Scrapper@heART

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


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Thanks

Hello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls, and for Wild Card Week my challenge is to incorporate Word Dies on your card and or project.  Super fun and oh so very easy! I hope you will come on over and Join us!  I also want to take a minute to Thank Linda for being such a fabulous Guest this month. If you haven’t visited Linda’s Blog before I suggest you get over there right away!  She does some really amazing work! Hope you have a great day, Nanc’

Card Info: Altenew-Beautiful Day, MFT Stitched Flowers and Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, and the Thanks Die is from Savvy.

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Script or Text Background

Hello Friends, It’s so nice to be back in the groove of things and being creative again.  Not only am I stamping, but I am also working on wedding preparations again and it feels good. I really love how this card came out!  The turquoise and red are heat embossed with some really bold embossing powder.  Also, if you have never used Nuvo drops before…you need to run out and get yourself some! LOVE THEM!!!!!

Okay, we have a topping of Script or Text over at Seize the Birthday for the next two weeks and the team and our Surprise Party Guest Becca have really done an incredible job! I would love for you to come on over an check out what they have done and join us!  Hope you have a great day! Nanc’

Card info: Script background stamp is Stampabilities, The flowers and leaves are MFT- Bold Blooms, and the sentiment is from Close to My Heart.


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A Birdy Birthday!

Hello Friends,  My life is back to somewhat “normal” and I am sure happy about that! If I never see another storm like Irma…. it will be way too soon!  However, we surely dodged a major bullet this time around and for that I am forever grateful! My heart goes out to all that have been impacted by all the horrific storms, and fires over these past few months around the world.  It sure makes me appreciate the small inconvenience of no power and no AC over the last 9 days. Onto a happier subject!  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week and as soon as I saw the pic Ina picked out, I knew what stamp set I was going to use.  It’s from Darcie’s.com.  Cutting out a half circle with a die was rather tricky. Here is the card that inspired me! The background was made with Oxide inks and the bird was colored with Colored Pencil.

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out what the team and our guest Linda has done!  Hope to see you in our gallery too! Hugs, Nanc’


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Sending Hugs!

 

Hello friends, I’m writing this post on my phone which is not something I’m use to at all!  I have no power at home still…thanks to Hurricane Irma, but happy to see that I must have suspected this as my post was started with my photo already uploaded!

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the cards from my awesome team and join us!

Hugs and thanks for all the love and well wishes… this too will pass and I’ll hopefully be back up and running soon!  Nanc’


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Birthday Flyby!

Hello Friends,  It’s Thursday and time for another great Topping at Seize the Birthday.  What we have for you this time is Balloons.  Works perfectly for a Birthday Challenge blog don’t you think? As I am writing this post, I have no idea what my life is going to be like in less than 24 hours.  I am currently in the path of Hurricane Irma and to say I am worried would be entirely TRUE! So I thought I would take a break from the fretting and news watching and get my post ready early, just in case I have no power on Thursday. I sure hope that is the only issue I am dealing with by then.  Anyhoo….Enough of that! 

I sure hope you come by and join us at Seize the Birthday and while you are there please help me in welcoming our new Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!  Thrilled to have you joining us these next two months Becca! Here is where my inspiration came for my card!

Take care, Nanc’

Card info: MFT Dragon set and Lawn Fawn clouds.  Colored with colored pencil.


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Block Watercolor Stamping!

Hello Friends,  I am going to make this short and sweet as there is a Hurricane headed in my general direction and her name is Irma incase you haven’t heard it a million times already! We have a very cool Trend this week at JUGS and I sure hope you join us. I hope I will be back with you all next weekend with my house in tact, my loved ones safe, and a little thing called electricity.  Hugs to all of you! Nanc’


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Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

 

 

Hello Friends,  I thought I would take a break from Wedding party favors and play along with a new (to me) challenge site I stumbled upon the other day. It’s called Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they have two teams, the X’s and the O’s.  How cute and clever is that! The row I chose to play along with is the middle row; pattern paper, flower and coloring. The stamps set is one from SU that I absolutely adore and will never go out of style!

If you have not heard of this challenge site, go check it out…you will be glad you did! I sure was!  I got to get back to my pillow boxes!  Take care, Nanc’


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Shoes!

Hello Friends,  We have a fun word this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is Shoes! Unlike last week, I actually had a stamp set in mind right away when I saw this challenge. LOL  The stamp sets I used are from Verve.  I would also like to welcome Linda to the JUGS team this month, as our new guest. YEAH!! I had the pleasure of meeting Linda in person a couple of years ago while in Seattle and she is such a sweet heart and so very talented!  Linda, I am so happy to have you joining us this month!

Come check out what Linda and the rest of the team have done this week and while you are there…join us! Take care, Nanc’


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Ocean Colors

Hello Friends,  It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday! What we have for you this time, is to use Ocean Colors on your card and or project. As you can tell on my card, I through in a little bit of red.  That is clearly not an ocean color and that is okay.  As long as the card is dominantly ocean colors you are good to go!

I also would like to take a minute and thank Lindsey for being such at fabulous Surprise Party Guest these past two months.  We have had the pleasure of emailing back in forth with one another and we sure have hit if off.  Love this hobby of mine!!   Hope to see you back in the gallery again soon Lindsey!

The card that inspired me to make this card you can find HERE!

Card Details: Dragon-MFT, Circles and EF are SU, Hello sentiment is from Stampendous and the Happy Birthday is Verve.

Please come check out what an incredible job my team did with this topping this week! They have some Amazing cards! Nanc’


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Pink Makes Everything Better!

Hello friends,  To say this card changed direction a multitude of times would be an understatement. As I saw this photo challenge that Maria picked out for us, I thought what am I going to do?, I don’t have any Pineapples or Flamingos stamps or dies!  Here is how it went down! I decided to make a pineapple out of weaved papers. (Hubby’s idea) I got out some pink papers and went to work.  Then I looked at the finished work and thought, Why on earth am I weaving pink papers and not yellow?  Not sure where my brain was then, I clearly needed more coffee.  Back to the drawing board with my yellow papers.  Then once the papers were weaved, I decided to draw and cut out the previous mentioned pineapple.  Realizing when I was done it was far too large for my card stock, I decided to trim it, and trim it, and trim it some more… until there was nothing left to even resemble a pineapple.  That mess got trashed quickly and then I came up with  my second not so great idea.  Why not make a pineapple out of a stencil.  Well, a few pieces of card stock later, I had something I liked, but it needed a stem. So I took my Sun Ray stencil and tried to use the shortest rays to resemble a stem.  Imagine my surprise, when that looked hideous.  It looked just like a sun ray coming out of a pineapple. LOL  That got recycled in the trash rather quickly too.  I changed the direction of my card from Pineapples to Flamingos and decided it was time to cheat. I decided to make a few rows of black flamingos with just one Pink Flamingo on my computer.  I did a test print on regular copy paper and it looked great! Finally, I was getting some where and I had something to work with!  So I put it my card stock and hit print.  What, where is my PINK flamingo?  UGH! I am out of colored ink! I refused to give up at this point, and dismantled the card stock to see if I could salvage some to make it work. I did manage to retrieve one of the pineapple pieces you see in the background out of the trash  Then after all that, I used my brain and decided to use my Cameo to cut out my Pink Flamingo. Now, I am scratching my head at this point wondering why I didn’t start there to begin with…and you are probably too.  Let’s just blame the Hubster…for he is the one that started this entire weaving process to begin with! LOL  So that is my saga on how this card that you see above came to be.

Thanks for sticking with me in my crazy story.  I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but I hope it made you chuckle just a bit.

The word Pink was made with my MFT die cut letters and the Leaf EF is SU.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us!  The team clearly had greater success than I with the photo, as their cards and Darnell’s (our guest) card are truly amazing. Darnell, You have been a joy to have with us this month!  HUGS, Nanc’