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


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Wild Card- Stripes

Hi,  We have a great and easy Wild Card Challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Stripes! I decided to get out some washi tape that I never use and try to make an interesting background with my Oxide Inks.  I absolutely love the way it came out.  I made this card about a month or so ago and recently have seen a lot of other card makers doing this technique too.  It is so easy and a lot of fun! I highly suggest you give it a try! Be careful, as I had a bit of a bleed in the bottom right of my base. These feathers are a new purchase for me, they came in my very first Papertrey Ink order. I know, can you believe it??  I really love them a lot! I cut out multiple feathers and stacked them up to give the card a lot of dimension.

Please stop by Just Us Girls and check out the teams amazing cards as well! I would also like to thank Julia for being such a wonderful guest this month.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Great Ideas…

I couldn’t agree more with my sentiment on today’s card.  However, I did manage to give up my 1 Coke a day habit in May, but I don’t dare even try to give up my coffee kick.  I think no Coke may be one of the reasons I’m down 14 pounds since the beginning of summer. Just so you know, I am rather slender person and really didn’t need to drop that much. You didn’t stop by here to listen to my quick diet secrets, you are here to check out this weeks card for Just Us Girls.  This card was made with a little bit of everything….mostly Verve, some fun DP, and some MFT.  This card was so fun to throw together, and it was a great distraction from life too!

This is our last week with our fabulous guest Ros Crawford over at JUGS.  Ros, we have really enjoyed all your terrific cards and sure hope you will join us again when you have the time.

Time for more coffee before the day begins,  Nanc’


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Great ideas start with…

Want to sneak in a post really quick before I hit the hay.  I have been eyeing this great color combo over at The Color Throwdown this week and I finally snuck in a few minutes today while it was raining to play along.  I got out one of my all time favorite stamp sets from Verve called Coffee and its matching die too. I am in LOVE with the shape of this coffee mug! It super whimsical and cute at that same time.  I loved it so much, I decided to make my own background paper too. The coffee cup stamp doesn’t come with the heart, but I thought it worked really well, so I added it.

Thanks for always making my day with your visits and lovely comments. It sure makes me smile! Nanc’


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Some people….

Hello Friends, Over at Just Us Girls Judy has chosen a fabulous photo for us/you to be inspired by! As soon as I saw this picture I knew exactly what DP I was going to be using! I also got out some of my favorite Verve stamps and dies to get my creative juices flowing. This card is very simple, but I like the way it came together.

Please go over and check out what the rest of the team did over at Just Us Girls and I hope you get inspired to join us!

Take care, Nanc’


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Ink Blending!

 


Hello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and the Trend I picked out for you this week is Ink Blending.  It’s a trend that has been around for quite sometime now and I believe will not be going away any time soon. Especially with the new Oxide Inks which I have used here.  Please come on over and check out what my fabulous team has done along with our guest Aileen Ryan!

Have an awesome day! Nanc’

*Supplies- Sun die is Lawn Fawn, Sentiment is Raspberry Suite, fun sun bursts are Verve, Rectangle dies are MFT, circle die is SU, Oxide inks and Embossing powder.


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Hello!


Hello Friends, We have the PERFECT photo for you this week at Just Us Girls!  It spoke to me as I am smack dab in the middle of my Summer Vacation from school. This card didn’t end up as I planned it in my head but it will do.  Don’t you just love those little flip flops?  They are from Impression Obsession. The beach ball, sunglasses and bag are from MFT. The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels and the Sun die is from Lawn Fawn.

I would also like to thank our Guest for being with us this month!  Estelle…I hope to see you back in the gallery from time to time we do enjoy your work!

Please join us this week at JUGS and show us what summer vacation means to you! Take care, Nanc’


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Fabulous….

Hello Friends,  It’s another Saturday and time for our next Just Us Girls challenge.  It’s trend week and Sue has asked us to make a background using any type of inks we might own.  I used mostly Stampin Up products to make my background, as I am not fortunate enough to have any of Tim Holtz new Oxide inks!   Some day!  Anyhoo, I started off with a piece of watercolored paper and sponged some soft colors together. Then I took a circle stencil and some shimmery silver ink (which you can’t see in the photo very well) and added my smaller circles. There are also faint white circles in the background as well! The sentiment is also from SU and the paintbrush is from Paper Smooches.  It was all framed in nicely with the negative from my scalloped MFT rectangles.

Please join us over at JUGS this week, I would really love that!

Thanks for stopping by…it means the world to me!

Nanc’


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You’re My Cup of Tea!

Hello Friends,  What a glorious week we have had weather wise for Spring Break!  It has been simply Amazing…the weather and the time off!  Everyday, hubby and I have done something out of the ordinary and special so it’s made for a great week!  It all started last weekend when we went down to Naples for a couple of days.  My good friend and fellow DT member at STB- Barbara Campbell and her hubby spend their winters here in Florida, and Barb (my Birthday sister) and I make it a yearly tradition to see one another.  This year we ended are fabulous day of breakfast and craft shopping with a fantastic dinner, where we included our Hubbies too!  We all hit it off so well and had a terrific time!  Barb’s hubby Tom is as sweet as he can be, just like her!  Can’t wait till next year when we get to do it again. Here is a pic of all of us together.

Now a bit about my card! Over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week and that is where the inspiration for my card came to be.  The stamps are all from Verve except for the script background.  I found a piece of that butterfly paper and thought it worked out well. I fussy cut my tea pot, then tried to cut out a butterfly to put on the tea pot, but it just didn’t look right, so I went with a flower instead.

I am also going to be linking up my card over at the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The have over 60 sponsors! Yes I said 60+!  BTW you are allowed to link up TEA and Hot Cocoa cards too! You have to go and check it out!

Thanks for coming by and checkin on me!  I am off to Pre-season B-Ball game this afternoon.  Better go lather up in sun screen! HUGS! Nanc’


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HUGS!

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screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-7-47-03-pmHello Friends,  It’s Saturday and time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls.  Bobby is our hostess and she has asked us to incorporate Metallics on our cards and or projects.  I didn’t use as much metallics on my card as the rest of the team did, but I did use a glossy gold card stock to cut out my HUGS!  The heart that little pooh has on his chest was punched from the same paper, but it doesn’t show up well in the photo. Isn’t Mr. Pooh Bear super cute?  I saw him over at Pinterest of course and fell smitten for him right away.  I made him using a few different SU punches.  I used the owl punch and the build a blossom punch.  The arms I had to free hand. I gave him some rosy cheeks with colored pencil. The hugs die is from Lawn Fawn.

So break out your metallic papers, or maybe some embossing powder, or even some gold or silver Stickles and join us! Who knows, you might even be chosen as our Chic of the Week.  Hope to see you in our gallery!  Nanc’


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Bring on Fall!

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screen-shot-2016-08-12-at-6-25-13-pmHello Friends,  Don’t know about you, but I am ready for some cooler temps!  The heat is intense and I don’t ever remember it bothering me as much as it is has this year.  So I am hoping today’s Inspiration Photo over at Just Us Girls will help persuade fall to show it’s face in Florida.  Wishful thinking I know, but a girl has gotta try.  This card was put together with a little bit of stamps from here and there.  The pumpkin is something I picked up at Michaels, the little leaves and sentiment are from MFT (a PI set called Thankful Friend), and the large leaves are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day set.  Of course I had to use my favorite MFT stitched rectangles too!

I would also like to say thank you to Kathy Schweinfurth for being such an awesome Guest Designer with us this month!  You are truly very talented Kathy and hope to see more of your work in our gallery soon.

ModSquadLogoI am also linking my card up to the Mod Squad challenge where they have asked us to use splats (big or little) on our project.  I love doing the splatter technique…it adds so much to a card with so little effort!

Hope you will consider joining us at JUGS this week.  Take care,  Nanc’