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


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Tropical Birthday

Hello, We have a fun topping starting over at STB today.  The topping Is TROPICAL.  I think right about now we all wish we were trapped on a tropical island somewhere, maybe holding some type of cocktail with an umbrella in it and are biggest thought being… did I use enough sunscreen?  So I guess, we will all just have to be inspired by the dream right about now and you will have to show us your tropical paradise in a card form.  I am not denying that I do realize I already live in paradise, but I will say that our palm trees don’t come in those fun patterned papers. LOL

Now as for today’s card details:  A few days ago I mentioned that I made some card backgrounds using Gesso and I was trying to make some CAS cards and ended up with lots and lots of layers.  Well, this was the card I was speaking of. The water was made with a brand new stencil (from Taylored Expressions) that I just received some Gesso and Oxide Inks. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Verve and the rest is from MFT.  The clouds are done with an MFT stencil as well.  The palm fronds were made with some Gina K designer paper that is so old but still one of my favorite patterns ever.

I am linking my card up over at two additional challenge sites;  The first one being- Time Out Challenges where the word Is Free.  If a tropical paradise doesn’t make you free of all your worries I don’t know what else would!  The second challenge Is over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the center row of Blue, Square, and Outdoors.  The other two are obvious but I have a square pattern on my sun in case you were wondering.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! The design team and our guest Jo did a great job with our topping, plus we would love to have you!

Stay well, Nanc’


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Happy Father’s Day

Hello,  Today I have a stamp set from Mulberry stamps that I bet I have had for at least 10+ years and has never been inked up. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. Now that I am starting to feel a bit more comfortable with my coloring skills I decided to give it a shot.  I have been doing a lot of coloring in the evenings, it seems to have a calming effect on me, and many others I am sure.  I used both Copic and Prismas for this piece. I added the clouds with my MFT stencil. I have been doing that after my piece is colored and you have to be a little bit more careful and have to go on the lighter side.  Now the cute little bear and his dog look as if they are trapped on an island. LOL  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I am linking this cutie up over at The Paper Players where the theme is CAS with Men in Mind.  I sure hope it’s CAS enough! Fingers crossed.

I guess I better link up with Darnell too over at NBUS.  My stamp set deserves that, as it’s been waiting for 10+ years!

Stay well and if you are a little stressed….try coloring!  I was told wine works too! Nanc’


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Hello Sunshine

Hello,  Today’s CAS card is the third attempt at an entry for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  The other two cards ( that I like better) ended up with so many added elements and layers that they were no way going to fit in those guidelines of CAS anymore.  All is good, as I know I will use them for upcoming challenges for Seize the Birthday…so time well spent.  CAS is so hard for me… am I alone?  Over at CAS Mix it up they want us to use Gesso on our project. I started off by getting out many different stencils and made quite a few backgrounds for future use. It is a fun process.  Below is my panel I chose for this card, before I added Oxide ink.  Everything I used is from MFT except the sentiment is Verve!  I am really enjoying this die cut palm tree a lot! My other choice option for this challenge was die-cuts.

Thanks for the visit, Nanc’


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Thinking of You…

Hello, Today’s card is for a challenge over at Just Add Ink-Thinking of You.  The flowers on this card are MFT. I also used a sentiment from Verve and a corner punch by Stampin Up. I thought this was kinda a fun color combo too. I am trying to use up some of my fun designer papers, lord knows I have way too much.

Thanks for paying me a visit and stay safe out there!  Nanc’

 


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Brights

Hello, I hope your day is going well! Today’s card is for the Color Challenge starting over at Just Us Girls.   Not a fan of this card and I wanted to try again but ran out of time. Not sure you can see in this photo but the dotted background shows through on the petals of my flowers.  I was hoping that wouldn’t happen and I would be able to color over them. However, that is where my color orange comes in. LOL   I did a terrible job blending my Copics too.

The design team and our guest did a much better job with this challenge..please come by and play along.  Nanc’


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Though we are not Together…

Hello,  I hope you are doing well and getting along okay!

Have you ever had a stamp set that you purchased that you thought you were going to love but can’t no matter how many times you’ve used it?  Well, this is one from MFT (Bold Blooms) is my arch-nemesis.  I have tried for years and years and every time I make a card with it it just falls flat.  I think it’s the flowers that are the problem as the leaves are pretty cool looking and easy to stamp. So bye-bye flowers and hello leaves from now on! LOL  Anyway, what I do love is the color trio going on over at The Paper Players. This is one of my favorite challenge sites and I play along as often as I can.  I made the background paper using my SU-Buffalo Check stamp and a lime green Copic. I warned you a few days ago that I was hooked on backgrounds. The sentiment is a digital download that Stampin UP is offering and all proceeds ($12.00) go to either the United Way or the World Health Org.  I have linked it up for you HERE!  They have a lot of cute sentiments and if you download them as a JPEG you can resize them and move them around.  I also used a SU brick wall EF for my white rectangle in case you can’t tell.

I hope you have had or will have a creative day and thanks for the sweet comments as of late, Nanc’


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I am in LOVE…

I am going to apologize in advance as I have recently become addicted to making background papers using my Stampin Up- Buffalo Check Background stamp. I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of these in the very near future.  I am embarrassed to say I have probably had that stamp for 6 months or more and have never used it.  I also love the new set from SU called Country Home, I am happy to report I only got that one about a month ago, but it’s the first time I have inked it up.  My sweet friend Angie so graciously sent me some coaster die cuts from the Greetery and they have really made great table doilies when you cut them in half. I used a mix of Copics and Prismas for my medium. After I stamped the grey checkered squares I came back with a rose-colored Copic and a ruler to make the other lines.

My colors were chosen because of the color challenge going on over at Just Add Ink.

Plus, I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS!

I hope you had or will have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


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Hello

Hello, I fell in love with the colors this week at the Color Throwdown and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with them.  You can’t tell in the picture but my ribbon is a light grey.  First, I heat embossed both the sentiment (Verve) in white and this gorgeous Flowers in Bloom from MFT in gold embossing powder. The decorative aqua piece down the right side of the card was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a strip of gold paper to tie in with the flowers.  I gave some dimension to the sentiment and finally added these adorable gold pearls for accent.  This card is already headed to a friend that just had surgery, I hope it brightens her day.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a great day, Nanc’


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Congratulations…

Hello,  Happy weekend! Today we have a Trend challenge starting over at Just Us Girls and Carol’s code work is Mini.  There is a various amount of ways to interpret this challenge. Whether you make small cards or maybe use miniature items on your card, etc…  What I have done with my card is to use miniature items; small hearts, small text, and small gems. I just received these fun wedding ring dies from SSS and decided to include the background text stamp from SSS as well. I don’t think I have used this stamp before either. The congratulation sentiment is from SU.  I intentionally tried to stamp the background lightly in case you were wondering.

I am also linking my cards up over at NBUS #14. 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you decide to join us this week at JUGS! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Monochromatic

Hello,  We have a fun and easy topping starting over at Seize the Birthday today.  The topping is monochromatic. My card was a lot of fun to create and looks so much better in real life.  It’s very sparkly too.  I tried to capture the shimmer in the bottom photo. I just had to get out this fun background stamp from Simon Say Stamps again.  I colored this with my Copics and used a white gel pen and a dark blue Copic for the center dots. As for the sentiment; sending is MFT and the birthday wishes is Papertrey Ink.  Used my Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

I am linking my card up over at The Flower Challenge where their challenge for May is also Monochromatic.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my teams’ amazing cards and help me welcome our newest Surprise Party Guest Jo.  Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’