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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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Anything Goes at STB!

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Hello all of my stamping friends,  Today’s card was put together by me, however the layout and design of the card was done by my Stampin UP demonstrator Debbie Moczek.  At my SU club she always comes up with the best ideas.   I sure hope you don’t think I am cheating when I do this, it’s just some weeks life gets so busy I run out of time to be creative and I don’t want to miss my challenges.  However, if it helps a smidgen, I did change it up a tad and added the sentiment to make it a Birthday card.  Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have NO topping which means it’s Anything Goes. We like to do these type of challenges about once a month.  Now for details on my card.  All of the supplies are from Stampin UP, except for the stitched panel behind my sentiment. So if you have any individual questions, please just let me know.  I am in love with the gold dotted SU paper…so fun!  I just ordered some!

Hope to see you over at STB!

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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Masculine Birthday

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.23.11 PMJust popping in today with our latest challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s word week this time and the word Ina has for you is Masculine.  Not the easiest card for me to make so I went rather simple and more of a uni-sex card if you ask me.  I made the letters with my SU letter die cuts and the sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels, I do believe.  The dots is a SU embossing folder.  The rest is self explanatory.  Hope you come on over to JUGS and Join Us and while your there, please help us welcome our New Guest Designer for the month of March… Jen Mitchell!  We are so glad she is with us this month!  WELCOME JEN!

Remember if you win our Chic of the Week you can be in the running for a possible guest designer spot in the future!!

See you over at JUGS!  Nanc’

 


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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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