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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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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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A Little Something

 

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ModSquadLogoMy good blogging friend Judy is hosting the challenge over at the Mod Squad so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to play along with her…now could I?  Paper Toling is what she calls this.  Let me explain, what Judy has challenged us to do is to take an image and stamp it at least 3 times, then cut smaller and smaller parts of that image and layer them on top of each other back together with foam tape.  Let me just say that this was harder for me then I thought it was going to be. My final card is my 3rd attempt and I am not over joyed with it either.  Have you ever not known when to quit when it comes to watercoloring or coloring in general?  That is what happened on this card.  I should have stopped when I was ahead. I started with just watercoloring and added a little prisma colored pencil over top.  The image is from Gina K Designs and sorry to say that it’s a retired set.  The sentiment is also Gina K and it’s from the set called Little Something.

Orange, Teal & BrownMy color inspiration came from the Fusion Challenge  photo. I chose to just do the photo this time and not the sketch.  I pulled the orange, brown, and green for my colors along with the flowers on the table for my card.

Have a wonderful week my friends, Nanc’


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I Can’t Thank You Enough!

 

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Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 1.11.02 PMHello Friends,  It’s time for Color Week over at Just Us Girls and Lisa has picked out a beautiful array of colors.  As you can see on the graphic we have 4 colors to choose from, you have to select at least 3, but are welcome to use all 4 if you desire. I used only 3 on my card.  I have been wanting to use this great SU set again called Stippled Blossoms and my son bought me that decorative stamp at the top of my card for Christmas and I finally found a way to use it on a card.  I think it’s so pretty, but it has had me puzzled for quite sometime.  It looks like a chandelier to me now that I see it used, so maybe I will try that idea on another card.  The sentiment is also from SU and is from the Chalk Talk set.

 I am also linking my card up to the Thank You challenge they have going on over at Just Add Ink.Just Add Ink

I hope you get inspired by these great colors and join us this week over at Just Us Girls and remember if you win our Chic of the Week you could be selected as a future Guest Designer with us like Stephanie is this month.

Before I go I have to mention and show you that last weekend I had a fabulous opportunity to meet a fellow cardmaker and blogger that I had met online through Stamp TV.  Her and her hubby are on vacation in Florida and are staying so close, that we just had to take this opportunity to meet for the day.  She is such a sweetheart, as I knew she would be, and we sure didn’t lack for conversation.  What I think is so funny is that we share the same Birthdate, and while talking to one another we found other similarities of our lives as well.  Thanks Barbara for a wonderful day and I sure hope we get the opportunity to see one another again in the near future!  Here is a link to Barbara’s blog and you can go by and see her wonderful work as well and leave her some love!

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Have a wonderful day!

Nanc’


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I Love You!

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 DIH_Feb2015Hi Friends,  I have decided that I LOVE making Valentine cards!  I wish I would have started making these at least a month ago.  I don’t know if it’s the colors, the sentiments, or the hearts… whatever it is I am hooked!  As soon as I saw the February challenge over at the Verve Blog, I knew I would be partaking a few times at least!  On this particular card I did not use Verve Stamps, however that is okay with them…I Love that about them!  I have had both the scalloped circle and the heart laying on my studio desk for quite sometime and decided that would be a good starting point.  The background was made with these really cool heart stamps that I have had forever!  I am so sorry, but I have no idea who makes them as I have taken them out of the package and put them in a CD case.  I know I got them at Michaels so they maybe Recollections.  There is 6 of them and they all have a different pattern. In hindsight I wish I would have stamped them in a color pattern, rather then the way I did.  Oh well! The bow was made with the SU bow punch. The victorian edges down the tops and sides of the card seems to be “My thing” and I do that with my Fiskars cutter.  The I love you sentiment is from Recollections and the inside reads… with all of my heart.  I added some sparkly hearts and stars and I was done!  A very quick card for me!   Go and check out all the talent over at The Verve Blog…you won’t be disappointed, rest assure!

Until tomorrow…I am off to make more Valentines since it’s raining cats and dogs at the moment.  Nanc’


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Colors at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.26.49 PMI 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’


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Break Out Those Stencils!

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Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.22.09 PM       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

swatch+324       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’

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Color Week at JUGS!

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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


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Silver and Gold

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STB ToppingsSilver 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’


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Silent Night Neutrals

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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,

Nanc’

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