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For You- Gift Card Holder

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Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.35.43 PMHappy Weekend Friends,  It’s Saturday and it’s time for our Inspiration photo week over at Just Us Girls.  I love making Valentines and this in particular one is going to be sent to my son and stuffed with a restaurant gift card for him to use with his girlfriend at his leisure!  I sure hope he is to busy with his Masters and full time job to read my blog these days.  That would be a huge spoiler! A risk I am willing to take.  I can’t take complete credit for this card idea.  My SU demonstrator had the cool bag diecut at our class last month. It so much fun and easy to put together.  This one is actual made from a piece of cardstock, I think a thin brown paper type of material would be less puffy. All the other details are all made with SU supplies as well.  Hope I have inspired you a tad to make some Valentine cards as well.  If I have been successful please come by Just Us Girls and join us! Our Guest Designer Judy and the team did some great cards!  Come by and check them out!

TPE - ThemeChallenge2I am also linking my card up over at The Pink Elephant where they happen to be having a “LOVE” themed challenge going on an also at TIME OUT Challenges where It’s a Valentine’s theme.   Hope you find sometime this weekend to be creative! Nanc’

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Have a Holly Jolly…..

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Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 6.56.05 PM  Hello Friends,  It’s Saturday and time for our new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s photo week and Cheryl has made a perfect selection for this time of year.  It was so easy to get inspired with this photo.  I knew right away I wanted to make something using my newest wreath stamp, and then it just kinda took off from there!  After I stamped my wreath stamp I thought it might be fun to make it a little wider and that is where the idea came to use my spellbinders.  The bow die is something we have at my school and I LOVE it! I thought the doily would be a nice background too, plus it pulls out the white wreath in the photo.  Added some holly dots, my sentiment from Verve (Holly Jolly Christmas) and some distressing and I was done.

Now,  Head on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week.  While your there check out the talented Guest Designer Tajanna, If you happen to be chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the month of January. GOOD LUCK!

See you at JUGS~

Nanc’


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Hosting this week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,

Happy Weekend and Spring Break!!!  WooHOO!!

I am hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and have I got a beautiful

Inspiration Photo for you!

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Don’t you just wish you were in that Balloon?

I am afraid of heights, but it still looks beautiful!  Love those colors too!

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I wanted to make my own cloud background so I watched this great video from Gina K.

I have done this technique before, however I loved the way she stamped it while

it was inside the Nestie.  I thought it was a brilliant idea!

Let’s talk about my added cloud for a minute… I cut out a cloud from a piece of

DP that actually had clouds on it.  I decided to use that as my pattern to sponge around.

When I was finished getting it all inky around the edges, I loved the way it looked so

much that I decided to incorporate it into my layout.  Love when things like that happen.

I paper pieced parts of the balloons and added the banners and string!

I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!

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The rest of the JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan,

have some fantastic samples to get your inspiration going,

so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they have created.

  Then put your creative juices to work and add your card/project

to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen

as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week,

you could be invited to be our Guest Designer.

GOOD LUCK!

Hope to see you there!

Nanc’


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If I Could Save Time…..

Today over at Just Us Girls we have a great Inspiration Photo from Lisa!

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When I first saw this photo…I got really excited because I knew that because it

actually didn’t say Happy New Year anywhere on the photo, I had the flexibility to change it up a bit

and think outside the box.  I was then talking to and looking at fellow designer Sharyn’s card

for this challenge and one thing led to another and I realized I had this great

stamp set from Gina K Designs that would work perfectly!

Thanks Sharyn for your constant inspiration and Lisa for a great photo this week!

Okay enough is enough Nancy…get on with it!

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What do you think???  Kinda outside the box or what?

The stamps from the set are the clock and the word treasure.

The sentiment at the bottom I made on my computer. (cheating I know!)

Let me explain some details on how my card came to be.

I took my jar stamp and stamped it on a piece of card stock and

then put it in my printer and enlarged it as it was to small.

I colored it with colored pencil…Hubby says next time don’t stamp it

in dark ink as it messes up the shading with those very dark lines.

(That was my art lesson for the day!) Thanks Hubby!

He had the brilliant idea to make it

appear that it had a lid on it even though it doesn’t by using a gold pencil.

 When the card was finished I thought, why not add gold stickles to the lines on the lid

to give it some depth.  I was very happy with how it came out!

The clock was also colored with prisma colored pencil.

 I am going to give it to my son when he is back at college.

I sure hope he doesn’t pay me a blog visit anytime soon!

Now, head on over to the JUGS blog and see what my talented

teammates did with this challenge!

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Jan Del Bone GD

Sharyn Polesel

Maria Levine

Sue Trembeth

Marisa Ritzen

Sue VanDeVusse

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Cheryl Rowley

Take care,

Nanc’


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Curtain Call and CCG…

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Hello stamping friends,

Today’s card was inspired by this great photo from the Curtain Call.

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I am also hosting over at the Crafty Card Gallery today

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and the theme for the month was

“Thankful.”  

You could make a Thanksgiving project,

anything fall themed, or a Thank You card.

I chose a Thank You card because I am always in need of them.

In the photo the one leaf color brown came out really funny…it doesn’t look like

that in person.  Very strange!  Must be the camera.

 I wanted various colors of leaves, but not one that looks that far off.  Oh well!

This card was a lot of fun to put together!

I just love the woodgrain background stamp…it worked out perfectly!

Thanks for your visit,

Nanc’


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JUGS…Birthday!

Happy Weekend!!  And speaking of Happy…

The JUGS team and I have a Special Birthday week

shout out to one of our very talented designers here @

Just Us Girls….

Vicki  !!

Vicki we hope you had a wonderful Birthday this week! 

I made this card for the challenge this week in honor of your Special Day!

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Here is the wonderful inspiration photo that Marisa picked out to help get our Mojo started!

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Doesn’t that cake look amazing!!

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going,

so just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.

Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the

JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chic of the Week.

Good Luck

and enjoy your weekend!

Nancy

Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Paper: ATD( Momenta) and Bazzill

Stamps: Hero Arts

Ink: Stazon

Tools: MS lace punch

MS- Flower punch

SU- Tag Punch

MFT- Floral Diecut

SU-Chevron Embossing Folder

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