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Is it too early for Season’s Greetings?

Hello, I have made another Christmas card for you today. Is it too early? Are you as surprised as I am? Over at Just Us Girls, the photo that we have today just looked like Christmas to me, so that is where my inspiration began.

Here are a few card details: Background was made with Oxide inks and white splatter paint. The die-cut is from Taylored Expressions. The bow is from Paper Smooches. There are also very small star dies in the sky made with a Verve border die-cut and the sentiment is Verve as well.

Please join us this week at Just Us Girls. The girls and our two guests Carol and Melanie have done a fabulous job! Take care, Nanc’


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CAS Snow

Hello, I hope you are doing well! It’s time for our CAS challenge over at The Paper Players and the theme is Snow. I so enjoyed this challenge being a Florida girl and all. Plus it gives me a jumps start on Christmas cards.

Card Details: I made my snowbanks with Oxide Inks and a template made from a Lawn Fawn- hills die. I use acetate so I can reuse them again. The cute little Ele is from MFT, the snowflakes are from Gina K Designs, the sentiment is Gina K too. The Santa hat die is from Lawn Fawn. I used a mix of three colors to achieve the color I was looking for. Broken China, Iced spruce, and Tumbled Glass.

I am also going to link my card up over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Snow!

For more fabulous inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Paper Players Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Hope to see you in our gallery! Take care, Nanc’


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Season’s Greetings

Hello, I hope you are doing well and managed to enjoy your Christmas despite the difficult year we have all had. Mine was very nice and I feel very blessed to say the least!! Our son and daughter in law are still here for a few more days. I will be a big pile of mush when they have to leave. Anyhoo, I stumbled upon a Christmas card that I had not yet shared and it was one of my favorites. I was inspired by my friend Linda Snodgrass’s card that she sent me last year. So this is a case of her beautiful work that I have pictured below. Now that I look at it again I realize I failed to add the stars!

I am linking my card up over at The Card Concept where they asked us to post either a favorite holiday card, our Christmas tree, or favorite decoration. As I mentioned above this is one of my favorite cards I made this year.

Card Details: The Santa sled is from Kitchen Sink Stamps, the rest of the stamps are from Stampin Up, and I used Oxide Inks for my blending and some fine glitter for the water sparkle. Instead of using post-it notes for masking, I used transparencies (which is basically acetate), that way I can wash them off and use them again. Much cheaper too!

I will be back on New Year’s Day with another post or maybe sooner!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Christmas Palm Tree

Hello Friends, I am back today to share another fun fold slider card. I can’t get enough of these cards this year. I just adore this palm tree stamp and thought it would work spectacular for the slider part.

I am playing along with the TGIF Challenges where the inspiration is Christmas Trees. I don’t know about you I will take a warm palm tree Christmas over a snowy Christmas any day of the week. Don’t get me wrong I think snow is utterly gorgeous but only for a visit.

I purposely tried to color the starfish to have some texture.
I sponged the background ever so slightly and then Copic Colored.

Card Details: Front palm tree, greeting, starfish, and flip flops are all from the same stamp set from Art Impressions. The smaller palm trees are brand new to me and are from Lawn Fawn, I can’t wait to use them more. I also used…Copics, Oxide Inks, and a bit of colored pencil.

Thanks for checking in on me and I hope you have a wonderful day! I may be back in a day or two with a few more Christmas cards to share…time permitting. Nanc’


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CAS Christmas in Florida

Hello, I hope this post finds you well and staying safe and healthy. I have been in CAS Christmas card mass-producing mode and when I saw the challenge over at The Paper Players I knew they would be just perfect for their challenge this week. I wish these cards were for me to giveaway but sadly no…this batch is for both stores. Maybe I will get around to making a set for myself too. I so enjoyed making these and love the way they came out! 

The Stamp set is from Art Impressions and I used Oxide inks for the backgrounds and Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils. The Merry Christmas greeting is from SU. Love the font on that one! 

Thanks so much for your visits I truly really appreciate each and every comment you leave! This is a super busy time for me so I apologize for not reciprocating! 

Take care, Nanc’ 

 


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25 Dag of Christmas Tags

 

Hello, I have been really enjoying looking at all the tags for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags by the fabulous Tracey McNeely and her crew, and finally had some time today to join in the fun. It happens to be day 15 (better late than never) but my inspiration for my tags came from Day 6. My inspiration was from a few different tags from that day.  First, I like the look of the double tag from both Vicki and Shirley’s tags.  Next, I found a reindeer stamp as I thought Shirley’s was so adorable. Finally, I combined that idea with the word background of Sanna’s tag.

I had a happy accident when I was stamping.  I sponged all my backgrounds using Broken China for the sky. Then after I had stamped my first reindeer I accidentally smudged it with my fingers.  I decided to see what would happen if I continued to smudge the rest and I think they came out great. 

Details: Tags, scalloped die, and background stencil are MFT, the scalloped edge is a SU punch. The reindeer stamp is a block stamp from Recollections. The hills are made from a Lawn Fawn die. The bows are from Paper Smooches. The sentiment is Verve.  

If you haven’t checked out the 25 days of Christmas Tags I highly recommend it.  So much talent and inspiration. 

Nanc’

 


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Texture @ STB!

Hello, we have a great topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday. We want you to add texture to your card and or project. This card was fun to put together! 

Here is a pic of the piece before I covered it up with the vellum and fishes. I used the fun Vicki Boutin Texture paste to get my texture but first I used Oxide inks with a water splash stencil. I used my MFT water die-cut for the vellum pieces. Look closely or you may have missed that. 

I used Copics for my medium. 

I hope you will come check out what the team has done over at Seize the Birthday! The cards are all so fabulous!

Take care, Nanc’


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Celebrate @ Seize the Birthday!

Hello, We have a milestone celebration starting over at Seize the Birthday! It is our 200th challenge and we have some really good prizes up for grabs too!  I couldn’t have reached this milestone without my fabulous team! You must go check it out!  For our topping this time you have to create a card and or project that is inspired by our graphic.  For this challenge we want you to make a card and/or project that is inspired by the graphic below.  Whether it be the colors, the balloons, the watercolor vibe, or the numbers, etc. Whatever sparks your creativity.  However for this challenge only, we are asking you to explain in your post how exactly you were inspired!  Not only am I personally giving away 2 $25 dollar Simon Says Gift Certificates for our 2 top winners, we even have an additional 4 Mystery prizes up for grabs also. 

Card Details:  I first made my own background with some Oxide Inks and an MS punch which I used as a stencil. Then colored my sweet Ele from MFT with Copics and Prismas. The black letters are from MFT too.  I think it’s pretty evident that I pulled the colors and the balloons from our graphic for my inspiration. Even the black letters represent the lettering on our graphic as well.

So make sure you head on over to Seize the Birthday for ALL the details and guidelines. It’s going to be fun! 

See you there, Nanc’

 

 


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Hey, Gullfriend!

Hello, I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a mix of two stamp sets from MFT on my card. I have been playing a lot with MFT as of late, but haven’t shared many of the cards that I have made with you yet!  These were my latest purchases with the last vault release -Seaside Seagulls and the Polynesian Paradise sets.  I have been obsessed with making cloud-shaped backgrounds using masking stencils and Acetate too. Since I am playing along with the Color Challenge at MFT I had to use be creative and use Coral for my sky. I shied away from coloring the seagull grey, as that is not one of the colors this week, so he is al-natural to go along with the colors in the challenge. The sky was done with Oxide Ink- Abandoned Coral. I used the MFT cloud stencil as well.  Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium of choice.

Of course, I have to join in the fun with my buddy Darnell over at Never Before Used Schtuff! 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.  Stay safe out there in this crazy world! Hugs! Nanc’

 


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Life is Better…

I just recently fell head over heels in love with Honey Bee Stamps.  I know you are probably thinking where have you been Nancy!  Better late than never as the saying goes.  I have been making some really fun summer cards with their Flippin Fabulous set and I can still do that since it is hotter than the dickens here in Florida still.   I am not quite ready to break out the fall cards as of yet, so I embraced fall colors with a beachy card instead.  I have the matching die for the Flip Flops but I thought it might be fun to stamp them right on the background for a fun ombre effect. And I must say, I am pretty happy with it.  All except my brown starfish that is.  My piece of cardstock in the background is brown too.  It almost looks black in the photo.

I am playing with the great Fall colors over at The Color Throwdown. I inked my background using Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Fired Brick Oxide Inks.  I colored the straps of the flip flops with Copics and then I  used a colored pencil to cast a shadow.  I covered the straps of the flip flops with Crystal Effects.  The yellow ferns are from Stampin Up. The rest of the shells and sentiments are from the same Honey Bee set.  I added a little sand texture with a SU stamp.

I am going to Ink this card up over at  Darnell’s NBUS too.

I sure appreciate you stopping by and all of your encouraging comments!  Nanc’

Here is one more shot!