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


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Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I have a couple of cards for you with Hearts in mind, as I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge this month where they are celebrating their Second Anniversary!  Congrat Darnell and team! You know how much I love this challenge site and I hope you are around for many more years to come.  I am also going to link one of my cards up over at CAS Stencil where they asked us to use a “New” stencil.  The cards all began with this great Die cut from Stampin UP called Bloomin Heart.  It’s so intricate and is pretty all by itself.

Fo the wood grain Valentine card, I added some red florals that come along in the die set along with a LOVE die cut from Simon Says Stamps. I used both red and gold paper for a layered look. The YOU sentiment is from Verve along with the banner die which I doubled as well.

For the floral birthday card, I used this new stencil called Lovely Lace from Gina K. Designs.  I posted a card yesterday using the same stencil and that was the first time I had used it.   I made about five different panels in an array of colors, as they were so pretty and easy to do.  I just love the Pink Oxide ink called Worn Lipstick, don’t you? The heart die is also sponged with the Oxide Ink along with the Victorian border die on the bottom. The YOU letter dies and the solid Heart Die are both MFT. The sentiment is Verve.

Here is the pink one by itself.

I hope you have a very creative day and thanks so much for popping in! Nanc’


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Stencils at STB

Hello, We have a fun and easy topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday.  The topping I selected this time around is stenciling.  I along with many of you, I have quite a few of these fun things laying around and it was time to put them to use.  This fun water splash stencil is from MFT.  In fact, the entire card was made with MFT products.  I used Oxide Inks for my background and colored pencil for my medium.

I would love for you to come over and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and hope you get inspired to play along!

Hope you have a creative day, Nanc’

 


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Something New!

Hello,  Today’s card is for the first Paper Players challenge of the New Year and the theme is Something New.  I needed some baby cards for the store which worked out perfectly!  I am still in love with this cute little elephant named Emery from Verve, and you know I love polka dots, so this card worked out well in my opinion. LOL The stars are from MFT, the sentiment is also Verve, and the clouds are from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you have a great start to your week tomorrow…I have to go back to work myself.  Happy crafting! Nanc’


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Snowflake

Hello,  Happy New Year to you!!! I am back after a much needed and thoroughly enjoyed break!  It was so wonderful to have the time away from blogging, and while I was at it, I cut way back from my phone use too!  Sometimes I feel technology is killing society, but that is a subject I don’t think you stopped by to discuss. As much as I adore my phone, It is one that troubles me so much. Anyhoozal…

Today over at Just Us Girls we have our first challenge starting for the New Year. Since the word is Snowflakes, I had to post a final Christmas card of the season.  This card was made with an MFT die set (Joy-Filled)and a snowflake die set from poppy (Evangeline Snowflakes).   I have posted a card similar to this one in the past. The (mysterious brand) designer paper really makes this card shine!

We also have a NEW designer starting with us over at JUGS!  I know you will recognize her right away!  We are so lucky she said yes and will be joining our team!! It’s Cecile Ribon! Welcome CECILE!!! I was thrilled when Vicki told us the good news!  I hope you love it here as much as the rest of us do!

Finally, we have two guests joining us this month-Mary Deatherage and Hannelie Bester.  Hannelie is sitting the first week out as she is still on holiday, but Mary is with us this week! Welcome Ladies!!

Before I go, I would like to share with you a picture that my hubby took while I was writing this post! My grand kitty Lando likes to chase the computer mouse. Please focus all of your attention on the cute British Short Hair and not the old lady in her Pajamas with the crow’s feet on her face.   Happy Stamping, Nanc’

 


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Happy New Year-Layer it!

Happy 2020!  Isn’t that unreal?  I trust if you are reading this post you have recovered from the Holiday Season!  It was a busy one for this household and I am ready to get back to a much-needed routine, so I can figure out what day of the week it is. LOL  I am also super excited as today we are launching our new look over at Seize the Birthday!  Thanks to our talented Design Team member Ashwini for making everything look amazing.  We thought it was time for our logo to reflect that we are a Birthday Challenge, hence adding the new balloons on the graphic. Not to mention the bright happy colors too.  Thanks once again Ashwini! I love it!

Remember over at Seize the Birthday you don’t have to use the topping any birthday card will do! 

I also would like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.  I am sure she is someone most all of you will recognize as she is super talented. It’s Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea.

Now onto my card, This card has lots of layers and dimension. It all started with this card over on Pinterest, that I can’t link up as now I can’t find it. However, my intentions were good.  I added the fun black circles to some designer paper. The letter dies are from MFT.  The balloon is a punch. and the sentiment is from Verve. I added some terrible looking squiggly lines and lots of pop dots for dimension.

I don’t do resolutions anymore as they are so difficult for me except when I gave up Coke, for that one I was very successful.  A few years ago I decided to select a word for the New Year. The word I have chosen for 2020 is Acceptance.  I plan to use this in every aspect of my life.  Whether it be work, family, friendships etc…and of course card making. When it comes to my hobby,  I need to accept the fact that I may never have 1,000+ followers here or on Instagram, I may never have my very own stamp line LOL, or even have a card published or be able to make this hobby a monetarily full-time gig. Most of all, I won’t love every card I create. I need to be happy and content with just being me and proud of my accomplishments so far.  For example, the card above is not fabulous, so I am still posting it and just accepting it for what it is.  Wish me luck, as this is not going to be easy in all areas of life!!   If you were to have a word for the New Year, what would it be?  Happy creating,  Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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Color Challenge @ MFT

 

 

Hello,  I am so glad I squeezed in sometime this weekend to play along with this fun color challenge at My Favorite Things. Plus, I can add one more completed Christmas card to my list. Woohoo! I only need a couple of more and I should be done. I still had this fun Die-cut set of MFT’s on my desk, and I had an idea rolling around in my head and thought it would be perfect in these colors.  I cut off the long string that comes with the bow die and added a round punch for the center. The rest of the dies are used as they come.

Card Details: All dies are from Filled with Joy from MFT and sentiment is from the matching stamp set, SU stitched rectangles, Paper is a mix of this and that, and gems to finish it off.

I am also linking this card up over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge/Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by and now go have a creative day, Nancy


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Shades of Teal

 

We have a fun Color Challenge this week at Just Us Girls.  The object is to use any or all shades of teal on your card and or project.  I love teal, so when I saw this challenge I was super excited that I even made two cards. I just adore this MFT set and knew this year I had to get it out once again and make some more Christmas cards with it.  All the paper is from SU, and is a few years old, but a pack that I truly salvage every little piece of.  The snowflake is a punch.  I sure hope you will consider coming by JUGS and joining us! The team has some beautiful cards this week! Nanc’

Here is my other card!


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JOY

Today’s card is a CAS card for the Tis the Season CAS Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.  It had been a while since I pulled out this fun die-cut set from MFT, and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I made a card similar to this one last year.  I think Red and Gold are such a great combo for the Holidays. I love the look of inlay die-cutting, don’t you? A few Nuvo drops and I was done.

Finally, a cold front went through last night and hubby and I are off to do something outdoors! Haven’t been wanting to do that in forever!

Thanks for stopping by now go create an amazing day,   Nanc’


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Grateful Heart

Hello, We have a perfect Fall photo for you this week at Just Us Girls that is sure to inspire you!  This card may look a tad familiar if you are one of my avid followers.  I made a card very similar to this one a few weeks back and I loved that one so much I had to make another, especially once I saw the photo Bobby had selected for us. This card is in the running for the most favorite card of mine to date. I truly love it! I did the smooshing technique on watercolor paper for the background of my leaves.  The veins of the leaves are made out of gold sparkle paper. It is so lovely! The two tags are made from the same. I decided to distress the edges of the crumb cake paper and the ivory sentiment paper.  The sentiment is heat embossed. A few gold Nuvo drops too.  The leaves and small rectangle are SU and the sentiment is Verve. The large rounded corner rectangle and banners are MFT. I am also linking my card up at 2 other challenges. Time Out Challenges, the word is grateful.  Inspire Create, the word is die cuts.

  Before I go I would like to thank Chris for being with us this month.  It was great having you back on the team, it was just like old times.

Go and create an amazing day!  Nanc’