Scrapper@heART

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


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Vellum at STB!

Hello Friends,  We have a fun topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday and that is to use Vellum on your card and or project! Easy huh?  I first want to clarify that this card was not my original idea!  Below is the GORGEOUS card I CASED! I can’t find the original post!  I know it’s from someone I follow regularly.  Looks like a Laurie Schmidlin card from Just Give Me Stamps if you ask me, but I can’t be certain! Heavy sigh!  Any hoozal…life must go on! My card is for a dear friend of mine that is turning 80 very soon. The stitched rectangle, banner dies, flowers, and floral leaf are all from MFT. The bow is from Paper Smooches and the vellum tag was cut with my SU tag punch and scalloped with my Fiskars victorian blade. The Happy Birthday that I divided is from Verve. Such a quick and fun card to put together.  I think before I stick it in the mail it needs some bling!

Have a great day and please come and join us at Seize the Birthday…my teammates and Surprise Party Guest Anita did a fabulous job! Happy Stamping! Nanc’


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Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop!

This is my second post of the day…if you are looking for Just Us Girls please scroll down!

I am over the moon excited to be participating in this Blog Hop that is a complete  SURPRISE to Lesley Croghan!

 Lesley and her fabulous hubby Corey will be welcoming their soon to be Little Miss Croghan very, very soon!

SURPRISE!!!! and CONGRATS to the BOTH of YOU!  Can’t think of a more deserving couple!

Lesley hasn’t had an easy pregnancy, so I hope this Hop is a nice surprise and she realizes how much the stamping community LOVES HER!

My card is ALL PINK and not RED as it appears in the photo!  Please trust me!

Below is another one I made while I was in the baby mode. This one looks even more red! (Grrrr)

I just adore these Adorable Elephants from MFT!

The sentiment is from Verve, the Hot Air Ballon is SU, and the clouds are Lawn Fawn.

This hop is OPEN to anyone who would like to participate!

So, if you Love Lesley as much as we do and want to make a baby card to help welcome Baby Croghan,

HERE is a link to the brains behind this HOP Lori Turner. You will then find a linky on her blog for you to enter just as I have done!

 Please come and join us!

Before I go, I want to thank you Lesley for being such a big part of this wonderful journey of card making and blogging!  You have been so instrumental at my success and I am forever grateful and honored to have you as my friend!

Congrats to you both and I can’t wait to meet little Miss Croghan!

Hugs, Nanc’


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Pink, Purple and Grey

Hello Friends,  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and I am in love with this color combo that Lisa has chosen. I decided to CASE myself this week and make a card that is similar to a couple I had done years ago.  I have a very large variety of products here, so if you have any questions let me know.  Hubby and I are off to Naples for the weekend. He is going to go golfing and I am going to spend the day with my birthday sister. I am so looking forward to it!  Going to make this short and sweet, as I need to go and pack.  Happy Creating….and I hope to see you at JUGS!  Nanc’

 


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Happy Birthday @ STB

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STB Anything GoesHello my faithful followers and friends, It’s time for our monthly Anything Goes with No Topping @ Seize the Birthday!  I decided it was time to get out my Favorite Paper Smooches stamp set (Positive Strokes) and Painter’s Palette die ( also Paper Smooches) and get to work. I paired them up with a birthday die and scalloped stitched rectangle die from MFT.  The bold Happy is from Neat and Tangled.  This card was so much fun to put together. I sure hope you will join us at STB sometime during the next two weeks!  All you have to do is make it a Birthday Card!  Easy Peesy right? While your over at STB… check out the DT creations and our New Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden. Welcome Anita!! She will be with us the next two months!

Take care, Nanc’


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STB- Inlay Die-cutting

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I need to make this short and sweet as I am a tad behind on life these days! Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping this time is to do Inlay Die-cutting. I absolutely love this technique!  I hope you will come on over to STB and see what the team and our Surprise Party Guest has done! Before I go I need to thank Rahmat for being such a terrific guest these past few months!  It’s been a pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.

Take care,

Nanc’


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Love From Me Digi

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mojo483Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing this sketch over at Mojo Monday and  finally found sometime to play along.  In addition, Julee Tilman from Verve has so graciously once again created a FREE digi set for us to use! You can find it HERE!  It’s till available for a few more days, so you must go and get it before it’s to late!  She also has a Love From Me challenge and giveaway going on with her digi set over at the Verve BlogI fell in love with the sentiment that I used on both of my cards instantly! It made a perfect Valentine for my hubby, since he is indeed my best friend.  I just have to decide which one I am going to give to him, probably the one with the paintbrush.  I combined her free set with some Stampin Up paper and oval and circle stitched dies, a MFT stitched heart die and scalloped border die, my favorite Verve heart border die, and two stamp sets called Positive Strokes and I Heart Art from Paper Smooches.  I cut two heart border dies one back and one white for the second card and glued back in the white hearts so as not to see all the paper and such behind the openings. I paper pieced the paintbrush.

I sure hope you will swing on by the blogs that I have linked up for you and take advantage of Julee’s kindness. Thanks so very much Julee, I will be using the digi again soon!  Take care, Nanc’

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You Touched My Heart

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-58-34-pmHello Friends,  Vicki is hosting over at Just Us Girls and she has a perfect Trend for us this week.  Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it was perfect time to incorporate Hearts on our cards and or projects.  I just love the look of Inlay Die-cutting, so that is what I decided to do with this challenge. The paper is from SU, the Hearts are from MFT and the sentiment is from Verve. I think I will definitely be doing this again. It’s almost like I made my own cover plate.

Have a fabulous day and you MUST come by and see what the team and our Guest Michelle have done! Take care, Nanc’


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Hearts and Flowers

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My friend Judy is hosting over at The Mod Squad, and as soon as I saw her challenge I just knew I had to find sometime to play along. She has asked us to incorporate hearts and or flowers on our card and or project. Then I went searching for a bit more inspiration and I came across this great quilt over at The Fusion Card Challenge.  Finally, I also realized that The Paper Players was having a Valentine challenge and the search stopped there.  I snuck into my craft room before the Football Game (that ended poorly…I might add…what can I say I always root for the under-dog) and in between loads of laundry on Sunday, this is what I did.  I decided to take my MFT Stitched Heart dies and lay them over some of the hearts from the MFT Heart cover plate die. Then I incorporated some MFT Stitched flowers in my design.  The sentiment is something I have had for quite a while and it’s from Inkadinkado.  I thought this would make a nice Valentine’s day card. The Dp I used is a pack from Stampin Up that I really love!

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ModSquadLogoThanks for popping in on me today!  I sure do appreciate your visits. Nanc’


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Try a Little Felt

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  We have a fun Topping option for the next two weeks over at Seize the Birthday!  Out topping is to add felt to your card and or project.  This was a first time I have ever cut felt with a die cut before and I am in love with how well it worked with my MFT dies and my Sizzix machine.  I have had this felt in my cabinet for years, (NBUS) and thrilled that I didn’t have to run out and get any.  Cause you know…you run to the craft store for one thing and you come out with TEN! LOL  Just look at those balloons …aren’t they super cute?  As I warned you, I can’t get over my crush on these NEW Adorable Elephants from MFT.  Swoon!  This little guy was again colored with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  The background heart cover plate and the grass is also MFT.  The sentiment is part of the elephant stamp set as well. The scalloped circle is Spellbinders and the Stitched circle is SU.

I hope you will consider coming on over to Seize the Birthday to see what my fantastic teammates and Guest have done with their felt, and while you are there you will have a go at it yourself!

button-aqua-use-this-theAlso, you have to run on over to Darnell’s Blog and see what this fantastic, crafty and sweet of a lady has done with Bubble Wrap! Amazing! Take care, Nanc’

 


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MFT Sketch Challenge #316

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mft_wsc_316Hello Friends,  I am popping in with a quick post for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.  I have been eyeing this sketch for about a week, and tonight after work I finally had a chance to put something together.  I literally am in love with my new Adorable Elephant stamps and matching dies from MFT along with my Stitched Hearts.  You are going to be seeing a lot of these so I will apologize in advance!  Infact, all the dies here are from MFT and the you sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for checkin’ in on me and have a fabulous day! Nanc’