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


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New Stencil

Hello, Today’s card is for the CAS Stencil Challenge where they want us to use a New Stencil on our card!  I have had this GIna K stencil called Lovely Lace for quite some time and was thrilled to break the seal and put it to use. I also have a new Oxide Ink I have been itching to use.  The color is called Seedless Preserves.  Not sure the picture shows that well, but I have a double-layered butterfly with the top piece being made with patterned vellum. The butterfly is from Saavy and the sentiment is Scrapbook.com.

I will be making more of these quick and simple cards for sure!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a very creative day!   Nanc’


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Anything Goes @ JUGS!

 

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your day!

We have a new challenge starting over at Just Us Girls and Vicki is hosting and it’s Anything Goes!  We have an added bonus this time around!  We are extending our challenge for the entire month so you can enjoy the Holidays with your family and maybe squeeze in some time to join us too!

For my card! This image is not my own but something I stamped while visiting my friend Barb this past summer. I really do love it and I do believe it’s from Gina K.  I did some Copic coloring, and not sure if you can tell but the red paper is embossed with large circles too. Some small pearls finished it off nicely.

As the front of my card states, I am Wishing you…..A Very Merry Christmas.  Nanc’

 


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Touch of Red

I am so in love with the topping we have starting today over at Seize the Birthday! Glenda came up with this idea and now I think we should try it in every color of the rainbow!  Thanks Glenda! I wish you could see this card in real life, it has Wink of Stella on the flowers and is really pretty!

I am also linking this card up over at The Flower Challenge as their challenge is Spots or Stripes. This challenge inspired me a lot for this card!  I made a design similar to this one a few months back and thought it would work perfectly for this challenge.

Here are a few card details! Flowers-Stamplorations, the vase is Gina K., the stripes were made with a stencil and Oxide ink and a black pen for outline, Sentiment is Verve, the grey paper is embossed using a circle embossing folder from SU, flowers were colored with Prisma and Copics, you can’s see it but I have Wink of Stella on the flowers too, the rectangle dies are both MFT.

I sure hope you pop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the amazing cards from my DT and guest Annie!  Speaking of Annie, I would like to thank you for being such an Amazing guest the past three months your cards have been fabulous and I know our followers enjoyed them too! I so look forward to having you being back in our gallery when you have the time. HEART HUGS!  Nanc’


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Happy Birthday @ STB

Over at Seize the Birthday, we have a new topping starting today.  JoAnn has picked Off the Edge this time around and you can interpret that in many ways. For example, your design can be off the edge of your card, or your top mat, or you can stamp an image so that only part is showing and part of it is cut off like I have done above.  We have some amazing cards over at STB that are sure to inspire you with an idea of your own. Come join us!

Here are my card details: Hydrangea is from Gina K., the sentiment is from Scrapbook.com, the rectangle frame is MFT, the enamel dots are from SU, colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Go create an amazing day, Nanc’


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Candles

Hello, Today’s card is for the new topping over at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time around is Candles, chosen by Shirley.  I had so much fun breaking out my laminator and my Gina K. Foil-Mates to make this card. You may not be able to tell in the photo but the background is foiled in Turquoise Sea and the candles are in Passionate Pink. The sentiment is from Verve and one of my favorite sets. The heart border is a Martha Stewart Punch.  The candles are from Elizabeth Craft Designs, one of my all time favorite purchases. I also have a lot of dimensionals used on this card as well.

Please come by and join us! Nanc’

 

 


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Geometric Shapes

 

We have a fun topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday! Tae Eun wants us to use Geometric Shapes on our cards and or projects. I made a card for this challenge a few days earlier and I wasn’t happy with it.  I decided to try again and I am so glad I did.

Card Info:  The dies are frantic stamper square tangled frames. The stamp is Gina K-Vertical Greetings and things.  Colored with Copics.

Hope you will head on over to STB and check out the teams work and play along! Nanc’


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Watercoloring-Happy Birthday

Hello,  Yesterday, I said goodbye to a friend of mine that passed away much too young. Carol was a fellow card maker and a Middle School Science teacher too. Hubby was a coworker of hers for many years. Hubby and I attended the funeral together. It was quaint and absolutely heartfelt, and let’s just say perfect. She would have loved it. I could feel her smiling down from above as the songs were sung.  As I was making my card today, I couldn’t help but think of Carol and her family.  I will miss my friend, our talks in the car on the way to our monthly card club, and our luncheons or dinners we often shared together. I will miss her yes, but am also very thankful she is no longer suffering.  She fought a hard battle for the last three years and never got to enjoy her retirement. Cancer Sucks!

As I began today, I had these two challenges in mind; CAS Watercolour Challenge and The Flower Challenge. Over at CAS they asked us to use the Color Wheel.  We were to select two color hues at opposite ends of the color wheel. As you can see above, I chose red and green. Over at The Flower Challenge, it’s still Anything Goes.

I can’t take credit for this layout, I was truly inspired by this stunning card by Debbie Olson. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have stopped by and stared at it.

Hugs, Nanc’

Card Details: Water-coloring and heat embossing, Gina K-Sweet Cameilla stamp set, and Verve’s Sentiment.


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My Favorite Fall Leaves


Second Post of the Day! Both for Freshly Made Sketches!

Since it was the first day of Fall on the Starbucks calendar that is, I went and got myself the first Pumpkin Latte of the season yesterday. YUM!!  When I got back, I decided why not make a fall birthday card using my all-time favorite leaf dies from SU. I did the watercolor smooshing technique for my fall leaves. The background is a script SU embossing folder that I put ink on with a sponge dauber after I embossed it.  I wanted more of a worn look. The victorian scalloped border and outline of the leaves were made with gold paper that doesn’t pick up well in the photo. The sentiment is from Gina K. The larger white rectangle also has the EF script on it but doesn’t show up in the photo either. I last decided to cover the stems of my leaves with the sentiment panel…it almost looks like a pocket.

Linking up again with Freshly Made Sketches! 

Here in Florida we are patiently waiting for Dorian to make the projected right turn.  I pray he spares all of the U.S.

Take care,  Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day

 

Hello,  Today’s card was first inspired by the Monthly Mix over at Gina K. Designs.  The talented Karen Hightower has asked us to use Coral (or Orange) as the dominant color on our card and or project. I don’t make a lot of cards in orange, so this intrigued me right away, not to mention her own card was fabulous and so inspiring too. I am also going to link my card up over at the Rainbow Card Challenge (a new challenge site that I stumbled upon) where they have the same color this month.

Here is a bit of info on my card. The background butterfly stamps, vase and flowers are from Gina K. Designs, the rectangle dies are SU, and the sentiment is from Verve.  The images where embossed with white embossing powder, and I water colored my vase and flowers.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 


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Friend!

Hello,  I back from Vacation and I am happy to be hosting this week at Just Us Girls. I have this beautiful floral picture to the left for your inspiration!  It’s also our last week for our Guest Julia.  Thanks for being with us Julia!  Your cards have been really wonderful and it’s been a joy having you with us!

This card was made with all different brands…. MFT, SU, Gina K, and Spellbinders. If you have any questions…let me know.

Before I go I would like to add a few pics of my travels out west this summer.  I was so very fortunate to meet up with two blogging friends once again.  Hubby and I were blessed to stay with my good friend and (fellow STB DT member ) Colleen and her husband Scott out in Oregon. They were such gracious hosts and we enjoyed our time with them immensely!!! I felt as if I was staying at a five star bed and breakfast.

After that, I also spent the entire day with another blogging friend that I have met once before, thanks to Colleen, her name is Linda!  She lives on the outskirts of Seattle and also has such a beautiful home!! The guys dropped me off at her place while they spent the day golfing. We went shopping at Impress, had a fabulous lunch, and talked for hours in her beautiful home. It was so comfortable, it was as if we had been friends for life!

Let me just say, that this community of stampers has really brought so much joy to my life. I am so thankful for these two ladies and many others that I have met, and hope to meet many more in the years to come!  Heart Hugs, Nanc’