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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’


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Color Week @ JUGS!

Hello Friends, Over at Just Us Girls Ina has a great color combo for us, and you for that matter!  She has selected Pink, Peach and Lemon.  By golly, if those colors don’t scream Spring and Easter, nothin’ does!  Of course, I didn’t go the Easter route, I went Spring and Birthday!  I have been stuck in a pattern lately of using strips of colors on my cards. I am really happy with this layout, in fact I made 4 additional ones in all different color combos. However, I am saving those just in case I need them down the road for another DT challenge.  Sometimes you have to have backups in your arsenal. You know what I mean?  The butterfly die is from Savvy, and the sentiment is my go to from Verve! This card was not my own and a case of this beautiful card Here!

Hope you will make your way over to Just Us Girls for this challenge!  Have a blessed Easter too! Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Two Patterned Papers

Hello Friends, We have a fun Topping for you this time over at Seize the Birthday.  What I have asked the team and our guest Anita to do is to add two patterned papers to their card and or project. Easy peasy huh?  I hope if you are reading this, you will consider joining us sometime over the next two weeks! Plus you must go check out what the team has created!  They are so very talented! For my card…. I mixed and matched a lot of companies. I have MFT (scalloped and border die), Verve (word die and cupcake), Elizabeth Craft Design (candles), and Stampin Up (sentiment).  The paper is from who knows where???  I have so many pieces of scraps that I am determined to put to good use…before they swallow me up alive!  I used some Wink a Stella and some sparkly glitter for the top of my cupcakes!  Can’t have a cupcake without sprinkles!

Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


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Vellum at STB!

Hello Friends,  We have a fun topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday and that is to use Vellum on your card and or project! Easy huh?  I first want to clarify that this card was not my original idea!  Below is the GORGEOUS card I CASED! I can’t find the original post!  I know it’s from someone I follow regularly.  Looks like a Laurie Schmidlin card from Just Give Me Stamps if you ask me, but I can’t be certain! Heavy sigh!  Any hoozal…life must go on! My card is for a dear friend of mine that is turning 80 very soon. The stitched rectangle, banner dies, flowers, and floral leaf are all from MFT. The bow is from Paper Smooches and the vellum tag was cut with my SU tag punch and scalloped with my Fiskars victorian blade. The Happy Birthday that I divided is from Verve. Such a quick and fun card to put together.  I think before I stick it in the mail it needs some bling!

Have a great day and please come and join us at Seize the Birthday…my teammates and Surprise Party Guest Anita did a fabulous job! Happy Stamping! Nanc’


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Black and White and One more Color.

Hello Friends, It’s the middle of March (Yikes) or time for March Madness, according to hubster, and also time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.  Today’s topping is Black and White and ONE more color.  I chose to use Kraft as my other color, as I was in need of a Masculine 60th Birthday card for my Brother-in-law.  I am really enjoying this new SU set- Lift Me Up, as you might have noticed! The card that inspired me is HERE!  The team and I would love for you to join us at STB for this fun challenge and you must come on over and see what the team and our guest Anita selected as their pop of color!  Hope to see you there!

Spring Break starts today for me at 3:30!  Yipeeeeeee!  Nanc’


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Happy Birthday @ STB

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STB Anything GoesHello my faithful followers and friends, It’s time for our monthly Anything Goes with No Topping @ Seize the Birthday!  I decided it was time to get out my Favorite Paper Smooches stamp set (Positive Strokes) and Painter’s Palette die ( also Paper Smooches) and get to work. I paired them up with a birthday die and scalloped stitched rectangle die from MFT.  The bold Happy is from Neat and Tangled.  This card was so much fun to put together. I sure hope you will join us at STB sometime during the next two weeks!  All you have to do is make it a Birthday Card!  Easy Peesy right? While your over at STB… check out the DT creations and our New Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden. Welcome Anita!! She will be with us the next two months!

Take care, Nanc’


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STB- Inlay Die-cutting

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I need to make this short and sweet as I am a tad behind on life these days! Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping this time is to do Inlay Die-cutting. I absolutely love this technique!  I hope you will come on over to STB and see what the team and our Surprise Party Guest has done! Before I go I need to thank Rahmat for being such a terrific guest these past few months!  It’s been a pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.

Take care,

Nanc’


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Try a Little Felt

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  We have a fun Topping option for the next two weeks over at Seize the Birthday!  Out topping is to add felt to your card and or project.  This was a first time I have ever cut felt with a die cut before and I am in love with how well it worked with my MFT dies and my Sizzix machine.  I have had this felt in my cabinet for years, (NBUS) and thrilled that I didn’t have to run out and get any.  Cause you know…you run to the craft store for one thing and you come out with TEN! LOL  Just look at those balloons …aren’t they super cute?  As I warned you, I can’t get over my crush on these NEW Adorable Elephants from MFT.  Swoon!  This little guy was again colored with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  The background heart cover plate and the grass is also MFT.  The sentiment is part of the elephant stamp set as well. The scalloped circle is Spellbinders and the Stitched circle is SU.

I hope you will consider coming on over to Seize the Birthday to see what my fantastic teammates and Guest have done with their felt, and while you are there you will have a go at it yourself!

button-aqua-use-this-theAlso, you have to run on over to Darnell’s Blog and see what this fantastic, crafty and sweet of a lady has done with Bubble Wrap! Amazing! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Inspiration Photo @ JUGS!

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-7-44-36-pmHello Friends, I am hosting our next challenge at Just Us Girls and it just so happens to be photo week.  I have picked a beautiful pic to remind us that Spring will soon be here.  However, here in Florida it feels like Spring a great deal of the time as it has been a very mild winter so far.  Just the way I like it!  The team and our guest Shawna Standish have done a great job as always!  I sure hope you will consider joining us.  You might even be chosen as our next guest designer!

Here are a few details….The daisy die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, the ladybug is a stamp that I have had for years and never once used, the stitched oval die is from SU and the sentiment is from MFT. The rest is this and that!  I am off to a friend’s house today for some card-making and girl-friend time!

Have a great day!  Nanc’

 


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Dashes and or Doodling

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  It’t been a fast week for me!  It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday!  What we have going on over there is to add Dashes and or Doodling to your card and or project.  I think our players are going to enjoy this topping…I know I sure did.  I took the same Altenew stamp set (Botanical Garden) that I still had sitting out in my studio and went to work.  I think the added dash lines around the flowers and leaves really made it look totally different!  I don’t think my coloring turned out as well this time as last time though.  I tend to struggle with blending the color red.  Now, you may ask …why I decided to use the color Kraft for my leaves.  I got mixed up and started this card for a different challenge and then remembered I was making it for STB….please tell me you have done this at least once?  I tend to do it often. LOL  So many challenges…so little time! I had some pencil marks I couldn’t get off of the white card stock so I decided to add the dots to hide some of them and carried it down to the sentiment too.  I think it turned out rather fun!  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Please come over to STB and see what my team and our Surprise Party guest Rahmat have done and while your there I hope you get inspired to join us!! Nanc’