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


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No Stamping

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Carol is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card with NO Stamping.

Here are a few ideas: (dies, stickers, watercoloring…anything that doesn’t involve stamps)

Since life has been a bit stressful and I didn’t have time to make a card this week (sorry Carol), I went in my vault of cards not shared yet and found just the perfect one. So if you are wondering why there is a blooming Christmas cactus in the photo, this card was probably made last December.

Card Details: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Hubiscus dies- Altenew, thanks die-Saavy, Heart die-MFT, leaf dies-Verve.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along we would love to have you! Take care, Nanc’


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Nautical

Hello, We are back again over at Seize the Birthday and we have a fun challenge for you to get creative with. Lindsey has chosen Nautical as our topping. I was so happy when I saw this topping coming up as I adore making Nautical themed cards.

We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us for the next two months at STB. Welcome Melanie Hungerford! We are so happy to have you designing alongside us!

Remember over at Seize the Birthday our topping is optional and you can always go the direction of justing making a birthday card!

Card Details: I borrowed this fun background stamp and sentiments from a friend and it’s from Avery Elle. Thanks Carol. I masked off the center to leave an oval. Then I cut out my anchor on my Cameo. Last, I added the twine and some Honey Bee Stamps Dew drops.

Hope to see you over at STB! Take care, Nanc’


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White, Gray and Navy with Vellum

Hello, I hope your week is off to a great start! I just love the color combo going on this week at TGIF Challenges. The colors are so soothing and they inspired me to make a sympathy card that I needed for my hubby’s cousin whom just lost her hubby to cancer. Such a terrible and sudden shock as we didn’t know he was sick. I assume those were his wishes.

Card Details: It was time to give some of my older SU stamps some love. I have always been a huge fan of these flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from Verve. The tag die is from MFT. I used white embossing powder on vellum for my flowers and then white on navy for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers do not come in the same set but compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The dotted background paper is that stash I talk about all the time from SU that has a pattern on it and resists ink. So I took my Smoky Slate SU ink and inked it up. Then I wiped it off with a towel just like an emboss resist and the dots come through. I used the same grey ink to ink my SU leaves as well.

I had a hard time photographing this card and it looks much better in real life.

Thanks for all the visits as they really brighten my day!

Take care! Nanc’


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Guest @ AAA Birthday

Hello, I am just delighted to be guesting today over at AAA Birthday! Thanks so very much for having me ladies! The theme they have this time around is one everyone is sure to love. It is FLOWERS! Just remember it has to be a Birthday card!

Card Details: The DSP is from SU. I used my wonderful stencils from Pink Fresh Studio called Daisy Wreath and the greeting is from SU as well. I used the wonky stitched rectangles for some added interest.

Be sure to pop on over to AAA Birthday and check out all the fabulous flowered cards by the talented team, they are sure to inspire you!

Take care and I hope to see you in the gallery at Triple A! Nanc’


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Signs of Summer

Hello, Over at The Paper Players we have a perfect challenge for this time of year, at least for those of us in the beginnings of Summer that is. I am waving my hand and saying me of course!! Although I must say our mornings and evenings are still rather pleasant. Ann is our fabulous hostess and came up with this perfect theme and pics to inspire us!

As soon as I saw this challenge coming up I jumped right in an cracked open my new stamps and dies from Sunny Studios. How cute are these seals? Sealiously they make me smile every time I look at them.

Card Details: I first started with a background that I feel is becoming rather my go to our signature look, but hey if it works why change it? The stencil is from MFT and sponged with Oxide Inks. The darling seals are new to me and are from Sunny Studios. The sun die is one that I adore and have had for some time from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium as I haven’t mastered Copics by themselves and at this rate probably never will. Hey, but that is okay!

I am linking up once again with the sweet Darnell over at NBUS and with the fun over at Addicted to Stamps and More for Make Your Mark.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the fabulous Design Team and see how they showcased SUMMER!

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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Kindness

Hello! I hope you are doing well! Lisa is our Hostess at Just Us Girls this week and she has picked the perfect work for us! The word is kindness! Such an important word, don’t you think? I sent this card to a dear friend that recently lost her husband and that I did a few things for her, and in return she sent me flowers. It sure should have been the other way around, it was totally surprisingly sweet of her and so totally unnecessary!

Here is another view!

Card Details: The fun background is that fabulous emboss resist paper from SU that I use sparingly. I inked it up with my Oxide Inks. The green background is just some DSP that I thought worked well. I have had this slimline die cut set from Pink Fresh Studio called Slime Braided Circles for more than a few months now and finally got around to breaking the seal. My dear friend and teammate Carol is the queen of slim-lines and I hope to one day to have more time to make more of these type of cards as she always inspires me with hers. I incorporated my new dies with the flowers, the stitched letters, and leaves from MFT, the U is from Verve, the kind is from SSS. I wish I hadn’t put the Nuvo drops over top the centers of my flowers as they did bleed a bit.

I incorporated my card into two other challenges the Tic Tac Toe challenge where I used the row Blue, Circle and Floral.

And over at NBUS with my sweet friend Darnell.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you will consider joining us this week at JUGS! Before I go, I would like to welcome Fran to the team this month. She is our guest designer! Welcome Fran!

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Father’s Day

Hello, I thought I would sneak away this afternoon after my son and daughter in law left and do something to distract me and keep the sadness at bay. Yes, after all these years I am still a wimp when my son leaves as we always have the best time together! He has a way of making everything better. Anyways, I started off by searching for a challenge site to play along with. I decided on a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, as the theme is masculine.

Card Details: I still had this SU fish set on my desk which helped the card come together rather quickly. Every bit of my card is from Stampin Up and some of the stamps are old and some are new. If you have any questions, please just let me know. This card is a case of my fellow DT member Ann’s card from the Paper Players and it was made back in 2013. I just feel in love with the colors she used!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Hello

I have a very quick card today as I couldn’t pass up the chance to play along at the Make the Cards Challenge where one of my besties is hosting. For her challenge all you have to do is use a stenciled background and a die-cut sentiment.

Card Details: I made a card just like this one a few weeks ago. You can find it here! This drooping daisy die-cut that I believe is from Memory Box. I doubled the petal part as I don’t like it singular. The stencil is brand new and from Altenew and the Script Hello is new as well and from Simon Says Stamps. I used a piece of vellum on the shadow of the hello as well. The scalloped edge die is from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’


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DAD

Hello, It’s the first of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I am you hostess this time around and I thought that the color Blue and Brown might work well for some Father’s Day themed cards. The design team and our guest Michal have a great variety of cards for many occasions to inspire you.

I took the picture of my card in doors, and parts of the card appear to be black when in actuality they are navy. There is no black on this card at all.

I am also playing along with the sweet gals over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the row of Dad, Blue, and Die-cut.

Card Details: The fish and DSP are from SU, the waves are MFT, the letters are a Sizzix die, and the greeting is from Verve. Nuvo drops for bubbles.

I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and join us! We would love to have you!

Take care, Nanc’


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Sweet Friend

Hello, I hope this post finds you well. Things have been less than ideal over the past couple of weeks in my neck of the woods and stress has hit an ultimate high. So if I seem a little out of sorts that is why! I do not have the time or energy to tell you what my last ten days have looked like, nor would I do that to you, all I am going to ask is if you would please keep my father and my hubby in your prayers. On a happier note, my son and daughter in law are coming to Florida for a few days, rather unexpectedly, so that might be just what this girl needs as a pick me up and to get me back on track.

Onto today’s card! Over at The Paper Players we have a Tic Tac Toe Board created by LeAnne for you all to enjoy. I have selected the center row of circle, red and DSP, but my card would also work with the diagonal row of blue, red, and white. Which row speaks to you?

When creating my card I decided to combine it with the Festive Friday Challenge. The three items I selected were; stripes, rectangle, and bright colors.

Card Details: I have a mix of The Greetery, Gina K Designs, and SU, and a MS punch for my card. If you have any questions just ask.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’