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


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Just Us Girls and Twofer!

Hello,  I have two different challenges for the above cards today! First, it’s time for our weekly Just Us Girls challenge where we have a photo to inspire you.  The first thing I noticed in the photo was the pussy willows. So I decided to embrace those along with the colors blue, yellow, and orange.  I hope you will consider joining us!

Next, over at The Twofer Challenge, the theme is flowers.  So I took the same SU floral and designed my second card.  Which looks very similar to a pink and grey one I posted about ten days ago. I am in love with this new Country Home set from SU, and as I had mentioned, I made quite a few cards using that stamp and the Buffalo Check background stamp. I don’t think I am quite ready to file them away yet so beware!  The sentiments are from Stampin Up. My mediums are Copics and Prisma colored pencils.

Stay safe, Nanc


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Tropical Birthday

Hello, We have a fun topping starting over at STB today.  The topping Is TROPICAL.  I think right about now we all wish we were trapped on a tropical island somewhere, maybe holding some type of cocktail with an umbrella in it and are biggest thought being… did I use enough sunscreen?  So I guess, we will all just have to be inspired by the dream right about now and you will have to show us your tropical paradise in a card form.  I am not denying that I do realize I already live in paradise, but I will say that our palm trees don’t come in those fun patterned papers. LOL

Now as for today’s card details:  A few days ago I mentioned that I made some card backgrounds using Gesso and I was trying to make some CAS cards and ended up with lots and lots of layers.  Well, this was the card I was speaking of. The water was made with a brand new stencil (from Taylored Expressions) that I just received some Gesso and Oxide Inks. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Verve and the rest is from MFT.  The clouds are done with an MFT stencil as well.  The palm fronds were made with some Gina K designer paper that is so old but still one of my favorite patterns ever.

I am linking my card up over at two additional challenge sites;  The first one being- Time Out Challenges where the word Is Free.  If a tropical paradise doesn’t make you free of all your worries I don’t know what else would!  The second challenge Is over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the center row of Blue, Square, and Outdoors.  The other two are obvious but I have a square pattern on my sun in case you were wondering.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! The design team and our guest Jo did a great job with our topping, plus we would love to have you!

Stay well, Nanc’


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Happy Father’s Day

Hello,  Today I have a stamp set from Mulberry stamps that I bet I have had for at least 10+ years and has never been inked up. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. Now that I am starting to feel a bit more comfortable with my coloring skills I decided to give it a shot.  I have been doing a lot of coloring in the evenings, it seems to have a calming effect on me, and many others I am sure.  I used both Copic and Prismas for this piece. I added the clouds with my MFT stencil. I have been doing that after my piece is colored and you have to be a little bit more careful and have to go on the lighter side.  Now the cute little bear and his dog look as if they are trapped on an island. LOL  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I am linking this cutie up over at The Paper Players where the theme is CAS with Men in Mind.  I sure hope it’s CAS enough! Fingers crossed.

I guess I better link up with Darnell too over at NBUS.  My stamp set deserves that, as it’s been waiting for 10+ years!

Stay well and if you are a little stressed….try coloring!  I was told wine works too! Nanc’


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Hello Sunshine

Hello,  Today’s CAS card is the third attempt at an entry for the CAS Mix Up challenge.  The other two cards ( that I like better) ended up with so many added elements and layers that they were no way going to fit in those guidelines of CAS anymore.  All is good, as I know I will use them for upcoming challenges for Seize the Birthday…so time well spent.  CAS is so hard for me… am I alone?  Over at CAS Mix it up they want us to use Gesso on our project. I started off by getting out many different stencils and made quite a few backgrounds for future use. It is a fun process.  Below is my panel I chose for this card, before I added Oxide ink.  Everything I used is from MFT except the sentiment is Verve!  I am really enjoying this die cut palm tree a lot! My other choice option for this challenge was die-cuts.

Thanks for the visit, Nanc’


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Brights

Hello, I hope your day is going well! Today’s card is for the Color Challenge starting over at Just Us Girls.   Not a fan of this card and I wanted to try again but ran out of time. Not sure you can see in this photo but the dotted background shows through on the petals of my flowers.  I was hoping that wouldn’t happen and I would be able to color over them. However, that is where my color orange comes in. LOL   I did a terrible job blending my Copics too.

The design team and our guest did a much better job with this challenge..please come by and play along.  Nanc’


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Though we are not Together…

Hello,  I hope you are doing well and getting along okay!

Have you ever had a stamp set that you purchased that you thought you were going to love but can’t no matter how many times you’ve used it?  Well, this is one from MFT (Bold Blooms) is my arch-nemesis.  I have tried for years and years and every time I make a card with it it just falls flat.  I think it’s the flowers that are the problem as the leaves are pretty cool looking and easy to stamp. So bye-bye flowers and hello leaves from now on! LOL  Anyway, what I do love is the color trio going on over at The Paper Players. This is one of my favorite challenge sites and I play along as often as I can.  I made the background paper using my SU-Buffalo Check stamp and a lime green Copic. I warned you a few days ago that I was hooked on backgrounds. The sentiment is a digital download that Stampin UP is offering and all proceeds ($12.00) go to either the United Way or the World Health Org.  I have linked it up for you HERE!  They have a lot of cute sentiments and if you download them as a JPEG you can resize them and move them around.  I also used a SU brick wall EF for my white rectangle in case you can’t tell.

I hope you have had or will have a creative day and thanks for the sweet comments as of late, Nanc’


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Hello

Hello, I fell in love with the colors this week at the Color Throwdown and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with them.  You can’t tell in the picture but my ribbon is a light grey.  First, I heat embossed both the sentiment (Verve) in white and this gorgeous Flowers in Bloom from MFT in gold embossing powder. The decorative aqua piece down the right side of the card was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a strip of gold paper to tie in with the flowers.  I gave some dimension to the sentiment and finally added these adorable gold pearls for accent.  This card is already headed to a friend that just had surgery, I hope it brightens her day.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a great day, Nanc’


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Hero is the Word!

Hello, I am the hostess for Word Week this week at Just Us Girls! I think I have the perfect word as we are all in the midst of this crisis.  The Word is HERO.   I found this definition that I think is really fabulous and is going to really open up this challenge with numerous possibilities.

A hero is someone who puts others before himself or herself. A hero has good moral ethics and is someone who does things for the sake of being good, and not just a means to an end or a reward for good deeds, but it is someone who does good for the sake of doing good.

Who is your Hero?  Leaves it quite open doesn’t it? 

I hope you will consider coming over to Just Us Girls and joining us for this challenge, I need to also welcome our new Guest for the month of May. Welcome, Deborah Frings! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks for Being Kind

 

Hello, I have been immersing myself into water coloring this weekend and I finally have a card that I am rather happy with.  My friend Barb is an amazing designer, colorist, and cardmaker and a very great friend, and she is hosting a challenge Flowers for the Front Line over at The Power Poppy blog and I wanted to join in the fun!  Not sure if you have ever seen the talent over there, but it’s truly remarkable! I knew I was going to have to step up my game to even enter something in the gallery.

I have had this fabulous Gerbera Daisy background stamp from SSS for quite some time and had yet to break the package and open it up.  So, once again I am going to enter it over at NBUS and this will be my third entry over at The Flower Challenge.

The sentiment is from MFT and the Kind die is from SSS. ( Never used as well.) I have three layers under the Kind die for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please stay well! Nanc’


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Seize the Heroes

Hello, Today the Design Team and I decided it was time to put the Birthday cards aside for a bit over at Seize the Birthday and focus on making some cards for our HEROES during this World Wide Pandemic.  Now, a lot of us focused on Doctors and Nurses, but there are many different people stepping it up and continuing to provide us all with what we need to get through this.

For instance, you could make a card for; Caregivers, Grocery Workers, Delivery Workers, Custodians, Pharmacists, and even Teachers.  I added teachers as I have seen first hand how hard it has been on them to very quickly change to an online platform.  I am in no way comparing what they do to doctors and nurses but wanted to give you all as many avenues as possible.

Also, MFT has made the Birdie Brown Doctors and Nurses set available in digital till the end of April if you want to go that route and I have linked it up for you HERE!

Our challenge will run like our other challenges and we will have a Winner’s post on April 30th!

Can’t wait to see what you create and who or whom you decide to THANK!  Nanc’

I created some others too.