Scrapper@heART

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


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The Paper Players

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pp300Hello friends,  Over at the Paper Players this week they are celebrating their 300th Challenge, and they also have prizes up for grabs too, so of course I wanted to play along!  I hope a Retirement is considered a celebration to them?  It sure would be to me! LOL I would be celebrating to the cows came home!  I have been eyeing this SU set for quite sometime and I finally ordered it! It is called By the Tide and sure makes the best masculine cards! I also have this awesome turquoise embossing powder that I knew would look fabulous on that navy paper.  I hope you have a fantastic first day of Summer, however you decide (or have) to spend it!  I am still waiting for the window guys to show up!  Why can’t some companies show up with they say they will?  They were suppose to be here last Monday and they pushed me off a week, which was inconvenient.  I don’t understand why they think it’s okay to make you wait with no phone call! What if I was working and not on summer break and had taken the day off?  Okay, enough of my rant!

See you again this week sometime!  Nanc’


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Live the Life…..

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Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 2.43.45 PMHello Friends, I am going to make this post rather quick today as I am leaving in the morning for a few days of R and R with hubby for Father’s day weekend. I literally can’t wait!  It’s color week over at Just Us Girls, and let me just say this group of colors makes for a nice tri-fecta!  The leaves and sentiment are from Stampin Up and the flowers are from Verve!  The leaves and flowers were heat embossed. The polka dots were added with some stamps on cardstock for added interest.  I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you find you have sometime to be creative…please come on over and join us at JUGS!  Who know….you maybe selected as our next Chic of the week!  Nanc’


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More Coloring!

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STB Anything GoesHello Friends,  Happy Summer Vacation to me!  I hope it doesn’t go as fast as I think it will, since summer has been shortened by two weeks this year.  I will do my best to enjoy all that I am so very fortunate enough to get!  Today over at Seize the Birthday, it’s time for an Anything Goes challenge!  I was given 3 boxes of stamp supplies from a friend of mine the other day and inside one of the boxes was a brand new set of watercolored pencils that were never used.  I so enjoyed coloring my last post, so I thought I would give it another go, but this time with watercolors.  This stamp set from Crafter’s Companions was something I have had on my desk in hopes to color someday and I finally got the chance.  First, I heat embossed this adorable little elephant with white embossing powder, laid down some color with the pencil, and then came back with a very small paintbrush and water.  As you can tell by the closeup photo below, this was not an easy task. So many little details. Hubby chimed in his two cents when I was done and said,” You are just like my students, afraid to add to much color.”  I told him I wanted a pastel look, however I do wish my elephant could have been a little darker.  I went over her at least three times, but was so afraid to bring out the black.  I had a difficult time finishing up my card as my house is in disarray, especially my studio.  The windows are being replaced in the entire house, so things had to be moved. Then after the blinds and valances were taken down, the company postponed us for a week.  Grrrrrrr!  Anyhoo, the card got finished!  Not how I had envisioned, but that’s okay.  See you soon, Nanc’DSC_0060


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Spotlighting

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Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 2.34.35 PMHello Friends,  I am hosting a fun Trend Challenge this week at Just Us Girls!  The trend we are doing is called the spotlighting technique!  If you have not heard of it, I have linked up ONE of the many ways this technique can be done HERE!  I had such a good time making this card, I am really starting to enjoy coloring as it is so very relaxing. I am also glad I finally decided to ink up this beautiful stamp that I have had for quite sometime, but had been sitting on the shelf intimidating me. LOL

This stamp is from Northwood Rubber Stamps and is very large. I picked it up at a Stamp Store in Lakeland. I used Prisma colored pencils as my medium of choice!  I didn’t put a sentiment on this card as of yet, as I wanted it to be available to me if I needed it for a special occasion! There is another shot of my card below, and I sure hope you won’t let this technique scare you away and you will join us at JUGS!  You have to at least come on by and see all the fabulous cards from the Designers and our guest Cornelia!

Make Your Mark badgeI am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where their challenge is to make your mark.

Take care,  Nanc’

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Birds at Just Us Girls

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Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 2.27.40 PMHello Friends,  What day is it?  Yes, It’s Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s Word Week this week and Bobby has chosen the word BIRD for us.  I was in need of a Sympathy card this past week for a co-worker, so I got out my favorite SU heart die and color combination and went to work. I cut out my branch using my dusty old Cricut….LOL that has been so neglected, and the bird is from a Stamp company called Darcies that I haven’t used in forever.  I shaded him with a regular pencil.  My sentiment is from Stampin Up as well.  I also want to welcome our Guest Designer for the month of June…..Cornelia Wenokor.  We are so glad you are with us Cornelia!!

Hope you have a wonderful day, find some time to be creative, and come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!  I know you have an old bird laying around collecting dust!  HUGS!  Nanc’


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Sunshiny Day!

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STB ToppingsHello my friends,  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping this time around is ” Sunshine.”  Of course what is sun without a little clouds thrown in?  I may have gotten a bit carried away with my clouds…LOL.  I thought it might be fun to change it up and use some DP instead the just plain old white or grey for my clouds.  I like how it came out.  I may have heated my embossing paste a tad to long as it started to bubble, as the picture shows.  I am also linking this card up over at The Paper Players where they have a fun Tic Tac Toe theme this week.  I chose to go diagonal which was …. Yellow, Die-Cut and Paperclip. I wanted a white paperclip but couldn’t seem to get my hands on one around the house, so settled for the traditional silver with a yellow ribbon.  The stencil in from My Favorite Things, the clouds are from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is from Verve.

Before I go, I need to mention 3 things! First, I want to welcome Patti from Stationary Styles to the Seize the Birthday team!  She was a Surprise Party Guest with us the past two months and I just couldn’t let her sweet and talented self go!  Welcome Patti and I am super glad you are with us!!!  Next, I need to welcome our NEW Surprise Party Guest- Mynn Kitchen from On a Stampage to our team, she will be with us for the next two months!  Mynn is super involved in the Stampin world and I am sure you are familiar with her beautiful work, if not you are in for a huge treat!!  Welcome Myn!!  Last, but certainly not least!  Hubby and I had the wonderful opportunity this past Sunday to meet up with a fellow STB and JUGS design Team member Sharyn and her hubby for breakfast!  We had a very nice time it was just way to short, as they were taking a family trip that day with their son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids to Orlando!  Here is a couple of pics, that some of you have already seen on Facebook, but I love to document important parts of my life here on my blog as well.

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pp297Thanks for sticking with me through my long post!  Come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us, and while your there help us welcome Patti and Mynn!

 Take care, Nanc’


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Thinking of You!

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Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 12.03.01 PMHello Friends,  It’s Memorial Day weekend…Yahoooo! It’s also Saturday and time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls. Lisa is our hostess and she picked out a great bright photo for us. As you can probably tell by my card I was inspired by the yellow walls along with the splashes of bright pinks all over the desk.  The square piece of paper behind my sentiment was made using bits of various different colors of paper. The technique is something I learned from my Stampin Up demonstrator a while back and it’s called the Bargello technique.  Yes, it actually has a name. LOL  There are many different styles of this technique all over the internet.  I know quilters use it a lot.  Anyhoo, I had to use my handy- dandy easel (sent to me from my lovely friend Judy) to photograph my card as it doesn’t stand up on it’s own. Most of the supplies are SU except for the flower and button!  Hope you have a terrific weekend!  I know I will, because I will be meeting one of my BFFIBL and fellow JUGS and STB Design Team Member’s Sharyn on Sunday morning!  I am beyond excited!!!  Sharyn and I have been talking nearly everyday for the past three years and I am so glad this is finally happening!  Pics to follow for sure!

I also need to say thanks to Aileen our Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls.  You were a delight to have onboard this month Aileen!  Take care,  Nanc’

 


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Just For You!

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Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 11.45.51 AMHello Friends,  Another week has flown by and it’s time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. It’s Color Week this week and Sue has picked out a fun color trio. Some of the DT and I took some liberties with the plum and used any shade of purple that we had to work with, so feel free to do the same. This card is made with all Stampin Up supplies, except for the smaller flowers that I added that were made with a MS punch. I really love the patterned vellum don’t you?  Hope you have a nice weekend and if your find yourself being creative, please come over and join us! Nanc’

 


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Dimension at Seize the Birthday!

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I couldn’t wait any longer to get out my favorite die from Stampin Up and make another card with it.  It’s just so gosh darn pretty and the results are always wonderful.  The topping over at Seize the Birthday this week is Dimension, so as you can see by the angle of my photo the flowers are popped up with dimensionals along with the other many layers I have added too.  The cute little bow is from Paper Smooches, the background script is from Stampabilities and the sentiment is from Verve. I sure hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us!  Take care and happy creating!  Nanc’  Below is a better front view of my card.

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Vellum-Bridal Shower

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Hello Friends,  First let me apologize for the poor photo.  This was one of those days where I was a tad rushed.  Someone asked me at school to make a quick wedding card that they needed the very next day, so I didn’t get the chance to play around with the lightning. I assure you that the bottom of the wedding dress does indeed have a vellum panel overlay, as the challenge is in fact to use vellum this week over at Just Us Girls.  The dress is something I quickly sketched and traced, the EF makes a nice touch to the dress don’t you think?  I used a MS punch to create the bottom scallop and the white flowers are also made with a MS punch as well. The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum and is from Stampin Up.  I added a piece of ribbon, some hearts, and rhinestones and I was finished.  I have seen many variations of a wedding dress like this over on Pinterest, so the original idea is not my own.

Please come on over this week to Just Us Girls and check out what my fabulous team and guest Aileen did using vellum too!  Take care, Nancy

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