I am back today with a really quick Thank You card that my hubby asked for me to make for him. I am a little embarrassed to post this as I was short on time this week and I am not in love with it at all. My dad is still requiring some extra care and I haven’t quite figured out how to squeeze much stamping time in as of yet. We all know that family comes first so please forgive me for this not so lovely card. The stamp set is from Stampin Up and is called Stippled Blossoms. The bold thank you is from Heidi Swapp. The sentiment and the background paper is both navy blue. I did take my SU watercolor brush and oh so very lightly watercolor the inside of the flowers to give them some depth using SU ink. Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see what the rest of the team and our Guest Designer Judy has done with our color challenge. I promise they did a much better job then I did. Remember if you are chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer in the future. Hope to see you there! Nanc’
Over at Just Us Girls this week it’s Trend week and Sue has picked a perfect one! The JUGS team wants you to break out those stencils and have at it! The sky is the limit on what you can do with these great things. I guess I have always been dabbling in the arts, as I had so many of these when I was a kid, and now I wish I had saved them all. Anyway, the stencil I decided to use is from the Crafters Workshop and it’s a 6 x 6. I think this is only the second time I have used it. In hind sight I wish I would have stenciled around the numbers in red, but it will have to do I guess. I was asked to make a Birthday card for a co-workers brother. I hope it doesn’t look to feminine. YIKES! We shall see what she thinks. I can’t tell you where I got this Die Cut-Heart because I have had it for so long….there is no telling! The sending you sentiment is not stamped…. I cheated a little and made it on my computer (shhhhhh) and the Birthday Wishes is from Verve! Got out my trusty Fishers Victorian edge to jazz it up a little. Some punches and pop dots and Wah lah! However you spell that! LOL
The color inspiration for this week’s card came from the Color Throwdown. I haven’t had the opportunity to play with this challenge lately, however I never miss a week where I don’t drop by and see what the talented team has been up to! I have been following this challenge since their inception I do believe!
Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team has been up to…and our Guest Designer Judy! You won’t be disappointed! If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the Month of March. Until next time…find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul! Nanc’
This week at Just Us Girls it’s Color Week and Ina has picked a gorgeous group of colors for us. Now mind you, you do not have to use all 5 colors, but you can if you want to. The minimum is 3, which is what I have done. I was pushed for time, as I have been lately ( you too I am sure) with Christmas and wrapping up things at school before our break, so I recreated one of my cards from long ago. The stamps are from Gina K. This is actually going to be a Birthday card and I am sending this to a co-worker. I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running for a chance as a future Guest Designer. See you over at JUGS! Nancy
Silver and Gold…..Now I will have you singing that all day! LOL Silver and Gold is our Topping option this time at Seize the Birthday. What a fun and striking combo…don’t you think? I made this card with a new Verve stamp set that I received from a dear friend (Thank you JoAnn) and being that it was a Christmas stamp set I had to pair it up with a birthday sentiment that I have had for years. I heat embossed the poinsettias in gold and silver. The silver dots are SU paper and are made with a SU owl punch. I use that punch for so much! The ribbon is from Verve. If you have never used Verve ribbon it’s a must! Please come by and join us we would love to see what you can do with silver and gold!
Keeping it short…have tons to do as I am sure you do as well.
Until next time…take care! Nanc’
I think my style this time around is Clean and Layered!
Hi Friends, This is my last post as a Guest Designer over at The Card Concept and let me just say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lesley and her fabulous and talented team. They have been super sweet to me! I sure hope I didn’t disappoint them with my cards…the talent over there is unreal!! Thanks again ladies!! The challenge this time around is to use nothing but neutrals on your card and or project and we have an awesome inspiration photo as well. Since I am still in the Christmas card mode and the Photo inspiration had star cookies on the plate, that is where my creativity lured me. I started off making my background with some embossing paste…boy I love that stuff. The templates for the stars and sentiment is all from Stampin Up and the brown star strip was made with a lunch bag. In case you can’t tell the sentiment is heat embossed and stamped on vellum. The rest of the card was made with scraps of this and that. Boy do I need to use up my scraps..they are taking over my craft space. It may be time to throw some out, I just hate waste!
Now, Please head on over to The Card Concept and check out the rest of the teams work…you won’t be disappointed and after you have done that….. Please Join Us!
See you over there,
Hello friends, It’s Saturday and it’s time for our new challenge at Just Us Girls! Sharyn is hosting our Color Week and she has some really great bold colors for us. Turquoise, Red and Gold, and remember you can always add some neutrals too. I was a little pushed for time this week so I had to do something clean and simple. I just adore this die cut from MFT and not sure if you can tell, but the the red flower is the negative of the gold card stock. I just mounted the red on the inside front of the card and saved the gold flower to use on something else later. The sentiment is from Verve in the So Happy stamp set. I am not sure it’s available anymore as I couldn’t locate it on their site. The turquoise crochet lace is something I picked up at Michaels and I stumbled upon it after I had already adhered the paper strips to the card and thought…why not add it as well.
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 January! Good luck and hope to see you over there! Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s Challenge time at STB and this week our Topping option is to use Monochromatic Orange on your card and or project. This is my second attempt as my first one was not blog worthy! YUCK! LOL I also want to give a quick shout out to Susie one of my fellow designers, this is her last challenge with us and I wish her all the luck in the world! She is super talented and oh so sweet and will be missed! She is going to be picking our winners this time over at STB so please come on over and play along and let’s make is super hard on her to pick our winners and fill Mr. Linky to the brim!
Now a few details on my card! The Stamp set is Stippled Blossom. The ink is also Stampin Up’s Tangerine Tango. I had the cardstock with the circle cut out laying on my desk and that is what prompted this idea! I thought, why not make that gorgeous flower the focal point. You can’t tell in this photo, but the scalloped circle is raised with pop dots! Super fun design…don’t you think? The sentiment is from Verve’s Take Note.
Hope you have a wonderful day and please come on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my teammates did with this challenge and play along!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello 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!
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!
I 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’
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!
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!
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’