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Red, White and Blue

 

 

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  Just got back from a wonderful trip to Michigan for my niece’s wedding!  The weather wasn’t the best as it rained on the wedding day,but the family and fun sure made up for it! She did an incredible job with the decorations.  I was so impressed!! Not only were we put to work on the wedding ( which I loved every minute of) We also ended up having 3 parties at the house.  I haven’t played so hard in I don’t know how long! We played every sport you can imagine and even made up some of our own.  Anyhoo, all good things must come to and end!

Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Red White and Blue to help celebrate the upcoming 4th of July!  I made two cards for this challenge.  However, I couldn’t get either photo that I was content with, but was running low on time as I just took the photos this morning.  I wanted to try out my new Brick Wall embossing folder from Stampin Up and thought it would be fun to use some embossing paste too! I hope you can see the effect I was going for.  I wanted the red brick wall to just be peeking through the embossing paste speratically.  The flower and sentiment on both cards are from Verve’s Poppy Birthday set!  I Love this set!!

Here is the other card which I actually made first!  I didn’t realize the embossing paste would cause the ink to run underneath…but I kinda like the effect.   It is hard to see the lines from the Brick EF on this card, but they are there.  The script background sentiment is a stamp I couldn’t live with out!

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I wish I had more time, but this post goes live in a matter of minutes!

Hope to see you over at Seize the Birthday sometime over the next couple of weeks!

So see you again soon, it’s time to go tackle that laundry basket!  Nanc’


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Nothing but Neutrals…

DSC_0740STBHi Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  This time around our topping is to use Nothing but Neutrals on your card and or project.  Remember you don’t have to use the toppings to play along, just link up any kind of Birthday card and or project.  You have to come on over and see what my fantastic team did this week!  I love each and everyone of their cards!

Here are a few details on my card: The cardstock is Stampin Up.  The DP is from Recollections- Valentine pack.  The daisies and leaves are a die from Sizzix. I ran the centers of the flowers through a SU embossing folder to give them some texture. The sentiment is from Verve and the rectangles are MFT stitched dies. (Which if you don’t know by now, I like them just a little bit.)  :)  It took me quite a few attempts to get a photo of this card that showcased the true colors.  I opted for the photo using the natural light, after all it’s usually the best now isn’t it?

Hope to see you at STB!  Until next time, go be creative….it’s good for the soul.  Nanc’

 


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Animals at STB

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Hi there!  I feel like it’s been forever since I posted, but in actuality it hasn’t even been a week.  Just got back from a fantastic weekend away, but will explain all about that at a later date. Over at Seize the Birthday our topping option this time around is Animals.  I have had this adorable stamp set for quite sometime and have never used it.  You know how I feel about coloring, I like the look but I think I stink at it, so I don’t do it very often.  Although, this little guy wasn’t to bad and I got to use my Spectrum Noir pens again.  Please if you have a chance to make a card anytime in the next two weeks or so why not come on over to STB and join us!  The gallery was chock full last time with 225 entries!!  I feel very blessed to run such a well received challenge site with such an awesome group of designers!!   I am also linking up my card to the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, where the challenge is to make your mark.  Hope you have a wonderful day, three more days of work for me!  Bring on the summer!  Nanc’


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Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday!

DSC_0531STB Anything GoesGoing to make this short and sweet today folks!  Over at Seize the Birthday it’s time for An Anything Goes Birthday Celebration and this is what I did!  All products are an assortment of, SU, Verve and MFT.  The center of my flower was made with the SU molding clay, that stuff is pretty cool.  If you have any questions about anything else please let me know!  It’s not quite the card I had planned in my head, but what’s a girl to do! :/

I am also entering this over at the Fusion Card Challenge as it matches their photo perfectly!  Love that at this challenge you can either use the photo/ use the sketch or both!

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Take care and please come on over and join us at STB the challenge is open for nearly two weeks, so you have lots of time! You have to come and see what my incredible team has done!  Nanc’

 


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Use the Negative

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping this time around is to use the negative.  I love my new Lawn Fawn set and I realize I just used the sun on my last post, I sure hope you don’t mind seeing it again.  I can’t take credit for the design of this card, I CASED one of my FAVORITE designers Tracey McNeeley,  I fell in love with her card as soon as I came across it!  You will see it below!  Overlapping the sun and the cloud I think is a cool effect! As I said, the clouds and sun are from Lawn Fawn and the Happy is Stampin Up.  The Birthday is a stamp from Hero Arts. I love how easy it was to inlay the sun into the negative piece of cardstock. I will definitely be doing this again.

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I wonder if Tracey knows how much she has inspired me in the card making journey? If you aren’t familiar with her or her work, here is her blog. In My Creative Opinion, and HERE is a direct link to this post. Please come on over to STB and join us.  My Design Team has done an amazing job with this challenge, come on over and have a look!  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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Make Your Own Background

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Hi Friends, It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping this time around if you choose to use it, is to make your own background.  I had a great time making this card, and yes there is a however coming,  I think the leaves look terrible, but I loved the way the flowers came out and didn’t want to risk changing it. Anyhow, you can’t love them all, now can we?  The flowers, leaves, and dots are from the Verve- Poppy Birthday set.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used my SU watercolored brush for this card. I really love that thing!  What a great invention, if you ask me.

Now, you have to go over to STB and see what my Wonderful and ohhhhh soooooo talented Teammates did with this challenge. WOWZA! While your there, PLEASE join us and remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to because we are ALWAYS celebrating Birthdays!  See you over there! Nancy

I am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where they have an Anything Goes challenge starting!

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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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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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Quick Masculine Birthday Card

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Hello friends,  I needed a quick masculine Birthday card yesterday and I knew I only had a few minutes to pull it off.  My friend Sharyn is hosting the Make it Monday challenge over at Stamp TV, so I decided to use that as my starting point. Her challenge is to add stitching to your card ( faux or real).  As you can see I went with the Faux since I needed to keep it masculine.  I used 3 different stamp sets of Gina K for my card, Birthday Labels, Fleur Di Lis, and Lots of Letters 2. Also, I incorporated 2 of my MFT stitched rectangles too.

Hope you have a terrific day!  Nanc’

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