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Butterflies

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and Vicki is our hostess and she has picked an easy and wonderful word for us. She chose Butterflies. I told you it was easy!

We also have a brand new guest starting with us this month! I would like to say welcome to Cathy Roffey, who happens to be my teammate over at Seize the Birthday. We are happy to have you with us, my friend!

Card Details: The background of this card was inspired by a card I saw somewhere and I can’t for the life of me find it again, so sorry about that. I made a stencil using one of the butterflies inside the set from Birch Press designs and sponged the background. The set has 3 separate butterflies. The Happy Birthday is from Neat and Tangled. The stitched letters are from MFT. I speckled the background with some acrylic paint.

Have a great day and I certainly hope you might swing on by Just Us Girls and check out all the cards and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


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No Stamping

Hello, Today’s card is for the next Topping over at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has picked a great and relatively easy one for us. She wants us to use NO Stamping on our cards, so die-cuts to the rescue!

Card Details: As you can see the Beach Scene set by MFT has not been too far put away, after all, it’s still summertime. The sentiment is also from MFT and they are called Bottlecap letters. The Starfish DSP was just perfect for my little scene. The piece of ric-rac dividing the panels is also MFT.

Now, head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out how my fabulous teammates were inspired, and play along! We would really love to have you!

***Also, remember we still have the special challenge going on where we are paying Tribute to Lindsey over at our sister challenge, Color Hues. Please join us if you can!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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CAS-Miss You

I had a few minutes today and decided to try and make a CAS card. I went searching for a challenge to join and decided on the Inkspirational Challenge along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge once again. When I looked at the photo I saw palm trees, a blue sky, and tan sand. Yes, there is the orange VW Bus but I didn’t have anything that would work for that so I stuck with Palm Trees. The Palm Tree I chose to use is the older one from MFT. Then I looked at the Tic Tac Toe Board and made my selection of diagonal; Watercolor, Free, and Any Sentiment and went to work.

Card Details: Watercolor wash background using SU inks. The Palm Tree Die is older and from MFT and the Miss you is from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and find something to do that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Me Smile

 Hello,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’


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Wish You Were Here

Hello, I am sorry but I have one more card using this fun die set from Spellbinders and I think it’s the last…but no guarantees. I wanted to try to make one more card for Fusion’s Challenge before it ended as I just loved the beached tiered tray they have for inspiration. I tried to pull in the earth tones and the soft aqua from the photo. I have one of these trays in my Kitchen, which is so fun to decorate. Right now mine is Ice Cream themed, one of my other guilty pleasures.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links:

Spellbinders-Small Die of the Month-Day at the Beach

Platinum 6

Pink and Main- Stitched Waves Border Dies

Sentiment- MFT-Life’s a Beach

I used a stencil called Perfect Plaid from Miss Ink Stamps to make my beach bag.

I used a small hole punch for my dots of color.

I hope you are doing well and have had a great day! Nanc’


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Case a Designer

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls Ina has a terrific idea for us for Wild Card Week. What she wants us to do is CASE a Designer. I just loved this idea and could have picked any one of my teammates or anyone out in blog-land for that matter to CASE, as there are so many fabulous cardmakers out there. But, a few weeks ago I was at fellow DT member Carol Mc’s house and we were crafting together and I knew I wanted to play with one of her stamp sets after I saw her make the card below! It worked out perfectly! This card was so much fun to put together.

HERE is a link to Carol’s card

Card Details: Greetery dies and stencil. Oxide Inks for the background.

Hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and pick a designer to CASE and play along. Also, before I go, I want to thank Fran for being such a fabulous guest with us this past month. We have certainly enjoyed having you.

Take care, Nanc’


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Life’s a Beach

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest board over at Tic Tac Toe. My card goes with the center row of Die Cuts, Free and Bright Colors. I had the bright blue and yellow pieces left over from a card I posted a month or so ago sitting on my desk and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I made them using the smooshing technique on watercolored paper.

Card Details: The background was made with the smooshing technique and inks on watercolored paper. The palm, penguin, and sentiment are from MFT. I used foam tape to pop up the center of the card for some added interest. I colored with Copics. I also used white paint for a bit of splatter. The small postal die is from Hero Arts.

I hope however you choose to spend your day, it’s a good one! Nanc’


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Christmas in July

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! I decided since it was so hot outside that I would cool it down in paper form and make a Christmas card. Plus when I stopped by Freshly Made Sketches and saw DT member Karren’s adorable card it got me in the Christmas mood. Next, I had to pick a color combo and went straight to the Color Throwdown for inspiration. Did you also know that Build Your Own Stash is also having a Christmas in July Party with many prizes too? You have a little time left to join them as well.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links: Postal die background is Hero Arts, Poinsettia is from Impression Obsession, the scribbled wreath die is from Stampin Up. The white sprigs are bits of a Christmas tree from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons. The gold embossed greeting is from Verve. I used a hole punch to add some dots of gold glitter paper.

Thanks for dropping in on me and I hope you do one thing today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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A Note to Say…

Hello, Today I am back with a quick card and this time I am playing along with TGIF Challenges. Anyone that knows me at all, knows I love Coffee, so when I saw this challenge I thought it could be interpreted in a couple of different ways. I could have shown you my favorite card-making stamps, dies, or techniques but that list is so long…LOL, or I could share with you my favorite drink that I certainly could never survive without. I chose the latter.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers– Anything Goes with Dies.

A Few Card Details: The Cozy Cup stamp and die set, spoon, and coaster die are all from The Greetery. The little green leaf is from Stampin Up. The bow is from Paper Smooches. The DSP is something I have had in my stash for eons and use it sparingly. The spoon is cut out of mirrored paper. The small flower and heart are just something I have sitting in a magnetic dish on my desk, to use at any moment, and not sure whose they are at this point.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and you found something to do today that brought you JOY! Nanc’