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


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You mean the world…

I have a quick card today to go along with the Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players.  I really enjoy these types of challenges as it really opens up your creativity for so many possibilities. My card had a happy accident as I realize it actually fits two rows.  Flowers, Die-cut and Embossing and also Friendship, Die-cut, and Girly. I decided to give this MFT stamp set another go around.  You may not know, but I have a love-hate relationship with this stamp set. I do love this color combination though. Excuse my photo, I have been messing with my camera settings after hubby got a hold of it. I don’t have it quite right yet. Grrr.

Card Details:  MFT flower set, Verve-Sentiment, Dot embossing folder-SU, Scalloped edge die-MFT, Circle stitched die-SU.  I have wink a Stella on my flowers too.

Be well, Nanc’


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CAS Pool Party

Hello, I have a quick CAS card for you today using these adorable penguins from MFT.  I started off using this fun paper from Stampin Up and some Oxide Inks to get started.  What I love about this paper, as you can see, it has a pattern.  So as you blend the inks the cool pattern reveals itself. I used both Broken China and Tumbled Glass to achieve my pool color that I was looking for.  My photo doesn’t show the variations of color very well.  I decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the paper and it turned out better than I expected.  As I took a tissue over the sentiment after it dried, part of the sentiment came off too. I kinda think it looks as if the greeting is on the bottom of the pool. I used the white corners to mimic the steps or shelf seating you see around real swimming pools. I used Prisma colored pencils with my images.  My colors and idea for this card started with The Color Throwdown. 

I hope you can escape the world a little today by being creative, Nanc’


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Patterned Paper

Hello,  We have a fun Wild Card Challenge this week at Just Us Girls.   I know you have some patterned Paper lying around.  I have really been making a conscious effort to try to use some of it up. I just love making baby cards so I knew right away that I would be pulling out this fun die set from MFT. However, the sun and clouds are from Lawn Fawn. I took a square die from SU to make my window. I kinda screwed up the placement of my clothes ( now that I am examining my card) as they appear to be hanging inside the window instead of outside.  It must have been really windy that day. LOL

I sure hope you swing on by the JUGS blog and check out the teammate’s cards and our guest Deborah.  This is her last challenge with us. We hope you have enjoyed yourself Deborah, as we have really enjoyed having you!

Take care, Nanc’

 


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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’