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


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello,  It’s time again for Color Week at Just Us Girls.  Lisa is our hostess and she has chosen a great color combo to inspire us!  I decided to do the watercoloring smooshing technique once again, as it always produces great results. My flowers are quite different in tones, but I like them just the same.  You can’t go wrong when you use the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set. The sentiment and outer circle are from SU.

Please come by and check out the teams and our guest Linda’s amazing cards.  Take care, Nanc’


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Cozy Challenge!

Nearly a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with two card makers and blogging friends for a quick getaway to MFT.  While we were at our hotel in Mount Dora, I went down to the lobby to retrieve some coffee for us. When I returned, Michele Ferguson from (I Card Everyone) noticed that each cozy around the coffee cup was different.  She challenged us to make a card with our cozy.  I traded with Bobby from (Bits and Pieces) and boy was mine a challenge.  When I nearly tossed in the towel, and I am late for the deadline I might add, I decided to in list the help of Pinterest. YEAH!!! This is NOT my original design! I did draw everything free hand and ran my basketball through my EF to make the BB have dimples. The sentiment is from Verve!  The other ladies did a much better job then I did.  I have linked them up for you above. Here is a picture of my cozy, before I cut it.

Here is a picture from our time together. I just love meeting fellow crafters that I talk to on-line.  There is never a lull in conversation, that is for sure.  Michele and Bobby are just as sweet and thoughtful as I imagined they would be, and I can’t thank them enough for coming so far (Michigan) to meet up with me. Who knows who I will be meeting next! I have quite a few people on my bucket list! It may be you!!  Nanc’

 


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Harvest/ Autumn Blessings…

 

Hello, Although we don’t quite have Autumn here in Florida and the temps are still in the 90’s, it didn’t stop me from making a couple of Autumn theme cards over the weekend. One is made of the colors you would traditionally expect, and the other one …not so much.  I love how they both turned out!

I am linking up these cards to two different challenges.  The first one is The Twofer Card Challenge which I am totally thrilled not to miss out on this month, and the other one is The Color Throwdown, which I have been following since its inception.

The stamps I used for these cards are from Verve, with an exception of the larger leaf on the autumn colored card, who knows where that one came from, but it’s a keeper.   On both cards, I heat embossed the leaves with either white, silver, gold or red. On the fall colored card, I used my oxide inks to blend the background.  The leaf punch is from SU and dry embossed, and the tag and wonky rectangles are from MFT.  I splattered some white paint to help hide some of my stray embossing powder on the black card. Finally, I got to use my new Rectangles with the rounded corners from MFT.  I just love those patterned leaves from Verve, and I knew they would make a fun fall card.  The black card is so very shimmery in real life!  If you have any other questions…let me know!

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Hope you have a really awesome week! Nanc’

 


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Smile and Sparkle!

Hello,  I wanted to play along over at The Flower Challenge as soon as I saw the challenge was to add sparkle. I finally had the time yesterday to do some crafting and this is what I came up with.  This is a CASE of one of my own cards from a few months ago.  I am kinda obsessed with these cards currently! Not sure you can tell in the terrible photo, but the leaves are silver heat embossed as well. The flowers and leaves are from Stampin Up,  along with that fun DP that I inked up with my Oxide Inks. Tim Holtz just came out with a new batch of Oxide Ink colors, have you seen them?  I am trying to refrain from buying them all, but it’s sooooo hard! The smile die and the heart is from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look, Nanc’


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Celestial is the Trend

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day!  If you were in the path of Hurricane Michael, I hope you are safe and with minimal damage. Mother nature isn’t being kind lately and I hope it stops very soon.  It breaks my heart to see the devastation it left behind. Feeling very blessed as I write this post.  Other than some rain and gusty winds, all was well here on the west coast of Florida. I am sending this card to my son ( whom I adore and miss, more than you can even imagine) and I can’t say exactly why I am sending this card, but I hope he doesn’t happen to check my blog before he receives it. You will have to trust me that it looks even better in person.  I had so much fun creating my celestial background with my oxide inks, starting with a piece of white card stock. It was a ton of blending!! The letter dies are from MFT and the “so proud of” is from SU.  That wooden moon stamp is something I have had for eons and is white heat embossed. The stars were heat embossed too and made with a SU stencil as well. Some splatters, and I was done.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teams designs! Nanc’


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Anything Goes at STB!

It’s that time again for an Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday, you just need to make sure it’s Birthday related. Today’s card features one of my favorite stamp sets by Stampin Up, that I don’t use nearly often enough. It’s called Painted Harvest.  It’s so quick and easy and sure to make a card come together perfectly every time. The sentiment, die-cut and ink are all from SU too. I used some of their Washi tape as well to make my rectangular strip.

I hope you will consider stocking up on some Birthday cards and joining us sometime over the next couple of weeks at STB, we would love to have you.  Take care, Nanc’


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Sympathy

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Screen Shot 2018-08-11 at 10.22.49 AMHello,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and today happens to be World Card Making day! I hope you find sometime to be creative.   I don’t know about you, but I am getting to that age where I am in constant need of  Sympathy cards and that is why I chose this word for our challenge.  I would also like to give a quick shout out to our new guest this month over at JUGS.  Please help me in welcoming Linda Snodgrass from Lin’s Craft Corner for the month of October!  Linda and I have had the opportunity to meet on two separate occasions, and I am happy to call her my blogging and card making friend. I hope you will go by her blog and leave her some love.

I hope you join us this week at JUGS too!  Nanc’

Card Details:  SU stamps and dies and watercoloring.

 


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Hello!

I have a quick post for you today for the latest Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I managed to squeeze tiny bit of me time in this week, and it felt really good.  I chose to use the bottom row of the board ; die cute, orange and sequins. I got this free hello die from MFT, and I paired it with this fun DP from SU that I sponged with my Oxide Inks, along with the friend sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh. Love using the negative of a die on a card. Not sure what I will do with the two hellos as of yet, but I am sure I will figure something out.

I hope you are having a fabulous day! Hope you and I both find some more time to craft this weekend…it’s been far too long. Nanc’


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Wild Card- Stripes

Hi,  We have a great and easy Wild Card Challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Stripes! I decided to get out some washi tape that I never use and try to make an interesting background with my Oxide Inks.  I absolutely love the way it came out.  I made this card about a month or so ago and recently have seen a lot of other card makers doing this technique too.  It is so easy and a lot of fun! I highly suggest you give it a try! Be careful, as I had a bit of a bleed in the bottom right of my base. These feathers are a new purchase for me, they came in my very first Papertrey Ink order. I know, can you believe it??  I really love them a lot! I cut out multiple feathers and stacked them up to give the card a lot of dimension.

Please stop by Just Us Girls and check out the teams amazing cards as well! I would also like to thank Julia for being such a wonderful guest this month.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Travel is the Topping…

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a great start…or ended well! LOL Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Travel. However, you do not have to use the topping, any other Birthday card or project will do. I just adore this SU set. It’s my go to for a masculine card for sure! The only huge mistake I have is that I accidentally grabbed a deep purple ink color for the sentiment instead of navy. I have no idea how that happened. I hope you can’t tell too much!

Please come on over to STB and check out the team’s cards along with our Surprise Party Guest Marianne.  Hopefully that will inspire you to join us! Nanc’