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


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start. It’s Sketch Week at The Paper Players and Ann is our hostess. She has a fun and easy sketch to inspire us. You know I love this seagull stamp set from MFT so I hope you don’t mind seeing him once again. As you may or may not know, I am enthralled with making backgrounds these days and I have another warm weather scene for you. It is perfect beach weather and 80 here, and I think our winter is officially over. Boohoo! I just hope we don’t jump straight to the 90s any time soon.

Card Details: I used two patterned stencils and Oxide inks to make my background. The sun-ray and the wave stencil are from MFT. Along with a Circle stencil made from a piece of acetate to start things off. As I was writing this post and looking at my picture, I realized I never finished coloring my seagull. OOPS! Oh, well!

Come check out what the rest of the talented team did this week,

and I hope you will be inspired to join us!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


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Create a Scene

Hello, Back again! It has been a busy week for my blog and challenges. Today’s card is for the latest challenge over at Seize the Birthday. Lindsey our DT member, had the fabulous idea of Create a Scene as our topping this time around. I have been making scene cards like this for a few months now for the stores and have not used a birthday greeting and thought this was the perfect challenge to do just that.

Card Details: I used MFT cloud stencil and a heart stencil to start my background. I then masked off the rest to create my water. The water ripples are made with a stamp. You do have to do a lot of thinking and masking and covering when doing these types of scenes. They are never perfect, but that is what makes them handmade. The boat is a die from Impression Obsession. The water and all the birds are from the same SU set called High Tide. The greeting is from the SU-Rose Wonder set.

Come by STB and see what the rest of the team and our guest Carol have done! Such great talent over there!

Take care, Nanc’


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A Little Thanks

I have a quick CAS card for you today that is a CASE and not my design but something I found over on Pinterest done by Lori Tecler.  I couldn’t get to her original post but I did take a screenshot for you to see. I am playing along with this week’s CAS challenge over at The Paper Players.

Card Details: First, I sponged the sky making a stencil and blending some Oxide Ink. The sky is done directly on the card and the other 3 pieces are layered on top. Next, I tore some vellum and patterned paper that happened to have a white core. I got some brown ink to sponge on my top layer which is white cardstock to make the sand. Last, I used some white paint and a small make-up sponge in hopes to make it look like sea foam crashing in.  The cute flip flops are from Impression Obsession.  The sentiment is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy

 

 


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Beachy Birthday!

Hello Friends,  Boy the weeks just keep flying by! It’s Thursday already, and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday. We have NO Topping this time around, as long as it’s a Birthday card and or project, you are good to go!  I don’t know if I mentioned this here before, so if I have my apologies.  I am now selling my cards at a Local Boutique and Makers Market and it’s keeping me really, really, really busy!  The store is not even 5 miles from the beach, so the card above just so happens to be for the store. They say my beachy cards are popular…so I will oblige them!  The card is watercolored for the most part and highlighted here and there with Prisma colored pencils. The multi step palm tree stamps are from Kitchen Sink. The sentiment is my go to from Verve!

Before I go I hope you will consider joining us at Seize the Birthday, my team and our Surprise party guest Anita have done a fantastic job. Hope you will consider coming on by and checking it out for yourself! Happy Stamping, Nanc’


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Hosting at JUGS!

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Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 12.58.52 PMHello friends,  I am the hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and I just so happen to have picked out a beach photo, so if this card looks similar to my last post it was made the same day.  I had such a good time creating my beach scene with my SU watercolor brush for my Seize the Birthday post that I just couldn’t put it away quite yet. I don’t own any shell stamps or sea creatures, (I know the horror and I live in Florida) and then I remembered a scrapbook page I created eons ago that I used punches on to create my sea creatures.  I got out my scrapbook to locate that page that I was thinking of, and may have gotten sidetracked for awhile and shed a few tears as my baby is not 6 anymore, and recreated my sea creatures.  I know the proportions are a little off, but I think that’s okay.  I again used some white foam to pop up my center shape.  Hope you decide to join me and my fabulous team for our Photo Inspiration at Just Us Girls.  Doesn’t that beach cake look amazing?  Enjoy, Nanc’