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


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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’


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For the Kids

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start and you came by to see what the next topping is over at Seize the Birthday! ‘Wink, Wink!’  Well, we do have a great one starting today that was selected by the hilarious- Lindsey. She has the best sense of humor! Love her!  Anyways, she wants us to focus on the kids!  I knew right away I was going to be using my MFT Dragons and I have linked up the card that I cased here!  I colored my sweet dragon with Copics and a little bit of colored pencils too. The white dots were made with a gel pen. You must run on over to STB and check out the rest of the cards by the DT and our guest Annie as they are terrific.

All products are MFT.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day! Nanc’


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A Little JOY!

I am linking up with 2 challenges today! First, Less is More (Sparkle and Matte) and Secondly, Happy Little Stampers (Anything Goes with an option of Twinkle.) I made a few cards similar to these last year for the store and they sold, so I thought I would try again.  The card definitely “Sparkles” in real life and the DP has more of a matte finish.

Card details: The JOY is from MFT, the snowflakes are from Memory Box. The fun DP is from anyone’s guess.(I just love it and have cut off any recollection of who made it.) I made the victorian scallop with my Fiskers cutter.

Hope you are having a fabulous day, Nanc’


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The Laundry is….

Is this card and die set not the cutest thing ever? All courtesy of MFT of course. My DIL- Sandra asked me to make a card for her expecting sister using this set, and this is what I came up with. Of course, I snooped around Pinterest for some inspiration.  This is the card that inspired me.  I am pretty happy with the results and hopefully she will be too. The card all started with this Sketch I found over at Inspire. Create. Challenges.  I thought the sketch worked well with the poles of the clothesline. This card makes me dream of a GD of my own someday! Oh, what fun that would be. Of course, if they are still living in California, that wouldn’t be good at all! Hopefully, when the time comes they will live closer! Fingers tripled crossed!

Card Details: All dies are MFT, the sky background was blended with Oxide inks, some of the clothes have small punches for embellishments and or DP.

Hope you find some time to be creative today, Nanc


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Miss You…

Hi, I hope you are having a great day! Over at Creative with Stamps, they have a new challenge starting and the word this month is Tree. Being a Florida girl I went with the obvious Palm Tree. This card was fun to throw together. I am also going to link it up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes!! I have a few interesting card details below:

Card Details: Oxide Ink Background, used the MFT cloud die upside down for my “White-Capped Waves”, the sandhill is sponged and splatted and then cut with an edge-die from Papertrey Ink, Palm Trees and bare feet are Kitchen Sink Stamps, the Miss You is Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping in, Nanc’


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Critters and or Chickens

I am down to the wire but wanted to be sure to play along over at the Twofer Challenge.  I love this challenge and do everything in my power to play along when I can. The word Darnell has for us this month is Critters.  That leaves it wide open, as the definition is “any living creature”, hence my above chickens.  It was nice creating after dinner last night after a long Monday at work. Stamping is not something I do a lot during the week, but it was very relaxing last night and maybe I should try it more often. It helped that hubby made dinner too.

I should have left well enough alone, but unfortunately decided to outline the hey chick in brown.  Looks terrible. 😦 Such is life! 

The first card is for a good friend of mine that is need of a pick me up. I am the tall chicken In the back, as she is not even 5 feet tall. LOL The second card is a Birthday card with the sentiment on the inside.

Have a great day! Nanc’

Card details: 2-Stampin up stamp sets, EF is also SU, Dies are a mix of Sizzix, MFT and SU. Copic markers and colored pencil, and the button is from MFT. The inspiration came from this card.


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Rain and Sunshine Make a Rainbow.

Hello,  Today’s card is for the inspired by words challenge over at Time Out Challenges. “It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.”  I must admit that with all the sadness and devastation by hurricane Dorian, I feel quite guilty sitting here writing a blog post, while others are mourning loved ones and or trying to put their homes and lives back together. Mother nature sure was unkind to the poor people of the Bahamas and along the east coast. I feel very fortunate to have dodged this beast.  Dorian needs to hurry up and move on out to sea and spare the rest of the U.S. too.

Card Details:  MFT-rainbow, heart and rectangles, Lawn Fawn-clouds and sun.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Hugs to all, Nanc’


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Freshly Made 400!

Hello,  Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating a huge milestone with their 400th challenge and I couldn’t pass up the chance to play along. Congrats to FMS!!!  Not only are there prizes, but the sketch is super fun too.  In fact, I loved it so much, I made two other cards that I will be posting later on.  I have been in the Christmas card mood as of late, and have made about 8 Christmas cards over the last ten days or so. It feels good to get started on these, as we all know the Holidays come rather quickly after Labor Day.

Here are some card details:  The poinsettia die is from Memory Box, the sentiment is from Verve. The DP is SU and there is a fun script embossing folder underneath the poinsettia (that is new to me) and is SU also.  The fun rounded stitched rectangle is from MFT. I make the decorative victorian edges with my Fiskars paper cutter.

Below is a close up so you can see the texture of the EF and the lines on the poinsettia too.

Happy crafting, Nanc’

 


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Still Practicing…

Before I get to the details of my card, I am still in the “Forever” beginning stage of how to color with Copics.  This by no means came out well, however, I did think of a way to take a mediocre card and make it better by using my scallop rectangles.  I am hoping it gave enough added interest to take your eyes off the terrible blending. Did I succeed? LOL. I am still figuring out color families. I decided to leave in sentiment free for now.

This card is for The Flower Challenge where they asked us to use your favorite flower.  Which was nearly impossible for anyone who loves flowers.  I had troubles deciding, so I went with a Favorite “NEW” flower stamp by MFT.  The background was also colored with Copics.

Card Details: Copics, MFT Scalloped dies and Flower stamp, Perfect Pearls, and some fun foam for dimension.