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Sparkle and Shine

Hello, We have a fun and easy topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday! I have a quick and easy card for you using some foil mates (stars) and foil (Passionate Pink) from Gina K. Designs. This card is a lot more sparkly in real life than it shows.  Those fun candles that are also foiled and are from Elizabeth Kraft Designs and the sentiment is my go-to from Verve. I have a lot of dimension under the front panel and greeting.  The enamel dots are SU. 

Come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the lovely sparkle from my talented teammates and our guest Julie! 

Nanc’


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1, 2, 3 at Seize the Birthday

Hi, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting that Glenda has selected for us. The topping is 1, 2 and 3. Let me explain.

You are to use 1-stamp, stencil or die-cut, 2 colors excluding neutrals, and 3 embellishments. Fun and creative right? Way to go Glenda for thinking outside the box for us.

As you can see from my card…I have one SSS-Peony Stencil, two colors-yellow and green, and three rhinestones.

I hope you will come check out the rest of my Design Team’s cards and play along.  Just remember it has to be a birthday card.

Take care, Nanc’


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Texture @ STB!

Hello, we have a great topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday. We want you to add texture to your card and or project. This card was fun to put together! 

Here is a pic of the piece before I covered it up with the vellum and fishes. I used the fun Vicki Boutin Texture paste to get my texture but first I used Oxide inks with a water splash stencil. I used my MFT water die-cut for the vellum pieces. Look closely or you may have missed that. 

I used Copics for my medium. 

I hope you will come check out what the team has done over at Seize the Birthday! The cards are all so fabulous!

Take care, Nanc’


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Life is Better

Hello, Why as we get older why is change so hard. WordPress has decided to update my blog and I am not overly excited about it so if this looks a bit weird you will know why. I have been doing my blog posts the same since 2008. Okay, enough of the whining, it’s time to talk about the next Hues of Color we have starting today over at Color Hues. We have Blue and Orange for you to be inspired with. I have two cards to share with you today.  I know I should be embracing cooler temps and not making Beachy cards but this Florida girl doesn’t really know what fall is. So there you go!  I just love that I was able to cut the crabs out perfectly on the flip flop bows.  That Designer Paper is from my local Scrapbooking store.  So fun! 

Below is the first card I made for this challenge but when I saw the DT’s cards I knew this boring card wasn’t gonna stand a chance against theirs.  However, here it is to show you anyway.

Card Details: 1st card- Honey Bee Stamps and Dies Flippin Fabulous.  The XOXO is MFT. 

2nd card- Flowers, Hugs die, and scalloped edge are all MFT.  Nuvo Drops for centers of flowers. 

Head on over to Color Hues and see what the team and our guest did this time! Trust me the cards are all fabulous!! 

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Scraps at Seize the Birthday!

Hello, Over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting, and what we want you to do is use scraps on your birthday card. The paper I have used on my card today is from Stampin Up and it’s one of my all-time favorite packs. I have saved every single piece in its original packaging.  I am always in the need of some masculine birthday cards and that is what I have for you today. The boat is from Verve and paper pieced. The clouds are from MFT. The sentiment is from SU. I made the waves with my old Creative Memories cutter. You can’t really tell but I have three layers of navy. 

Please come by STB and join us the girls have some amazing cards along with our guest Angie! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Birth-DAY!

 

Hello, I haven’t had much time recently to play along with any challenges in blog-land but today I finally have something to share.  I wanted to get out one of my favorite block stamps and do a little pencil coloring.  This is one of those stamps that doesn’t take much effort to color with great results.  I am going to link this card up over at Inkspirational where the word is Day.

The sentiment and tag die are Verve, the button die is MFT.

I hope this post finds you well and you have found a way to be happy today!  The weather is finally cooler…YEAH, so hubby and I went for a long walk.  The fresh air can really help heal the soul. Then we stopped for coffee and that helped too!

Before I go, this man turns 90 today.  I love him so and I think he loves me too…hopefully as much as he loves his dog.  It is questionable though. He gets tears in his eyes when he talks about her.  Thanks to Covid and his stubbornness there will be no celebration.  I finally talked him into cake tonight but that only worked because I told him ASH (the dog) could get another walk. Then he is like okay she would love that. LOL

Happy Birthday DAD!

 

 

 


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Celebrate @ Seize the Birthday!

Hello, We have a milestone celebration starting over at Seize the Birthday! It is our 200th challenge and we have some really good prizes up for grabs too!  I couldn’t have reached this milestone without my fabulous team! You must go check it out!  For our topping this time you have to create a card and or project that is inspired by our graphic.  For this challenge we want you to make a card and/or project that is inspired by the graphic below.  Whether it be the colors, the balloons, the watercolor vibe, or the numbers, etc. Whatever sparks your creativity.  However for this challenge only, we are asking you to explain in your post how exactly you were inspired!  Not only am I personally giving away 2 $25 dollar Simon Says Gift Certificates for our 2 top winners, we even have an additional 4 Mystery prizes up for grabs also. 

Card Details:  I first made my own background with some Oxide Inks and an MS punch which I used as a stencil. Then colored my sweet Ele from MFT with Copics and Prismas. The black letters are from MFT too.  I think it’s pretty evident that I pulled the colors and the balloons from our graphic for my inspiration. Even the black letters represent the lettering on our graphic as well.

So make sure you head on over to Seize the Birthday for ALL the details and guidelines. It’s going to be fun! 

See you there, Nanc’

 

 


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Palm Trees

 

Hello, I was getting short on time and was wondering if I would be able to find the time to join in the Twofer Challenge this month, but thank goodness I had some time today (thanks to the hubster for taking care of my dad today for me). Love him so!  I usually don’t miss this great challenge if I can help it.

Card Number 1-I had the MFT Palm Tree not yet put away on my table in my studio and thought why not use Palm Trees!  I mean I do live in Florida for goodness sake!  I have been wanting to get out my Alcohol Inks out and make some sunset backgrounds so that is what I did.  I actually made 5 panels while I was getting messy.  I decided a black palm tree and beach might do the trick. The birthday sentiment for this card is from Verve. The bird die is from Memory Box.

Card Number 2– I have been a bit chicken to color my sweet little Hula Girl from Polynesian Paradise- also MFT, and today I decided to go for it.  How do I expect to get good at coloring people without actually coloring them? LOL  She isn’t too bad for the first time.  The rest of the stamps and sentiment are all from this MFT set.  I thought the DP kinda looked like tiny surf boards and wasn’t sure it would work, but I kinda like it. I used Copics and Colored Pencil.

Here is a picture of one of the cards by itself.  I am entering it in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week. Using the bottom row of Diecuts-Add a Sentiment-Kraft.

I hope you are staying safe and trying to enjoy life the best you can, Nanc’

 


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Cut into Thirds

Hello, I am your hostess this week at Just Us Girls and the Trend I have chosen is to cut your card and or project into thirds. This card would work well as a wedding card in my opinion. The stamp set I used is an old one from Stampin Up that doesn’t get much use.

I sure hope you will join the girls and our guest Lindsey this week at JUGS!  They all did a great job with this challenge! Nanc’


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Die Cuts at STB

Hello, Hope this post finds you doing well.  Today starts the next challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is to use Diecuts only on your card and or project, although the sentiment may be stamped. I am still working on using up some of my Designer Paper and I thought this layout would do the trick.  I have made a card like this many years ago in case it looks vaguely familiar.  I find if I am in a pinch I CASE myself to keep things moving. I made another card using a different background color.  The heart dies are MFT and the sentiment is Verve.

I hope you will come on over to STB and check out what the team and our brand new Surprise Party Guest did for this challenge.  I know you will know who she is …it’s the talented and oh so busy Angie Cimbalo.  See you at STB!  Nanc’