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Celebrate/Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope your week is off to a good start! Over at AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenge they are celebrating their #200th challenge, so I wanted to be sure and join in the fun! The word they have for us is CELEBRATE!

Card Details: The cards came together very quickly! I stuck with my signature look making a shaped background using the pool water stencil from MFT and a circle stencil cut from acetate. The various cocktail glasses are from Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks for the background, the tiny circles, and to add color to the glasses. The happy Birthday is from Verve and the Celebrate die is from Paper Roses and is shadowed with vellum. Some Nuvo drops and dimensionals to finish them off.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a creative week! Nanc’


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Happy Birthday and Sympathy

Hello, I hope you can bear with me a little longer until I have exhausted all of my ideas when it comes to Fall leaves. There might be and end in sight, just so you know! 😉

The ideas started flowing again to break out these leaves when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, so they are to blame…LOL. This week they asked us to CAS the card below. While I was at it, I knew that Addicted to Stamps and More had a stencils and or die cut challenge going on too that I could join. I am totally loving this color combo!

I tried to mimic the two corners design using the leaves and then the die cut circles to get dimension. Then I used a stencil in place of the brick wall. I got a bit carried away with my stencil and totally forgot to leave parts of the card white like they did above. Bummer!

Card Details: I first stamped the leaves. Then came back with my die-cut stencil and Oxide Inks and added the color. Then I used a stencil for the background. I wanted to add some depth so decided to use multiple layers of stitched circles from SU to achieve that goal. Some bronze sequins and a greeting from Avery Elle to finish it off.

Here is the first card I made, which is why I totally forgot to leave parts of the other background white in the above card, because I hadn’t here.

For this card I made a stencil using the deckled edge die that you see in the picture and the greeting is from SU. I was going for a one layer card until I left no room for the greeting. P to the 7th power. LOL

Thanks for checking in on me, I love your visits! Take care, Nanc’


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World Card Making Day!

Hi, This is my second post today as I wanted to be sure to make a card in honor of World Card Making Day. So this card is not for a DT commitment but designed and shared today for two challenges that caught my attention this week. It all started with the Color Throwdown fun fall colors and then I went searching for a fun sketch, and I chose the one over at Freshly Made Sketches. I hope it’s okay that I used gold as my neutral.

Here is a close up!

Card Details: You might as well just get use to the fact that these leaves from Stampin Up aren’t going away any time soon. Sorry…not sorry! LOL I started off sponging my vanilla card-stock with 3 different Oxide inks in beautiful fall colors and die cut them out. I used shimmery gold paper to die cut the outlines of the leaves next. Then I cut out the rest of the various leaves from SU-the Forever Fern die set. I gold heat embossed the greeting which is from MFT. The rounded corner dies are also MFT.

I sure appreciate you stopping by and I hope you enjoyed WCMD and you found some time to be creative. Nanc’


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More Fall!

Hello, You wouldn’t think this Florida girl would be so into making Fall themed cards while it’s still in the high 80’s, but let me tell you, I may need an intervention! LOL I am hooked! I was thinking as I typed this post the same thing happened a couple of years ago and I was using this same stamp and die set. It is just awesome and one of my all time favs from SU!

When I saw the challenges starting over at Inspired by and Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they were fall inspired, I used them as an excuse to use this stamp and do this technique one more time…well maybe two more times. Stay tuned. :). For the Tic Tac Toe board I picked the center row of Orange/Rust, Free and Layers. And for the Inspired by I obviously chose the fall pic.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are from Stampin UP and called Colorful Seasons. I first made a stencil of the die that matches this stamp. Then I stamped a white panel of leaves. Next, I used my stencil and sponged each leaf one at a time using three colors of Oxide Inks. Then, I decided to change this card up a bit and put dimension on three of the leaves. But before I did that, I sponged the background with yellow purposely leaving a bit of light around each leaf. I cut the leaves out four times on white paper to achieve my depth. Pictured below. Last, I decided to use my hello die from Simon Says Stamps and its shadow. I decided not to put the bottom right corner background back in as I liked the look.

I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

Take care, Nanc’


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Hello Friend

Hi, I am back today with two fall cards that I really enjoyed creating. If you have not discovered the joy of taking your die-cuts and making your own stencils, you should certainly give it a try. I shot a very amateur video showing what I did, but sadly my blog doesn’t support videos unless I upgrade. What I love best about the leaf stamp and die-cut stencil is that the stencil is bigger than the stamp and I really like the look of it. What do you think?

Here is a close up! And you can also see my inlay die-cut too.

The above card is for the Double D Challenge where the word is Leaves plus they have a mood board to inspire us.

The card below is the first card I made with this technique and it’s for the Addicted to CAS-Leaf challenge.

Card Details: Stamp and leaf die is from Stampin Up and since retired. The hello is from The Crafters Workshop. The Friend and I am so Thankful for…are from SU as well. I used oxide inks as my medium. I just love my new Postal Dies from Hero Arts! I did have to make a half mask of my leaf for the CAS card.

Now I am looking at all my dies in a brand new light! I am off to see what else I can make with a die-cut stencil! Have a very creative day! Nanc’


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Warm Wishes and Sunny Smiles

Hello, How did it get to be Saturday already? That was a very fast week! It is time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and I am your hostess. As I was selecting my colors for this challenge, I wanted to make sure that our players and I could have a choice to embrace the end of summer or jump right into fall. I hope these colors appeal to everyone this week and you cone play along.

Card Details: I don’t often make one layer cards. The background was made with a stencil I made with a piece of acetate and some rectangle die cuts. I used Oxide Inks for my blending. The greeting is from MFT, the birds are from SU, and the palm tree landscape is from Impression Obsession.

This card was inspired by Michelle from the Card Grotto and you can find it HERE!

Come by Just Us Girls and join us! The lovely and talented Loll is still with us too!

Take care and I hope you find some time to be creative, Nanc’


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Those We Love…

Hello, I have a CAS card for you today where the image and the greeting really do all of the work.

I am playing along with two challenges; Addicted to CAS where the word is Leaf and Happy Little Stampers– Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: This fabulous stamp and greeting are together and it’s from Stampendous and called Those We Love. As for the stencil, it’s the only one in my collection that I don’t know whose it is.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you are finding some time to be creative and doing well, Nanc’


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Shakers!

Hello, Our new Design Team member Elizabeth, at Just Us Girls, is our hostess this week and she has asked us to make Shakers for our Trend this time around. If you know me you know that I am intimidated and struggle with Shakers and I don’t really know why. However, that is until now! Amy R from Prairie Paper and Ink has a video out that shows you how to make full panel shakers. I am pleased to announce that this was a game changer for me! I need to go ahead and donate all the unused shaker shapes I have purchased in the past, as I don’t think I am going back that way again. LOL But who knows! I have linked up the video for you above!

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their Stencil Challenge of Anything Goes!

Card Details: This shaker was made with leftover packaging that I had yet to discard…thank goodness! If you look closely the plastic has a bit of a wave to it, which was a happy accident since I do have a beach theme. I regrettably tried to shade the flip flops with a Grey Copic. Most elements are from Honey Bee Stamps-Flippin Fabulous, the things that are not are… the two types of leaves and those are from Stampin Up. The stencil is from Whimsy Stamps and called Swish. I used Oxide Inks, Prismas, and some Copics to color. The stars I added to the Flip Flops are from who knows. The sequins mix I picked up at my local stamping store and it actually has shells in it. Super fun! Oh, and the bow on the flip flops is sparkle paper.

The inside of the card says…Flippin Fabulous! This card has already been received by the recipient…the sweet Darnell. I wanted to send it to her since she recently decided to stop the Twofer Challenge, and to tell her know how fabulous she is and to thank her for all the love she puts into this great hobby of ours. I hope it brightened her day just like she brightens ours. She still has another challenge blog that she runs called NBUS, you should definitely check it out!

I hope you will consider coming by Just Us Girls and checking out my fabulous teammates cards and then playing along!

Happy Creating, Nanc’


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We are One at Color Hues

Hello, I hope you are ready for September cause here it is! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t!

We have a great challenge starting today over at Color Hues today, and it just so happens to be our One Year Anniversary! WooHoo! Can you believe it? I can’t! What a fast year it has been! First and foremost, thanks to all the Design Team members guests and participants that have embraced my new Challenge Blog this past year and made it such a success! You truly don’t know how much it means to me and how much all of you have enriched my life this past year. You and the team inspire me with each and every entry! God willing, we hope to be around for many, many years to come!

Oh, and guess what? In honor of us turning one today! We have TWO prizes up for grabs for this special challenge! The two overall winners will both be getting a Gift Certificate for $25 from Simon Says Stamps, just in time for STAMPtember! So make sure you come play along!

In other news, We have a brand new Design Team member starting over at Color Hues. Tracey McNeelyfrom In My Creative Opinion is joining the team. Welcome Tracey! A little back story about Tracey…When I was in the midst of creating Color Hues last year, I approached Tracey and asked if she was interested in starting this new adventure with me. The timing wasn’t quite right for her then, and I totally understood. However, things have since settled down for her and I couldn’t be more delighted to bring her on board!

Card details: The colors Karen chose for us still scream summer for this Florida girl, so that is where my creative mind took me. That and over to Instagram where I saw this fabulous card HERE and fell in love with it! I had to CASE it, straight away!

You have got to run on over to Color Hues, straight away, and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and our fabulous guest Angies too, as I know you will truly be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Have an Amazing…

Hello, I hope this post finds you well! I am back today with Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa came up with a pic that I really quite enjoyed.

As soon as I saw all the circles my thoughts went right to this old Poppy stamp set from Verve. I tried to omit the leaves like in the picture, but in the end I just thought it needed a few. My flowers have Wink of Stella on them and loads of dimensionals. The Sentiment is from Verve. I also felt the flowers needed to be grounded somehow so I added the back strip. The background was inked with Oxide Ink!

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the cards by the Design Team and guest. Speaking of guest, today is our last post with Claire! Thanks for being with us Claire, we have really enjoyed having you tagging along with us!

Take care, Nanc’