Scrapper@heart

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


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Love is in the mail…

 

Hello, Don’t know about how you are feeling this morning but the world has me a bit perplexed. I sometimes think that this is a horrible dream and I will wake up soon.  I don’t know how I am supposed to feel.  I don’t want to stop living my life and going places because businesses are counting on me.  People’s lives are in our hands so to speak.  However, If I feel scared or worried to go out am I overreacting?  If I don’t seem concerned enough, am I naive or worse….stupid.  Should I stop watching the news or going on FB to ease my worry and then be so far out of the loop that I have no idea what is going on?  I just don’t know what to do?  I feel a bit strange even posting a card and acting like it’s just another Saturday, but here I am.  I would love to know how you are feeling and if I am alone?

This card is for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls.  We are to use black backgrounds on our cards.

Card Details: Sentiment is from MFT, the daisies are Elizabeth Craft Designs and the hilltop die is Lawn Fawn.  This card is nearly identical of one I posted a few days ago for STB.  I just love the layout so much I had to try again. You can find my other card by scrolling.

Take care and go wash those hands,  Nanc’


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A Touch of Green

I hope your day is off to a great start!  I personally have just a couple more days and it will be Spring Break!  (Insert dance party right here! )LOL. Now seriously, I am super excited for a break! It is much needed more for personal being than work. Okay, let’s talk about my card.  As much as I love how this card came to be it was inspired by this card HERE and not a design of my own.  Before I get to the card details, I would like to welcome a new Suprise Party Guest we have starting with us over at Seize the Birthday.  Her name is Stef Perry and she is someone you will definitely recognize when you pop on over to her blog and have a look. She is super talented and will be with us for both March and April.  Welcome Stef!!  So happy you are designing with us!

I am also going to link this card up over at The Flower Challenge where it’s Anything Goes and Simon Says Monday Challenge where it’s A bit O’ Green.

Card Details: I did the background with Oxide Inks, the daisies are Elizabeth Craft Designs, the fun stitched hills are Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is from two different sets by Simon Says Stamps.

I sure hope you will come by STB and check out all the cards from the design team, and while you are there decide to join in the fun!   Happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Get Well!

 

It’s word week at Just Us Girls and I have a very simple card for you this week.  I thought it was time to try and make a card with my bits and box leftovers and this is what I came up with.  How many bits boxes do you have?  And are they categorized in any way?  I have quite a few! I do have mine somewhat organized, and I one rather large bowl that sits on my desk, and when it gets to be overflowing that is when I stop and put each piece where they belong.

Enough about that! Here are a few card details: MFT stitched Flowers and rectangles and a Verve sentiment.  The circle die is SU and the scalloped circle is Spellbinders.

I hope you will swing by Just Us Girls and join us and while you are there help us in welcoming our new guest for the month…Vicky Hayes! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Inlay Die Cutting

Hello,  I am the hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Wild Card Week and that means I can choose anything at all. I decided upon Inlay Diecuts.  They are so fun and simple to do and usually have fabulous results.  The store where I sell my cards was asking for some unisex baby cards and luckily I have had this card done for quite some time as crafting is hard to squeeze in these days. I absolutely adore this MFT baby die cut set!  You must head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the rest on my team’s cards.  They are all amazing and oh so different.

I would also like to thank Betty Jacobsen for being with us this month.  Each one of her cards were so terrific!

I hope you have a great day, Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday to YOU!

Hello,  Here is the newest topping and card for Seize the Birthday! Colleen has asked us to make the sentiment the focal point of the card.  I am not 100 % in love with my card and I was going to try again, but there was no time in my busy life these days.  I was just sponging away and probably worrying about things when suddenly I realized I made one of the leaves pink and decided to just roll with it.  I promise you if you hop on over to Seize the Birthday, my teammates did a far better job than I.

Before I go, I need to thank Joyce for being such a fabulous guest these past few months.  We have really enjoyed all of your creations and hope you will continue to grace us with your fabulous work in our gallery from time to time!!

Card Details: My new Peony Stencil for SSS and the Sentiment is also SSS and is from the You Matter stamp set.  A bow and some rhinestones to finish it off.

Have a creatively wonderful day, Nanc’


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Thinking of you…

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and we have a great underwater photo to inspire you!  I had 1/4 of this fun Designer paper left that I have been hoarding for years and thought this was the perfect time to finish it off. I knew the paper would work well with the Nautical Stampin Up stamp set.  The sentiment, however, is from Verve.  It was fun to make the two-toned fishes.  Not sure you can tell but on the bottom of the card I have used a small circle embossing folder for some added texture.  I have also used clear Nuvo drops.  There is a lot of dimension on this card as well.  Come on over to Just Us Girls and see how the rest of my teammates were inspired!

Happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Christmas Kickstart

Hello,  I found a new challenge site to play along with. It’s called Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  It’s hard to think about Christmas cards in February but it’s good to start sometime. It’s exceptionally hard when the temps are supposed to reach 83 today.  I like warm, but seriously!  This card may seem familiar, as I posted a card very similar to this one a few months back.

Card details: Poinsettias are from Memory Box, the white floral cover plate was from a friend, and the sentiment is Verve.

Hope you have a creative day, Nanc’


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Love…U!

Hello, I thought a little crafting would do me some good today and I found the perfect challenge to play along with.  My dad fell last weekend and it’s been a rollercoaster week of emotion with very little sleep.  I am pleased to have finally gotten him out of the hospital (a terrible experience this time) and back at a Rehab facility that I trust.  So things are looking up.

Over at Inspire. Create. Challenges they have a blank canvas as their sketch so the sky’s the limit.  I didn’t feel like creating something from scratch so I decided to CASE a favorite card of mine.  Here you can find my first card!

I am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.

Card Details: Here is a bit about my card!  The Flower and U are from Verve and some of my very first stamps/dies! The leaves are a punch from SU and then embossed for added texture. The flowers are MFT and were colored using the smooshing technique and oxide inks. The heart die is also from MFT, the love die is from Neat and Tangled.  The background was lightly stenciled with an MFT die.

Another day off tomorrow, which is great, as we have a meeting at the Rehab facility in the morning and who knows maybe a little shopping after that!  I already did a little stamp shopping (shhhhhh…don’t tell the mister.)  Shopping always makes me happy! LOL

Take care, Nanc’


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With Sympathy

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Crazy busy here so I need to get right to it! It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and this color trio is one of my favs for sure! This card went together very quickly as the Dies and Designer paper did all the work.

A few card Details:  MFT-Flowers and floral sprig, Sentiment-SU, Designer Paper is DCWV, and the leaves are a punch.

Come play along at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Love You to Pieces

Hello,   I want to pop in today to post a card for the fun color challenge going on over at The Paper Players.  These cards were super fun and so easy to make. The colors were a bit tough to photograph but the puzzle pieces that read “to pieces” were stamped in red ink.

Card Details: Stamps- Stampin UP, Martha Stewart border punch, The heart dies are from MFT.

Have a great day! Nanc’