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Let’s Get Tipsy

Hello, Here we are the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues! Kristie has chosen a great color pairing that I am sure will be well received. I enjoyed it so much I have two cards for you today! We also have Janet joining us over there as our Guest! Welcome Janet! We are happy to have you! I would also like to thank all of you that played along with our 1st Anniversary Challenge, we really enjoyed each one of the cards in the gallery and we appreciate all of your support.

I am linking up with Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!

A Few Card Details: The Heart and Ric-Rac are from MFT, the sentiments are also MFT, the Champagne glasses are from Paper Roses. Silver Nuvo drops for added sparkle!

Now it is time to head on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards from the Design Team and our guest Janet! They all are so amazing!

Take care, Nanc’


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NOEL

Hello, I am back today with a Christmas Card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week. It closes tomorrow at 3pm, I do believe, so you have a little bit of time left to play along. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it and I am glad I took some time today to make something.

I have given myself two goals by the end of this month. The first, is to have all my DT commitments done through the rest of the year for all 4 of my Design Teams. It is a big goal but I am nearly there! I only need to make two more cards and those challenges aren’t picked yet, and I am patiently waiting. Well, nearly patiently. LOL And for my second goal…That one is to have all my personal Christmas cards finished as well. I am pretty certain that won’t be a problem as I only need 4 more of those.

Do you make goals for yourself as the Holidays approach to make things a bit less stressful?

I am going to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers for the Christmas Challenge.

Card Details: The NOEL, snowflake, and the green leaves in the hat are from Spellbinders, the snowman is from MFT and the small greeting is a new stamp I just received from a giveaway from Freshly Made and it’s from Papertrey Ink. The Postage die is new to me also and it’s from Hero Arts! I have wanted those dies for so long!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


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JUGS-600th Challenge

Hello, Today Just Us Girls is celebrating its 600th Challenge! Quite an accomplishment wouldn’t you say! I have not been with the team since its inception but I have been with them since April of 2013. In honor of this milestone we do have a Prize up for grabs, so we hope you will play along. All you have to do is use 6 of anything on your card and or project! Rather simple I must say!

We also have a brand new Guest Designer with us, who needs no introduction, as she is very well known in this industry…Loll Thompson!! Welcome Loll, we are super excited to have you playing along this month.

I have used SIX layers on my card for today’s challenge, not including the card base, starting from the fun dotted background die to the top of my umbrella. I thought I also put 6 clear dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps but now that I am typing this up, I realize there are only 5.

I built my card around the white, grey, and pink part of the umbrella, the clouds, the greeting, and the bow from my bits and boxes drawers, so I may link up with the ladies over at Inspired By Challenge. I love cleaning out things that are too good to toss. I have been making a real conscious effort to do that a lot lately. I am also using a ton of DSP! If you look closely my white on the sentiment is definitely not as white as the card base. That bothers me…does it bother you?

A Few Card Details: The Clouds -MFT, Umbrella-Spellbinders, DSP-SU, Greeting-SU, The dotted background die-Sunny Studios, Bow die-Paper Smooches

The team and our New Guest- Loll Thompson have some great cards and or projects you must come check them out!

Take Care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hi there…

Hello there, Today over at The Paper Players it is time for Sketch Week. I absolutely had the best time putting this card together and thought the sketch that Laurie chose this week was super fun! I love when cards have an unexpected tilt to them. I have had this great background paper for quite sometime and so happy I finally used some of it. It worked so well with my little beach babes.

I am linking my card up over with Darnell at NBUS as well, as it is the first time I used these cute beach babes from Sunny Studios. I am also linking up at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where all you have to do is add a Sentiment.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil with my wave die from MFT and then made my water using Oxide ink. The sand is also part of a die from MFT- Beach Builders set which I inked up to make it look more realistic. The girls and palm tree are all from Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties/Sending Sunshine. The Hibiscus is MFT. I colored them with Copics and Prismas. I framed my little scene in with some star paper from MFT. The greeting is from one of the Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties set.

This might be my favorite card of the year so far!

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 and stay well, Nanc’


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Surfing Santa Tag

Hello, it seems like forever since I posted anything and it’s only been a week. It’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Ina is our fabulous hostess. She has asked us to make Anything but a Card for this challenge. As you see above, I chose to make a Christmas tag. I am glad I chose the Christmas route as I have been anxious to finally break the seal on this new Surfing Santa by Sunny Studios. I think he is so cute! I took the easy route this week and used some fun DSP for my background, I thought it represented waves perfectly. I used Copics and Prismas as my medium. The tag die is from MFT. I have glitter on Santa’s hat and pom pom too.

I hope you will come over to Just Us Girls, and check out the fabulous projects by the Design Team. While you are there, think of something besides a card to make and join us.

Take care, Nanc’


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Coffee and Friends…

Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has a great palette for us to work with. I have been wanting to get out my Coffee stamp and die set from the Greetery and I knew these colors would do the trick. I used brown and black as my neutrals and my teal is more on the green side of things so I apologize for that. I would have made a new card but life didn’t cooperate.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are all from the Greetery, DSP-MFT.

Hope to see you in the gallery at JUGS and you should check out the cards from the team also, they all did a great job and stuck to the right color family! LOL Nanc’


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Hello Sunshine

Hello, I am here today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess and she wants us to use recycled items on our card and or project. Nearly every piece of my card is made from recycled cardboard…EXCEPT the watercolored paper that I inked up with some Oxide Ink to make the water. I do love the crisp whit card-front. I love some of the texture that cardboard adds to the design. The Palm fronds looks wonderful in real life.

Over at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge they have a challenge going on that is called Hello sunshine which is where my inspiration for my card began.

Card Details: MFT dies and Verve greeting. Some Oxide ink, water, and colored pencil was used as well. Pop dots for dimension.

Come check out all the creative ways the JUGS Design Team tackled this week’s challenge and then join us!

Take care, Nanc’


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Cheers to Your Birthday

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning. Tae Eun has chosen Framed as our topping this time around. Such a fun and easy way to add some interest to your card design. It was such a fun and quick card to put together.

I am going to also link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Any Occasion.

Card Details: I have a mix of products for this card. MFT-Sentiment and Wonky Rectangles, the dotted die cut is from Sunny Studios, the Wine bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses. You might not be able to tell in the pic…the bottle is made out of vellum and the glasses are shimmery silver card-stock. The enamel dots are from SU.

Hop on over to Seize the Birthday sometime in the next two weeks and check out the fabulous Design Team’s cards and join us! Nanc’


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Signs of Summer

Hello, Over at The Paper Players we have a perfect challenge for this time of year, at least for those of us in the beginnings of Summer that is. I am waving my hand and saying me of course!! Although I must say our mornings and evenings are still rather pleasant. Ann is our fabulous hostess and came up with this perfect theme and pics to inspire us!

As soon as I saw this challenge coming up I jumped right in an cracked open my new stamps and dies from Sunny Studios. How cute are these seals? Sealiously they make me smile every time I look at them.

Card Details: I first started with a background that I feel is becoming rather my go to our signature look, but hey if it works why change it? The stencil is from MFT and sponged with Oxide Inks. The darling seals are new to me and are from Sunny Studios. The sun die is one that I adore and have had for some time from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium as I haven’t mastered Copics by themselves and at this rate probably never will. Hey, but that is okay!

I am linking up once again with the sweet Darnell over at NBUS and with the fun over at Addicted to Stamps and More for Make Your Mark.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the fabulous Design Team and see how they showcased SUMMER!

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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Kindness

Hello! I hope you are doing well! Lisa is our Hostess at Just Us Girls this week and she has picked the perfect work for us! The word is kindness! Such an important word, don’t you think? I sent this card to a dear friend that recently lost her husband and that I did a few things for her, and in return she sent me flowers. It sure should have been the other way around, it was totally surprisingly sweet of her and so totally unnecessary!

Here is another view!

Card Details: The fun background is that fabulous emboss resist paper from SU that I use sparingly. I inked it up with my Oxide Inks. The green background is just some DSP that I thought worked well. I have had this slimline die cut set from Pink Fresh Studio called Slime Braided Circles for more than a few months now and finally got around to breaking the seal. My dear friend and teammate Carol is the queen of slim-lines and I hope to one day to have more time to make more of these type of cards as she always inspires me with hers. I incorporated my new dies with the flowers, the stitched letters, and leaves from MFT, the U is from Verve, the kind is from SSS. I wish I hadn’t put the Nuvo drops over top the centers of my flowers as they did bleed a bit.

I incorporated my card into two other challenges the Tic Tac Toe challenge where I used the row Blue, Circle and Floral.

And over at NBUS with my sweet friend Darnell.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you will consider joining us this week at JUGS! Before I go, I would like to welcome Fran to the team this month. She is our guest designer! Welcome Fran!

Take care, Nanc’