Scrapper@heART

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


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Just Because…

Hello Friends,

Things have been a little quiet here in blogland due to my BIL passing away unexpectedly.

So, a quick trip to Tennessee and now we are settling in back at home.

My hubby is a trooper and handles things so much better than I.  Love you honey!

It was great to see family, but next time I want it to be for a more happy occasion.

It took me a few days to find my mojo and I finally have something for you that

I am willing to share.  ;)

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PLEASE READ to better Explain my Inspiration! :)

The inspiration for my card all started with this great Tag over at

Tag You’re it Challenge!  You may not think by the looks of my card

that that is where it came from but your just going to have to trust me. LOL

I sure don’t expect to win since I really stretched the envelope,

but I sure want to acknowledge this great new and

very cool challenge site that I am really excited about!

Check out this great tag!

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I tried to replicate the transition of colors by scoring my tag and then

inking it up carefully so the scored lines would still show.

Then I heat embossed my leaves to replicate her vellum ones.

My small tags at the top replicate the small tag on Laura’s.

The flowers are from Stampin UP and my sentiment is all Verve!

One of my flowers is also heat embossed on Vellum.

I am also going to enter this over at Curtain Call where they are 

celebrating their 1ST Anniversary with an

Anything Goes challenge along with some fabulous prizes!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by…I so appreciate all your support

in this wonderful hobby of mine!

Take care!

Nanc’

 


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So Sorry You Hurt…

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This card may look very similar to my last card.  I loved the layout and idea so

much and got so much positive feed-back, I thought I would make a similar one.

All stamps used are from Verve Stamps (Leaves, Elegant Flower, and Heartfelt Phrases)

along with some Red mesh ribbon for some added texture.  

The buttons again are from MFT.

The flowers are heat embossed on clear vellum.

I am linking my card up to a few of my favorite Challenges that I stalk on

a regular basis…even if I run out of time to play along.  

There are way to many great stamping sites out there…and not enough time! :)

Wouldn’t you agree?

The Card Concept,

My card today is Clean and Layering…or maybe just a lot of layering. LOL

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 Verves Red, White and You challenge!

I decided to use Teal (Bermuda Bay) just like Julee’s beautiful inspiration card.

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And the Mod Squad where my talented friend Sharyn is hosting

and she asked us to add texture to our project!

That is where my Red Mesh Ribbon comes to play.

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 I so appreciate you taking the time out of your day to stop by

my blog and I have the above blogs linked up for you… so what are you

waiting for…go and check them out too!

Enjoy,

Nanc’

 


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Praying…

Hello Friends,

Over at Just Us Girls this week it’s Cheryl’s turn and it’s week 2

 (Trend Week) and she has asked us to incorporate

woodgrain in our card and or project.

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Here is an additional view!
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Here are a few card details:

I heat embossed my SU flowers with white embossing powder.

The buttons and flower centers are a die cut from MFT that I adore and

don’t use enough, which will be changing for sure!

My Woodgrain panel is covered up quite a bit

but was stamped with SU- Wisteria Wonder.  I did the

masking technique once again and that is how I got the perfect white border around it.

The leaves were left over from a previous JUGS challenge

of the kissing technique.  I fussy cut them out.

Lots of pop dots and a tag made with my SU tag punch and it’s

embossed as well with a scallop…but you can barely see it.

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The rest of the  JUGS team along with our new, July Guest Designer-Rebekka Reed

have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog

and check out what they’ve created.  Simply create a card using the sketch and link

it up to the JUGS blog for a chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week. 

Remember, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

One more thing!
 

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I am also entering my card over at Colour Me.

However, now that I have read the fine print of their challenge

I may not qualify because I used two shades of Purple on my card

and I don’t believe that is allowed.   It’s all good anyways!

I enjoyed looking at all of the DT’s creations and it

helped inspire me to create mine!  So all in all it’s a Win!

Have a fantastic day and hope to see you over at JUGS!

Nanc’


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Another Mini!

I am back! With another mini for Mod Squad!

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This one is also Gina K. Designs from the A little Something Set

and the sentiment is from You Make Me Smile.

The card measures 3 1/2  square.

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I had a hard time photographing this card because the victorian edge is a little shorter so it doesn’t stand perfectly

so I laid it down so you can see the black edge inside the card. 

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Thanks for stopping by!  I so appreciate you and I am not sure I tell you often enough!

Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to be creative!

Nanc’


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Tag You’re It Challenge…

Have you seen the new Challenge on the web?

Its called…

 Tag You’re It!

 Super clever huh!!  Jackie Rockwell is the brains behind it!  She is really Uber talented!

They are having a mini warm-up challenge this week, meaning it’s only going to be

up for 5 days instead of every other week.

I LOVE making tags and I couldn’t wait to play along!

Here is my TAG followed by the inspiration photo.

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I pretty much paper pieced almost the entire thing!

The sentiment is from Verve and my Island and Sun

is something I picked up who knows where!  Probably Michaels.

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You must go check it out… it is overflowing with Design Team talent!

Hope to see you over there!

Nanc’


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Technique time #245

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Hello Friends,

Today over at Just Us Girls we have a great and simple technique that

Sue V. has challenged us to!  I am sure your going to love it! I did!

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This technique has a couple different titles…  Watercolor stamping and Watercolor Spritz.

If you have a spray bottle filled with water then you will be good to go!

I have linked up a video for you HERE!

Here are a few card details:

The script background paper I have had forever so I couldn’t begin to tell you whose it is.

The stamp sets are both from Stampin Up- Chalk Talk and Summer Silhouettes.

The lighter gray on some of my leaves is because I misted the stamp twice .

I like the different color tones.

 Now,  please won’t you head on over to Just Us Girls and see what

my oh so talented teammates has been up to!

While your there please JOIN US!  We would love to see what you

can come up with by adding a little Spritz of water!

Nanc’


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Hosting @ Mod Squad

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Hello Friends,

I am thrilled to be hosting this week over at the Mod Squad.

It’s a sketch challenge and here is my sketch.

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Here are some Details:

Base Cardstock: Gina K

Stamps: Gina K- A Little Something

Sentiment: Gina K- Fleur di lis

Water Colored pencils

Acc: Pop dots

Tools: Fiskars Cutter-Victorian Blade, Square Scallop Nesties

Above I have linked up both Gina K stamp sets for you!

Now please come on over to the Mod Squad and join me!

THERE SO HAPPENS TO BE

PRIZE OVER THERE FOR THE WINNER!

See you there,

Nanc’


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Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

It’s time once again for …

 Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

I am thrilled to be among some really talented designers and so appreciate all the fun I have had!

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Here is what I have done with Rupa Shevde’s Flowers Bloom stamp set!

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I used ink, sponge daubers and colored pencils to make this card and of course 

my Cuttlebug and Nestabilites!  I am still no Theresa Momber when it comes to

scenery backgrounds, but I sure enjoy trying!

I have linked up both these fun stamps sets for you HERE!

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This is what I have done with Theresa Momber’s Out West 2 set.

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All paper for this card is Gina K also!  

The colors aren’t as true as I would have liked in the photo!

You can purchase it HERE!

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Aren’t those sets just awesome?  I have had so much fun with them!

NOW…..

Please, won’t you hop along with us?  We would love it if you would!

I have it all mapped out for you!

 Gina K.

Theresa Momber- ILLUSTRATOR of Out West 2

Beth Silaika

 Cat Tidwell

 Debbie Corbari

 Laurie Schmidlin

Lee Murphy

 Sean Fetterman

Guest Designers are hopping too!

 Judy Woodland

 Karen Hightower

Nancy Leppek  (Your Here)

Hope you have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow for Day 3 of this fun HOP,

with two final cards to share!

Nanc’

 


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Stamp TV Release Party Re-cap!

Hello friends,

Last night over at Stamp TV It was release time and I finally got to share

with everyone what I did with their newest stamp sets as a featured Guest Designer this month.

 Here are each one of the Fabulous Stamp Sets and a link for you on how

to purchase them for yourself!  I had such a great time working with my fellow guest designers-Judy and Karen.

The pair of you did FABULOUS, and it was so much fun working alongside you both behind the scenes these past few weeks.

I find you both so talented and funny, and am thrilled that we have become better friends!  Of course, none of this would

have been possible, without the guidance of Lee Murphy the Stamp TV Design Team Member.  You rock Lee!

Here we go…time for my cards!

The first set was designed by Beth Silaika.

 It’s called Fleur di lis.

 I really LOVE it!  So versatile with great patterns!

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Next, we have Debbie Corbari with another fabulous Diva! Golf Diva.

Really happy with the way this came together!  So much fun to make!

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Theresa Momber set coordinates well with her other Out West 2 stamp set!

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This was the most challenging for me…but I wasn’t about to give up!

 Now we have Rupa Shevde with this beautiful set featuring tons of

vases and florals called Flowers Bloom.

LOVE this set!

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Last but certainly not least, we have Melanie Muenchinger’s set called Lots of Letters 2.

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The sky is the limit for this set! A must have in your stamp collection!

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to the past few days!

I have really enjoyed playing with these new sets!!

If you have any questions at all please just give me a shout out!

Here are all of the sets that I featured and you can find them Here!

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Hope you find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul.

Nanc’


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Watercoloring and Spring!

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Hello My Friends and Faithful Followers,

Today over at Just Us Girls Lisa has challenged us to use watercolors as our background.

The Design Team and I were definitely on the same wave length…a good portion of us used

orange somewhere on our card….is so funny with those things happen.

I just love Lisa’s card too!

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Anyways,  Let me give you a few details on how this came together.

First thing I did was stamp the leaves and flowers (SU) with versa mark and heat

embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I took my

Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight inks and a SU Aqua Painter and streaked them

across the page.  I wiped off the excess ink that doesn’t stick to the embossed images

with a tissue.  Then I stamped my script in Brown Stazon Ink.  Last, I took

a paint brush that was heavily coated in Real Red mixed with Tangerine Tango watered down ink

and splattered the ink by shaking the paint brush.

( Make sure you cover your walls and workstation,

I didn’t and that ink went everywhere ! LOL)

Did the same thing with my Butterfly (minus the splat) which by the way is from Stamp TV.

The sentiment is from Verve!

All the paper is from Stampin UP.

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Okay, I am also entering this over at Mod Squad  where they asked us to make

our own Background paper and to use 3 Spring Bright Colors.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and see what my other teammates did

with the Watercolor challenge and/or join me over at Mod Squad!

Find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul!

Nanc’

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