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Flowers for You

Hello, Today’s card was inspired by the Monochromatic Challenge going on this month at The Flower Challenge. I was looking at my new Choose Hope Stamp/Die and Stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio and thought how could I change this up a bit and make it a bit unexpected. So I thought why not stencil and stamp on Designer Series Paper. I adore the colors and fine text of the Stampin Up paper that I used on this card. Green is one of my favorite colors and I thought this soft pale green was so pretty. I had every intention to use the die but at the last minute, I decided instead to put a simple polka-dotted frame around it using another piece of the same tone of green from the same paper pack.

The card looks prettier in person.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their stencil challenge and at NBUS as the Choose Hope set is brand new to me.

Card Details: Pink Fresh Studio-Choose Hope stamp set, the greeting is also from Pink Fresh Studio-Layering Bouquet, ink was all Oxide Inks, Honey Bee Stamps-Dew drops, Stampin Up-DSP.

Thanks for your visits, they sure brighten my day! Another chilly one here, but today the sun is shining. Take care, Nanc’


Seize the Birthday with “Toppings”…and Seize the Sketch


With or without….read on to find out more!

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Fellow crafters,

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have listened to our faithful

participants and have added this to our challenge…..

It’s an Anything Goes Birthday type of challenge with a “Toppings “ Option!

Remember that a Topping is infact an “Option” and not a requirement!

Because not everyone always wants a cherry on top…now do they??

 So this week your “Toppings” option is

” Monochromatic.”  

If you decide to add a topping to your Birthday card/project it

should exude one particular color of your choice!

Remember you can always add neutrals to your design!

So, Is your Birthday challenge going to be with or without toppings?

It’s your choice!

Hope to see you there!

Here is a link to get you started!

Seize the Birthday!

And my wonderful Team mates!

We had 172 participants last time…I wonder if we can ” Top” that?


I am also linking this up to our sister blog…Seize the Sketch


That’s where I started my layout for my card!  I think I may

have gotten a little carried away with my flowers.

Loved the Sketch though!


Card details…

All ink, stamps and cardstock is Stampin up!

Tools: Cuttlebug ,embossing folder and border punch

Acc: pop dots and candy dots


Monochromatic at Just Us Girls


Over at Just Us Girls this week…the ever so talented Vicki has

challenged us to a great color challenge .  Your card or project must have

a basic  theme of Monochromatic Blue, but you may add a neutral as well.

I had a hectic week back to school this week, so my card is rather simple!

I never have enough masculine birthday cards laying around,

so thanks Vicki for the color choice!


I have had this piece of Design paper forever, and it worked so well for this challenge.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


Please jump on over to the JUGS blog and join us this week…we would love to see

what you do with this challenge!  You can stop by my wonderful teammates blogs

and see what they have designed for you as well!

Hope you have an amazing weekend either creatively or how
ever you wish to spend it!