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


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Brights

Hello, I hope your day is going well! Today’s card is for the Color Challenge starting over at Just Us Girls.   Not a fan of this card and I wanted to try again but ran out of time. Not sure you can see in this photo but the dotted background shows through on the petals of my flowers.  I was hoping that wouldn’t happen and I would be able to color over them. However, that is where my color orange comes in. LOL   I did a terrible job blending my Copics too.

The design team and our guest did a much better job with this challenge..please come by and play along.  Nanc’


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Though we are not Together…

Hello,  I hope you are doing well and getting along okay!

Have you ever had a stamp set that you purchased that you thought you were going to love but can’t no matter how many times you’ve used it?  Well, this is one from MFT (Bold Blooms) is my arch-nemesis.  I have tried for years and years and every time I make a card with it it just falls flat.  I think it’s the flowers that are the problem as the leaves are pretty cool looking and easy to stamp. So bye-bye flowers and hello leaves from now on! LOL  Anyway, what I do love is the color trio going on over at The Paper Players. This is one of my favorite challenge sites and I play along as often as I can.  I made the background paper using my SU-Buffalo Check stamp and a lime green Copic. I warned you a few days ago that I was hooked on backgrounds. The sentiment is a digital download that Stampin UP is offering and all proceeds ($12.00) go to either the United Way or the World Health Org.  I have linked it up for you HERE!  They have a lot of cute sentiments and if you download them as a JPEG you can resize them and move them around.  I also used a SU brick wall EF for my white rectangle in case you can’t tell.

I hope you have had or will have a creative day and thanks for the sweet comments as of late, Nanc’


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I am in LOVE…

I am going to apologize in advance as I have recently become addicted to making background papers using my Stampin Up- Buffalo Check Background stamp. I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of these in the very near future.  I am embarrassed to say I have probably had that stamp for 6 months or more and have never used it.  I also love the new set from SU called Country Home, I am happy to report I only got that one about a month ago, but it’s the first time I have inked it up.  My sweet friend Angie so graciously sent me some coaster die cuts from the Greetery and they have really made great table doilies when you cut them in half. I used a mix of Copics and Prismas for my medium. After I stamped the grey checkered squares I came back with a rose-colored Copic and a ruler to make the other lines.

My colors were chosen because of the color challenge going on over at Just Add Ink.

Plus, I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS!

I hope you had or will have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


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Nautical Birthday

Hello, It’s Saturday in case you were uncertain and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls.  I have been messing around with my terrible photography skills and major computer issues so just bear with me until I figure things out again.  Sometimes I use my phone, hubby’s iPhone 11, and or my camera and it’s been a real mess.  So anyway, today’s card came out quite orange instead of rust if you haven’t noticed, but that is just not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

I finally got to use these adorable little die-cut sailboats from Impression Obsession. The seashells are from them as well, but I have used them before.  I can not take credit for this layout as I got the idea here. Her card is amazing!  So I am also going to enter this card in over at NBUS too with Darnell.

I hope you have a very creative weekend and you will consider joining us over at Just Us Girls. You may even be picked as our Chic of the Week.  Nanc’


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Umbrellas

Hello,  Happy Friday!  Today’s post is for two challenges.  You probably guessed that the above card is for the Twofer Challenge going on this month. I paired one of the cards with the color challenge that is nearly coming to an end at The Paper Players.  I decided on cream as my 3rd color. It’s hard to see the dimension I have on the bottom card, but the clouds and umbrella are raised with pop dots. The cards were made using some very old no-name stamps that I have had for eons, but are a staple in my collection. Don’t pay any attention to the uncentered yellow piece on the bottom card.  I can’t believe I did that. The yellow paper has a texture almost like felt, and there was no moving it once it was down.  The cloud card was colored with a mix of Copics and colored pencils. Believe it or not, I added the clouds after I colored them.  I had originally planned on paper piecing those as well. Hi there- sentiment is from MFT and Just a note-is from Close to My Heart.

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Fore Your Birthday

Hello,  What do you do when you have no control over the situation?  Continue to make cards I guess.  I needed a card for my Brother in law and that is what I did today.  Well, that’s not all I did today, but you understand I am sure. This card was super quick and easy to do.  The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink and the stitched rectangles are MFT.  I am glad I had a chance to play along at The Color Throwdown too.  As I was writing this post I realized I failed to remember to use Cream and I used white.  OOPS!

I go back to work tomorrow (in designated shifts) and get to find out what I can do to help in the world of On-Line Learning.  Wish me luck.

I hope you enjoyed your day however you chose to spend it.  Nanc’


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You Inspire Me!

Hello, I hope this post finds you well during these trying times in our life.  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a color challenge beginning.  This isn’t the card I intended on posting for this challenge, but luckily I made another one yesterday (not realizing at all) that it was in the same color pallet of our challenge starting today.  Anyways, you see my computer crashed and I took it in to be repaired and my other card is on that computer.  I sent it to myself via email, and now can’t find it on hubby’s computer. So here is card number two!  I feel silly even explaining this to you when there are real problems we are facing.  I wish I could drive to California and retrieve my family and bring them here!  This is seriously getting real folks!

I hope in the midst of all this uncertain times, if you feel like crafting you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

These cards were fun to create and let me escape the real world for a bit. I made my own stencil using a VERVE leaf.  I found this gold shimmery gel in my studio closet and it worked perfectly!  The background was first sponged with Oxide Ink.  The inspire die is by Penny Black, the flower and YOU are MFT, and the Me So Much is from SU.  The little flowers were also sponged with the gold gel.

Here is a pic of the background and the stencil gel I stumbled upon.

 

Here is my second card!

Hugs to each one of you and hope to see you in our gallery at JUGS!  Nanc’


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With Sympathy

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Crazy busy here so I need to get right to it! It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and this color trio is one of my favs for sure! This card went together very quickly as the Dies and Designer paper did all the work.

A few card Details:  MFT-Flowers and floral sprig, Sentiment-SU, Designer Paper is DCWV, and the leaves are a punch.

Come play along at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Bundle of Love

Hello, If you know me a lot or maybe a little, you know I love a good Color Challenge, so when I saw the colors over at The Color Throwdown I knew right away I wanted to play along. Look at that graphic…aren’t those mittens super cool?  I needed a card for a baby shower for a co-worker, so I had to go that direction instead of the typical Valentines’ that everyone is starting to create this time of year.  All of my supplies are MFT except for the sentiment which is Verve.  What do you think of the Tag insert…was it a stupid idea?  I am on the fence. LOL I used a mix of Prisma and Copics for my sweet Elephant and kite.

I am also going to link my card up at The Paper Players where they have a love theme starting. I thought my card worked perfectly since it says “Love is in the Air” and my Ele is floating among the clouds.

So happy you paid me a visit, they always bring a smile to my face.  Nanc’

 

 


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Thanks….a tiny word!

Hi,  It’s time for my favorite, which is Color Week, at Just Us Girls.  Mark my words when I retire I would absolutely love to start a color challenge blog, as I find them so easy to do!  Today’s colors are Purple, Red, and Pink which were quite fun to work with.  I started off by making a frame stencil to make my background using Oxide Inks.  Love the clean lines that is revealed when you peel the stencil away. Next, I made another stencil with my Lawn Fawn sun die.  Then, here is when disappointment struck! I knew I wanted to add some Hybiscus flowers to my card, so I got out my SU Hybiscus stamp set and matching die cuts when I realized the matching die was MIA!!!  You have no idea how upset I got over this! I was pretty broken up, I must say!  I bought this stamp set for one purpose only and it was for the Hybiscus stamp and die and NOW the die is MISSING. UGH!  I looked high and low and had to result in praying that someday I find it attached to another set and all will be well with the world once again! LOL Fussy cutting until then!  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up and is one of my favs.  Have you ever lost one of your favorite stamps or dies?  It happened to me one other time and Julee Tilman (from Verve) the sweetheart that she is, replaced it for free!

Please join us at JUGS…I would love to see you there! Hugs, Nanc’