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Cupcakes

Hi, Today’s card is for the fun color combo over at My Favorite Things. I have had these cute little cupcakes for quite some time and decided it was past time to get them broken in.  This card ended up quite different than where it began.  I decided I wanted to make my own watercolored background, but after many tries, I couldn’t get the layout to jive with the full piece that I created.  However, I loved parts of it so that is why I ended with just a circle. I think the cupcakes look yummy especially the marbled icing. The sentiments are from Verve and the Ric Rac die is MFT along with the Wonky Rectangle. The circle and square die is SU and the scalloped circle is Spellbinders.

I am going to link up over at Darnell’s NBUS! 

I hope you have a very happy day! Nanc’


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Red, White and Blue

We have a perfect color combo for this time of the year over at Seize the Birthday! JoAnn has selected Red, White, and Blue for us! We also have a new Surprise Party Guest joining us.  It’s Jen W. and I have linked up her blog Here!  I am just tickled she is with us for the next two months.

As for today’s card.  This image is one of those block stamps that you have had forever and you just love every time you use it. I colored it with some Prismas. The sentiment is from Verve. The cute heart border is a punch from Martha Stewart.

You have to come on over to the STB blog and check out the DT’s cards.  They are so fabulous and no two are alike.

Take care, Nanc’


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All Eyes on You…

I have a quick card for you today that goes with the sketch this week at The Paper Players.  I will also be joining Darnell over at NBUS as it is the first time I inked up these cute little monsters from Your Next Stamp. I used Prismas today as my medium of choice. As you can see I am still working on using up some Designer Paper too.

Thanks for popping in, HUGS Nanc’

 

 


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Sunset at JUGS

We have a gorgeous picture for your inspiration at Just Us Girls today. I can attest that our sunsets have been pretty magnificent as of late and starting next week they are supposed to be getting even more intense due to the Saharan Dust Plume that is headed towards the US.  We shall see if they look as good as they predict. This photo couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

I did a quick watercolor background on my card and the silhouette palm tree is from MFT.

I hope you will be inspired to come over to JUGS and check out what the team did with this picture and while you are there join us. Before I go I would like to thank Mugdha for being with us this month.  We really enjoyed your creativity and amazing cards and hope you will come back again soon.

I am also linking my card up over at TGIF Challenge where they have a summer vibe challenge going on.  Nothing screams summer to me than gorgeous sunsets.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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More Fun Backgrounds!

How about some Summer Fun to start the day? This cute little penguin doesn’t care that there is a world crisis going on, he is ready for some summer fun. I am playing along with the colors over at The Color Throwdown. I want to say that this card looks even better in person. I can’t seem to photograph these cute black penguins without them looking bald. LOL Trust me when I say the light spots of his skin look far better in person than they reveal on camera.

I did another Jennifer McGuire background masking technique for my card.  I love how it came out. If you didn’t see her video I have linked it up again for you here.

As for details on my card.  I wanted to show you that the blue circle isn’t laying on top of the pink waves and in fact one smooth piece of card stock, so I have a close-up photo for you below.  All the stamps are from MFT along with the Splash stencil.  The wave stencil I believe is from Mayco but not 100% sure. I should always remember to write on the stencil when removing it from the packaging.  I used a mix of Copics, Oxide Inks, and Prismas as my mediums of choice.

Your visits really do help with this stay at home life that we find ourselves in.  Hubby and I are trying to do our part so we can get back to life someday.

I am off to go make some more cards! What else do you do when it’s 90+ degrees outside! Nanc’


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Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello,  I really like the trio of colors over at The Color Throwdown this week and so glad I had some time to play along. I have been wanting to try a technique that intrigued me by Jennifer McGuire and I have linked up the video for you here I have done one of the techniques out of the 6 that are included in this video but I have plans to go back and try a few more.  The first thing I had to do is make myself a heart stencil using some acetate. Next, it was time to ink up my card base.  However, I messed up as I started in the wrong spot and didn’t get my darkest heart in the middle of my card.  I decided to try again and was much happier with the results of the second card.  Then I went back and lined my stencil back up on the first card and managed to fix my error. So that is why there are two dark hearts instead of one on the card below.  As the saying goes…waste not, want not. I am not one to give up on a card very easily.

Card Details: Sentiment is from Wplus9, florals and leaves are MFT, and some gold sequins too.

I hope your day is off to a good start, Nanc’


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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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Sunshine and Rainbows

Hello, I hope this post finds you well.  Today’s card is for Sunshine and Rainbows over at The Paper Players.  Luckily the rain has stopped here (10 inches later) and the sun is starting to shine off and on once again. I have made a card very similar to this one about a year ago and thought it warranted repeating.

Details: MFT-rainbow, wonky rectangle, and heart, Lawn Fawn-sun and clouds, and SU-sentiment.

I hope you have a very lovely day however you choose to spend it.

Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’


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It’s Summer

 

Hi everyone,  It’s officially summer break and the temperatures have also come on strong to prove it. I don’t mind the temperatures it’s the humidity that is the killer.  Anyways, enough of me whining about the weather when the world is in utter chaos. I need to be grateful I have a summer to enjoy and a roof over my head and the list goes on and on.  Today, over at Seize the Birthday Colleen has asked us to embrace Summer for our topping.  Remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to, as any Birthday card will do.

Card details:  I have a big mix of companies for this card so message me if you have a question.  I will mention that I used a stencil at the bottom and top of my panel so that it wasn’t completely stark white. I just love this beach chair from Stampin Up and not sure why I don’t use it more.  I guess I may just have too many stamps.  LOL

Hope to see you over at STB in our gallery! Nanc’