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Balloons

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I have been itching to play along with some of my favorite challenge sites besides my usual Design Team commitments and I had a chance yesterday to make two cards for the Twofer Challenge and AAA Birthday. First, over at the Twofer Darnell has asked us to use Balloons this time around.

I have been reorganizing my studio lately and I came across this alphabet stamp set that I forgot I had. I see a lot of cards in blog-land using large die-cut letters but mine are rather small and I knew these letters just might work for my idea. Of course my WISH card… isn’t a design I came up with. I am sure you have seen something similar a time or two. I also needed some more seagull cards for the store, so you have seen this design in some of my past cards. I get bored making the same card, so I decided to change it up a bit and add the sun and balloons this time. The balloon stamp and die are from SU and don’t get very much love or any for that matter.

These cards were colored and made very quickly as if they are for the stores, they can’t take me two hours to make, it just doesn’t make good business sense.

There is another view of the cards below.

Next, I am linking my WISH card up over at AAA Birthday where they ask for a large sentiment. This is a fun challenge site that has a large following too. You should check it out!

Card Details: Seagull and stencil-MFT, sun-Lawn Fawn, balloon-SU-Blow out the Candles, and Oxide ink, rough coloring. 

WISH– Letters are called-Typewriter, birds are MFT, Balloon SU-Blow out the Candles, Plaid-Washi tape

Take care, Nanc’


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Peach and Green

Hello, Hope this post finds you well. It’s time for our next duo of colors at Color Hues. The color combo that the lovely Carol has chosen for all of us is Peach and Green. This was such a fun challenge for me as Peach isn’t something I use very often. I will tell you a funny back story real quick. I was working on this challenge at a friend’s house about a month or so ago and I was so happy with how my card was turning out but had plans to finish it when I got home. Later the next day, I sat down to finish it up and when I was looking at it I realized I was staring at peach and grey. LOL Have you ever done that? Let me just say it’s not the first time. You may just be seeing that combo sometime this year. LOL

Card Details: I have a mix of supplies for today’s card. Surprise surprise. LOL I just love the dotted background die that I just got from Sunny Studios called Frilly Frames Polka Dot. It comes with an outer frame and is actually a lot bigger. I cut it down to fit the size I wanted for my card. The flowers and greeting are from Stampendous, and the flowers are heat embossed and watercolored. The leaves are an old stamp from SU and a coordinating punch. I added the green strips of paper to bring the green back again in the design. A few pop dots for dimension and a few clear Nuvo drops to finish it off.

I sure hope you will consider popping on over to Color Hues and joining us! The team’s cards are much more phenomenal than mine-as always! I am going to have to kick it up a notch if I want to stay on this team. 😉

Take care, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge starting. The topping I have chosen this time around is hearts, which is perfect for this time of year. When I have a large stamp to color it tends to overwhelm me a bit, especially if I am pushed for time. So I decided to get out my heart stencil and just capture part of the stamp. I love doing this technique and am doing it quite often now. I have been making different stencils out of acetate to have on hand for future cards. It is much better than post it notes. Waste not, want not as my mom would say.

I would also like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest to STB for the next two months. I know it is someone you will recognize as she is very busy in blog-land and a wonderful card designer. Welcome, Carol Mayne! I am so happy to have you with us!

Card Details: Stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the blocked sentiments are from Net and Tangled. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color my daisies. And a white gel pen to make my white dots in the center of the flowers. This card didn’t photograph well and looks better IRL!

Before I go I would also like to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the word is Birthdays.

Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Transparency or Vellum

Hello, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting that was selected by the talented Ashwini. The topping is to use Vellum or Transparency on your card and or project. I just love the look of vellum on a card it is easy to do with such a great look.

My card was very quick to through together. I am using what is certainly becoming one of my favorite stamp and die sets from Stampin Up called… Forever Fern. I used a very old wooden stamp that is also SU to make my grey splatters. The sentiment is also from SU and the scalloped dies are MFT.

Before I go I would like to say farewell to Julie Peddicord. She has been a fabulous Surprise Party Guest with us for the past two months and we are certainly going to miss her. Thanks for all your inspiration Julie.

I hope you will consider coming by STB and joining us! Remember our topping is always optional any birthday card will do.

Take care, Nanc’


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Snowy Background

Hello, We have our first challenge of the New Year starting today at Seize the Birthday! Barbara has selected the topping of a snowy background. I love this topping because it isn’t something I do a lot of and I enjoyed the challenge. Plus it forced me to ink up some cute little critters I have not used before from MFT. The cute little trees are from Altenew and I just love them and I think have only used them three times. I colored the critters with Copics and a bit of colored pencils. I used white paint for my snowfall and the rolling hills are from Lawn Fawn. I used my computer for the greeting. Oh, and I inked the sky with oxide inks.

While I am at it I am going to link up over at NBUS with the lovely Darnell!

I hope you are ready to work on stocking up your Birthday cards for the year and will come join us at Seize the Birthday! That team of mine has some amazing work over there! Please take care, Nanc’


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Sparkle and Shine

Hello, We have a fun and easy topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday! I have a quick and easy card for you using some foil mates (stars) and foil (Passionate Pink) from Gina K. Designs. This card is a lot more sparkly in real life than it shows.  Those fun candles that are also foiled and are from Elizabeth Kraft Designs and the sentiment is my go-to from Verve. I have a lot of dimension under the front panel and greeting.  The enamel dots are SU. 

Come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the lovely sparkle from my talented teammates and our guest Julie! 

Nanc’


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1, 2, 3 at Seize the Birthday

Hi, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting that Glenda has selected for us. The topping is 1, 2 and 3. Let me explain.

You are to use 1-stamp, stencil or die-cut, 2 colors excluding neutrals, and 3 embellishments. Fun and creative right? Way to go Glenda for thinking outside the box for us.

As you can see from my card…I have one SSS-Peony Stencil, two colors-yellow and green, and three rhinestones.

I hope you will come check out the rest of my Design Team’s cards and play along.  Just remember it has to be a birthday card.

Take care, Nanc’


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Texture @ STB!

Hello, we have a great topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday. We want you to add texture to your card and or project. This card was fun to put together! 

Here is a pic of the piece before I covered it up with the vellum and fishes. I used the fun Vicki Boutin Texture paste to get my texture but first I used Oxide inks with a water splash stencil. I used my MFT water die-cut for the vellum pieces. Look closely or you may have missed that. 

I used Copics for my medium. 

I hope you will come check out what the team has done over at Seize the Birthday! The cards are all so fabulous!

Take care, Nanc’


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Life is Better

Hello, Why as we get older why is change so hard. WordPress has decided to update my blog and I am not overly excited about it so if this looks a bit weird you will know why. I have been doing my blog posts the same since 2008. Okay, enough of the whining, it’s time to talk about the next Hues of Color we have starting today over at Color Hues. We have Blue and Orange for you to be inspired with. I have two cards to share with you today.  I know I should be embracing cooler temps and not making Beachy cards but this Florida girl doesn’t really know what fall is. So there you go!  I just love that I was able to cut the crabs out perfectly on the flip flop bows.  That Designer Paper is from my local Scrapbooking store.  So fun! 

Below is the first card I made for this challenge but when I saw the DT’s cards I knew this boring card wasn’t gonna stand a chance against theirs.  However, here it is to show you anyway.

Card Details: 1st card- Honey Bee Stamps and Dies Flippin Fabulous.  The XOXO is MFT. 

2nd card- Flowers, Hugs die, and scalloped edge are all MFT.  Nuvo Drops for centers of flowers. 

Head on over to Color Hues and see what the team and our guest did this time! Trust me the cards are all fabulous!! 

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Scraps at Seize the Birthday!

Hello, Over at Seize the Birthday we have a new topping starting, and what we want you to do is use scraps on your birthday card. The paper I have used on my card today is from Stampin Up and it’s one of my all-time favorite packs. I have saved every single piece in its original packaging.  I am always in the need of some masculine birthday cards and that is what I have for you today. The boat is from Verve and paper pieced. The clouds are from MFT. The sentiment is from SU. I made the waves with my old Creative Memories cutter. You can’t really tell but I have three layers of navy. 

Please come by STB and join us the girls have some amazing cards along with our guest Angie! 

Take care, Nanc’