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Feel Better Soon!

Hello Friends,  It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and I only had a bit of time to whip something up for this challenge.  I didn’t have any watermelon stamps or card stock so I decided to base my card on the colors and clouds instead.  I can’t say I love it, but we can’t love them all can we? I wanted a soft background to mimic the sky in the photo and the green is the rind of the watermelon.  I then decided to throw some water on the Oxide inks as well.  I think I got a little heavy with my drops. LOL

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see what my teammates and guest Aileen have done! We would love to have you!  Nanc’

Supplies: Sun and Clouds-Lawn Fawn, Stitched label-MFT, Sentiment-SU, and Oxide Inks


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Paper Players Color Challenge

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pp321Hello Friends,  As soon as I saw this color combo over at The Paper Players this week I knew I had to find sometime to play along. I managed to squeeze in sometime on Sunday night. At first glance at these colors, your mind might go directly to Christmas, I on the other hand needed a thinking of you card for someone special so I pulled out one of my ALL time FAVORITE stamps (from Northwood Stamp Company) and started coloring. I used both Copics and Prisma Colored pencils to color this awesome stamp.  I had to mix both mediums as my amount of Copics is really limited (10), plus I am still a newbie and need a lot more practice. I love the effect of cutting out a shaped panel on a very large stamp…I think it really kicks it up a notch.

Hope you have a terrific day and I will be back on Thursday with STB!  Hugs,  Nanc’


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The Flower Challenge!

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Hello Friends,  I had a chance to play in my studio today since school was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. We have had no problems on the West Coast of Florida and I am hoping for the same results on the East Coast, although I know a great deal of people are without power. I pray that is all they have to deal with! There is a new Challenge blog that has started called The Flower Challenge and I have been itching to play along! I don’t know about you, but I think it was a fantastic idea! We all have our fair share of flower stamps lying around…don’t we?   Way to go Aileen and all involved, I wish you HUGE success!  I got out the ever so popular Beautiful Day set by Altenew and went to work.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on my SU eggplant cardstock and then white heat embossed the outline of the same flowers after that.  I realized after the embossing powder dried that I had tons of white flecks all over the place….That ALWAYS happens to me! UGH!  So I thought, why not embrace the mistake and add more white flecks myself! I actually do this with diluted white paint.  I love how it turned out.  Then I got this brilliant idea to cut out multiple panels using my MFT rectangle dies, from greatest to smallest. I then decided to lift some of the panels and recede some of them.  I LOVE the effect!  I also like the wonky lay out!  I just noticed a couple of my leaves look a bit doubled in the photo, but I kinda like em that way! I used my Misti and the paper must have shifted a bit. The sentiment is from Verve!  Well, why not come on over to The Flower Challenge and play along…you have lots of time!  Thanks for your visit, they mean the world to me!  Nanc’


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Color Week with a Sketch

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Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 12.59.43 PMHello Friends,  It’s the last week of summer break and it’s raining outside…..what!  Oh well, I decided to make the best of it and go to my studio and make this week’s card for Just Us Girls. It’s color week and the colors are Red, White, and Grey.  I must say I am not in love with this card.  I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something different when I came across the sketch below.  I don’t do well with tons of white space, right about now, I think my comfort zone is just fine. LOL

I am also linking this card up over at CAS(E) this Sketch, which is where all my inspiration began. However, my sentiment is not quite where it was suppose to be but I hope it will be okay!   Card details:  The stencil is from Heidi Swapp, the leaves and the cool double scallop die is from Verve, and the sentiment is SU.

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I hope you have a terrific day and please come by and join us at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Word Week at JUGS!

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Hello Crafting Peeps,

Today over at Just Us Girls we are happy to announce we have

A NEW MONTHLY CHALLENGE LINE-UP

We thought it was time to shake things up just a little bit!

Don’t you worry we are still going strong, we are one of the longest running challenge

blogs out there in blog land!  I sure love my JUG HEADS!

Okay, TRENDS seem to be one of the new crazes in Card making and we thought it

would be fun to also try WORD week as well.  That one leaves creativity wide open!

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Speaking of WORD week…that is what we are starting with today!

Maria is our Hostess and she loves Owls…but remember you can

use Any type of bird!  Let your creativity go!!!

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The rest of the JUGS team along with our NEW July Guest DesignerRebekka Reed

 have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls

blog and check out what they’ve created. Simply create a card using the sketch and link it

up to the JUGS blog for a chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.

Remember, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Hope to see you there!

Nanc’

Some card details:

My card kinda speaks for itself.  This was the first time I have ever used my SU-Owl punch… YEAH!!

The tree I drew by hand and cut it out.  The leaves were made with the SU- Blossom punch.

The sentiment is from Verve!

Until next time!

Craft On!

 

 

 

 


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Feel Better Soon

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Hi Friends,

Vicki is hosting this week over at Just Us Girls!

Happy Belated Birthday Vicki!!!

Hope you had a great birthday!  

She has a wonderful Inspiration Photo for us this week!

Pink, black, and white is my all time favorite color combo.

Of course…you may have figured that out already because my last 

three cards have ALL been in that color family this week….LOL!

Please come on over to JUGS and check out what my fabulous team has done!

While your there you can check out our Guest Designer Barbara as well!

My card is rather simple this week….but I love the effect of using the negative panel as well.

See you at Just Us Girls,

Nanc’


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Dynamic Duos and an Umbrella!

As soon as I saw this color combo and the “Dessert”

option I knew exactly what I was going to do!
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I decided it was time to stop re-inventing the wheel every time and to CASE myself!

I don’t know why I don’t do this more often…I need to tell myself that it’s really okay!

Here is my New card followed by the one I ” CASED”.

For the life of me…I can’t get the hot pink colors to come out correct with my photos!

You will have to trust me on this…it’s really bright pink!

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I paper pieced the umbrella and raised it up with dimensionals.

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I think I am still more in favor of the original…but that’s okay too!

Any questions on either of these…give me a shout out!

The stamps are just something I picked up cheap at Michaels.

Take care,

Nanc’


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Get Well

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Over at CAS on Sunday we have a new challenge….

Get Well Soon

Here is our sponsor for this month…

Iva Nova Chest

This is the fabulous prize that is up for grabs!

Aren’t those colors beautiful?

For my card I used mostly Stampin Up products.

I just love the Summer Silhouette Collection!

The Get Well sentiment is also SU, but I bought that separately.

The mason Jar, I just LOVE, but I don’t know who makes it,

I bought it at a privately owned stamping store!

I love it so much that It stays on my desk at arms length.

Hope your having an amazing day!

Until next time…..Scrap Your Heart…I find it feeds the soul!

Nanc’


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Sketchy at JUGS and a Color Challenge!

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Happy Weekend Friends!

It’s sketch time over at Just Us Girls and the talented

Vicki it our hostess this week.  After she posted the sketch she said,

she kept the sketch rather simple this time so we could let our creativity go!

Sometimes that is the best way to create don’t you think?

Start small and add to it!  Thanks Vicki!!!

 For my card today….. I want to give credit where credit is do.

My idea for my card came from the wonderful world of Pinterest.

Here is the lovely card that got my engine started,

along with her blog!  Her name is Lee and she is very, very talented!!!

Thanks Lee for the inspiration!!!

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I am also linking my card up to Just Add Ink where they just so happen to be using my colors this morning!!

Don’t you love when that happens!!!

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My Washi tape at the bottom has a stripe of silver in it! !!!

I sure hope you all stop by Just Us Girls and join us this week!

We love looking at all your wonderful creations and getting

inspiration from others as well!

Now it’s time to go and check out the rest of the designer’s work!

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 Have a great day!

Nanc’


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Freshly Made is having a Celebration!

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I have been a long time follower of Freshly Made Sketches and they

are celebrating their 100th Sketch this week!!!

Congrats to the FMS team past and present!!

Woohoo!!

I have a celebration of my own this week, but more about that in 

a day or so!!!  Hope I peaked your interest to come back and see what it is!

No hints either…LOL!

Anyhoo,

Today’s card has been a work in progress.  I don’t think my mojo was quite

awake this morning when I attempted for the 3rd time to finish this card,

 at least that’s the story I am sticking with!

It seemed to get better as the day progressed, I am happy to say!

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Every time I put a ready made flower on my card….I call myself a cheater. LOL

I also, realized I put my candy gems from SU in the wrong place…  :/ ugh!

Here are a few details:

DP is from Basic Grey.

Sentiment is Michaels….it’s only a part of the entire greeting.

Used MS punch to make the rest of my flowers and the scalloped border is SU.

The stems were made with my Cricut!  Love them…I use them a lot!

Lattice embossing folder is from SU.

Hope your having a great day!

Thanks for stoppin’ in!

Nanc’