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Celestial is the Trend

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day!  If you were in the path of Hurricane Michael, I hope you are safe and with minimal damage. Mother nature isn’t being kind lately and I hope it stops very soon.  It breaks my heart to see the devastation it left behind. Feeling very blessed as I write this post.  Other than some rain and gusty winds, all was well here on the west coast of Florida. I am sending this card to my son ( whom I adore and miss, more than you can even imagine) and I can’t say exactly why I am sending this card, but I hope he doesn’t happen to check my blog before he receives it. You will have to trust me that it looks even better in person.  I had so much fun creating my celestial background with my oxide inks, starting with a piece of white card stock. It was a ton of blending!! The letter dies are from MFT and the “so proud of” is from SU.  That wooden moon stamp is something I have had for eons and is white heat embossed. The stars were heat embossed too and made with a SU stencil as well. Some splatters, and I was done.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teams designs! Nanc’


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Wild Card CAS

Hello,  Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!  Angie over at Just Us Girls is our hostess this week and she has asked us to do Clean and Simple for our Wild Card Week. CAS is hard for me, so I needed this challenge.  I have made a card similar to this one in the past but I don’t believe I ever posted it…at least I hope not. 😉   A friend of mine is expecting her first child and she and her hubby don’t want to know the sex of the baby, so I thought this idea would be perfect.  This cute little elephant is from Verve and the sentiment is SU.

Before I go I want to say thanks to Stef Perryfor being an awesome guest with us the past month! It was a joy working with you!

Happy Easter, Nanc’


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Twins!

Hello Friends,  Hope you are having a great day!  I needed a baby card for a friend who’s daughter was having Twins so I combined that need with our Color Week at JUGS, where I happen to be hosting for the second week in a row! There is so much I adore about this card; Polka Dots, stitched stars and elephants! How can it get any better!  This adorable elephant is from Verve! He is one of my all time favorite go to stamps for Baby cards!

I would be tickled if you would come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week! Take care, Nanc’

Supplies: Elephant-Verve, Stars and banner-MFT, sentiment and Stitched Circles are SU, the Scalloped circles are Spellbinders.

 

 


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Let’s Hear it for the Girls!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.21.13 PMHello Friends,  It’s my turn to be your hostess over at Just Us Girls and this week it’s all about us GIRLS!  I have challenged you to make any type of girly card and or project of your choosing!  Simple huh?  I also need to take a minute and give a BIG THANKS to Carol for being such a fabulous Guest Designer this past month!  We loved having you with us and hope to see you in our gallery from time to time!  I can’t take credit for the original idea (of the bib) for this card as I found it HERE on Pinterest. But boy oh boy or should I say girl oh girl I made it my own and it sure was fun and easy to do!  Okay, I couldn’t leave the boys entirely out since I have an only son myself, so here you go!  Some of you may have seen this boy card before!  If so, I apologize.  As for the girl card….The cover plate, and sentiment, and tag are from MFT.  The cute elephant is from Verve. The ruffle is a die from Spellbinders I do believe, and that tiny bow is from Paper Smooches. The Boy card…the paper is SU, the boat is Verve and the rest is the same.

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Now come on over to Just Us Girls and join me as we pay tribute to the GIRLS!  Nanc’


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Live the Life…..

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Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 2.43.45 PMHello Friends, I am going to make this post rather quick today as I am leaving in the morning for a few days of R and R with hubby for Father’s day weekend. I literally can’t wait!  It’s color week over at Just Us Girls, and let me just say this group of colors makes for a nice tri-fecta!  The leaves and sentiment are from Stampin Up and the flowers are from Verve!  The leaves and flowers were heat embossed. The polka dots were added with some stamps on cardstock for added interest.  I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you find you have sometime to be creative…please come on over and join us at JUGS!  Who know….you maybe selected as our next Chic of the week!  Nanc’


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CAS(E) this Sketch- Amazing You!

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CTS_170Hello Friends,  As soon as I saw this unique sketch over at CASE this Sketch I knew I had to try to squeeze in some time to play in my studio on Sunday, and I succeeded! I also got these incredible word dies from Verve called Amazing Adjectives that I wanted to break in so badly. The butterfly die is from Savvy, and the YOU is just a portion of a die from Neat and Tangled that I cut a apart.  This card did not come together quietly as it had many variations of paper and accents before landing on this one.

Hope you have a wonderful week! I personally will, as I am counting the days till I leave for Seattle.  I am fortunate enough to be spending Mother’s Day with my son this year and I am over the top excited!  I have never traveled by myself before, so wish me luck!

Take care,  Nanc’


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Stencils!

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Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 3.49.03 PMHello Friends,  It’s time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and I am the hostess with the mostess this week.  The trend I chose that never seems to get old or go out of style is using Stencils on your card and or project.  It can be a little or just a touch, the choice is yours.  This card was a CASE (well, I pretty darn well just copied it, I loved it so much!) of this beautiful card below and I wanted to give credit where credit was due.  Here is a link to Barbara’s blog!  MFTCPC20_2015ap23_thumb2I wish it was an original design, but not this time!  I sure hope you join me and my fabulous team and our GD Julie Gearinger! over at JUGS this week, and remember if your chosen as our Chic of the Week you are in the running as a possible guest designer with us in the month of January.  Best of luck and hope to see you there!  A few card details: Stencil is from Heidi Swapp, Daisy flowers and large leaves are a Sizzix die. The one lilac flower base is a SU punch, with another generic punch on top. The delicate floral is from MFT.  The sentiment tag is a Spellbinders die (I do believe.)

Have a wonderful day!  We are having some friends over to watch FSU beat Miami! Go Noles!  Nanc’


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Just Us Girls 300th Challenge!

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Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 5.18.12 PMWARNING Very, Very long but I think worthwhile post!  We are CELEBRATING over at Just Us Girls today!  It just so happens to be our 300th Challenge!  I think this is an amazing achievement in blog land don’t you?  Although I was not on the Design Team in the beginning I have been following them for as long as they have been” in business” so to speak!  Congrats to the present designers and to past designers for such an accomplishment!  We have some past guest designers celebrating along with us this week: NANCY PENIRJUDY WOODLAND and GERI BAILLY…. Along with our brand NEW guest Designer LINDA BEESON for the month of July. Welcome ladies!

Along with our Celebration we have some Generous sponsors too! We will have 4 winners for this challenge!

We have a $25.00 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping.  

  Verve is also supplying us a $25.00 gift certificate! 

 We have a $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils from Stamplorations.

And last but not least we have a $15 gift certificate for craft metal sheets from

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Thanks so much to all of our sponsors!!

Now you might be wondering how my card fits into our “Word Week” Congratulations!  Well about a month ago my son Graduated again with a Masters in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design and I made the above card for him.  If you do not have small children at home, or if you are not a kid yourself, you may not know who this character is.  His name is Toothless and he is from the movie and book, How To Train Your Dragon. If you have not seen it, you need to, it is absolutely one of my families favorites.  My son is a HUGE fan of this movie and I nearly squealed when I came across this card on Pinterst months before!  NO I CAN NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS DESIGN! You will find that HERE! Her name is Jill Prescott!  Thanks so much JILL!!! I so appreciate you helping me make this moment so special for my family!  I knew right away when Tyler saw this card that he would love it and that it would bring him to tears.  The pics are a little fuzzy, but I think they say it all!  If you look very closely at the photo of the card….I sponged clouds in the background and also did all the edges of his body pieces with grey ink to help them stand out and give it some dimension. 

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Here is what I put on the inside of the card, and again if you saw the movie it will make a little bit more sense.

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We also bought him a T-shirt of the character toothless as well. (Sadly -No Pic)

Now here are a few graduation photos too!  I apologize for those of you who have seen these on Facebook. The beautiful girl is Ty’s girlfriend Sandra.

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Now, back to my card!

 Here are the supplies I used to make my card, along with a photo of the pieces before it was assembled.

 I had to improvise, as I didn’t have all of the same tools that the original designer (JILL) used.

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My hubby had to get in on the action and he sculpted out of clay the Savannah College of Art and Design Mascot, which just so happens to be a ferocious BEE!  Yes, I said Bee! LOL

I asked him why the bee was making such a stank face and he said that it’s exactly like the logo, and sure enough he was right!  Pretty good huh?

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Okay, well if you stuck with me this long…I really, really appreciate it!  I sometimes wonder how much of this jargon gets read, however I enjoy writing it!! Please come on over to Just Us Girls and help us CELEBRATE our 300th challenge!  Who knows you may be lucky enough to be one of our 4 winners! Take care,  Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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So Happy 4 U!

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Today’s card is for another new challenge site that I am so excited about called

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It was also started by Jackie Rockwell (she has been busy) and I wanted to make sure I played along!

You have to check it out…it’s Design Team has so much talent!

Here is the Inspiration behind their first challenge!

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I paired up this challenge with this great Sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I really like this Sketch….I will be using it again!

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Then I got out my Cricut and Cuttlebug and went to work.

Love using Hexagons for a change and the Word So is from

an Old Stampin UP set and the Word Happy is from Verve.

 Hope you have a creative day and while your at it

go check out both of these Challenge blogs I have linked them up for you!

Take care,

Nanc’


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Sketch time at JUGS

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Hello Craftin’ Friends,

 It’s my turn to be the hostess this week for 

the Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge.  I don’t know about you, but summer break is

right around the corner and I just can’t wait!  My plans are to do a lot

of craftin’ and what better way to get your mojo flowing than with a great sketch!

My Team and I also want to give a HUGE WELCOME to our newest 

Guest Designer for the month of June…Shirley Bee!

She does fantastic work so we know we are going to enjoy her time with us!

Now please head on over to Just Us Girls and have a look at what my 

wonderful teammates did with my sketch…and then please join us!

See you there!

Oh and remember!!!

If you win Chic of the Week in one of our June challenges,

you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of August.

Nanc’