Scrapper@heART

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


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Splatter at STB!

 

Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far! I had such a great time making this card with some of my favorite stamp sets.  I had the PI girl colored with colored pencil for quite sometime and I am so glad I waited till after I got my Oxide Inks to put the card together. My new inks matched perfectly with the colors I had chosen to color her with.  Love when that happens…don’t you?  This card is for our challenge over at Seize the Birthday for the next two weeks.  The topping I chose this time around is Splatter! It’s such a fun technique that generally gives such great results! I feel like it kicks up the card a notch or two. Of course after I made my splats, I remembered I had a punch that might be fun to use as well and then that is how the paint brush came to be.  The perfectly uniformed round spots were made from a stamp from Gina K.

I think I rambled long enough! Hope you will consider joining the team and I at Seize the Birthday…we would love to have you! Nanc’

Supplies: Oxide inks,  MFT Stitched rectangles, stitched banners and PI-, Sentiment is Verve, Paintbrush is Paper Smooches, circles-Gna K.


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Red, White and You!

Hello Friends,  I just got back from a fabulous vacation in Colorado and I am already trying to figure out where we are going for our next big trip.  We are going to Seattle and Victoria Canada in a couple of weeks as well, and I can’t wait! It’s been way to long since I hugged my boy!  I am really getting spoiled this summer!  Okay, onto the real reason you stopped by.  Over at Seize the Birthday our next Topping is Red, White and You.  I thought it was appropriate since we just finished up our Independence Day celebration here in the U.S. a few days ago. The YOU part of the challenge means the Color of your choice.  As you can see in the photo I chose Black as my third color.  I made this card for my future Daughter in Law’s Birthday last month and I hope she liked it.  You have to read it correctly…SMILE…It’s your Birthday…It’s your Birthday.  Not sure you understand where I am coming from with that since we have no audio…but she did. LOL

Please come on by STB and join us and while you are there help me welcome our new Surprise Party Guest- Lindsey Martin-Penny.

Take care, Nanc’

Supplies * MFT Flowers and banner, SU- Stitched Circles, Verve sentiment, the word Smile is something I picked up at Michaels.


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Our 400th Challenge at JUGS!


Hello Friends,  Over at Just Us Girls we are CELEBRATING our 400th CHALLENGE! Is that an accomplishment or what!  I wasn’t fortunate enough to be on the Design Team from the beginning, but I sure was playing along with them way back when! In fact, JUGS played an intricate part to this card making journey I am on, and for that I am so very grateful! I also want to take a minute to welcome Aileen Ryan our new Guest this month.  We are very glad to have you with us!  What a great week to be joining us!

In other NEWS…Chris one of our DT members is stepping down from the team and we want to say good bye and good luck!  I will miss you Chris and wish you all the best in where ever your life takes you!  Don’t be a stranger!  With that being said, we are excited to have Angie Cimbalo joining our team!  Angie has been been a participant in our challenges, and a previous Guest Designer, and we are thrilled to have her joining the JUGS Team! Please stop by her blog and say congrats to her!

Card details: Paper I have been wanting to use forever, but I have no idea whose it is! The flowers are from MFT. I think the sentiment is from Verve but now I am not sure, as I made this card a while ago!

Please come on over to JUGS and join in on our CELEBRATION…I hear there are prizes too!

Here they are…

Random winner: [choice of 1 stamp set, and 1 ink pad]
and
The Chic of this Week will win a $15 gift certificate AND, 1 random winner has their choice of a 4×6 stamp set, or 2 [in-stock] 3×5 stamp sets.
A huge thank you to these generous companies!!!

Take care, Nanc’


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CASE Myself!

Hello Friends,  I made a card just like this a while back for JUGS challenge (HERE) and loved it so much that I decided to make another one for Seize the Birthday…using a different color palette of course. I couldn’t stop at one, so be on the look out for another one soon! LOL  It’s Anything Goes this time over at Seize the Birthday, so I would be tickled if you would stop on over and join us!  The DT always does a great job and I assure you that you will be inspired!  I also need to say THANKS to Cathy for being such an awesome Surprise Party Guest the past two months!  Hope to see you in our gallery again soon Cathy!

Take care,  Nanc’


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One Layer Birthday Card

Hello Friends,  It’s time for our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping this time around is to make a one layer card.  One layer cards are a HUGE challenge for me…I don’t know about you! However, it’s good to push ourselves to try things we struggle with now and again.  So I forged ahead and muddled through.  The card IRL is a lot prettier than how it photographed.  I have been wanting to try white colored pencil on Kraft card stock and I must say I love the look of it.  I decided when I was finished, that the leaves needed a bit more contrast, (and a voice inside me said, “Don’t try it Leppek you’re going to ruin it?”) I didn’t listen…. and I pulled out a light green colored pencil followed by some cover up tan.  So pay NOOOOO attention to the prominently darker leaf on the far side of the card…LOL  The flower is from Verve and the the leaves are from MFT.  The sentiment is one I have become rather fond (redundant) of by Stampin Up. I added the black lines with a sharpie for the heck of it. NOT PICTURED; The Wink of Stella I added to the flowers. LOL Boy I’m in a snarky mood today!  This card is already in the hands of a good friend of mine…I hope she liked it! Please come by and join us at STB.  My design team KILLED IT! WOWZA!  Nanc’


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Mojo Monday #500 and The Paper Players

Hello Friends,  When I saw that Mojo Monday was having their final sketch (500th BTW) I knew I had to play along.  I wouldn’t be stamping or blogging if it’s wasn’t for Juleee Tilman, Verve stamps, and her fabulous Mojo Monday sketches. That is where my journey began many, many years ago.  She is putting family first and I say …..Way to go Julee!  I think that is Awesome! Rest assure she is still keeping her personal blog Poetic Artistry going along with her fabulous stamp company Verve! Thank goodness!  I paired the fun MOJO sketch along with the theme challenge over at The Paper Players as I was in need of a very special Birthday card!

The stamps I used for this card are from Verve- Small Packages set. Not sure if you can tell in the photo but my cupcake and flag pennant both have wink of stella and fine glitter on them.

I hope you have a terrific day!  Thanks Julee for all your fabulous inspiration over the many years! HUGS Nanc’

 


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Something Sweet!

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Hello Everyone, We have a fun topping for you this time around over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is something Sweet!  Easy and delicious …huh?  This card came together rather quickly once I found this great DP in my stash. My cupcake has this awesome sprinkle glitter on it ( it’s one of those things you find in the bottom of your craft box, and it’s amazing, and you know you will never be able to find it again ) it almost looks good enough to eat!  I have used many different companies on my card, I tend to do that a lot! Let me know if you have any questions about what is what!

You MUST come on over to STB and check out the DT’s cards…They are all fabulous!

School is nearly out and I have a three day weekend ahead of me! Yippee! Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Life Magical…

Hello Friends, It’s time again for another fun challenge over at Seize the Birthday! The topping for this go around is Creatures or Animals.  I will say that this MFT stamp set inspired my topping idea! Aren’t these dragons just the cutest?  My family and I have a thing for dragons. I will be saving this card for my son’s birthday for sure! He will love it even if he’s 25. LOL Over at STB we have a new Surprise Party Guest joining us…her name is Cathy Roffey. Also, one of our fabulous DT members is also back with us!  Yippee! Welcome Back Patti! I am over the top excited that you are back!  Okay, about my card….I colored this cute little images with my Prisma colored pencils and the clouds are from Lawn Fawn.  I use the negative pieces from my MFT rectangle scallops for the double frame.  Come on by STB and check out the amazing cards from the entire team and consider joining us!

I so appreciate all your visits,  Happy Stamping! Nanc’


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Beachy Birthday!

Hello Friends,  Boy the weeks just keep flying by! It’s Thursday already, and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday. We have NO Topping this time around, as long as it’s a Birthday card and or project, you are good to go!  I don’t know if I mentioned this here before, so if I have my apologies.  I am now selling my cards at a Local Boutique and Makers Market and it’s keeping me really, really, really busy!  The store is not even 5 miles from the beach, so the card above just so happens to be for the store. They say my beachy cards are popular…so I will oblige them!  The card is watercolored for the most part and highlighted here and there with Prisma colored pencils. The multi step palm tree stamps are from Kitchen Sink. The sentiment is my go to from Verve!

Before I go I hope you will consider joining us at Seize the Birthday, my team and our Surprise party guest Anita have done a fantastic job. Hope you will consider coming on by and checking it out for yourself! Happy Stamping, Nanc’


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CAS Watercolour Challenge!

Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing this Challenge over at CAS Watercolour, and was delighted when I had sometime to play yesterday, that the challenge was still open! Yeah me! So I went straight to work and this is what I came up with.  I know I could have given the flowers a little more depth of color, but I was so afraid I would ruin it, that I decided to leave it be.  This card took me no time at all to create.  When you use heat embossing it sure makes it a breeze. I decided that it might be kinda fun to poke holes in the watercolor paper and tie a tag to the bouquet so to speak.  I think the tag came out perfectly. This stamp set is from Stampendous and is called Bouquet for You! I actually used only one stamp set and didn’t mix and match this time. It’s a rarity for sure!

I sure hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for dropping by! Nanc’