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


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With Much Love….

Hello, I hope your day is off to a good start! It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has a happy color palette for you to try! I just want to clarify that my hibiscus are in fact a deep orange and not red as they appear to be. I used two different colors of orange for this card. They actually match my background paper nearly perfect in real life. I really love this set from Stampin Up called Tropical Chic, it always stamps so well and never disappoints!

I am off to have lunch with some stamping friends today! Hope you all are doing something fun too! If not, happy stamping! nanc’

 

 


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You are Loved!

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day! Angie is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she came up with a very fun and unique Trend Challenge for us this week. It’s called off the edge. I wish I would have thought of it! Great job Angie! My SU flowers were made out of alcohol inks, the leaves are a SU punch, tag is Verve, and the sentiment is from SSS.  I am pretty happy with the way this card came together and so quickly at that.  As you can tell, I cut down my card base a bit so that my tag could hang off the edge.

So let your imagination go and join us this week!  Nanc’


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Happy Birthday You are Loved!

 

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day so far!  We have another challenge beginning over at Seize the Birthday and it’s time for Anything Goes.  Just remember it must be a Birthday theme.  I will confess I have had this card on my computer desktop for quite some time just waiting to be posted. I stenciled the background with my Oxide inks, the flowers and scalloped rectangles are MFT, the sentiment is a bit of this and that. I used wink of Stella all over the flowers, but it’s not noticeable in the picture.

Please come check out the wonderful cards by my DT and SPG Tenia. Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Houses

Hello,  Seems like forever since I posted last as the last few weeks were pre-scheduled posts.  This is me coming at you LIVE…LOL.  I am back from my second trip, this one was to California to visit my son and daughter in law.  They spoiled Dave and I rotten and we got to see quite a lot. I am still reeling from all the fun we had and saying goodbye is always the tough part.  I always cry quite a lot on the plane ride home (lack of sleep doesn’t help) and then for a few days off and on, but now that I am back to work, back to a routine, I have sucked it up and I am good to go. LOL. Until next time anyway.

Today’s card is for Just Us Girls and the word is Houses.  It just so happens that I needed a Congrats on your new home card for my nephew, so the timing was perfect. Here are a few details….First, I took my Oxide inks and blended my background, next I cut out the house die (from Taylored Expressions), sun and clouds( from Lawn Fawn) and the rectangle frame and sentiment(from SU.) Put it all together and I was done.

Hope you will come by JUGS and check out what my talented team and our new Guest Christine Perez have done as well.  Welcome Christine, we are very glad to have you with us!

Below are a couple pics from our trip.  Tyler surprised us for our 27th Anniversary and took us to see Hamilton.  It was sensational!!  The ice cream picture was also in San Fran.

Take care, Nanc’


 


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Congrats…

 

 

Hello,  Here we are once again with another week gone by! Today’s challenge at Just Us Girls is to use an Embossing Folder.  Easy huh? I paired my embossing folder with this fun puzzle piece heart from SU.  The sentiment is theirs as well.  It was heat embossed.   Isn’t that paper so pretty! It’s Bo Bunny I do believe. A Big Thanks to Greta for being a fabulous Guest this month.

Get out those Embossing Folders and please come and join us! Nanc’


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Spring…

Hello,  I hope Spring is finally starting to arrive where you are.  Spring happens to be our topping that Tae Eun has chosen this time at Seize the Birthday! Fits her to a tee since she’s all about florals. Today’s card is designed with a bit of this and that. The flowers are MFT, the background paper is SU and it has been sponged with Oxide Inks, the sentiment is Verve, and last but not least this great cover plate… is anybody’s guess, as it’s not mine. I really love it! I think it’s MFT but I would be guessing. I sponged the flowers as well to match the background.

Please come check out the team’s take on Spring!  See you there! Nanc’


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Life is Meant…

Hello,  We have a great celebratory photo this week at Just Us Girls and I decided to step out of the box and get inspired by colors instead. The blue and green balloons spoke to me initially when I saw this photo and I thought water, then as I thought a bit harder I thought beach ball colors…and Whalla….the card was born! LOL. Not sure how to spell Whalla.  Hopefully, you get the gest!

Everything you see here is from MFT…besides some of the paper. I sponged the light blue and colored her with Prismas.

Please come check out the rest of the team’s work and our guest Greta and join us! Nanc’


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Family, Balloons and Ghosting!

Personal Post followed by cards! 

Hello, Hope this post finds you well! We just got back from a quick trip to Charlotte, NC to attend my Godfather/Uncle’s funeral. It was a complete an utter shock, as he passed away suddenly in his sleep.  Have you ever wanted to do something so bad and you just knew you were supposed to be there to offer your love, support and not to mention to say your final goodbyes?  That is how I felt this past week. My Aunt and Uncle came to my son’s wedding about a year and a half ago and I was so grateful that they made the trip down and now even more so.  Amongst all the tears and sorrow the last few days, it was great to reconnect with all my cousins and their extended families, to talk with my Aunt Jean one on one, and give her all the hugs that I possibly could.   I follow my cousins on social media which is great but actually having the chance to see all of my cousin’s spouses and children in person was really awesome. My Uncle Chuck and Aunt Jean did an amazing job raising their kids, and you can see that task being passed down to their kids as well. 3 out of the 4 children live in different parts of the US and not Charlotte, so it’s not often we all get to see one another.  When Dave and I arrived on Sunday, the house was overflowing with people and love, it was a Home! They both played such an important role in their community and that was evident by the food being brought in, not to mention all the visitors. The Visitation and Mass were so very touching, and as I sit here reflecting on the past few days, I feel honored to have had such an amazing man as my godfather.  Dave an I always had an extra special connection with him, as he was a principal and superintendent of many school districts during his long career.  I could go on and on as his resume is impressive.  My Uncle was quite the artist as well.  Below there is a self-portrait that he drew that was on display at the visitation, along with a picture of the two of them at the wedding.  You will be sorely missed Uncle Chuck!  Rest in peace and say hello to mom for me.

Now onto my cards, The cards above were inspired by the Twofer Challenge this month along with the CAS Stencil Challenge where they have asked us to try the ghosting technique. I had a great time making these cards before my trip, it was a great distraction.  On the ELE card….I got a bit heavy handed with my ghosting technique, but it sure is fun and easy to do. Not sure you can tell but I even did the ghosting technique on the balloons as well using a different stencil. All supplies are MFT, except the stencil.

For my second card, I decided that I colored the Chameleon too dark with copics, so I tried to highlight him a bit with colored pencil.  Live and learn, leave things well enough alone as my mom use to say.  Believe it or not, I stamped the Chameleon (from Your Next Stamp) first and masked him to do the background with Oxide Inks. The clouds and balloons are popped up for some dimension. The sentiment and the Ele are both colored with Prismas. The clouds are Lawn Fawn, the rest is all MFT.  Here are two other pics of the cards. Nanc’


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I Miss You Already

Hello,  I am your hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Color Week.  I have a Spring-like Color palette for you all that are dealing with snow in hopes that it will warm you up a bit, and remind you that eventually it will feel like Spring! We have been having really hot temperatures here in Florida and appears that we may skip Spring altogether. 😦

Today’s card is a mix of MFT and SU. I just adore these MFT elephants and it was time to get them out and play with them again.  I did some emboss resist and didn’t worry too much about my ink blending and am rather happy with the results.  The Ele, florals, and butterflies are MFT. The Ele was colored with Prismas and the sentiment is from SU.

I sure hope you will consider coming over to JUGS and joining us this week!  Who knows you may even become our Chic of the Week!

See you there!  Nanc’


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Dots and Stripes!

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a great start! Today starts a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping that Vicki has chosen is Dots and Stripes.  I had a great time making this card! I paired up some of my MFT flower stamps with some Elizabeth Craft Designs candle die-cuts that I really love, and some fabulous polka dotted paper.  In addition, the die-cut leaves are Verve and the sentiment is SU.  It has some pop dots for dimension as well.

Before I go I would like to welcome the talented Tenia to STB, as she is our next Surprise Party Guest for the next two months!  Tenia, we are all so thrilled to have you joining us!

Happy crafting, Nanc’