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


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Hang in There

Hi, Today I have for you a card for the Sketch over at MFT.  I so enjoyed putting this idea together.  It all started when I thought how can I make the background of a card a little different and more creative than the traditional grass and sky.  I thought why not try a stencil to stand in for the sun. What do you think?  I kinda like it. I am sure you have seen this technique but I will explain it in case you haven’t.  First, you take the stencil you have chosen and tape it down over your paper then take your next stencil-which I have used a circle cut out of a piece of acetate and tape it over that stencil and now you are ready to ink it up. After my background was complete, I used both Copic markers and colored pencils for my medium.  I tried to make the cute koalas’ fur look soft and cuddly.

I am really enjoying card making these days. I especially enjoy coloring, as it has become really therapeutic for me.

Some card Details: MFT-Stamps, Rounded Mod Rectangles, and Stitched Hills, SSS-Stencil, Oxide Inks

Take care of yourself and as the card states…Hang In There!  Nanc’


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Watercoloring

 

Hello, I have a watercolored card for you today that goes with our next topping that I so happen have selected over at Seize the Birthday.  I used this beautiful hydrangea stamp from Gina K Designs.  The sentiment is one of my go-to stamps from Stampin Up.  As you can see I heat embossed with white powder before I got started painting.  Some splatters, sequins, and ribbon and I was done.

I need to thank our Surprise Party Guest Jo for being with us for the past 2 months.  It’s been such a joy having you with us and I look forward to having your wonderful cards in our gallery again soon.

Please come join check out the DT’s cards at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will join us, Nanc’


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Celebrate the Season

 

I have a quick little card for you today that was designed around the color challenge going on over at The Paper Players. I have taken advantage of being home so much, and have a nice jump start on my Christmas Cards.  Woohoo!  This stamped image is not mine but belongs to a sweet friend.  I came across it when I was cleaning up my studio the other day.  I made my own plaid background once again with my SU- Buffalo Check background stamp and a red Copic pen.  In doing this, I realized I don’t care for my green inks. I will have to see about doing something about that soon. It seems I have been doing my fair share of online shopping these days. In fact, I just again bought something as I was typing this post. How about you?  The sentiment is from SU also.

I appreciate your visits and Happy Crafting too, Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’

 

 

 


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Frame It

Hello, We have a fun and so easy Trend for you this week at Just Us Girls.  Ina has asked us to put a frame somewhere on our card.  It is so easy to do and always steps the design up quite a bit.  The design team did a great job along with our guest Mugdha.  I hope you will consider stopping by and joining us.

I am linking my card up over at NBUS– with Darnell as it’s the first time I have used this Sweet Camellia Flower by Gina K.

If you have no time to color, you can always try your hand at Pointillism.  It’s fun and quick and adds a different look.

Card details:  Stamps-Gina K Designs, Copics, A mix of MFT, SU, and Spellbinders frames and circles. The fancy Victorian pieces at the bottom and middle of my card were made with my Fiskars.

I hope you find joy today however you wish to spend it, Nanc’


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Navy and Pink

Hello, I was trying to make a few cards for some upcoming challenges and it wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to write a post instead.  I did some water coloring a few days ago and the next day after some thought and suggestions over on IG, I turned the items into two cards instead of one.  You see, I had made two background panels and I liked them both and was trying to figure out which one to use.

I am linking the above card up over at The Flower Challenge where they have asked us to use Navy and one other color on our project. I as you have seen I chose pink.

Card Details:  Stamps are mostly Altnew with the exception of the “Wishing You Well” greeting is from Stampin Up. I used Catherine Pooler inks and some stencils to make my backgrounds.  Speaking of backgrounds…  I did a double stencil technique and it worked perfectly.  I made both a rectangle and circle stencil with some thick acetate and placed that down over my first decorative stencil. I used some washi tape to hold everything in place.  It was so much fun, I made about ten more backgrounds while I was at it in various colors and shapes.

I so appreciate you stopping in and I hope you have a lovely day, Nanc’.

I hope my mojo returns soon.

 


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Sunshine and Rainbows

Hello, I hope this post finds you well.  Today’s card is for Sunshine and Rainbows over at The Paper Players.  Luckily the rain has stopped here (10 inches later) and the sun is starting to shine off and on once again. I have made a card very similar to this one about a year ago and thought it warranted repeating.

Details: MFT-rainbow, wonky rectangle, and heart, Lawn Fawn-sun and clouds, and SU-sentiment.

I hope you have a very lovely day however you choose to spend it.

Nanc’


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Wish you were here…

I have a very CAS card for you today that was completely inspired by a card I received from a dear friend- Patti from Stationary Styles. This card inspired me so much that I decided to make my own die-cut of Florida on my Silhouette Cameo. This card has prompted tons of possibilities for sentiments and I have made quite a few.  I have even made some Christmas cards too.  These are very popular in the store where I sell my cards.  The sentiment for this card is from Simon Says Stamps.

This card really speaks to me today as it’s my daughter in law’s birthday, and I am missing them so very much. We have never gone this long without seeing one another.

I am linking this up over at Just Add Ink where the challenge is the Letter F- Florida!

Have a wonderful day and stay safe, Nanc’

Here is the card from Patti!

 

 


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Sunshine at JUGS!

Hello, I am going to make this quick today! Over at Just Us Girls, the word we have for you this week is Sunshine.  We haven’t seen much of that here in Flordia these last few days, but that is okay as it keeps the temperatures a little more bearable and more time to craft. That is the only way I can cope with the world’s problems.  I have an inside source to the Hospitals and the number of COVID cases are rising but we aren’t hearing much about that on our local news anymore.  So hubby and I are going to maintain our course and not change a thing.  So even though we have moved to Phase 2, just essential outings for this family for now!

Card Details: I have a huge variety of companies on my card so if you have any questions just ask.

Before I go I would like to welcome Mugdha our June Guest Designer she will be joining us all month long.  The girls and I are really excited to have you with us, Mugdha.  I hope you will enjoy it too!

Take care of one another, Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’