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Happy Big Day!

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Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 1.15.39 PMHello Friends,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week!  I had a request for a 60th Anniversary card and I had this idea in my head and thought I could pull it off based on Vicki’s photo she chose.  So, I concentrated on just the gold and not so much the green.  However,  there are green stars on my card I promise…. they were just so hard to capture in the photo.  Each star has a small bling in the center as well.  Can’t say I am in love with this card, but the recipient was! I didn’t have a balloon stamp that size, so I made a stencil with my Martha Stewart balloon punch.  The sentiment is from SU set Chalk Talk and the Chevron embossing folder is SU too.  I framed off my sentiment with a square nestie.  Added some string with a gel pen and included some pop dots.

I sure hope you come by and join us at Just Us Girls.  Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer with us in the future.  Speaking of Guest Designer!  Stephanie has been a fantastic GD with us this month.  Her cards have been really fabulous!  Thanks so much Stephanie, we enjoyed having you with us!   Have a fantastic weekend and see you over at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Make A Wish!

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STBHello Everyone,  Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping this time around is ” Masculine.”  We all know we never have enough guy cards on hand so now is your chance to make one and join us.  We also have a new Design Team member there!! I am so pleased to be Welcoming the talented Anni to our Seize the Birthday Team!  I could hardly believe it myself when she said YES!  She is an active participant at STB so I thought why not ask her to join us….so I did! When she said yes, I nearly fell off my chair!  She is UBER talented and it’s been hard to keep this secret under wraps for so long. So head on over to STB and or HER BLOG and congratulate her and while your there check out the rest of my talented team’s work!!  I feel very blessed to work with such a great group of people!!!  Card Details: I used the Stampin UP set Simply Stars and those funky geometric shaped papers and the gingham paper are from Creative Memories, back when I use to be a consultant.  Have a truly wonderful day and hope to see you over at STB!  Nanc’ 


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Freshly Made

 

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FMS174Hello Friends,  I had the chance to get creative this weekend, as my stash of cards is so depleted, and I came across this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches as my starting point.  I also hadn’t had a chance to get my new SU stamp inky yet.  It’s called Lotus Bloom and I really LOVE it!  I am sure you have stumbled upon it somewhere, as it seems to be the newest and coolest from SU.  I was having so much fun that I decided to make 7 more…LOL.  Here are the other two that go with this color scheme…I will share the others very soon!  I have decided that it’s time to make more CAS cards, and I must say I do enjoy them very much, they use to intimidate me quite a bit.  On the above card I used my MFT stitched rectangles and my Fiskars Victorian blade to layer some paper for added interest.   The DP is from Provo Craft.

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    On my second card,  the butterfly is from SU called Papillon Potpourri and the Embossing folder is from SU. The sentiment is Verve’s Circular Sayings.

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On the last card, the embossing folder is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I used my MFT stitched rectangles again, and the sentiment accompanies the flower in the SU Lotus Bloom set.

It warms my heart when you stop by and leave such sweet comments,  Thanks isn’t enough! :) Nanc’


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Hearts and or Arrows at STB

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STB ToppingsHi Friends,  Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have a “Topping” option of Hearts and or Arrows.  I chose to do just hearts this time and to make a tall and skinny card!  Remember, our topping is an option and not a requirement…you can always join us with any Birthday card and or project!  Here are a couple of quick details: I stamped my cards on SU glossy paper, and that is why they look sort of light in spots.  Not quite what I expected, but I think it looks okay.  The pennants are made with Washi tape. The sentiment is from Verve.  The border punch is one of my favorites from Martha Stewart. Added some buttons and hearts and I was done! Hope you come by STB and join us sometime in the next two weeks, we would love to have you!  You have to come by and at least see what my talented team has done!  Incredibly versatile for sure!  See you there!

Take care, Nanc’


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Another Birthday at STB!

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STB Anything GoesHello Friends,  I have a rather quick post for you today, using one of the latest stamp sets from Stampin UP.  It’s called Sheltering Tree and I love the set and it’s a re-make of one of the very first Stampin Up sets I ever purchased called Branching Out.   I was fortunate enough to go to a class a few Saturdays ago with a good friend of mine and make some really fabulous cards.   I cannot take credit for the complete design of this card as there was a sample from the demonstrator that we were asked to follow.  I did change mine up a bit, I had to be different. LOL   As you can see I did a terrible job stamping my swing. Grrrrrrrr. I hate when I fudge up a card when I am nearly done.

Anyhoo,  I hope you decide to join us this time over at Seize the Birthday ….where we have an Anything Goes Birthday challenge starting today!  It goes for nearly two weeks so you have plenty of time! My teammates are so talented!  Come by and check it out!

See you there!

Nanc’

 


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A Sketch at Seize the Birthday

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Hello Friends,

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 12.39.59 PM     It’s Thursday, and the weekend is just around the corner. Whoohoooo!  It also means it must be time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our ” Topping ” STB Toppingsoption this time around is a Sketch.  Some of us DT members struggled a little bit with this, including me.  The funny thing is, I created it! LOL Not sure what the problem was exactly!

Anywhoozal, Here are a couple of details about my card: Sentiment is from Hero Arts, butterfly is Stampin Up.  The flowers were cut out with my circuit and I also used my script stamp to add text behind the butterfly and sentiment to mimic the text on the butterfly DP.  The fancy nestability is called Picot Edge and I also used an MFT large scalloped die as well.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  Hope you come on over to STB and see what my amazing teammates have done with this sketch, and join us while your there!

Take care, 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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Happy New Year

1175095_10151587494757547_730720239_nHappy New Year to you my faithful followers and blogging friends!

2014 was a great year for me, I’ve been blessed to serve on two Great design teams and have made many new friends along the way! I’ve also gained many new followers and I am so thankful to you for making this blog and card making so worthwhile and rewarding!   I hope that when you stop by here either on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and see my creations that you have found some inspiration yourself, just as I am inspired by all of you!  May 2015 be the best yet for you and I, along with much more creativity and Health and Happiness too of course!

Now onto today’s card.  We are posting a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the Toppings Option is perfect for New Year’s Day!  The topping this time around is PARTY!  So spot on isn’t it?  It fits perfectly with our Birthday Challenge.   I needed a child’s birthday card so when I ran across this cute DP I thought it would be perfect for my card!  I made my Mickey Balloons with some punches and the Scalloped green border is a MFT die that I haven’t used in forever.  The other borders are made with my Fishers cutter and the Victorian blade. The sentiment is something I have had forever. The rest is rather self explanatory.  Hope you enjoy your New Year’s Day and I don’t know about you, but I will be watching the Rose Bowl with some friends at home!  GO NOLES!   Nancy

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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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