Scrapper@heart

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


8 Comments

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’

 

 


11 Comments

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’

 


11 Comments

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’


9 Comments

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’

 

 


10 Comments

Add Gold

 

Hello,  Add Gold is our topping starting at Seize the Birthday.  Not a hard topping one would think.  Well, I struggled with this and not sure why.  I made three different cards and settled on this one and I do mean settled. LOL I made this card for a friend’s dad that is turning 90.  What a milestone!

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.

Before I go I want to thanks Jen for being such a fabulous Surprise Party Guest the past two months.  It has been such a pleasure having you onboard and look forward to seeing you back in our gallery soon.

Details:  Embossed the center panel using a stencil and gold embossing powder. The window opening is a die from MFT.  The sentiment is a fav from Verve. The balloons are SU and the 90 is Sizzix.

I hope you will pop on over to STB and join us,
Nanc’


3 Comments

Happy B’Day

I just love this new PI Birthday Buddies set I recently got from MFT and I thought this week’s Wednesday Sketch would be the perfect time to color her up.  I also decided that the Perfect Pool Water Stencil would make for a great cobblestone pathway and that is what I did.  Boy oh boy, am I happy the way it turned out. I am just itching to make another one. I also used MFT’s Cloud Stencil too.  I used both Copics and colored pencils to color my stamps. The green that is in the background is a piece of scrap paper that I bet I have had for 15 years.  I am not joking.  I think it might be from Creative Memories.  As you can see I keep all my scraps.  So glad I did as it worked perfectly for my bushes. The sentiment-Happy B’day comes with the Birthday Buddies set and as for Let’s Celebrate, it’s from Papertrey Ink.

Here is the MFT Pool Water Stencil I used for my cobblestone pathway.

Here are a few closeups I took outside.

I sure appreciate you coming by!  Stay safe out there, Nanc’


11 Comments

Rainbow Colors

Hello,  I hope your day is off to a great start! We have a great topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping is rainbow colors.  A couple of weeks or so ago I received this great new die and stamp set from SU called Celebrate Sunflowers and I thought this would be perfect to execute this idea I had rolling around in my head.

I may have made this a bit more time consuming than it needed to be as I cut my sunflower out first and then colored the petals with my SU watercolor brush and various inks. I thought I would have better control of the colors this way. I thought the bottom of the card needed something so I have this fun double scallop from MFT and of course, my go-to sentiment is Verve.   I few SU enamel dots in primary colors and I was done.  CAS is a challenge for me but this time I came out on top! LOL

I am joining is NBUS today too! Since this was the first time I used my sunflower set.

Please come see all the various types of rainbow designs over at Seize the Birthday and join us! Nanc’


12 Comments

Let’s Celebrate You

Hello, I have a card today for two challenges.  I paired the colors from The Paper Players with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I still am enjoying my new SU set called Celebrate Sunflowers. In fact, my entire card is from SU. A little Copics and then enamel dots finished it off.

Thanks for popping in and I hope this post finds you well! HUGS, Nanc’


12 Comments

Tic Tac Toe Birthday

 

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning and Ashwini has picked a tic tac toe board for us to chose from.  I always enjoy these types of challenges.

I have chosen the middle row of; Inlaid-die-cutting, flowers, and water coloring.  I just love this flower from MFT and thought it would look great watercolored. I heat embossed the flower first and then while I was at it I decided to watercolor the background as well. Since I finally got the die-cut ( that is constantly out of stock over at MFT) to go with the flower it worked perfectly for the inlaid part of my row.  I finished it off with an MFT birthday greeting and some sequins.

I hope you will come check out the lovely array of cards over at Seize the Birthday…the team and our guest Jen did a great job once again.

Take care, Nanc’


8 Comments

CAS @ The Paper Players

 

Hello,  I am joining in the celebration over at The Paper Players for their 500th challenge.  Congrats to the team for such a successful journey.  I look forward to your continued success and many more challenges to come.

I found an old background that I had made using the smooshing technique awhile ago in one of my drawers today and knew it would work out perfectly with this adorable tree die from MFT that I just received. I made another card with the leftover outer background. I couldn’t let it go to waste. CAS is a challenge for me but I like these cards.

I am going to link up the bottom card over at Darnell’s NBUS. 

The sentiments are from Papertrey Ink and I also added some clear Nuvo Drops.

I so appreciate you coming by, stay well. Nanc’