Scrapper@heART

Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


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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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Sweet Birthday

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Over at Seize the Birthday this time we have a SWEET toppings option for you to try!  I know man I mean woman cannot live on sweets alone, but personally I think I could!  Every night hubby and I have ice cream before bed, what can I say, it’s my weakness for sure!  So when this topping came around, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I think the sequins made a nice added touch …however hubby said that sprinkles tend to be shaped more like an oval then a circle…there is always a critic in every crowd! LOL  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  The cone actually folds open, and originally I was going to stick part of the ice-cream scallops down inside the cone, however It just didn’t look right to me, so I glued it shut and went with this layout with the ice cream on the outside. Love the SU embossing folder that made the cone so realistic.  The card is rather self explanatory. However, the DP at the bottom worked well…don’t you think?  It’s from DCWV called The Sweet.

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Now what do you think of when your given the word SWEETS?  Why not join us this time over at Seize the Birthday!  Always remember that over at STB the topping is OPTIONAL, if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to, just make any type of Birthday Project!

While your at it there is also a SWEET SEPTEMBER challenge over at the Verve Blog and I couldn’t wait to link up my project there as well!  I had a great time combining these challenges this week…hope you have been inspired just a little bit if not by my work….then to run out and get yourself some ice-cream! LOL

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Take care and make sure you find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul,

Nanc’

 


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Black and White

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Hello Friends,

Over at Seize the Birthday this time around are toppings option is

to use Black and White on your Birthday card!

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Design Team and I enjoyed this one a lot, but a few of the gals said

it was hard to refrain from adding some color there somewhere.  I would

have to agree, I kept thinking if I could just add a punch of red it would be great!

So now it’s your turn to head on over to Seize the Birthday and show us 

your black and white, but remember that our toppings option is

optional, if you just want to share with us a Birthday card that 

would be great too!  

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If this card looks somewhat familiar I made one similar a few months ago

and loved it so much I thought I would try it again, but change it up a tad.

The vase and sentiment is from Gina K designs and the white

dots are the negatives left over from a very cool die cut border I got from Verve!

The vase is actual a clear stamp and thought it would be fun to give it some texture

with a stamp I got at a Garage Sale that is shaped like a cube and has

4 different textures on it.  It’s one of those stamps I could never part with…

you know what I mean?

Still working with my camera…and let me just say…if you think buying an

expensive camera will make your photos look amazing over night…think again!

Hope you have a Wonderful Day and I see you over at STB!

Nanc’


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Mono- Yellow at STB!

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 It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

and our optional topping this time is Mono- Yellow,

which just means your entire card must exude yellow!

I got this cool candle die cut by Elizabeth craft designs about a month ago and

had this card in mind and it was all I could do not to use it before now! 

Love those candles…aren’t they so cool?

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Now please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us, and

remember the topping is optional and you don’t have to use it

you can link up anything that is a Birthday theme and your good to go!

See you over there!

Nanc’

 


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Photo Week at JUGS!

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Hi Friends,

Sharyn over at Just Us Girls has this GREAT Summer time photo as inspiration this week!

You wouldn’t believe how many different layers are under some spots on my card,

I couldn’t get this card to come together for whatever reason!

I think it’s the DP I chose.  I wanted to use it because it had fruit on it and

tied in with the photo so perfectly, but I think it was my ultimate demise.

The stamps are a mixture of Stampin Up and Verve.

What do you think of my pin wheels?  

I wanted to make the card mailable and flat.

I am also going to link it up over at Seize the Sketch and

The Pink Elephant where they have a summer theme going on,

at least I got that part right…LOL

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Now don’t forget to head on over to Just Us Girls and join us along with

and our Guest Designer this month, Rebekka.

 I hope you will be inspired and want to come and play along.  

If you win Chic of the Week for the month of July, you will be

in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September.  

See you there and Good Luck!

Nanc’


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Seize the Birthday !

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The card is all Stampin Up products except for the sentiment is from Verve!

Over at Seize the Birthday!

Our “Toppings” option this time is

“Twine and or String”

 

Hope you come on over at Join Us at Seize the Birthday!

Boy the team did some great work!

Have to make this a quick post today sorry!

I’ll explain in a few days!

I so appreciate you stopping by….it means more then you will ever know!

Take care,

Nanc’


 


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Stars and or Stripes

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Hello Friends,

With Fourth of July weekend right around the corner the ladies and I

over at Seize the Birthday have a “Toppings” option that fits the occasion.

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You don’t have to stick to the traditional Red, White and Blue like I did,

just incorporate Stars and or Stripes in your card!

And remember over at STB the “Topping” is and Option and not a requirement!

You just have to stick to the Birthday Theme!

I also, have a brand new Challenge site that one of my

friends and fellow Just Us Girls teammates has started and it’s called…

Mixed Media Mojo!  

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I just so happened to have been dabbling in MM this week so it worked out

perfectly when I heard all about it!  Don’t you love when that happens!

They also have a Patriotic theme going on!

Best of Luck Maria…on your new Challenge Site!

Here are a couple more shots of my card so that you can see the details.

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My new favorite thing is Embossing paste!  Soooo Fun!!  

I have two layers on my flag.

It’s so much fun going through my stencils and using them again!

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I got a little carried away with my Ranger Rick Red Ink spritz,

but what ya gonna do..I am still learning!  I guess I have a heavy finger! LOL

I soooo wish I would have taken step by step shots of this card..because it had many steps.

I even took my stencil and layed it back on my card to color in the

stars they have paste under them as well.

The Silver DP at the bottom I loved, but thought it needed a couple of red and blue

stars on it to tie it all in together.  Luckily I have a small star hole punch!

The sentiment is from Verve!

I have a girlfriend who has a Fourth of July Birthday…and I sure hope she likes her card!

Now, I have linked up both sites for you to go and check out!

I hope to see you over at STB this time!  

You wouldn’t believe what my talented team did

with the Topping this week!

Take care and Happy 4th!

Nanc’


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Happy Birthday Times 3!

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Hi Friends,

Sorry I have been so quiet!  Hubby and I just got back from moving our son from one college to another!

I told Ty that he is suppose to move closer to home not further away.

He went from FSU- Tallahassee 4.5 hours from home,

to SCAD -Savannah, Ga. 6.5 hours.  He is finishing his BA this Friday

and starting his Masters on Monday….he is a go gettter, that is for sure!

I am soooo proud of him!! :)  Sometimes I wonder whose kid he is!

He said he is preparing me for the day he moves to California! :(

Okay, on to the real reason you are here!

Todays card is for 3 different challenges!

Seize the Birthday which just so happens to be Anything Goes this week.

A great sketch  from Always Playing with Paper.

and last but certainly not least…

A great color challenge from Colour Me.

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Here are a few Card Details:

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Gina K

DP: Not sure…sorry! LOVE it!

Ink: SU-Inspiration Mosaic and

Stamps: Gina K Designs-

The rest is self explanatory!

Have a wonderful day and find sometime to be creative…

it’s good for the soul!

Nanc’


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Summertime…

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….and the living is easy!  Had to finish my line from my title. LOL

Pretty soon the living will be easy….3 more days of school. WooHooo!

In honor of “Summertime” being around the corner I decided that would

be a great “Topping” option over at Seize the Birthday this time around!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well…..you can just

stick with our usual “Anything Goes”Birthday!

The choice is yours!

CARD INFO:

I got a little creative with my card.  I wanted to use a Sun on my

card and all I had in my stamps was a small one.  So I stretched

the envelope and use a Doily stamp from Stampin UP.

My hubby thought it was kinda strange… and the jury is

still out for me, I am undecided how I feel about this card.

The yellow from my tag and sun match much better in person

to my DP, then they do in my photo too.

I made the clouds myself.

The pennant die is from MFT.

The sentiment is a Studio G from Michaels.

The paper is from Fancy Pants-titled Parkbench.

Now,  Head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out

my fellow designers wonderful cards and see what “ SUMMERTIME” 

means to them and then show us what it means to YOU!

See you there,

Nanc’

 

 

 

 

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