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


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Handmade for You

Hello friends, I am back today with my 3rd card using this fun new set from Simon Hurley and Spellbinders. This time I decided to use just the rose stamp in the set and try my hand at watercolor- the cheaters’ way. What is the cheaters’ way…you might ask? In my opinion, it’s when you heat emboss the image so that it makes it easier to color inside the lines. It’s the only way you will see me doing it, that is for certain! I must say that I totally enjoyed the process. I know it has flaws and some of the shading is probably in the wrong place because of the light source…blah blah blah…but to me, worrying about all of that takes the joy away. I just wanted to relax and enjoy the process and that is what I did.

After I was done with the water coloring, I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to do for the background. Hubby suggested I used the foil plate-Sealed Geometric Flowers, he really thinks it’s awesome, and so do I. Now that it’s on the background, do you think it’s too busy? I am on the fence. The foiled Handmade For You greeting is from Spellbinders as well. I have links for you below. I decided to take this photo outside in the sun in front of my Florida Flame Vine and see if I could capture the foil a bit better.

Affiliate Links Below:

Butterfly Kisses

Sealed Geometric Flowered Background

Mini Everday Sentiments

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders 6

I hope you have a terrific week, and some time in the mix of all things to do with Life, you find some time to be creative!

Take care, Nanc’


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Butterfly Kisses / Simon Hurley @ Spellbinders

Hello, I am super excited to share with you the newest Collection called Butterfly Kisses from Spellbinders and Simon Hurley!

Three New Stamp sets and Dies are being added to the Simon Hurley line-up. You can find them all HERE!

The stamp set is very large and comes with a variety of butterflies, a gorgeous floral, and some wonderful sentiments. The set also has matching dies. I feel very fortunate to have had it gifted to me by Spellbinders. So far, I have made four cards with this collection, so you will be seeing quite a lot of it!

I have a picture of it below! Right now I am working on a card using that beautiful rose. So stay tuned!

Card Details: For Christmas, my son bought me the Flower Pattern Foil plate that I have used on the background of my card along with Yana’s sentiments, which has a great collection of greetings. The leaves I have used under my butterflies are from the Parcel and Post Die set and cut out in gold paper. I used Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils to color my butterflies. I love how well all these Spellbinders products worked together. I have links for you below!

Affiliate Links Below:

Butterfly Kisses

Flower Pattern Glimmer

Yana’s Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Fluted Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

I am entering this card over at NBUS, as the majority of these products are new to me.

We also have winged Things as our Topping over at Seize the Birthday so you might want to check that challenge out as well!

I hope you do something today that brings you Joy! I am making a pot of chili as we have a cold front headed our way, dropping some cards off at the store, and then hopefully working on a card or two! Take care’ Nanc’


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Happy Birthday-Winged Things

Hello, I am glad you are here! Today is our first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday! Cathy is our wonderful hostess and she selected Winged Things as our Topping. Since I am still catching up on Life these days I needed to make something fairly quick, so I decided to case a card I recently received. The card I chose was a beautiful sympathy card from STB-DT member Linda. that I have pictured below. I could not get over the shine Linda had on her card so I reached out to thank her for thinking of me and to ask how she did it. I found out that she was inspired by DT member Marcia on Color Hues. LOL Love when things happen like that. Guess where all this inspiration originally started for this card? Whom else… Jennifer McGuire. I will link the video up for you below.

The shine is hard to capture on mine, but you can see it on Lindas!

Jennifer McGuire’s Video: Faux Textured Metal with Perfect Pearls.

We have a few changes taking place at Seize the Birthday this year so I have linked that post for you HERE as well! One of the changes is; if you are selected as our overall winner and used the topping, you will be invited back as a Surprise Party Guest! I am really happy about this change. So now we will have our regular Surprise Party Guest and one previous winner.

Here is a close-up.

Card Details: Butterfly-Saavy Die, Oxide Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug

Affiliate Link-Greeting is from Spellbinders- Mini Everyday Sentiments- Hot Foil. This set is wonderful, I got it from my son for Christmas and I have a pic of all the sentiments that are in the set below!

I hope you will stop by Seize the Birthday and check out my amazing team’s cards and they will inspire you to join us! I will be back tomorrow with a card using some new Spellbinders products that may have the same winged creatures as this card!

Stay tuned! Nanc’


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Handmade with Love

Hello, I am back today with a card using the fabulous Parcel and Post set from Spellbinders. I purchased this die set about a month ago and was itching to pull it out. Yesterday, after spending the entire morning with my dad, I went in the studio and got lost in paper for a bit. Since I had all my Christmas cards completed, and I needed a Thank You card for a friend, I thought this set would work perfectly and it certainly did. I am already planning to use it again for a challenge in the New Year.

***Note– This Parcel and Post set along with the Sealed Glimmer sentiments and others are still on sale at Spellbinders. The Script EF that I used for my background is from Stampin Up. I inked the edges with Black Soot Oxide ink for some added interest.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Parcel and Post Mailbox Dies

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

I will be linking up with the team over at Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments always brighten my day! Take care, Nanc’


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Just Because

Hello, I am back today with another card featuring some products from Spellbinders, two are brand new and one is a little bit older. I needed a bit of an escape on Tuesday and was on break from sitting with my dad, so decided to make a card. I wanted to try foiling again and this time I foiled my background using the New Geometric Optical Hot Foil Plate. It is such a fun pattern and once again it worked like a charm. If you haven’t tried photo paper for foiling, give it a try, it works really well for me. I have been wanting the Bouquet of Flowers die from Spellbinders for so long and when I saw it was on sale a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t pass it up. If you ask me it’s a must to have in your arsenal, and by the way, it is still on sale.

Here is a close-up.

I chose to use Christmas colors for my card as I was going to make this a Christmas card and play along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge, but in the end, opted to use a sentiment that I had already foiled and laying on my desk. I am still linking up with them as it’s a color challenge and Christmas is not required, you just have to use at least three colors.

Below I have links for all the products I used on this card and a few details on how this card came together.

Affiliate Links Below:

Geometric Optical Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Bouquet of Flowers

Fluted Classic Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled my background and sentiment I decided to also use foil paper for my bouquet holder. My gold paper is only one-sided so I cut out 2 and glued them together. I had hoped to have no white showing once I folded it, but it didn’t go perfectly as planned. I think in hindsight, I should have scored both panels before I glued them together. It looks okay in the end, and just imagine that it’s white tissue or something like that. Next, all I had to do is cut out my flowers and foliage. The die set comes with a bow, but I opted for a gold stiff ribbon I had in my stash. It tied it all together perfectly. I chose to hot glue this card together as I wanted to be sure nothing came off in the mail. Both the oval and the sentiment have either foam or dimensionals under them.

This card looks really pretty in real life and is a tad hard to photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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A Little Message to say-Hello

Hello– I am back today with my very first card using foiling…You can gasp, it’s okay! I just bought my Glimmer Hot Foil system from Spellbinders and today is the first chance I have had to use it. I have never been the type of person to jump on any type of trend until I am sure it’s going to stick around for a while, and from the looks of things, foiling isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Beginner’s Luck-After I peeled back the foil on my very first attempt and it came out so well, I was hooked immediately. I then proceeded to kick myself for waiting so long. My hubby would say…”Better Nate than Lever.” LOL, He is always Mr. funny/goofy guy!

The Geometric Flower Background looks fabulous in gold foil, don’t you think? There is also a layering stencil set for easy coloring, which was quickly added to my Christmas list this morning. The rest of this card was also made with Spellbinder’s products and I have them linked for you below. The Sealed Glimmer Sentiments are also new to me and are just fabulous and come with 11 fantastic sayings.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Sealed Geometric Flowered Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Outlined Sentiments

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled the Geometric background I decided to cut it into four quadrants for added interest. Next, I cut out the rest of the dies (Linked above) with white and gold paper and foiled my greeting. I had not intended on putting the small Fluted Rectangle black die-cut as part of my layout, but I felt there was too much white, and the flowers and sentiment needed to be grounded. If you look closely I doubled the small flowers with gold paper and I like how that turned out. I have dimensionals on the round greeting for extra height and to hide the stems of my flowers. The Hello is from the Outlined Sentiments (one of my favorite sets) and is cut out of gold and black paper.

If you haven’t tried foiling I definitely think you should add it to your Christmas List. I have linked up all the fun products from Spellbinders that I used above.

In other news…My father has been under hospice care since the day after Thanksgiving. Losing my mom to cancer when I was 30 was hard enough, and we took care of her at home until the end, but this is ten times worse when there is severe dementia involved. It’s a huge rollercoaster of emotions as every day is different with a new battle in front of us. He could last another week, a month, or longer, we just don’t know. It is heart-wrenching to see him suffer any longer.

I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS.

It may have taken me a week to make a card and write this post, but it’s good for me to get lost in something else, even if it’s just for a little while.

Take care, Nanc’


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Alcohol Inks and Foil

Hello, It’s Saturday once again, and time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls. Ina is our hostess and she has a fun challenge for us. She wants us to incorporate both Alcohol Ink and Foiling together. Since I have yet to purchase a foil machine, I decided to use those Gold Gilded Flakes by Nuvo to achieve the same effect. I wasn’t overly thrilled with my inked panel but in the end, once I figured out what to do with it, it came out just fine. The peacock die came to my rescue for sure and is from Poppy Stamps. The greeting is heat embossed and I believe is from Verve.

You know I love to play over at Happy Little Stampers so I will be linking up with them for their Anything Goes with Dies!

Now, jump on over to Just Us Girls and check out all the fabulous submissions by the DT and guest-Mac Mable using these types of products! I bet you will be inspired to play along! I sure hope so!

Take care, Nanc’


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Candles

Hello, Today’s card is for the new topping over at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time around is Candles, chosen by Shirley.  I had so much fun breaking out my laminator and my Gina K. Foil-Mates to make this card. You may not be able to tell in the photo but the background is foiled in Turquoise Sea and the candles are in Passionate Pink. The sentiment is from Verve and one of my favorite sets. The heart border is a Martha Stewart Punch.  The candles are from Elizabeth Craft Designs, one of my all time favorite purchases. I also have a lot of dimensionals used on this card as well.

Please come by and join us! Nanc’

 

 


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Merry and Holiday

Got a quick pair of cards today for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.  It’s so hard to photograph foiling. For my cards…I chose to use foiling, with stamping and die-cutting. My foil is from Gina K, the snowflakes are Memory Box, and the sentiments are Verve. A few rhinestones in the center of my snowflakes and I was done.  I am nearly done with my Christmas cards and now it’s time to work on the ones for the store!

Have a creative day, Nanc’