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


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Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday!

Hello Friends,  I hope you are having a great week so far! It sure seems to be flying by for me! It’s time for our Anything Goes Challenge at Seize the Birthday!  This card came together very quickly, and yet with minimal effort I think it looks pretty good! Love those candle dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the rectangle scallops are from MFT.

I would love to have you join us sometime over the next two weeks at STB.  All you have to do is make a Birthday card and or Project!  Take care,  Nanc’

 

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4 Cards for CAS(E) this Sketch

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cts_197Hello Friends,  I hope you enjoyed your day, however you chose to spend it.  I spent part of my morning, since I was up at the crack of dawn due to the time change, in my studio making these 4 cards.  I saw the perfect sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, that I knew would help make these cards come together quickly…and that it did.  I got out one of my favorite stamp sets Beautiful Day- by Altenew and went to work.  The ink colors I used are from SU, they are Pool Party and Tip Top Taupe.  I mix and matched the stunning flowers with some sentiments from Verve, Close to My Heart, and Hero Arts. I used my Copic marker BG10 to add some shadows, or in one case colored the entire background. I just adore using my Fiskars cutter and victorian blade to add some frilliness to my cards.  Some might say that it’s kinda my signature as I do it a lot.

Let’s go look at the rest of them, shall we.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your comments and your visits mean the world to me!

Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Washi Tape Birthday!

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Hello Friends,  Boy do we have a fun and easy ” Topping” for you this time over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping for this challenge is to use Washi Tape on your card and or project!  Don’t you wish you were the brains behind this amazing product?  Okay, let me show you how I incorporated my Washi tape into my card. The first thing I did was adhere my tape onto some coordinating card stock.  Then I got out my super cool candle die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I cut them out in interesting ways.  I wanted to make the candles very hip, different, and eye catching.  So as you can see by the photos that is what I did, by placing the dies in different spots on the tape.   The sentiment Happy on my card is from Verve and the word Birthday is from Close to My Heart.  The paper is a mixture of old Creative Memories dp and Stampin Up.

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17  I also am linking this card up with the sketch over at The Challenge blog.  You can do the sketch and or the color challenge…the choice is yours. I chose just to do the sketch this time around.

That wraps it up for me for today…please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! You should see what my talented teammates did with their washi tape!

Hope to see you there!

Nanc’


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Sweet Birthday

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Over at Seize the Birthday this time we have a SWEET toppings option for you to try!  I know man I mean woman cannot live on sweets alone, but personally I think I could!  Every night hubby and I have ice cream before bed, what can I say, it’s my weakness for sure!  So when this topping came around, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I think the sequins made a nice added touch …however hubby said that sprinkles tend to be shaped more like an oval then a circle…there is always a critic in every crowd! LOL  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  The cone actually folds open, and originally I was going to stick part of the ice-cream scallops down inside the cone, however It just didn’t look right to me, so I glued it shut and went with this layout with the ice cream on the outside. Love the SU embossing folder that made the cone so realistic.  The card is rather self explanatory. However, the DP at the bottom worked well…don’t you think?  It’s from DCWV called The Sweet.

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Now what do you think of when your given the word SWEETS?  Why not join us this time over at Seize the Birthday!  Always remember that over at STB the topping is OPTIONAL, if you don’t want to use it you don’t have to, just make any type of Birthday Project!

While your at it there is also a SWEET SEPTEMBER challenge over at the Verve Blog and I couldn’t wait to link up my project there as well!  I had a great time combining these challenges this week…hope you have been inspired just a little bit if not by my work….then to run out and get yourself some ice-cream! LOL

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Take care and make sure you find time to be creative…it’s good for the soul,

Nanc’

 


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Mono- Yellow at STB!

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 It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

and our optional topping this time is Mono- Yellow,

which just means your entire card must exude yellow!

I got this cool candle die cut by Elizabeth craft designs about a month ago and

had this card in mind and it was all I could do not to use it before now! 

Love those candles…aren’t they so cool?

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Now please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us, and

remember the topping is optional and you don’t have to use it

you can link up anything that is a Birthday theme and your good to go!

See you over there!

Nanc’

 


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Freshly Made Sketch

Hello Friends,

Today’s card is for this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

When I saw all the circles and then remembered I needed an upcoming Birthday

card using balloons…I knew I could blend those two things together perfectly!

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In hindsight I wish I hadn’t started putting the doodle dots everywhere with a pen.

I cut out the 50 using my Cricut and the balloons are made with a MS punch,

along with the small hearts.

The sentiment is from Close To My Heart in the Birthday Occasions set.

Some pop dots, ribbon and black twine and that sums it up.

Have a spectacular day and find sometime to be creative,

Nanc’


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STB Twins for a topping!

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a special challenge going on!

 In honor of Jenny,(one of our design team members) who just recently had twin girls,

 we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE Jenny and incorporate Twins as our

 ” Toppings” option for this go around!

Here is our challenge….

 

And here is what I did with it…

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I sure hope you join us and see what my team did with this cute challenge.

While your at it, join us over at our sister challenge site…

 Seize the Sketch which is where my layout was inspired from!

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Here are the links to get you started!

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A few details:

Cardstock: SU

DP: DCWV- The Sweet Matstack

Stamps: Elephant is Verve

                    Sentiment is CTMH

 


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Crafty Card Gallery and more…

Hello Crafters,

I am here today with a very Clean and Simple card for you

along with a very quick post!

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 Over at the Crafty Card Gallery the team was asked to make a fall card with

a pumpkin or orange on it.  Being that I only have one pumpkin stamp…

and I recently used it, ( god for bid I use it again…so soon) lol….. I thought I would go ahead

and make a fall card with orange on it instead!

The stamps are a mixture of Gina K, Close to My Heart, and Stampin Up.

Finished it off with…. pop dots, some twine, a button and some bling!

I am also linking this card up to the following challenges:  Addicted to CAS…..

the code word for ACAS this time is…

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Along with CASology where their cue card is……

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Have a great Hump Day!

Nanc’


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JUGS Wild Card and Mixed Media

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This week over at Just Us Girls….it’s time for our Wild Card Challenge.

We have a Wild Card Challenge when we happen to have 5 Saturdays in a month.

Marisa is our go to gal this week and she has chosen

“Distressing” as our theme.  Great idea Marisa!!

I just so happen to have recently gotten a distressing tool

from Stampin Up that works great.  Mind you, I have been using the sides of

a pair of scissors for years and it’s worked well…but this is a little safer. LOL

I also think it does a better job.

I am also linking this card to a really fun challenge site called

Mixed Media Color Challenge.  You have to check it out!

Very talented ladies run this site!  Their work is mind blowing!

They are giving away an amazing gift this time!

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Here are a few things I did to create this card.

I used a clear block, some moment rose bud ink,

and a spritz or two of water  to create my background

on my watercolor paper.  Love how easy this is!  You just

ink up your block….spritz it with water and stamp!

Then I Heat embossed my dandelion flowers with white embossing powder.

My fence posts or gates were cut out with my Cricut.

I sure hope you can tell what they are….I was worried about this!

They are two fence gates that meet in the middle.

Added some Washi tape and the rest is rather self explanatory!

Hope you have a fantastic long weekend!  I can’t tell you how

happy I am to have an extra day to catch up on some Creative time…..I hope!

I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge from CAS on Sunday!

Nanc’


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For the Love of Polka Dots…

Hello Crafters!!

It was my turn to post a project over at

The Crafty Card Gallery this month.

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Jennifer had asked us to incorporate Polka Dots.

That was a great challenge for me because…..

Polka Dots are very near and dear

to my heart because my mother LOVED them!

So any time I see them, especially on clothes,  I think of her!!

So I incorporated my mom’s love for dots and how much

I love her, miss her, and think of her on my card itself.

What I have done here, is taken two pieces of ribbon and

glued them in behind the negative part of a heart that I cut out using my Cricut.

(Make sure the ribbon is tight.)

To give it some stability and so that you can’t see through it,

I adhered it to another piece of white cardstock to give it a backing.

 Trimmed it out with some Pool Party and Basic black paper.

 Added a MS heart border punch to a strip of black to add some interest.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

And finally, I took the sentiment and punched it out with a great

SU Modern label punch, and bordered it 2 more times.

This is a great trick.  Punch out the label punch again

and then cut it in half and put it on opposite ends.

All you see is the ends anyway and it looks like one

continuous piece.  If that doesn’t make sense….drop me a

comment and I will explain it better.

I used this interesting sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and these

great colors from Dynamic Duos to spark this card!

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This card was a lot of fun to create!

Thanks for your continuous support….and make sure you

stay tuned because  I see a Blog Candy Giveaway in the very near future!

Craft Your Heart,

Nanc’