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You are simply…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! The fabulous Lisa has picked out the prettiest color combo for us this week at Just Us Girls. I just loved it the moment I saw it.

Card Details: I have mentioned before that I have this great DSP from SU that I only use sparingly as I love it so much, but I thought this color combo warranted getting out a small piece of it. The paper itself has a pattern to it already and all you have to do it apply your ink and you end up with an emboss resist with little work. I have no idea why they don’t carry this stuff on a regular bases… or any company for that matter. Everything I have used on this card is from SU.

I am also linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies challenge.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us! There are some fabulous cards by the DY and our guest to check out.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Yellow and Grey

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for the next hues of color to begin over at Color Hues. I have been looking forward to this color combo for quite sometime. Design Team member Karen made this selection and it’s one of my all time favorites! Did you know that it’s the Pantone Colors of 2021? I didn’t, but I love learning new things! Thanks Karen!

Here is another view of my card.

Card Details: I so enjoyed putting this card together. The new die cut set is from Sizzix and called Spring Foliage. The heart border die is an oldie but favorite of mine from Verve. The greeting is from Stampin Up. The stitched heart is from MFT.

I am going to be linking up my card over at NBUS as this Sizzix set is brand new to me.

Please come join us over at Color Hues where the Design Team has once again blown me away with their cards! The talented Amy Kolling is joining us too! Welcome Amy! We are thrilled to have you along with us!

I hope you have a very enjoyable day! Nanc’


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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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Birthday Wishes/Color Challenge

Hello, Happy Sunday! It’s Color Challenge time at The Paper Players and LeAnne has a great color combo for us. As I was thinking about what I was going to do with this color combo, and nothing was directly jumping out at me, I decided to CASE myself! That always helps when you are in a dilemma and don’t know what to do. For my card, I am using this digital stamp from Power Poppy called Cherry Blossom. I will say, the above card did not turn out as well as the first one that I have pictured below, plus I got a better photo of the yellow one as well. I would have re-taken the photo but it’s already sealed and on it’s way to the recipient. The birthday greeting is from Verve and I used Copics and Prismas as my medium.

Card of mine that I CASED!

I am also linking my card up over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the center row of Florals, Free , and Any Shape Die.

For more 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 and happy creating, Nancy


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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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Life is Better…

Hello again, I am back today with a fun card that just screams Summer! I Love this stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps called- Flippin Fabulous and I was itching to play with them again.

I am linking up my card over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

Card Details: I first blended my background with Oxide Inks, then I colored all my images before die-cutting them. Right before I started assembling my card I didn’t like that the flip flops were stark white, so I came back with a heart stamp to give them some fun flare. I used Crystal Effects on the straps of the flip flops to make them shine and more realistic. I remember the flip flops when I was a kid, were those super flat kind with glossy straps in an array of different colors. Who’s with me?

Thanks for checking in on me, I sure do appreciate your visits. Have a great rest of your day! Stay well! Nanc’


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High Tide…

Hello, Over at Time Out Challenges they have a pretty photo that inspired me to get crafty this afternoon. This photo looks like a perfect beachfront vacation spot and it looks so beautiful. I tried putting a teal chair on my card to match the photo but it just didn’t look right. I think it was blending in too much with the water.

Card Details: All of the stamps/dies that I have used for this card are from Stampin Up the only thing that is not is the stencil I used for my clouds, which is from MFT. I masked off the water and used Oxide inks for the base before I stamped on the ripples. The sand was masked off too, prior to the stamping over top.

If time permits I may be back in a day or two as I would like to make another card inspired by those great pillows. I have the perfect DSP to match. Hope you are having a great day! Nanc’


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Springtime Flowers

Happy Easter Sunday to you and yours! Over at The Paper Players we have the perfect theme challenge starting today. Jaydee has chosen Springtime Flowers for our inspiration. When you check out the pretty graphic below, you can’t help but get inspired. Hubby and I have planted more flowers this Spring than in years past and it’s been so much fun and therapeutic. I just hope the 90 degree heat doesn’t come on too strong this year and or soon, so we can continue to enjoy them a little longer. Fingers are tripled crossed.

Card Details: I have quite a mix of supplies for this card so if you don’t mind, if you want to know about any piece of it please send me a message. I will say, a lot of it is from SU and the DSP in my opinion is the star of the show!

Before I go, I am also linking my card up over at Inkspirational where the have a new prompt, GROW.

For more 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 and enjoy your day, Nanc’


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MOM

Hello, Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your day! I needed to work on some inventory this afternoon, after hubby and I had lunch at the park and went for our daily walk, and I knew right away when I sat down I was going to create something for this fabulous color combo going on over at The Color Throwdown. I couldn’t wait to get started because I just love pink, and in this challenge they have two shades of pink paired with cream. Those colors just screamed Mother’s Day card to me. This card was fun to put together.

Here is a front shot of the card.

Details: A few days ago I had a SSS order come in with this fun new stencil from Altenew called Rose Bouquet and a great SSS MOM die-cut, along with maybe a few other things. LOL So since these items were used for the first time, I am going to link my card up over at NBUS also. After I inked my base of my leaves I came back with a Q-tip to give the leaves some more realistic definition with the same Antique linen ink. It worked perfectly. The bottom sentiment is from Paper Roses- Mother’s Day Quotes and I just love it. Not sure I should have inked it in black ( and crooked-grr) but it’s a little late now. LOL I finished it off with a ribbon and some Nuvo drops in groups of 3.

I hope if you are celebrating Easter tomorrow you have a truly wonderful day. Take care, Nanc’


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Stripes

Hello, I am back again today for the latest challenge at Just Us Girls, Angie is our hostess and she has selected Stripes as our Word. Before I get a head of myself, I need to also welcome our next guest! Claire Apostoloff is joining us this month! Welcome Claire, we are happy to have you designing along side us for the month of April.

Card Details: I started off by masking off my card base with acetate, this way I could make my stripes in three different colors using Oxide Inks. As you can see I had intended on making a small white line between colors and one is far more visible than the other. The stamp is a wooden block from Impresscardsandcrafts and the greeting is from Verve. This came out better than I imagined in my head. I actually like that the stamp looks a bit muted in the middle. I have clear Nuvo drops for accent.

Come on over to JUGS and check out what the talented team has done using Stripes, and hopefully you will be inspired to play along. Take care and stay well, Nanc’