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


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…Lucky Me

Hello, It’s time for Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess and she has the perfect word for March. The word is Lucky! I was looking through my stamps and sentiments searching for something that would work for this challenge and I came across this old Verve set with the word Lucky in it and it certainly saved me. The team did a fabulous job with this challenge. Such a great variety of cards that you should check out.

We have a new Guest Designer joining us this month at JUGS. My buddy JoAnn from my Seize the Birthday Team is tagging along with us! Welcome, JoAnn! So happy to have you!

Card Details: MFT Stamp Set-A Tweet Hello, and Verve sentiment too. The background was done with Clouds from MFT and both blue and green Oxide inks. The birds and flowers were done with Copics.

Thanks for dropping in! Try to do something today that brings you joy. Nanc’


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Otter and Seal Valentines!

Hello, I know, I know! I can’t help myself. I am on a make-your-own background with Otters and Seals kick right now because they make perfect Valentines, and I am in Love!

I am playing along over at The Paper Players where they have a Love and Friendship Theme going on and also joining in with Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: The pool stencil is from MFT. The otters are MFT. The seal is from Sunny Studios. The greetings are either MFT, Sunny Studios, and or a mix of SU and Verve. The fish are SU and I made a free-form and heart stencil myself. The speech bubble is SU. I used Oxide Inks, Copics, and Prismas to color.

Thanks for check-in in on me! Have a lovely creative day! Nanc’


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There’s No-Otter Like You!

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today’s card was inspired by two challenges. Festive Friday‘s Inspirational list was perfect for Valentine’s Day and I am also linking up with Retro Rubber Challenge where the theme is Love, Love, Love.

Anyone that follows me and my card-making journey knows that I love the make heart backgrounds so that is what I have done for you today. For Festive Friday, I chose Pink, Hearts, and Cute! I am not sure there is anything cuter than this MFT otter. For Red Rubber, I found out that this sweet otter set from MFT was released in 2017.

To go along with the name of my Blog and my love for using hearts on my cards, I asked hubby to make me a wooden ornament to use as a prop for photographing my cards. I love the way it came out. If you have never seen my hubby’s work I have his blog linked up for you HERE! At the top of his blog there are many tabs to make it a bit easier to navigate. He has a mix of everything…wood-working, colored pencil, wooden ornaments… etc. You must check out the wooden ornaments that he sells here locally they are amazing!

Card Details: The heart stencil background is from Honey Bee Stamps, the otter is from MFT, the speech bubble outline is from SU. I used Copics and a bit of Prismas colored pencils as my medium and dimensionals for height.

I hope you find some time to be creative, it really is helping me through these hard days! Nanc’


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Red and Black

Hello, It is already February and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Karen is our fabulous hostess and she has a perfect color duo for this time of year. If you are not into making Valentines there are many other avenues you can take with these colors, as you will see by the DT’s cards over on the CH blog. We also have Michal joining us as a guest over at CH for this challenge! Welcome, Michal. We are happy to have you!

I made two cards for this challenge and didn’t realize the black looked so bad on the second card until after I photographed it. 😦

First Card: I made my heart windows with an MFT heart die. The love die is from Gina K and the XOXO stamp and the You Melt My Heart stamp are from MFT. A very quick and simple Valentine.

Second Card: Honey Bee Stamps fluttering hearts stencil. The stamp set is also Honey Bee Stamps and is called; Stronger Together. I used my fabulous Hero Arts Postage dies and did some masking as well. Of course, my Oxide Inks was my ink of choice.

Hope to see you over at Color Hues where I know the DT’s work will inspire you! They always inspire me! Please take care and Happy crafting! Nanc’


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Treat Yourself

Today over at Just Us Girls, sweet Carol Mayne is our hostess and it’s Wild Card Week. Every time I type that I always say Rivalry Week in my head! It is a Sports phrase and hubby and I always say using W’s instead of R’s. LOL Just like Elmer Fudd. Anyway, it is probably funnier to us than to you right about now. 🙂

For those unfamiliar with Wild Card Week, it only happens when there are 5 Saturdays in the month, and the challenge is wide open and the hostess can pick anything she wants. Carol has selected Plaid as her challenge. Easy huh? Today, I have another Coffee Cup Gift card holder for you using some fun plaid paper from Pink and Main.

Card Details: GC holder is from Catherine Pooler, the coffee cup is from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. If you look closely I have a scalloped piece of vellum behind my stitched circle. I sponged the top and bottom of the cup with Oxide Inks.

Before I go I want to say a HUGE thanks to both Chrissie and Stef for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS! We have certainly enjoyed having you along.

Hope you will join us at Just Us Girls this week and happy creating, Nanc’


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Celebrating You and Guesting!

Hello, Today I am pleased as punch to be guesting along with the talented team over at Time Out Challenges. Thanks so much for having me!

It’s time for an “Inspired By Words” Challenge and here is the beautiful quote they have for us!

For this challenge they are sponsored by Altenew and the Winner will get $15 store credit and an offer to Guest Design with them for a future challenge.

Card Details: This die set is from Sizzix and is called Garden Shed. The greeting is from Verve. The pink tag was embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and then sanded to show the white core of the paper underneath. The brick wall stencil is from MFT and I used Oxide inks. I used mirrored paper for the watering can and the plant shelf.

I sure hope you are having a wonderful day and if you have some time on your hands to be creative you will consider playing along with us at Time Out!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Gnomes or Fairies

Hello, I sure hope you are doing well. It’s time for the next challenge at The Paper Players. Laurie is our hostess and it’s CAS week and the theme is Gnomes or Fairies. I had neither in my collection and have always wanted some gnome stamps and was thrilled that I just “Had” to make this purchase for this challenge. LOL I have wanted this particular set by Whimsy Stamps for quite some time.

Card Details: Gnome and greeting are from Whimsy Stamps, MFT Cloud stencil, Copics and Colored Pencil, and some sequin stars.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care, Nanc’


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Mini Slimline

Hello, Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has picked the PERFECT Trend for us. Mini Slimline cards. I am finally starting to get on board with this size and really loving it. It is very common for me to be way behind on the latest trends and I am good with that. Someone has to be the caboose. LOL.

I am linking up over at Tic Tac Toe once again because I like this board so much and this time I chose the row Holiday, Silver, and Patterned Paper.

I love Happy Little Stampers so I am joining in the Christmas Challenge this time.

Card Details: NOEL is from Spellbinders. The snowman is a fav of mine from MFT. The decorative edge was made with my Fiskers Victorian blade paper cutter.

Now, Hop on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the Design Team and our guest Rachel have done! So many fabulous cards!

Take care, Nanc’


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Getting Into Halloween!

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I want to warn you that I have a new obsession! You are probably a bit relieved that I have put the leaves away for now. LOL However, I have a few cards with leaves that I have yet to share. What is my new obsession, you ask? These adorable new ghosts I just got from Miss Ink Stamps called BOO-Sheet! I have them linked up for you and it’s truly the cutest set with the funniest sentiments! The only thing that would be the icing on the cake is if they had die-cuts, but sadly they don’t. Although, I believe they are easy and totally worth fussy cutting! What is even kinda interesting is I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but this set just won me over! I definitely don’t like anything scary! Do you?

So far I have made three cards with hopes to make a few more before the holiday arrives. I decided to make a mini-slimline for this one. While I was purchasing the stamp set I had to get the stencil set that is called Cloud Hearts! Although I didn’t use it on this card, it is super cool too… so stay tuned! I think one of the funniest thing about this set is the iron burn you can put on the sheet. It comes with a sock too, but I didn’t use it this time! We all hate when the socks get stuck to the sheets when we pull them from the dryer. LOL

I went to Hobby Lobby the other day because hubby needed some paint, YAY! While we were there, I purchased some Black Soot Oxide ink, with hopes to darken the edges of my clouds and make more of a night time scene. Well, that turned into a hot mess and was quickly discarded in the circular file. As you can see I chickened out the second time, and didn’t have the heart to ruin these clouds.

Here is a close up so you can see my glittery stars I put in opposite corners of the card.

I am playing along with three challenges today. The TGIF Challenge where the word is Halloween and over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge I have chosen the row of Purple, Orange and Black. I have to also play along with Darnell over at NBUS, since this set is brand new to me!

Card Details: This is a mini slimline card. Boo Sheet-Miss Ink Stamps, Clouds were made with my MFT stencil. I used Oxide inks for the background. I used Nuvo glitter paste with my Tim Holtz star stencil and some Colored Pencil and or Copics to color my stamps. Lots of spatter in white, purple and black. I have glossy accents on the pumpkin and the lollipop.

I sure appreciate you coming by! Take care and Happy Creating! Nanc’


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Celebrate/Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope your week is off to a good start! Over at AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenge they are celebrating their #200th challenge, so I wanted to be sure and join in the fun! The word they have for us is CELEBRATE!

Card Details: The cards came together very quickly! I stuck with my signature look making a shaped background using the pool water stencil from MFT and a circle stencil cut from acetate. The various cocktail glasses are from Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks for the background, the tiny circles, and to add color to the glasses. The happy Birthday is from Verve and the Celebrate die is from Paper Roses and is shadowed with vellum. Some Nuvo drops and dimensionals to finish them off.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a creative week! Nanc’