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


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Tic Tac Toe Birthday

 

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning and Ashwini has picked a tic tac toe board for us to chose from.  I always enjoy these types of challenges.

I have chosen the middle row of; Inlaid-die-cutting, flowers, and water coloring.  I just love this flower from MFT and thought it would look great watercolored. I heat embossed the flower first and then while I was at it I decided to watercolor the background as well. Since I finally got the die-cut ( that is constantly out of stock over at MFT) to go with the flower it worked perfectly for the inlaid part of my row.  I finished it off with an MFT birthday greeting and some sequins.

I hope you will come check out the lovely array of cards over at Seize the Birthday…the team and our guest Jen did a great job once again.

Take care, Nanc’


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Long and Skinny

Hello,  Have we got a popular and fun challenge for you today over at Just Us Girls! Slimline cards are all the rage lately and I must say I am a fan. I had a great time making my colorful coffee panel and was extremely happy with how it came out. I am not a huge fan of how the rest of the card came together but it’s okay. Hubby said I screwed up with the vertical green banner die. I didn’t tell him I agreed. 😉 Most all of my supplies are from Verve. One of my favorite sets for sure. Even the heart die is Verve. I used the emboss resist technique with Oxide Inks to blend my panel.  Below is the panel before I covered it.

You have to come over to JUGS and join us.  We would love to have you and you may even end up being selected as our Chic of the Week.

Take care, 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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Hello

Hello, I fell in love with the colors this week at the Color Throwdown and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with them.  You can’t tell in the picture but my ribbon is a light grey.  First, I heat embossed both the sentiment (Verve) in white and this gorgeous Flowers in Bloom from MFT in gold embossing powder. The decorative aqua piece down the right side of the card was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a strip of gold paper to tie in with the flowers.  I gave some dimension to the sentiment and finally added these adorable gold pearls for accent.  This card is already headed to a friend that just had surgery, I hope it brightens her day.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a great day, Nanc’


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Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’


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Mr.& Mrs.

Hello,  Today’s card is for the Less is More challenge using Metallics.  Anything with a bit of shimmer is so hard to photograph, and this card is nothing but shine so it was a real challenge. It looks ten times better in person!

Card Details: SU stamps, Silver embossing powder on all stamps and the Ribbon Heart die is from Poppy Stamps.  Even the wire ribbon has shimmer. The smaller hearts are punched out of the same glittery background paper as the large ribbon heart die. Added some rhinestones for more shine.

Thanks for stopping in, Nanc’

 


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With Sympathy…

Hello, Hope you are having a great day and you are squeezing in some creative time this weekend! We have a fabulous photo for you this week at Just Us Girls. If it doesn’t spark some creativity, nothing will!  I have been in the need of many Sympathy cards as of late and unfortunately have attended three funerals just in the last month. I sure hope that the tide will change and that will be it for a very long time.  My last one was a just a few nights ago and it shook me more than normal, I was a weepy mess.  I am not going to go into the sad details of my young friend’s passing, but what I will say is, if you are sick for a long period of time, PLEASE, PLEASE go for a second and third opinion if necessary before you are missed diagnosed and it becomes too late. 😦

The card above is heat embossed and watercolored.  The stamp and sentiment is SU.

Hugs and good health to all of you, Have a great day! Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day

 

Hello,  Today’s card was first inspired by the Monthly Mix over at Gina K. Designs.  The talented Karen Hightower has asked us to use Coral (or Orange) as the dominant color on our card and or project. I don’t make a lot of cards in orange, so this intrigued me right away, not to mention her own card was fabulous and so inspiring too. I am also going to link my card up over at the Rainbow Card Challenge (a new challenge site that I stumbled upon) where they have the same color this month.

Here is a bit of info on my card. The background butterfly stamps, vase and flowers are from Gina K. Designs, the rectangle dies are SU, and the sentiment is from Verve.  The images where embossed with white embossing powder, and I water colored my vase and flowers.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 


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One More Christmas Card..

Hello Friends,  Here is one more Christmas card to wrap up 2017!  It’s just a couple of days till Christmas and I am nearly ready! Have a few gifts to wrap and a bit more cooking and I will be done. This Christmas is going to be low key and we are going to focus on Family and Friends, which is the most important of all. Tyler and Sandra will be hopefully getting in on Christmas Eve if weather and flights don’t interrupt their plans. They have to split their time between families, so I have to be patient and see them when I can. So Christmas morning they will not be with us, and hubby and I might just have to head to the beach or something, so we aren’t sad.  We shall see. This is all new to me, so I have to learn to adjust. Anyhoo, that is enough of me rambling.

This card came together really quickly! Emboss resist with this terrific tree stamp that I have had forever and some sparkly SU paper and some pearls. The sentiment is from Verve I think…but I can’t swear to it!

I am linking my card up over at Muse Christmas Visions!

I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas however you choose to spend it!  Thanks so very much for all your support and kindness this year, it’s totally appreciated more than you know!  Can’t wait to see how this terrific hobby evolves in 2018!  The people I have met, and the friendships that have come from it, makes it so rewarding!  The best part of Christmas is all the handmade cards that adorn my home!  I love them the best of ALL!!!!

Hugs, Nanc’


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One Card-Two Challenges!

Hello Friends,  I have one more day of School and then Hello Christmas Break!  I can’t wait! Today’s card is one that I really enjoyed putting together! I started off with this Fabulous stamp from Stampin Up.   I borrowed this gorgeous stamp from a dear friend of mine, but sadly it’s no longer available.  It heat embosses so beautifully, especially with my WOW glittery embossing powder.  I decided I wanted to make this card for a dear friend of mine who loves purple, so that is where my inspiration went. I just love the snowflake punch from MS and those Scalloped Die cuts from MFT!

I am linking my card up over at Merry Monday, where they have a Tic Tac Board and I have chosen the middle row- Stamping, Patterned Paper and Emboss.

I am also linking up to the Muse Christmas Visions where it’s Any Holiday Card.

I hope you are having a terrific week and are enjoying opening up all your Christmas cards as much as I am!  I need no gifts… as these fabulous handmade cards are gifts alone!

Hugs, Nanc’