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


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Merry Christmas

Hello, Happy Monday! I had some time over the past week to make a couple of cards for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop. This is something that is new to me. I heard about it over on their Build Your Stash Holiday Card FB Page. I have linked them both up for you! If you love making Holiday cards, you should check it out, and the hop of course! Did I mention there are prizes to be won! Details about my card are below!

Here is my second card. I put Bermuda Bay on the outside ring!

To this day it is still one of my favorite SU colors!

I am also going to join in over at the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. This is also a new challenge that you should definitely check out! The sweet ladies- Darlene and Diane started it along with their many other challenges.

Card Details: These colors were suggested by my good friend Carol, and I just love them together. These two wreath die-cuts belong to Carol as well and are from Simon Says Stamps. One is called Ornamental wreath and is sadly no longer available and the other is called Ring Wreath and I can still find it there. You have to have lots of patience if you want to really bring these to life by putting some color behind or on top of the openings. I decided that I would also add some foliage from SU at the top of the wreath in silver and white from the Forever Fern die set. The bow is also from SU (retired) and I like it but wish it was a bit bigger. The greeting is SU as well and heat embossed in silver.

Take care and I hope you have a great week! Nanc’


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A New Technique

Hello there, Today over at Just Us Girls, Sue is our hostess and she always comes up with some fun techniques that I have never tried before. However, I usually am behind the eight ball on those types of things. This time she asks us to Heat Emboss Embossing Folders. If you have never done this technique before, here is a link by Jennifer McGuire. Thanks, Sue! I really enjoyed this!

I am joining in over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and over at the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge too. You should check them both out!

Card Details: My first attempt ended up in the trash, but I am really pleased with try number two, especially once I turned it into a card. I decided to use my Snowflakes embossing folder for my design. I used my entire piece of heat embossed card-stock and decided to put it as a backdrop too. The die-cut Ornament is from Stampin Up, the foliage at the top is from Spellbinders. The greeting is from Verve. Some Gold Nuvo drops and gold twine to finish it off.

Now come check out the rest of the cards from the Just Us Girls Design Team and our guest and join us! Nanc’


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World Card Making Day!

Hi, This is my second post today as I wanted to be sure to make a card in honor of World Card Making Day. So this card is not for a DT commitment but designed and shared today for two challenges that caught my attention this week. It all started with the Color Throwdown fun fall colors and then I went searching for a fun sketch, and I chose the one over at Freshly Made Sketches. I hope it’s okay that I used gold as my neutral.

Here is a close up!

Card Details: You might as well just get use to the fact that these leaves from Stampin Up aren’t going away any time soon. Sorry…not sorry! LOL I started off sponging my vanilla card-stock with 3 different Oxide inks in beautiful fall colors and die cut them out. I used shimmery gold paper to die cut the outlines of the leaves next. Then I cut out the rest of the various leaves from SU-the Forever Fern die set. I gold heat embossed the greeting which is from MFT. The rounded corner dies are also MFT.

I sure appreciate you stopping by and I hope you enjoyed WCMD and you found some time to be creative. Nanc’


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You are Simply Wonderful

I thought the Sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch looked quite fun so I joined along. I found these flowers already inked up in my bits and boxes drawer and thought they were too pretty not to use.  I then opened a new pack of 6×6 paper that I just got from Stampin Up ( yes, I know I know I said I was trying to use up my designer paper and not buying anymore-forget that I said that….LOL) and it just so happened to have two pieces of the exact colors of the flowers inside. Score! So needless to say this card came together rather quickly!  I did flip the sketch and hope it’s okay that my sentiment is very large. A couple of small heart punches and I was done.

The flowers were heat embossed and sponged with Oxide inks and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for the visit….HUGS! Nanc’


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Feather at CASology

Hello, I have a CAS card for you today that goes along with the word over at CASology. The word is Feather. I just love this older Stamp set from Papertrey Ink and I knew right away that I was going to watercolor it to bring it to life. I finished it off with a blue Victorian style strip down the side and some pretty turquoise sequins.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Have a terrific day, Nanc’


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Pastels @ The Flower Challenge

Hello,  I have been really taking advantage of the heat this summer by playing in my studio where it’s cool and comfortable .;) It’s been a scorcher, to say the least. I have no desire to even go to the beach during the day, only late-night walks for this girl.  The card I have for you today is for The Flower Challenge and its challenge is to use Pretty Pastels.  I hope they consider peach as a pastel color…I do.

I have a friend whose 32-year-old daughter has breast cancer and this card is for her.  Dave and I have known this family for quite some time, and in fact, Dave taught Sarah when she was in Elementary School.  I hope this card brings a smile to her face and lets her know that others are thinking and praying for her.  And here I am whining about the heat! 😦  I still had three flowers that were already watercolored on my desk that I really wanted to use and that’s where I started for this card.  Then the flowers needed some leaves, so I decided to go a different route and make some yellow ones.

Details: Flowers / leaves-Stampendous, Hugs die-Paper Smooches, enamel dots-SU, and MFT-Stitched Rectangles

Today I chose to be grateful and hopeful, Nanc’


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CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hi Friends,  I know…I am on a role with posting! Right? It’s been a great week for sure! I have one more card for a challenge that I have been eyeing all month long and is nearly ready to close. I made it, right under the wire.  The card is for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where the challenge is something blue.  I sure hope my card qualifies for CAS. It was very simple to make and still has a lot of white space, but I am a bit afraid that I added one too many layers. Fingers crossed! But if that one is a no go….. I am also linking my card up at Inkspirational Challenge where the word is Garden.

Here are a few details:  The flower and leaves are from one of my all-time favorite Stupendous sets called Bouquet for You, and are obviously heat embossed and watercolored.  They are then fussy cut, which was not hard at all.  The white leafy swirl is from MFT and I have had it for YEARS! The double square frames were gifted to me from my friend Barb, so I am not sure whose they are. Love the look of them doubled and titled! The sentiment is from SSS.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Thanks for all the love as of late, I enjoy each an every visit and comment. Nanc’


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Harvest/ Autumn Blessings…

 

Hello, Although we don’t quite have Autumn here in Florida and the temps are still in the 90’s, it didn’t stop me from making a couple of Autumn theme cards over the weekend. One is made of the colors you would traditionally expect, and the other one …not so much.  I love how they both turned out!

I am linking up these cards to two different challenges.  The first one is The Twofer Card Challenge which I am totally thrilled not to miss out on this month, and the other one is The Color Throwdown, which I have been following since its inception.

The stamps I used for these cards are from Verve, with an exception of the larger leaf on the autumn colored card, who knows where that one came from, but it’s a keeper.   On both cards, I heat embossed the leaves with either white, silver, gold or red. On the fall colored card, I used my oxide inks to blend the background.  The leaf punch is from SU and dry embossed, and the tag and wonky rectangles are from MFT.  I splattered some white paint to help hide some of my stray embossing powder on the black card. Finally, I got to use my new Rectangles with the rounded corners from MFT.  I just love those patterned leaves from Verve, and I knew they would make a fun fall card.  The black card is so very shimmery in real life!  If you have any other questions…let me know!

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Hope you have a really awesome week! Nanc’

 


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Celestial is the Trend

Hello,  Hope you are having a great day!  If you were in the path of Hurricane Michael, I hope you are safe and with minimal damage. Mother nature isn’t being kind lately and I hope it stops very soon.  It breaks my heart to see the devastation it left behind. Feeling very blessed as I write this post.  Other than some rain and gusty winds, all was well here on the west coast of Florida. I am sending this card to my son ( whom I adore and miss, more than you can even imagine) and I can’t say exactly why I am sending this card, but I hope he doesn’t happen to check my blog before he receives it. You will have to trust me that it looks even better in person.  I had so much fun creating my celestial background with my oxide inks, starting with a piece of white card stock. It was a ton of blending!! The letter dies are from MFT and the “so proud of” is from SU.  That wooden moon stamp is something I have had for eons and is white heat embossed. The stars were heat embossed too and made with a SU stencil as well. Some splatters, and I was done.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teams designs! Nanc’


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Navy, Gold and Pink

There is a fabulous color trio over at The Color Throwdown and I wanted to make sure to play along.  Not only did the colors inspire me the picture of the Fireworks did too.

 I decided to try and mimic all the streaks and colors in the sky with the splash watercoloring technique. At first I thought the flowers came out a bit too bold, but as I put the card together it started to grow on me.  I made my heart background with this very cool SU paper that works so well with Oxide inks. It does an ink resist.  I LOVE IT, but sadly I don’t believe it’s still available. I heat embossed my leaves with gold EP and punched them out with the coordinating SU punch.

I’m also linking this up over at The Paper Players where they have their 400th Celebration going on with prizes too. Congrats to The Paper Players for being around so long. We appreciate all your efforts and inspiration!

Finally, Once again over at CAS Watercolour where they have Splash Watercoloring technique challenge going on.

Thanks for stopping in…makes my day! Nanc’

Card Details: SU Flowers, leaves, and Punches, MFT Happy die and Heart die, Neat and Tangled Birthday stamp, SU background paper that I colored with Oxide inks, Nuvo drops and pink pearl accents.