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


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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’

 

 


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Jars

 

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screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-9-37-17-amHello Friends,  I am going to get right to it as it is way past my bedtime and boy oh boy was it a busy and long week.  Judy is our hostess this week at JUGS and she has picked Jars for our Trend this time around.  I have had this stamp set from Jelli Bean Soup for quite sometime and it’s only been inked up once, so I was quite tickled when I saw this challenge coming up and realized I would have the chance to use it again.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and have a gander at what the talented team did this week, along with our guest Theresa.  Hope to see you there and have a great day! Nanc’


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Word Week @ Just Us Girls

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.37.57 PMHello Friends, It’s going to be a beautiful day here in Sunny Florida and I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy it!  Before I go, it’s time for our Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls! Maria has chosen the word Flowers this week.  Pretty easy huh! Who doesn’t like to put flowers on their cards eeh?  I would also like to welcome our newest Guest Designer Steph Castro.  We are happy to have you with us this month Steph! My card came to life by the wonderful Mojo Monday Sketch that I really, really liked this week.

Mojo437Here are some card details: Stippled Blossom stamp set is from SU, Sentiment is also SU.  The scalloped square die was given to me, so not sure whose it is. You may not have noticed, but I took the center of that square and originally put it under my blossoms to represent the circle in the sketch but ended up nearly covering the entire thing. LOL The leaves are from a Sizzix Die. I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you have time this week to join the girls and I at JUGS we would love it!  Take care,  Nancy

 


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Create

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CTS_157Hello Friends,  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is!  I have had quite a lot of opportunity  to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL  So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along.  I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card.  It is just totally awesome!  I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts.  The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart.   Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too.  Take care, Nanc’


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Wild Card Week

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Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 9.57.59 PMHello Friends, It’s time for another great challenge over at Just Us Girls.  Can you believe it’s the 5th Saturday of January already?  I honestly don’t know where the time goes.  We are also half way through the school year and starting the third quarter.  Which we affectionately refer to as the ” Sink or Swim Quarter.”  It always holds true too!  Anyhoozal…..Since it’s the 5th Saturday of the month it’s wild card week and Chris has a Tic Tac Toe challenge for us.  I don’t know about you but, I kinda like them. I have chosen the column straight down the middle with; die-cut, stamps and flowers.  Infact, I had so much fun that I made two more cards after this one.

Card Details: I was kinda all over the place with this so if you need any info please ask!  Now come on over to Just Us Girls this week and pick a column or row for Tic Tac Toe and while your there check out what the team and our Two Guest Designers did this week.  Speaking of Guests.  I need to thank Vicki and Deepti for being with us, we sure have enjoyed having you both.

Take care,  Nancy

 


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The Challenge and Freshly Made

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FMS Final 205-001 Hello Friends,  It’s me again!  WhooHoooo!  I am on a roll this week! Today’s card is for two challenges:  The Freshly Made Sketch of the week and The Challenge inspiration challenge!  I didn’t have as much time as I thought the other evening after dinner, but wanted so badly to do something besides veg on the couch, so I whipped up something rather quickly!  When I saw this photo I knew right away I wanted to pull out the Pink, Grey, Navy and the brick wall.  So that is what I did. Then I saw the twine on the bottom of the photo and thought perfect!  The floral stamp and the brick wall embossing folder is from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs.

New Banner-011I so appreciate you stopping in to check on me and all your sweet, sweet comments!  Warms my heart!  Take care, Nanc’