Scrapper@heART

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


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A Birdy Birthday!

Hello Friends,  My life is back to somewhat “normal” and I am sure happy about that! If I never see another storm like Irma…. it will be way too soon!  However, we surely dodged a major bullet this time around and for that I am forever grateful! My heart goes out to all that have been impacted by all the horrific storms, and fires over these past few months around the world.  It sure makes me appreciate the small inconvenience of no power and no AC over the last 9 days. Onto a happier subject!  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week and as soon as I saw the pic Ina picked out, I knew what stamp set I was going to use.  It’s from Darcie’s.com.  Cutting out a half circle with a die was rather tricky. Here is the card that inspired me! The background was made with Oxide inks and the bird was colored with Colored Pencil.

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out what the team and our guest Linda has done!  Hope to see you in our gallery too! Hugs, Nanc’

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Birthday Flyby!

Hello Friends,  It’s Thursday and time for another great Topping at Seize the Birthday.  What we have for you this time is Balloons.  Works perfectly for a Birthday Challenge blog don’t you think? As I am writing this post, I have no idea what my life is going to be like in less than 24 hours.  I am currently in the path of Hurricane Irma and to say I am worried would be entirely TRUE! So I thought I would take a break from the fretting and news watching and get my post ready early, just in case I have no power on Thursday. I sure hope that is the only issue I am dealing with by then.  Anyhoo….Enough of that! 

I sure hope you come by and join us at Seize the Birthday and while you are there please help me in welcoming our new Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!  Thrilled to have you joining us these next two months Becca! Here is where my inspiration came for my card!

Take care, Nanc’

Card info: MFT Dragon set and Lawn Fawn clouds.  Colored with colored pencil.


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Shoes!

Hello Friends,  We have a fun word this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is Shoes! Unlike last week, I actually had a stamp set in mind right away when I saw this challenge. LOL  The stamp sets I used are from Verve.  I would also like to welcome Linda to the JUGS team this month, as our new guest. YEAH!! I had the pleasure of meeting Linda in person a couple of years ago while in Seattle and she is such a sweet heart and so very talented!  Linda, I am so happy to have you joining us this month!

Come check out what Linda and the rest of the team have done this week and while you are there…join us! Take care, Nanc’


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Ocean Colors

Hello Friends,  It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday! What we have for you this time, is to use Ocean Colors on your card and or project. As you can tell on my card, I through in a little bit of red.  That is clearly not an ocean color and that is okay.  As long as the card is dominantly ocean colors you are good to go!

I also would like to take a minute and thank Lindsey for being such at fabulous Surprise Party Guest these past two months.  We have had the pleasure of emailing back in forth with one another and we sure have hit if off.  Love this hobby of mine!!   Hope to see you back in the gallery again soon Lindsey!

The card that inspired me to make this card you can find HERE!

Card Details: Dragon-MFT, Circles and EF are SU, Hello sentiment is from Stampendous and the Happy Birthday is Verve.

Please come check out what an incredible job my team did with this topping this week! They have some Amazing cards! Nanc’


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,  I hope you had a great week and our looking forward to the weekend like me!  I am beat and it’s only been 7 days of school.  Yikes! I think I am either to old for this, out of shape, or BOTH! Anyhoo….It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and the colors that Sue picked out for us screamed summer to me, so that is the direction my card went! I hope you can tell that my sentiment is suppose to be a raft.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the team’s work and our Guest Darnell…..and join us while your there!

Happy crafting, Nanc’

Supplies: Waves are MFT, the flip fops are Impression Obsession, and the sun and clouds are from Lawn Fawn.


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Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday!

Hello Friends,  I hope you are having a great week so far! It sure seems to be flying by for me! It’s time for our Anything Goes Challenge at Seize the Birthday!  This card came together very quickly, and yet with minimal effort I think it looks pretty good! Love those candle dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the rectangle scallops are from MFT.

I would love to have you join us sometime over the next two weeks at STB.  All you have to do is make a Birthday card and or Project!  Take care,  Nanc’

 


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Tie One On and Meeting Blogging Friends!

 

Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day! If you are visiting me on Thursday August 3rd, it’s indeed my last day of Summer Vacation.  Boohoo…..I was having such a great summer I didn’t want it to end, but end it must! Our school year starts tommorrow. I know you are scratching your head and saying on a Friday???  I am too, but whatever!  The weekend will be here before you know it! LOL I don’t want to appear ungrateful for the time off, so I will move onto today’s New topping over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is ” Tie One On.”

I had a fabulous time creating this card.  This particular MFT guy was colored with my hubby’s help.  He was giving me an art lesson and said that the elephant needed to have more variations of color to make him look real.  Not sure I am 100% pleased with how he turned out, but I went along with the ART teacher anyways. 😉 The balloon and butterfly are colored pencil too.

The dots were made with a SU stencil.  Everything else is MFT.

Now the exciting stuff!

I had the ultimate pleasure last week to meet up with Lesley Croghan the creator of Seize the Birthday while in Canada with my family!  She is as lovely and funny as I imagined she would be.  I also had the opportunity to meet one of my STB teammates while in Victoria, CA. Glenda, her hubby Karl, and my family and I had a delightful lunch together too. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it. They are the nicest and sweetest couple. When the day was done my son said it best, “Canada people are just good people!”  I so agree with him! It felt so comfortable and that I had known both of these lovely women for years!  My heart is full and I can’t wait to do it again someday!  Here are a few photos!Lesley Croghan and IKarl, Dave, Sandra, Ty, Myself and Glenda

Glenda and I

If you ever get the opportunity to meet your blogging friends….I strongly suggest it!

Please join us over at Seize the Birthday!  My fabulous team and Guestie- Lindsey did a wonderful job as always!  Come by and check it out!

Take care, Nanc’


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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’