Scrapper@heART

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


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Anything Goes at STB!

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STB Anything GoesHello Friends,  I am going to have to make this a super quick post today as it is my birthday today when I am writing this and hubby is taking me out to dinner.  I was short on time so I cased THIS fabulous card that I found on Pinterest!  I  started off by sponging the background, I then stamped the balloons on the card base in black.  Then I stamped them again so that I could watercolor them and pop them up for some dimension on the card base. I added some splatters of color, some stars, shadows on the balloons,the sentiment, and I was done.  I love the way it came together!  Sentiment and balloons are from Verve.

Before I go I would like to welcome the talented Monika Reeck to our team, she will be with us at Seize the Birthday for the next two months as our Surprise Party Guest!  Welcome Monika, I am so glad you are with us!  Have a great week everyone and if you have some time to be creative, I hope you will consider joining us over at STB for our Anything Goes Challenge!  Just remember it has to be a birthday project! Nanc’


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Water

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Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 2.58.55 PMHello,  It’s Word Week over at Just Us Girls and the word Sharyn has for us is Water.  I made the above card for a very dear friend and fellow design team member Judy, as it was just her birthday a little over a week ago.  The other girls and I couldn’t believe she was 70.  Age is just a number right?  I hope she loved my card as much as I loved making it for her.  I have to give credit where credit is due. Here is the terrific card I cased.  You can’t tell in my photo but the bubbles, the seahorse, and the fish all are covered in glossy accents. I so wanted to write Birthday Fishes on my sentiments but after 5 attempts with tiny alphabet stamps, it just wasn’t meant to be.  The stamps are a collage of this and that, so if you have any questions just let me know! The seahorse is a die- cut that I sponged, the background is sponges as well and the waves are a MFT die. Oh, and the fish were colored with colored pencils.

Before I go, I would like to welcome Colleen Foelker our Guest Designer to the team!  I have been fortunate enough to meet Colleen in person and she is as sweet as she is talented! Welcome Colleen, we are thrilled to have you joining us this month!

Now, please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the team has been up to this week!  Take care,   Nanc’


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Pink and Brown…

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STB ToppingsHello friends,  The summer is racing by and so are our challenges over at Seize the Birthday.  Can you believe that it’s the end of July already?  I sure can’t! And in another week I will be back at work trying to stay cool. Anyhoo, let’s change the subject and talk about our next topping option over at Seize the Birthday!  For our ” topping” this time, we have one of my favorite color combos; Pink and Brown.  I started off my morning on Pinterest as I often do, and came across this card HERE that I decided I would love to Case!  If you enjoy Pink and Brown as much as I do I hope you will consider stopping on over at STB and joining us!  This card was made with a combination of Gina K Designs stamps and Stampin Up.  Take care, Nanc’


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Wishing You a Par-fect day!

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Hello friends!  Hope this post fines you well and your weekend is off to a great start!  Today’s card is for our Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  I recently have taken up the game off golf and this photo wasn’t to difficult for me as I have the perfect stamp set to use from Gina K Designs.  If you find yourself puzzled on what to do with this Inspiration Photo, come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the entire team did along with our guest Carol, I am sure it will spark your creativity! Not all of us went with the literal golf theme!  I used Prisma colored pencils to color the image and chalk to make the sky and the grass. I used one of my favorite EF from SU (Lattice) to add texture to my golfball.

Hope you have a tee-riffic day! Nanc’


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Remembering you!

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.12.24 PMHello Friends,  Happy Weekend to you!  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and boy do we have a beautiful color combo for you!  It’s Coral, Pink and Yellow.  Let me just say it may not look great together on the graphic, but boy oh boy am I in love!  I found a card (by Laura Bassen whose work I adore) HERE that jump started my creativity but I wanted to make it my own, so I did.  I decided to put in the empty white spaces in after I divided it into thirds. I knew I wanted to use one of my favorite Verve sets Poppy Birthday along with one of the coolest techniques…emboss resist. I will be remembering this layout, and will be using it again, for that I am certain.

Here is another view of my card so that you can see that two of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals.  Please come over to Just Us Girls, check out what my teammates and Guest designer Carol has done this week, an join us!  You might even get selected as our next Chic of the Week.  Take care, Nanc’

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Bold and Bright!

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STB ToppingsHello my friends,  I hope this summer is finding you well and you aren’t melting like we are here in Florida! I can honestly say that this is one of the hottest Julys that I can remember.  Luckily for me I have an indoor hobby that I enjoy!  Poor hubby is out in his shed building me side tables for our guest room. I don’t know how he does it, but I love him for it! This card was started with my fellow STB teammate and good friend JoAnn at one of our local craft stores.  And by started, I mean the image was stamped only.  I decided not to do it at class, and brought it home to make it with my own personal touch.  The image is from     and the grass is from MFT.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir pens. I know it’s not colored like most people would color it, but I like the way it turned out. I am still learning how to blend colors. The sentiment is from Verve that I use all the time!  Please consider coming over to Seize the Birthday and joining us for or “Bold and Bright” topping this next couple of weeks….we would love to have you! Remember the topping is always and option and not required.  The DT and Surprise Party Guest Mynn did an incredible job as always!

Take care and stay cool,  Nanc’


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Birds, Bees or Butterflies!

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STB ToppingsHello Friends, Hope you are having a good day!  As this post goes live I am in Seattle and you know that makes this Momma happy! Anyhoo, It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping this time around is one I think you will really enjoy as it has a little bit of versatility.  The topping if you decide to use it is Birds, Bees or Butterflies.  As you can see in my photo I chose to use butterflies as I have a limited selection of birds and Zero bees in my stamp collections or even paper for that matter.  Remember our toppings at STB are always optional and not a requirement, so feel free to just make just a Birthday card as well.  Also, this card didn’t photograph as well as I had hoped and looks much more pleasing in person. The stamps are all from Stampin Up and that great Birthday sentiment, and banner was from some sticker packs I won at a local Scrapbook store. I covered up some of the banner flags with matching paper to make it match my card.

Have a fabulous rest of the week and please come on over to STB and see what my fabulous team and Surprise Party Guest Mynn have been up to. Take care, Nanc’


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More Coloring!

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STB Anything GoesHello Friends,  Happy Summer Vacation to me!  I hope it doesn’t go as fast as I think it will, since summer has been shortened by two weeks this year.  I will do my best to enjoy all that I am so very fortunate enough to get!  Today over at Seize the Birthday, it’s time for an Anything Goes challenge!  I was given 3 boxes of stamp supplies from a friend of mine the other day and inside one of the boxes was a brand new set of watercolored pencils that were never used.  I so enjoyed coloring my last post, so I thought I would give it another go, but this time with watercolors.  This stamp set from Crafter’s Companions was something I have had on my desk in hopes to color someday and I finally got the chance.  First, I heat embossed this adorable little elephant with white embossing powder, laid down some color with the pencil, and then came back with a very small paintbrush and water.  As you can tell by the closeup photo below, this was not an easy task. So many little details. Hubby chimed in his two cents when I was done and said,” You are just like my students, afraid to add to much color.”  I told him I wanted a pastel look, however I do wish my elephant could have been a little darker.  I went over her at least three times, but was so afraid to bring out the black.  I had a difficult time finishing up my card as my house is in disarray, especially my studio.  The windows are being replaced in the entire house, so things had to be moved. Then after the blinds and valances were taken down, the company postponed us for a week.  Grrrrrrr!  Anyhoo, the card got finished!  Not how I had envisioned, but that’s okay.  See you soon, Nanc’DSC_0060


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Sunshiny Day!

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STB ToppingsHello my friends,  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping this time around is ” Sunshine.”  Of course what is sun without a little clouds thrown in?  I may have gotten a bit carried away with my clouds…LOL.  I thought it might be fun to change it up and use some DP instead the just plain old white or grey for my clouds.  I like how it came out.  I may have heated my embossing paste a tad to long as it started to bubble, as the picture shows.  I am also linking this card up over at The Paper Players where they have a fun Tic Tac Toe theme this week.  I chose to go diagonal which was …. Yellow, Die-Cut and Paperclip. I wanted a white paperclip but couldn’t seem to get my hands on one around the house, so settled for the traditional silver with a yellow ribbon.  The stencil in from My Favorite Things, the clouds are from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is from Verve.

Before I go, I need to mention 3 things! First, I want to welcome Patti from Stationary Styles to the Seize the Birthday team!  She was a Surprise Party Guest with us the past two months and I just couldn’t let her sweet and talented self go!  Welcome Patti and I am super glad you are with us!!!  Next, I need to welcome our NEW Surprise Party Guest- Mynn Kitchen from On a Stampage to our team, she will be with us for the next two months!  Mynn is super involved in the Stampin world and I am sure you are familiar with her beautiful work, if not you are in for a huge treat!!  Welcome Myn!!  Last, but certainly not least!  Hubby and I had the wonderful opportunity this past Sunday to meet up with a fellow STB and JUGS design Team member Sharyn and her hubby for breakfast!  We had a very nice time it was just way to short, as they were taking a family trip that day with their son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids to Orlando!  Here is a couple of pics, that some of you have already seen on Facebook, but I love to document important parts of my life here on my blog as well.

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pp297Thanks for sticking with me through my long post!  Come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us, and while your there help us welcome Patti and Mynn!

 Take care, Nanc’


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Dimension at Seize the Birthday!

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I couldn’t wait any longer to get out my favorite die from Stampin Up and make another card with it.  It’s just so gosh darn pretty and the results are always wonderful.  The topping over at Seize the Birthday this week is Dimension, so as you can see by the angle of my photo the flowers are popped up with dimensionals along with the other many layers I have added too.  The cute little bow is from Paper Smooches, the background script is from Stampabilities and the sentiment is from Verve. I sure hope you will come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us!  Take care and happy creating!  Nanc’  Below is a better front view of my card.

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