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Feathers @ Creative with Stamps!

I found a “new to me” Challenge site today called Creative with Stamps and their challenge this time around is feathers. The feather set I used above is from Papertrey Ink. It was a fun and easy card to put together.  I always enjoy the results from the embossed resist technique! The fun edge die is Papertrey too. I used Oxide inks for my background and I believe the sentiment is from Verve.

Hope you are having a creative day, Nanc’

 

 


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More Leaves-Rustic Fall!

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TCC101 1031Yes, More Leaves! I warned you that I was gaga over this set! Today’s card was inspired by The Card Concept. I really fell in love with the photo they have this time around.  I was first inspired by the variations of orange on the pumpkins and then pulled the gold paper to replica the brown leaves in the bed of the truck. The white background below my leaves was left intentionally due to the white chickens in the photo.  I think I would define this card as Clean and Layered.  In hind sight, I should have incorporated the navy of the truck too.

I used my Oxide inks and some water to make my background. The sentiment and leave-dies are from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’

 

 


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Bleach Technique!

Hi Everyone!  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a Trend that is really fun and rather simple! It’s the bleaching technique.  I probably could have used a bit more bleach than I did but decided to play it safe before I ended up not liking it in the end. This leaf is one of those stamps that you have no idea where it came from but you love it just the same. I also made this card quite a while ago before I went on my new SU-Leaf rampage! LOL I am still not ready to put fall behind me yet!  That is just a funny statement, as I sit here in Florida in 85 degree temps. LOL The sentiment is heat embossed and from Verve! Come check out the amazing cards from my team and guest-Claire and join us! Nanc’

 


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CAS @ Seize the Birthday!

We have an easy topping for you this time around at Seize the Birthday! All you have to do is keep it Clean and Simple! If you need some inspiration to get your mojo flowing come on over and check out what my amazing team came up with!  Also remember, our toppings are optional and you can always just make any type of Birthday card!

Here are some card details: EF is from Cuttlebug, the Flower is from Stampendous, the scalloped die and tag die are MFT, and the sentiment and oval die are from SU.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day!

I needed to make a birthday card and decided to join in with this fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches .  Then I stopped by over at Addicted to Stamps and More where I was happy to see it was time for their Anything Goes Challenge! Since my SU leaves seem to have a permanent place on my desk, I decided to make one more card with them.  Well, maybe this will be the last one, but I think that is very unlikely. LOL  This time I decide to also use the SU leaf stamp that goes with this die for my background as well. I sponged some Oxide inks on some wet water colored paper using a tissue, I love the texture that the watercolor paper and the tissue make together.  Then I used my glossy accents and some glitter to give my leaves some added sparkle, since it is a Birthday card, and who doesn’t like sparkle. I heat embossed my Verve sentiment too. This card was a lot of fun to put together!

Below is a close up of my sparkly leaves.

Thanks for having a look, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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1st Anniversary!

I can’t even believe that tomorrow is my son and daughter in law’s first Anniversary. Where has this year gone!  It sincerely feels like just months ago that we had that magical day!  I knew as soon as I saw the word was Music for our challenge this week at Just Us Girls, I would be able to incorporate that into a card for them. I thought it would be fun to also include a bee somewhere on each anniversary card from here forward, since that and the musical theme was such a key element at the wedding.  For those of you that don’t know the background, I embossed musical notes on the party favors at the wedding as Sandra and Ty met in Marching Band in High-school.  The Bee comes in to play as the mascot of Savannah College of Art and Design (where they both got their masters) is the SCAD bees, and that is the city where they got engaged.  At the wedding the men wore gold bees on their lapel and the girls wore bee necklaces.  Not to mention, the grooms cake was a bee hive.

The sentiment and the musical background is from Stampin up, the bee is from Heartfelt Creations, those fun gold hearts are from Poppy, and the #1 is a Sizzix die.

I hope you will also come by JUGS and join us, and while you are there, help us welcome our new Guest this month- Claire Garland.  We are happy to have you with us Claire! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Thankful!

I have a quick post for you today! I hope you aren’t tiring of these SU leaves as of yet, as I am just getting started….LOL.  This card was inspired by three different challenges.  The first was Fusion Card Challenge where they have a Fabulous fall photo, secondly…. Inkspirational Challenges where the requirement is vellum, and the last but not least…. is Time Out Challenges, where they have a phrase about being grateful. It was so easy to get inspired with that gorgeous front porch scattered with leaves.  I also thought the Vellum tied in really well with the illuminated candles.  I blended oxide inks on my white leaves to begin with and then sprinkled them with water, Then I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. I added some orange gems and some Nuvo drops to finish it off.  

I am so thankful for your visits! HUGS!  Nanc’


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Color Throwdown/ Sympathy

Hope you are having a great day!  As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am in love with my new SU leave dies and today I have another card for you and probably tomorrow as well.  This color combination over at the Color Throwdown grabbed my interest, so I thought why not give it a try. My orange isn’t as dark as their’s….and I hope it’s okay!  Do you think the blue looks unusual peeking out behind the negative of my leaves? I kinda like it. I also thought it would be perfect for a male sympathy card, which is why I made this to begin with. A former colleague of mine, and now a current colleague of my hubbies, just lost his daughter suddenly at age 32. So very, very sad and I hope my card can somehow lift his spirits for a minute or two.  Not sure you can tell in my photo, but I still have some gold sparkly paper left over from my son’s wedding and that is what I used to cut my leaves out with. The sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed in gold as well. The background was sponged with Oxide Inks and I added some Nuvo drops to tie it all together.

I will be back tomorrow with another card! Nanc’


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Sip Sip Hooray!

Hello!  Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a great photo for us. As soon as I saw those wine glasses on the table I knew I was going to break out one of my new MFT sets ( Margarita Shaker Die and Spirited Sentiments) and make a shaker card.  The only thing that completely backfired is, I decided to finally open up my Gelatos that I have had for ages and see how they worked.  Little did I know, or use my brain, that they smear when you rub your finger over them.  So now my background paper that was once white is now pink. If you know my style you probably know that I don’t do shaker cards very often, but it was fun.  If you look closely my margarita glass has sugar on the top (fine glitter)…I prefer sugar over salt! What about you?

Please come over and check out what the ladies did, and before I go I would like to say thanks to my pal Linda for being such a fabulous guest this month! Nanc’


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Foliage…

Hello,  Hope you are having a good day. Today our new challenge starts at Seize the Birthday and our Topping is Foliage.  I saw this great card by Jan Taylor, and I knew I wanted to CASE it.  When this topping came up, I knew it was the perfect time.  I can’t find the original post to link it up for you, so I have a picture of it below. The leaf die is from MFT and the underlayment is a panel inked up with Oxide Inks. The fun dotted label is from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you are crafting sometime soon, I hope you will link up a card for Seize the Birthday!  Nanc’

Here is Joy’s fabulous card!