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


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Remembering you!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.12.24 PMHello Friends,  Happy Weekend to you!  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and boy do we have a beautiful color combo for you!  It’s Coral, Pink and Yellow.  Let me just say it may not look great together on the graphic, but boy oh boy am I in love!  I found a card (by Laura Bassen whose work I adore) HERE that jump started my creativity but I wanted to make it my own, so I did.  I decided to put in the empty white spaces in after I divided it into thirds. I knew I wanted to use one of my favorite Verve sets Poppy Birthday along with one of the coolest techniques…emboss resist. I will be remembering this layout, and will be using it again, for that I am certain.

Here is another view of my card so that you can see that two of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals.  Please come over to Just Us Girls, check out what my teammates and Guest designer Carol has done this week, an join us!  You might even get selected as our next Chic of the Week.  Take care, Nanc’

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Bold and Bright!

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STB ToppingsHello my friends,  I hope this summer is finding you well and you aren’t melting like we are here in Florida! I can honestly say that this is one of the hottest Julys that I can remember.  Luckily for me I have an indoor hobby that I enjoy!  Poor hubby is out in his shed building me side tables for our guest room. I don’t know how he does it, but I love him for it! This card was started with my fellow STB teammate and good friend JoAnn at one of our local craft stores.  And by started, I mean the image was stamped only.  I decided not to do it at class, and brought it home to make it with my own personal touch.  The image is from     and the grass is from MFT.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir pens. I know it’s not colored like most people would color it, but I like the way it turned out. I am still learning how to blend colors. The sentiment is from Verve that I use all the time!  Please consider coming over to Seize the Birthday and joining us for or “Bold and Bright” topping this next couple of weeks….we would love to have you! Remember the topping is always and option and not required.  The DT and Surprise Party Guest Mynn did an incredible job as always!

Take care and stay cool,  Nanc’


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Sponging!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 11.46.27 AMHello Friends, Hope this weekend is finding you well!  It’s Saturday and time for our new challenge over at Just Us Girls! Vicki has a great one for us,  she asked us to incorporate sponging onto our card and or project! I had such a fantastic time making this card!  I decided to get out one of my neglected Gina K Design stamps to attack this challenge. (Out West 2) The waving wheat is a block stamp from Stampabilities. This card was made about a month ago for a very dear co-worker that retired and has a huge love of horses, as she has two herself.  If you have any questions on how I made this, just let me know! You can also check out some videos like I did from the talented Theresa Momber, and she will get you started! She has so much talent! Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the cards from our very talented team and Guest Designer Carol Mayne.  On a side note… My hubby and I took a red-eye home from Seattle Yesterday, so to say I am still a bit tired is an understatement.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t sleep on airplanes.  So between the 55+ miles we walked in a week’s time, the 3 hour time difference, and some serious jet lag (as the computer seems to be swaying) I don’t know which way is up. LOL  Not to mention, saying goodbye to Ty always puts me in a tail spin for at least a few days. We had such a wonderful time with both Ty and Sandra (his fiance’) and hope it’s not to long before we are all reunited once again.

Hope you have a fabulous day! Laundry and grocery shopping is in my future…How about you?  Nanc’


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Summer!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.06.10 PMHello Friends, We are in the middle of Summer for sure here in Florida as the temps creep high into the 90’s and I so wish I had a pool to jump into. So since I don’t have a pool in my backyard, I made this card in hopes to help me cool down a bit! Also, it just so happens that over at Just Us Girls this week our word is Summer!  The girls and our new Guest Designer Carol Mayne (WELCOME CAROL) have done a fantastic job!  This little card came together quite nicely and quick! The waves were made with my CM cutting system that I still adore to this day!  The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn that I added a face to, the penguin is something I have had forever and I colored him with Prisma pencils, the sentiment is from Stampin up and I jazzed it up a bit with some dashes. Please come on over and check us out and while you’re there consider joining us, heck you may even be chosen as our next Chic of the Week.   Take care and happy creating,  Nanc’


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Birds, Bees or Butterflies!

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STB ToppingsHello Friends, Hope you are having a good day!  As this post goes live I am in Seattle and you know that makes this Momma happy! Anyhoo, It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping this time around is one I think you will really enjoy as it has a little bit of versatility.  The topping if you decide to use it is Birds, Bees or Butterflies.  As you can see in my photo I chose to use butterflies as I have a limited selection of birds and Zero bees in my stamp collections or even paper for that matter.  Remember our toppings at STB are always optional and not a requirement, so feel free to just make just a Birthday card as well.  Also, this card didn’t photograph as well as I had hoped and looks much more pleasing in person. The stamps are all from Stampin Up and that great Birthday sentiment, and banner was from some sticker packs I won at a local Scrapbook store. I covered up some of the banner flags with matching paper to make it match my card.

Have a fabulous rest of the week and please come on over to STB and see what my fabulous team and Surprise Party Guest Mynn have been up to. Take care, Nanc’


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You’ll Be Missed

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Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 5.28.53 PMHello Friends,  It’s Saturday again, and time for a brand new challenge at Just Us Girls!  Chris has picked out an awesome photo this week to inspire our creativity!  My eye was immediately drawn to the woodgrain fence, the blue rain boots, and the lush greenery.  I made this card for a very dear co-worker that is leaving our school.  She is the best Speech pathologist I have ever seen and will surely be missed! The beautiful flower and sentiment is from Stampin Up. The grass I believe is from MFT. The wood background is a large stamp from Stampabilities.  I sure hope you have a terrific weekend and if you find yourself creating, please come on over to JUGS and join us. The DT and guest Cornelia have done another great job this week. Oh on a side note….. I am finally moved back into my studio and the house window renovations are complete. I must say thanks to the window guys for making such a horrific mess. As I was wiping off every single thing in my studio, I purged once again and re-organized, and it feels good.

Take care,  Nanc’


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A Little Thanks

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Hello Friends,  Hope your Friday is going well!  I was waiting for the window inspector this morning and thought I would make good use of my time and make a card for a few challenges that have caught my eye this week.  I struggle with CAS cards but am fairly happy with the way this one turned out. It all started with a inspiration photo (using the under the sea portion of the photo) over at a new to me challenge site called The Heart Desires, next a Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, followed by the great colors over at The Verve Blog, and finally the challenge to use Googley Eyes over at AAA cards.  My good friend Barbara gave me these fabulous die-cuts and I finally I came up with an idea to put them to use.  I water-colored and sponged the seahorse which was originally white. The dots and hopefully shell looking type shape behind the seahorse is a piece of vellum run through a SU embossing folder.  My friend Karen did this with a full sheet of acetate, to make an underwater scene, which was incredible, and sparked my interest this morning.  So I have two friends to thank for inspiring me to make this card this morning.  Hope you have a terrific day!  Nanc’

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ConGrads!

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pp300I am back again today as promised with two more cards I made for some recent graduates!  I got out my Cameo and made the 2016!  I love how easy it was to do!  Not sure you can tell in the photo but the 2016 on the above one was cut out using silver vinyl. The stars are from MFT, the Sentiment is from Stampin UP, and the grad cap I drew a few years ago and made a stencil to reuse again and again. I ran it through a Stampin Up EF for texture. I am linking these cards up over at the Paper Players where they are celebrating their 300th challenge!

Here is the other one!  On this one the 2016 is just made from card stock.  I hope you are having a great week!  In case you have been on the edge of your seat and wondering….the new window guys are finally here!  See you soon! Nanc’DSC_0021


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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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