Scrapper@heart

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


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Tropical Birthday

Hello, We have a fun topping starting over at STB today.  The topping Is TROPICAL.  I think right about now we all wish we were trapped on a tropical island somewhere, maybe holding some type of cocktail with an umbrella in it and are biggest thought being… did I use enough sunscreen?  So I guess, we will all just have to be inspired by the dream right about now and you will have to show us your tropical paradise in a card form.  I am not denying that I do realize I already live in paradise, but I will say that our palm trees don’t come in those fun patterned papers. LOL

Now as for today’s card details:  A few days ago I mentioned that I made some card backgrounds using Gesso and I was trying to make some CAS cards and ended up with lots and lots of layers.  Well, this was the card I was speaking of. The water was made with a brand new stencil (from Taylored Expressions) that I just received some Gesso and Oxide Inks. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Verve and the rest is from MFT.  The clouds are done with an MFT stencil as well.  The palm fronds were made with some Gina K designer paper that is so old but still one of my favorite patterns ever.

I am linking my card up over at two additional challenge sites;  The first one being- Time Out Challenges where the word Is Free.  If a tropical paradise doesn’t make you free of all your worries I don’t know what else would!  The second challenge Is over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the center row of Blue, Square, and Outdoors.  The other two are obvious but I have a square pattern on my sun in case you were wondering.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! The design team and our guest Jo did a great job with our topping, plus we would love to have you!

Stay well, Nanc’


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Thanks for Being Kind

 

Hello, I have been immersing myself into water coloring this weekend and I finally have a card that I am rather happy with.  My friend Barb is an amazing designer, colorist, and cardmaker and a very great friend, and she is hosting a challenge Flowers for the Front Line over at The Power Poppy blog and I wanted to join in the fun!  Not sure if you have ever seen the talent over there, but it’s truly remarkable! I knew I was going to have to step up my game to even enter something in the gallery.

I have had this fabulous Gerbera Daisy background stamp from SSS for quite some time and had yet to break the package and open it up.  So, once again I am going to enter it over at NBUS and this will be my third entry over at The Flower Challenge.

The sentiment is from MFT and the Kind die is from SSS. ( Never used as well.) I have three layers under the Kind die for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please stay well! Nanc’


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Spring/Mother’s Day

 

Hello,  I saw a post the other day on FB or IG, that asked have you had any designer paper for longer than ten years. Well of course I thought, doesn’t every card maker?  The pieces I have for you today are definitely that old if not older. I think I have been making cards for about twenty years now! How long has it been for you?

I don’t know how you are spending your Easter, and I know it’s probably not exactly what you had hoped for but like me….try and make the best of it.  Hubby was playing Josh Groban throughout the house and the song ” Bring Him Home” came on, he realized as tears were streaming down my face that it probably wasn’t the best choice of music.  We have since changed the Genre to something more upbeat. 🙂

I am linking my card up over at two challenges… The Flower Challenge and Inkspirational. 

All dies are SU.

Hugs,

Nanc’


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Spring Fling

Hello,  I hope you are finding a way to occupy your mind these days.  Card making seems to help me a lot.  So after my 8-3:30 Schoology schedule, I usually head to the studio for some downtime. We have a new topping starting today at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Spring Fling.  Before I forget, STB is also doing another special challenge starting on April 16th, so make sure you check back with me or the STB blog then.  Now as for today’s card.  This is a CASE of my own. I just love these flowers from Verve and I thought they would work perfectly for this challenge.  The paper was sponged with ink first before I stamped the flowers. I took some leftover stamped flowers to make my MFT inlay die-cut letters. The scalloped edging is from Papertrey Ink.  A few sequins and I was done. What do you think of the white leaves?  I am on the fence.

You have to come to check out the DT’s cards along with our guest Stef, they are all so wonderful and so different!  I love my teammates so much! They inspire me each and every day!

I am also going to add this card to The Flower Challenge where they have a Spring or Autumn theme starting.

Take care and a big cyber hug to you!  Nanc’


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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’