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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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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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Banners and or Pennants

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Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have a rather simple toppings option.  This time it’s either Pennants or Banners….or both!  The choice is yours.  Also, remember you don’t have to use the topping, just any kind of Birthday card and or project will do.  So what are you waiting for come on over at join the girls and I.

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I think my card is rather easy to follow.  I used the stampin up pennant punch and then decided that flags were to long so I trimmed them down.  The pennants were all decorated and or embossed in one fashion or another and adhered with pop dots.  The sentiment is from Verve.  The paper is a hodge podge of this and that. The heart border is also from Verve.  I am in love with this die!  I decided I wanted to do a better job at hiding the pen drawn lines, so I covered most of it with some gems.

Hope you have a wonderful day and hope to also see you over at Seize the Birthday!

Take care and I appreciate you stopping in and your comments truly make my day!

Nanc’


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Just Us Girls Color Challenge!

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Hello friends,  It is my week to be hosting over at Just Us Girls and it’s color week and I have one of my all time favorite color combos for you!  Shades of Pink and Ivory!  When I was younger I was definitely not a pink kind of girl, but that all changed after my 30′s I would say!  Now anytime I have on a pink shirt everyone says it’s ” My Color.”  Anyways,  Hope you come on over and Join Us at JUGS this week and see what the Design Team and our GD Bobby has done with these colors!

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Here are a few card details:  All of the card stock, paper, and stamps are from Stampin UP.  I embossed that beautiful flower from the set Blooming with Kindness with gold embossing powder along with the sentiment which is from Express Yourself.  I used 4 different shapes of nestabilities. I sponged over the embossed flower with SU Blushing Bride ink.  The ribbon and Stylish Stripes embossing folder is also from Stampin Up. Two of the 3 flowers and the labels are made with SU punches.   The 21 is some great gold stickers I found that matched perfectly!   Any other questions….just let me know!

This card came out rather nice, but I am still working with the camera so the photo doesn’t quite do it justice!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and find sometime to be creative and play along with me!

Who knows….if you are chosen as the Chic of the week…you can possibly be selected to be a future Guest Designer with us too!

Nanc’

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