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Spring Flowers at STB

Hello, I hope you are having a good week! SUPER busy one for me. It is one of those weeks where you have something to do ever single day. It is funny how that happens and how the rest of the calendar is bare. Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Spring Flowers. It was selected by the queen of florals herself-Tae Eun.

Card Details: Luck for me I have a dear friend that I borrowed this set from and I knew it was going to come in handy for this challenge. It is from Pretty Pink Posh and called Crocus Flowers. First, I heat embossed both the stems and the flowers in white and then came back and did a very quick watercoloring. A watercolorist I am NOT! I did a little Oxide ink and splatters on my background and the greeting is done on the computer as I am really tired of my birthday stamps and I wanted the perfect tone of lilac. A few Honey Bee Dew drops and I was done.

I am also going to link my card up over at The Flower Challenge where they are looking for Pastel Flowers.

Hope you will pop on over to STB and check out the amazing cards from the Design Team and are guest Lynda and play along! Remember the topping is optional, any type of Birthday card will do.

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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More than 1 Stencil

We have a fabulous challenge starting today over at Just Us Girls. The talented Carol is our host, and she has come up with the super idea of using more than one stencil this week. You know how much I love using stencils so I was super excited to get started on my idea for my card. I have been making a lot of one layer cards recently and I am really enjoying it. I feel as if my card making style is all over the place right now, but I sure am having fun with it. It is good to shake things up once an a while.

Card Details: I used Oxide inks in four colors to achieve my background colors. I used torn paper to mask off my paper and purposely left the white gap in between stencils. The sunflower and greeting are from Stampin Up. I came back with some Copics and Color Pencils to give the sunflower more definition.

Come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team has done with this challenge, you will surely be inspired.

Take care, Nanc’


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Squares at STB

Second post of the day, please scroll down for Color Hues!!

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today over at Seize the Birthday we have another challenge starting and our topping is squares. Remember if you don’t want to use the topping that is okay too, any Birthday card will do.

This is my third attempt for a card for this challenge as I wasn’t satisfied with the other two especially after I looked at my fellow Design Team members work. WOW! So as they say, third time is a charm!

Before I started making my card, I was on the look out for a color challenge to spark my creativity, and I found the perfect one at Global Design Project. I am hoping that my colors are close enough to the ones they have displayed and not too bright.

Before I get to the card details, We have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us over at Seize the Birthday for the next two months. Welcome, Lynda or whom you may know better as Loopyloo in blog land. We are super excited to have you designing with us!

Card Details: MFT- Bubble over with Joy, Square die is probably from Spellbinders but have had it for YEARS! I used both Prismas and Copics for coloring, I used Oxide inks for my background. The little flowers are from MFT too. The greeting is my go to from Verve.

The Design team at STB and our guest did a fabulous job with this topping! Come on over and check it out! Nanc’


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Forget the Birthday Cake

Hello, Here we are once again back to the first of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. How did April get here so fast? My fellow DT member Julie has selected Pink and Green which is going to be so perfect for Spring florals. As you can see, my brain went a totally different direction than Spring florals for my card. Apparently, I had Lime Martini’s on my mind. LOL Just kidding, as I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had a Martini. I need to fix that soon!

Card Details: Greeting, Scalloped Rectangle, Martini glass, and Ric-rac are all MFT. The dotted background die is from Sunny Studios. The little limes/lemons are from Jillibean Soup. I have a bit of silver Nuvo drops and glitter on the rim of my glass.

I sure hope you will scoot on over to Color Hues to check out the rest of the cards from my fabulous Design Team and our Guest. I know you will be inspired!

I will be back in a few hours with another post! See you then! Nanc’


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Black and White

Hello, It is the middle of the month already, and time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Hannelie has chosen Black and White this time around. It is practically summer here already so I have broken out the flip-flops once again.

I decided to make two cards as I just loved the way the flip flops turned out with the polka dots and I found another piece of cardstock with stars on it. I can’t wear flip-flops as they bother my feet, but if I could I’d pick the stars for sure.

Card Details: Die cuts are Honey Bee Stamps and the greetings are too. The EF is an old one from SU.

Hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out what the team and our guest did with this color combination, you are sure to be inspired. Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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3 Shades of Green

Hello, Hope you are doing well! We have a great Topping starting over at Seize the Birthday today! Vicki selected 3 Shades of Green this time around. I use a lot of green on my cards, at least according to my scraps box I do, it seems to be overflowing at this moment. My favorite shade is Olive green, what about you? Or do you even like green?

Card Details: This is a new dies set I picked up this Sizzix dies set called Garden Shed from my local stamping store quite a few months back. I thought the wheelbarrow and garden tools were so cute. The DSP is from Stampin Up. The greeting is from Verve and my favorite dew drops are from Honey Bee Stamps.

Come check out all the gorgeous green designs over at Seize the Birthday and play along.

Take care, Nanc’


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Flippin Fabulous Birthday

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your day! I actually am all caught up on my DT commitments and decided to make a birthday card as my stash is completely depleted. As soon as I saw the challenge over at AAA Birthday, I knew what I wanted to do. They asked us to use Patterned Paper on our card. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I CASED myself, only this time it’s a birthday card instead. This is such fun DSP that I got from my Local Scrapbooking store. I just love cutting out the bows on the flip-flops with the crabs perfectly in the middle. The dies and sentiments are from Honey Bee Stamps! A must-have set for this Florida girl.

Below is the card I cased of myself that I made last October.

Have a great rest of your week! I will be back on Thursday for more Birthday fun with STB! Take care, Nanc’


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Peach and Green

Hello, Hope this post finds you well. It’s time for our next duo of colors at Color Hues. The color combo that the lovely Carol has chosen for all of us is Peach and Green. This was such a fun challenge for me as Peach isn’t something I use very often. I will tell you a funny back story real quick. I was working on this challenge at a friend’s house about a month or so ago and I was so happy with how my card was turning out but had plans to finish it when I got home. Later the next day, I sat down to finish it up and when I was looking at it I realized I was staring at peach and grey. LOL Have you ever done that? Let me just say it’s not the first time. You may just be seeing that combo sometime this year. LOL

Card Details: I have a mix of supplies for today’s card. Surprise surprise. LOL I just love the dotted background die that I just got from Sunny Studios called Frilly Frames Polka Dot. It comes with an outer frame and is actually a lot bigger. I cut it down to fit the size I wanted for my card. The flowers and greeting are from Stampendous, and the flowers are heat embossed and watercolored. The leaves are an old stamp from SU and a coordinating punch. I added the green strips of paper to bring the green back again in the design. A few pop dots for dimension and a few clear Nuvo drops to finish it off.

I sure hope you will consider popping on over to Color Hues and joining us! The team’s cards are much more phenomenal than mine-as always! I am going to have to kick it up a notch if I want to stay on this team. 😉

Take care, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge starting. The topping I have chosen this time around is hearts, which is perfect for this time of year. When I have a large stamp to color it tends to overwhelm me a bit, especially if I am pushed for time. So I decided to get out my heart stencil and just capture part of the stamp. I love doing this technique and am doing it quite often now. I have been making different stencils out of acetate to have on hand for future cards. It is much better than post it notes. Waste not, want not as my mom would say.

I would also like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest to STB for the next two months. I know it is someone you will recognize as she is very busy in blog-land and a wonderful card designer. Welcome, Carol Mayne! I am so happy to have you with us!

Card Details: Stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the blocked sentiments are from Net and Tangled. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color my daisies. And a white gel pen to make my white dots in the center of the flowers. This card didn’t photograph well and looks better IRL!

Before I go I would also like to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the word is Birthdays.

Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Transparency or Vellum

Hello, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting that was selected by the talented Ashwini. The topping is to use Vellum or Transparency on your card and or project. I just love the look of vellum on a card it is easy to do with such a great look.

My card was very quick to through together. I am using what is certainly becoming one of my favorite stamp and die sets from Stampin Up called… Forever Fern. I used a very old wooden stamp that is also SU to make my grey splatters. The sentiment is also from SU and the scalloped dies are MFT.

Before I go I would like to say farewell to Julie Peddicord. She has been a fabulous Surprise Party Guest with us for the past two months and we are certainly going to miss her. Thanks for all your inspiration Julie.

I hope you will consider coming by STB and joining us! Remember our topping is always optional any birthday card will do.

Take care, Nanc’