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


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You Color my World

Today’s card is a CAS card for the latest CAS Mix Up Challenge. The challenge is stencil tracing. I didn’t necessarily use a purchased stencil, I traced a Lawn Fawn die-cut for my palette and I hope that is okay too. The supplies are both Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches. I drew in the paint splats. I love the way the colorful Copic side panel came out except towards the end where I overdid the purple and it appears black.  This card Is not my own design but a card I have CASED.  Here it is.

I am going to link this card up over at Inkspirational also where the word is Sketch. I have sketched my paint splatters. It wasn’t a lot of work but I did do it. LOL

I hope you are having a very productive day, Stay safe, Nanc’


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You are Simply Wonderful

I thought the Sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch looked quite fun so I joined along. I found these flowers already inked up in my bits and boxes drawer and thought they were too pretty not to use.  I then opened a new pack of 6×6 paper that I just got from Stampin Up ( yes, I know I know I said I was trying to use up my designer paper and not buying anymore-forget that I said that….LOL) and it just so happened to have two pieces of the exact colors of the flowers inside. Score! So needless to say this card came together rather quickly!  I did flip the sketch and hope it’s okay that my sentiment is very large. A couple of small heart punches and I was done.

The flowers were heat embossed and sponged with Oxide inks and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for the visit….HUGS! Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’

 

 

 


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Hero is the Word!

Hello, I am the hostess for Word Week this week at Just Us Girls! I think I have the perfect word as we are all in the midst of this crisis.  The Word is HERO.   I found this definition that I think is really fabulous and is going to really open up this challenge with numerous possibilities.

A hero is someone who puts others before himself or herself. A hero has good moral ethics and is someone who does things for the sake of being good, and not just a means to an end or a reward for good deeds, but it is someone who does good for the sake of doing good.

Who is your Hero?  Leaves it quite open doesn’t it? 

I hope you will consider coming over to Just Us Girls and joining us for this challenge, I need to also welcome our new Guest for the month of May. Welcome, Deborah Frings! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Thinking of You

Hello,  Yes another Saturday has rolled around.  Over at Just Us Girls, we have a beautiful photo to remind us that Spring is upon us, even if we aren’t out and about enjoying it as much as we would like to be, it’s still evident.  I do try to make a point to get outside multiple times a day. It may be just to clear my head or get my muscles moving and my eyes away from the screen for a few minutes.  Hubby and I go for long bike rides in the evenings too.

For today’s cards… I decided I wanted to embrace some of my Designer Paper for this project. Yellow seemed to be the color that drew me in in this photo. I paired the paper with one of my favorite die sets by Stampin Up.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Come by Just Us Girls and show us how this photo inspires you!  Before I go I would like to say thank you to our wonderful guest Cornelia.  She has been with us this month and did an amazing job with her cards! Take care, Nanc’

 


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You Inspire Me!

Hello, I hope this post finds you well during these trying times in our life.  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a color challenge beginning.  This isn’t the card I intended on posting for this challenge, but luckily I made another one yesterday (not realizing at all) that it was in the same color pallet of our challenge starting today.  Anyways, you see my computer crashed and I took it in to be repaired and my other card is on that computer.  I sent it to myself via email, and now can’t find it on hubby’s computer. So here is card number two!  I feel silly even explaining this to you when there are real problems we are facing.  I wish I could drive to California and retrieve my family and bring them here!  This is seriously getting real folks!

I hope in the midst of all this uncertain times, if you feel like crafting you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

These cards were fun to create and let me escape the real world for a bit. I made my own stencil using a VERVE leaf.  I found this gold shimmery gel in my studio closet and it worked perfectly!  The background was first sponged with Oxide Ink.  The inspire die is by Penny Black, the flower and YOU are MFT, and the Me So Much is from SU.  The little flowers were also sponged with the gold gel.

Here is a pic of the background and the stencil gel I stumbled upon.

 

Here is my second card!

Hugs to each one of you and hope to see you in our gallery at JUGS!  Nanc’


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You Make the World…

Hello, We have a fun Color challenge starting today at Just Us Girls. I have had this stamp set for at least 6 months and it’s the first time I have used it.  I know…the shame of it all! LOL I think I was a bit intimidated by it and was afraid I couldn’t do it justice for how pretty it truly is. Then, I put on my big girl panties this week and went to work. It’s not exactly fabulous but it will do. I made the striped background with a stencil and some Oxide inks and then thought it looked a bit lost, so I added the black outline to the colors and it did help. The flowers and globe are colored with Copics. The stamp set is from Catherine Pooler and is called Amber’s World. I have raised a few of the flowers with dimensionals.

I sure hope you come over to JUGS and play along! Nanc’


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Sunflowers

Hello, Boy was I excited when I saw this gorgeous photo for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  Who doesn’t love sunflowers…am I right?  I knew I had this gorgeous Gina K. sunflower stamp just waiting to be colored in my studio.  It’s not my stamp, but one I stamped when I was visiting my friend Barb this past summer.  It’s always fun perusing your friend’s collections and bringing them back home to use on future cards. Before I go I need to say thanks to Janet Ribet for being with us this month! You were a joy to have on board and do amazing work.

Have a great day and hope to see you at Just Us Girls. Who knows you may be our next guest!! Nanc’

Card Details:  Gina K-Sunflower and sentiment, Brick Wall EF-SU, MFT rectangles- both stitched and scalloped, Copic markers.


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Handmade Hugs

Hello, It’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Sue has asked us to Splash something on our card. I went with the obvious splatter technique. But before I got to the fun part, I watercolored and used colored pencil on my Altenew flowers. I didn’t like the way the bottom of the card looked without the flower being grounded, so I added the extra strip of watercolored paper that I had trimmed off and the MS punch border.  I did a terrible job with the colored pencil and should have left the flower alone, but live and learn.  The splatters helped detour the eyes.  LOL  The sentiment is from MFT. Come check out all the different ways the team was inspired by this challenge.

Nanc’

 


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Friend…

I played along with two challenges this past evening, one was CAS Mix Up where my background was made using a paper towel to stamp with. I love the way the texture of the paper towel made the background turn out. All I did was fold the paper towel, stick it in the Oxide Ink and dab. Then I decided to cut the background into strips for something a bit different.  I added Stamping and watercolors to this challenge.

Next, the butterflies and leaves were watercolored for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they asked for colorful butterflies.

It was nice to get creative again this week as work has kept me out of the studio as of late.

Card Details:  Stamp set was Pretty Pink Posh, leaves are a Verve Die-cut, rectangle dies are both MFT.

Have a great weekend, Nanc’