Scrapper@heART

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


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Happy New Home!

Hello Friends, It’a Photo Week over at Just Us Girls and here is how the photo inspired me. I must say I looked at this photo at least a half a dozen times before an idea came to me.  The first thing that stuck out with me in this photo was how prefect the home looked, as if it was New or in a showroom. (not lived in like mine for sure) LOL Then I was drawn to all the geometrics on the pillows and carpet.  I also loved the rocking chair and that is where my Khaki color came to be. I knew without a doubt I was going to be incorporating the flowers from the vases in my design also.  Finally, the white walls were mimicked with my brick wall EF.

Thanks so much for coming by and I sure hope to see you over at Just Us Girls sometime this week!  Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Life Colorful…

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  The topping we have for you this time around is ” Tags.” You can make one tag, a set of tags, or put a tag on your card and or project.  Your choice!  Monika is still with us as our Surprise party guest and herself and the entire team did an amazing job with this challenge.  The card above is already in the hands of my “Birthday Sister” as we both so fondly refer to one another. She also just so happens to be a talented STB Design Team member.  Barbara Campbell and I share the same birthday.  Leo’s rule, what can I say….LOL  Okay, this card is a mix of paper piecing and colored pencils.  The background heart die and that sweet crazy dressed little girl is from MFT. The sentiment is a mix of this and that, which I so enjoy doing and do quite a lot.

Have a terrific day and if you find yourself in the mood to get crafty…why not make add a tag and join us at STB!  Nanc’


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Winter Blessings

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Screen Shot 2016-01-10 at 2.15.56 PMHello Friends,  and hello three day Weekend! WhoopWooooo!  Working in the school system sure has it’s perks! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend Week.  So it’s time to break out those tags and incorporate them on your card and or project. I really had a great time putting this card together.  I made the background of my tag using the smoothing technique and got to break out my new snow hill dies from Lawn Fawn and use them for the first time too.  The paper is from Echo Park and is called Hello Winter and the penguin is something I picked up at Michaels. I loved paper piecing his cute little hat and scarf.   The sentiment I do believe is from Gina K designs.

I hope you find sometime to join us this week, and if you get picked as our Chic of the Week you just might end up being our next Guest Designer too.

I am taking a road trip south today to meet up with my Birthday Sista’ and stamping friend Barbara for lunch, and I am beyond excited to see her again!

Take care and enjoy your day, I know I will!  Nanc’


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With Heartfelt Sympathy

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Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 7.34.35 PMHappy Weekend,  Today over at Just Us Girls  Sue has picked the perfect trend challenge for us…the Splatter Technique.  I love this technique right now and it seems to be rather popular too.  Here I am using my MFT Stitched rectangles again, along with some of my Ranger delusions ink spray Funky Fuscia.  I then took some of my SU Midnight Muse ink that was watered down and a paintbrush and added some speckles on top with a flicking motion. I paper pieced the vase, flowers and leaves, and then used some Crystal Effects to make the flowers shimmer and popped two up with pop dots.  I also colored the squiggly line of the vase and punched out the dots with paper and carefully placed them in the exact location of the stamped image to make them pop.  I also covered the squiggle with Crystal Effects.  The stamp sets are both from Gina K – Hugs and Prayers (retired), and Flowers Bloom.

Where did my color inspiration come from?  It came from this great photo below over at TIME OUT Challenges where they are celebrating their 1st Anniversary! I shied away from the green on my card and was drawn to the pinks and blues.

Please come by Just Us Girls this week and show us your splatter…either a little or a lot…the choice is yours!  While your there you can check out what the DT did along with our fabulous GD Jen Mitchell.

See you there,  Nanc’

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Just Us Girls Photo Week!

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I had to darken the photos so you could see the ribbon.

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Hopefully these ornaments mimic the lights in the photo and or the look I was going for was a Baby mobile.

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 4.30.44 PMHello Everyone,  I have the honor of hosting the Last Challenge of 2014 over at Just Us Girls! Can you believe that we are approaching the end of another year? Where does the time go!  It’s unbelievable isn’t it? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas…I sure did!  It went by way to fast though, but I got some really nice gifts this year from my family and am truly blessed!  Then Christmas night my father fell while walking his dog and thankfully I think he is going to be okay. He is so lucky!  He refused to go to the Hospital and be checked out when the ambulance arrived.  He has one terrible goose egg on his head.  (I do realize a head injury is nothing to mess with, however you don’t know my father) He doesn’t have a concussion and seems to be just as alert and attuned with us as before. My family and I took shifts and were waking him every two hours Christmas night. Prayers welcomed!

Since we have been in Christmas card mode for so long I thought it would be fun to lighten things up with a fun photo this week! I can’t wait to see what inspiration you take from this cute photo!  Will you be drawn to a baby theme like my fellow DT member Vicki and I were or something totally different like the rest of the Design team did?  The ladies did an amazing job!  I would also like to say thanks and Farewell to our Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett!  We so enjoyed having you with us Lee Ann! Please keep in touch and play along again with us when you can …you are very talented!

Here are a few but not all card details: I used the Verve Christmas Stamp Set Have a Holly Jolly Christmas to create my heat embossed mobile ( from the photo) I hope they don’t look entirely like ornaments. The cute little elephant is also Verve and his name is Emery.  The sentiment banners are also Verve and is from the set So Happy.  The Dots embossing folder is Stampin Up and it’s my first time using it!  LOVE it!!  If you have any other Questions at all please ask away!  I have the Verve site linked up for you!  Now please won’t you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us in our Last Challenge of the yea?  Hope to see you there!   Nanc’


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Snowman Tag…

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The ” Style” I am going for is a Shabby-Vintage type of feel for this tag.

Same as last time….oops!  That was completely accidental. LOL

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The Card Concept is also pairing up with:

Tracey McNeely and her 25 days of Christmas Tags!

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Tracey is as sweet as she is talented!!

For this challenge The Card Concept is looking for:

1.) A TAG or a CARD with a tag on it
2.) Snowmen, snow or any other “wintery” theme!

Now for my Tag Details:  The cute stamp set is from Gina K Designs and is called Snow One Like You.  The paper pack is from My Mind’s Eye. I paper pieced his hat and scarf and

took colored pencils to the snow and to the snowman to help with the aged look.  The light colored paper is a faint graph paper which I thought looked neat and is also under the sentiment and bordering the top too. I love using my Fiskars victorian border to edge my work…it seems to be a signature of mine.  Punches, candy dots and twine about wraps it up.  

I had a great time making this tag and it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon and one of my days of from school!

If you have never played along with The Card Concept here are some of the details!  I love the creative idea behind this blog!

Choose one of the design team “Styles” to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary. Explain in your post which style you used. Link up your blog post.  Last but not least, comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. It’s really that simple! 

 Now, Please come on over and join us at The Card Concept…I would love it if you would!  You should see what the DT did this week!  While your at it go check out Tracey’s site too!  You’ll be glad you did…There are prizes involved!!
 Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving, I am hosting this year!  Nanc’
 


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Tag You’re It Challenge…

Have you seen the new Challenge on the web?

Its called…

 Tag You’re It!

 Super clever huh!!  Jackie Rockwell is the brains behind it!  She is really Uber talented!

They are having a mini warm-up challenge this week, meaning it’s only going to be

up for 5 days instead of every other week.

I LOVE making tags and I couldn’t wait to play along!

Here is my TAG followed by the inspiration photo.

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I pretty much paper pieced almost the entire thing!

The sentiment is from Verve and my Island and Sun

is something I picked up who knows where!  Probably Michaels.

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You must go check it out… it is overflowing with Design Team talent!

Hope to see you over there!

Nanc’


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Hosting this week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,

Happy Weekend and Spring Break!!!  WooHOO!!

I am hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and have I got a beautiful

Inspiration Photo for you!

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Don’t you just wish you were in that Balloon?

I am afraid of heights, but it still looks beautiful!  Love those colors too!

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I wanted to make my own cloud background so I watched this great video from Gina K.

I have done this technique before, however I loved the way she stamped it while

it was inside the Nestie.  I thought it was a brilliant idea!

Let’s talk about my added cloud for a minute… I cut out a cloud from a piece of

DP that actually had clouds on it.  I decided to use that as my pattern to sponge around.

When I was finished getting it all inky around the edges, I loved the way it looked so

much that I decided to incorporate it into my layout.  Love when things like that happen.

I paper pieced parts of the balloons and added the banners and string!

I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!

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The rest of the JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan,

have some fantastic samples to get your inspiration going,

so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they have created.

  Then put your creative juices to work and add your card/project

to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen

as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week,

you could be invited to be our Guest Designer.

GOOD LUCK!

Hope to see you there!

Nanc’


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Let’s Get Sketchy @ Just Us Girls

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Vicki is hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and she has this Great sketch for us!

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Of course after I photographed my card and already mailed it to my

sister for her Birthday…I realized I had altered the sketch a tad!

Completely by accident!  You would think I couldn’t screw it up when

I am the one the designed the graphic based on Vicki’s sketch.

But…think again!  :/

Well, I think it’s darn close enough!

I just got my long and short panels reversed. LOL

I hope you come on over and join us this week!

Also,  I need to say a quick thank you to our Guest Designer

Melissa Hubert for being with us this month!

You did great Girl!

Now,  Come on over to Just Us Girls and get Sketchy with us!

And while your there help me in welcoming our NEW Guest Designer

for the month of March….

Calypso

Before I go….(Some Details)

I Love this new Stamp Set I got from my Fellow DT member Sharyn!

It’s from Stamp TV and is called A Little Something.

I also stamped my sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it

and paper pieced my vase and flowers!

Thanks Sharyn I can tell it’s going to be one of my new FAVS!

Take care,

Nanc’


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Dynamic Duos and an Umbrella!

As soon as I saw this color combo and the “Dessert”

option I knew exactly what I was going to do!
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I decided it was time to stop re-inventing the wheel every time and to CASE myself!

I don’t know why I don’t do this more often…I need to tell myself that it’s really okay!

Here is my New card followed by the one I ” CASED”.

For the life of me…I can’t get the hot pink colors to come out correct with my photos!

You will have to trust me on this…it’s really bright pink!

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I paper pieced the umbrella and raised it up with dimensionals.

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I think I am still more in favor of the original…but that’s okay too!

Any questions on either of these…give me a shout out!

The stamps are just something I picked up cheap at Michaels.

Take care,

Nanc’