Scrapper@heART

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Another Flutter Card!

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Hi Friends, I promise this will be the last card using my new  Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up from MFT! Well, at least for a little while…I do have an Anniversary on the Horizon….LOL.  I am entering this card in two challenges: The Verve’s Blog Inspiration Challenge and the Pink Elephant’s Be My Valentine challenge.  As soon as I saw the X’s and O’s on the Verve challenge photo I knew I wanted to incorporate my Verve Die Cut and coordinating Stamp Set called You and I along with my MFT Fluttering Hearts die.  It just so happens that my heart border punch die is Verve as well. My paper is from Stampin Up and Recollections.

Thanks for sticking with me through all these Valentine cards!  I promise that on Saturday I will have something so different and totally unrelated to Hearts! :)  Take care,  Nanc’


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More LOVE!

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kissing boothHello Again,  Yes this card is very similar to a previous post of a week or so ago, but I am hooked on this awesome heart template from MFT what can I say. I also wanted to sneak in under the wire and link up to the challenge going on at Curtain Call. I do not own any kissing stamps, however my card was inspired by the colors of the banners in the photo!  Lights and darks combined.  Here is a little bit about this die.  The Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up is a beautiful and inventive Die-namics that will cut a four by six grid of hearts, leaving the centerlines intact. It is so much fun and I am so glad I got it! The letters were cut out on my Big Shot using dies from SU. The small hearts are made with a punch.

Hope you have a wonderful day and just a warning you may see this die cut once or twice again! ;)

Nanc’


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I Love You!

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 DIH_Feb2015Hi Friends,  I have decided that I LOVE making Valentine cards!  I wish I would have started making these at least a month ago.  I don’t know if it’s the colors, the sentiments, or the hearts… whatever it is I am hooked!  As soon as I saw the February challenge over at the Verve Blog, I knew I would be partaking a few times at least!  On this particular card I did not use Verve Stamps, however that is okay with them…I Love that about them!  I have had both the scalloped circle and the heart laying on my studio desk for quite sometime and decided that would be a good starting point.  The background was made with these really cool heart stamps that I have had forever!  I am so sorry, but I have no idea who makes them as I have taken them out of the package and put them in a CD case.  I know I got them at Michaels so they maybe Recollections.  There is 6 of them and they all have a different pattern. In hindsight I wish I would have stamped them in a color pattern, rather then the way I did.  Oh well! The bow was made with the SU bow punch. The victorian edges down the tops and sides of the card seems to be “My thing” and I do that with my Fiskars cutter.  The I love you sentiment is from Recollections and the inside reads… with all of my heart.  I added some sparkly hearts and stars and I was done!  A very quick card for me!   Go and check out all the talent over at The Verve Blog…you won’t be disappointed, rest assure!

Until tomorrow…I am off to make more Valentines since it’s raining cats and dogs at the moment.  Nanc’


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LOVE is the Word

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Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 12.56.20 PMHello Friend, It’s February and Cheryl has the perfect word for you this week over at Just Us Girls.  Yes the word is LOVE!  This can be interpreted in a variety of different cards and or projects so don’t think you have to make a valentine like I did.  Yours just needs to represent LOVE in one way or another.  I think I am the only one on the DT that didn’t put the word LOVE directly on my card, however I have done that in my last two posts and I think you have seen enough of that word for a week at least…wink wink!

The embossing folder is SU and the sentiment and arrow is from recollections …I do believe.

I am also entering this over at the Muse Challenge where my buddy Vicki is the star Muse.  She is so versatile…she tries everything!

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Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  My son is home for a wedding for a couple of days so momma is happy….even if he’s not home all that much and I’ll just have to watch him sleep. ;) Nanc’


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CAS(E) LOVE YOU!

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CTS_108Happy Monday,  Hope you had a great weekend.  I have another card for you today using a “NEW to ME” item from MFT that I have wanted forever and finally got!  They have been out of stock for a while now and I was thrilled to seem them back!  It’s the rectangle stitched dies that everyone else has had forever.  I know you are probably thinking that they are not that exciting, but they are to me!! Even my hubby thought I was crazy to be this excited about them.  He’s like….” That’s it, that is all they do?” Oh well, it’s the little things right?  I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I knew I wanted to join in the fun.  I came across this paper and I thought it mimicked the stripes perfectly!  Also,  I warned you a few days ago that you will be seeing a lot of these SU letter dies….and here they are again! I staggered two pieces of cardstock to match the sketch and a scalloped SU punch.  Then I used some alphabet stamps to stamp the YOU and some pop dots!

Thanks for stopping by, it truly makes my day!  Nanc’


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LOVE@ the Card Concept

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27Hi Friends,  Over at the Card Concept they have a great photo inspiration challenge going on.  I LOVE making cards with Hearts on them no matter whether they are Valentine, Anniversary or what not, so I wanted to make sure I found sometime to play along.  Plus, I got the coolest die-cut ever in the mail on Friday from My Favorite Things and I was so excited to use it.  I think it is AWESOME!!!! Here is a little bit about it. The Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up is a beautiful and inventive Die-namics that will cut a four by six grid of hearts, leaving the centerlines intact. This design allows you to gently bend up each side of the heart to reveal pops of color that are layered underneath.  Whoever thought of this is BRILLIANT I say! I also got another goodie that I will show to you soon. It’s new to me, but been around blogland for ages. I have linked the die up for you if you want to have a look.  I also have used my Stampin UP letter dies again. Warning, you will be seeing these A LOT…A LOT.  I am addicted what can I say!  The inside sentiment is stamped with a Heidiswap stamp I picked up at Michaels last week.  I LOVE it too.

My card style for this one is Clean and Layered for sure!

Here is the inside of the card!

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 Have a fabulous day~ Nanc’


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For You- Gift Card Holder

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Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.35.43 PMHappy Weekend Friends,  It’s Saturday and it’s time for our Inspiration photo week over at Just Us Girls.  I love making Valentines and this in particular one is going to be sent to my son and stuffed with a restaurant gift card for him to use with his girlfriend at his leisure!  I sure hope he is to busy with his Masters and full time job to read my blog these days.  That would be a huge spoiler! A risk I am willing to take.  I can’t take complete credit for this card idea.  My SU demonstrator had the cool bag diecut at our class last month. It so much fun and easy to put together.  This one is actual made from a piece of cardstock, I think a thin brown paper type of material would be less puffy. All the other details are all made with SU supplies as well.  Hope I have inspired you a tad to make some Valentine cards as well.  If I have been successful please come by Just Us Girls and join us! Our Guest Designer Judy and the team did some great cards!  Come by and check them out!

TPE - ThemeChallenge2I am also linking my card up over at The Pink Elephant where they happen to be having a “LOVE” themed challenge going on an also at TIME OUT Challenges where It’s a Valentine’s theme.   Hope you find sometime this weekend to be creative! Nanc’

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Inked Die Cuts

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Hi Friends,

Over at Just Us Girls today Sue V has challenged us to a great Technique.

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It’s called Inked Die Cuts and you can find a helpful video right HERE!

Isn’t her card wonderful!!!

If you just can’t get the hang of it, she is offering an alternate technique,

to sponge ink on the die cut while it is still in the die to shade around

your image or sentiment and give you a clean white/light border.

So are you up for the challenge?

I kept it clean and simple this week, but really enjoyed trying something new!

I used a Colorbox pigment ink called Treasure to ink up my spellbinders oval die.

I had to give it a second go around as I had ink everywhere

but on the die the first time around.  LOL

The heart EF is from Stampin UP.

The sentiment and arrow is from Michaels.

Now here are the links to get you started!

And don’t forget to visit Melissa….our Guest Designers blog too!

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Melissa Hubert

Vicki Dutcher

Lisa Kind

Nancy Leppek (me)

Maria Levine

Sharyn Polesel

Marisa Ritzen

Cheryl Rowley

Sue Trembeth

Sue VanDeVusse

 Have an awesome weekend!  

Nanc’


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Getting Sketchy at JUGS and a little LOVE


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Hello Friends,

Isn’t this a great sketch that Maria came up with this week

to jump start us into February?  Although keep in mind

you can always substitute that heart with any shape you want!

We also have a new Guest Designer with us this month….

Please help us welcome Melissa Hubert!

Here are the links to all the Design Team Members blogs as well!

JUGs blog

Vicki Dutcher

Lisa Kind

Nancy Leppek (me)

Maria Levine

Sharyn Polesel

Marisa Ritzen

Cheryl Rowley

Sue Trembeth

Sue VanDeVusse

I am also linking this card up to The Pink Elephant challenge this week

which just so happens to be a theme challenge that is….

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Here is a little info on my card!

The heart shape was cut out with my Creative Memories cutter.

The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels or a local store.

The Dp is my new Valentines pack of Recollections paper. LOVE IT!

I stamped my tic tac toe letters and then shaded them in with colored pencil.

I also lightly shaded around the perimeter of my heart.

The heart embossing folder is from Stampin Up…LOVE IT TOO!

I distressed the edges of the papers, punched out a heart

and added the flowers, the gems and dotted ribbon!

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us this week!

Enjoy your weekend and find some time to be creative

and watch a little football!  Go Broncos!

Nanc’


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Clean and Simple….X 2

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Hope your weekend is going well!

Horribly cloudy and chilly here…so I took that as a sign that

I should hang out this afternoon in my studio …and that is what I did! :)

Today’s card is for 2 challenge blogs that are both looking for Clean and Simple Designs this week.

Stamp TV and Addicted to Stamps and More!

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Although the card is definitely CAS…it still took me quite a while to do,

because of all the fussy cutting and shading with colored pencil.

Love this stamp set by Gina K Designs!

I just picked up this Recollections Valentine Paper pack from Michaels last night!

Hope you find time to be creative too…it’s good for the soul,

Nanc’

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