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Shades of Teal

 

We have a fun Color Challenge this week at Just Us Girls.  The object is to use any or all shades of teal on your card and or project.  I love teal, so when I saw this challenge I was super excited that I even made two cards. I just adore this MFT set and knew this year I had to get it out once again and make some more Christmas cards with it.  All the paper is from SU, and is a few years old, but a pack that I truly salvage every little piece of.  The snowflake is a punch.  I sure hope you will consider coming by JUGS and joining us! The team has some beautiful cards this week! Nanc’

Here is my other card!


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You Make the World…

Hello, We have a fun Color challenge starting today at Just Us Girls. I have had this stamp set for at least 6 months and it’s the first time I have used it.  I know…the shame of it all! LOL I think I was a bit intimidated by it and was afraid I couldn’t do it justice for how pretty it truly is. Then, I put on my big girl panties this week and went to work. It’s not exactly fabulous but it will do. I made the striped background with a stencil and some Oxide inks and then thought it looked a bit lost, so I added the black outline to the colors and it did help. The flowers and globe are colored with Copics. The stamp set is from Catherine Pooler and is called Amber’s World. I have raised a few of the flowers with dimensionals.

I sure hope you come over to JUGS and play along! Nanc’


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Just Add Ink DT Member!

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a good start! Today’s card was inspired by the colors over at Just Add Ink.  It’s been a while since I joined in their challenge and I must say they have a Design Team member at JAI that has really caught my eye as of late! Her name is Rochelle Blok.  She makes the most beautiful cards I have EVER seen using SU products! Needless to say, I have bookmarked her blog and I have become a regular snooper! I don’t think she knows she has a new stalker on her hands. LOL  The last three cards that she has posted have ALL taken my breath away! I have bookmarked her name, so you must run on over and check out her blog!

Now my card details:  All products above are SU including the DP!

Thanks for checkin’ in on me, Nanc’

 


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Congratulations…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by two Challenge sites: Color Throwdown and Inkspirational where they asked us to have 3 or 5 of something. I chose to have 3 hearts on my card and I guess technically I have 3 rectangles too.  I started off stamping my Altenew image in very light ink so I could try my hand at no line watercoloring. Try is the key word! LOL When it was all said and done, the image lacked definement, so I came back with black ink and inked it again. (Poorly I might add, as I had taken it off my Misti and had to try and line it up again.)  All in all, I think it makes a nice Wedding card.

Card Details: Image-Altenew, Sentiment-SU, Scalloped rectangles and hearts-MFT, Gold embossing powder and Nuvo drops

Thanks for your visits! Nanc’

 


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Happy Bird-day to You!

Hello, I am back again with another card using these darling birds from MFT- Tweet Hello. I so enjoyed playing with these yesterday, that I got up early this morning to finish card number two. I used the MFT cloud stencil and the sunray stencil to make my sky. Then I heat embossed some leaves from Stampendous and sponged them with Broken China (my favorite color)-Oxide Ink and fussy cut them out. Next, I remembered that I had a fun branch from SU that I thought would work nicely with the sketch.  I hope it’s okay that I took the liberties of combining the sentiment element on the sketch as both my branch and sentiment. The background paper and navy cardstock are both SU.  Again the cute birds are colored with Prismas and popped up for dimension.  My starting point for my card was designed around the sketch at The Paper Players. Then I went searching for the color inspiration and had to go no further than The Color Throwdown.

I loveeeeeee color challenges! Don’t you?  I may start one someday! Who Knows!!

I hope however you are choosing to spend the day you are enjoying it! Nanc’

 


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Sending You a Tweet Hello

I have been under the weather for the past week but thankfully woke up this morning feeling a bit more human. Hubby went golfing and I decided to spend a nice quiet Sunday joining the fun over at MFT’s Color Challenge and Freshly Made Sketches.  My dear friend Barbara got me this great MFT stamp set (A Tweet Hello) a while ago and it’s been patiently waiting for me to break the seal.  Because of the size of these cute little birdies, I thought I better stick with my Prisma Colored Pencils instead of my Copics for more control. I actually made two cards today using this set, but you will have to wait for a future post to see the other one. I don’t think you can really see but I have faint coral clouds in the background made with my MFT Cloud stencil too. The leaves are a die from Verve, the flowers are MFT, and I made the banners myself.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visits.  Hope you enjoy your holiday! Nanc’


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I Miss You Already

Hello,  I am your hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Color Week.  I have a Spring-like Color palette for you all that are dealing with snow in hopes that it will warm you up a bit, and remind you that eventually it will feel like Spring! We have been having really hot temperatures here in Florida and appears that we may skip Spring altogether. 😦

Today’s card is a mix of MFT and SU. I just adore these MFT elephants and it was time to get them out and play with them again.  I did some emboss resist and didn’t worry too much about my ink blending and am rather happy with the results.  The Ele, florals, and butterflies are MFT. The Ele was colored with Prismas and the sentiment is from SU.

I sure hope you will consider coming over to JUGS and joining us this week!  Who knows you may even become our Chic of the Week!

See you there!  Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day

 

Hello,  Today’s card was first inspired by the Monthly Mix over at Gina K. Designs.  The talented Karen Hightower has asked us to use Coral (or Orange) as the dominant color on our card and or project. I don’t make a lot of cards in orange, so this intrigued me right away, not to mention her own card was fabulous and so inspiring too. I am also going to link my card up over at the Rainbow Card Challenge (a new challenge site that I stumbled upon) where they have the same color this month.

Here is a bit of info on my card. The background butterfly stamps, vase and flowers are from Gina K. Designs, the rectangle dies are SU, and the sentiment is from Verve.  The images where embossed with white embossing powder, and I water colored my vase and flowers.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday!

 

Hello,  Happy Weekend! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s photo week.  Lisa has chosen a beautiful Amethyst as our inspiration, so there is lots of room for creativity here! This beautiful intricate die cut and the flowers that I used on my card doesn’t belong to me. However, I believe they are from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment is from Stampin up. I just quickly colored the flowers with Copics.

I hope you will consider joining us. If you are struggling with ideas, come on over to JUGS and check out my teammates and our guest creations! You will be very impressed!

I also would like to say farewell to our February Guestie; Lisa Elton.  Lisa, you were a pure delight to have onboard with us! Please come back soon!

Take care, Nanc’

 


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You are Amazing….

Hello, Today’s card is something that has been keeping me up at night. LOL Today, I finally put it together. It’s quite a mix of different stamp sets along with different challenges.  The inspiration all started when I stumbled across Laurie’s Win it Wednesday challenge over at Papertrey Ink. She asked us to use our favorite color.  That wasn’t too hard, as I gravitate to green quite often, as it’s the largest folder of scraps I have in my scrap binder, and I love using Black card bases as well! Then I realized that Time Out Challenges was looking for something Retro this week, and finally over at Inspirational Challenge the word is TEXT.  So there you have it a THREEFER!! LOL See why it was keeping me awake. LOL

Here is a quick reference to my supplies: Bo Bunny DP, SU- Text You Later and Thoughtful Banners, telephone is from Papertrey Ink, the Paper die cut is from Paper Smooches.

I so appreciate your visits as of late.

Take care and happy stamping,  Nanc’