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


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Watercoloring-Happy Birthday

Hello,  Yesterday, I said goodbye to a friend of mine that passed away much too young. Carol was a fellow card maker and a Middle School Science teacher too. Hubby was a coworker of hers for many years. Hubby and I attended the funeral together. It was quaint and absolutely heartfelt, and let’s just say perfect. She would have loved it. I could feel her smiling down from above as the songs were sung.  As I was making my card today, I couldn’t help but think of Carol and her family.  I will miss my friend, our talks in the car on the way to our monthly card club, and our luncheons or dinners we often shared together. I will miss her yes, but am also very thankful she is no longer suffering.  She fought a hard battle for the last three years and never got to enjoy her retirement. Cancer Sucks!

As I began today, I had these two challenges in mind; CAS Watercolour Challenge and The Flower Challenge. Over at CAS they asked us to use the Color Wheel.  We were to select two color hues at opposite ends of the color wheel. As you can see above, I chose red and green. Over at The Flower Challenge, it’s still Anything Goes.

I can’t take credit for this layout, I was truly inspired by this stunning card by Debbie Olson. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have stopped by and stared at it.

Hugs, Nanc’

Card Details: Water-coloring and heat embossing, Gina K-Sweet Cameilla stamp set, and Verve’s Sentiment.


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Rain and Sunshine Make a Rainbow.

Hello,  Today’s card is for the inspired by words challenge over at Time Out Challenges. “It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.”  I must admit that with all the sadness and devastation by hurricane Dorian, I feel quite guilty sitting here writing a blog post, while others are mourning loved ones and or trying to put their homes and lives back together. Mother nature sure was unkind to the poor people of the Bahamas and along the east coast. I feel very fortunate to have dodged this beast.  Dorian needs to hurry up and move on out to sea and spare the rest of the U.S. too.

Card Details:  MFT-rainbow, heart and rectangles, Lawn Fawn-clouds and sun.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Hugs to all, Nanc’


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Birthday Cupcakes!

Hello, Today I have my 3rd and final card using the wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. They have some great prizes up for grabs for their 400th challenge so wish me luck!

Card Details: The fun little cupcakes are from Verve and the sentiment is a freebie I got from Scrapbook.com. This is the first time I used my fun MFT-Stitched Ric Rac border and I love the look of it.  I colored the cupcakes with a mix of Copics and Colored pencil. I have a piece of SU patterned vellum sandwiched between my teal Spellbinders scalloped die and my white SU circle die. Had to fussy cut my cupcake, (which was not in the plan) as I accidentally splattered some Copic right next to it.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Hope you get to spend the day just the way you want too, Nanc’

 


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My Favorite Fall Leaves


Second Post of the Day! Both for Freshly Made Sketches!

Since it was the first day of Fall on the Starbucks calendar that is, I went and got myself the first Pumpkin Latte of the season yesterday. YUM!!  When I got back, I decided why not make a fall birthday card using my all-time favorite leaf dies from SU. I did the watercolor smooshing technique for my fall leaves. The background is a script SU embossing folder that I put ink on with a sponge dauber after I embossed it.  I wanted more of a worn look. The victorian scalloped border and outline of the leaves were made with gold paper that doesn’t pick up well in the photo. The sentiment is from Gina K. The larger white rectangle also has the EF script on it but doesn’t show up in the photo either. I last decided to cover the stems of my leaves with the sentiment panel…it almost looks like a pocket.

Linking up again with Freshly Made Sketches! 

Here in Florida we are patiently waiting for Dorian to make the projected right turn.  I pray he spares all of the U.S.

Take care,  Nanc’


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Square Card

Hello, Boy do I have a CAS card for you today! In fact, it’s so simple I feel as if I am cheating.  It’s for our new challenge over at Seize the Birthday where our topping is Square cards.  The flowers are from SU and the Happy Birthday die is from Memory Box.  The die-cut is one of those purchases that you wish you hadn’t made. Why you may ask…. I don’t use it, plus it’s just way too big in my opinion. I have cut it off of the circle before and that helps a smidgen. The only thing I like about this card is the colors.  I promise that the next post the card won’t be so lame. LOL

I would like to take a minute and thank Su Mohr for being such a fabulous guest! This is her last post with us, and I really enjoyed having her along for the ride.

My teammates did a much better job than I did this time with our topping. So if you are looking for inspiration, head on over to the blog, and I am sure someone there will inspire you!

Take care,  Nanc’


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Dad or Masculine

Hello, Yesterday afternoon after the chores were completed, I got out one of my favorite SU sets and made a masculine card for a co-workers father.  She said he loves fishing, so I knew that was going to be super easy. Before I went to my studio and went to work, I found that Creative with Stamps had a masculine challenge going on and I thought …SCORE!!  Love when that works out! The label dies and small letters are MFT. This card came together very quickly as it was inspired by this card here!  I made the ovals and circles with a stencil and some SU ink.  I am going to keep this quick and easy design in my arsenal for sure.

Thanks for stopping in,

Nanc’

 


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Happy Bird-day

We have a great color combo for you this week at Just Us Girls. Red, Grey and Hot Pink. I have really been enjoying these cute little birds from MFT lately and decided to case a card I saw over at Pinterest that you can find HERE!

Card Details: Stencil, bird, and sentiment are MFT; Leaves, circle, and rectangle dies are SU; Oxide inks, colored pencil, and Sequins.

Hope you will consider coming by JUGS and joining us! Nanc’


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Butterflies is the Topping…

Hello friends,  I am still alive after day three of school. I can’t say it’s been a breeze, but I am still breathing and we haven’t lost any kiddos yet. JK. Today’s card is for the next topping at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Butterflies and it was chosen by Barbara this time around. My card has lots of layers but went together very quickly.

Card Details: DP is Bo Bunny, the butterfly is Saavy Dies, the Button and banner are MFT, the EF is SU.

That is all I have, as my bedtime has been exceptionally early this week!

Hope you will come by STB and join us!  My team and guest Su did an amazing job! Nanc’


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Circles and PRIZES!

 

Hi, Just Us Girls is hitting a huge milestone today! This is our 500th Challenge!  Can you belive it!  I feel very lucky to be a part of such a long and successful challenge site, filled with fellow designers that I refer to as my friends. I can’t wait to see how we celebrate our 1,000th challenge!  I have a fun card for you today that is for our Trend Week at Just Us Girls.  All you have to do is use circles on your card and or project.  I had a little fun with this topic and got out my Verve flowers and went to work. The die cut is from MFT, and I used Oxide inks for my pops of color.

Come check out all the creative ways my teammates and guest Tristan handled this Challenge this week.  THERE ARE PRIZES too… 3 in fact!

Please help us in celebrating and join us!  I am off to celebrate something too…my birthday!

Hugs,

Nanc’


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DAD

 

Hi friends, Over at Creative with Stamps, it’s Masculine this month. So I got out my trusty fish set from SU and went to work.  The bold letter dies are from Sizzix, the paper is from SU, and the wave die is MFT.  I really like how the fish came out. That’s all from me today!  I head back to work tomorrow! Boohoooo! Hope I can continue all the card making that I managed to get done this summer. We shall see!

Nanc’