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


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Have a Magical Birthday

Hello,  I find it hard to start a post these days.  Not sure acting like all is well is the right thing to do, however today I think that is the direction I am going.  Today we have a new challenge starting at Seize the Birthday.  This time it’s all about the Kids!  I have this darling new to me stamp set that I was just itching to get inky.  I didn’t blend my Oxide background as well as I thought I did and I didn’t realize that until I saw it here on my post. I colored the unicorn with both Copics and Colored pencils.  The stamp set is from My Next stamp and the sentiment is from Scrapbook.com.

You have to check out the rest of the DT’s cards at Seize the Birthday…it’s amazing how different they all are!

If you find yourself creating a lot these days, I hope you will consider playing along with us at STB. Remember the topping is optional and any type of birthday card will do.

Take care of yourself and HUGS! 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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Bow

Hello, Today’s card is CAS and one layer, which is very unusual for me, and it’s for the new challenge starting over at Just Us Girls.  I was hoping for a bit of sunshine outside to photograph this card but that didn’t’ work out for me. It’s been very gloomy here!  The image and Sentiment are both Gina K. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color and Oxide Inks for the shading on the floor to help ground my sweet packages. We also have a new guest with us this month. Welcome Betty Jacobsen!  We are very glad you are with us!

I am also linking my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is CAS and over at Perfectly CAS where the challenge is One Layer.

Please pop on over to Just Us Girls and join us, we would love to have you! Nanc’


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Magical

Hello,  Today’s card is for the new topping starting over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is Creatures Great and Small, and I knew right away that I wanted to use my MFT dragons. I made this card for a sweet student at my school that is nonverbal and in a wheelchair, but lights up the room when she smiles.  She does a great job of communicating despite her challenges and she is an inspiration to me each and every day!  We all could learn a lot from her.

I used mostly MFT products for my card, a bit of Verve, and Prisma colored pencils.

Come on over and check out all the cards from our DT and our Surprise Party Guest, Joyce Mehrberg, over at Seize the Birthday and play along!  Nanc’

 


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You are my sunshine…

Hello, I hope the sun is shining today in your neck of the woods.  It’s shining both inside and outside my studio today as you will see above.  Today’s card was inspired by the fun sketch going on over at The Paper Players. The whimsical sun stamp and sentiment is a very old set by Verve that I have always adored. The background you probably recognize as it’s made from the same Lovely Lace stencil from Gina K that I have been using a lot lately.  I made a lot of backgrounds that day to use on future cards.  There is a piece of Fun Foam under each square sunray for added dimension.  I did struggle to get a good photo, and I believe it looks better than this in real life.

Now go create your own sunshine!  Nanc’


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For the Kids

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start and you came by to see what the next topping is over at Seize the Birthday! ‘Wink, Wink!’  Well, we do have a great one starting today that was selected by the hilarious- Lindsey. She has the best sense of humor! Love her!  Anyways, she wants us to focus on the kids!  I knew right away I was going to be using my MFT Dragons and I have linked up the card that I cased here!  I colored my sweet dragon with Copics and a little bit of colored pencils too. The white dots were made with a gel pen. You must run on over to STB and check out the rest of the cards by the DT and our guest Annie as they are terrific.

All products are MFT.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


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ABC

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word Vicki chose is School.  Since I don’t usually make back to school cards these days, I decided to make a baby card instead, using the ABC’s. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Janet Ribet.… she is our guest this month! Welcome Janet! We are happy to have you!

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the team’s cards….and join us!  We would love to have you!

Card Details: Letters are Sizzix, the rounded border is from MFT, and the square dies are SU.  I am sorry to say, I don’t remember where I got the images from. They are colored with colored pencil.

Thanks for stopping by! Nanc’


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Birthday Cupcakes!

Hello, Today I have my 3rd and final card using the wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. They have some great prizes up for grabs for their 400th challenge so wish me luck!

Card Details: The fun little cupcakes are from Verve and the sentiment is a freebie I got from Scrapbook.com. This is the first time I used my fun MFT-Stitched Ric Rac border and I love the look of it.  I colored the cupcakes with a mix of Copics and Colored pencil. I have a piece of SU patterned vellum sandwiched between my teal Spellbinders scalloped die and my white SU circle die. Had to fussy cut my cupcake, (which was not in the plan) as I accidentally splattered some Copic right next to it.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Hope you get to spend the day just the way you want too, Nanc’

 


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Gotta Love Tulips!

We have a Photo Challenge over at Just Us Girls that has so much going on you are bound to get inspired by one part or another. It’s always fun to see how different each of the DT members and guest cards are, and how each one of us is inspired differently.  Right away when I saw all the florals on the table I knew I was going to get out one of my old SU sets that I really enjoy.  I was drawn to the color orange and green that is evident throughout the photo and the pattern along the fence at the top of the picture.  That is where my triangular background came to be. I used my white background and scalloped die to pick up the rounded edges of the doilies on the table.  I used gold sequins to replica the round decorations on the fence. I used Copics and Colored pencils as my medium.

Please come by and check out the rest of my teammate’s cards and join us! Nanc’


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Fancy Folds

Hello,  Fancy Folds is our Challenge for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls. Ina is our hostess and she was the wise woman that selected our challenge this week. A challenge is good for all of us…especially this girl! I can’t take credit for the original design of this card you will find it HERE!

The fold itself is very simple and Joy has much better photos and explanations than you would ever get from me.  Sorry folks, but just keeping it real.  Way too much time goes into that! My card has such a mix of stamps sets. It’s a bit of MFT and Stampin up.  The EF is from Cuttlebug. I colored my little bird with colored pencil…badly it appears.  I thought it looked better than that in real life, but the card is gone so I can’t check. LOL  I have been selling so many cards at one of the local gift stores in town that I rarely have any on hand for very long.  It’s a good problem for sure.  It feeds my addiction at least!

You must come to Just Us Girls and check out the rest of my teammate’s cards…they did much better than I on this challenge. Thanks also to Marlena for being such a fabulous guest!

Take care and Happy Stamping! Nanc’