Scrapper@heART

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


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You Touched My Heart

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-58-34-pmHello Friends,  Vicki is hosting over at Just Us Girls and she has a perfect Trend for us this week.  Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it was perfect time to incorporate Hearts on our cards and or projects.  I just love the look of Inlay Die-cutting, so that is what I decided to do with this challenge. The paper is from SU, the Hearts are from MFT and the sentiment is from Verve. I think I will definitely be doing this again. It’s almost like I made my own cover plate.

Have a fabulous day and you MUST come by and see what the team and our Guest Michelle have done! Take care, Nanc’

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MFT Sketch Challenge #316

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mft_wsc_316Hello Friends,  I am popping in with a quick post for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.  I have been eyeing this sketch for about a week, and tonight after work I finally had a chance to put something together.  I literally am in love with my new Adorable Elephant stamps and matching dies from MFT along with my Stitched Hearts.  You are going to be seeing a lot of these so I will apologize in advance!  Infact, all the dies here are from MFT and the you sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for checkin’ in on me and have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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Clean and Simple @ STB

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STB ToppingsHello Friends, Hope you are having a good week so far.  It’s Thursday and it’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  This time around our topping is Clean and Simple, which is something I plan to tackle more of this year.  I want to take some of the pressure off myself and stop thinking each card has to be better then the one previously posted.  Please tell me you put those types of pressures on yourself too?  I sure hope someone out there does this and I am not alone on this crazy thought process.  Anyhooze…..Today’s card was inspired by this card I found over on Pinterest.  I have linked it up for you HERE! It was done by the talented Kristina Werner. Everything she does is like jaw dropping gorgeous.

DSC_0478My card has quite a few flaws but it sure was fun to do.  The hardest part was finding all the small stamps from various stamp sets.  Then when I went to get started, I knew I wanted to do a heart, but didn’t have any heart dies. ( I think that needs to be rectified pronto!)  So I turned on my cameo and made myself a heart negative mask, which was super quick and worked perfectly.  The sentiment and sequins are from Verve.

I sure hope if you are stamping sometime over the next few weeks you will consider making a CAS card and join us at STB!

Take care,  Nanc’

 

 

 


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June Weddings

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Hello Friends,  The month of June is about to come to an end, but before it is done I do have a wedding card for you.  After all, June is known to be ” Wedding Month” now isn’t it.  My family and I are headed to Michigan in a couple of days to attend my niece’s wedding.  Not sure who is more excited…. my son, his first Vacation since he gradated from High-school.(No joke) Although, he did inform me yesterday that he will be working some while we are gone…that kid of mine never quits. Our brother in-law is excited too.  He informed us today that he has every single sporting equipment that you can think of laid out and ready to go.  The only thing I am a little concerned about is all the rain they have been having and the swimming pool is only 60 degrees. Brrrrr.  We are looking forward to having the family all together for sure!  Ty’s girlfriend is coming with us too, however she has been warned that the Leppek family is a little crazy. LOL  Should be good fun!  Sorry, my upcoming vacation is not what you came by to listen to now is it.  The photo of this card makes the card look as if the colors don’t match. However, you will have to trust me that the light brown is more of a tan and does contrast beautifully.  I have made a card similar to this one in the past and I just love the look of it with those cute hearts.  I don’t think you need much info on this card other then….the sentiment is from Stampin UP and the heart border is a punch from Martha Stewart.

I am also linking my card up to the following challenges;  Time Out Challenges where the challenge is inspired by these words…..Happy is the Bride that the Sun Shines on.  And over at Freshly Made they are asking for either a monochromatic theme and or a stencil theme.  I think it’s quite obvious I went with the monochromatic only.

Until next time…find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul.  Nanc’1

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Another Flutter Card!

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Hi Friends, I promise this will be the last card using my new  Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up from MFT! Well, at least for a little while…I do have an Anniversary on the Horizon….LOL.  I am entering this card in two challenges: The Verve’s Blog Inspiration Challenge and the Pink Elephant’s Be My Valentine challenge.  As soon as I saw the X’s and O’s on the Verve challenge photo I knew I wanted to incorporate my Verve Die Cut and coordinating Stamp Set called You and I along with my MFT Fluttering Hearts die.  It just so happens that my heart border punch die is Verve as well. My paper is from Stampin Up and Recollections.

Thanks for sticking with me through all these Valentine cards!  I promise that on Saturday I will have something so different and totally unrelated to Hearts! 🙂  Take care,  Nanc’


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Hearts and or Arrows at STB

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STB ToppingsHi Friends,  Over at Seize the Birthday this time around we have a “Topping” option of Hearts and or Arrows.  I chose to do just hearts this time and to make a tall and skinny card!  Remember, our topping is an option and not a requirement…you can always join us with any Birthday card and or project!  Here are a couple of quick details: I stamped my cards on SU glossy paper, and that is why they look sort of light in spots.  Not quite what I expected, but I think it looks okay.  The pennants are made with Washi tape. The sentiment is from Verve.  The border punch is one of my favorites from Martha Stewart. Added some buttons and hearts and I was done! Hope you come by STB and join us sometime in the next two weeks, we would love to have you!  You have to come by and at least see what my talented team has done!  Incredibly versatile for sure!  See you there!

Take care, Nanc’


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More LOVE!

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kissing boothHello Again,  Yes this card is very similar to a previous post of a week or so ago, but I am hooked on this awesome heart template from MFT what can I say. I also wanted to sneak in under the wire and link up to the challenge going on at Curtain Call. I do not own any kissing stamps, however my card was inspired by the colors of the banners in the photo!  Lights and darks combined.  Here is a little bit about this die.  The Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up is a beautiful and inventive Die-namics that will cut a four by six grid of hearts, leaving the centerlines intact. It is so much fun and I am so glad I got it! The letters were cut out on my Big Shot using dies from SU. The small hearts are made with a punch.

Hope you have a wonderful day and just a warning you may see this die cut once or twice again! 😉

Nanc’


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LOVE at JUGS and a Color Challenge

Hello Happy Weekend,

Today over at Just Us Girls, Marisa has this great photo to inspire us!

Look at all that LOVE Inspiration you can pull from to get your MOJO flowing!

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 The Bold letters are what first inspired me and then the rest just fell into place.

I had some watercolor paper still out on my desk from another soon to post

project and I enjoyed using it so much I decided to use it again.

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I am also entering this in the color challenge over at The Pink Elephant!

The colors this week are Pink, Red and your choice!

I obviously chose green!

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Card Details:

That heart vine image is one of the first stamps I ever purchased and it’s from Studio G,

and I probably picked it up at Michaels.

Used my SU watercolor brush and Real Red and Lucky Limeade Ink.

I used my Fiskars cutter to make the fancy Victorian edge and then decided not to waste 

that piece and put it on the other side.  ( ignore the smudge mark) 😦

Made the letters with my Cricut and ran them through my Cuttlebug!

Really happy with the outcome!

Come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!

Nanc’

 Just a reminder:  if you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges,

you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March. 

Here are some links to get you started!

JUGs blog

Scrappy Geri (GD)

Vicki Dutcher

Lisa Kind

Nancy Leppek (me)

Maria Levine

Sharyn Polesel

Marisa Ritzen

Cheryl Rowley

Sue Trembeth

Sue VanDeVusse

 


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A little bit more LOVE…

I know Valentine’s Day has come and gone

and you thought you had seen the last of the HEARTS all

over the place, well…..you almost have! I saved one of my special creations

 for this week on purpose so that I may share it here and @ the Crafty Card Gallery.

 I can not take credit for the idea behind this Valentine Shadow box.

That goes to Debbie Moczek my Fabulous Stampin Up Consultant.

 The only thing I can take credit for is the work and the arrangement of the squares.

 Although, I did make a few of my squares different then the original design.

Sorry for the glare on the photo!

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 This was sooooo much fun to put together and she made it so easy too!

I gave it to my dear hubby for Valentine’s Day and

 then asked him if I could please hang it up in my studio!  LOL

 I know…what an Indian giver……

but, I thought it would look really nice in there!

Tee Hee!

 Details:

All products used were Stampin Up!

 If you have any questions at all…don’t hesitate to ask!

Have a remarkable day!

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Just Add Hearts

More Hearts?  Yes I am afraid so!  You can never get to much LOVE!

Today’s card is going to look very similar to one I posted earlier in the week.

My co-worker liked her card so much that she asked me to make another

one very similar so that she may frame it.  I was happy to oblige and I thought that was such a compliment!

So if you are thinking you have seen this layout before, well yes you have.

This one is much better, don’t you think?

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Can’t decide if I like the soft edges on my card photo or if I should leave it the way I usually do it.

Your thoughts?

I am linking it up with two challenges.

Just add Ink– “Just Add Hearts.”

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The Pink Elephant– “Love is in the Air.”

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Thanks for your feed back, I so appreciate it!

And if you have any questions let me know!

Supplies:

Cardstock: SU

Paper: Stampin Up

Tools: Cricut, Cuttlebug, punches- SU and MS

Acc: brads, gems, pop dots

Nancy