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


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Word Die Cuts

Hello, We have a very easy challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls.  It’s Wild Card Week and Angie has chosen Word Dies.  I don’t know any card makers that don’t have a word die or two lying around.  The hardest part for me is deciding which one to use.  This one is from MFT.

This card is a total CASE of a card you can find HERE! I fell in love with it and had to make one for myself. Mine doesn’t look half as good as hers. I overworked my color on the flowers.  I made this card quite a while ago and I think I might try again and see if my water coloring skills have improved. I first heat embossed my flowers in gold.

The cards by the design team are fabulous this week! Come and check them out. We also have to say farewell to Karen this will be her last post with us.  Karen, It has been a pleasure having you onboard and we look forward to having you back in our gallery again soon.

Happy stamping, Nanc’


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Wishing You Well…

Hello, I am the hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it happens to be Photo Week. I thought this picture was just lovely and hope you and the girls over at JUGS did too! 

Card Details:  I used a mix of three mediums to color my image.  Watercolors, Watercolored pencils, and Zigs. I heat embossed the image with white Embossing powder first. This stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The flowers and background paper are burnt orange and not red as they may appear in the photo. 

Come play along with us this week! Nanc’


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Texture @ STB!

Hello, we have a great topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday. We want you to add texture to your card and or project. This card was fun to put together! 

Here is a pic of the piece before I covered it up with the vellum and fishes. I used the fun Vicki Boutin Texture paste to get my texture but first I used Oxide inks with a water splash stencil. I used my MFT water die-cut for the vellum pieces. Look closely or you may have missed that. 

I used Copics for my medium. 

I hope you will come check out what the team has done over at Seize the Birthday! The cards are all so fabulous!

Take care, Nanc’


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Color Week at JUGS!

 

Well, here it is Saturday once again! We have the next trio of colors starting at Just Us Girls.  However, I did not go the traditional Halloween way for my card…I had to be one of the defiant ones. LOL 

Card Details:  The flowers and leaves are from SU, the stencil is from Altenew, and the sentiment is from Hear Arts. The scalloped rectangle is from MFT.

I hope you will come check out the cards from the Design Team and our guest Karen and play along! Nanc’ 


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Life is Better

Hello, Why as we get older why is change so hard. WordPress has decided to update my blog and I am not overly excited about it so if this looks a bit weird you will know why. I have been doing my blog posts the same since 2008. Okay, enough of the whining, it’s time to talk about the next Hues of Color we have starting today over at Color Hues. We have Blue and Orange for you to be inspired with. I have two cards to share with you today.  I know I should be embracing cooler temps and not making Beachy cards but this Florida girl doesn’t really know what fall is. So there you go!  I just love that I was able to cut the crabs out perfectly on the flip flop bows.  That Designer Paper is from my local Scrapbooking store.  So fun! 

Below is the first card I made for this challenge but when I saw the DT’s cards I knew this boring card wasn’t gonna stand a chance against theirs.  However, here it is to show you anyway.

Card Details: 1st card- Honey Bee Stamps and Dies Flippin Fabulous.  The XOXO is MFT. 

2nd card- Flowers, Hugs die, and scalloped edge are all MFT.  Nuvo Drops for centers of flowers. 

Head on over to Color Hues and see what the team and our guest did this time! Trust me the cards are all fabulous!! 

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Fall Colors…

Hello, Today I had the opportunity to play along with the fabulous color combo going on at The Paper Players.  I have mixed two of my favorite Stampin Up sets to make this card. The relatively new Sunflower set is really fabulous and the older die set called Seasonal Layers I just adore.  I absolutely love these leaves!  You should have seen me frantically looking for them one day about 2 months ago when I thought I lost them.  I tore my room apart.  Then I stopped, thought logically, and started looking in other sets, and there they were!  I was so relieved! The sentiment is from Verve. I used Copics and Colored Pencil as my medium.

Yesterday I spent the entire day reorganizing my studio and I love the way it looks now!  I need to update the photos so you can see it.  I really want to paint the cabinets white someday but that will have to wait till I have more time to convince hubby that it’s necessary.  I also would like to take out the sink. When we bought this house 28 years ago it had two kitchens.  Now it’s covered with a piece of board to hold my Big Shot but you can still see the faucet. It came in handy when I ran my own daycare and I did arts and crafts with the kids.

I hope this day finds you well!  Take care, Nanc’


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Ombre

Hello, It’s time again for the next Just Us Girls challenge. Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Ombre for us for our Trend.  I love this paper that I have from Stampin Up.  It’s white and has various patterns already on it and all you have to do is ink it up for an emboss resist!  I am hoarding every piece as I love it so much.   The rest of the supplies are from MFT.  I left this card Sentimentless as I don’t know who I will be sending it too. 

I hope you will drop by Just Us Girls and play along! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Scraps at Seize the Birthday!

Hello, Over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting, and what we want you to do is use scraps on your birthday card. The paper I have used on my card today is from Stampin Up and it’s one of my all-time favorite packs. I have saved every single piece in its original packaging.  I am always in the need of some masculine birthday cards and that is what I have for you today. The boat is from Verve and paper pieced. The clouds are from MFT. The sentiment is from SU. I made the waves with my old Creative Memories cutter. You can’t really tell but I have three layers of navy. 

Please come by STB and join us the girls have some amazing cards along with our guest Angie! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Love-Color Hues

Hi,  It’s October 1st can you believe it?  I know we all are ready for 2020 to be behind us and despite how hard and yet mundane this year has been at times it’s still has gone by very quickly, in my opinion.  Today, I have for you the next duo of colors for the Color Hues Challenge.   As you can see by the graphic to the left the colors are gold and cream.

Card details: The Love die is from Simon Says Stamps and the Ribbon Heart die is from Poppy Stamps.  I added a few small hearts from a punch if you look carefully.

We not only have fabulous cards over on the blog by the design team we have our first guest designing alongside us. She was the winner for our first challenge-Come on over and see who it is!

Hope to see you at Color Hues and take care, Nanc’


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Happy Birth-DAY!

 

Hello, I haven’t had much time recently to play along with any challenges in blog-land but today I finally have something to share.  I wanted to get out one of my favorite block stamps and do a little pencil coloring.  This is one of those stamps that doesn’t take much effort to color with great results.  I am going to link this card up over at Inkspirational where the word is Day.

The sentiment and tag die are Verve, the button die is MFT.

I hope this post finds you well and you have found a way to be happy today!  The weather is finally cooler…YEAH, so hubby and I went for a long walk.  The fresh air can really help heal the soul. Then we stopped for coffee and that helped too!

Before I go, this man turns 90 today.  I love him so and I think he loves me too…hopefully as much as he loves his dog.  It is questionable though. He gets tears in his eyes when he talks about her.  Thanks to Covid and his stubbornness there will be no celebration.  I finally talked him into cake tonight but that only worked because I told him ASH (the dog) could get another walk. Then he is like okay she would love that. LOL

Happy Birthday DAD!