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


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Bye Bye Cancer

Hello, Today was a big day for my Hubby! It was his final day of treatment for Prostate Cancer. YAY! I guess I should say it was a big day for me too! It has been somewhat of a rocky road, as he (very unfortunately) was not the only thing the past 7 months that I had to focus on, but we got through it, and it’s time to BEGIN AGAIN! Now that hubby is allowed to ride a bike again, (restrictions from his treatment plan), those are the words (BEGIN AGAIN) he chose to put on the back of his bike. Hubby has been putting signs on his bike for the past 16 years or so. They always reflect what is going on in the world or how he is feeling about something.

Here is the inside of the card. I had a great time making this card for him and mixing stamp companies. I thought it was a fun theme with Halloween just days away too.

Card Details: Stamps- Monsters-My Next Stamp, Ghosts-Miss Ink Stamps, Sentiments were done on the computer and most were stamped with a speech bubble from SU. I used Copic and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium. I stenciled the wallpaper for inside the house with Oxide inks.

I can’t take any credit for the front of the card…I saw this idea HERE! I had a happy accident though, I messed up the left-hand side of the door and had to cover it, so I made a door jam or molding. I think it worked out well.

I am going to share this card over at Cupcake Inspirations where they have a monster Halloween-themed photo that depicts my monsters perfectly!

Thanks for letting me share my news with you!

Take care of yourself and others as life is uncertain, Nanc’


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Last of the Boos

This is my second post for the day if you are looking for Just Us Girls…scroll down!

Hello, I am wrapping up the Halloween cards with this post today, at least I think I am. You probably don’t believe me with my track record in all. LOL. I was inspired to pull my Miss Ink Ghosts out again yesterday because of the fabulous photo over at The Color Throwdown, to my defense they have pastel ghosts in the pic! What’s a girl to do but comply. Then the challenge over at Inspired By is Who’s Your Boo! See why I had to play along?

Card Details: A lot of masking and covering for this card background. Miss Inks stamps-Boo Sheet, Miss Ink stencils Cloud Hearts and MFT cloud stencil. Oxide inks and Prismas. The heart stencil in the middle of the cloud heart is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Are you still making Halloween cards or you up to your eyeballs in Thanksgiving or Christmas already?

Take care, NANC’


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Getting Into Halloween!

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I want to warn you that I have a new obsession! You are probably a bit relieved that I have put the leaves away for now. LOL However, I have a few cards with leaves that I have yet to share. What is my new obsession, you ask? These adorable new ghosts I just got from Miss Ink Stamps called BOO-Sheet! I have them linked up for you and it’s truly the cutest set with the funniest sentiments! The only thing that would be the icing on the cake is if they had die-cuts, but sadly they don’t. Although, I believe they are easy and totally worth fussy cutting! What is even kinda interesting is I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but this set just won me over! I definitely don’t like anything scary! Do you?

So far I have made three cards with hopes to make a few more before the holiday arrives. I decided to make a mini-slimline for this one. While I was purchasing the stamp set I had to get the stencil set that is called Cloud Hearts! Although I didn’t use it on this card, it is super cool too… so stay tuned! I think one of the funniest thing about this set is the iron burn you can put on the sheet. It comes with a sock too, but I didn’t use it this time! We all hate when the socks get stuck to the sheets when we pull them from the dryer. LOL

I went to Hobby Lobby the other day because hubby needed some paint, YAY! While we were there, I purchased some Black Soot Oxide ink, with hopes to darken the edges of my clouds and make more of a night time scene. Well, that turned into a hot mess and was quickly discarded in the circular file. As you can see I chickened out the second time, and didn’t have the heart to ruin these clouds.

Here is a close up so you can see my glittery stars I put in opposite corners of the card.

I am playing along with three challenges today. The TGIF Challenge where the word is Halloween and over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge I have chosen the row of Purple, Orange and Black. I have to also play along with Darnell over at NBUS, since this set is brand new to me!

Card Details: This is a mini slimline card. Boo Sheet-Miss Ink Stamps, Clouds were made with my MFT stencil. I used Oxide inks for the background. I used Nuvo glitter paste with my Tim Holtz star stencil and some Colored Pencil and or Copics to color my stamps. Lots of spatter in white, purple and black. I have glossy accents on the pumpkin and the lollipop.

I sure appreciate you coming by! Take care and Happy Creating! Nanc’


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Spooky

Hello, Over at The Paper Players and being it’s the beginning of October the theme we have for you today is Spooky.

I have close to zero Halloween stamps so I actually “had” to purchase something for this challenge. LOL I grabbed the only thing I could find when I was at a local store a few weeks ago. The set is not my style, but I did have fun creating this card.

I am also linking up over at Festive Friday where you have to pick at least three from their challenge list. I chose- Circle, Green, and Tree.

I was also introduced to a challenge that I had not heard of before. It’s Halloween all year long. Wait till you hear the title….Two Old bat’s Challenge! LOL Darlene was nice enough to message me about it so I decided to play along. You can use the mood board or you can just make a Halloween project. Thanks Darlene for the message! You are crazy busy!

Card Details: Stamp set is from Tim Holtz and I sponged the moon. I also used some white pencil to see if I could cast shadows on the trees. My favorite part is the sentiment. The stars are sponged with white paint.

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

Come get your Spook on at The Paper Players! Nanc’


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Halloween

Hello, did you know it’s World Card Making Day today? I hope you have something fun planned! I will definitely be making cards that is for sure! What better excuse do I need?

Now, over at Just Us Girls the lovely Carol is our hostess and she has chosen the word Halloween for us. I have close to zero Halloween stamps that I actually liked so I purchased something for this challenge. I grabbed the only thing I could find when I was at a local store a few weeks ago. The set is not my style, but I did have fun creating this card. It is good to get pushed out of our comfort zone now and again. Now I am looking at ghosts set left and right online and I can’t decide which one to buy. If I don’t do it soon…Halloween will be over. LOL

I will also be linking my card up over at a new challenge called Four Seasons where the mood board is all things Fall and Halloween. You should check it out!

Card Details: Stamp set is from Tim Holtz. The DSP I have had for eons and it worked perfectly.

Come check out the rest of the team’s cards and our brand new guest Nora’s card! They will certainly get you in the Halloween mood. Welcome Nora!!

Take care, Nanc’


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Anything but a Card

 

Hello,  I know Halloween has passed, but I knew what I created last month for my Stampin Up ladies would work perfectly for this week’s challenge at Just Us Girls. I made 25 of these to hand out after club where I was the hostess.  I found this idea over on Pinterest.

Here are a few details:  The hair was made with MFT-grass, I used punches for all my circles, a little ink distressing, corner rounding and ribbon and I was done.

Come check out all the amazing projects this week at JUGS!

Nanc’

 


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Die Cut Crazy Magazine….

EEKKKK….That is me pinching myself when Stephanie the Fabulous Editor of Die Cut Crazy Magazine

told me she wanted to put my card as the focal point on the Cover of this Month’s release!

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Thanks Stephanie!  YOU ARE TRULY the BEST!!!

Here is another photo of my card and pizza box that I made to go along with this release.

This month’s magazine is loaded with great FALL ideas along with loads of Inspiration from all of our contributors!

I also have a quick tutorial in the magazine of how to make a basic pizza box for an occasion!

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Here is a link that will take you to the Die Cut Crazy Blog where you can get all the details.

And here is a link to the actual App Store where you can purchase the Digital Magazine for

a minimum cost.  If you don’t have an iphone or iPad we also have it in PDF form.

Thanks for everything Stephanie Shock!

I have ben fortunate enough to be with DCC since it’s first issue

and I am so grateful!

And thanks my blogging friends for letting me share my JOY with you!

Happy Friday,

Nanc’


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Trick or Treat

Hope you had a great weekend!  Here is my final Halloween Card for this Halloween Season.

 I colored this image a while ago and stumbled upon it the other day and took some time this afternoon to finish her off.

 I will be entering her into the Color Challenge over at the ColourQ and also at The Friday Mashup where they asked us to make a project with a witch.

The paper is mostly CM with a little GKD.

Stamped images I got from a friend.

Colored her with Prisma Colored pencils.

Added some buttons for detail along with some pop dots!

Have a great start to your work week and thanks for stopping in,


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Happy Halloween…

Halloween is close at hand and the kids at school are getting excited, so as the saying goes….” If you can’t beat ’em you might as well join ’em!

This week the Dynamic Duos have chosen Orange and Black as there 2 color choices along with using a Diecut as an added Dessert!

 I combined that challenge with a great sketch over at Freshly Made and this is what I came up with!

I got to use my new Spellbinders that I got yesterday!!!  It’s called Picot Edge and I have been wanted some kind of Circle Diecut for quite sometime now!  So thrilled!

The paper is a mixture of  SU,CM, along with Stamp TV Cardstock.  I also used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder for some added texture!

Thanks so much for the visit!

Have a great week!


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Haunted Hop

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER BLOG HOP!

“Haunted Hop”

Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our September blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating HALLOWEEN this month! Halloween was always such a fun holiday growing up! I remember the excitement building and then the fun school Halloween parties to the furious finale….trick or treating!  Join us on our haunting hop!  Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted that is his/her representation of what HALLOWEEN means to them.

OUR BLOG HOP SPONSOR!

Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Also, SOME of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!

Here is my Card for this HOP!

It’s a type of Tri-fold card just like my last Halloween card from a few days ago!

Love the close up of the pumpkin!

I took my little letter stamps and stamped them on cardstock in a up and down pattern…

then took a ruler and a black pen and added the outline to define the sign so I could cut it out. Hope that makes sense!

Some details:  The cardstock and DP is mostly Creative Memories, the Happy Halloween I made with some letter stamps I have had for a long time.

Used my Scallop Nestabilities from GKD… add some MS punch leaves and some twine and some black ink for added effects and there you have it!

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!

The rules are simple:

  1. Leave a comment on my blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)!  In addition, I am giving away some BONUS BLOG CANDY!
  2. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully.  Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop.
  3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, September 24, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

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Please Subscribe to my Blog and leave a comment to be eligible to win blog candy!

What am I giving away you might ask?

 To keep up with the Halloween theme “Trick Or Treat” I thought it might be kinda fun to have it be a surprise… I promise I won’t disappoint you!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now, go to my high school friend Nancy’s Blog to keep on hoppin!

The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows in case you get lost!

Sean Fetterman http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com/
Regina Hardy http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com/
Zenita Smith http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
Lori McAree http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com
Angela Bonnano http://Oklahomacricuteer.blogspot.com
Patti Gilliam http://www.cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/
Michele Smith http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com
Jennifer Restivo http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Nancy Leppek http://scrapperatheart.com
Nancy Mullins http://safetydogproductions.blogspot.com
Madeleen Field http://madeleenscraftcorner.blogspot.co.nz/
Roxie Nitti http://roxiesstampingroom.blogspot.com
Linda Brace Drozd http://www.ladiesandthestamp.blogspot.com/