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Feel Better Soon

Hello,  I have a quick post for you today for the new Color Challenge starting over at The Paper Players. Not sure what possessed me to photograph it on such a busy piece of paper. LOL  I just love this resist paper from SU that I used for the background.  I use it very sparingly, as I like it so much and don’t want to run out any time soon. I don’t know why they don’t stock it continuously. It’s so beautiful and quick and works so well with Oxide Inks. My green is a bit softer than the challenge color, so hopefully that is alright.

Card Details: Paper -SU, sentiment-Verve, flowers, leafy swirl, and scalloped rectangles are-MFT.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Snowflake Ink Lifting

Hello, I have an interesting Ink Lifting technique for you today using a die-cut instead of a stencil! However, I can only assume Jennifer McGuire has probably done this before and you have probably seen it or even done it yourself. LOL I didn’t have a snowflake stencil in my collection and wanted to try my hand at CASEing a card of Kristina Werners. You can find it Here!  Hers is much prettier than mine, but I needed to minimize the card as I wanted to keep it CASAnyways, I have some new die-cuts from Memory Box that I have been wanted to use. First, I sponged three colors on some watercolored paper using Oxide Inks. (pic below) Next, I cut out variations of snowflakes out of water-colored paper. Then, I sprayed them with water and quickly laid them on the oxide inked paper to do some ink lifting.  It worked! As you can see below. You do have to be careful an not to use too much water but also make sure it’s enough. I loved the way the paper snowflakes picked up so much of the ink, that I decided to add them to my card front.  That wasn’t the original plan. Next, I splattered the card front with some white paint. The Peace Diecut was from a dear friend.  I am not 100% sure whose it is. I do love it though!  This card was super fast and easy to do!!  I am linking this card up over at two challenges, Just Add Ink– where the word is Season, and CAS Christmas where the word is Snowflake and   So if you have an idea and don’t have the stencil for it, check out your die-cuts and give this a try!  It’s lots of fun!  Thanks so much! Nanc’


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Smile…it’s your Birthday!

Hello friends,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word is Smile!  Last September when I was visiting MFT with (fellow DT member) Bobby and Michelle Ferguson (a friend I met online), I took a picture of a card in their lovely store that I fell in love with. Finally, nearly a year later I CASED it and added my own touch with the clouds.  It’s not perfect, but I do love how it turned out.  I used the MFT cloud stencil and Oxide inks to do my blending. I ended up making a mask to make it work out completely.

Below you will see a photo of the card that inspired me.

Card Details:  SMILE-wooden stamp, it’s your birthday-Verve, Clouds-Lawn Fawn, Wonky Rectangles-MFT.

Thanks for stopping in and if you have a chance to head over to Just Us Girls, please help us in welcoming our new Guest Emma Delfosse!

Nanc’


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Sunshine!

Hello, First Happy Fourth of July to all my USA friends and followers!  I am here today with a card for a new challenge starting over at Seize the Birthday! I happen to be the host of this challenge and our topping for the next two weeks is SUNSHINE!  I should have checked the date of my post a few months ago and picked a more appropriate topping like stars and or stripes.  I missed the boat on this one!

We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us for the next two months and that is Su Mohr!  Welcome to STB Su!  We are so happy you will be with us for the next two months.

Card Details: A mix of MFT( rainbow and heart), Lawn Fawn(clouds and sun) and SU(sentiment)…oh and some oxide ink blended badly!  The layout for this card is something I saw on Pinterest and not my own idea.

Have a great sunshiny day however you chose to spend it! Nanc’


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Cover the Card

We have a fun and easy topping for you starting today at Seize the Birthday. My fellow DT member Ashwini wants us to Cover our Cards. Basically what that means is limited white space. The background stamp (Gerbera Daisy- from SSS) I used today is brand new to me and I couldn’t wait to use it.  One day soon I hope to color it too, but I chickened out for this post. LOL I decided to do some emboss resist with my Oxide Inks instead.  The sentiment is Verve and the flower and Smile die is MFT.  I raised the center of the card with some foam for added interest. The smile has a shiny sheen by using crystal effects.

Here is a picture of the panel before I mounted it. If you haven’t tried THESE makeup brushes I suggest you do.  My friend Barb suggested I get them and I am so glad I did!!  Thanks Barb!

Before I go I would like to take a moment to thank our Surprise Party Guest and my friend Linda for joining us these past two months.  It was an absolute pleasure having you Linda!  Please play along again with us when you have the time.  We love your work and you my friend. 

I am also going to link my card up over at The Flower Challenge where they want us to Focus on Background stamping. I am so glad I didn’t miss this challenge this month. 

Now head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out Linda’s and the amazing teammate’s cards!

Happy Crafting, Nanc’


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Thinking of You…

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a great start! Today’s card for Just Us Girls is inspired by both an Inspiration photo and a CASE of one of my previous cards but in different colors.  The card is a mix of Verve stamps, Oxide inks and a stencil, SU punch, and some heat embossing on both the border hearts and the butterfly too. You must come check out the rest of the team’s cards over at JUGS, everyone did a really fabulous job!

Before I go I would like to say a BIG thanks to Eva for being such a Stupendous guest!  Hope to see you in the gallery at JUGS!

Take care, Nanc’


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Spring…

Hello,  I hope Spring is finally starting to arrive where you are.  Spring happens to be our topping that Tae Eun has chosen this time at Seize the Birthday! Fits her to a tee since she’s all about florals. Today’s card is designed with a bit of this and that. The flowers are MFT, the background paper is SU and it has been sponged with Oxide Inks, the sentiment is Verve, and last but not least this great cover plate… is anybody’s guess, as it’s not mine. I really love it! I think it’s MFT but I would be guessing. I sponged the flowers as well to match the background.

Please come check out the team’s take on Spring!  See you there! Nanc’


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HUGS!

Hello, Hope you are having a great day! Today’s card is for The Card Concept. I saw this technique for the background in a video, and for the life of me thought it was by Laura Fadora, and now I can’t find it.  Anyways, if I figure it out I will edit this post, as I like to give credit where credit is due. I really had a fun time making it. The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn, the heart die is SU, and the wonky rectangle is MFT.  I used my oxide inks and sticky notes to achieve my rainbow effect. The HUGS is on sparkly silver paper from SU.  I splattered the background with white and black paint.  The card looks much better in real life!

I am also going to link this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes!

I made this card for a dear friend’s daughter that is battling cancer for the second time. I had the pleasure of meeting her last summer. She is an amazing person and so strong and courageous. I hope she felt the love when she received it. 

Thanks for your visit, Nanc’


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Friend…

I have another card for you today that is for Time Out Challenges, it happens to be my second entry for this challenge. Once again, it goes along with the part of the phrase about friends.  As I was cleaning up my studio, I came across an envelope of die cuts that a good friend (Barb) punched out for me and it had this cute little bird die in it. So if you want to know whose die cut it is…I haven’t the foggiest. However, I can find out if need be. Anyhoo, I decided to make a blended panel with my Oxide Inks to showcase these cute little birds and just leave them white. The grass is a from MFT and the word friend…is from Pretty Pink Posh.  Topped it with a bow and I was done.

I hope you are enjoying your day.

It’s raining here and I am enjoying it immensely!

In fact, still in my PJ’s and on my umpteenth cup of coffee. 😉 Right now its Salted Caramel….yum yum!!  Nanc’


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Tags at STB!

Hello,  This time over at Seize the Birthday the topping if you choose to use it, is TAGS. You can make a Tag to stand alone or you may incorporate a tag on a card and or project, like I have done above.  This card has a Halloween vibe to it and it was not my intention at all, so instead of starting over, I just ran with it. In case you have never seen these Leaves before ( LOL) they are from Stampin Up.  The Tag and Birthday greeting are both from a MFT. The background was made with Oxide inks and some black and white paint splatters.  Not the best photo of the card, but it’s already sent, so had to post it as is.

Please come by to Seize the Birthday and check out what my awesome teammates have done. Speaking of Teammates, I would like to say a heartfelt farewell to one of my DT members-Sandy. Sandy, you will be missed so very much.  I am thrilled to have designed alongside you these couple of years, and very grateful I had the opportunity to meet you in person too!  Please, stay in touch! Take care, Nanc’