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Dots and Stripes!

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a great start! Today starts a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping that Vicki has chosen is Dots and Stripes.  I had a great time making this card! I paired up some of my MFT flower stamps with some Elizabeth Craft Designs candle die-cuts that I really love, and some fabulous polka dotted paper.  In addition, the die-cut leaves are Verve and the sentiment is SU.  It has some pop dots for dimension as well.

Before I go I would like to welcome the talented Tenia to STB, as she is our next Surprise Party Guest for the next two months!  Tenia, we are all so thrilled to have you joining us!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Birthday!

Hello, Hope you are enjoying your day! Please excuse this terrible photo.  I would retake it, but it’s been mailed.  I apparently didn’t check to see if it was any good, before it got sent on its way! We have Birthday as our Word this week at Just Us Girls and I recently got this fun Birthday coverplate from SU that I know I am going to enjoy! I paired it up with a New Birthday Stamp Set that is also from SU called Blow Out the Candles. The little florals are from MFT. I made my own striped background using a SU stencil and some Oxide Inks. The scalloped circles are Spellbinders and the stitched circle is also SU. The background paper is a deep purple in case you can’t tell. (insert eye roll)

I would like to take a minute and welcome our Newest Guest over at Just Us Girls and her name is Greta.  Welcome Greta!!  We are super glad you are designing with us this month.

Hope to see you over at JUGS! Happy Crafting! Nanc’

 


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Happy 60th- Make Us Laugh!

The inside of my card says….P.S. I am still younger than you! LOL

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day! Have we got a great topping for you starting at Seize the Birthday!  Lindsey has asked us to ” Make Us Laugh.”  Who doesn’t like to receive a card that makes you laugh! Such a great idea Lindsey! However, if that is a struggle for you, any Birthday card will do. The toppings are always optional. I made the above card for my sister as she just turned 60 on Tuesday.  She really loved it! Especially the inside, which I have written for you above. I am the baby of the family and some say spoiled. LOL.

Shaker cards and I don’t always see eye to eye.  I always get the stupid idea to add glitter or something of that nature inside and it sticks to the acetate and becomes all milky and that drives me crazy. Well, I did it again. However, I did manage to get the majority of it out this time.  NOTE to SELF…Acetate and glitter do not work well together.  Then I also decided at the very end, to add the 60’s, and not sure that was a wise idea either. What’s done is done! Stay tuned as sometime in the near future this MFT Shaker die set may be for sale really cheap. LOL   Card was made with all MFT products! (Thanks to Barbara Campbell for bringing me the sentiments to let me use on her visit.)

Before I go, I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Julie for being such a fabulous Surprise Party Guest. We really enjoyed your work!! Please play along with us any chance you can!

PLEASE hop on over to Seize the BIrthday, as I am sure you will get a chuckle or ten out of the team’s cards!  Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day

 

Hello,  Today’s card was first inspired by the Monthly Mix over at Gina K. Designs.  The talented Karen Hightower has asked us to use Coral (or Orange) as the dominant color on our card and or project. I don’t make a lot of cards in orange, so this intrigued me right away, not to mention her own card was fabulous and so inspiring too. I am also going to link my card up over at the Rainbow Card Challenge (a new challenge site that I stumbled upon) where they have the same color this month.

Here is a bit of info on my card. The background butterfly stamps, vase and flowers are from Gina K. Designs, the rectangle dies are SU, and the sentiment is from Verve.  The images where embossed with white embossing powder, and I water colored my vase and flowers.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday!

 

Hello,  Happy Weekend! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s photo week.  Lisa has chosen a beautiful Amethyst as our inspiration, so there is lots of room for creativity here! This beautiful intricate die cut and the flowers that I used on my card doesn’t belong to me. However, I believe they are from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment is from Stampin up. I just quickly colored the flowers with Copics.

I hope you will consider joining us. If you are struggling with ideas, come on over to JUGS and check out my teammates and our guest creations! You will be very impressed!

I also would like to say farewell to our February Guestie; Lisa Elton.  Lisa, you were a pure delight to have onboard with us! Please come back soon!

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday

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Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start.  It’s time again for our Anything Goes over at Seize the Birthday.  I would love for you to join us, but please remember to make it a Birthday theme.

Here are a few card details:  I got this wooden stamp recently and couldn’t wait to ink it up!  First, I inked it up with very light grey ink and then colored it in with Prisma Colored Pencils. I believe it’s only the second or third time that I have colored on black cardstock. I love the look of it, and not sure why I don’t do it more. The banner die is from MFT and the sentiment is from Verve. In hindsight, I wish I hadn’t added the various (MFT) leaves in the open spaces…but what you gonna’ do. What’s done is done.

I would love to also link this card up over at The Flower Challenge where they want us to use one of our latest stamps.

The DT and our Surprise Party Guest Julie have really got some great cards over on the blog, come on over and check them out.

Take care, Nanc’


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Black and White

Hello, I am so glad you stopped by! We have a new topping starting over at Seize the Birthday today!  The topping is Black and White and was selected by Barbara. I don’t know how you feel about that particular combo of colors, but to me there is always something so striking about black and white.  Great idea Barb!

My card is very simple and was made with mostly Stampin Up products and a bit of MFT.  Please come over and check out what my fabulous team and our guest Julie did this week at STB, it’s sure to inspire you!

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Birds at Twofer!

It’s coming down to the wire, but I finally have two cards ready for the Twofer Challenge. The theme this month is Birds.  However, that is one stamp I don’t have a “flock” of. Yes, I went there!  LOL Over the long weekend as I was pondering this dilemma, I remembered I had a Verve set with a bird in it that I could use. Score! Love when things fall into place.

Here are a few details…For the white card; I used some MFT floral stamps and dies, sentiment is from Darcies, and a piece of vellum to soften the center of the card. I doubled my scallop die underneath my SU stitched circle, Finally, I added a side bow, as I felt like it needed something more. For the floral card; I used a beautiful piece of DSP (that I have been saving from Kaiser), I lightly inked and paper pieced my little bird, flowers/dies are also MFT, the branch is from SU, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I cut a hole in the DSP, cause in the pic it appears the blue piece is on top.  That fun stitched rounded corners die is from MFT.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visits! Nanc’

 


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Stamping Only…

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start! Today over at Seize the Birthday Ashwini’s topping that she has chosen is “Stamping Only.”  If this topping isn’t for you, remember any kind of Birthday card and or project will do. I had to add a sequin or three to finish the card off…it needed something more.  This is card attempt number three, as the first two got trashed due to human error. LOL Don’t you just hate when you are nearly done with a card and you drop the ink pad or stamp. Not once but twice! LOL  I am not happy with this card, but I have to remember my word for the year is Simplify, so no time to start again! It’s just going to have to be good enough! The card has a mix of ZIGS, Copics and Colored Pencil.  One of the Pretty Pink Posh butterflies is just colored ink and no coloring at all.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

I really appreciate your visits.  Now, head on over to STB and check out the team’s and our guest’s work, I promise you will be MORE inspired over there. Nanc’

 


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Confetti at Seize the Birthday!

Hello and Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a great Holiday Season!  It’s feels really good to be back to card making again, and the topping Colleen has chosen for you over at Seize the Birthday to kick off 2019 is Confetti!  I had the time during my blogging break to purge my studio, boy that felt good!.  While doing so, I found this perfect old SU stamp that I knew would help me with this card.  Love when things come together like that. I decided since I needed a Birthday card so close to the New Year, I would use gold as my focal color. I heat embossed my confetti background, used a Verve sentiment, and the Balloons were punched out of gold paper and embossed with a dotted EF. Added two types of ribbon and I was done!

I hope you will take the time to stop by Seize the Birthday and help me in welcoming our Newest Design Team member Cathy! We are so tickled that you are joining us Cathy and cant wait to see your creations!!  We also have a NEW surprise Party Guest starting with us and her name is Julie!  Welcome Julie, we hope you are as excited as we are that you will be with us the next two months.

Happy creating, Nanc’