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


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Twins!

Hello Friends,  Hope you are having a great day!  I needed a baby card for a friend who’s daughter was having Twins so I combined that need with our Color Week at JUGS, where I happen to be hosting for the second week in a row! There is so much I adore about this card; Polka Dots, stitched stars and elephants! How can it get any better!  This adorable elephant is from Verve! He is one of my all time favorite go to stamps for Baby cards!

I would be tickled if you would come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week! Take care, Nanc’

Supplies: Elephant-Verve, Stars and banner-MFT, sentiment and Stitched Circles are SU, the Scalloped circles are Spellbinders.

 

 

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Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop!

This is my second post of the day…if you are looking for Just Us Girls please scroll down!

I am over the moon excited to be participating in this Blog Hop that is a complete  SURPRISE to Lesley Croghan!

 Lesley and her fabulous hubby Corey will be welcoming their soon to be Little Miss Croghan very, very soon!

SURPRISE!!!! and CONGRATS to the BOTH of YOU!  Can’t think of a more deserving couple!

Lesley hasn’t had an easy pregnancy, so I hope this Hop is a nice surprise and she realizes how much the stamping community LOVES HER!

My card is ALL PINK and not RED as it appears in the photo!  Please trust me!

Below is another one I made while I was in the baby mode. This one looks even more red! (Grrrr)

I just adore these Adorable Elephants from MFT!

The sentiment is from Verve, the Hot Air Ballon is SU, and the clouds are Lawn Fawn.

This hop is OPEN to anyone who would like to participate!

So, if you Love Lesley as much as we do and want to make a baby card to help welcome Baby Croghan,

HERE is a link to the brains behind this HOP Lori Turner. You will then find a linky on her blog for you to enter just as I have done!

 Please come and join us!

Before I go, I want to thank you Lesley for being such a big part of this wonderful journey of card making and blogging!  You have been so instrumental at my success and I am forever grateful and honored to have you as my friend!

Congrats to you both and I can’t wait to meet little Miss Croghan!

Hugs, Nanc’


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Let’s Hear it for the Girls!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.21.13 PMHello Friends,  It’s my turn to be your hostess over at Just Us Girls and this week it’s all about us GIRLS!  I have challenged you to make any type of girly card and or project of your choosing!  Simple huh?  I also need to take a minute and give a BIG THANKS to Carol for being such a fabulous Guest Designer this past month!  We loved having you with us and hope to see you in our gallery from time to time!  I can’t take credit for the original idea (of the bib) for this card as I found it HERE on Pinterest. But boy oh boy or should I say girl oh girl I made it my own and it sure was fun and easy to do!  Okay, I couldn’t leave the boys entirely out since I have an only son myself, so here you go!  Some of you may have seen this boy card before!  If so, I apologize.  As for the girl card….The cover plate, and sentiment, and tag are from MFT.  The cute elephant is from Verve. The ruffle is a die from Spellbinders I do believe, and that tiny bow is from Paper Smooches. The Boy card…the paper is SU, the boat is Verve and the rest is the same.

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Now come on over to Just Us Girls and join me as we pay tribute to the GIRLS!  Nanc’


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Just Us Girls Photo Week!

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I had to darken the photos so you could see the ribbon.

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Hopefully these ornaments mimic the lights in the photo and or the look I was going for was a Baby mobile.

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 4.30.44 PMHello Everyone,  I have the honor of hosting the Last Challenge of 2014 over at Just Us Girls! Can you believe that we are approaching the end of another year? Where does the time go!  It’s unbelievable isn’t it? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas…I sure did!  It went by way to fast though, but I got some really nice gifts this year from my family and am truly blessed!  Then Christmas night my father fell while walking his dog and thankfully I think he is going to be okay. He is so lucky!  He refused to go to the Hospital and be checked out when the ambulance arrived.  He has one terrible goose egg on his head.  (I do realize a head injury is nothing to mess with, however you don’t know my father) He doesn’t have a concussion and seems to be just as alert and attuned with us as before. My family and I took shifts and were waking him every two hours Christmas night. Prayers welcomed!

Since we have been in Christmas card mode for so long I thought it would be fun to lighten things up with a fun photo this week! I can’t wait to see what inspiration you take from this cute photo!  Will you be drawn to a baby theme like my fellow DT member Vicki and I were or something totally different like the rest of the Design team did?  The ladies did an amazing job!  I would also like to say thanks and Farewell to our Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett!  We so enjoyed having you with us Lee Ann! Please keep in touch and play along again with us when you can …you are very talented!

Here are a few but not all card details: I used the Verve Christmas Stamp Set Have a Holly Jolly Christmas to create my heat embossed mobile ( from the photo) I hope they don’t look entirely like ornaments. The cute little elephant is also Verve and his name is Emery.  The sentiment banners are also Verve and is from the set So Happy.  The Dots embossing folder is Stampin Up and it’s my first time using it!  LOVE it!!  If you have any other Questions at all please ask away!  I have the Verve site linked up for you!  Now please won’t you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us in our Last Challenge of the yea?  Hope to see you there!   Nanc’


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Twinkle twinkle…..

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TYIC_7 The moment I saw this card on the Tag You’re It blog I was intrigued!  I absolutely loved it!  I am so glad I had a chance to play along this weekend.  After all yesterday was World Card Making Day and I had to do my part.  We had another baby born in our extended Michigan family and I wanted to make a special card for her.  Her name is Olivia Grace…isn’t that beautiful!  A lot of love and patients went into it…let me give you some of the details.  The first thing I did was embossed the white stars with embossing paste and my SU star stencil and let it dry.  Not sure if you can tell, but the yellow paper has a really cool texture.  I got it on sale for like .79 for 50 sheets. It feels like hand made paper.  Then I went to work on my tags.  The cool sentiment is from Verve and I had been wanting to get it inky for the first time and finally did!  I added both scalloped trims and some larger stars at the bottom of my SU punch tags to add some interest. The DP is from the same paper pack as my last post by DCVW Nanna’s Nursery. The tiny stars are from the inside of my new die cut from Verve, that I LOVE, and have linked up for you!  I was very meticulous where those tiny… tiny stars were placed. Once the card was all completely finished, I got the bright idea to add shimmer to the white stars.  It was tricky, but so worth it!  Not sure you can see it in the photo. So here is a close up!  The cool ribbon is also from Verve!  Added the button and all was complete!

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I hope you have a wonderful week and find sometime to be creative! Also, I so appreciate all the kind comments, you all make my day a little brighter! HUGS!

Nanc’


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CELEBRATE!!!

 

 

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Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 12.54.55 PMWe have a lot of things going on over at Just Us Girls this week.  First things first…..It’s World Card Making Day, so everyone get out there today and be creative!  We also have two new designers joining us today over at Just Us Girls and I would like to formally welcome them again!  Welcome Chris and Ina.  Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love, won’t you!  Last, but not least our Guest Designer for the month of October is Wanda Cullen.  Welcome, Wanda!  You can also stop by over at Wanda’s blog and tell her Congrats too! The girls and I over at JUGS are glad your ALL with us today!  What a need to Celebrate! Which is a great segway into our challenge this week…..

It’s Word Week over JUGS and Sharyn has selected the word CELEBRATE…which leaves things wide open.  Great choice Sharyn!  I needed a Congrats on the new baby card for a co-worker and thought that is definitely a cause to Celebrate so that worked out perfectly for me!  Love when that happens!   I have been wanting to make these cute little outfits using my Stampin UP Owl Punch and finally did!  Love how this card came out!.  The trickiest part was making the little straps and buttons.  My ribbon came out kinda flat on the one side of my clothes line, but what you gonna’ do!  The DP is from DCVW Nanna’s Nursery pack.  It’s got some adorable papers in it!  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I have some pop dots under the outfits and sentiment to give some dimension.

I am also linking my card up over at the Pink Elephant another one of my favorite challenge blogs where it’s an Anything Goes Week!

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Well,  That about wraps things up….and I hope you find sometime today to be creative and join us over at JUGS…after all you have permission, it’s World Card Making Day and time to CELEBRATE!!   Take care,  Nanc’


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Tall and Skinny….

Hello there friends,

It’s the 5th Saturday of the month so it’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!

Marisa has picked out a great idea for us this time!

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My Niece just had a baby and I needed to get a card out to her ASAP so

I decided to incorporate my baby card into this challenge!

Here is what I did!

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I wanted to personalize the card and use her beautiful name Amelia on it!

Also, I adore this elephant stamp from Verve so I had to use him as well.

The Sentiment and the dotted label is from Stamp TV!

If you have any other questions let me know!

Now don’t forget…..

The rest of the JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post

on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week and then possibly

after that a Guest Designer with us!

Hope to see you there! 

Oh, and Thanks to our GD Calypso for being with us this month…you were awesome!

Nanc’

 


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Precious Baby Boy

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Time for a new sketch over at Seize the Sketch!
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Amy T. has created a CAS sketch which I will be sure to use again and again!!!
I hope I didn’t stretch my boundaries to far by adding all the words down the banner.
The Sentiments are from Prima…( love them)
The Baby Boy at the bottom I made with my alphabet stamps set.
The buttons are from My Favorite Things.
I am off to join my hubby on the couch….
Have a great night….GO RAYS and TIGERS!!
Nanc’


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Baby Card

CAS Baby

Happy Sunday Friends,

Over at CAS on Sunday today our

new challenge is being hosted by Mariken and this time

she is challenging you to use a

“Baby” theme.

I got this great idea once again from Pinterest!

Can’t find the original card…but I know I saw it long ago!

What did we do before this tremendous site???

CAS is sponsored this week by

The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate!

What a great gift!  Don’t you think?

Hope you get a chance to play along with the

CAS on Sunday Girls and I !!

Here is a link to our blog to get you started!

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Hope to see you there….

Just remember to keep it CLEAN and SIMPLE!

Hugs,

Nanc’

Card Details:

Stampin Up Label Punch and Border punch

Verve Bunny stamp

and the sentiment is also SU.

The rest is scraps of this and that!


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JUGS Color Challenge and a Birthday Shout Out!

Jugs Challenge and A Special Happy Birthday

Good Day Crafty Friends!

This week’s Color Challenge over at JUGS is

hosted by the talented Marisa.

She has picked out a great color palette for us to work with!

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It seems like when Spring rolls around I am always in need of Baby Shower gifts.

Most of the time I like to give my expectant mothers a gift card,

so that they may purchase what they want and

the dad can be a part of picking out something for his new baby as well.

Don’t you think those poor dads get left out sometimes?

So that is how this Gift-card holder came to be.

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It is on it’s way to Michigan for my nephew’s wife’s baby shower!

I left out the Walmart Gift-card itself for the photo because it

was blue and didn’t match my card.

I couldn’t believe they had no pink gift cards!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.

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My Birthday Shout Out goes to a fellow JUGS  Design Team member Lisa!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!

Hope it’s one of the best one’s ever!!!

Here is a card I made in honor of your birthday!

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This card really needs no explanation….the sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the balloons were

made using either a circle punch or my Creative Memories circle cutter… adhered with some pop dots!

They look like they are floating…don’t they?

So…..

The rest of the JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the

JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.

See you there!

NancyHere is the Supplies for the Baby Card

*Cardstock: Stampin Up- So Saffron,Certainly Celery,

Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose

*Paper: Stampin Up- Gingham Paper- Heidi Grace

*Stamps: Verve-Elephant, Gina K- Lovely Labels, Letters-A-Z

* Ink: Memento Rose Bud and SU- Certainly Celery

*Tools: Cricut-George and Basic Shapes Cartridge-Tags

   Cuttlebug: Stampin Up-Dots folder, My Favorite Things- Double

   Scallop Border Dienamics, Fiskars Cutter-Victorian Blade

   Stampin Up- slotted punch

*Accessories: Pop dots and pearls