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


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Feathers

Hello, It’s Saturday!  Well, at least I think it is!  I hope you and your loved ones are safe and you have stopped by for a little getaway from the world.  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word we have for you all is feathers!  We also have a brand new guest with us today and here name is Cornelia!  Welcome, Cornelia!  We are happy to have you joining us this month.

I have had this alcohol ink panel laying in the studio just waiting to be used.  I am not a fan of how this card photographed as the colors aren’t correct. The colors match better than they are portrayed here. I have had this Poppy peacock die for so long and have yet to use it.  The sentiment is from Gina K.

I am also going to link my card up at Time Out Challenges where the Purple challenge (for epilepsy) is still going on.

I hope if you are crafting as a way to escape you will consider joining us at JUGS this week.  Take care of yourself, nanc’


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Love is in the mail…

 

Hello, Don’t know about how you are feeling this morning but the world has me a bit perplexed. I sometimes think that this is a horrible dream and I will wake up soon.  I don’t know how I am supposed to feel.  I don’t want to stop living my life and going places because businesses are counting on me.  People’s lives are in our hands so to speak.  However, If I feel scared or worried to go out am I overreacting?  If I don’t seem concerned enough, am I naive or worse….stupid.  Should I stop watching the news or going on FB to ease my worry and then be so far out of the loop that I have no idea what is going on?  I just don’t know what to do?  I feel a bit strange even posting a card and acting like it’s just another Saturday, but here I am.  I would love to know how you are feeling and if I am alone?

This card is for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls.  We are to use black backgrounds on our cards.

Card Details: Sentiment is from MFT, the daisies are Elizabeth Craft Designs and the hilltop die is Lawn Fawn.  This card is nearly identical of one I posted a few days ago for STB.  I just love the layout so much I had to try again. You can find my other card by scrolling.

Take care and go wash those hands,  Nanc’


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A Touch of Green

I hope your day is off to a great start!  I personally have just a couple more days and it will be Spring Break!  (Insert dance party right here! )LOL. Now seriously, I am super excited for a break! It is much needed more for personal being than work. Okay, let’s talk about my card.  As much as I love how this card came to be it was inspired by this card HERE and not a design of my own.  Before I get to the card details, I would like to welcome a new Suprise Party Guest we have starting with us over at Seize the Birthday.  Her name is Stef Perry and she is someone you will definitely recognize when you pop on over to her blog and have a look. She is super talented and will be with us for both March and April.  Welcome Stef!!  So happy you are designing with us!

I am also going to link this card up over at The Flower Challenge where it’s Anything Goes and Simon Says Monday Challenge where it’s A bit O’ Green.

Card Details: I did the background with Oxide Inks, the daisies are Elizabeth Craft Designs, the fun stitched hills are Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is from two different sets by Simon Says Stamps.

I sure hope you will come by STB and check out all the cards from the design team, and while you are there decide to join in the fun!   Happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Inlay Die Cutting

Hello,  I am the hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Wild Card Week and that means I can choose anything at all. I decided upon Inlay Diecuts.  They are so fun and simple to do and usually have fabulous results.  The store where I sell my cards was asking for some unisex baby cards and luckily I have had this card done for quite some time as crafting is hard to squeeze in these days. I absolutely adore this MFT baby die cut set!  You must head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the rest on my team’s cards.  They are all amazing and oh so different.

I would also like to thank Betty Jacobsen for being with us this month.  Each one of her cards were so terrific!

I hope you have a great day, Nanc’

 


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Love…U!

Hello, I thought a little crafting would do me some good today and I found the perfect challenge to play along with.  My dad fell last weekend and it’s been a rollercoaster week of emotion with very little sleep.  I am pleased to have finally gotten him out of the hospital (a terrible experience this time) and back at a Rehab facility that I trust.  So things are looking up.

Over at Inspire. Create. Challenges they have a blank canvas as their sketch so the sky’s the limit.  I didn’t feel like creating something from scratch so I decided to CASE a favorite card of mine.  Here you can find my first card!

I am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.

Card Details: Here is a bit about my card!  The Flower and U are from Verve and some of my very first stamps/dies! The leaves are a punch from SU and then embossed for added texture. The flowers are MFT and were colored using the smooshing technique and oxide inks. The heart die is also from MFT, the love die is from Neat and Tangled.  The background was lightly stenciled with an MFT die.

Another day off tomorrow, which is great, as we have a meeting at the Rehab facility in the morning and who knows maybe a little shopping after that!  I already did a little stamp shopping (shhhhhh…don’t tell the mister.)  Shopping always makes me happy! LOL

Take care, Nanc’


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Love…You

Hello, I am here with two nearly identical Valentine cards for a couple of challenges. These cards are quick and simple and easy to mass-produce.  The Love die is from Simon Says Stamps, the heart flower die is also Simon Says and the You sentiment is from Verve. I am linking these cards up over at The Card Concept where my style is CLEAN and LAYERED and Casology where the word is Sweetheart.

Thanks for popping in! Nanc’

 

 

 


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Hearts

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I have a couple of cards for you with Hearts in mind, as I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge this month where they are celebrating their Second Anniversary!  Congrat Darnell and team! You know how much I love this challenge site and I hope you are around for many more years to come.  I am also going to link one of my cards up over at CAS Stencil where they asked us to use a “New” stencil.  The cards all began with this great Die cut from Stampin UP called Bloomin Heart.  It’s so intricate and is pretty all by itself.

Fo the wood grain Valentine card, I added some red florals that come along in the die set along with a LOVE die cut from Simon Says Stamps. I used both red and gold paper for a layered look. The YOU sentiment is from Verve along with the banner die which I doubled as well.

For the floral birthday card, I used this new stencil called Lovely Lace from Gina K. Designs.  I posted a card yesterday using the same stencil and that was the first time I had used it.   I made about five different panels in an array of colors, as they were so pretty and easy to do.  I just love the Pink Oxide ink called Worn Lipstick, don’t you? The heart die is also sponged with the Oxide Ink along with the Victorian border die on the bottom. The YOU letter dies and the solid Heart Die are both MFT. The sentiment is Verve.

Here is the pink one by itself.

I hope you have a very creative day and thanks so much for popping in! Nanc’


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Snowflake

Hello,  Happy New Year to you!!! I am back after a much needed and thoroughly enjoyed break!  It was so wonderful to have the time away from blogging, and while I was at it, I cut way back from my phone use too!  Sometimes I feel technology is killing society, but that is a subject I don’t think you stopped by to discuss. As much as I adore my phone, It is one that troubles me so much. Anyhoozal…

Today over at Just Us Girls we have our first challenge starting for the New Year. Since the word is Snowflakes, I had to post a final Christmas card of the season.  This card was made with an MFT die set (Joy-Filled)and a snowflake die set from poppy (Evangeline Snowflakes).   I have posted a card similar to this one in the past. The (mysterious brand) designer paper really makes this card shine!

We also have a NEW designer starting with us over at JUGS!  I know you will recognize her right away!  We are so lucky she said yes and will be joining our team!! It’s Cecile Ribon! Welcome CECILE!!! I was thrilled when Vicki told us the good news!  I hope you love it here as much as the rest of us do!

Finally, we have two guests joining us this month-Mary Deatherage and Hannelie Bester.  Hannelie is sitting the first week out as she is still on holiday, but Mary is with us this week! Welcome Ladies!!

Before I go, I would like to share with you a picture that my hubby took while I was writing this post! My grand kitty Lando likes to chase the computer mouse. Please focus all of your attention on the cute British Short Hair and not the old lady in her Pajamas with the crow’s feet on her face.   Happy Stamping, Nanc’

 


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Happy New Year-Layer it!

Happy 2020!  Isn’t that unreal?  I trust if you are reading this post you have recovered from the Holiday Season!  It was a busy one for this household and I am ready to get back to a much-needed routine, so I can figure out what day of the week it is. LOL  I am also super excited as today we are launching our new look over at Seize the Birthday!  Thanks to our talented Design Team member Ashwini for making everything look amazing.  We thought it was time for our logo to reflect that we are a Birthday Challenge, hence adding the new balloons on the graphic. Not to mention the bright happy colors too.  Thanks once again Ashwini! I love it!

Remember over at Seize the Birthday you don’t have to use the topping any birthday card will do! 

I also would like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.  I am sure she is someone most all of you will recognize as she is super talented. It’s Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea.

Now onto my card, This card has lots of layers and dimension. It all started with this card over on Pinterest, that I can’t link up as now I can’t find it. However, my intentions were good.  I added the fun black circles to some designer paper. The letter dies are from MFT.  The balloon is a punch. and the sentiment is from Verve. I added some terrible looking squiggly lines and lots of pop dots for dimension.

I don’t do resolutions anymore as they are so difficult for me except when I gave up Coke, for that one I was very successful.  A few years ago I decided to select a word for the New Year. The word I have chosen for 2020 is Acceptance.  I plan to use this in every aspect of my life.  Whether it be work, family, friendships etc…and of course card making. When it comes to my hobby,  I need to accept the fact that I may never have 1,000+ followers here or on Instagram, I may never have my very own stamp line LOL, or even have a card published or be able to make this hobby a monetarily full-time gig. Most of all, I won’t love every card I create. I need to be happy and content with just being me and proud of my accomplishments so far.  For example, the card above is not fabulous, so I am still posting it and just accepting it for what it is.  Wish me luck, as this is not going to be easy in all areas of life!!   If you were to have a word for the New Year, what would it be?  Happy creating,  Nanc’