Scrapper@heart

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


2 Comments

Hello

Hi, I hope you are having a good week so far. Today’s card has been waiting in the wings as I wanted to wait till the die set got re-released over at Spellbinders. Initially, it was the August Small Die of the Month Club but now it’s back for purchase for all. It is called Outlined Sentiments but also has darling florals and leaves in the set as well. This set was not gifted to me, I purchased it. I have it pictured below along with affiliate links.

Outlined Sentiments

Classic Scalloped Circles

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I used strips of paper for my background and built my card from there. I thought if I outlined the flowers and leaves just a little with a gold pen, it would tie in with the sentiment and floral centers perfectly. I used vellum as my shadow on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day and you get to get a little crafty, Nanc’


3 Comments

Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are having a great day. I have a Birthday card today showcasing one of Spellbinder’s newest dies called Enchanted Garden in the Winter Tales Collection. The collection is full of beautiful dies. The flowers and leaves that I have used are so whimsical and fun to put together and I was very pleased when Yana offered to send me these specific products to play with. The hardest part was figuring out what colors I wanted to use. I have a few more cards I will be sharing at a later date, so stayed tuned!

If you want to see the entire collection plus the items I used to make this card, I have affiliate links below.

Winter Tales Collection

Enchanted Garden

Many Birthdays

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

Here is a close-up so you can see the background and the flowers a little bit better.

Card Details: First, I cut some strips of paper to make my white shiplap background on the base of my card. I just love doing this on a card. Next, I cut out a wreath shape using a circle die to make my wreath base. Then, I took the tree die from Spellbinders-Truckin Through the Seasons and layered the pine needles to form my wreath. Next, it was time to add the flowers and leaves that I already had made. Then, it was time to heat emboss a sentiment in silver using a stamp in the Spellbinders-Many Birthdays set onto an oval die. The sentiment was popped up with some foam tape. I added some silver glittered dots which are actually holly from the Spellbinders-Noel set. I have that small die on my desk 24/7 as I use it so often.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


19 Comments

Color Hues and Seize the Birthday

Hello Friends, I have a long post today so please stick with me!

Today over at Color Hues we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday! Woohoo! I can’t believe how quickly time goes. Thanks to ALL that have made this challenge such a success, the team and I certainly appreciate it! We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we certainly have. To join us in our collaboration we have asked our sister challenge, Seize the Birthday to join us! The Bigger the party the better! For those of you that don’t know, I took over Seize the Birthday from Lesley Croghan in August of 2013 as she was about to close it and I didn’t want that to happen. I have certainly enjoyed that challenge and my teammates immensely as well. I can’t believe it’s been 9 years!

Back to the challenges… if you decide to play along you can link your card up over at both challenges! Each challenge will have there own choice of winners!

Also, over at Seize the Birthday, we have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us! Welcome, Asa Johansson! We are so lucky to have you! You can find out more about her over on the STB blog! She makes wonderful CAS cards and is a fabulous colorist.

I have CASED a card from the talented Brenda Noelke. Check it out below! I just fell in love with it and everything she makes for that matter. Her photos are incredible too! If you don’t follow her you should!

Card Details: The lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps. The flowers are from Pink and Main. The greeting and scalloped die are from MFT. I heat embossed the sentiment. I used Oxide inks to make the Mums come to life.

I hope you have made it to the bottom of the post and I have inspired you to play along and link up at both my challenge blogs. Both the teammates did an incredible job with these colors, I hope you will come and check them out. We would love to have you!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


10 Comments

Sending…

Hello, It is the middle of the month already, and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. I happen to be the hostess for this challenge and the colors I have chosen are…Chocolate and Mint. I personally believe this is one of the prettiest color combos with endless possibilities! We have a new guest joining us over there today. Welcome- Kim Heggins! We are glad to have you playing along with us!

My card was totally inspired and a case of one of my many favorite card makers Sidnie Des Jardines over on Instagram. I have linked it up for you HERE! She is so very talented!

Card Details: The sentiment is made from strips of paper and a die from MFT. The Mum-flowers and leaves are from Pink and Main and sponged and colored with Copics. The background stencil is from MFT and called Watercolor Wash. I have shortened it a bit with the negative die that comes in the set, as I didn’t want the background so large. The script background stamp is a clock stamp from Stampabilites. I sponged the background lightly before stamping the script using Oxide Ink. I used some flicks of white paint for some added interest before the assembling process.

I am also linking up with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Now, you must head on over to Color Hues and check out the amazing cards by my fabulous Design Team and guest, I know they will inspire you as they certainly inspired me!

Take care and I hope you get to do something today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


11 Comments

Friend-Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for our next color combo over at Color Hues. Cindy is our fabulous hostess and she chose two colors that I really enjoyed. I am definitely going to remember this combination in the future. Thanks, Cindy!

Card Details: After I stamped my Pink Fresh Studio-Layered Bouquet, I decided that they looked a bit lost on the all-white background and that is when I decided to make it striped using the same color of ink and an old SU stencil. The Happy Birthday is from Scrapbook.com and the friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Before I close, I need to welcome two guest designers over at Color Hues joining us today, we have Kim Miller and Marcia Hill. You really must come and check out their amazing cards, along with my fabulous teammates. There is so much inspiration over there!

I am also linking up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Any Occasion

I hope you do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


12 Comments

Flowers at Just us Girls

Hello, I am back today with two more cards using that same set that I have been smitten with this past couple of weeks from Pink Fresh Studios. Plus, with tomorrow being Mother’s Day and Just Us Girls‘ Word Week challenge is FLOWERS, I just had to use them one last time.

We also have a brand new guest with us this month at JUGS! I would like to give a warm welcome to Deborah Wheeler. Welcome, Deborah! I am super excited to have you joining us!

Here is my second card!

I am also playing along over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Stencil Challenge where I am a regular. LOL

A Few Card Details: Pink Fresh Studios-Choose Hope-Stencil, stamp and die set. I have two additional stencils for the backgrounds, the hearts are from Honey Bee Stamps and the trellis is from Altenew. The sentiments are from SU and Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks and clear Nuvo drops.

I reluctantly will put this set away for a while, as I am sure you have seen just about enough of it.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for this simple and fun challenge. The Design Team and our guest have made some beautiful cards.

Take care, Nanc’


4 Comments

MOM

Hello, Things have been on the quieter side of things as of late here in blogland, as we are in the midst of doing some interior and exterior house painting, and things are not where they should be. You know how that goes. I did sneak in a bit of craft time this morning before the real work begins of putting my house back together. Sadly, my studio did not make the final cut on the new paint list as it really didn’t need it as much as I wanted it. LOL

I decided to play along with the ladies over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I had this stenciled panel waiting to be used on my desk, so half the work was done for me. I chose the top row of Mom, Florals, and Ink blending when in fact my card works for three rows on their fun board! That was a happy accident.

I noticed this morning that Time Out Challenges has a theme of Spring beginning, so I will be linking up there as well.

Card Details: Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps, the MOM is from Simon Says Stamps, the flowers are from Pink and Main, and the leaf die is from Verve, the other small greeting is from Simon Says Stamps. A few rhinestones and I was done. Not sure you can tell but I used vellum as my shadow on my mom die.

I hope you find something to do today that brings you joy, Take care, Nanc’


11 Comments

Birthday Blessings

Hello, Hope you day is treating you well! It’s Sunday and time for Color Week at The Paper Players! The fabulous Ann has chosen a lovely color combo for us! As you can see I chose green as my 4th color! I needed some Birthday cards for my personal stash so I made a few of these while I was at it. I just love this stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio…as it is quick with great results!

Going to play along once again over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Birthday challenge.

Card Details: Stencil-Pink Fresh Studio-Daisy Wreath, Sentiment-Verve, and background die is from Sunny Studios.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Happy creating, Nanc’


10 Comments

No Stamping

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Carol is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card with NO Stamping.

Here are a few ideas: (dies, stickers, watercoloring…anything that doesn’t involve stamps)

Since life has been a bit stressful and I didn’t have time to make a card this week (sorry Carol), I went in my vault of cards not shared yet and found just the perfect one. So if you are wondering why there is a blooming Christmas cactus in the photo, this card was probably made last December.

Card Details: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Hubiscus dies- Altenew, thanks die-Saavy, Heart die-MFT, leaf dies-Verve.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along we would love to have you! Take care, Nanc’


12 Comments

Guest @ AAA Birthday

Hello, I am just delighted to be guesting today over at AAA Birthday! Thanks so very much for having me ladies! The theme they have this time around is one everyone is sure to love. It is FLOWERS! Just remember it has to be a Birthday card!

Card Details: The DSP is from SU. I used my wonderful stencils from Pink Fresh Studio called Daisy Wreath and the greeting is from SU as well. I used the wonky stitched rectangles for some added interest.

Be sure to pop on over to AAA Birthday and check out all the fabulous flowered cards by the talented team, they are sure to inspire you!

Take care and I hope to see you in the gallery at Triple A! Nanc’