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MUSE- Christmas Vision

Do you have your Christmas cards done yet?  Well as of today I do, and boy oh boy does it feel good! I have some of my favorite cards that I sent out photographed and ready to share with you over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! The above card is being linked up over at Muse Christmas Visions where it’s Any Holiday Card all month long!  I just stumbled upon this site not that long ago! I wish you could see how sparkly my poinsettia is, but sadly it didn’t photograph well.

The stamps are from Verve and colored with Prisma Colored pencils.

Have a fabulous day! Nanc’

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Reindeer Games…

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a good start to the week! I wanted to share with you the card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge Inspiration Photo.  I just love the color combo of Kraft and Red together, so I knew right away I wanted to play along. I had intended to follow the sketch as well, but somehow I lost focus and added too many additional layers. Please tell me you do that too? I just adore this little Rudolph stamp that I colored with Copics. Then I decided I would frame him in and have him playing in a snow bank.  I thought my strips of added paper did a good job with the gingham you see all over the photo. Some sparkly snowflakes, Nuvo drops, and a Verve sentiment and I was all done.

Thanks for checkin’ on me and have a wonderful day!

I am back to the studio, as I need about a dozen more cards! Nanc’


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Merry Monday Times 3!

When I saw the colors that Colleen chose over at Merry Monday I knew I had to take the time to play along! I had so much fun with these colors that I couldn’t stop. I think the one I showcased up top came out the best, but here are the other two as well.

The supplies are a mix and match of this and that.  The ornaments and sentiments are all Verve.  The two trees are stamps I picked up at a LSS. I started off sponging my backgrounds with some various inks and then did some heat embossing. All Christmas cards need a little shimmer so I used some silver glitter paper too!

I sure appreciate you stopping by, Hope your day is completely fabulous! Nanc’


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More Christmas!

I just love making Christmas Cards….How about you? I took advantage of the long Holiday weekend and got some more Christmas cards made.  I rarely get a chance to play along with card challenges these days and am thrilled that I found these two to jump start my mojo! I will be linking up with the Sketch over at Viva la Verve and the gorgeous picture you will see below at The Card Concept.

I just love making Christmas cards in non-traditional colors. The wreath on my card is something I picked up along the way at some LSS store and the holly and sentiment is from Verve. I added some Nuvo drops for my berries ( which I am addicted to), a tiny bow from Paper Smooches, and some shiny paper here and there and I was done!  I don’t know about you but I LOVE sketch challenges they really help me throw a card together!  Hope you have a truly fabulous day! Nanc’


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Merry Christmas Florida Style!

Hello Friends,  I trust you had a nice Thanksgiving and have finished all your Christmas shopping on Black Friday! (Just kidding of course!) If you are anything like me, I had no interest at all in shopping on Black Friday this year. Now if my son was home and he asked me to go shopping with him, I would have been ready at the crack of dawn.  He and I always have a ball when we go shopping together.  However, I do intend to go shopping on Small Business Saturday which is today when this post went live.  I love supporting the brick and mortar stores in my area.

Now a bit about Today’s card.  I picked up this cute stamp set from my LSS store about a month ago, and I fell in love with it right away.  It’s from Art Impressions and called Tropical Christmas.  When I saw Vicki’s Photo for this week over at Just Us Girls, I thought it would work perfectly! The photo she picked out is so colorful with a huge focus on Turquoise so that is where I jump started my color palette. I still haven’t mastered my Copic coloring by no means, but it will have to do.  I used some glitter on the top of my gold colored bells on top of the flip-flops.  The sentiment however is from Verve.

I need to also thank Trina for being a fabulous Guest with us this month!  Your cards were all Fabulous!  I also want to take a minute and say a fond farewell to one of our DT members at Just Us Girls.  This is my good friend Judy’s last post with us and to say I am a bit sad would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT! I absolutely loved working with you Judy and you will be gravely missed!  I wish you nothing but the best, and I know I will keep up with you over on FB! BIG- BIG- HUGS!!!!

I am also entering my card in another challenge!  Woohooooo!  Can’t tell you how long that has been! I haven’t done a two for one in eons!!  Over at Merry Monday they asked for a Santa on your Christmas Card!

Hope you have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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Watercolour Holiday!

Finally!  I have been eyeing this challenge over at CAS Watercolour and I finally had the opportunity to play along. I got out one of my all time favorite Verve stamps and my watercolors and went to work. I love working with these ornaments so much that each and every Christmas I have to make a card with them. The music background stamp never lets me down. ( It has no name on it so I don’t know who’s it is.) I added a few Nuvo drops and some sparkly bows from a Die-cut from Paper Smooches, some banners from MFT, and I was done.

If you have not heard of the CAS Watercolour Challenge….You MUST go check it out!  The team is super talented!!!  What I also love about it, is it’s a month long!

Hugs, Nanc’


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Merry Monday

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231Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing the challenge over at Merry Monday, where my friend Colleen is hosting, and I nearly missed the deadline. I bought this adorable reindeer stamp at Michaels and when I saw that her challenge was to incorporate a reindeer on your Christmas card, I knew I would finally get a chance to use him. Plus it’s never to early to start on those Christmas cards…now is it?  I actually colored him first with colored pencils and then decided to run him through the SU snowflake embossing folder and it worked out perfectly. I managed to avoid embossing the cute reindeer as on the top of the EF the snowflakes are more sporadic.  Then I decided to frame him in with my new Scalloped stitched die from MFT and added a double snowbank as well.  The sentiment is from SU and the snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. I used glossy accents and glitter on my snowflakes as well.

I hope you enjoy your day, however you wish to spend it. Nanc’


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Merry Christmas to You!

 

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve, I wanted to take a minute in between wrapping and cooking to finish posting my last 3 favorite Christmas Cards of this year.  I again used one of my all time favorite Verve Stamp sets called Ornamental Christmas.  The bows are a die from Paper Smooches and the sparkly silver paper is from Stampin Up.  I watercolored the background on all of them along with the ornaments themselves and finished them off with a bit of the splatter technique.

  The sentiment and the holly on the card below is also from Verve and

I also made some gold flecks with some Stickles.

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I thought it might be fun to make a non-traditional Christmas card.

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thanks for being such a big part of my life!

Nancy


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More Christmas!

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screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-12-51-14-pmHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls! Vicki has picked the perfect Inspiration photo to help us get going on our Christmas cards!  I challenged myself to make 4 cards a month this year with a finished date of December 1st, and I’m sure I am going to make it, I only need one more!  Yaaaaahoooooooooo! I encourage you to do this next year, you’ll be glad you did! I sure am!  I seem to be on a roll with my Verve Christmas Stamps and you haven’t even seen all of them yet.  I am saving my four favorite cards that I have made this year for last.  I can say that this is one of my favs as well!  The photo doesn’t really do it justice…it’s much more sparkly in person!  I primarily used watercolors on this card with a Paper Smooches bow with the negative left in…I think it looks cool like that.  I finished it off with some Wink-a-Stella, some Stickles and two types of ribbon.  You can’t tell in the photo, but I raised the sentiment to give the bulb some depth.

Hope you have a fabulous day and find some time to join us at JUGS!   I also want to say Thanks to Cecile for being such a terrific Guest this month!  Nanc’


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Love These Colors!

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screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-7-51-58-pmHello Friends, Happy Weekend and Happy Vacation to me!  Boy do I LOVE having a week off for Thanksgiving, plus Tyler and Sandra will be here on Tuesday.  Can you hear me smiling from ear to ear!  This is the longest hubby and I have ever gone from seeing Tyler and I sure can feel it! It’s been about 18 weeks.  That may not seem long to you…but it feel’s like an eternity to me! Tyler is feeling it too!  We have lots and lots to do to get the house ready along with Thanksgiving too, so I am going to get right to it!  Ina has a great Color Challenge for us over at Just Us Girls this week! Before you say, “Hey Nancy where is your gold?” Look very, very closely at the center of my flowers! I used GOLD Stickles. LOL  I kinda feel like I cheated on a test…But it is there..I promise!! LOL I Loved the Teal and Purple so much…I made two more cards! I only need two more Christmas Cards and I am finished with my quota!  It looks like I am going to make my deadline of December 1st! Woohooooo!

flowerchallengaspecialocassionI am also going to link the above card up over at a new challenge site called The Flower Challenge (which was started by the talented Aileen Ryan) where the challenge is a Special Occasion!  I wish them the best of luck…I think they are going to be very successful!

 

 

 

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Card Details: The Stamps are from Verve, except the Happy Birthday is from SU.  The snowflakes peeking out from under the Pointsettias is a Martha Stewart Punch. I used my Prisma Colored pencils to color with.

I sure appreciate you stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving, just in case I don’t post anything else before then! Hugs, Nanc’