Scrapper@heART

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


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Soft and Simple @ STB

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STB ToppingsHello Friends, It’s once again time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping this time around is Soft and Simple!  Easy huh? I decided to get back out my new Altenew Stamp Set Beautiful Day and get to work. The sentiment however is not from this set, and for the life of me I can’t remember where it’s from.  That’s clearly a sign that I own way to many stamp sets and shouldn’t clean up so quickly after a card is complete!  Before I go, one of my good friends and fellow Design Team members Sharyn is needing to leave STB after this challenge and I want to take a minute to tell her that she will be extremely missed!  Your beautiful cards and friendship mean the world to me Sharyn and I want you to know you will always have a place at STB, if you choose to return! Be well my friend!  I also would like to thank Monika Reeck for being such an AWESOME Surprise Party Guest these past two months and we hope to see you in the gallery from time to time in the near future.

Speaking of gallery, head on over to STB and check out my amazing teams work and while your there…join us!  Nanc’


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Frames @ Seize the Birthday!

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STB ToppingsHello and Happy Thursday!  Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping option is Frames.  Always remember though, it’s just and option.  If you want to just make a Birthday card and or project that is okay too.  Not sure where my head was with this card?  I’m just going to say that, I thought it was a cool idea at the time to double my frame…not sure what I think now…but the damage is done and the card is already sent out. I must say that I send out all of my cards and rarely have a stash on hand, which I think is a really good problem to have! This rose stamp is a stamp without a name.  About two months ago I got a treasure load of stamps from a friend and this one was in that bunch.  The sentiment however is from Verve and the bow die is from Paper Smooches. The framed die is from MFT.  I attempted to color my rose with colored pencil.

Come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my fabulous teams creations and while you are there join us, we would love to have you!  Take care, Nanc’


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Travel

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Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 11.06.09 AMHello from soggy Florida!  We have endured Hurricane Hermine and the 12 inches of rain very well and have spent the past couple of days tinkering inside the house and catching up on some of our Amazon Prime and Netflix series.  As I am writing this post we still are having some wind gusts of about 4o mph. It keeps you on your toes for sure. We didn’t have school on Thursday or Friday due to so much flooding, and also have Monday off for Labor Day. I guess I could complain, but I can’t figure out why. LOL  I guess I will just have to endure! (insert snarky face) Okay, onto today’s card!  It’s Word Week over at Just Us Girls and Ina has chosen the word Travel.   I started this card quite awhile ago at a girls’s stamping get together, and when I came across Ina’s challenge I was thrilled that I had something started.  Here is a link to the old Jalopy car by Sizzix and the embossing folders are from Cuttlebug. I do not personally own either of these, as they belong to my good friend Janet. Isn’t that car the coolest?  On the inside the card reads, “You’re not old you’re Vintage.” LOL  I decided the card needed a little something on the front so I added the 3 pieces of sentiment. I also love taking a sanding block to an embossing folder and letting some of the white underlay peer through. I think it works exceptionally well on masculine cards, don’t you?

DSC_0226Before I go I would like to welcome our new Guest Designer for the month…. Kathy Schweinfurth, Stamps At Play.  Welcome Kathy!  The girls and I are thrilled you are with us!  Speaking of the girls!  You have to go look at the entire team’s cards, they are terrific this week!  I hope you decide to join us too!   Have a great weekend, and with any luck we will dry out and the sun will peer his face today!  HUGS! Nanc’


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You Make Life Colorful…

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping we have for you this time around is ” Tags.” You can make one tag, a set of tags, or put a tag on your card and or project.  Your choice!  Monika is still with us as our Surprise party guest and herself and the entire team did an amazing job with this challenge.  The card above is already in the hands of my “Birthday Sister” as we both so fondly refer to one another. She also just so happens to be a talented STB Design Team member.  Barbara Campbell and I share the same birthday.  Leo’s rule, what can I say….LOL  Okay, this card is a mix of paper piecing and colored pencils.  The background heart die and that sweet crazy dressed little girl is from MFT. The sentiment is a mix of this and that, which I so enjoy doing and do quite a lot.

Have a terrific day and if you find yourself in the mood to get crafty…why not make add a tag and join us at STB!  Nanc’


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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’