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


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Happy Birthday-Altenew

Hello,  I wanted to make sure I had a chance to join the Paper Players challenge this week.  So last night I made a card using a stamp set from Altenew.  I still haven’t mastered this multi-step stamp set.  It’s not as easy as I thought it would be even with directions. LOL I will prevail someday!

I have stretched the sketch a bit now that I looked at it again, as my center panel is a bit too big. Oops!  I popped up a few of my flowers to cover the ones that looked terrible. The sentiment is from Gina K.

Today is the last day of school for me. This isn’t quite how I would have imagined the year would have ended, but this picture makes it a bit easier. It was taken with some of the kindergarten kids on the 100th day of school this year.  If you look closely the kids decorate their clothes with 100 of something to help celebrate.  The little boy in front of me has 100 plastic bugs on his shirt.  And in puff paint the mom wrote, I bugged my teacher 100 days this year. LOL  It is always such a fun day.  I sure hope next year starts and ends better than this one. I miss those faces so much!

I hope you have a creative day, Nanc’


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A Bouquet…

 

Hello, I thought I would join along in the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I needed to make a card for a co-worker that is retiring at the end of this school year and I knew this sketch would get me started in the right direction. I pulled out one of my favorite floral stamp sets by Stampendous and did some under layer water coloring with a bit of Prisma coloring to define some areas of the images. I have certainly been on a coloring craze as of late.  I added some flicked watercolors splats when I was done.  The Designer Paper is from MFT.

I hope whatever you do this holiday weekend it contains something that brings you joy, 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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Monochromatic

Hello,  We have a fun and easy topping starting over at Seize the Birthday today.  The topping is monochromatic. My card was a lot of fun to create and looks so much better in real life.  It’s very sparkly too.  I tried to capture the shimmer in the bottom photo. I just had to get out this fun background stamp from Simon Say Stamps again.  I colored this with my Copics and used a white gel pen and a dark blue Copic for the center dots. As for the sentiment; sending is MFT and the birthday wishes is Papertrey Ink.  Used my Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

I am linking my card up over at The Flower Challenge where their challenge for May is also Monochromatic.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my teams’ amazing cards and help me welcome our newest Surprise Party Guest Jo.  Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, 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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Sweet Friend Watercoloring

Hello,  I have another card using this fabulous Gerbera Daisy stamp from Simon Says Stamps.  I wanted to join in the fun over at CAS Watercolour where their challenge is Spring Flowers.  I used an oldy but goody tool from back in the day when I sold Creative Memories to make my swaying hill design.  I have no idea why I didn’t pull out my many stitched border dies. LOL. Please tell me that sometimes you all forget too what you even have in your mounds of supplies that would have made things simpler.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  In hindsight, I wish I would have left the top right flower uncolored as well.

I am also going to link this up over at Time Out Challenges as well.  They have a challenge that is inspired by words.

Thanks for paying me a visit I so appreciate it! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’

 


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Miss You

Hi,  Here I am back with another post for Just Us Girls.  I don’t know about you but it feels kinda strange writing a post and acting like things are fine.  However, here I am once more!

Today’s card is a nice mix of lots of things, The polka-dotted and green paper is actually DP but the piece in between was sponged using a stencil. The flowers stamp and vases are a mix of SU and Gina K., and the flower die is MFT.

Before I go I would like to say thanks to Vicky Hayes for being such an amazing guest with us this month!

Please, if you are crafting (and your mojo isn’t gone) and you don’t know what else to do with yourself, consider joining us this week at JUGS!

Stay safe and happy creating, 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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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’