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Sensational Stripes at The Verve Blog

 

 

 

 

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Jul15DIHGraphicHello Friends,  It has been doing nothing but rain here in sunny Florida for the last few days and I took advantage of the time indoors to play along with the Sensational Stripes Verve Challenge over at The Verve Blog.  Before I got started, I had my thoughts on my son who was on a 65 ft sailboat in the gulf of Mexico (yes during the deluge of rain) over the weekend, so I embraced my thoughts and decided to get out the sailboat from the Verve Stamp set With Love and create a water scene, as I worried. The colors were inspired by the graphic you will see to the left. I paper pieced the sailboat and used my Creative Memories wavy cutter to make the water I mean Stripes!  The clouds and sun is from Lawn Fawn and the birthday sentiment is also Verve from the Poppy Birthday set.

Hope you like my card half as much as I loved creating it!  Take care,   Nanc’

BTW…Ty made it home safe and he informed me I worried for nothing.  What does he know about being a mom! LOL


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Photo Inspired…

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Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 4.28.58 PMThese Saturdays sure come and go rather quickly which isn’t a good thing ya’ll, as that means that 3 word phrase is just around the corner.  I have already limited my television watching as I don’t want to see all the adds we are about to get pushed in our face as a constant reminder.  If you haven’t figured out what those 3 words are yet, well I am not going to type them all, but I will give you a hint…starts with Back.  Okay, let’s change the subject and talk about something Happy!  Over at Just Us Girls this week, it’s Inspiration Week and have we got a beautiful one for you.  Don’t you just wish you were sitting on that beautiful porch right now? Well I certainly do.  Instead, I am sitting inside the house as it is 90 degrees outside and it’s not even noon.  I am not enjoying this summer as much as I should be this year.  The heat is getting to be a little much for this old girl I guess.

Today’s card was quick and fun to put together.  I was inspired right away by that  awesome blue rug in the photo.  I am not a huge orange girl, but since it was so evident in the photo, I thought I would embrace it instead of fight it and it worked out just fine.  I think the card is pretty much easy to figure out.

Hope you come on over to JUGS and see what all the ladies have been up to, and who knows you may be chosen as a Guest Designer in the future if you play along.  Stay cool, Nanc’


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A Colorful Birthday!

DSC_0191 (1)Hello Friends,  We have gotten into a rainy pattern over the last few days here in sunny Florida, which is not a bad thing as we really needed it.  Plus it gave me a great reason to head into my studio and play a little.  A good friend of mine is hosting this week’s MIUM challenge over at Stamp TV, and I didn’t want to miss out.  I paired her great challenge of masking up with this wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love starting my creativity with a sketch it really gives me that push I need to get my juices flowing.  I then stumbled upon this great new challenge site called CAS-ual Chic.  It is a sister challenge of the popular Casual Fridays Challenge.  Over there they are encouraging us to use layers  The UAL in CASUAL stands for Utterly Adorable Layers.  Isn’t that cool!  This week they also want us to use embossing, so I jumped right on board.  I really had quite a difficult time getting this photo to come out well. Every time I took it in doors it looked washed out and you couldn’t even see the vellum leaves or the intensity of the inks I used.  So I waited till dusk and that seemed to help quite a bit.  I just wanted to explain why the photo is so dark.  I can’t tell you how fun this card was to make!  I had to mask multiple butterflies at once to get the effect I was looking for.  I really, really love this masking technique!  Then you pair it with Emboss Resist and WOW!  Thanks sooooooo much Barbara!  I had so much fun I went ahead and made two cards, but you will see that one in a few weeks.

Here is a little card info:   I heat embossed with white embossing powder. The stamps are from Gina K-Take Flight and Happy Birthday Duo.  I also used my Sizzix leaves die with vellum.  Love that look!!  The inks are a little bit of Momento and TH distressed inks.

I so appreciate you coming by today!  I Enjoyed myself I hope you did too!  Nanc’

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Wishing You…

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STB Anything GoesVLVJul15Week1SketchHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  We have NO topping this time around, so all you need to do is make a Birthday card and or project!  You can never have to many Birthday cards lying around, so I hope you join me and my wonderful teammates!  If these colors on my card look vaguely familiar to you, then I am here to tell you that your not crazy!  I posted a card a about a week ago with these exact papers, I loved the results so much, that I couldn’t wait to try it again! I am pleased as punch once again with the results!!  I think it all has to do with the great Verve stamps I used, along with the fun Viva La Verve sketch that was my starting point!  The stamps are from the Verve- Poppy Birthday Set.  I heat embossed my sentiment and used a white gel pen to add some dots and lines on my poppies and leaves.  The vertical circle edge die is also from Verve and is in that 3 Set die– cut pack that I am always raving about. I have all things Verve linked up for you!!  The decorative circle die is from Spellbinders and it is also something I adore using!  Any other questions, please ask.

I wanted to take a minute and tell you my followers, my quiet behind the scene stalkers ( don’t worry I am one of them too), and my dear friends (old and new) that leave me such wonderful comments, how much I REALLY appreciate it!  It warms my heart each and everyday and I am forever grateful!  I just realized the other day, as I was looking through some stats, that I have reached 775 posts!  I couldn’t believe it myself!  I think I see a milestone giveaway coming up in the future!!  Much love and appreciation,  Nanc’

 

 


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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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