Hello, I hope you are doing well! I don’t know about you but when my mojo is missing and I need a quick jumpstart one of the things that I do is… pull out a few fun die sets from MFT and decorate a space. Nothing like a bit of interior decorating to spark some creativity.
Also, the Spots and or Stripes from AAA Birthday helped with my interior design.
Card Details: MFT dies- Potted Plants, Decor and More, Take a Seat and Couch Potato Sentiment set.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’
Hello, I am jumping past Spring this week and right into Summer since our temps are in the 80s already. We also skipped right over Winter this year, the thoughts of how hot Summer could possibly be is a bit scary. Plus we have had zero rain in the past three months or so. Don’t even get me started on the pollen. Enough about the weather…I sound like my hubby! LOL
Let’s get to the card I have for you today.
I just love this Spellbinders Day at the Beach die set and today I paired it with a new to me Foil set called Splatter Sentiments. It is a fun set with a mix of a border, splatters, and words. I just the whimsical font of the word Birthday. I sponged her bathing suit with intention of leaving some of it white. The DSP for the hat, flip flops, and beach bag was cut from two scraps that are 3 x 3 squares that I have been saving as they were too pretty to part with. The Chevron paper is from MFT. I used my Fiskers cutter-Victorian blade to give the card I decorative edge at the bottom. The card that inspired this card was found HERE on Pinterest.
Everything is linked for you below.
Card Details: with Affiliate Inks
Day at the Beach
Glimmer Hot Foil System
Glimmer Hot Foil Pack
I am linking up with the Happy Little Stampers Birthday Challenge.
I hope you have a wonderful day. We are headed out for a bike ride with Dave’s brother and his wife.
Take care, Nanc’
Hello, It’s Saturday and time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls. Lisa K is our wonderful hostess and she has an easy and fun idea for us and hopefully you too. She wants us to make a matching envelope for our card. I told you it was easy! Great idea, Lisa!
When I started thinking about what I wanted to do for this challenge and knew I would combine this post with the latest Spellbinders release, the idea came to me instantly. Why not emboss the envelope with this amazing Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder! This turned out even better than I thought it would. This card might be hand delivered, as I wouldn’t want it to get messed up in the mail.
I don’t think this card needs any more details given as it is all really straightforward. I have all the products listed below.
Affiliate Links Below:
Floral Reflection Collection
Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder
Universal Plate System-P6
I am also linking up with the Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
I am happy you stopped by today and hope you will check out my links above and join us at Just Us Girls. Take care, Nanc’
Hello, October! How did that happen so fast? Anyway, it’s time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Carol is our wonderful hostess and she has a perfect pairing for this Halloween month. I didn’t go the Halloween route but I certainly embraced the colors with a bright happy birthday card.
This post was written before Hurricane Ian! I have no power and No internet hope to be back up and running soon! Hugs to everyone and those poor people who lost everything and more! Take care!
Card Details: I have had this die from Spellbinders for quite some time and it’s the first time I have shared a card that I made with you. It also so happens to be on sale right now so you can find it linked below.
Gift Border and Sentiments
Now, please head on over to Color Hues and take a look at my fabulous team’s cards they are incredible.
As the card states, I hope you are having a Happy Day! Take care, Nanc’
Hello, Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. I am the hostess and I have a very easy Topping for all of you, if you chose to hop on over and play along, we would love to have you!
Card Details: It’s your birthday is from Verve, the Bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses, the Cheers die is from Spellbinders-Outlined Sentiments. As you can probably tell I did quite a bit of ink blending on this card. HERE is the tag that totally sparked my inspiration for this card.
Hope you have a wonderful day and when you read this that Hurricane Ian is sparing us with minimal damage. Take care and be well, Nanc’
Hello, I am back with a card today for “just me” and it also happens to be for the latest Freshly Made Sketch Challenge going on. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along. As I mentioned a few days ago, I am determined to do more coloring when I am sitting down to create, as I do enjoy it so much. It just takes time, and sometimes we have to make time for the things that we enjoy, don’t we? Plus I am not going to get better at it if I don’t practice.
Card Details: Sunny Studios-Sealiously Sweet Summer stamp set, Copics and Prismas to color. I am hoping the small splashes of water that come in that set are looking like watermelon seeds, because that is what I was going for.
I hope you had an enjoyable day, however you chose to spend it. If you’re looking for a challenge to play along in with a ton of inspiration…try Karren’s sketch at FMS! Take care, Nanc’
Hello, It’s time for our next topping at Seize the Birthday. JoAnn is our wonderful hostess this time around and she has chosen a color challenge for our topping, and it’s perfect for today which happens to be March 17th-St Patrick’s Day!
Card Details: I had this negative die sitting on my desk for quite some time and am happy to have put it to use. I know my card has quite a bit of black on it, but that is okay as that is one of our neutrals. When I found this green and white DSP in my stash I knew it was going to work out perfectly. The heart die is from SSS, the Birthday die is from MFT. A few silver punches for the center of the flowers and I was done.
Now, I hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the fabulous cards by the Design Team and our guest Deepti!
Do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’
Hello, It is the middle of the month, and time for our next Hues of Colors over at Color Hues. I am the hostess for this challenge and I have selected a Spring color pairing. Today also happens to be my hubby’s birthday and when you read this we will be in California celebrating with family. Lucky us! We were supposed to go for my birthday in August last year, but that didn’t pan out. I am just thankful to be there now.
Card Details: Chick Stamp set by MFT, the clouds and sun die are from Lawn Fawn and I used Copics to color my images.
Now, I hope you will go on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards from our Design Team and our guest Kerry! I know you will be as inspired as I was.
Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’
Hello, I hope this post finds you well! Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting. Cathy is our sweet hostess and she wants us to add sparkle and or Shine to our Birthday cards. I thought this fun Pickup truck from Spellbinders would do the trick. I used fun mirrored paper for the bows, bumper, and side- mirrors. I guess I was driving too fast as the packages came spilling out of the back!
Here is a close-up!
Card Details: The cute little pick-up truck is from Spellbinders. The sentiment is a mix of Verve!
I hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the fabulous cards by my Design team and our wonderful guest Vicky Hayes and while you are there get inspired to join us!
Take care and happy creating, Nanc’
Hello, Today I am pleased as punch to be guesting along with the talented team over at Time Out Challenges. Thanks so much for having me!
It’s time for an “Inspired By Words” Challenge and here is the beautiful quote they have for us!
For this challenge they are sponsored by Altenew and the Winner will get $15 store credit and an offer to Guest Design with them for a future challenge.
Card Details: This die set is from Sizzix and is called Garden Shed. The greeting is from Verve. The pink tag was embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and then sanded to show the white core of the paper underneath. The brick wall stencil is from MFT and I used Oxide inks. I used mirrored paper for the watering can and the plant shelf.
I sure hope you are having a wonderful day and if you have some time on your hands to be creative you will consider playing along with us at Time Out!
Take care and happy creating, Nanc’