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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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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi, I am back again today for a second post as I wanted to take part in Amy’s Spring/ Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that started today! The amount of work that she puts into these events is unbelievable! You must check out all the amazing sponsors and prizes she has too. Way to go Amy Tsuruta!

I chose to use one of my favorite sets from the Greetery for this card. The greeting is from Gina K Designs. I used a few other things from my bits and boxes for some accents. I just love the spoon done in mirrored paper.

I hope to be back with another card or two before the deadline!

In other news…Hubby got his first COVID shot today! Woohooo!!! We were back home in about an hour. What a well run site!!! We arrived at 11 and he had his shot by 11:08. The drive was 25 minutes. Take care, 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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Love You!

Hello, Happy New Year!! I hope this post finds you healthy and happy. My son, daughter in law, and grand kitty are on their way back to California as I type, and the house is yet again empty. Boohoo! It takes Dave and I a few days to go through our emotions and the letdown but will get there. What choice do we have right? LOL Trying to be thankful for the time we had together not what we are missing or what could be.

Are you as ready as I am for 2021 to begin! All I can say is good riddance 2020! I know things aren’t magically going to get better overnight but we have to have faith that some part of this year will be salvaged and life might return to somewhat normal. I am not sure we will ever go back to 100% the way things were pre-Covid but maybe that is a good thing. Thoughts? Is there anything about staying home and limiting social interaction that you have enjoyed? I think this would make a great conversation. I am up for it if you are!

Now, speaking of New Year! Do you do Resolutions? A few years ago I did manage to give up my one Coke-a-day vice and I haven’t even had one since. Go me!! So I guess some matter of success over the last few decades or so is better than none. LOL I usually don’t do a very good job sticking with these types of things. So, what I do NOW is, I come up with a WORD for the year to live by and to perhaps challenge me. My word this year is going to be…

pro·duc·tive : achieving or producing a significant amount or result.

This can pertain to every aspect of my life. When I was thinking about what I wanted my word to be I kept thinking about all the time I tend to waste in my day and how many things that I want to do especially now that I am retired. I want to travel more, golf more, bake more, craft more, read more, socialize more ( after Covid of course) and the list goes on and on. I don’t know about you but since retirement, I tend to waste the first few hours of the day right after I wake, and that has got to change! Hubby is in complete agreement with this idea so that is going to push me too!

This post was a tad longer than I expected so if you stuck with me….thank you so much!

Now, It is time for our next Hues of colors over at Color Hues! Woohoo!

As you can see the colors this time around are Red and Grey, and my mind went right to Valentine’s Day when I saw Lindsey’s selection. However, my card wouldn’t necessarily have to be for V’Day it could be for any time you want to tell a friend how much you care about them.

Card Details: Heart Die is from Simon Says Stamps, the Love You is from SU, the sweet friend is Gina K. Designs.

Please come on by Color Hues and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team and our guest Julie! We would love to have you join us too! And once again Happy New Year to all of you! Nanc’


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Sweet Friend

Hello, How did December get here so quickly? Are you ready for the Holidays yet? Is your tree up? We have our tree up, Christmas cards just need to be addressed, and we are nearly done shopping… so all in all doing pretty well. It is time for another great color combo over at Color Hues. The colors we have for you are Blue and Magenta. We also have a new guest with us over at Color Hues. I would like to take a minute and welcome Vikki We are happy to have you along with us Vikki! 

I want to share with you the card that I CASED. 

Here are my card details: flower image- Stampin Up, greeting-Gina K, Colored pencils, pennant die is from Verve, the heart, hello, and the scalloped die are MFT, the embossing folder is from SU.

Hope to see you in our gallery at Color Hues, the team did another amazing job! Take care, Nanc’


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Just Breathe

Hello, I had some time today in between baking and prepping for Thanksgiving to get inky so I went in search of a challenge to join in on.  I found the Inkspirational Challenge and they want us to just Frame It. This card was fun and quick to put together.

Card Details: The Peony stencil is from SSS, the flowers are from SU, and the greeting is from SU.

I am not sure if I will be stamping and or posting anything tomorrow or not so I would like to take a moment and wish all my U.S. friends a Happy Thanksgiving!    I am grateful for ALL of you! 

Hugs, Nanc’


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You Color My World

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for Color Week at Just Us Girls. This card was pretty quick and fun to throw together. I started off by taking my Alcohol Inks and just throwing the colors down with not much thought as I knew I was going to turn them into flowers anyway. Next, I used an Altenew floral in the background that was heat embossed in white. The sentiment is also embossed and it’s from your Next Stamp.  The flowers are from Stampin Up. The leaves are also a SU punch.  My colors came out a little more pastel than they really are but I took the photo in the sun. The weather has been truly fabulous here! 

Hope to see you over at Just Us Girls! Nanc’