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


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Palm Trees

 

Hello, I was getting short on time and was wondering if I would be able to find the time to join in the Twofer Challenge this month, but thank goodness I had some time today (thanks to the hubster for taking care of my dad today for me). Love him so!  I usually don’t miss this great challenge if I can help it.

Card Number 1-I had the MFT Palm Tree not yet put away on my table in my studio and thought why not use Palm Trees!  I mean I do live in Florida for goodness sake!  I have been wanting to get out my Alcohol Inks out and make some sunset backgrounds so that is what I did.  I actually made 5 panels while I was getting messy.  I decided a black palm tree and beach might do the trick. The birthday sentiment for this card is from Verve. The bird die is from Memory Box.

Card Number 2– I have been a bit chicken to color my sweet little Hula Girl from Polynesian Paradise- also MFT, and today I decided to go for it.  How do I expect to get good at coloring people without actually coloring them? LOL  She isn’t too bad for the first time.  The rest of the stamps and sentiment are all from this MFT set.  I thought the DP kinda looked like tiny surf boards and wasn’t sure it would work, but I kinda like it. I used Copics and Colored Pencil.

Here is a picture of one of the cards by itself.  I am entering it in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week. Using the bottom row of Diecuts-Add a Sentiment-Kraft.

I hope you are staying safe and trying to enjoy life the best you can, Nanc’

 


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Superstar Challenge- I Heard You Were Dragon

Hello, I thought I would give the Superstar Challenge – category CAS Genius a go over at MFT.  The competition is always so amazing that I usually feel intimidated, but I thought what the heck, why not give it another try!  I first took a white sheet of cardstock and a piece of acetate, and some black ink and made some black stripes on my cardstock.  I had intended on taking a Copic Marker and coloring in the white stripes with BG13 however, I did one spot at the top of the stencil and didn’t like it so I left it alone.  I did end up using a piece of it in the design though. Trying to do something different, so I thought why not black and white striped clouds? Why not! I took my black and white paper and my MFT Stitched Cloud die cuts and made my 3 layers of clouds.  I then colored my cute little Dragon using both Copic markers and Prisma Colored Pencils too.  I  doubled him up for stability and perched him on a Stitched tag from MFT. The sentiment is from the same stamp set-Magical Dragons.  Some black twine and enamel dots and I was finished.

If you haven’t joined in over at MFT you still have time!  Be Brave like me!   The prizes are incredible!

Here are a couple of pictures that I took so you can see the process.

I take two pieces of acetate and taped them down using the guide from my Tim Holtz glass media mat to make my stripes.  I love that device! Not sure how I lived without it!

You can see the piece I had leftover that I decided to use on my tag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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With Sympathy @ Color Hues

Hello,  Today’s card is for the next color challenge at Color Hues. Our colors are Navy and Turquoise this time around.  I needed to work on my stock of Sympathy cards and I often times I need more of a masculine card and thought this might be okay.  Is it okay to put fish on Sympathy cards?  I am thinking now that it is somewhat strange.   This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin Up.  I used kraft as one of my neutrals, and that is perfectly fine over at Color Hues as neutrals are always welcome.

We had such a phenomenal array of cards and turn out for our first challenge I am equally excited to see what the gallery has in store this time around!  I am feeling very blessed with the outpouring of support.

Hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and check out the Design Team’s cards they are fabulous once again.

Take care, Nanc’


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a mix of two stamp sets from MFT on my card. I have been playing a lot with MFT as of late, but haven’t shared many of the cards that I have made with you yet!  These were my latest purchases with the last vault release -Seaside Seagulls and the Polynesian Paradise sets.  I have been obsessed with making cloud-shaped backgrounds using masking stencils and Acetate too. Since I am playing along with the Color Challenge at MFT I had to use be creative and use Coral for my sky. I shied away from coloring the seagull grey, as that is not one of the colors this week, so he is al-natural to go along with the colors in the challenge. The sky was done with Oxide Ink- Abandoned Coral. I used the MFT cloud stencil as well.  Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium of choice.

Of course, I have to join in the fun with my buddy Darnell over at Never Before Used Schtuff! 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.  Stay safe out there in this crazy world! Hugs! Nanc’

 


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Cut into Thirds

Hello, I am your hostess this week at Just Us Girls and the Trend I have chosen is to cut your card and or project into thirds. This card would work well as a wedding card in my opinion. The stamp set I used is an old one from Stampin Up that doesn’t get much use.

I sure hope you will join the girls and our guest Lindsey this week at JUGS!  They all did a great job with this challenge! Nanc’


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Life is Better…

I just recently fell head over heels in love with Honey Bee Stamps.  I know you are probably thinking where have you been Nancy!  Better late than never as the saying goes.  I have been making some really fun summer cards with their Flippin Fabulous set and I can still do that since it is hotter than the dickens here in Florida still.   I am not quite ready to break out the fall cards as of yet, so I embraced fall colors with a beachy card instead.  I have the matching die for the Flip Flops but I thought it might be fun to stamp them right on the background for a fun ombre effect. And I must say, I am pretty happy with it.  All except my brown starfish that is.  My piece of cardstock in the background is brown too.  It almost looks black in the photo.

I am playing with the great Fall colors over at The Color Throwdown. I inked my background using Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Fired Brick Oxide Inks.  I colored the straps of the flip flops with Copics and then I  used a colored pencil to cast a shadow.  I covered the straps of the flip flops with Crystal Effects.  The yellow ferns are from Stampin Up. The rest of the shells and sentiments are from the same Honey Bee set.  I added a little sand texture with a SU stamp.

I am going to Ink this card up over at  Darnell’s NBUS too.

I sure appreciate you stopping by and all of your encouraging comments!  Nanc’

Here is one more shot!

 


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Die Cuts at STB

Hello, Hope this post finds you doing well.  Today starts the next challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is to use Diecuts only on your card and or project, although the sentiment may be stamped. I am still working on using up some of my Designer Paper and I thought this layout would do the trick.  I have made a card like this many years ago in case it looks vaguely familiar.  I find if I am in a pinch I CASE myself to keep things moving. I made another card using a different background color.  The heart dies are MFT and the sentiment is Verve.

I hope you will come on over to STB and check out what the team and our brand new Surprise Party Guest did for this challenge.  I know you will know who she is …it’s the talented and oh so busy Angie Cimbalo.  See you at STB!  Nanc’

 

 


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Dad you are Awesome

Hello, My Dad is Awesome! In fact, he is about to turn 90 at the end of this month.  I asked him if we could throw him a birthday party, and he unfortunately said no. I am going to have to do something special for the man that has done so much for me all these years.  Love him so!

Today’s card is for the masculine card challenge over at The Paper Players.  I have been CASEing myself lately when I need some help and HERE is the card I originally made.

Card details:  Sizzix-alphabet dies, SU-background paper, SU-anchor stamp, awesome die-cut-Verve, You are sentiment-SSS, wonky rectangle die-MFT

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a truly wonderful day! Nanc’

 


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Let’s get together…

Hello,  I finally broke down and purchased this darling coffee set from The Greetery and I am so glad I did.  I have been keeping my eye on a fun challenge called the Global Design Project and this week they asked us to CASE a card.  I decided that I would try to make a repetitive background with my coffee cups like they did with their world die. After I was done making my background paper I decided it needed a bit of something more and I added the little brown hearts from Verve. The sentiment is a mix and match of two other stamp sets from Verve as well. I added the leaves and the bow to mimic the feather and string on the designer’s card. I cut the spoon out of gold paper and the bow die is Paper Smooches.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’

 


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It’s Pandamonium…

 

Hello, Today I am here with a cute little CAS panda card and it is perfect with the way I feel some days.  Over at Just Us Girls Sue has chosen the word leaves for this challenge.  I was going to make a fall card but since it’s 90+ degrees here with a feels like of 110…I just wasn’t feeling it. LOL  I absolutely can not wait for cooler temperatures!

I have used these guys once before and loved how nice they stamped.  I added a little bit of colored pencil to make them look a bit more fluffy and not so stark white.

The leaves are from Stampin Up and the pandas are from Woodware Craft collection.

We have a new Designer with us this month.  It’s my good friend Lindsey!  Welcome Linsey!  Her card is fabulous! you must go and check it out!

Hope to see you over at JUGS and take care, Nanc’