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


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You are Amazing….

Hello, Today’s card is something that has been keeping me up at night. LOL Today, I finally put it together. It’s quite a mix of different stamp sets along with different challenges.  The inspiration all started when I stumbled across Laurie’s Win it Wednesday challenge over at Papertrey Ink. She asked us to use our favorite color.  That wasn’t too hard, as I gravitate to green quite often, as it’s the largest folder of scraps I have in my scrap binder, and I love using Black card bases as well! Then I realized that Time Out Challenges was looking for something Retro this week, and finally over at Inspirational Challenge the word is TEXT.  So there you have it a THREEFER!! LOL See why it was keeping me awake. LOL

Here is a quick reference to my supplies: Bo Bunny DP, SU- Text You Later and Thoughtful Banners, telephone is from Papertrey Ink, the Paper die cut is from Paper Smooches.

I so appreciate your visits as of late.

Take care and happy stamping,  Nanc’

 


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Poppy-Get Well Soon

 

Hello,  I am taking advantage of having a long weekend.  After my chores were done yesterday, I gravitated to my studio to make a card for the latest CAS Watercolour Challenge. I just pray that is CAS enough. I started off by heat embossing my Verve Poppy stamp and then watercoloured it with some Altenew inks both in Ruby Red and Coral Berry. The sentiment is from Verve as well. The leaves are a MS punch. I made the victorian scallop with my Fiskars cutter.  I just love the texture the Watercoloured paper adds to a card.

I am also linking up with The Paper Players this week as well where their challenge is Monochromatic.

I hope you are having a wonderful day too, Nanc’

 


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You Make Me Smile…

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day! We have a fun Color Combo for you this week at Just Us Girls. Pink, Red and White!  My card came together very quickly! I love this new set from SU…it’s called wishing You Well. The sentiment is also from SU and comes from the Colorful Season’s set. Both rectangles are MFT.  Please come on over to JUGS and join us!  We would love to have you!

I really appreciate all of your visits and your sweet comments.

Take care, Nanc’


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Masculine…Thinking of You

Hello, I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and I have a nautical theme for you for Photo Week. I never make near enough masculine cards…do you? I struggle with them so much! I sponged the background softly with Oxide inks and used colored pencil for the water! The sentiment and stamps are from SU.

We have two Guest Designers this week at Just Us Girls ( Cindy and Janet) and a fabulous array of cards! Come by and check them out! Nanc’


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Pastels

Hello,  We have a great color challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls.  It might be snowing and gloomy in your neck of the woods, or it may be sunny and cool like it is here. No matter what your weather happens to be, we thought we would brighten things up with some Pastel colors this week. Most of the supplies I used for this card are from Verve, except the SU-stitched circle and the MFT-scalloped rectangles.  I also did some emboss resist once again.

I sure hope you come by and join us! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Prayers…and Love

I have a quick post for you today.  I love Pink and Grey together and those are the colors this time over at The Flower Challenge. This card was inspired by a card I saw eons ago on Pinterest. I know I pinned it, and now am unable to find after nearly 30 minutes of searching, so I apologize for that. It’s time to purge my Pinterest Board! There is quite a mix of supplies for this card.  Altenew is the stamp set, EF is by Cuttlebug, the dragon fly is from Frantic Stamper Inc., the banners are MFT, and the Prayers die and sentiment are Hero Arts. I added a 1/2 piece of vellum to soften the bold black flowers.

Before I go and since I just posted a card with a dragonfly on it, here is what I did yesterday! I decided to make a piece of art for my bathroom.  I found a piece of art on Etsy that I was going to buy, and then I woke up and thought….you can do that! So I did. It was a beautiful day outside on my patio and I had a lot of fun!  It’s a 12 x 16 piece of canvas. It has some things I wish I would have done differently, but that’s okay, it makes it mine! It was made using a stencil I cut from my Cameo, hole punches and sponges.  Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’


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You’re On My Mind and Hello!

Hello, And Happy Day to you! I have TWO cards for you today for TWO different challenges!  

The first card is for this week over at Just Us Girls.    Vicki has a trend for you that is so much fun to do.  It’s the emboss resist technique. I have this great paper that I have been scarcely using from SU that I decided to use this week. It resists ink! I just love it! I used a mix of companies on this card, as I rarely do…LOL.  The oval is SU, the gorgeous vine and flowers and scalloped rectangle are MFT, and the sentiment is Verve.

The next card is also using the Embossed resist technique along with a stencil for the NEW CAS Stencil Challenge that I am really excited about. I have so many stencils that get ignored, and now I have a reason to use them.  I used a MFT stencil and my Oxide Inks, a Papertrey Ink Stamp set, and my MFT wonky rectangles. Added some sequins and I was done.

Please join us at JUGS this week and check out what my fabulous teammates and Two Guest Designers have done with this challenge and while you are hopping around, go check out the New CAS Stencil Challenge!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Pastels/ Fall and Fusion.

The card I have for you today was inspired by this great photo over at Fusion.  I started off wanting to use the sketch as well, and then my creativity got lost somewhere in the middle and I kinda messed it up. Thank goodness for this challenge you can chose one side or the other or both!   I just got these great leaves from SU (Seasonal Layer Thinlits) and I am in LOVE!  Let me just warn you now, that I already have five other card ideas muling around in my brain, so I guarantee you will be seeing lots of Fall cards over the next month or so.  I just need Fall weather to match my card direction! A girl can dream, can’t she?

I started off just watercoloring some watercolor paper, with no rhyme or reason, in various pastel colors (I tried to focus on the colors of the cookies). Then cut them out once the paper was relatively dry.  next, I cut the top of the leaves (the veins) with watercolored paper as well. The sentiment is from the same SU set-Colorful Seasons.  The branches are part of the SU-Thinlit set I mentioned above, and the other two dies are from MFT.  I finished the leaves off with Wink of Stella, but you can’t tell in the photo.

Thanks so much for having a look.  Have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’


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Smile and Sparkle!

Hello,  I wanted to play along over at The Flower Challenge as soon as I saw the challenge was to add sparkle. I finally had the time yesterday to do some crafting and this is what I came up with.  This is a CASE of one of my own cards from a few months ago.  I am kinda obsessed with these cards currently! Not sure you can tell in the terrible photo, but the leaves are silver heat embossed as well. The flowers and leaves are from Stampin Up,  along with that fun DP that I inked up with my Oxide Inks. Tim Holtz just came out with a new batch of Oxide Ink colors, have you seen them?  I am trying to refrain from buying them all, but it’s sooooo hard! The smile die and the heart is from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look, Nanc’


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Pink Makes Everything Better!

Hello friends,  To say this card changed direction a multitude of times would be an understatement. As I saw this photo challenge that Maria picked out for us, I thought what am I going to do?, I don’t have any Pineapples or Flamingos stamps or dies!  Here is how it went down! I decided to make a pineapple out of weaved papers. (Hubby’s idea) I got out some pink papers and went to work.  Then I looked at the finished work and thought, Why on earth am I weaving pink papers and not yellow?  Not sure where my brain was then, I clearly needed more coffee.  Back to the drawing board with my yellow papers.  Then once the papers were weaved, I decided to draw and cut out the previous mentioned pineapple.  Realizing when I was done it was far too large for my card stock, I decided to trim it, and trim it, and trim it some more… until there was nothing left to even resemble a pineapple.  That mess got trashed quickly and then I came up with  my second not so great idea.  Why not make a pineapple out of a stencil.  Well, a few pieces of card stock later, I had something I liked, but it needed a stem. So I took my Sun Ray stencil and tried to use the shortest rays to resemble a stem.  Imagine my surprise, when that looked hideous.  It looked just like a sun ray coming out of a pineapple. LOL  That got recycled in the trash rather quickly too.  I changed the direction of my card from Pineapples to Flamingos and decided it was time to cheat. I decided to make a few rows of black flamingos with just one Pink Flamingo on my computer.  I did a test print on regular copy paper and it looked great! Finally, I was getting some where and I had something to work with!  So I put it my card stock and hit print.  What, where is my PINK flamingo?  UGH! I am out of colored ink! I refused to give up at this point, and dismantled the card stock to see if I could salvage some to make it work. I did manage to retrieve one of the pineapple pieces you see in the background out of the trash  Then after all that, I used my brain and decided to use my Cameo to cut out my Pink Flamingo. Now, I am scratching my head at this point wondering why I didn’t start there to begin with…and you are probably too.  Let’s just blame the Hubster…for he is the one that started this entire weaving process to begin with! LOL  So that is my saga on how this card that you see above came to be.

Thanks for sticking with me in my crazy story.  I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but I hope it made you chuckle just a bit.

The word Pink was made with my MFT die cut letters and the Leaf EF is SU.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us!  The team clearly had greater success than I with the photo, as their cards and Darnell’s (our guest) card are truly amazing. Darnell, You have been a joy to have with us this month!  HUGS, Nanc’