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


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No Stamping

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Carol is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card with NO Stamping.

Here are a few ideas: (dies, stickers, watercoloring…anything that doesn’t involve stamps)

Since life has been a bit stressful and I didn’t have time to make a card this week (sorry Carol), I went in my vault of cards not shared yet and found just the perfect one. So if you are wondering why there is a blooming Christmas cactus in the photo, this card was probably made last December.

Card Details: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Hubiscus dies- Altenew, thanks die-Saavy, Heart die-MFT, leaf dies-Verve.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along we would love to have you! Take care, Nanc’


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Wedding Card

I have a very quick and easy wedding card for you today. I am playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is Any Occasion.

Card Details: The heart die is from MFT, the wedding rings are from SSS, and the greeting is from Stampin Up.

Hope you are weathering life right now no matter what is being thrown your way!

Take care, Nanc’


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Crafty Friends

Hi, I have some more love-themed cards to share with you today and I will also be entering these cards up over at Happy Little Stampers blog where I am determined to play along more often. So much inspiration over there. They have so many various challenges to play along with that you must check out. The one I am playing along with is Anything Goes with Dies.

Here are a few other cards I made in various colors.

Card Details: This is the stamp set I used from Altenew to make my background. Thank goodness for my Misti as it made it so much easier. I linked it up for you above. It is a must-have as far as crafters are concerned IMO.

The sweet little bear is from Ellen Hutson and her sweet bow to turn her into a girl bear is from Paper Smooches. A little chalk to pink up her cheeks and just some real quick outline coloring to give the bear a little life.

Personal: This past week has been filled with one bad news after another. Last Monday was the sudden loss of a dear friend’s hubby and a man my hubby and I have known and hubby worked with nearly his entire career. He collapsed while playing tennis. His wife takes comfort in knowing he didn’t suffer and died doing what he loved. I have another dear friend whose hubby had serious neck surgery this week and is going to have a long road to recovery. The surgery was intense, and I pray it did what it was supposed to do and he will be back to life as he knew it real soon. We have another friend/past principal and coworker for Dave and I on a ventilator due to Covid and fighting for his life. Then I was told a former colleague from the Elementary School where I use to work, and a man that I adore, has Bladder Cancer. Life is Hard! Then Covid makes it that much harder! I want to just stop in and give these friends the hugs and the quality time that they so rightly deserve and or need. It is hard to go about my normal day when you know others are hurting and are going through rough times. I must press on and just keep them in my thoughts and prayers and do what I can to brighten their day and or help them in any way I can. Baking always seems to be my answer too. On a positive note, my sister had a hip replacement last week and it seems to have gone well! Sorry for my long post, but sometimes we just need to write what is on our hearts.

Take care and send some cards to the people you love. After all, that is why we make them right? If you aren’t on the receiving end of one of these Galentines I am truly sorry…it has been a tough and busy week and time got away from me.

Hugs and stay well, Nanc’


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3 Shades of Blue

Hello, Here we are back to Saturday again, and time for another challenge at Just Us Girls. When I saw these colors my mind went straight to a baby card. I also had the MFT hearts die still on my desk for a card I will post later today and thought it would make a perfect background.

Card Details: The greeting, the little Elephant, and Balloons, heart die background, are all from MFT. I used some Copics and colored pencils for my medium. The white circle has been embossed with a hearts EF from SU but it’s hard to see in the pic. I just love how the felt balloons turned out. The background is designer paper.

We hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and join the team and I for color week.

Take and try to find some joy in your day, Nanc’


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Hello!

Hello, I am starting off today with the first challenge of the New Year over at Just Us Girls where I just so happen to be the hostess! It is Word Week and I have the perfect word to welcome the New Year…the word is Hello!

This card was time-consuming but so worth the effort of cutting and stamping all those stems to make a wreath. I just love the way it turned out. I really do love an occasional all die-cut card!

Card Details: The leaves, the Hello, and the flowers are all from MFT. Some gold Nuvo drops for the center of the flowers and randomly placed.

The Just Us Girls team and the TWO Guest designers…Melanie and Carol have some amazing cards over on the blog! Come check them out and play along!

Take care, Nanc’


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Coffee

Hello,  Over the past few weeks I have been having fun playing with my new coffee set from the Greetery. I know it’s not necessarily a “NEW” set but it’s new to me.  I sometimes ponder a purchase to make sure the want is still there and doesn’t trail off.  My mom always made me sleep a few nights on my decisions or purchases.   I think that is such great advice.  Sometimes like you, I don’t have that much willpower. LOL  I am not sure what I like more the coffee cup, the little spoon, or that die coaster! Such a quick card that yields great results!

I am playing along over at Inkspirational where they want us to Angle it! I think I pretty much angled everything on this card.

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Wish you were here…

I have a very CAS card for you today that was completely inspired by a card I received from a dear friend- Patti from Stationary Styles. This card inspired me so much that I decided to make my own die-cut of Florida on my Silhouette Cameo. This card has prompted tons of possibilities for sentiments and I have made quite a few.  I have even made some Christmas cards too.  These are very popular in the store where I sell my cards.  The sentiment for this card is from Simon Says Stamps.

This card really speaks to me today as it’s my daughter in law’s birthday, and I am missing them so very much. We have never gone this long without seeing one another.

I am linking this up over at Just Add Ink where the challenge is the Letter F- Florida!

Have a wonderful day and stay safe, Nanc’

Here is the card from Patti!

 

 


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Congratulations…

Hello,  Happy weekend! Today we have a Trend challenge starting over at Just Us Girls and Carol’s code work is Mini.  There is a various amount of ways to interpret this challenge. Whether you make small cards or maybe use miniature items on your card, etc…  What I have done with my card is to use miniature items; small hearts, small text, and small gems. I just received these fun wedding ring dies from SSS and decided to include the background text stamp from SSS as well. I don’t think I have used this stamp before either. The congratulation sentiment is from SU.  I intentionally tried to stamp the background lightly in case you were wondering.

I am also linking my cards up over at NBUS #14. 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you decide to join us this week at JUGS! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Something New!

Hello,  Today’s card is for the first Paper Players challenge of the New Year and the theme is Something New.  I needed some baby cards for the store which worked out perfectly!  I am still in love with this cute little elephant named Emery from Verve, and you know I love polka dots, so this card worked out well in my opinion. LOL The stars are from MFT, the sentiment is also Verve, and the clouds are from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you have a great start to your week tomorrow…I have to go back to work myself.  Happy crafting! Nanc’


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A Little JOY!

I am linking up with 2 challenges today! First, Less is More (Sparkle and Matte) and Secondly, Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with an option of Twinkle.) I made a few cards similar to these last year for the store and they sold, so I thought I would try again.  The card definitely “Sparkles” in real life and the DP has more of a matte finish.

Card details: The JOY is from MFT, the snowflakes are from Memory Box. The fun DP is from anyone’s guess.(I just love it and have cut off any recollection of who made it.) I made the victorian scallop with my Fiskers cutter.

Hope you are having a fabulous day, Nanc’