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


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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’

 


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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’