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Red and Kraft

Hello, It is the middle of the month and I am hostess this time at Color Hues! I hope you will enjoy the colors I have chosen for you. When I think Red and Kraft I think Christmas, so that is what I have for you today. I know Halloween and Thanksgiving are not far away and I am still dabbling with those Holidays in my craft room, but I am also throwing in a Christmas card or two. Keeping things interesting! I had a hard time photographing this card and not sure why! Looks far better in person!

I am joining in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Card Details: The wreath stamp is a wooden stamp I have had for eons. The poinsettia dies are from Impression Obsession. The snowflakes, center of the poinsettias, and the holly stems are from Spellbinders. The snow EF in the background is from Stampin Up.

Now, I hope you will come on over to Color Hues and check out all the inspiration from the Design Team and our guest- Maja, I know you will be as inspired as I was. Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday for Color Week

Hello friends, Today over at The Paper Players it’s time for Color Week and Ann Marie has selected some a great pallet. For my fourth color, I obviously chose green. Don’t look too closely you’ll see that my polka dotted paper is not straight. I hate when the happens! It really, really bugs me? How about you?

Card Details: Tree, grass and deer are all MFT. The sentiment is a sticker and actually made out of wood and something I have had sitting in my scrap box forever. I put a piece of green behind the tree and then came back with a lighter color and pieced it back together in various spots leaving some still inlayed. I added the peach hearts and then finished it off with some quick Copics and Prismas on my cute little deer.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Have a lovely day, Nanc’


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Warm Wishes and Sunny Smiles

Hello, How did it get to be Saturday already? That was a very fast week! It is time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and I am your hostess. As I was selecting my colors for this challenge, I wanted to make sure that our players and I could have a choice to embrace the end of summer or jump right into fall. I hope these colors appeal to everyone this week and you cone play along.

Card Details: I don’t often make one layer cards. The background was made with a stencil I made with a piece of acetate and some rectangle die cuts. I used Oxide Inks for my blending. The greeting is from MFT, the birds are from SU, and the palm tree landscape is from Impression Obsession.

This card was inspired by Michelle from the Card Grotto and you can find it HERE!

Come by Just Us Girls and join us! The lovely and talented Loll is still with us too!

Take care and I hope you find some time to be creative, Nanc’


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Hello-Happy Birthday!

Hello, I am back with my second post of the day! It is time once again for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday! Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she wants us to use either Faux or Real Stitching on our card and or projects. I was pleased to see that some of the other DT members joined Barb and did some real stitching on their cards, as I went the easy route and used stitched die cuts on mine.

I am also linking up over once again at the Global Design Project where they have a color challenge going on!

Card Details: Both tags are from MFT and cut from some fun DSP! The sentiments are a mix of Papertrey Ink and a Rubber stamp I have had for eons. The phone is also Papertrey Ink. The speech bubble outlines are from Stampin Up. Some silver twine, Nuvo drops, and dimensionals complete the card.

Now come on over to STB and check out my wonderful team’s cards and play along with us! Remember our topping is optional and any type of Birthday card will do.

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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We are One at Color Hues

Hello, I hope you are ready for September cause here it is! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t!

We have a great challenge starting today over at Color Hues today, and it just so happens to be our One Year Anniversary! WooHoo! Can you believe it? I can’t! What a fast year it has been! First and foremost, thanks to all the Design Team members guests and participants that have embraced my new Challenge Blog this past year and made it such a success! You truly don’t know how much it means to me and how much all of you have enriched my life this past year. You and the team inspire me with each and every entry! God willing, we hope to be around for many, many years to come!

Oh, and guess what? In honor of us turning one today! We have TWO prizes up for grabs for this special challenge! The two overall winners will both be getting a Gift Certificate for $25 from Simon Says Stamps, just in time for STAMPtember! So make sure you come play along!

In other news, We have a brand new Design Team member starting over at Color Hues. Tracey McNeelyfrom In My Creative Opinion is joining the team. Welcome Tracey! A little back story about Tracey…When I was in the midst of creating Color Hues last year, I approached Tracey and asked if she was interested in starting this new adventure with me. The timing wasn’t quite right for her then, and I totally understood. However, things have since settled down for her and I couldn’t be more delighted to bring her on board!

Card details: The colors Karen chose for us still scream summer for this Florida girl, so that is where my creative mind took me. That and over to Instagram where I saw this fabulous card HERE and fell in love with it! I had to CASE it, straight away!

You have got to run on over to Color Hues, straight away, and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and our fabulous guest Angies too, as I know you will truly be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hope…

Hello, I am back today as it is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie has picked the most amazing color combo that I have just discovered I am a huge fan of. Turquoise and Coral! Talk about a striking pairing. And wait till you see the cards that the Design Team and our guest put together! They are all Amazing!! Speaking of Guest, we have a good friend of mine Linda Snodgrass joining us this time at CH. Welcome Linda! We are really happy to have you!

My card was made for and already received by my Brother in Law after he had major back surgery! I am happy to report he is doing well and nearly out of pain.

I am also going to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The sentiment is from Altenew- Mega 4 Greetings, The seashells are from Honey Bee Stamps-Flippin Fabulous, and the leaves are inked and splattered and from Stampin Up-Tropical Thinlits. I used Oxide inks to blend my background. I used Prismas and light Copics to color.

Now, run on over to Color Hues and be ready to be dazzled! Stay safe, Nanc’


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Black and White-Wedding Card

Hello there! I needed a wedding card and when I saw the challenge that Vicki chose for us this week at Just Us Girls I knew it would be perfect. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago and it was well received so I thought I would try it again. You can find it HERE!

Card Details: I have always been a huge fan of these old SU flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from SU as well. I used white embossing powder on vellum with a grey back for my flowers and then white on white for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The DSP came from Hobby Lobby and I am using every scrap. Made the circle with a couple of Sizzix dies, and the victorian edge is done with my Fiskers cutter.

I hope you will stop on over to Just Us Girls and see what the fabulous team did this week along with our guest Claire!

Take care, Nanc’


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Sending HUGS

Hello there. Today over at The Paper Players it’s time for Color Week. Jaydee has chosen a fun color trio for us this time around. Since I was pushed for time this week, I made a card very similar to a design you may have seen before. But that is okay, right? Who better to CASE than yourself! I also feel that this entire heart background thing that I have been doing so much of lately just works for me, and is such a fun and easy for all different types of cards. To stick to the colors this week and I knew the blue and green would have to be saved for the water, I thought…why not an entirely yellow sky. I had a bit of a brain fart when I selected my card base, however it is still in the blue family though. I have been having a ton of those brain lapses lately and I know it’s just stress and lack of proper sleep, hopefully the team will be okay with it.

Card Details: I used MFT cloud stencil and a heart stencil to start my background. I then masked off the rest to create my water. The water ripples are made with a stamp. You do have to do a lot of thinking and masking and covering when doing these types of scenes. They are never perfect, but that is what makes them handmade. The water and all the birds are from the same SU set called High Tide. The greeting is from Catherine Pooler and the boat is from Impression Obsession.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Red and Blue

Hello the 1st of July! Isn’t that just crazy? It is also time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Sweet Carol has picked the perfect color combo for this summer month, as July 4th is right around the corner!

I know these cards are exactly like my last post, just in a different color combo, but sometimes life gets in the way. I purposely made these in my local High School colors and they did super well in the stores the past couple of months. What I like about this combo, is they are ideal for either male or females.

Card Details: I started off making my own stencil out of these fun Spellbinder rectangle dies that have these fun jagged edges, they are so old and I have no idea what their official name is. Next, I sponged my backgrounds in various colors using Oxide Inks. Then I got out my fun heart background stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and white pigment ink and pounded away using a sponge applicator. The grad die and cap are from SSS, and the rest of the sentiment is from Verve. The fun decorative victorian bevel is made with my large Fiskars cutter.

Now, you have to come check out the Design Team and our guest cards, as each and every time they blow me away with their talent! I am so lucky to have them on my team and call them my friends! Speaking of friends…my local and good friend Carol is our guest this time as well! Not only is she creative, she always pushes my card making abilities in different directions, which is really good for me.

Hope to see you at Color Hues and take care, Nanc’


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Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello there, It’s time for Color Week over at Just Us Girls. Cecile has a fun and bright color palette for you to enjoy. Now, before you go asking me where on the graphic do you see yellow? I promise I didn’t use any yellow on my card. I used white pigment ink and a sponge with different size square stencils over my orange, red, and pink blended background. My good friend Carol shared this fun Bokeh Technique using squares with me. She found it over on Karren J’s-Stampin Stuff blog and I have linked it up for you HERE! And, you should definitely check out Carol’s card at Saw It Had to Make It. You can find it HERE! It is so good!

Card Details: The background technique is linked above. I made my own square stencils. The phone is from Papertrey Ink. The HELLO and word bubble stamp is from SU. The vellum underneath the phone warped a bit unfortunately. The scalloped circle is Sizzix and the stitched circle is SU. Pop dots for dimension.

I am linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge also since I made my own stencil for my background.

Now, pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the Design Team’s work and join us! Nanc’