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Sprays @ CAS Stencil

Hello,  The card I have for you today is for the CAS Stencil Challenge. What they wanted us to do is use Sprays on our project. I got out my Dylusions-Funky Fuchsia spray and my SU line stencil and got messy.  So I don’t make a huge mess, I do mine inside a large piece of construction paper and an opened MFT box as a backdrop….which helps contain it and to keep it from getting everywhere on my work surface.

Here are my card details:  Copics and a bit of colored pencil, Gina K-vases, Stupendous-floral stamp and sentiment, SU-oval die, and MFT rectangles both scalloped and stitched.

Below is a picture of my spray and the piece before I colored it with my Copics. I am in love with BG10. I had to fussy cut my florals.

I pray it’s not too many layers for CAS…fingers crossed!!!

Thanks for stopping in….always appreciated.  Nanc’ .


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Still Practicing…

Before I get to the details of my card, I am still in the “Forever” beginning stage of how to color with Copics.  This by no means came out well, however, I did think of a way to take a mediocre card and make it better by using my scallop rectangles.  I am hoping it gave enough added interest to take your eyes off the terrible blending. Did I succeed? LOL. I am still figuring out color families. I decided to leave in sentiment free for now.

This card is for The Flower Challenge where they asked us to use your favorite flower.  Which was nearly impossible for anyone who loves flowers.  I had troubles deciding, so I went with a Favorite “NEW” flower stamp by MFT.  The background was also colored with Copics.

Card Details: Copics, MFT Scalloped dies and Flower stamp, Perfect Pearls, and some fun foam for dimension.

 


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Circles and PRIZES!

 

Hi, Just Us Girls is hitting a huge milestone today! This is our 500th Challenge!  Can you belive it!  I feel very lucky to be a part of such a long and successful challenge site, filled with fellow designers that I refer to as my friends. I can’t wait to see how we celebrate our 1,000th challenge!  I have a fun card for you today that is for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls.  All you have to do is use circles on your card and or project.  I had a little fun with this topic and got out my Verve flowers and went to work. The die cut is from MFT, and I used Oxide inks for my pops of color.

Come check out all the creative ways my teammates and guest Tristan handled this Challenge this week.  THERE ARE PRIZES too… 3 in fact!

Please help us in celebrating and join us!  I am off to celebrate something too…my birthday!

Hugs,

Nanc’


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Flowers and Fun with Family and Friends!

Hello,  Flowers is the topping we have starting today over at Seize the Birthday! The card I have for you above was one I had made a while ago and never got around to posting.

Card Details: Oxide Inks and stenciling, MFT- flowers and wonky rectangles, Vase is Gina K on puffy paper, Circle- SU, the fancy tag is probably Spellbinders, the sentiment is computer generated. Lots of pop dots for dimension.

Before I go I would like to quickly share where I have been the last week or so. Hubby and I took a trip to Chicago and we spent three days exploring the fabulous city.  Then Fellow STB-DT member and my Birthday sister Barb and her husband Tom picked us up at the train station. We then got to spend a few more days in Kenosha, Wisconsin at their lovely home. We had a great time and they were such gracious hosts.  We also took a drive up to Gina K’s store and lucky for us she was there.  It was nice to meet the person that helped start this crazy and wonderful hobby of mine.  If it wasn’t for Gina K and other stamping companies, I would never have met so many wonderful card makers, and for that, I will always be grateful.  Some photos from our trip:

View from our Hotel room.

Our room is at the top of that narrow peak.  If you are ever looking for a nice hotel in downtown Chicago…I recommend The River Hotel.

Fountain Park

Having lunch on the River.

Moonet! I love it!

Lunch with Dave’s cousins. Lynne on the far left works in downtown Chicago. Gary and Jean came up from Michigan.

Love the reflection of the city on the bean in Millennium Park.

Lunch with my cousin Peggy who works in downtown Chicago.

We loved hanging out down by the river. We walked 30 miles in less than three days.

Me in front of Calder sculpture in the middle of downtown.

Gina’s store is about 45 minutes from Barb’s house in Greendale Wisconsin.

Gina K, Barb, and the Jolly Green Giant.

Birthday sisters- Having lunch by the river in downtown Milwaukee.

Me, Dave, Barbara, and Tom. We decided we are all siblings from another mother. The guys are alike and we already knew we were so much alike.

Barbara and I in her Craft room the day we left!

Thanks for sticking with me on this post! Now it’s back to reality! I go back to work on Monday…boohooo!

Take care, Nanc

 

 


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Birthday Bouquet!

Today I have a Birthday card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they are asking us to make a Bouquet of flowers in Darnell’s honor. I couldn’t pass this challenge up, as I just adore Darnell to pieces. Happy Belated Birthday Darnell!  I always feel like I am cheating when I heat emboss my watercolor piece, but so far that is all I have confidence in doing.  Maybe someday I will try my hand at no-line watercolouring.

Card details:  The images are from Stampendous and colored with Catherine Pooler and SU inks. Rectangles are SU and so are the enamel dots.

Have a fabulously creative day, Nanc’


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Congratulations…

I have another quick post for you today! I have been eyeing the Tic Tac Toe Challenge going on over at The Paper Players which happens to end today! So I will get right to it!  I chose the diagonal of Yellow, Florals, and die-cut.

Card Details: Elizabeth Craft Designs-Daisy die, Background stamp from Stampabilities, both Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles are MFT, and one more piece of that lovely DP from Bo Bunny ( I think)

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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You are AMAZING!

 

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start! We have a bright and happy color trio for you this week at Just Us Girls! I kinda stepped out of fall leaves for a moment, ( and I imagine you are so happy about that) and went back to summer for this card. However, we had a bit of a cold front sweep down to Florida finally!  It is suppose to be a high of 75 today, and that is going to be just FABULOUS!  Today’s card is a mix of MFT and Verve. The you inspire me part of the sentiment was printed on the computer. I used Copics to color my Hibiscus.

Please come by JUGS and see how the rest of the team was inspired with these colors, along with our guest Claire.

Hope to see you in our gallery, Nanc’

 


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MFT Color Challenge 61

 

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mft_colorchallenge_paintbook_61Hello Friends,  I am having such a great time playing with my new Stitched Flowers from MFT.  I know I made a great choice in this purchase!  Do you ever buy something (and really thought you had to have it) and use it once or twice and then you’re kinda like…over it? LOL  It seems to happen to me more than I care to admit!  I think I will have to purge my supplies very soon! ( maybe a blog giveaway)  Anyhoo, as soon as I saw the fabulous colors over at My Favorite Things this week, I knew I wanted to play along!   My papers and enamel dots are from SU and everything else is MFT, except for the tiny hearts.

Thanks so much for all your visits as of late…they mean the world to me! HUGS! Nanc’


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Seize the Birthday and a trip to MFT!

Hello Friends,  I trust you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready like me to get back to creating again!  Not that I didn’t make any cards over the Holidays, as I did, but now it’t time to gat back to my Challenge blogs and somewhat of a routine again.  We all do better with routines don’t you think?  I think you spend less money that way. Speaking of Spending Money!  Guess who finally made it to My Favorite Things Store yesterday!  Yes me!  I know you’re a bit jealous and you should be!  WOW!  All that wonderful MFT right at your fingertips! It was so much fun and a bit overwhelming.  It would have been easier to say…let me have one of each please! LOL My hubby was a trooper, he was taking pics with his phone of all the cards he liked, and then helped me narrow down my selections.  His choices made sense! The store is about 2 hours and 20 minutes from our home, but Hubby and I were already in Mount Dora for a few days of fun and R and R, and when I mentioned it was only 11 miles down the road, he said we were to close not to stop. I am a lucky gal!

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It’s a beautiful store!

STB Anything GoesOkay, enough of me bragging….right? It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Seize the Birthday and it just so happens to be time for NO Topping!  So that leaves it wide open for you to get those creative juices flowing again.  Just remember it has to be a Birthday card.  We are also welcoming a new Surprise Party Guest for the next tow months.  It happens to be Rahmat.  She has been such a constant supporter of STB and it was past time for me to invite her to be our Surprise Guest.  Welcome Rahmat…we are so glad to have you joining us!  Here is my card.

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I was a bit rushed yesterday when we got home to get everything done and ready to return to work tomorrow so this photo doesn’t quite do this card justice.  It’s much sparklier and pretty in person.  It just so happens to be made with mostly MFT supplies, but not the ones I got yesterday. The stamp and die set is called Bold Blooms. I have been a Very, Very bad girl this month when it comes to spending! What can I say!  It’s all the discounts they have been offering! LOL The only 2 things that are not MFT is the stitched circle, that is from Stampin Up, and the sentiment I have had forever.

Sorry this post is so long, but I had a lot to say!  It’s been bottled up to long. LOL  Please, come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us!  My teammates and Guest have some awesome cards to kick off the NEW YEAR!  Happy creating! Nanc’