for grabs. Congrats to all 4 of our winners!  This week is our Trend Week and Lisa has asked us so incorporate gold onto are cards and or projects.  At first glance you may not see any gold on my card, however I have used gold stickles on both centers of my flowers in and outside the card and on the flower petals on the front.  I can’t take credit for this entire card, my fabulous SU consultant got me started and I changed it up quite a bit and added to the layout when I got home form her house. I would link up her personal blog for you, but sadly enough she doesn’t have one.  I do love this type of tri-fold card…so fun!  I wanted to show you what the card looked like when it’s closed, that is why you see my giant clothespin. All supplies are form Stampin UP except for the sunflower die (Sizzix), and the petals (MS punch).  I colored the Koala with my spectrum Noir pens and a little colored pencil to give him some fluff!  Here is a better view of the inside!

Hope to see you at JUGS!  If you when our Chic of the Week this week, you just might be our next Guest Designer for the month of September….good luck!  Nanc’


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Mojo Monday!

 

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zzMojo405Hello Friends,  Happy Weekend!  Today’s card was inspired by this great sketch over at Mojo Monday!  I have been eyeing it for days and even left myself a giant note by my computer as to make sure I didn’t miss out!  I love Verve’s stamps and have been wanted to use more of this particular stamp set called Take Note then just the sentiments.  This set stays out on my creative space because it ALWAYS has what I need, when I nee it!  It also has this great strip of ABC’s both in plain text and cursive, and that great envelope, pencil and little heart too.  The star border is also from Verve and I speak of this die often as it comes in a set of 3. LOVE IT!!!  I have linked both the die and the stamp set up for you!  I also used my favorite rectangle stitched dies from MFT and a star paper punch that is as old as dirt.  The little stars on my card come from the insides of the star border die. I can’t waste those cute little stars, now can I?  The DP paper is something I have had forever…isn’t it pretty? It came in a sample pack years ago and I can’t recall who makes it!  The rest is SU.

I had the pleasure today to have lunch and go shopping with my dear friend JoAnn.  Thanks for a wonderful time my friend….so sad we forgot to take a photo! :(  Have yourself an awesome day!  Nanc’


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Hosting at Stamp TV.

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Hello Friends,  I am thrilled to be hosting the Mix it Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV.  Thanks Karen for asking me! When I looked at the date that my challenge was going to go live and it was close to the Fourth of July,the fourth kind of stuck out in my mind. So, I though it would be fun to divide the focal point of my card for this challenge into fourths. I have two cards for this challenge as I was in the need for two thinking of you cards for both of my sisters.

The flower stamp and the sentiment is from Gina K designs,  but sadly the set I chose to use (that is one of my favorites I might add) is no longer available, but it is called Hugs and Prayers.  The background leaves are from the set called Flowers Bloom. The cardstock and Design Paper is also from Gina K. The scalloped border punch is from Stampin Up.

I colored the images with colored pencils.  I thought I did and okay job until I saw the photos…don’t look to closely.

FMS193I am also linking up my first card up to Freshly Made Sketches.  It just so happens that the card sketch is divided in Fourths as well! Love that!  Please come on over to Stamp TV and join me, I have a lot of friends over there that our very talented and can’t wait to see what they do with this one!  Nanc’


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Just Us Girls 300th Challenge!

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Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 5.18.12 PMWARNING Very, Very long but I think worthwhile post!  We are CELEBRATING over at Just Us Girls today!  It just so happens to be our 300th Challenge!  I think this is an amazing achievement in blog land don’t you?  Although I was not on the Design Team in the beginning I have been following them for as long as they have been” in business” so to speak!  Congrats to the present designers and to past designers for such an accomplishment!  We have some past guest designers celebrating along with us this week: NANCY PENIRJUDY WOODLAND and GERI BAILLY…. Along with our brand NEW guest Designer LINDA BEESON for the month of July. Welcome ladies!

Along with our Celebration we have some Generous sponsors too! We will have 4 winners for this challenge!

We have a $25.00 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping.  

  Verve is also supplying us a $25.00 gift certificate! 

 We have a $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils from Stamplorations.

And last but not least we have a $15 gift certificate for craft metal sheets from

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Thanks so much to all of our sponsors!!

Now you might be wondering how my card fits into our “Word Week” Congratulations!  Well about a month ago my son Graduated again with a Masters in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design and I made the above card for him.  If you do not have small children at home, or if you are not a kid yourself, you may not know who this character is.  His name is Toothless and he is from the movie and book, How To Train Your Dragon. If you have not seen it, you need to, it is absolutely one of my families favorites.  My son is a HUGE fan of this movie and I nearly squealed when I came across this card on Pinterst months before!  NO I CAN NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS DESIGN! You will find that HERE! Her name is Jill Prescott!  Thanks so much JILL!!! I so appreciate you helping me make this moment so special for my family!  I knew right away when Tyler saw this card that he would love it and that it would bring him to tears.  The pics are a little fuzzy, but I think they say it all!  If you look very closely at the photo of the card….I sponged clouds in the background and also did all the edges of his body pieces with grey ink to help them stand out and give it some dimension. 

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Here is what I put on the inside of the card, and again if you saw the movie it will make a little bit more sense.

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We also bought him a T-shirt of the character toothless as well. (Sadly -No Pic)

Now here are a few graduation photos too!  I apologize for those of you who have seen these on Facebook. The beautiful girl is Ty’s girlfriend Sandra.

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Now, back to my card!

 Here are the supplies I used to make my card, along with a photo of the pieces before it was assembled.

 I had to improvise, as I didn’t have all of the same tools that the original designer (JILL) used.

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My hubby had to get in on the action and he sculpted out of clay the Savannah College of Art and Design Mascot, which just so happens to be a ferocious BEE!  Yes, I said Bee! LOL

I asked him why the bee was making such a stank face and he said that it’s exactly like the logo, and sure enough he was right!  Pretty good huh?

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Okay, well if you stuck with me this long…I really, really appreciate it!  I sometimes wonder how much of this jargon gets read, however I enjoy writing it!! Please come on over to Just Us Girls and help us CELEBRATE our 300th challenge!  Who knows you may be lucky enough to be one of our 4 winners! Take care,  Nanc’

 

 

 

 

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