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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!

JUGs blog

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!

GINA K

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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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LOVE at JUGS and a Color Challenge

Hello Happy Weekend,

Today over at Just Us Girls, Marisa has this great photo to inspire us!

Look at all that LOVE Inspiration you can pull from to get your MOJO flowing!

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 The Bold letters are what first inspired me and then the rest just fell into place.

I had some watercolor paper still out on my desk from another soon to post

project and I enjoyed using it so much I decided to use it again.

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I am also entering this in the color challenge over at The Pink Elephant!

The colors this week are Pink, Red and your choice!

I obviously chose green!

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Card Details:

That heart vine image is one of the first stamps I ever purchased and it’s from Studio G,

and I probably picked it up at Michaels.

Used my SU watercolor brush and Real Red and Lucky Limeade Ink.

I used my Fiskars cutter to make the fancy Victorian edge and then decided not to waste 

that piece and put it on the other side.  ( ignore the smudge mark) :(

Made the letters with my Cricut and ran them through my Cuttlebug!

Really happy with the outcome!

Come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!

Nanc’

 Just a reminder:  if you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges,

you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March. 

Here are some links to get you started!

JUGs blog

Scrappy Geri (GD)

Vicki Dutcher

Lisa Kind

Nancy Leppek (me)

Maria Levine

Sharyn Polesel

Marisa Ritzen

Cheryl Rowley

Sue Trembeth

Sue VanDeVusse

 


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World Card Making Day….

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Happy World Card Making Day!!  

 What are your plans today?  Do they include anything crafty??

Today over at Just Us Girls, Maria are hostess has a great

sketch for you to try!  I loved this sketch right away, because there is

so much you can do with it…the sky is the limit!

In honor of World Card Making Day we thought it would be a great time to

attach a prize to our “Chic Of the Week” selection.

This week we have an amazing sponsor – A Walk Down Memory Lane - $15.00 gift certificate.

I sure hope you find sometime either today or before next Thursday to join us!

I am super excited to say that starting this challenge we also have 4 new JUG HEADS joining us this week.

They are so sweet and very, very talented!  Welcome again ladies!!!

So pop on over to their blogs and leave them some love!!

Here is a list to get you started!

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Sharyn Poelsel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

I am also linking this card up to The Pink Elephant.

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They asked this week to make either a Wedding or Anniversary project.

Have a fantastic day….I know I will…

I am going craft shopping and meeting a friend for lunch!

Nanc’


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Verve-Tic Tac Toe…Diva Dare

Hello Friends,

I have been eyeing this Verve Challenge

for over a week now…and snuck away to the 

studio this afternoon and my ideas came

together beautifully! 

I LOVE when that happens!

 I got out my most

favorite Verve Stamp set called…You and I

and this is what I did!

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This is what the challenge is all about…..

So what we’re daring you to create this month is a card

or project using inspiration from a tic-tac-toe board. 

For example:  x’s and o’s, hugs & kisses, squares, circles, grids, you get the idea.    

The challenge doesn’t end till the 25th 

so there is still time to play along!

If you don’t have any Verve Stamps….I HIGHLY recommend them

they have so many to choose from and the quality is

some of the best I have found!

I have the challenge and the store all linked up for you!

Here are some of my card details!

Cardstock: SU and Black-Scraps

Stamps: Verve-You and I

Tools: Cuttlebug, Cricut, MS border punch,

MFT- Button die cut, 

SU-Sanding block and distresser

Acc: Hemp, doily and brads

Happy creating,

Nanc’


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Papercraft Star Challenge

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Happy Sunday,

I have a brand “New to Me”  Challenge site that I came across as I was

surfing the blogosphere the other day.

 It is called Papercraft Star.

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They are celebrating there 3rd year and a new look and have

a beautiful inspiration photo challenge that really caught my eye!

Here is the fabulous photo:

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They also are giving away some Blog candy just for commenting….that’s awesome!!!

Here is my card followed by some step by step photos of the process!

The ink is a mixture of Stampin Up, Colorbox and Studio G.

It was done on Glossy Stampin Up card stock.

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Here is where I made a big mistake and put my sponge in the

wrong ink pad…..I was so mad and might have said a bad word.

( I don’t recall) wink wink!

I forgot to take the photo of the one blue blob on my card…

so here is what I started to do to fix it!

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So hubby suggested that I try to put some more orange over the clouds

and of course that turned them a little muddy! ( ones on the right)

Thanks anyways Honey!  He said, ” I was afraid of that.”

Never fear…I have a plan to cover them up! :)

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I found these rub-ons in my odds and ends bin!  Love them!

The Meet Me Here was stamped the rest are rub-ons.

I thought the torn paper worked well as sand….haven’t done that in Forever!!!

Gosh I wish I had a shell of some sort to put on that twine!

And I live in Florida!  Ha Ha!

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Hope you have a great rest of your day!

I so appreciate you stoppin’ in to visit!

Things will be quiet around here until next weekend!

See you then!

Nanc’


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Mixed Media…Yikes

Hello Friends,

Boy did I have a good time creating this card for you today.

It just so happens to be our technique challenge that Marisa

enticed us with this week over at Just Us Girls.

Mixed Media..Here is a link.

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 I was so scared at first to dive in and then when I got started I absolutely loved it!

Thanks Marisa for getting me out of my comfort zone.  There has been

a lot of that lately over at the JUGS..and I sure am loving it.

 We all need to stretch our imagination and creativity once in a while….

don’t ya think?

Okay here are a few additional photos of me in action so you can kind of

see the steps I took to begin…they aren’t the best! Don’t judge…lol

First, I took my ink and put it directly on my plexiglass surface that covers my work area.

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Then I took my glossy card stock and stuck it in it…randomly.

(You do not have to use glossy CS.)

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I added more ink as I went.

 This is where your creativity can just run wild.

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Next, I applied Gesso  or white acrylic paint) to the paper

using a feather paintbrush.  I did this a couple of times.

I loved how it started looking like woodgrain so I went for that look!
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I forgot to take photos of me stamping randomly all over the paper,

but I think you get the idea….and this is what my scrap paper looked

like when I was done.  I would try a stamp on there before I used it on

the real thing.  Sometimes I would stamp off so that the image would

look more muted too.

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If you are wondering what is under my plexi glass…it’s random letters

notes, poems, drawings, and mother’s day cards that I received from either

my hubby or son over the years.  I love it!  Makes me Happy!

Well,  I hope I have intrigued you enough to play along.

Also,  Before you go, I am linking this up with the Pink Elephant 

challenge to use Woodgrain….see why I went with that look. lol

All my talented teammates over at Just Us Girls did a wonderful job with this

technique so here are links to their blogs, so you can leave them some love along the way!

Hope you have a fantastic creative weekend and get wild with it!
Nanc’
I think this post is long enough, so if you need anymore details
give me a shout out!  I did use a blast from the past with this card-
Letter rub-ons!  I use to use them all the time!  Love it!


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Tag Your It!

When the every so funny and talented Elise over at the JUGS team

told me this week we were going to be making TAGS.

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I will admit the first thing that came to mind was….”Well it was a matter

of time before I crashed and burned on my new Design Team and

this week it’s going to be it!  It was bound to happen soon enough”  LOL.

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Well to my surprise, I had a Blast making these tags for you all!

I will admit, if I had a do over button,one of these would be totally done over,

(Far Right)

but heh…1 out of 4 ain’t bad!  Right?

It’s kinda funny, the first one I made is the one I didn’t like and then

I guess the mojo just started flowing!

Thanks so much Elise for Challenging me

this week, and getting me out of my comfort zone!!!

I sure hope your up to the challenge and JOIN US!!  YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

So head on over to the JUGS team blogs

and see how much talent we have going on to inspire you!

It’s truly amazing!!!

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Details are going to be kinda tough for these.
I didn’t stamp a thing on them….is that a sin or what!!
I did a lot of piecing with paper.  I got this great paper pack
at a local discount store yesterday and that is what I
ending up using. It’s by Colorbok.  It cost 2.99…what a steal.
In the front it has two sheets of die cuts, stickers and letters
and the rest is some really cool vintage feel paper.
I did use my cuttlebug and Cricut quite a bit.
If you have any questions at all Please give me a shout out!
I almost forgot…..
Tag your it!!
Nanc’

 


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A little bit more LOVE…

I know Valentine’s Day has come and gone

and you thought you had seen the last of the HEARTS all

over the place, well…..you almost have! I saved one of my special creations

 for this week on purpose so that I may share it here and @ the Crafty Card Gallery.

 I can not take credit for the idea behind this Valentine Shadow box.

That goes to Debbie Moczek my Fabulous Stampin Up Consultant.

 The only thing I can take credit for is the work and the arrangement of the squares.

 Although, I did make a few of my squares different then the original design.

Sorry for the glare on the photo!

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 This was sooooo much fun to put together and she made it so easy too!

I gave it to my dear hubby for Valentine’s Day and

 then asked him if I could please hang it up in my studio!  LOL

 I know…what an Indian giver……

but, I thought it would look really nice in there!

Tee Hee!

 Details:

All products used were Stampin Up!

 If you have any questions at all…don’t hesitate to ask!

Have a remarkable day!

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