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


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Hi there, Friend

Hello, It’s the first of November and I am going to tell you that I am in denial, how about you? Do you think if we stomp our feet and do not budge that Christmas won’t come? Me either! Why are things so much harder than they used to be and why are we or should I say me, not anxious about the Holiday Season? Inquiring minds want to know!

Okay, I got a bit sidetracked. Today over at Color Hues, Hannelie is our wonderful hostess and she picked a pretty color pairing that I totally was enamored with.

Here is a close-up of my card. I just love doing this technique with the leaves every year. I love the look of it.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil using the die that goes with these awesome leaves. Next, I sponged them one at a time in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers – Oxide Ink. I did this as carefully as I could in hopes to not turn them a shade of green. Then I came back with the matching stamp in black to give them their definition. Finally, I decided to do the inlay technique with the friend die and later bordered it with teal paper. The hi there was added last using a tag die that has been layered 3 times for depth.

Supplies: Retired SU leaves from the Colorful Seasons set. The friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps, and the hi there is from Ellen Hutson and die cut with Pink and Main tags.

Now, if you come on over to Color Hues you will totally be inspired by the fabulous team’s cards along with our wonderful guest-Arlene.

Take care, Nanc’


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With Sympathy

Hello, It’s Saturday and it’s time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls where yours truly is the hostess this time. I have chosen a fall picture for your inspiration. I used a bit of this and that to achieve the look I was going for. The Design Team and our Guest Julie did a wonderful job with this challenge. Speaking of Julie, today is her last post with us as our guest. Julie, it’s been an absolute pleasure having you with us.

Card Details: If you have any specific questions let me know. I did a lot of stencil work and ink blending from dies and the smaller leaves are stamps from the same set. It is a retired set called Colorful Seasons and the coordinating die set is called Seasonal Layers. The Perfect Plaid Stencil is from Miss Ink Stamps.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us. We would love to have you. Nanc’


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Happy Birthday and Sympathy

Hello, I hope you can bear with me a little longer until I have exhausted all of my ideas when it comes to Fall leaves. There might be and end in sight, just so you know! ūüėČ

The ideas started flowing again to break out these leaves when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, so they are to blame…LOL. This week they asked us to CAS the card below. While I was at it, I knew that Addicted to Stamps and More had a stencils and or die cut challenge going on too that I could join. I am totally loving this color combo!

I tried to mimic the two corners design using the leaves and then the die cut circles to get dimension. Then I used a stencil in place of the brick wall. I got a bit carried away with my stencil and totally forgot to leave parts of the card white like they did above. Bummer!

Card Details: I first stamped the leaves. Then came back with my die-cut stencil and Oxide Inks and added the color. Then I used a stencil for the background. I wanted to add some depth so decided to use multiple layers of stitched circles from SU to achieve that goal. Some bronze sequins and a greeting from Avery Elle to finish it off.

Here is the first card I made, which is why I totally forgot to leave parts of the other background white in the above card, because I hadn’t here.

For this card I made a stencil using the deckled edge die that you see in the picture and the greeting is from SU. I was going for a one layer card until I left no room for the greeting. P to the 7th power. LOL

Thanks for checking in on me, I love your visits! Take care, Nanc’


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Leaves

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screen-shot-2016-08-31-at-9-16-24-pmHello Friends, ¬†Sharyn is our hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and she has picked out a perfect word for this time of year. ¬†The word is LEAVES. ¬†Sharyn and I have become very good friends over the past few years, and unfortunately life has gotten to busy for her, and this is going to be her last challenge as part of our Design Team. ¬†I private messaged her a few days ago and asked if she realized her word she had chosen actually had two meanings this week? ¬†She responded, that she had not realized that. ¬†Funny how things work out sometimes isn’t it? ¬†I must say the best thing about this great hobby of ours is the people that have come into our lives…and will stay forever. ¬†I will miss working along side you my friend, but rest assure, you can’t escape me that easy… as I will continue to keep tabs on you! HUGS and best of luck to you!

Now onto my card. ¬†I love the look of stamping two different colors on one stamp…especially these leaves. ¬†I think these colors are awesome together, don’t you? ¬†Then I took a light yellow Spectrum Noir pen and outlined each leaf. (seen below) ¬†The idea for my card came from this gorgeous card by Ashwini that I have linked for you HERE! I added some black splatters and that great (fantastic) Verve Die, stamped the YOU that so happens to be Verve as well, and I was done. ¬†It actually came together rather quickly. ¬†I can assure you I will try this technique again.img_2138¬† I would also like to welcome our next Guest Designer¬†Jaydee¬†who will be with us this month!

ModSquadLogoI am linking my card up over at Mod Squad too…where they have a challenge of falling leaves! Love when things come together like that!

Hope to see you at JUGS! Nanc’