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Peach and Green

Hello, Hope this post finds you well. It’s time for our next duo of colors at Color Hues. The color combo that the lovely Carol has chosen for all of us is Peach and Green. This was such a fun challenge for me as Peach isn’t something I use very often. I will tell you a funny back story real quick. I was working on this challenge at a friend’s house about a month or so ago and I was so happy with how my card was turning out but had plans to finish it when I got home. Later the next day, I sat down to finish it up and when I was looking at it I realized I was staring at peach and grey. LOL Have you ever done that? Let me just say it’s not the first time. You may just be seeing that combo sometime this year. LOL

Card Details: I have a mix of supplies for today’s card. Surprise surprise. LOL I just love the dotted background die that I just got from Sunny Studios called Frilly Frames Polka Dot. It comes with an outer frame and is actually a lot bigger. I cut it down to fit the size I wanted for my card. The flowers and greeting are from Stampendous, and the flowers are heat embossed and watercolored. The leaves are an old stamp from SU and a coordinating punch. I added the green strips of paper to bring the green back again in the design. A few pop dots for dimension and a few clear Nuvo drops to finish it off.

I sure hope you will consider popping on over to Color Hues and joining us! The team’s cards are much more phenomenal than mine-as always! I am going to have to kick it up a notch if I want to stay on this team. 😉

Take care, Nanc’


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Crafty Friends

Hi, I have some more love-themed cards to share with you today and I will also be entering these cards up over at Happy Little Stampers blog where I am determined to play along more often. So much inspiration over there. They have so many various challenges to play along with that you must check out. The one I am playing along with is Anything Goes with Dies.

Here are a few other cards I made in various colors.

Card Details: This is the stamp set I used from Altenew to make my background. Thank goodness for my Misti as it made it so much easier. I linked it up for you above. It is a must-have as far as crafters are concerned IMO.

The sweet little bear is from Ellen Hutson and her sweet bow to turn her into a girl bear is from Paper Smooches. A little chalk to pink up her cheeks and just some real quick outline coloring to give the bear a little life.

Personal: This past week has been filled with one bad news after another. Last Monday was the sudden loss of a dear friend’s hubby and a man my hubby and I have known and hubby worked with nearly his entire career. He collapsed while playing tennis. His wife takes comfort in knowing he didn’t suffer and died doing what he loved. I have another dear friend whose hubby had serious neck surgery this week and is going to have a long road to recovery. The surgery was intense, and I pray it did what it was supposed to do and he will be back to life as he knew it real soon. We have another friend/past principal and coworker for Dave and I on a ventilator due to Covid and fighting for his life. Then I was told a former colleague from the Elementary School where I use to work, and a man that I adore, has Bladder Cancer. Life is Hard! Then Covid makes it that much harder! I want to just stop in and give these friends the hugs and the quality time that they so rightly deserve and or need. It is hard to go about my normal day when you know others are hurting and are going through rough times. I must press on and just keep them in my thoughts and prayers and do what I can to brighten their day and or help them in any way I can. Baking always seems to be my answer too. On a positive note, my sister had a hip replacement last week and it seems to have gone well! Sorry for my long post, but sometimes we just need to write what is on our hearts.

Take care and send some cards to the people you love. After all, that is why we make them right? If you aren’t on the receiving end of one of these Galentines I am truly sorry…it has been a tough and busy week and time got away from me.

Hugs and stay well, Nanc’


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More Silly Monsters

Hello, I hope this post finds you well, and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. I can’t seem to get enough of these sweet monsters and hope you don’t mind me sharing them once again. I think this should be the last time as I have since cleaned up my studio and filed them away. Over at The Paper Players, we have a color challenge starting that works perfectly for Valentine’s Day if you are still in that groove. If V-Day is not your thing anymore, the Design Team has done all sorts of types of cards with these colors. The colors are listed in the graphic below.

Here is another angle!

This time I am also linking up with the fun over at Inkspirational where the word is Hearts.

A few card Details: Monsters are from Your Next Stamp. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas to give them a little color. The heart background stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps and called Fluttering Hearts. They come two to a pack. The Speech bubble is from Stampin Up. I made the punning greeting on my computer.

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, Nanc’


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Monster Hugs-Slimline

Hello, I am back again today with my cute little monsters from your Next Stamp. Sorry folks, but I just couldn’t put them away quite yet as Your Next Stamp has a challenge going on called Young at Heart and I thought these little monsters completely personify being young! Then over at Just Us Girls, Marie has asked us to make a Slim Line card and I thought these monsters would also work perfectly! I don’t make a lot of these types of cards, but I can say for certain that I had a ball making these two.

A few card Details: Monsters are from Your Next Stamp, The fun color resist background paper is old and from Stampin Up. I absolutely have no idea why they don’t put it in the catalog permanently. It is so much fun to use and I use it very sparingly, as I love it so very much. It comes preprinted with various patterns and you just add ink to it. You rub off the ink and the white pattern shows through. Just like an emboss resist without the embossing powder. I splattered both of my backgrounds and added various other stamps too-MFT, Verve, and SU. I have a leftover bits jar where I found some hearts and dots that worked out perfectly. I used an MFT heart die-cut to make my windows. I used some colored pencils and Copics for a bit of color on the monsters. I was going to use googly eyes and changed my mind.

Here are a few other views. I would also like to link one of these up over at Inspirational Challenge where the word is Hearts.

I hope you will come by Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week, and play along!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Wishing you both…

Hello, Here we are back to Sunday once again with the next challenge over at The Paper Players. Where do the days go? Anne Marie is our hostess and her theme challenge is Hearts and or Stars. As you can see by my card above I went the Hearts route. I know many of us are in the middle of making Valentines but I needed to replenish the Wedding cards this week, so that is where my focus was when I began.

Card Details: Stitched Heart is MFT, Puzzle pieces are from Stampin Up. The greeting is Stampin Up as well and I just adore that font. I made the bow tie with a Paper Smooches 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

Hope to see you in the gallery! Take care! Nanc’


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A Monster Crush

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki has selected the word, Valentine. I have two cute monster cards for you today that were so much fun to create. These monsters just make me smile and they are from Your Next Stamp. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas to give them a little color. The heart background stencil is New to me and is from Honey Bee Stamps and called Fluttering Hearts. They come two to a pack. The Speech bubble is from Stampin Up. I made the punning greeting on my computer.

I am also linking this cute little monster over at Happy Little Stampers where the CAS challenge is Love Is in the Air and at NBUS as my stencil is brand new and never been used. I think the taller monster represents me quite well. LOL

Please join us this week at Just Us Girls where we have a new guest joining us. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome, Leslie Turner. Leslie, we are glad to have you along with us. The team has some really great Valentine-themed work over on the blog to check out!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge starting. The topping I have chosen this time around is hearts, which is perfect for this time of year. When I have a large stamp to color it tends to overwhelm me a bit, especially if I am pushed for time. So I decided to get out my heart stencil and just capture part of the stamp. I love doing this technique and am doing it quite often now. I have been making different stencils out of acetate to have on hand for future cards. It is much better than post it notes. Waste not, want not as my mom would say.

I would also like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest to STB for the next two months. I know it is someone you will recognize as she is very busy in blog-land and a wonderful card designer. Welcome, Carol Mayne! I am so happy to have you with us!

Card Details: Stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the blocked sentiments are from Net and Tangled. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color my daisies. And a white gel pen to make my white dots in the center of the flowers. This card didn’t photograph well and looks better IRL!

Before I go I would also like to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the word is Birthdays.

Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Sending U Love

Hello, It is the first of February and time for the next duo of colors at Color Hues. We have the perfect pairing for this time of year. The colors Sheri has chosen for us are Red and Pink. So break out those valentine sets or what have you and play along!

A Few Card Details: I have a mix of supplies here which should not surprise you. The U die and envelope are both from Verve. The Love die is from Simon Says Stamps and the Sending is from Wplus9. My love die looks rather pink in the picture but it is red. Plus I do have red in the fun designer paper. This card came together rather quickly so I made a few extra for the stores.

Hope you will consider joining us at Color Hues! The team and our guest Julie have tons over there to inspire you!

Take care, Nanc’


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For this Child, I Prayed

Hello, It is the 5th Sunday of the month so it is time for the fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at The Paper Players. Laurie has come up with a fun board for us to pick from. I don’t know about you but I really enjoy these types of challenges, as it gives you so many different options to chose from. I have chosen the top row of die-cut, animal, and scene.

Card Details: I used a negative heart stencil and an MFT cloud stencil to make my cloud background. The cute dragons are also from MFT and they are colored with Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. The cloud dies are also MFT and I didn’t like them stark white so I took a regular number 2 pencil and my finger and gave them some smudgy shading. I pulled out an older Verve stamp set for my greeting. I am pretty pleased with how this turned out and I can’t always say that. ;). I even gave the momma dragon some eyebrows.

For more fabulous 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

So which row are you going to pick from? We sure hope to see you in the gallery! Take care, Nanc’


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Prayers

Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls . Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Masking for her challenge. This card was made for a friend of mine that had both parents in the hospital and on ventilators due to Covid. Sadly, her mom didn’t make it but I heard just a day or so ago that her dad is pulling through. I feel so bad for this family and their two young sons as their grandma was such a huge part of their lives. COVID stinks for so many! It makes me so grateful that my family and I are all healthy but makes me feel so sad and a bit guilty for those who are suffering or have suffered. I am going about my life rather normally and others are hurting so bad.

As for this card. It was very fun to do and I will do my best to explain the steps. First, I took three separate hearts that were cut out of acetate and carefully adhered them to my card base. I used the pool stencil from MFT to make the grey background using Oxide Inks. When I was done it reminded me of camouflage and I kinda liked it. Next, I removed two of the three hearts and lined up the negative piece, and worked on each heart one at a time. When I was working on the hearts I didn’t adhere them down at all (as I didn’t want to risk damaging the background) and had to be very careful while sponging. I had one part that I missed with the grey that I tried to go back and fix and unfortunately I made it much worse. My mom always said to leave well enough alone! I never learned that lesson. LOL Next, I noticed that the hearts weren’t very defined so I took a pencil and softly outlined the heart stencil to make them more apparent. Last, I decided to use the prayers die-cut and stamps from Hero Arts as I thought it would be perfect. I cut it out four times for added dimension.

This is quite and unusual pattern to use for a thinking of you or sympathy card but I love the way it turned out.

I hope you come over to Just Us Girls and play along with us.

Before I go I would like to thank Carol and Melanie for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS. We really enjoyed all your creativity ladies and hope to see you back in the gallery again very soon.

Take care of yourselves, Nanc’