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JUST because…

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VLVMay15Week3SketchMay15DIHGraphicHello again,  This card started to come to life in my head when I came across this sketch over at Viva la Verve. They do a sketch every week and this one so happens to be for week 3, however you can go back and enter any of them, before the end of the month is up.  Love me some Verve!  Speaking of verve!  I am also going to link up my card at the May Inspiration Challenge over at the Verve Blog. Where the inspiration is titled Let it Bloom.   Time for some card details!  The sentiment is from Verve’s With Love set. The flower is a plain Jane called Elegant Flower also Verve.  The Design paper is actual from a nursery paper pack from DCWV.  It’s so pretty and glimmery too! Not sure you can see the glitz in the photo.  The leaves are cut out of vellum and embossed with a lattice EF for some texture. I also embossed the blue vertical panel with a leaf EF. The small butterfly is SU. The Dots die cut is also from Verve, one of those must haves that you can use on anything!  I have linked them up here!  It comes in a set of 3! Dots, hearts and stars!  This card is on it’s way to a special friend, that needs to know she is in my thoughts!

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Until next time! Nanc’


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Watercolor Stamping

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ModSquadLogoHello Friends!  I had some time yesterday afternoon to make a few cards.  This particular card is for the Watercolor stamping challenge that my friend Judy is hosting over at the Mod Squad.  I had some not so good results initially, so that is why the flowers are layered with pop dots. ;)  You can never have to many flowers on a card now can you?  The flowers and leaves and butterflies are SU.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by today…I so appreciate it!  Nanc’


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Embossing at Just Us Girls

DSC_0447Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 2.52.57 PMHappy Saturday my stamping friends!  It’s trend week over at Just Us Girls and the trend we want you to use is Embossing. We know this trend is not new, but it’s one that I think will stand the test of time and will be around forever.  You may use any kind of embossing that you wish, heat and or dry as I have done. This rose embossing folder is an old one from Stampin Up. The butterflies are also from SU and the sentiment is from Verve! The card has already been sent out or I would have opted for a better photo.  Excuse the blur!

Please come on over to JUGS and join us and remember if you are chosen as our Chic of the Week, you will be in the running for a Guest Designer position in the future.

See you over at Just Us Girls….and enjoy your weekend!  Nanc’

 

 


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Shaking it up at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 10.42.03 AMHi Friends, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend week and Sue has challenged us, and you for that matter, to make a Shaker card.  I will admit, I think this is the second time I have ever attempted one of these types of cards, I am not sure why they intimidate me so much, because they are not that hard and so much fun to make!  I am also linking my card up to two other challenges.  The Pink Elephant; where they are asking us to use Pastel Colors, and my starting off point was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Now head on over to Just Us Girls and play along!  While your there check out what the Design Team has done along with our Guest Designer Kathy.  Remember, if you are chosen as our Chic of the week you could be in the running as a possible GD in the future. Hope to see you there!

Few card details:  Flower stamp is from SU.  The sentiment is from Verve. I used a combo of Washi tape and ribbon underneath the sentiment. The EF is also SU. Inside the shaker I have a mixture of sequins and punched paper flowers in various colors.  Any other questions please just let me know.

I appreciate so much you coming by!  Have a great day! Nanc’

 


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Color Week at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.49.07 PMHello Friends,  I am the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and it just so happens to be Color Week.  The colors I have chosen are Black, White and the third color is your choice.  Seems easy enough…right?  The most difficult part I had was getting this card to photograph well.  Still not 100% happy with it but it will do.  Here are a few details.  The flower is from Stampin UP and I put glitter on the edges.  The floral is from MFT and made with pink vellum and the buttons are also MFT.  One of my banners is made from a paper doily and the black and white stripe one is washi tape.  Sentiment is SU.

I sure hope you come on over to JUGS and see what the Design Team along with our Guest Designer, Jen Mitchell have made this week.  I can’t wait to see what color you choose!  Remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May.

Have a wonderful day!

Nanc’

 


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MIUM @ Stamp TV.

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Hello Friends,  One of my good blogging/ stamping friends Donna is hosting a challenge over at Stamp TV and I wanted to make sure I joined her, so over the past two days when I had the chance, I went into my studio to attempt to create something for her ” Beach Worthy” challenge.  I also have been wanting to try my hand again at making a sunset card with the success of the UBER talented Theresa Momber and here are the two links that inspired me. Here and Here.  I will also share with you a photo of my 4 reject attempts….LOL.  I refused to throw in the towel!!  I am so glad I didn’t!  I didn’t have any shell stamps so I made my own with paper.  I hope that you knew those were sea creatures before I mentioned it.  If you didn’t please…lie and say you did. LOL The sentiment and leaves are from two different Gina K. stamp sets, the Flowers Bloom and the Fleur Di Lis.  I took a prisma colored pencil to do the reflection in the water and took my white gel pen to make some subtle white caps. I am absolutely in love with my new rectangle stitched dies from MFT and I am just going to apologize right now, because they are going to continue to be very prevalent in my cards, that is…. till I get a different set of stitched dies. LOL  I hope you know how much I enjoy your comments when you stop by, I really really do!

Here are my early stage rejects!

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Take care,  Nanc’

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You are Amazingly Amazing!

DSC_0374Hello Friends,  Today’s card is to entice us and get us all excited for Spring!  However,  I think Spring here in Florida is coming more quickly then in the rest of the country and I am thankful for that.  Sorry northern friends and family. I made this card for Two challenges:  The Mod Squad and The Paper Players, where Spring is the theme.  I can’t take complete credit for this card that would go to Vicki Beck a SU demonstrator, however I did alter it a bit from the original layout.  My butterfly ripped almost in half as I was removing it form the die, but I refused to scrap it and was determined to make it work…hence only half of the butterfly is in front.  What do you think?  Does it look stupid? Hubby wasn’t a fan!  I gave this card to my neighbor who is truly AMAZINGLY AMAZING!  She suffers terribly from MS, it was her Birthday yesterday, and her father is dying.  Through it all she still has the best attitude.  I wish I could be more like her as she is truly an inspiration to me.  All of the products used on this card are from SU.

Thanks for stopping in to check on me and have a wonderful day! Nanc’ ModSquadLogo

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A Little Something

 

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ModSquadLogoMy good blogging friend Judy is hosting the challenge over at the Mod Squad so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to play along with her…now could I?  Paper Toling is what she calls this.  Let me explain, what Judy has challenged us to do is to take an image and stamp it at least 3 times, then cut smaller and smaller parts of that image and layer them on top of each other back together with foam tape.  Let me just say that this was harder for me then I thought it was going to be. My final card is my 3rd attempt and I am not over joyed with it either.  Have you ever not known when to quit when it comes to watercoloring or coloring in general?  That is what happened on this card.  I should have stopped when I was ahead. I started with just watercoloring and added a little prisma colored pencil over top.  The image is from Gina K Designs and sorry to say that it’s a retired set.  The sentiment is also Gina K and it’s from the set called Little Something.

Orange, Teal & BrownMy color inspiration came from the Fusion Challenge  photo. I chose to just do the photo this time and not the sketch.  I pulled the orange, brown, and green for my colors along with the flowers on the table for my card.

Have a wonderful week my friends, Nanc’


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UR Beautiful!

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Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.47.35 PMI am hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s the 5th Saturday of the month and that means it’s Wild Card Week.  In another words…I can select just about anything.  I wanted to make it relatively easy, so this week the challenge is to make your Sentiment the Focal point of your card and or project. Love this idea and when we were making our selections about a month ago, I hadn’t seen this type of challenge in blog land all that much, but now it’s everywhere. LOL  Oh well, that’s okay!  You all have had some practice then.

I used a mix of SU (flower) and Verve ( U/beautiful) stamps to make my sentiment pop!  The R was cut out with my new SU die cut letters! I think my Cricut is going to start collecting more dust now, using these dies and my Big Shot is so much faster. The dots were added by hand. The flower die is from MFT. The rest is self explanatory.

I sure hope you come by and join me at Just Us Girlswe have increased our participants lately and we are so happy about that.(I sure hope it continues!) Remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer with us in the future.  Speaking of Guest Designer!  Judy Woodland has been a fantastic GD with us this month.  Her cards have been fabulous plus she is such a sweetheart and visited so many of our contestants blogs and left them some love!  Thanks so much Judy!  We will miss you!  Have a fantastic weekend and see you at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Praying For You…

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Hello friends,  It’s Saturday and it’s time for our new challenge at Just Us Girls!  Sharyn is hosting our Color Week and she has some really great bold colors for us. Turquoise, Red and Gold, and remember you can always add some neutrals too. I was a little pushed for time this week so I had to do something clean and simple.  I just adore this die cut from MFT and not sure if you can tell, but the the red flower is the negative of the gold card stock. I just mounted the red on the inside front of the card and saved the gold flower to use on something else later. The sentiment is from Verve in the So Happy stamp set. I am not sure it’s available anymore as I couldn’t locate it on their site.  The turquoise crochet lace is something I picked up at Michaels and I stumbled upon it after I had already adhered the paper strips to the card and thought…why not add it as well.

 I so appreciate you stopping in today and Remember…..If your chosen as our Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls you will become eligible to possibly be one of our Guest Designers in the month of January!   Good luck and hope to see you over there!  Nanc’

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