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


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Sweet Friend

Hello, I hope this post finds you well. Things have been less than ideal over the past couple of weeks in my neck of the woods and stress has hit an ultimate high. So if I seem a little out of sorts that is why! I do not have the time or energy to tell you what my last ten days have looked like, nor would I do that to you, all I am going to ask is if you would please keep my father and my hubby in your prayers. On a happier note, my son and daughter in law are coming to Florida for a few days, rather unexpectedly, so that might be just what this girl needs as a pick me up and to get me back on track.

Onto today’s card! Over at The Paper Players we have a Tic Tac Toe Board created by LeAnne for you all to enjoy. I have selected the center row of circle, red and DSP, but my card would also work with the diagonal row of blue, red, and white. Which row speaks to you?

When creating my card I decided to combine it with the Festive Friday Challenge. The three items I selected were; stripes, rectangle, and bright colors.

Card Details: I have a mix of The Greetery, Gina K Designs, and SU, and a MS punch for my card. If you have any questions just ask.

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

Take care, Nanc’


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Life Is Better-JUGS

Hello, I am here today with a very pretty Photo Inspired card for the latest Just Us Girls challenge. Bobby sure knows how to pick’em. There is so much to this photo that you can pull from and be inspired by.

Here is a closeup view of my card.

Card Details: This card came together better than I had it planned out in my head. I have this great pack of DSP from SU that I knew I wanted to incorporate in my design. First, I cut out two tags using a MFT die. Next, I got out my relatively new to me garden themed die set from Sizzix called Garden Shed, to pull in some of the elements from the photo The sentiment and dew drops are from Honey Bee Stamps. The silver twine finished it off nicely and I went to Hobby Lobby the other evening to pick some up just for this card. I may have gotten one or two other things while I was there. LOL

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies, as my card is nearly all die-cuts.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teammates cards…and play along. Before I go I need to say thanks to Claire for being such a wonderful guest! We really have enjoyed having you with us this month. Thanks for joining us.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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You are simply…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! The fabulous Lisa has picked out the prettiest color combo for us this week at Just Us Girls. I just loved it the moment I saw it.

Card Details: I have mentioned before that I have this great DSP from SU that I only use sparingly as I love it so much, but I thought this color combo warranted getting out a small piece of it. The paper itself has a pattern to it already and all you have to do it apply your ink and you end up with an emboss resist with little work. I have no idea why they don’t carry this stuff on a regular bases… or any company for that matter. Everything I have used on this card is from SU.

I am also linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies challenge.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us! There are some fabulous cards by the DY and our guest to check out.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Life is Better…

Hello again, I am back today with a fun card that just screams Summer! I Love this stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps called- Flippin Fabulous and I was itching to play with them again.

I am linking up my card over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

Card Details: I first blended my background with Oxide Inks, then I colored all my images before die-cutting them. Right before I started assembling my card I didn’t like that the flip flops were stark white, so I came back with a heart stamp to give them some fun flare. I used Crystal Effects on the straps of the flip flops to make them shine and more realistic. I remember the flip flops when I was a kid, were those super flat kind with glossy straps in an array of different colors. Who’s with me?

Thanks for checking in on me, I sure do appreciate your visits. Have a great rest of your day! Stay well! Nanc’


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start. It’s Sketch Week at The Paper Players and Ann is our hostess. She has a fun and easy sketch to inspire us. You know I love this seagull stamp set from MFT so I hope you don’t mind seeing him once again. As you may or may not know, I am enthralled with making backgrounds these days and I have another warm weather scene for you. It is perfect beach weather and 80 here, and I think our winter is officially over. Boohoo! I just hope we don’t jump straight to the 90s any time soon.

Card Details: I used two patterned stencils and Oxide inks to make my background. The sun-ray and the wave stencil are from MFT. Along with a Circle stencil made from a piece of acetate to start things off. As I was writing this post and looking at my picture, I realized I never finished coloring my seagull. OOPS! Oh, well!

Come check out what the rest of the talented team did this week,

and I hope you will be inspired to join us!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


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The Color Hues Design Team

I am here today and also over at Color Hues to share with you the ladies of the Design Team! I am so excited to be working with the ladies above.  Two I am working with presently on other Design Teams, another two I have worked with previously, but the remaining ladies are for the very first time!  I love reaching out to other card makers that inspire me and spreading joy, all while making new friends!  I have Vicki Dutcher to thank for giving me my first DT gig many, many years ago. Thanks Vicki I owe you a great deal of gratitude!

Head on over to Color Hues for a little bit more information about the team along with links to their blogs!

Remember, our First challenge starts on September 1st at 9AM EST. I am super excited about that! I thought this day would never get here!

Nanc’


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Great technique!

Please join us over at Just Us Girls this week for this GREAT technique hosted by Sharyn!

It’s called Weathered Wood!

I had so much fun doing this and it is so simple!!

JUGS technique

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Isn’t Sharyn’s card AMAZING!!!  I LOVE IT!

Here is a link to show you how to do it!

I sure hope you play along with the girls and I!

Here is a link to the JUGS BLOG!

I have to make this a quick post as I still have family in town

that is staying with us.

Take care,

Nanc’


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Getting Sketchy with the Girls…

Hello Friends,

This week over at JUGS, Sharyn is are fabulous hostess!

She came up with a fantastic sketch for us this time to get us started!

 Love this sketch Sharyn!!!

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I told you it was great!

Too bad yours truly screwed it up a little bit!  Seems to be a pattern for me lately! 😦

I only made 4 back panels instead of 5…..OOPS!!!!  GEEZ Nanc’!!!

My double stick tape is like super glue so there was no going back!

I hope I am forgiven when you see my card!

JUGS

I must say the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set from Stampin Up…just might be my favorite SU set ever!

It’s my go to set…that is for sure!

I saw this cool sample over on Pinterest from the UBER talented

Amy White

Her card was my inspiration!!! I linked up her blog for you, so go have a looksie!

I am going to be doing more and more blog sharing of all the talented people

out there in blogland that inspire me and keep me motivated in this wonderful craft!

Who knows….YOU could be next!

I think it’s such a compliment to someone if you CASE their work….don’t you agree? 

Thankful Summer flowers

I loved this panel so much that I thought it would be fun to create more then one!

Some details:

The banner die cut and the sentiment is from Verve.

All the ink is also Stampin UP along with the scalloped punch.

I drew the vase myself and I think the rest is self explanatory.

Now head on over to JUST US GIRLS and see what the rest of my

talented teammates have done with this sketch!

JUGs blog

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Happy Weekend,

Nanc’