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


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Watercoloring

 

Hello, I have a watercolored card for you today that goes with our next topping that I so happen have selected over at Seize the Birthday.  I used this beautiful hydrangea stamp from Gina K Designs.  The sentiment is one of my go-to stamps from Stampin Up.  As you can see I heat embossed with white powder before I got started painting.  Some splatters, sequins, and ribbon and I was done.

I need to thank our Surprise Party Guest Jo for being with us for the past 2 months.  It’s been such a joy having you with us and I look forward to having your wonderful cards in our gallery again soon.

Please come join check out the DT’s cards at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will join us, Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’

 

 

 


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Frame It

Hello, We have a fun and so easy Trend for you this week at Just Us Girls.  Ina has asked us to put a frame somewhere on our card.  It is so easy to do and always steps the design up quite a bit.  The design team did a great job along with our guest Mugdha.  I hope you will consider stopping by and joining us.

I am linking my card up over at NBUS– with Darnell as it’s the first time I have used this Sweet Camellia Flower by Gina K.

If you have no time to color, you can always try your hand at Pointillism.  It’s fun and quick and adds a different look.

Card details:  Stamps-Gina K Designs, Copics, A mix of MFT, SU, and Spellbinders frames and circles. The fancy Victorian pieces at the bottom and middle of my card were made with my Fiskars.

I hope you find joy today however you wish to spend it, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday-Altenew

Hello,  I wanted to make sure I had a chance to join the Paper Players challenge this week.  So last night I made a card using a stamp set from Altenew.  I still haven’t mastered this multi-step stamp set.  It’s not as easy as I thought it would be even with directions. LOL I will prevail someday!

I have stretched the sketch a bit now that I looked at it again, as my center panel is a bit too big. Oops!  I popped up a few of my flowers to cover the ones that looked terrible. The sentiment is from Gina K.

Today is the last day of school for me. This isn’t quite how I would have imagined the year would have ended, but this picture makes it a bit easier. It was taken with some of the kindergarten kids on the 100th day of school this year.  If you look closely the kids decorate their clothes with 100 of something to help celebrate.  The little boy in front of me has 100 plastic bugs on his shirt.  And in puff paint the mom wrote, I bugged my teacher 100 days this year. LOL  It is always such a fun day.  I sure hope next year starts and ends better than this one. I miss those faces so much!

I hope you have a creative day, Nanc’


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Heart Rainbows

Hello, I have a CASE today of a fabulous card that I fell in love with from A Paper Melody.  If you haven’t seen Melody’s work you seriously must!  I have linked her website up for you.  When I started my card I softly sponged a pink sky background. Then I gathered hearts from various stamp companies and my Catherine Pooler inks and started randomly stamping my hearts.  Then I dropped my ink pad and may have said a naughty word.  That is when I decided to forge ahead and find a pretty background paper to mount my rainbow on. I think the dotted paper worked well.  It was a happy accident as I like the way the card turned out.  If you look closely at parts of the rainbow and at the clouds they have fun foam beneath them for added depth.  I should have taken another photo to show you the depth, but the card is currently sealed in my mailbox as I type and on its way to its recipient.  The sentiments are from Gina K and the fun clouds are MFT.  I will be making more of these fun cards for sure!

I am linking this card up over at Addicted to CAS where the word is Rainbow. I am also entering this card over at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge where the word is smile.  I don’t know about you but everyone loves rainbows and they sure make me smile when I see them.  Plus my card is going to a dear friend that is away from her family right now, and going through a rough time.  I sure hope my card will make her smile.

I hope the next time it rains and you look closely at the sky, you may find a heart stamped rainbow too.  Nanc’


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Thinking of You…

Hello, Today’s card is for a challenge over at Just Add Ink-Thinking of You.  The flowers on this card are MFT. I also used a sentiment from Verve and a corner punch by Stampin Up. I thought this was kinda a fun color combo too. I am trying to use up some of my fun designer papers, lord knows I have way too much.

Thanks for paying me a visit and stay safe out there!  Nanc’

 


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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, Nanc’


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Sweet Friend Watercoloring

Hello,  I have another card using this fabulous Gerbera Daisy stamp from Simon Says Stamps.  I wanted to join in the fun over at CAS Watercolour where their challenge is Spring Flowers.  I used an oldy but goody tool from back in the day when I sold Creative Memories to make my swaying hill design.  I have no idea why I didn’t pull out my many stitched border dies. LOL. Please tell me that sometimes you all forget too what you even have in your mounds of supplies that would have made things simpler.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  In hindsight, I wish I would have left the top right flower uncolored as well.

I am also going to link this up over at Time Out Challenges as well.  They have a challenge that is inspired by words.

Thanks for paying me a visit I so appreciate it! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’

 


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Bow

Hello, Today’s card is CAS and one layer, which is very unusual for me, and it’s for the new challenge starting over at Just Us Girls.  I was hoping for a bit of sunshine outside to photograph this card but that didn’t’ work out for me. It’s been very gloomy here!  The image and Sentiment are both Gina K. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color and Oxide Inks for the shading on the floor to help ground my sweet packages. We also have a new guest with us this month. Welcome Betty Jacobsen!  We are very glad you are with us!

I am also linking my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is CAS and over at Perfectly CAS where the challenge is One Layer.

Please pop on over to Just Us Girls and join us, we would love to have you! Nanc’


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Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’