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Inspiration Photo @ JUGS!

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-7-44-36-pmHello Friends, I am hosting our next challenge at Just Us Girls and it just so happens to be photo week.  I have picked a beautiful pic to remind us that Spring will soon be here.  However, here in Florida it feels like Spring a great deal of the time as it has been a very mild winter so far.  Just the way I like it!  The team and our guest Shawna Standish have done a great job as always!  I sure hope you will consider joining us.  You might even be chosen as our next guest designer!

Here are a few details….The daisy die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, the ladybug is a stamp that I have had for years and never once used, the stitched oval die is from SU and the sentiment is from MFT. The rest is this and that!  I am off to a friend’s house today for some card-making and girl-friend time!

Have a great day!  Nanc’

 


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MFT Sketch Challenge #316

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mft_wsc_316Hello Friends,  I am popping in with a quick post for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.  I have been eyeing this sketch for about a week, and tonight after work I finally had a chance to put something together.  I literally am in love with my new Adorable Elephant stamps and matching dies from MFT along with my Stitched Hearts.  You are going to be seeing a lot of these so I will apologize in advance!  Infact, all the dies here are from MFT and the you sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for checkin’ in on me and have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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Merry Monday

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231Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing the challenge over at Merry Monday, where my friend Colleen is hosting, and I nearly missed the deadline. I bought this adorable reindeer stamp at Michaels and when I saw that her challenge was to incorporate a reindeer on your Christmas card, I knew I would finally get a chance to use him. Plus it’s never to early to start on those Christmas cards…now is it?  I actually colored him first with colored pencils and then decided to run him through the SU snowflake embossing folder and it worked out perfectly. I managed to avoid embossing the cute reindeer as on the top of the EF the snowflakes are more sporadic.  Then I decided to frame him in with my new Scalloped stitched die from MFT and added a double snowbank as well.  The sentiment is from SU and the snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. I used glossy accents and glitter on my snowflakes as well.

I hope you enjoy your day, however you wish to spend it. Nanc’


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Navy, Pink and Gray

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-7-40-59-pmHello Friends, Over at Just Us Girls we have a Color Challenge starting.  The colors are Pink, Gray and Blue.  I know you are probably thinking…not those stitched flower dies from MFT again…LOL  What can I say, they are a tad addictive!  I promise to break out some of my other goodies from MFT again very soon!  The thanks die is from Savvy and the scalloped rectangles are also MFT.

Come on over to JUGS sometime this week and join us…we would love to have you!  Who knows, you may even be picked as our Chic of the Week! Take care, Nanc’


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Dashes and or Doodling

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  It’t been a fast week for me!  It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday!  What we have going on over there is to add Dashes and or Doodling to your card and or project.  I think our players are going to enjoy this topping…I know I sure did.  I took the same Altenew stamp set (Botanical Garden) that I still had sitting out in my studio and went to work.  I think the added dash lines around the flowers and leaves really made it look totally different!  I don’t think my coloring turned out as well this time as last time though.  I tend to struggle with blending the color red.  Now, you may ask …why I decided to use the color Kraft for my leaves.  I got mixed up and started this card for a different challenge and then remembered I was making it for STB….please tell me you have done this at least once?  I tend to do it often. LOL  So many challenges…so little time! I had some pencil marks I couldn’t get off of the white card stock so I decided to add the dots to hide some of them and carried it down to the sentiment too.  I think it turned out rather fun!  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Please come over to STB and see what my team and our Surprise Party guest Rahmat have done and while your there I hope you get inspired to join us!! Nanc’


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MFT Color Challenge 61

 

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mft_colorchallenge_paintbook_61Hello Friends,  I am having such a great time playing with my new Stitched Flowers from MFT.  I know I made a great choice in this purchase!  Do you ever buy something (and really thought you had to have it) and use it once or twice and then you’re kinda like…over it? LOL  It seems to happen to me more than I care to admit!  I think I will have to purge my supplies very soon! ( maybe a blog giveaway)  Anyhoo, as soon as I saw the fabulous colors over at My Favorite Things this week, I knew I wanted to play along!   My papers and enamel dots are from SU and everything else is MFT, except for the tiny hearts.

Thanks so much for all your visits as of late…they mean the world to me! HUGS! Nanc’


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All Over Stamping

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-12-52-38-pmHello Friends,  We have a great challenge for you over at Just Us Girls!  Bobby has asked us to use all over Stamping on our card and or project! One of the things I am hoping to do more of in 2017 is coloring.  I do enjoy it immensely! So when I saw this upcoming challenge, I knew for sure that I was going to get out my Altenew Stamps (Botanical Garden) and my Prisma colored pencils and get to work. I am thrilled with how this came together, I love coloring on kraft card stock! I tried to get the best photo possible.  The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn and cut from gold paper.  I didn’t want to take away from the background to much.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the team and our guest Shawna has done!  Thanks so much for your visits…they make me smile! Nanc’


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A New Beginning

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-12-49-53-pmHello Friends,  We are ready to get things rolling over at Just Us Girls and Ina has selected the perfect word for us this week.  The word is NEW!  You may interpret that however you wish!  I have a good friend that has started a new job so I made my card with her in mind.  I have made a few New Year’s resolutions, like most of the world, but two of my craft related ones are…. to make more Clean and Simple cards and to work on my coloring skills.  This card is CAS and was colored with my Prisma Colored pencils, so I am off to a pretty good start.  I did have to make my sentiment on my computer though. I just love my new Stitched Mini Scalloped rectangles that I got on my trip to MFT, I know already they will be used a bunch! The stamp was something that was given to me and was made by the Rubber stampede.  Isn’t it lovely?

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see how my team and our New Guest Shawna Standish has interpreted the word NEW!

ModSquadLogoI am also linking my card up over at the Mod Squad where my friend Judy is hosting and has asked for Anything but Christmas.

 

Take care, Nanc’


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Seize the Birthday and a trip to MFT!

Hello Friends,  I trust you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready like me to get back to creating again!  Not that I didn’t make any cards over the Holidays, as I did, but now it’t time to gat back to my Challenge blogs and somewhat of a routine again.  We all do better with routines don’t you think?  I think you spend less money that way. Speaking of Spending Money!  Guess who finally made it to My Favorite Things Store yesterday!  Yes me!  I know you’re a bit jealous and you should be!  WOW!  All that wonderful MFT right at your fingertips! It was so much fun and a bit overwhelming.  It would have been easier to say…let me have one of each please! LOL My hubby was a trooper, he was taking pics with his phone of all the cards he liked, and then helped me narrow down my selections.  His choices made sense! The store is about 2 hours and 20 minutes from our home, but Hubby and I were already in Mount Dora for a few days of fun and R and R, and when I mentioned it was only 11 miles down the road, he said we were to close not to stop. I am a lucky gal!

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It’s a beautiful store!

STB Anything GoesOkay, enough of me bragging….right? It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Seize the Birthday and it just so happens to be time for NO Topping!  So that leaves it wide open for you to get those creative juices flowing again.  Just remember it has to be a Birthday card.  We are also welcoming a new Surprise Party Guest for the next tow months.  It happens to be Rahmat.  She has been such a constant supporter of STB and it was past time for me to invite her to be our Surprise Guest.  Welcome Rahmat…we are so glad to have you joining us!  Here is my card.

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I was a bit rushed yesterday when we got home to get everything done and ready to return to work tomorrow so this photo doesn’t quite do this card justice.  It’s much sparklier and pretty in person.  It just so happens to be made with mostly MFT supplies, but not the ones I got yesterday. The stamp and die set is called Bold Blooms. I have been a Very, Very bad girl this month when it comes to spending! What can I say!  It’s all the discounts they have been offering! LOL The only 2 things that are not MFT is the stitched circle, that is from Stampin Up, and the sentiment I have had forever.

Sorry this post is so long, but I had a lot to say!  It’s been bottled up to long. LOL  Please, come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us!  My teammates and Guest have some awesome cards to kick off the NEW YEAR!  Happy creating! Nanc’