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Red, White and Blue with Stars

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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

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Hope you have a wonderful day!  Nanc’

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Bargello…who knew?

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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’

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You’re On My Mind…

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 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.

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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’

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Color Week at JUGS!

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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’

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Shaking it up at JUGS!

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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’

 


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Black, White and Red

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 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’

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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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