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


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Wedding Card

Today is Monday and instead of reporting to work, I am beginning a new chapter in this thing called life.  Now I can say I am “officially” retired.  So far so good! LOL My favorite part of my day is between the hours of 6-8 am. During that time you can find hubby and I enjoying the quietness of the new day while sipping our coffee and chatting about whatever we find on our electronic devices that we find worth sharing with one another. There is no television and it’s just peaceful. Now, this doesn’t have to occur on just weekends, holidays, or summer vacation but each and every day, and I am really excited about that! Squeal!

Speaking of new beginnings…Nothing says new start more than a wedding card and that is what I have for you today!  I am playing along with The Paper Players challenge today.

I made this card using Stampin Up products for the puzzle pieces, rectangle die, and sentiment.  The bow tie which is a tad hard to see is from Paper Smooches. It’s part of a bow missing the ribbons hanging down. For the girl puzzle piece, I used very small pearls.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Hmm….what shall I do?  Nanc’


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Travel

Hello, It’s August first! It’s really hard to believe! It has been a fast year despite all the downtime we all have had at home.   However, now it’s the weekend and time for Word Week at Just Us Girls.  The word as you can see is Travel. I have a graduation card for you using the fun Stampin Up Hot Air Balloon die. I love this set but never pull it out to use very often. Each section of the balloon comes in pieces so you can change the colors as you go down before you put on the overlay die.  I hope you can see and understand what I mean.  The clouds are from MFT.  I used lots of dimensionals to lift my balloon into the sky.

We have a new guest joining us this week and it is Lisa Elton!  Welcome, Lisa!  So glad to have you along!

Come join us at Just Us Girls we would love to have you. Nanc’


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Butterflies

Today’s cards are for this month’s Twofer Challenge.  The word Darnell has for us is Butterflies.  Well, I don’t know many cardmakers that don’t have a few butterflies in their stash of supplies.  The hardest part was deciding which one. I decided to get out my neglected die-cut from Saavy for my cards. The die is a bit challenging as it is so large and takes up so much space on a card front.  I decided to try my hand at making some backgrounds for both cards since the cards themselves were going to end up being rather simple.

The green and black card all started with some Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.  Then I did the lifting technique with some blending solution and a leaf stencil.  You can’t really see the pattern of the leaf once the butterfly was cut out, but it does have a very cool effect on the butterfly. The sending hugs sentiment is from Altenew. It’s one of my favs for sure. Here is the video by Jennifer McGuire.

The other colorful panel is the Technique that Gina K and Rina did last week called Reverse Stenciling.  That was a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend it.  You have to look a little closer to see the butterfly.  The thanks die is from Saavy as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a very creative day and stay safe, Nanc’


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CAS @ The Paper Players

 

Hello,  I am joining in the celebration over at The Paper Players for their 500th challenge.  Congrats to the team for such a successful journey.  I look forward to your continued success and many more challenges to come.

I found an old background that I had made using the smooshing technique awhile ago in one of my drawers today and knew it would work out perfectly with this adorable tree die from MFT that I just received. I made another card with the leftover outer background. I couldn’t let it go to waste. CAS is a challenge for me but I like these cards.

I am going to link up the bottom card over at Darnell’s NBUS. 

The sentiments are from Papertrey Ink and I also added some clear Nuvo Drops.

I so appreciate you coming by, stay well. Nanc’


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Felt Flowers

Hello,  I have been taking a small break from card making and have been tackling some design work on the computer.  Details with what I have up my sleeve will come later!  Anyways,  Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a brand new topping starting.  Glenda has asked us to use a non-neutral card base on our cards.  Easy enough!  The only thing about this card that is a tad bothersome is my flowers aren’t centered and too close to the top of the card. Oh well, It is what it is.

Card Details:  Flowers are MFT, the Vase is a block stamp I have had for ages, the stems of my flowers are Elizabeth Craft Designs, the banner die is Spellbinders and the sentiment is Verve.

As you can tell I heat embossed my jar on a piece of decorative vellum from SU.  Some sequins and clear gems and I was done.

Thanks for coming by and visiting and I hope you will consider joining us at Seize the Birthday! We would love to have you.  Nanc’


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Cupcakes

Hi, Today’s card is for the fun color combo over at My Favorite Things. I have had these cute little cupcakes for quite some time and decided it was past time to get them broken in.  This card ended up quite different than where it began.  I decided I wanted to make my own watercolored background, but after many tries, I couldn’t get the layout to jive with the full piece that I created.  However, I loved parts of it so that is why I ended with just a circle. I think the cupcakes look yummy especially the marbled icing. The sentiments are from Verve and the Ric Rac die is MFT along with the Wonky Rectangle. The circle and square die is SU and the scalloped circle is Spellbinders.

I am going to link up over at Darnell’s NBUS! 

I hope you have a very happy day! Nanc’


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Sunshine and Rainbows

Hello, I hope this post finds you well.  Today’s card is for Sunshine and Rainbows over at The Paper Players.  Luckily the rain has stopped here (10 inches later) and the sun is starting to shine off and on once again. I have made a card very similar to this one about a year ago and thought it warranted repeating.

Details: MFT-rainbow, wonky rectangle, and heart, Lawn Fawn-sun and clouds, and SU-sentiment.

I hope you have a very lovely day however you choose to spend it.

Nanc’


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Sunshine at JUGS!

Hello, I am going to make this quick today! Over at Just Us Girls, the word we have for you this week is Sunshine.  We haven’t seen much of that here in Flordia these last few days, but that is okay as it keeps the temperatures a little more bearable and more time to craft. That is the only way I can cope with the world’s problems.  I have an inside source to the Hospitals and the number of COVID cases are rising but we aren’t hearing much about that on our local news anymore.  So hubby and I are going to maintain our course and not change a thing.  So even though we have moved to Phase 2, just essential outings for this family for now!

Card Details: I have a huge variety of companies on my card so if you have any questions just ask.

Before I go I would like to welcome Mugdha our June Guest Designer she will be joining us all month long.  The girls and I are really excited to have you with us, Mugdha.  I hope you will enjoy it too!

Take care of one another, Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’


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It’s Summer

 

Hi everyone,  It’s officially summer break and the temperatures have also come on strong to prove it. I don’t mind the temperatures it’s the humidity that is the killer.  Anyways, enough of me whining about the weather when the world is in utter chaos. I need to be grateful I have a summer to enjoy and a roof over my head and the list goes on and on.  Today, over at Seize the Birthday Colleen has asked us to embrace Summer for our topping.  Remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to, as any Birthday card will do.

Card details:  I have a big mix of companies for this card so message me if you have a question.  I will mention that I used a stencil at the bottom and top of my panel so that it wasn’t completely stark white. I just love this beach chair from Stampin Up and not sure why I don’t use it more.  I guess I may just have too many stamps.  LOL

Hope to see you over at STB in our gallery! Nanc’