Scrapper@heART

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


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Stripes…

Hello, The Summer is going too fast (insert crying sound here) and we have our next challenge starting once again over at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time around is Stripes.  I have recreated a card I made a while ago, but is always so much fun to do.  I adore this painter palette from Paper Smooches .  I am trying once again to give some of my older supplies some love, I mean that’s why we bought them right?  Not to use them once and file them away!

We have the talented Trina still with us as our guest at Seize the Birthday!

Card details : Happy-Neat and Tangled, Scalloped Rectangles and Birthday die-MFT, Palette and Paint strokes-Paper Smooches

Come join us over at STB, we would love to have you! Happy Stamping, Nanc’

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Navy, Gold and Pink

There is a fabulous color trio over at The Color Throwdown and I wanted to make sure to play along.  Not only did the colors inspire me the picture of the Fireworks did too.

 I decided to try and mimic all the streaks and colors in the sky with the splash watercoloring technique. At first I thought the flowers came out a bit too bold, but as I put the card together it started to grow on me.  I made my heart background with this very cool SU paper that works so well with Oxide inks. It does an ink resist.  I LOVE IT, but sadly I don’t believe it’s still available. I heat embossed my leaves with gold EP and punched them out with the coordinating SU punch.

I’m also linking this up over at The Paper Players where they have their 400th Celebration going on with prizes too. Congrats to The Paper Players for being around so long. We appreciate all your efforts and inspiration!

Finally, Once again over at CAS Watercolour where they have Splash Watercoloring technique challenge going on.

Thanks for stopping in…makes my day! Nanc’

Card Details: SU Flowers, leaves, and Punches, MFT Happy die and Heart die, Neat and Tangled Birthday stamp, SU background paper that I colored with Oxide inks, Nuvo drops and pink pearl accents.


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Oceans of Joy…

Hello, Hope your week is off to a good start! We have a very easy topping starting over at Seize the Birthday.  We would like for you to include sequins on your card and or project.  You can sprinkle them on as I have done here, or you could make a shaker card which some of the DT members have done. We also have a new Surprise Party Guest starting today over at STB, we have invited the very talented Trina Pham to join us for the next two months! Welcome Trina, so glad to have you along!

The Paper Players is celebrating their 400th challenge, which is amazing in itself.  I thought this card would be perfect to link up over there as well! Congrats to TPP!  They have some fabulous prizes up for grabs too! GO check it out!

Here are a few card details: Stencil-MFT-Bold Paisley, Stamps-Sunny Studios Oceans of Joy, MFT-Diagonal Stitch Rect., Leaves-Verve, Punches to make the under water sea life, and colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.

Come by Seize the Birthday and be inspired, I know you will be! Nanc’


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Trees at Twofer!

I have wanted so badly to join in the fun over at the Twofer Challenge this month, and couldn’t seem to settle on the perfect stamp. Then I came across a never used stamp set from Altenew, that I completely forgot I had.  They so happen to be trees!  Apple trees actually. It was fate, I tell you!  If you aren’t familiar with the Twofer Challenge you have to go check it out!  You take their theme of the month and make two completely different cards using the same stamp/ die or what have you. Darnell and the team are fabulous!

On the Elephant card I used the tops of the tree to make the clouds, the grass, bushes, and to color my balloon. Here is a picture of the stamp set so you may understand it better.  On the tree card, it was a bit tricky to line the stamps up perfectly even after lots of practice.  I think they look pretty good, but the yellow one is the best!

I so appreciate your visit.  Have a fabulous day! Nanc’

Some Card details: Tree card-Altenew Apple Tree set, SU stitched rectangles, SU Thank You sentiment, Cuttlebug-Dot EF, Tag-Spellbinders

 Elephant card- MFT-Adorable Elephants, Wonky Rectangles and Sun-stencil, Sentiment-Verve

 

 


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Birthday Greetings!

Hi,  Hope you week has been good so far!  I am hanging in there best I can.  Let’s just say my health has not been cooperating over the past few months and I am losing my patients to say the least.  The doctors and I can’t seem to get to the bottom of it all. I will not bore you with the entire saga, I just need to catch a break real soon. Preferably before vacation comes around! Anyhoo, you didn’t stop by to read my woes.

Today’s card got rather busy.  It was not my intention to have quite so many layers, but here you have them. The cupcake and the cute little envelope are from Verve.  As I am typing this I am trying to figure out where Birthday came from and I am stumped. I guess that means I officially have TOOOOOO MANY STAMPS! Shhhhh! My hubby might hear you! LOL

Don’t look to closely at my novo drops on my icing, they kinda got messy and over done!

I hope you will consider coming on over to Seize the Birthday and join us for our Anything Goes challenge…as long as it’s birthday related. Also before I go, I need to say a huge thank you to SonjaK for being an Amazing Surprise Party Guest the past two months! We have really enjoyed having you!  Please don’t be a stranger!   Take care, Nanc’


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Happy 62nd Birthday!

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Hello, Today’s card is for Color Week at Just Us Girls. It’s nothing special but it fits the challenge just the same.  I needed a specific masculine card for a friend and this is all I could come up with.  Masculine cards are so tough!  I have chosen grey as my 3rd color choice. I always enjoy these type of challenges where you can throw in your own color.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see what my team and our talented Guest Hannelie chose for their 3rd color!

Take care, Nanc’


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Alcohol Inks!

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day! Have you jumped on the Alcohol Ink band wagon yet?  You probably have, as I am usually pulling up the rear when it comes to Crafty trends. LOL. Bobby over at Just Us Girls picked that as our Trend this week, and boy oh boy am I enjoying them. I started out with a three pack and realized right away that that wasn’t going to be enough.  I ran out the very next day and bought more. I made a total of 7 cards that day, but am only sharing two.

Here is the other one!  My only regret, is I decided at the last minute to put some alcohol ink on the above butterfly, as I felt it was to plain but immediately following my first droplet I remembered that the butterfly is made out of regular Card Stock and not glossy Card Stock. Rats!!! Well I think that is what I said. LOL After the first drop, I had no choice but continue the rest of the butterfly. I should have just cut out another butterfly and tried again but I will know better next time! 

Please come over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team and our Guest Hannelie have done. If you haven’t tried them you really must, or you can make your own  using a nib of a sharpie, and Bobby has so kindly linked those instructions up for us over at JUGS.  Take care, Nanc’


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Beachy Birthday

Hello, Hope your day is off to a great start.  It’s time once again for our next Challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  The topping we have for you today is Beachy Birthday.  Perfect for this time of the year, don’t you think!  I have made it to the beach a couple of times already and it’s only been a week of summer vacation. Not to shabby.  Of course none of my flip flops are as cute as these. LOL

Here are some card details: Sentiment is Verve, Flip Flops are Impression Obsession, Square stitched die and scalloped punch are both SU.

Have a fabulous day and you MUST run on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the Beachy cards this week! They are really FABULOUS!  Nanc’


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30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there, I decided to try and partake in The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge once again with Kathy Racoosin, and to get out my neglected Copics and practice again.  I am coming into this challenge this time around with more realistically expectations, and am going to see how well I do. After all, It’s the first day of Summer Vacation for me, and I now have the time to do it, or at least no excuses not to try.  I have also hooked up with my friend Michele over at I card Everyone and we are going to encourage one another to do as many as we can.  We had a great conversation this morning by phone and she is just as sweet as I imagined she would be.

I first decided to find a color challenge to help determine what I was going to color, and I went right to the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog and found this great color palette.  I must say, my purple might not qualify as it looks rather pink in the photo, but I had fun just the same. I decided it get out my all time favorite MFT stamp set: PI- Fun in the Sun. Since Copics and I have a love hate relationship, I finished up the shading on my image with some Prisma colored pencils.  Next, I got out some of my new Washi Tape that I picked up at Michaels last weekend and made this fun background.  My inspiration for this card was found here.

I used my MFT-Wonky Rectangles to cut out my backdrop and sentiment and added some colorful enamel dots and I was done.

If you love to color, why not join me in this challenge!  I have the site linked up for you!  Take care, Nanc’


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Patterned Paper!

Hello Everyone, We have a fun an quite easy topping this time around over at Seize the Birthday. All you have to do is use patterned paper on your card and or project. I just went through ALL of my paper a few weeks back and purged some that I have no idea why I bought in the first place. LOL I brought a huge stack to school and gave it to the Pre-K teachers, they were in hog heaven.  The paper I used on this card is from Stampin Up, and one that I thought was still pretty enough. LOL Isn’t if funny how are tastes change over time?  One minute you are crushing on teal and the next minute it’s purple. Well, I am a huge fan of teal and I thought it paired nicely with yellow and brown.

Anyhoozal, My supplies for this card are either; Stampin Up-paper, circle die, intricate floral die and floral stamp, MFT- flowers, Verve-sentiment.

Please come check out the rest of my teams fabulous cards, along with our Surprise Party Guest SonjaK! They are something special!

Take care, One more week of school! WoohOOOO! Nanc’