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


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Card Concept-Red, White, and Blue

I am back again today with another card using the MFT card kit and If you are tired of seeing these types of cards, I am truly sorry! Not sorry enough to stop, but still very, very sorry! LOL. As soon as I saw the challenge photo over at The Card Concept, I knew this set would work so perfectly. See, I was forced to use this set again! Isn’t that sentiment just fabulous?

As you can probably tell, I was inspired by the colors, the stars and stripes, and the cozy setting for a Clean and Layered Design.

Card Details: MFT Couch Kit, the brick wall was made using a SU embossing folder that I inked with brown ink. The brick background had been in my stash for quite some time and I am happy that I finally put it to use. I inked the sky of the window with Oxide Ink. The Picture window and drape die are an added accessory that doesn’t come in the kit. I am super glad I purchased it though.

I hope you enjoy your day and spend a bit of time doing something that brings you JOY!

Take care, Nanc’


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I’d Be Otterly Lost…

Hello, I am back today with a couple of cards combining some backgrounds that you have seen me make in the past with some sweet little MFT Otters. I absolutely love making backgrounds and I think these came out great! I will say right away that I didn’t spend much time coloring these cuties so I am aware that they aren’t very good. With that being said, we don’t always have as much time as we like when we sit down to create, now do we?

I am playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More Die-cuts and Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: MFT Otterly Love You set, fishes stamp is SU, Perfect Pool stencil-MFT and the Wave is from Mayco-called Groovy. I used Prisma colored pencils as my medium-poorly. The Heart was punched out of red sparkle paper.

I hope you have a nice weekend and have some time to sneak away and get inky and escape the sad world we live in, even if only for a little while! Nanc’


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I Love you…

Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Sue is our hostess. Sue has picked a perfect color trio that always results in great cards in my opinion. I liked it so much that I made two cards for this challenge.

Card Details: Card 1: The stamp is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Card 2: Choose Hope stencil and die set from Pink Fresh Studio. The cover-plate is from MFT.

Now head on over to Just Us Girls and get inspired by the talented team and guest-Mac and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


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There’s No Otter Like You

Hello, I hope your weekend is off to a good start! I have been wanting the MFT Otterly Love You stamp set for so very long and finally had the perfect excuse to buy it. I had a request for more cards using these cute little critters and I ran out of the ones my dear friend Barb had stamped, die-cut and sent to me. So I consulted the hubster and said, “Go for it!” Woohooo! I want to clarify he would never tell me no, he just helps me decide if he thinks it’s a good purchase and a stamp and or die I would use a lot. It also helps me diminish the guilt, as you know I need more stamps! LOL Who wants chocolate, perfume, or flowers for Mother’s Day anyway? Give this girl some stamping supplies and she is one happy momma! I may have thrown in a couple extra items in the shopping cart too, in order to get free shipping! Shhhhh!

Anyways, As soon as my box full of happy came on Thursday afternoon, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I have been wanting to join in the MFT Sketch and MFT Color Challenge this week. The colors were so vibrant and the sketch was going to work perfectly for what I had in mind. Plus, SSS is having an IG challenge to use your favorite technique this month. I think you all have probably figured out by know that I love making stenciled backgrounds. So that is where my card began.

Card Details: I first ripped some old construction paper to make my masking pattern. I like to use something a bit heavier than copy paper, as it doesn’t curl as much when I hit it with a blending brush. I then got out my MFT Perfect Pool Water stencil and my blue tone Oxide Inks and made the background, making sure to use the four stripes in the sketch. If you look closely at the seafloor it has a very light Antique Linen Oxide edging as well. I used an old speckled stamp to make the sand look more realistic. I colored my otters with Copics and Prismas since I am still not very good at Copics alone. Since coloring isn’t my strong suit, I decided to use some die cuts that are also MFT- from the Beach Scene Builder and Under the Sea Die sets to finish off the seafloor. In the end, I am pretty happy with the way it came together.

Here are a couple more shots!

In case you were wondering why bubbles are in my design. Otters Blow Bubbles under water: Sea otters spend a large part of their waking hours grooming and blowing air into their fur to keep it in tip-top condition. The tiny air bubbles they work into their dense fur keep their skin dry, provide insulation and help otters stay buoyant on the water’s surface.

Thanks for stopping in. I love your visits! If you are a mom out there, I hope you have a very Happy Mother’s Day! Mine is going to be rather quiet, I do believe.

Take care, Nanc’


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Sending U Love

Hello, It is the first of February and time for the next duo of colors at Color Hues. We have the perfect pairing for this time of year. The colors Sheri has chosen for us are Red and Pink. So break out those valentine sets or what have you and play along!

A Few Card Details: I have a mix of supplies here which should not surprise you. The U die and envelope are both from Verve. The Love die is from Simon Says Stamps and the Sending is from Wplus9. My love die looks rather pink in the picture but it is red. Plus I do have red in the fun designer paper. This card came together rather quickly so I made a few extra for the stores.

Hope you will consider joining us at Color Hues! The team and our guest Julie have tons over there to inspire you!

Take care, 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’


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1st Anniversary!

I can’t even believe that tomorrow is my son and daughter in law’s first Anniversary. Where has this year gone!  It sincerely feels like just months ago that we had that magical day!  I knew as soon as I saw the word was Music for our challenge this week at Just Us Girls, I would be able to incorporate that into a card for them. I thought it would be fun to also include a bee somewhere on each anniversary card from here forward, since that and the musical theme was such a key element at the wedding.  For those of you that don’t know the background, I embossed musical notes on the party favors at the wedding as Sandra and Ty met in Marching Band in High-school.  The Bee comes in to play as the mascot of Savannah College of Art and Design (where they both got their masters) is the SCAD bees, and that is the city where they got engaged.  At the wedding the men wore gold bees on their lapel and the girls wore bee necklaces.  Not to mention, the grooms cake was a bee hive.

The sentiment and the musical background is from Stampin up, the bee is from Heartfelt Creations, those fun gold hearts are from Poppy, and the #1 is a Sizzix die.

I hope you will also come by JUGS and join us, and while you are there, help us welcome our new Guest this month- Claire Garland.  We are happy to have you with us Claire! Take care, Nanc’

 


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I love you….

Hello, Have we got a fun Inspiration Photo for you all this week at Just Us Girls! Isn’t it the cutest owl you have ever seen?  Well, made out of fruit that is! LOL. I really enjoyed getting out my Owl punch from SU to put this card together.  I also, used my MFT cloud stencil for the background and this fun stamp set that I have used for my branch and blossoms is from Darcies. The sentiment, leaves and tags are from my Verve collection. The leaves aren’t uniform, I just realized….some are round and some are pointed. LOL The leaf paper is from Gina K.

I am also linking my card up over at The Card Concept where they have the cutest owl pillows as their inspiration. I pulled out the bright colors for my blossoms and of course the owls themselves. I guess you would call this Clean and Layered.

I sure hope this adorable picture inspires you and I will see you in our gallery at Just Us Girls.  Take care, Nanc’


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Love is the Word!

Hello and Happy Weekend, We have the perfect Word for you this week over at Just Us Girls!  The word is LOVE!  I have another Verve set for you today that just so happens to have a coffee cup on it, and you thought I was all through with the Coffee binge that I seem to be stuck on lately!  Well, not quite yet! This set actually is a digi set.  You must go check it out HERE! I used a bit of MFT, Spellbinders, and SU dies, and a really fun Paper die cut from Paper Smooches.  The love square is actually DP and not a stamp.

I am also linking my card up over at The Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the top row of Sentiment, Red and Heart and over at Stamp, Ink, Paper where the Challenge is All you Need is Love.

I so appreciate you stopping by!  Please go check out the rest of the DT’s creations over at JUGS and help me in welcoming Tenia ( Everyone knows Tenia from Jazzy Paper Design) to the Team this month as our Guest! Nanc’


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Love You-Happy Birthday

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DSC_0047Hello Friends, As promised, here is another card using my new SU Bloomin Heart Die and matching stamp set. So far I have made about ten cards with this die and I am not sure I am quite ready to pack it up as of yet.  This particular card was inspired by the following challenges.  I think the silver paper really stepped this card up a notch.   If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask.  Now it’s time for a Football Game!  Go Broncos, but I really wouldn’t mind if the Panthers won either.  I personally just like Manning better over Newton. I hope it’s a good game. I know there will be a commercial about the “Alexa” which is the amazing department my son is involved with at Amazon, so I am excited to see that one for sure!  Take care, Nanc’

Here are the links in case you want to join them:  Cupcake Inspirations, Addicted to CAS, and the Curtain Call.

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