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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’


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Tags at STB!

Hello,  This time over at Seize the Birthday the topping if you choose to use it, is TAGS. You can make a Tag to stand alone or you may incorporate a tag on a card and or project, like I have done above.  This card has a Halloween vibe to it and it was not my intention at all, so instead of starting over, I just ran with it. In case you have never seen these Leaves before ( LOL) they are from Stampin Up.  The Tag and Birthday greeting are both from a MFT. The background was made with Oxide inks and some black and white paint splatters.  Not the best photo of the card, but it’s already sent, so had to post it as is.

Please come by to Seize the Birthday and check out what my awesome teammates have done. Speaking of Teammates, I would like to say a heartfelt farewell to one of my DT members-Sandy. Sandy, you will be missed so very much.  I am thrilled to have designed alongside you these couple of years, and very grateful I had the opportunity to meet you in person too!  Please, stay in touch! Take care, Nanc’


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CAS @ Seize the Birthday!

We have an easy topping for you this time around at Seize the Birthday! All you have to do is keep it Clean and Simple! If you need some inspiration to get your mojo flowing come on over and check out what my amazing team came up with!  Also remember, our toppings are optional and you can always just make any type of Birthday card!

Here are some card details: EF is from Cuttlebug, the Flower is from Stampendous, the scalloped die and tag die are MFT, and the sentiment and oval die are from SU.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day!

I needed to make a birthday card and decided to join in with this fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches .  Then I stopped by over at Addicted to Stamps and More where I was happy to see it was time for their Anything Goes Challenge! Since my SU leaves seem to have a permanent place on my desk, I decided to make one more card with them.  Well, maybe this will be the last one, but I think that is very unlikely. LOL  This time I decide to also use the SU leaf stamp that goes with this die for my background as well. I sponged some Oxide inks on some wet water colored paper using a tissue, I love the texture that the watercolor paper and the tissue make together.  Then I used my glossy accents and some glitter to give my leaves some added sparkle, since it is a Birthday card, and who doesn’t like sparkle. I heat embossed my Verve sentiment too. This card was a lot of fun to put together!

Below is a close up of my sparkly leaves.

Thanks for having a look, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Sip Sip Hooray!

Hello!  Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a great photo for us. As soon as I saw those wine glasses on the table I knew I was going to break out one of my new MFT sets ( Margarita Shaker Die and Spirited Sentiments) and make a shaker card.  The only thing that completely backfired is, I decided to finally open up my Gelatos that I have had for ages and see how they worked.  Little did I know, or use my brain, that they smear when you rub your finger over them.  So now my background paper that was once white is now pink. If you know my style you probably know that I don’t do shaker cards very often, but it was fun.  If you look closely my margarita glass has sugar on the top (fine glitter)…I prefer sugar over salt! What about you?

Please come over and check out what the ladies did, and before I go I would like to say thanks to my pal Linda for being such a fabulous guest this month! Nanc’


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Foliage…

Hello,  Hope you are having a good day. Today our new challenge starts at Seize the Birthday and our Topping is Foliage.  I saw this great card by Jan Taylor, and I knew I wanted to CASE it.  When this topping came up, I knew it was the perfect time.  I can’t find the original post to link it up for you, so I have a picture of it below. The leaf die is from MFT and the underlayment is a panel inked up with Oxide Inks. The fun dotted label is from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you are crafting sometime soon, I hope you will link up a card for Seize the Birthday!  Nanc’

Here is Joy’s fabulous card!