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


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Rainbow…

YES, I know this card looks quite similar to the last card I posted for Seize the Birthday.  I thought about not posting it and trying again, but then I thought what the heck… I like it…so post it!  So HERE it is!  Although, last time our topping was Sunshine and this time the topping is Rainbows, so they are different. LOL All the diecuts including the three white scallops at the base of the card ( that you can hardly see) are all from MFT. The only thing that is not, is the sentiment! That is my go-to from Verve. I hadn’t used my buttons in forever so it was good to find them again.

You must pop on over to STB and check out all the rainbow of color!  They are all so pretty and oh so different!  While you are there give our guest Su Mohr some love.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Feel Better Soon

Hello,  I have a quick post for you today for the new Color Challenge starting over at The Paper Players. Not sure what possessed me to photograph it on such a busy piece of paper. LOL  I just love this resist paper from SU that I used for the background.  I use it very sparingly, as I like it so much and don’t want to run out any time soon. I don’t know why they don’t stock it continuously. It’s so beautiful and quick and works so well with Oxide Inks. My green is a bit softer than the challenge color, so hopefully that is alright.

Card Details: Paper -SU, sentiment-Verve, flowers, leafy swirl, and scalloped rectangles are-MFT.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Snowflake Ink Lifting

Hello, I have an interesting Ink Lifting technique for you today using a die-cut instead of a stencil! However, I can only assume Jennifer McGuire has probably done this before and you have probably seen it or even done it yourself. LOL I didn’t have a snowflake stencil in my collection and wanted to try my hand at CASEing a card of Kristina Werners. You can find it Here!  Hers is much prettier than mine, but I needed to minimize the card as I wanted to keep it CASAnyways, I have some new die-cuts from Memory Box that I have been wanted to use. First, I sponged three colors on some watercolored paper using Oxide Inks. (pic below) Next, I cut out variations of snowflakes out of water-colored paper. Then, I sprayed them with water and quickly laid them on the oxide inked paper to do some ink lifting.  It worked! As you can see below. You do have to be careful an not to use too much water but also make sure it’s enough. I loved the way the paper snowflakes picked up so much of the ink, that I decided to add them to my card front.  That wasn’t the original plan. Next, I splattered the card front with some white paint. The Peace Diecut was from a dear friend.  I am not 100% sure whose it is. I do love it though!  This card was super fast and easy to do!!  I am linking this card up over at two challenges, Just Add Ink– where the word is Season, and CAS Christmas where the word is Snowflake and   So if you have an idea and don’t have the stencil for it, check out your die-cuts and give this a try!  It’s lots of fun!  Thanks so much! Nanc’


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Freshly Made Sketches

Hi,  The card I have for you today was such a bear for me to photograph and looks a lot better in real life. I thought the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches looked kind of fun so I took some of the alcohol ink backgrounds I made yesterday and used them for this simple card. You must look closely to see the four strips of white paper I have framing in the HO HO HO. Those strips were made with my Fiskars cutter. The letter die is MFT and the snowflakes are a Memory Box Die-on purple sparkly paper.

The fun background paper was made with alcohol inks including a lot of Silver Mixative. I may have gotten carried away. 😉 I have quite a lot of paper left for another card!

Take care, Nanc’


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More Bees are Buzzing…..

I am back today with more Bumble Bees for the Twofer Challenge and the great sketch going on at Freshly Made! I told you I kinda got carried away and made just a few Bee cards the other day…LOL.  I have a bad habit of not wanting to waste any scraps and I had leftover Alchohol ink paper that I had to put to use, and then I had the bright negative pieces from a couple of days ago card, that I thought might be kinda fun to use.

In hindsight I am disappointed that I added the navy dots around the bee…but once I started I had to embrace it. Isn’t that DP gorgeous! I am sorry but I have NO idea whose it is.  If I had to take a wild guess I would say Blue Bunny. I got it from my Local Stamping store. Here is a closer look. The vellum bee really makes the card and doesn’t take away from that beautiful paper. The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I made a mistake on the Sketch and centered my sentiment. 😦

Here is another card that really showcases the paper beautifully, and the leftover negative pieces I couldn’t waste!  The sentiment is from Verve and the enamel dots are SU.

That is all for me today!  Hope you have a fabulous day however you wish to spend it! I am going back to party planning and might make a card or two. Nanc’

 

 

 


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Ombre @ CAS Mix UP Card Challenge

Hi,  I finally have my very first Christmas Card made for this year…Woohoo!!!!  I am so far behind! How about you?  I have been eyeing the CAS Mix Up Challenge all month as I love the Ombre look on any card. This card was made using the new Glitter paste that I fell in love with as soon as I cracked it open.  You can find a link Here!  

This already stenciled background piece was sitting on my desk for 2 weeks just waiting to be used. So I got out my Ornament Dies from SU and my favorite Verve Christmas sentiment and went to work. The snowfall EF in the background is also from SU. The bows at the top are from Paper Smooches. What do you think of a non-traditional color for a Christmas card?  I kinda like it! It’s Samba Ink from Catherine Pooler and Flirty Flamingo paper in the background from SU.  I used the glitter paste right over top the ink so it would shine through. I had a very hard time photographing this card.  I guess due to all the shimmer. It looks lovely in real life.

So to wrap things up….for my card, I chose Ombre, Stamping, and Glitter Paste. Thanks for your visits and Happy Stamping! Nanc’

 


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Perfect Pearls..

Do you ever buy a crafting supply because you saw it on a YouTube Video (probably Jennifer McGuire) and you had to run out and buy it right away?  Then years later, you see a challenge asking you to use it and the light bulb comes on in your head and you’re like…hey, I have that stuff! Well, that’s exactly what happened this week for me! I am sure it’s happened to you too!! At least humor me and agree that it has. 😉  The funny thing is… if I just “HAD TO HAVE IT” way back then, why on earth is the packaging still intact? LOL

Okay, enough of my silly rant! Today’s card was so much fun to make using my “New” Perfect Pearls and joining in the fun over at CAS Stencil Challenge.  The Perfect Pearls is a tad messy and I highly recommend that you use a fixative spray when you’re done, so it doesn’t continuously wipe off on your hands. I liked it a lot before I sprayed it and loved it even more after I took it outside and gave it a good douse. It seemed to enrich the color.

Then I had to figure out what to do next!  I decided that I would turn the pretty paper into both birthday candles and (flowers for a later post) as to not waste a scrap. The pretty scalloped foil paper is SU made with an MFT die. The sentiment is Hero Arts, and the candles are a die-cut by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The little tiny pearls I placed in each corner are SU and match perfectly!

Here are a couple other pics!

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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The Bees Buzz!

I am so happy I didn’t miss this month’s word over at the Twofer Card Challenge.  Thank goodness for Summer Break!  As soon as I saw that the word was Bees, I knew I was going to get another opportunity to use the fabulous BEE die cut that I purchased for my son’s wedding nearly two years ago. Thanks Darnell, for picking this word and giving me the opportunity to reminisce while using it again.  In fact, I enjoyed it soooooo much I made 6 cards and not just 2. LOL  Hopefully, I will get the other’s posted also.  I am still in the midst of retirement party planning for the hubster, so even having a chance to make some cards yesterday felt really good.  Today, I am in the midst of making posts while my Cameo is doing its thing.  When I decided to take the pics of my cards, I thought it would be fun if I could catch a picture of the bees swarming my beautiful Ixoras along with my cards in my back yard. No luck, plus it was too incredibly hot to try for very long. LOL. The first card was obviously pieced together with different colors of bumble bees and that dainty floral stamp is from SU. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  As for the second card, the background was first made with Alcohol Inks in earth tone colors to resemble a honeycomb (at least that is where my mind went) then it started to get rather muddy so I incorporated some gold and then some turquoise to brighten it up. I think it did the trick. It really shimmers in real life. The sentiment is from Verve. I am also going to link one of my cards up over at Inkspirational where the word is Garden. Every garden has bees and if we didn’t have bees….we would have no garden.

Here they are by themselves.

That’s it for me today! I may be back sometime to share some of the other cards I made.

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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JOY

Happy Weekend! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend Week.  The Trend that Carol chose for us is Wood. I feel like I cheated a bit, as the only thing I have on my card that is wooden is a star that I have stained with ink and decorated to look like a Christmas Cookie. I know…epic fail on my part. I do like the way this card came together though. I used a JOY die and a sentiment from MFT and the fun paper is from SU.

Please head on over to Just Us Girls, where I can assure you, the team did a little bit more than I with this challenge.  Nanc’


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Friend…

I have another card for you today that is for Time Out Challenges, it happens to be my second entry for this challenge. Once again, it goes along with the part of the phrase about friends.  As I was cleaning up my studio, I came across an envelope of die cuts that a good friend (Barb) punched out for me and it had this cute little bird die in it. So if you want to know whose die cut it is…I haven’t the foggiest. However, I can find out if need be. Anyhoo, I decided to make a blended panel with my Oxide Inks to showcase these cute little birds and just leave them white. The grass is a from MFT and the word friend…is from Pretty Pink Posh.  Topped it with a bow and I was done.

I hope you are enjoying your day.

It’s raining here and I am enjoying it immensely!

In fact, still in my PJ’s and on my umpteenth cup of coffee. 😉 Right now its Salted Caramel….yum yum!!  Nanc’