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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’


Just Us Girls 300th Challenge!


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






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. 

PicMonkey Collage

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.


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.



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?



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’






So Happy 4 U!


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

The Cutting Edge

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!


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,



Sketch time at JUGS



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.



Just Us Girls are Shaving!


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Hi Friends,

 Did my title get your attention?  LOL

 Well, over at Just Us Girls this week my good friend Sharyn is hosting

 and she challenged us girls to break out the shaving cream!

 If you have never made your own background paper before using this

 technique your missing out!  Here is a great Link from Gina K to get you started.

I had so much fun I made 6 pieces of paper in all different colors for future use!

I also want to thank Barbara Campbell for being such a wonderful Guest Designer

with us this past month!  You out did yourself GIRL!

I paired this technique up with this simple and versatile Sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


Along with the Patriotic color challenge of Red, White and Blue from the Mod Squad.


A few card details:

The stamps I used for this set were a mixture of Stampin UP-Simply Stars

and the smaller stars are from a Gina K stamp set called Out West 2.

I saw this quote this week in the newspaper and loved it so much

that I decided to print it from my computer!

I made the dashes with a pen!

Now,  Please head on over to Just Us Girls and check out my creative teammates

work and break out that shaving cream an ink and join us!

Then stop by the Mod Squad and Seize the Sketch too!

Hope to see you over at all these wonderful places!



JUGS Color challenge

Hi Friends…Happy weekend!  Yahoo!!!!

Today my good card lovin friend and fellow DT member VICKI over at JUGS

has a wonderful color challenge for us to try!


Love this color combo!!  And here is what I came up with!


(The coral IRL is not quite that dark orange)

It’s that time of year when I am in the need Graduation Cards

and even though this card doesn’t scream graduation that is what it’s going to be used for!

I used some Washi Tape to make my arrow and that sentiment stamp I have had forever and I

believe it is from Michaels.   Also,  I Love my new Chevron folder from Stampin Up and

I can imagine it’s going to be getting a lot more use!  Finished it off with some twine, buttons and stars.

Now, the rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created for you.

Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog

for the chance to be selected as our Chic of the Week.

Can’t wait to see what you all create!

I got this sketch idea from retro Sketches…..but the link closed before I could post this one! 😦




Well since I had the day off from school due to a potential Hurricane I decided to use my time wisely and hang out in my studio for part of the day.  I managed to make 4 cards and 4 scrapbook pages and the night is still young! 🙂  This card is for 3 different challenges.  Seems to be a pattern I have been doing lately.  Love when I can incorporate more than one challenge.   Okay, so the first one is a sketch challenge over at Sweet Sunday, the second is for a color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe, and last but not certainly not least is a banner challenge over at Casual Fridays.  The sentiment is from the Dollar bin at Michaels.  The buttons were made with a new die I got from My Favorite Things.

Hope you have a great evening!

Thanks for stopping by,


Freshly Made…literally

Hello Stampers,  Happy Sunday!  I snuck away to the studio today and made this card for the Sketch Challenge #36 over at Freshly Made.  I love the DP and I think the added hearts work well with it!  The decorative stem is made with my Cricut!  I have an after wedding celebration coming up next month and think it will be just perfect!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

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Congrats grad

I am on my way to work and have a quick post for you this morning!  This Graduation card is for the ispy sketches challenge.  Glad I didn’t miss this one…it’s so very unique!   Just love both of the background papers…love dots!!!

Hope you have a fabulous Friday Friends!





Wedding Challenge

Hello crafty peeps!  I was perusing the popular pinterest as I sometimes do…wink wink….and came across the lovely Wedding card.  I was asked by a co-worker to make a wedding card that week and felt it was fate!  So I can’t take credit for the original idea, but I was pleased with the results and so was my co-worker.  I am also entering it into 2 challenges the first is a challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge to make something for or about a wedding.  It’s a new challenge blog that I found.   And the 2nd one is a Sketch challenge over at Retro Sketches….this is one of my New favorite Challenge sites! I rotated the sketch onto it’s side!  I love the sketches these ladies come up with!  You have plenty of time to play along!   Go and have yourself a looksie!

Enjoy your weekend,