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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’


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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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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, 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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Seize the Heroes

Hello, Today the Design Team and I decided it was time to put the Birthday cards aside for a bit over at Seize the Birthday and focus on making some cards for our HEROES during this World Wide Pandemic.  Now, a lot of us focused on Doctors and Nurses, but there are many different people stepping it up and continuing to provide us all with what we need to get through this.

For instance, you could make a card for; Caregivers, Grocery Workers, Delivery Workers, Custodians, Pharmacists, and even Teachers.  I added teachers as I have seen first hand how hard it has been on them to very quickly change to an online platform.  I am in no way comparing what they do to doctors and nurses but wanted to give you all as many avenues as possible.

Also, MFT has made the Birdie Brown Doctors and Nurses set available in digital till the end of April if you want to go that route and I have linked it up for you HERE!

Our challenge will run like our other challenges and we will have a Winner’s post on April 30th!

Can’t wait to see what you create and who or whom you decide to THANK!  Nanc’

I created some others too.

 

 


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Bleaching a Sympathy Card

Hello, I hope this post finds you having a good day (all things considered) and maybe having a little crafting time too. I am linking this card up over at CAS Mix Challenge where the technique is Bleaching.  I love this technique every time I use it.  I have an aqua painter that I saved specifically for this technique. The stamp set I used for this card is from Stampin Up.  The butterfly is from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is Verve.  First I masked the panel off and sponged it with Oxide inks.  Next, I stamped the image with Versamark and then painted it in.  It was super quick and fun to do.

Thanks for popping in and stay safe, Nanc’

 

 


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I Sea it’s your Birthday…

Hello,  I have two fun cards for you today!  The process began when I decided I wanted to make a water scene and use my NBUS Seahorses from Lawn fawn. I am embarrassed to say that I have had them for nearly a year and had yet to crack the seal.  The stamp set gave me the idea to get out my Iridescent Texture Paste and the fun geometric stencil and make a fun water scene.  I also used my MFT wave stencil and my Prisma Colored pencils.  These cards were a lot of fun to create. I even added my own lines on the seahorses to give them some more personality.  I had a hard time photographing them as I am still having computer issues and as soon as I open up iphoto my computer shuts down. So, I used my phone instead.

I am playing along with 3 challenges today! I was tickled to see NBUS Challenge blog started by Darnell again….(Congrats girl!)

The layout is for CAS(E) this Sketch.

And over at CAS Stencil, they want us to use Gilding Flakes and hope my texture paste will suffice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderfully creative day!  Nanc’


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You’re a Koality Friend

Hi,  Lucky for me it’s Good Friday with no online Schoology for me!  So today is crafting day! Woohoo!  I made the above card for The Paper Players challenge that just so happens to end today!  A day at the Zoo is their theme, so I pulled out my favorite MFT zoo animal, my Oxide inks, and my Prisma colored pencils and went to work. This card just makes me happy and we all could use a gallon of happiness these days.  This card has a lot of dimension too.

I wanted to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope it’s okay that my focal shape became rather large and took up the entire card. If not, I totally understand!

I better get back to it as I have a long list of cards to make today.

So happy you stopped by!  Take care, Nanc’


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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’