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Feline Fine

Hi, Over at The Paper Players today we have the cutest challenge for you! LeAnne, has CAS week and her theme is Feline Fine! Is that darling or what?

Card Details: I first got my acetate out and masked off my center panel and sponged it with Oxide Inks. Next, I used my new heart stencils from Honey Bee stamps and white ink and sponged my hearts. The images and greeting are from MFT- and the Ric Rac die is MFT as well. The frame, that reminds me of a Polaroid is a die from a friend. I used Copic as my medium of choice!

Please won’t you join us this week at The Paper Players, the team has done it again with loads of “Feline” inspiration for you to enjoy! Take care of yourselves, Nanc’

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley


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Happy Holidays

Back today with a Christmas card for The Paper Players Challenge. As you can see to the left, the theme is Christmas so that leaves it pretty wide open. I have all my shopping done, and I just need to start wrapping. How about you? Are you finished?   Of course, at the last minute, I usually think of something else I want to get someone. I mailed the remaining Christmas cards out yesterday and that is sooooo early for us. Boy did that feel good. Now that we are both retired, we needed to make the difficult decision to cut the Christmas list back.  Let me put this in perspective for you. This is Hubby’s 34 year of designing his own Christmas card. People talk about his card all the time. In years past we used the in-house courier system to deliver the cards from school to school. Since that is not an option anymore we had to cut the list back. People are going to be heartbroken but mailing them all would be rather expensive. So between the two of us this year…we will be mailing about 115. Dave mailed out 70 to friends and family and I mailed out 45 to cardmaking friends. I also made about 40 for both retail stores.  In the past, we would send out about 180.  So we shaved about 65 off the list this year. It was so hard but necessary. 

That was probably more info than you needed. LOL 

Card Details: MFT snowflake bulbs and Wonky rectangle die, the snowflakes are from Memory Box and the greeting is from Verve.  I used a little flicker of white paint on my Oxide Inked background. 

Hope you have found some time to be creative today, Nanc’


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Just Add S

Hello, I hope this post finds you doing well. Over at Just Add Ink, they are asking us to Just Add S to our card. Well, I think I have that pretty well covered. I have a Stencil, a Snow-globe, a Santa, Snowflakes, and Stripes for today’s Christmas card. 

Remember you were forwarned that you would see lots of MFT stenciled backgrounds and adorable snowglobes! I am a tad obsessed at the moment.

Some card details: MFT-Tag, Christmas Stencil , LawnFawn-Snowglobe , SU-Sentiment , Tiny Santa-Neat and Tangled.

I am trying to resist all the stamp sales that are going on today, but I am not doing a very good job. I have made 3 separate purchases so far! Shhhhhh! It’s our little secret. 

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Merry, Merry

Hello, I am back today with two more Christmas cards that I made with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge in mind. The challenge is to use Non-Traditional Christmas colors. I think this peachy color is so pretty! The background paper is from SU and called Flirty Flamingo.

Here is the second card.

 

Card Info: MFT stenciled background. The silver ornaments are from SU. The bow is Paper Smooches. The leaves are Verve The greeting is Verve. The flower is SU.

There you have it! Two very simple cards!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Take care, Nanc’


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Merry

Hello, I hope this post finds you well! I fell in love with the colors over at The Color Throwdown and have two cards to share with you today.

I have had this adorable snowglobe die from Lawn Fawn for a long time and this is the first I have used it.  Oh my goodness is it fun to put together!  Why did I wait so long? I will be making more that is for sure, so you have been forwarned.  I added the bow from Paper Smooches and his face is the cream color as well.  Had to make sure I got all the colors in. The sentiment is from SU and the background stencil is from MFT.  The majority of my Christmas cards I am making this year will all have the MFT stencil somewhere on them. I made 42 backgrounds altogether using white ink about two months ago and have been whittling the stack down ever since.  So fun and quick with a great empact!

Here is a close up so you can see the glittery snow. 

Below is my second card! I am linking this up over at CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Over there they want us to use Non-traditional Christmas Colors. The scalloped circle is Spellbinders, the poinsettia is from Impression Obsession and the fern-leaves are SU. The Merry die cut is also SU.

Thanks for your visit and I hope you have a wonderful day however you choose to spend it. Nanc’


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Seagulls Greetings

Hello, Over at Time Out Challenges the word they have for their challenge is Quick.  Today’s card is just that! I was mass-producing these cute Seagull Christmas cards yesterday and each one takes me about ten minutes to do. It’s a card I have made before and the only addition was to give the cute penguin a Santa hat.  I made the punny greeting on my computer. 

I will also be linking this up over at The Paper Players for my second entry as the window to their CAS Holiday hasn’t ended yet! 

Card Details: MFT- Penguin, and water stencil.  Oxide Inks. The Santa Hat is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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No Line Watercoloring

Hi, No Line Water-coloring or should I say…ATTEMPTING No Line Watercoloring over at Just Us Girls today. If I had more time I would have been happy to try again but since I didn’t, I decided to do my best to hide my terrible flower with a bow! LOL. I guess I shouldn’t have picked a sheer one. LOLOLOL My dear friend Barb sent me this Gina K Designs image with a sticky note that said try no-line water-coloring with this.  I am sure she will not be impressed as she is fabulous at it. LOL  Oh well, I will try again sometime soon. 

The MFT hello die was dipped in gold glitter to add some interest or distraction.LOL  And the tag die is also MFT.

Hope to see you in our gallery at JUGS! A huge thanks to Sue our DT member that pushed us to try something new and or challenging! Come play along. 

Nanc’


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Noel, Peace, and Deck the Halls

Hello friends, Now that ETA is behind us and thankfully with minimal damage, although we did also have 9 inches of rain, and my dad is doing better with his infection, I had a chance to play along with the Colors over at The Paper Players. I sure have missed playing along with them. I thought retirement was supposed to come with all kinds of free time. LOL The colors that they have are perfect for getting more Christmas cards completed, so I decided to make two. 

Card Details: The musical background, the bell die-cuts, and the leaves are from Stampin Up. The bows on the bells are from Paper Smooches. The Sentiments are all Stampin Up. The tag die is MFT. I also used some white paint splatters too which really made the cards come to life. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you and your family are staying safe.  Somehow we will get through this, we just have to keep doing our part! Hugs, Nanc’


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Hot Hot Hot

Hello, Today I am playing along with the 2020 Fall/ Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.   If you haven’t checked it out it’s a must! I can’t get over the gallery and all the amazing prizes involved. AMY TSURUTA is amazing for pulling this together! I am so impressed!! My card doesn’t quite resemble fall or winter but I don’t think that was one of the requirements. 

I have had this sweet coffee die set from MFT for quite some time and this is the first card I have made with it. I paired it with a great SU embossing folder and some Verve stamps (HOT) and Heart Border die. The greeting is from MFT. 

I hope you are having a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


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Warm Wishes…

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word is Triangles. I took a lot of time trying to figure out what to do with this challenge and finally decided to divide my back panel in half. My triangles may not have pointy ends but I think it still works and hope the team does too! 

The images are from MFT and are found in the Polynesian Paradise stamp set. I took two different stencils to make my backgrounds those are from Altnew (left) and Taylored Expressions (right). I also used the cloud stencil from MFT. The branch die is from Stampin Up. I used both Copics and Colored pencils as my medium.

We also have a new guest with us over at Just Us Girls for this month. It’s Joyce Mehrberg!  We all love her work! Welcome, Joyce!

Hope you will come by JUGS and join us! Nanc’