Scrapper@heART

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


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Keep Calm and Drink Coffee!

Hello Friends, I am going to sneak in a quick post this evening just hours before this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch comes to a close.  I just recently got this great Coffee stamp set and two die cuts from Verve and I couldn’t wait to use them for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I doubled the Coffee die for some depth and cut the sentiment in half to help stay with the sketch.  Not only is this set simply awesome, but Julee the owner of Verve sent me these pieces of Designer Paper with my order too. Love them! Thanks Julee! You will be seeing another card made with these great papers very soon. This card is rather simple and I felt it needed something else, but I just decided to leave it be before I ruined it. Sometimes too much is too much! Ya know what I mean?

Now go check out the Verve products that I have linked up for you,  they happen to be on SALE!  Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Stacked Die-cuts

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Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 12.01.58 PMHello Friends,  Time for a great challenge over at Just Us Girls. Sue is hosting and she has asked us to try our hand at Stacked Die-cuts.  I love this trendy- trend, and with so many different dies on the market these days, the sky’s the limit.  I opted to stack my sentiment, however if you do not have a sentiment die you may stack any die of your choosing!  I couldn’t wait to get my Paper Smooches stamps inky again, along with the new matching die-cut set.  Isn’t that painter’s palette the coolest?  My hubby loved this card when I showed it to him! HOWEVER, there is always a however when you show a resident artist your work.  He said, “It would have been cooler if you made the paint circles more free formed, because when you put the paint on a real palette the paint is never that perfectly round.” He has a valid point, so maybe I will try that in the future.  Please don’t tell him I said so. LOL  He did give me a few additional ideas for future cards though! I guess I will keep him around.  I am also linking my card up for the very first time over at The Paper Smooches blog. They have an Anything Goes challenge still going on.  Win Win for me!  I can tell you without a doubt, I will be buying more of their stamps and or die-cuts real soon!

Here is another photo…so you can see that the die cut is raised.  Not sure if you noticed but I ran the die through my Big Shot with a shim to make a point to make the added indention around the die-cut.  I like that look!

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Card Details:  I have used three layers of SU Thanks die, the bottom two are in white.  The Paper Smooches stamp set is called I Heart Art and the die-cut is called Positive Strokes.   Cardstock is all Stampin up.  And of course I had to use my MFT stitched rectangle dies.  Hope you come on over to JUGS and join us!  If you are chosen as our Chic of the Week, you will be in the running for a possible guest designer in the future, just like our current GD Ros Crawford this week!   Hope you find sometime to be creative this week!  Take care,  Nanc’


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Inspire….

DSC_0535Hi Friends,  I made this card the other day in the mist of being home from work and on the couch sick, so I figured the only way it was actually going to get done is to go CAS!  Then it wasn’t as quick is one would think.  Now that it is photographed, I kinda wish I would have worked on those leaves a little bit more.  It’s already on it’s way to a friend of mine that in fact inspires me!  Hope she likes it well enough, and doesn’t see the imperfections that I do. I softened the photo to make it look better too! LOL  This was the first time using my new Inspire die cut from Penny Black. It’s a set of two dies, the other one is the word CREATE!  See why I bought it??  The stamp set is one of my favorites from SU- Stippled Blossoms.

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 4.03.39 PMThe card was all inspired by this Photo challenge that we have starting today over at Just Us Girls! Isn’t it pretty?  Wish I had a foyer like that one! Please come on over to JUGS and see how the rest of the team was inspired by this photo!  While your there, I hope you get inspired to join us!  We would love it!

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’

 


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Graduation Time Again!

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It’s certainly that time a year again, where you can see all the youngsters so excited about Graduation.  I remember when I graduated from HS 10 years ago (wink, wink) in someways it feels like forever ago and then somehow it feels like yesterday!  Anyhoo,  one of these cards, not sure which one yet, will be headed to a neighbor’s daughter very soon. I wanted to incorporate her school colors into the card, and NO I am not referring to the Florida Gators either….blech!  I love my relatively new to me happy Diecut from SU! I love cutting it out across two colors of paper and as you will see I used the negative space in the card below!  A twofer, which is a win win in my book! DSC_0520

Not sure you can see in the photo but I covered the cap and tassle with Crystal Effects.  The cap is not a die, I drew it myself off of a photo a few years ago and kept it as a stencil. Then after it was dry well I thought it was dry, until I ran my entire finger crossed it and smeared it a little, I decided to run it through a dot embossing folder to hide the smear marks.  It helped quite a bit! The numbers were made with a alphabet set I LOVE and the graduation sentiment comes in a SU set called Crazy About You.

I am linking one of the above cards into three separate challenges: Pink Elephant where they have a Graduation Theme and over at the Curtain Call where the Inspirational challenge is called Totally Tassle!  Then the second card into the challenge over at Mod Squad where they want us to use the negative of a die cut on our card and or project!

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I so appreciate you stopping by to see what I am up too!  It truly makes my day!

Be back tomorrow with a new JUGS challenge.  Nanc’

 


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Use the Negative

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping this time around is to use the negative.  I love my new Lawn Fawn set and I realize I just used the sun on my last post, I sure hope you don’t mind seeing it again.  I can’t take credit for the design of this card, I CASED one of my FAVORITE designers Tracey McNeeley,  I fell in love with her card as soon as I came across it!  You will see it below!  Overlapping the sun and the cloud I think is a cool effect! As I said, the clouds and sun are from Lawn Fawn and the Happy is Stampin Up.  The Birthday is a stamp from Hero Arts. I love how easy it was to inlay the sun into the negative piece of cardstock. I will definitely be doing this again.

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I wonder if Tracey knows how much she has inspired me in the card making journey? If you aren’t familiar with her or her work, here is her blog. In My Creative Opinion, and HERE is a direct link to this post. Please come on over to STB and join us.  My Design Team has done an amazing job with this challenge, come on over and have a look!  Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Happy Halloween…

Halloween is close at hand and the kids at school are getting excited, so as the saying goes….” If you can’t beat ’em you might as well join ’em!

This week the Dynamic Duos have chosen Orange and Black as there 2 color choices along with using a Diecut as an added Dessert!

 I combined that challenge with a great sketch over at Freshly Made and this is what I came up with!

I got to use my new Spellbinders that I got yesterday!!!  It’s called Picot Edge and I have been wanted some kind of Circle Diecut for quite sometime now!  So thrilled!

The paper is a mixture of  SU,CM, along with Stamp TV Cardstock.  I also used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder for some added texture!

Thanks so much for the visit!

Have a great week!