Scrapper@heART

Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


5 Comments

Red, White and Blue

 

 

DSC_0013

STB ToppingsHello Friends,  Just got back from a wonderful trip to Michigan for my niece’s wedding!  The weather wasn’t the best as it rained on the wedding day,but the family and fun sure made up for it! She did an incredible job with the decorations.  I was so impressed!! Not only were we put to work on the wedding ( which I loved every minute of) We also ended up having 3 parties at the house.  I haven’t played so hard in I don’t know how long! We played every sport you can imagine and even made up some of our own.  Anyhoo, all good things must come to and end!

Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Red White and Blue to help celebrate the upcoming 4th of July!  I made two cards for this challenge.  However, I couldn’t get either photo that I was content with, but was running low on time as I just took the photos this morning.  I wanted to try out my new Brick Wall embossing folder from Stampin Up and thought it would be fun to use some embossing paste too! I hope you can see the effect I was going for.  I wanted the red brick wall to just be peeking through the embossing paste speratically.  The flower and sentiment on both cards are from Verve’s Poppy Birthday set!  I Love this set!!

Here is the other card which I actually made first!  I didn’t realize the embossing paste would cause the ink to run underneath…but I kinda like the effect.   It is hard to see the lines from the Brick EF on this card, but they are there.  The script background sentiment is a stamp I couldn’t live with out!

DSC_0758

I wish I had more time, but this post goes live in a matter of minutes!

Hope to see you over at Seize the Birthday sometime over the next couple of weeks!

So see you again soon, it’s time to go tackle that laundry basket!  Nanc’


21 Comments

Sharing in Your Sorrow…

DSC_0749

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 12.21.28 PMHappy Saturday Morning!  Hope your day is off to a good start!  It’s color week over at Just Us Girls and Ina has a great trio of colors for us/you to try!  The colors are Burgundy, orange and gold/yellow…and of course neutrals are always welcome.  Before I embarked on making this card I had been eyeing a couple other challenges this week.  I decided to incorporate our color challenge with this great photo inspiration over at The Card Concept.  These butterflies are amazing…aren’t they?  Then I went hunting for a sketch, and didn’t have to look very far, when I found this great simple sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Love when the sketches leave you some versatility of your own…and this sketch does just that.  I almost put my sentiment in the wrong spot….it was a close one.

Card Details:  The background was sponged using a great Heidi swap stencil that is fairly new to me.  I used a combo of 3 inks -Brick Red from Tim Holtz and Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral from SU.  The SU butterflies and flower were heat embossed and inked as well with the same colors.   The leaves are a thin-lit die from SU along with the sentiment too.  The background dotted paper is from Creative Memories and has to be at least 15+ years old.  No joke!
I was inspired to heat emboss my butterflies because of those beautiful white lines in the CC photo.  I would also describe my style for this card as Clean and Layered.  Hope you are intrigued by these FMS Final 191-001 37colors and decide to join the JUGS team and our Guest Designer for the month Ros Crawford!   Take care,  Nanc’

 

 


9 Comments

Nothing but Neutrals…

DSC_0740STBHi Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  This time around our topping is to use Nothing but Neutrals on your card and or project.  Remember you don’t have to use the toppings to play along, just link up any kind of Birthday card and or project.  You have to come on over and see what my fantastic team did this week!  I love each and everyone of their cards!

Here are a few details on my card: The cardstock is Stampin Up.  The DP is from Recollections- Valentine pack.  The daisies and leaves are a die from Sizzix. I ran the centers of the flowers through a SU embossing folder to give them some texture. The sentiment is from Verve and the rectangles are MFT stitched dies. (Which if you don’t know by now, I like them just a little bit.)  :)  It took me quite a few attempts to get a photo of this card that showcased the true colors.  I opted for the photo using the natural light, after all it’s usually the best now isn’t it?

Hope to see you at STB!  Until next time, go be creative….it’s good for the soul.  Nanc’

 


7 Comments

Red, White and Blue with Stars

DSC_0547

Over at Stamp TV this week my good friend Barbara is hosting their Mix It UP Monday challenge.  As soon as I saw her challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  I haven’t used my embossing paste in quite a while and I really, really LOVE this stuff!  For the challenge, Barb asked us to use the colors red, white, and blue on our project.  You can use all the colors or just one however, somewhere you must incorporate a star.  The Star stencil I decided to use is from Stampin UP. First, I cut out the oval from the top piece of white card stock so I could frame in the butterfly.  Then I stenciled it with embossing paste. Next, I heat embossed the butterfly and the sentiment with red embossing powder.  The beautiful butterfly is from the set Take Flight-Gina K Designs and it’s my absolute FAVORITE for sure!  The Sentiment is also from Gina K, called Thank You Duo.  The tiny stars were made from the inside of a Verve die cut.  I think the rest is self explanatory.  The card turned out just as I had planned!  That’s a rarity! LOL

Here is a close up too!DSC_0558

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Nanc’

STV Challenge


13 Comments

Bargello…who knew?

DSC_0415

My friend Judy is hosting over at Stamp TV this week however, I am cutting it close as the challenge ends tonight.  Her technique that she asked us to try is called Bargello and  I had not heard of it before.  HERE is a link so you can watch Beate Johns, over at Split Coast Stampers, do this fun technique. All you do is cut some strips of patterned paper, glue them on a backing, then cut that into strips across the “grain” and stagger them to form a Bargello pattern. It really is not difficult and a lot of fun! I am not sure my papers are pattern enough, I couldn’t find a yellow that would work,  but I am pretty happy with the results.

Before I began I went looking for a color challenge out in the blogosphere and came across this beautiful color combo over at Colour Me and was excited when I hadn’t missed the deadline.  The stamps I used are all Gina K Designs, Hugs and Prayers and the sentiment is from the Wild West set. It’s the perfect size Happy Birthday that I was looking for. I also used my MS leaf punch and paper pieced the flower and gave it some dimension.  I colored the butterfly poorly with colored pencil.

I appreciate your comments and taking the time to visit me, it really makes this all worth it! Nanc’

CMCC Full Graphics-016

STV Challenge


8 Comments

You’re On My Mind…

DSC_0378

 If you are thinking to yourself you have seen a card similar to this one recently, well you are not crazy, you have!  I had so much fun making the last one, that I had to do it again!  I saw this awesome sketch over at My Favorite Things and I knew it would work perfectly!  Then, I have been eyeing the color challenge over at Colour Me and was thrilled that I hadn’t missed the deadline yet….so I paired them together and there you have it!  In case you missed my last card here is a pic of it again.

DSC_0364

Here are a few details on the first card: Scalloped borders are MFT.  The sentiment is from Verve, and the Vase and stems are from Gina K. Designs.  Love the two colored tilted panel with my MFT stitched rectangles. The flower punch is new to me and I just love it!!  I made the victorian edge strip with my fiskars.  I thought the vase needed to be grounded on this card.

Thanks for stopping by, it means the world to me!  Nanc’

224

CMCC Full Graphics-015


14 Comments

Color Week at JUGS!

DSC_0189

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’

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 8.21.54 PM


18 Comments

Shaking it up at JUGS!

DSC_0373

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’

 


9 Comments

Black, White and Red

DSC_0364

 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’

STB Toppings

MIUMLogo


10 Comments

Color Week at JUGS!

DSC_0130

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’

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 247 other followers