Scrapper@heart

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


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Have a Lovely Day

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today’s card all began with this fun but slightly challenging photo this week over at Just Us Girls.  Lisa really made me put my thinking cap on for this one.  After a few days, I had an epiphany and remembered that years ago I had a digital stamp that was a swing. Luckily for me, it was still on my computer. I came to realize I actually downloaded it back in 2006 and it’s from Bugaboo Stamps.  They are still going strong, and have a huge variety of stamps, and I have linked up their site for you HERE.

As for the other details on my card:  I used Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium.  I sponged the sky using Oxide Ink and my MFT stencil. In fact, the rest of the supplies are all MFT.  I hope the green cloud stencil looks like the treetop that the swing is hanging from.  Hubby said NO, but what does he know? I did some paper piecing too.

The variety of cards inspired by this photo from the Design Team is impressive over at JUGS this week…come check them out.  Nanc’


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Just a note…

Just popping in today with a card for this week’s Color Throwdown.  I had colored this rose about a month ago and it’s been sitting and waiting for me to put it to use on a card. That rose was done with my very first online coloring class with colored pencil over at Kit and Clowder. It’s not perfect but I learned a lot. It took me far longer than it should have. LOL

Card Details: The Rose digi is from Power Poppy, the buttons, heart, and scalloped rectangle are MFT, the sentiment and scalloped edge are Papertrey Ink.

I think I am going to link up too over at Inkspirational where the challenge is painting or coloring.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s Sunday at least I think it is.  I have a fun card for you today for a couple of challenges.  My idea began with this great sketch over at My Favorite Things. When I first looked at the sketch I saw a swimming pool. Plus, I just got the new Perfect Pool water stencil from MFT that I have been itching to use. Next, I decided to pair it up with the word Peaceful at Time Out Challenge. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing more peaceful to me than floating around a swimming pool on an innertube. Boy do I miss our pool, especially this summer with the pandemic and all.  At least my little MFT Elephant is enjoying himself on this hot summer day.  I put a light coat of white ink over my first color of Broken China Oxide ink. It really looks great IRL. Still have a lot to learn with Copics but I will get there.

All stamps and the stencil are MFT.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 

 


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Fancy Fold…Not Very Fancy

Hi, Hope this post finds you holding up okay. I am trying my best.  I just asked my Alexa to play some Happy music and I am sipping an Iced Coffee from Dunkin, so far so good. The coffee runs are becoming a serious problem. Do you think it’s normal that they know us by voice in the drive-thru at Dunkin? LOL Today I have a card for The Paper Players where they asked us to do a fancy fold.  This is not something I do on a regular basis. I am a plain and simple A2 kinda gal, so this is what I came up with, as it was safe and quick. Don’t want to do much to rustle my feathers these days. The news has that job!  LOL

As you can see all you have to do is add another score line at 1 1/2 inches.  Pretty fancy huh? LOL I used a Digi stamp from Power Poppy for my card and a mix of Copics and colored pencils. I have no idea where I got the thx die-cut as it was in my bits and boxes drawer. I dotted my background once again with a Copic as I can’t leave them plain white these days.

Big cyber hugs to all of you.  If you are struggling as I was this morning, try some happy music or Dunkin… it helps, Nanc’

 


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Lemonade

Hello, I hope this post finds you well. I started my plans for my card using the fun sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I must say that today’s card is one I am pretty happy with, which is a rarity! LOL  I have been working hard to improve my coloring skills especially with Copics and this is probably the best job I have done when it comes to people.  I still have some work to do that is for sure, especially in the hair department, but I am enjoying the process.  Also, the fun paper you see behind my sweet PI little lemonade lover is not designer paper but actually a piece of packaging from some canning jars that I bought a while ago.  I am tickled to have finally used some of it.  I love repurposing something so pretty.

I made the 3 victorian edge pieces behind my rectangle with my Fiskers cutter. I added some cute yellow round gemstones and I was done.

I am also linking my card up over at two additional challenges.  Over at Inkspirational Challenge, they have the word Sketch and they are allowing us to link our card up If we used a Sketch from another challenge. Next at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am using the row- Polka Dots, Sequins, and Summer.  I hope they don’t mind I substituted my yellow gems for the sequins and nothing screams summer like a nice cold glass of lemonade.

Thanks for visiting, Nanc’


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Father’s Day Card

I have a quick simple card for you today using a new to me stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I needed some Father’s Day cards for the store and thought these would be quick and fun to do. I am going to link this up over at CASology in hopes it’s CAS enough. The speckled background behind my panels was made with a very old Stampin Up stamp. I colored my images with colored pencils and the letters are from MFT.

I will also be linking this up over at Darnell’s NBUS.

I hope you are having a great day, Nanc’


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Color Challenge at JUGS!

 

Hello,  I love the color combo we have starting today at Just Us Girls.  Vicki is our hostess and she loves Turquoise and she is not alone. I needed another Hero card and thought the colors would work perfectly. I used Prisma colored pencils for my medium of choice. I have been really trying to make a conscious effort to try and use up some of the designer paper I have.  Of course what came in the mail today?  Yep, more DSP. LOL

I hope you will come by JUGS and check out what the design team has done this week.  Hopefully, it will inspire you to join us.

Take care, Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’


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Just Because

Hello,  I am in love with the trio of colors at The Color Throwdown (how can you not love grey and yellow together).  Seriously, one of my favorite color combos for sure.

Card Details:  Stampin Up (Bloom and Grow) is the flower and the script embossing folder is also SU. Just Because is from Altenew. I have Wink of Stella giving some love to the flowers, but it’s hard to see in the pic.  The white coaster is from the Greetery and gifted to me by a friend.  I want to order it soon, but it’s always not available when I check. The yellow gems are SU.

Thanks for your visits and sweet comments, Nanc’


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Happy Father’s Day

Hello,  Today I have a stamp set from Mulberry stamps that I bet I have had for at least 10+ years and has never been inked up. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. Now that I am starting to feel a bit more comfortable with my coloring skills I decided to give it a shot.  I have been doing a lot of coloring in the evenings, it seems to have a calming effect on me, and many others I am sure.  I used both Copic and Prismas for this piece. I added the clouds with my MFT stencil. I have been doing that after my piece is colored and you have to be a little bit more careful and have to go on the lighter side.  Now the cute little bear and his dog look as if they are trapped on an island. LOL  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I am linking this cutie up over at The Paper Players where the theme is CAS with Men in Mind.  I sure hope it’s CAS enough! Fingers crossed.

I guess I better link up with Darnell too over at NBUS.  My stamp set deserves that, as it’s been waiting for 10+ years!

Stay well and if you are a little stressed….try coloring!  I was told wine works too! Nanc’