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Sprays @ CAS Stencil

Hello,  The card I have for you today is for the CAS Stencil Challenge. What they wanted us to do is use Sprays on our project. I got out my Dylusions-Funky Fuchsia spray and my SU line stencil and got messy.  So I don’t make a huge mess, I do mine inside a large piece of construction paper and an opened MFT box as a backdrop….which helps contain it and to keep it from getting everywhere on my work surface.

Here are my card details:  Copics and a bit of colored pencil, Gina K-vases, Stupendous-floral stamp and sentiment, SU-oval die, and MFT rectangles both scalloped and stitched.

Below is a picture of my spray and the piece before I colored it with my Copics. I am in love with BG10. I had to fussy cut my florals.

I pray it’s not too many layers for CAS…fingers crossed!!!

Thanks for stopping in….always appreciated.  Nanc’ .


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Still Practicing…

Before I get to the details of my card, I am still in the “Forever” beginning stage of how to color with Copics.  This by no means came out well, however, I did think of a way to take a mediocre card and make it better by using my scallop rectangles.  I am hoping it gave enough added interest to take your eyes off the terrible blending. Did I succeed? LOL. I am still figuring out color families. I decided to leave in sentiment free for now.

This card is for The Flower Challenge where they asked us to use your favorite flower.  Which was nearly impossible for anyone who loves flowers.  I had troubles deciding, so I went with a Favorite “NEW” flower stamp by MFT.  The background was also colored with Copics.

Card Details: Copics, MFT Scalloped dies and Flower stamp, Perfect Pearls, and some fun foam for dimension.

 


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Happy Bird-day

We have a great color combo for you this week at Just Us Girls. Red, Grey and Hot Pink. I have really been enjoying these cute little birds from MFT lately and decided to case a card I saw over at Pinterest that you can find HERE!

Card Details: Stencil, bird, and sentiment are MFT; Leaves, circle, and rectangle dies are SU; Oxide inks, colored pencil, and Sequins.

Hope you will consider coming by JUGS and joining us! Nanc’


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Butterflies is the Topping…

Hello friends,  I am still alive after day three of school. I can’t say it’s been a breeze, but I am still breathing and we haven’t lost any kiddos yet. JK. Today’s card is for the next topping at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Butterflies and it was chosen by Barbara this time around. My card has lots of layers but went together very quickly.

Card Details: DP is Bo Bunny, the butterfly is Saavy Dies, the Button and banner are MFT, the EF is SU.

That is all I have, as my bedtime has been exceptionally early this week!

Hope you will come by STB and join us!  My team and guest Su did an amazing job! Nanc’


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Circles and PRIZES!

 

Hi, Just Us Girls is hitting a huge milestone today! This is our 500th Challenge!  Can you belive it!  I feel very lucky to be a part of such a long and successful challenge site, filled with fellow designers that I refer to as my friends. I can’t wait to see how we celebrate our 1,000th challenge!  I have a fun card for you today that is for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls.  All you have to do is use circles on your card and or project.  I had a little fun with this topic and got out my Verve flowers and went to work. The die cut is from MFT, and I used Oxide inks for my pops of color.

Come check out all the creative ways my teammates and guest Tristan handled this Challenge this week.  THERE ARE PRIZES too… 3 in fact!

Please help us in celebrating and join us!  I am off to celebrate something too…my birthday!

Hugs,

Nanc’


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DAD

 

Hi friends, Over at Creative with Stamps, it’s Masculine this month. So I got out my trusty fish set from SU and went to work.  The bold letter dies are from Sizzix, the paper is from SU, and the wave die is MFT.  I really like how the fish came out. That’s all from me today!  I head back to work tomorrow! Boohoooo! Hope I can continue all the card making that I managed to get done this summer. We shall see!

Nanc’


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Word Week-Sunshine!

Hello, I have two cards today for Word Week at Just Us Girls. The entire design was not my idea but something I saw over on Pinterest. (Karolyn Loncon was the original designer.)  I just fell in love with it right away.

Card Details: The sentiments are a mix of Verve dies, and two stamp sets that were given to me with no name.  You might not be able to tell but the clouds were made out of vellum and hand-cut. The Wonky rectangles are MFT, and the sun is Lawn Fawn. I also have faint score lines for sun rays. I used Oxide inks to give color to the sentiments and sun.

Before I go I would like to welcome our new Guest for this month, her name is Tristan Dawes!  We are so happy to have you Tristan and we hope you will enjoy creating with us!

Thanks for stopping in, Nanc


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Relaxation

 

Hello,  There is nothing more relaxing to me than a walk on the beach at sunset. The theme this week at Time Out Challenges is Relax, and that is where this card began. First, I made my background using some Oxide Inks while taping off the horizon and using a circle cut out of a post-it note for my sun.  Then I stamped my SU leaves in jet black ink. (love those leaves) I wasn’t happy with the bottom part of my base so that is where the black piece of cardstock came to be, plus it looked better to ground the sentiment against something dark. The sentiment and tags are MFT.  The flying seagulls are from Memory Box.

Thanks for your visits, I sure do appreciate them.  Nanc’

 


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Flowers and Fun with Family and Friends!

Hello,  Flowers is the topping we have starting today over at Seize the Birthday! The card I have for you above was one I had made a while ago and never got around to posting.

Card Details: Oxide Inks and stenciling, MFT- flowers and wonky rectangles, Vase is Gina K on puffy paper, Circle- SU, the fancy tag is probably Spellbinders, the sentiment is computer generated. Lots of pop dots for dimension.

Before I go I would like to quickly share where I have been the last week or so. Hubby and I took a trip to Chicago and we spent three days exploring the fabulous city.  Then Fellow STB-DT member and my Birthday sister Barb and her husband Tom picked us up at the train station. We then got to spend a few more days in Kenosha, Wisconsin at their lovely home. We had a great time and they were such gracious hosts.  We also took a drive up to Gina K’s store and lucky for us she was there.  It was nice to meet the person that helped start this crazy and wonderful hobby of mine.  If it wasn’t for Gina K and other stamping companies, I would never have met so many wonderful card makers, and for that, I will always be grateful.  Some photos from our trip:

View from our Hotel room.

Our room is at the top of that narrow peak.  If you are ever looking for a nice hotel in downtown Chicago…I recommend The River Hotel.

Fountain Park

Having lunch on the River.

Moonet! I love it!

Lunch with Dave’s cousins. Lynne on the far left works in downtown Chicago. Gary and Jean came up from Michigan.

Love the reflection of the city on the bean in Millennium Park.

Lunch with my cousin Peggy who works in downtown Chicago.

We loved hanging out down by the river. We walked 30 miles in less than three days.

Me in front of Calder sculpture in the middle of downtown.

Gina’s store is about 45 minutes from Barb’s house in Greendale Wisconsin.

Gina K, Barb, and the Jolly Green Giant.

Birthday sisters- Having lunch by the river in downtown Milwaukee.

Me, Dave, Barbara, and Tom. We decided we are all siblings from another mother. The guys are alike and we already knew we were so much alike.

Barbara and I in her Craft room the day we left!

Thanks for sticking with me on this post! Now it’s back to reality! I go back to work on Monday…boohooo!

Take care, Nanc

 

 


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Congratulations… on your Retirement

Hello, as you can see I found another nautically inspired challenge site to play along with this week. This card is for Time Out Challenges. I found the perfect DP-by Kaiser Craft to use along with my SU-Nautical stamp set to complete it.  This was so quick, but I like the way it came together.  The card is going to a person that in fact sails, so hopefully he will love it and get a kick out of my sailor’s knot.

Thanks for your visits…they are so appreciated.

Nanc’