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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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February Birthday!

DSC_0363Linky badgeOver at Seize the Birthday this week we have an Anything Goes Birthday challenge.  So I decided to take a small break from my Holiday cards and get a jump start on some of my February cards that I will be needing!  I have an oldie but goodie SU tree stamp I decided to use along with a Sentiment from Verve. The tiny hearts were made with my SU owl punch.  The heart banner on the bottom is also from Verve. I bet I have had that piece of DP for at least 15 years. LOL

I kept it simple this week as I was short on time because putting the tree up took top priority…I love my Christmas tree.

Hope you come on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my awesome teammates did this time around!

Take care,

Nanc’


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Leaves and Vellum

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DSC_0261          It’s time for the next challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  This time our topping is Leaves.  As soon as I saw the November challenge over at The Verve blog was to use Vellum, I decided this would make a perfect pairing!  I was right…. it came together just as I had envisioned or maybe even better!  Don’t you just love when you are happy with what you have created?  It doesn’t happen as often as I would like, but it happens generally when I start doubting myself and my work!  :)  Anyhoo,  Let me tell you a little about my card!  The stamps are all from Verve!  Have I said lately how much I love VERVE?  Well, I do! The flower is my very first stamp I ever got from them. It’s called Elegant Flower- Plain Jane.  The sentiments are from the Poppy Birthday set.  I thought the sentiments look great on those banner dies.  The vellum leaves are a sizzix die that I have had for so long, but had never used before because they didn’t work in my Cuttlebug.  I finally broke down and bought myself a Big Shot…and I am very happy I did.  It’s about time I get up a little more with the times. I then ran them through my Lattice embossing folder. I heat embossed the flowers with some Blushing Pink Pastel powder and fussy cut them.  I just love the way they came out.  Some pop dots and some bling and I was finished.

I couldn’t decide on which photo to use so I used both!  Still working with that camera!  I think some days I am improving…what do you think?

Now you have two places to stop by: Seize the Birthday where we are always celebrating Birthdays and our Topping option is Leaves and or The Verve Blog where they are asking us to use some Vellum on our project.

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Hope you find sometime to be creative!

Nanc’


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Seeing Orange…

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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’


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Linky Celebration for Shirley!

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It’s Shirley Bee’s Birthday and I was invited to join in and share her special day with a Linky party hosted by Maria F.  Thank you Maria for organizing this and asking me to join in her Celebration!  I am not only a fan of Shirley’s work, but I also have the pleasure of working alongside her on the Seize the Birthday Design Team.  I have been trying my hand at watercoloring techniques more and more these days (as Shirley so creatively does, and makes it look so easy), so here is another one in honor of her Birthday!  Happy Birthday Shirley and thanks for inspiring all of us along this creative journey! 
I started off with a piece of watercolor paper and stamps from SU Stippled Blossoms. I stamped the leaves and the flowers using the spritzing technique.  Things were moving along swimmingly, until I was about to stamp my last set of leaves and accidentally put the leaves in the Melon Mambo ink instead of the Lucky Limeade $#$%%*.  My sentiments exactly!! It’s the pair of leaves on the very top of the card.  Luckily, I liked the look of it and decided to add some more pinkish- red leaves.  Love when things work out like that! I came back with my watercolored brush and added some very light Melon Mambo inside the green leaves. I decided my flowers and leaves needed a little fine tuning so I took some colored pencils and added some definition.   You might not even be able to tell where in the photo.  Then I thought the inside of the flowers were lost as you can see in the photo below.
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ModSquadLogoI am also linking this card to the Mod Squad challenge where my friend Judy is hosting.  She asked us to create your most very favorite kind of card.  Well, this card covers Two of my favorite things.  I absolutely love making tall and skinny cards!  Honestly, they have always been my favorite.  Also, I am so enjoying watercoloring at this point in my creative life.  It’s so free and unplanned as you might have realized if you read my steps above.  LOL   Thanks Judy for letting us do what we love with no limitations! 
Thanks for stopping by today…I so appreciate it and please come on over to Maria’s Blog and see the various Birthday cards we have linked up for Shirley’s party!
Take care,  Nanc’


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Washi Tape Birthday!

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Hello Friends,  Boy do we have a fun and easy ” Topping” for you this time over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping for this challenge is to use Washi Tape on your card and or project!  Don’t you wish you were the brains behind this amazing product?  Okay, let me show you how I incorporated my Washi tape into my card. The first thing I did was adhere my tape onto some coordinating card stock.  Then I got out my super cool candle die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I cut them out in interesting ways.  I wanted to make the candles very hip, different, and eye catching.  So as you can see by the photos that is what I did, by placing the dies in different spots on the tape.   The sentiment Happy on my card is from Verve and the word Birthday is from Close to My Heart.  The paper is a mixture of old Creative Memories dp and Stampin Up.

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17  I also am linking this card up with the sketch over at The Challenge blog.  You can do the sketch and or the color challenge…the choice is yours. I chose just to do the sketch this time around.

That wraps it up for me for today…please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! You should see what my talented teammates did with their washi tape!

Hope to see you there!

Nanc’


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Birthday Blessings…

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Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 2.51.56 PMHello 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!

Nanc’


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Celebrate!

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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!

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            20140715_154343_editI 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’


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Technique Time at Just Us Girls

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The Ombre technique is what Sue T. has in store for us and hopefully you this week over at Just Us Girls.  Speaking of Sue…this is her last post at being a fellow Jug Head and we are sad to see her go, but understand that her schooling and career is all sure currently has time for these days and wish her the Best of Luck!  HUGS to you Sue!  Now back to the ombre technique.  I have seen this technique interpreted many different ways using all sorts of art mediums…ie, chalk, watercoloring, paper and etc.  I stuck with the paper version which is a lot like the JUGS graphic this week. As you can see my background is a cascade of pinks going from lights to darks. I didn’t like the transition lines in between the papers from one piece to the next so that is when I decided to put in the white, victorian scalloped dividers.

The stamps are a mixture of Gina K Designs and Verve.  The flowers are made from 3 different punches.  The centers of the flowers are either Stampin up dots or paper.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and come on over to JUGS and play in our challenge.  While your there say farewell to Sue and check out the work of our Guest Designer Wanda.  Her card is incredible!!!  Remember If you are selected as Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer with us in the month of December.

See you at JUGS!

Nanc’


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Anything Goes at STB!

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Over at Seize the Birthday this week it’s Anything Goes !  This card didn’t end up anything like the one I had pictured in my head, but hey that’s okay we just have to go wherever our creativity takes us…right? Hopefully your creativity will take you right on over to Seize the Birthday and you will show us your Birthday Cards!  The sky is the limit so go for it!  Also, come check out what the Design Team this week!

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Have a fantabulous day!

Nanc’

Card Details: Stamps: Stampin Up- Stippled Blossoms and Papillion Potpourri and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Card stock and or accessories are a little of this and that!

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