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Sketchy Christmas

Hello, I am back today as I promised with one more Christmas card that is for the fun sketch going on over at the Global Design Project. This card is using one of my favorite color combinations, pale pink, kraft and white. Thanks to this sketch for motivating me I have 17 Christmas cards done! YAY!! I made another 5 or 6 with this sketch and the other designs will be posted at another time.

Card Details: It started with a SU Die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I used part of the set for the fun base of my wreath. Next, I used my Impression Obsession small Poinsettia dies (that I love) and cut out two poinsettias. I decided to add some more foliage using white, kraft, and taupe and those are from SU-the Forever Fern set…One of my FAVS! The greeting is from another sentiment SU set that is a decade old. A little sparkle and I was done. Such a quick and fun card to put together.

Here is a close up look.

Thanks for the visit, Take care!

Nanc’


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Christmas in May

It’s Christmas in May here in my studio! Is it too early? I am good with it, as that means I am getting a jump on start on some Holiday cards. You know every year it sneaks up on us rather quickly. I loved how this card turned out. It all started with the Colors of the Color Throwdown in mind. I actually ended up making 6 more in various colors when I was done with this one. My morning plans got changed, as I was suppose to be with my dad as he was scheduled to have some tests done and it was canceled, so I decided to make the most of it and spend the day creating. It was a nice relaxing time, creating for me and nobody else.

Card Details: My card Base is Ivory! I finally cracked open this SU Die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that I have had for probably a few years. Not even kidding! I used part of the set for the fun base of my wreath. Next, I used my Impression Obsession small Poinsettia dies (that I love) and cut out two poinsettias. I decided to add some more foliage using kraft and blue and those are from SU-the Forever Fern die set…MY FAV! The greeting is from another SU set called Cherish the Season. A little sparkle and I was done. Such a quick and fun card to put together.

I am also going to play along once again over at Addicted to Stamps and More, as the Any Occasion Challenge is still going on.

Thanks for stopping by! I just might be back tomorrow to share another Christmas card.

Nanc’


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Is it too early for Season’s Greetings?

Hello, I have made another Christmas card for you today. Is it too early? Are you as surprised as I am? Over at Just Us Girls, the photo that we have today just looked like Christmas to me, so that is where my inspiration began.

Here are a few card details: Background was made with Oxide inks and white splatter paint. The die-cut is from Taylored Expressions. The bow is from Paper Smooches. There are also very small star dies in the sky made with a Verve border die-cut and the sentiment is Verve as well.

Before I go I am also going to link up my card over at CAS Mix Up where they have asked us to use Splatters on our card and or project.

Please join us this week at Just Us Girls. The girls and our two guests Carol and Melanie have done a fabulous job! Take care, Nanc’


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CAS Snow

Hello, I hope you are doing well! It’s time for our CAS challenge over at The Paper Players and the theme is Snow. I so enjoyed this challenge being a Florida girl and all. Plus it gives me a jumps start on Christmas cards.

Card Details: I made my snowbanks with Oxide Inks and a template made from a Lawn Fawn- hills die. I use acetate so I can reuse them again. The cute little Ele is from MFT, the snowflakes are from Gina K Designs, the sentiment is Gina K too. The Santa hat die is from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of three colors to achieve the color I was looking for. Broken China, Iced spruce, and Tumbled Glass.

I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Snow!

For more fabulous inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Paper Players 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 our gallery! Take care, Nanc’


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Season’s Greetings

Hello, I hope you are doing well and managed to enjoy your Christmas despite the difficult year we have all had. Mine was very nice and I feel very blessed to say the least!! Our son and daughter in law are still here for a few more days. I will be a big pile of mush when they have to leave. Anyhoo, I stumbled upon a Christmas card that I had not yet shared and it was one of my favorites. I was inspired by my friend Linda Snodgrass’s card that she sent me last year. So this is a case of her beautiful work that I have pictured below. Now that I look at it again I realize I failed to add the stars!

I am linking my card up over at The Card Concept where they asked us to post either a favorite holiday card, our Christmas tree, or favorite decoration. As I mentioned above this is one of my favorite cards I made this year.

Card Details: The Santa sled is from Kitchen Sink Stamps, the rest of the stamps are from Stampin Up, and I used Oxide Inks for my blending and some fine glitter for the water sparkle. Instead of using post-it notes for masking, I used transparencies (which is basically acetate), that way I can wash them off and use them again. Much cheaper too!

I will be back on New Year’s Day with another post or maybe sooner!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Christmas Palm Tree

Hello Friends, I am back today to share another fun fold slider card. I can’t get enough of these cards this year. I just adore this palm tree stamp and thought it would work spectacular for the slider part.

I am playing along with the TGIF Challenges where the inspiration is Christmas Trees. I don’t know about you I will take a warm palm tree Christmas over a snowy Christmas any day of the week. Don’t get me wrong I think snow is utterly gorgeous but only for a visit.

I purposely tried to color the starfish to have some texture.
I sponged the background ever so slightly and then Copic Colored.

Card Details: Front palm tree, greeting, starfish, and flip flops are all from the same stamp set from Art Impressions. The smaller palm trees are brand new to me and are from Lawn Fawn, I can’t wait to use them more. I also used…Copics, Oxide Inks, and a bit of colored pencil.

Thanks for checking in on me and I hope you have a wonderful day! I may be back in a day or two with a few more Christmas cards to share…time permitting. Nanc’


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Color Hues #8

Hello crafting friends, This is my second post for today so if you scroll down you can see my Exciting News post below!!

Today over at Color Hues we have a new challenge starting. The colors that have been chosen by Hannelie and as you can see above they are Blue and Green. I thought this would make a great Christmas card combo or of course, any type of card will do. This card was inspired by this card here.

Card Details: The Bells, fern dies, and the greeting are all SU. The background stamp is from Stampabilities. I used white paint to splatter the background and the ferns as well. In hindsight, I should have put bows on the bells, but the card is long been mailed.

The design team and our talented guest Stef Perry did an amazing job. Please won’t you come by and check them out and play along?

Take care, Nanc’


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Peace

Hi again, I have two very quick and simple cards for you today using the great Christmas stencil from MFT once again. I made quite a few of the above design in various colors and will be sharing the rest in a future post I am sure. Today I am linking the first card up over at Christmas Kickstart where the word is Peace and my friend and fellow STB DT member Shirley is guesting. The MFT stencil has the word peace on it as well.

Here is the second card.

Card Details: MFT Christmas stencil, Poinsettia die is Impression Obsession, peace die- SU, both scalloped circles are Spellbinders, circle die is SU, tag die is MFT.

Stay safe out there and good luck accomplishing your to do list, Nanc’


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Thinking of you at Christmas

Hello, I have another snowglobe Christmas card for you today that is was of my favorites. I was looking at all the Christmas cards I created this year and do you know that it appears that pastels were my thing this year. I didn’t even realize that I opposed the traditional colors so strongly. LOL

I am entering this card over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and have selected the right column; Sparkle Glitter, Stencil, and Snow along with The Paper Players where the theme is Christmas.

Here is a close up of my globe.

I have been using WordPress for 12 years and they are changing the formatting and I am trying to adapt before the New Year starts and they change it for me. So if my post looks a little off today that is why. I am not loving it and hope that my attitude changes as I fumble through it.

Card Details: MFT-stencil, Snowglobe-Lawnfawn, little Santa is Neat and Tangled, greeting is SU.

Thanks for stopping in and please take care, Nanc’


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Happy Holidays

Back today with a Christmas card for The Paper Players Challenge. As you can see to the left, the theme is Christmas so that leaves it pretty wide open. I have all my shopping done, and I just need to start wrapping. How about you? Are you finished?   Of course, at the last minute, I usually think of something else I want to get someone. I mailed the remaining Christmas cards out yesterday and that is sooooo early for us. Boy did that feel good. Now that we are both retired, we needed to make the difficult decision to cut the Christmas list back.  Let me put this in perspective for you. This is Hubby’s 34 year of designing his own Christmas card. People talk about his card all the time. In years past we used the in-house courier system to deliver the cards from school to school. Since that is not an option anymore we had to cut the list back. People are going to be heartbroken but mailing them all would be rather expensive. So between the two of us this year…we will be mailing about 115. Dave mailed out 70 to friends and family and I mailed out 45 to cardmaking friends. I also made about 40 for both retail stores.  In the past, we would send out about 180.  So we shaved about 65 off the list this year. It was so hard but necessary. 

That was probably more info than you needed. LOL 

Card Details: MFT snowflake bulbs and Wonky rectangle die, the snowflakes are from Memory Box and the greeting is from Verve.  I used a little flicker of white paint on my Oxide Inked background. 

Hope you have found some time to be creative today, Nanc’