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


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Happy Birthday…

Hello,  Happy Summer Vacation to me!!!! Boy does it feel good! Besides catching up on some sleep that had invaded me as of late, I am in the middle of planning my Hubbies Retirement party!  I am trying to make it a HUGE deal so lots to do. I made 85 invitations and now onto the decorations! I have until the end of the month, so lots of time. YIKES! I got this!!  He knows about the party, but I won’t let him see the invites or the theme. So planning this alone is kinda tough.  I have no one to bounce ideas off of. It will all come together I am sure! Could be why sleep has been such an issue…LOL. I seem to think best at 3 AM.

Onto my card, There is a mix of Copics, and Colored pencil on today’s card. I also have a faint hexagon shape pattern on the background made with a stencil and some water after I blended the oxide inks. I can’t tell you whose stamp the flower is as it doesn’t belong to me. The butterflies, that I now wish I had left off, our from SU. The sentiment is Verve and the tags are MFT.

It’s Anything Goes as long as it’s Birthday related at Seize the Birthday.

Come and Join us! Nanc’


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Happy Bird-day to You!

Hello, I am back again with another card using these darling birds from MFT- Tweet Hello. I so enjoyed playing with these yesterday, that I got up early this morning to finish card number two. I used the MFT cloud stencil and the sunray stencil to make my sky. Then I heat embossed some leaves from Stampendous and sponged them with Broken China (my favorite color)-Oxide Ink and fussy cut them out. Next, I remembered that I had a fun branch from SU that I thought would work nicely with the sketch.  I hope it’s okay that I took the liberties of combining the sentiment element on the sketch as both my branch and sentiment. The background paper and navy cardstock are both SU.  Again the cute birds are colored with Prismas and popped up for dimension.  My starting point for my card was designed around the sketch at The Paper Players. Then I went searching for the color inspiration and had to go no further than The Color Throwdown.

I loveeeeeee color challenges! Don’t you?  I may start one someday! Who Knows!!

I hope however you are choosing to spend the day you are enjoying it! Nanc’

 


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Presents @ STB

Hello,  Hope you are having a creative week! The next topping over at Seize the Birthday that I am sure you are going to love is…PRESENTS! Who doesn’t like receiving presents on their birthday, or any time of the year is okay too! The stamp set I have for you today is an old one of Gina K Designs. I colored it with Prismas and did a light shadow under the gifts too. The sentiment is Verve of course.  Boy oh boy, do I ever need some new Birthday Greeting stamps. You all must be sick of seeing this stamp on nearly every Birthday card. This card was super fun to throw together.  I hope you will consider checking out the rest of the team’s amazing cards and join us too!

Take care, Nanc’


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Wedding Wishes!

Hello, I have a wedding card for you today that goes along with the Special Occasion theme at The Flower Challenge this month. This card is a CASE of this card Here, with a few changes.  Erum makes gorgeous cards and you can check out her blog here. For the background, I first took my SU diagonal stencil and Smoky Slate ink and made a soft background.  Then I got out a neon pink Prisma Colored pencil and a ruler and added some deep dark lines. I really love the look of this. The stamps are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I watercolored my main flower after I heat embossed it, and used soft colored pencil on the rest. To wrap things up, I did some distressing with the same Smoky Slate. I am pretty happy with the way this came out.   Thanks for coming by and checking on what I have been up to today.  Nanc’


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Ho Ho Ho

I am trying to get caught up on my goal of having 24 Christmas cards done by now this summer ( this is number 7) LOL, and I thought the sketch over at CASE this Sketchlooked kinda fun this week, so I played along. I might have taking the sketch a bit too far, but I felt after I placed my circles it was just a bit to plain.  I so struggle with CAS cards and don’t know when to say when.

The penguin stamp is a wooden block stamp that I have had for eons, this week I am trying to give some of my older stamps some much deserved attention.

Some card details: Colored with Copics and Prismas, scalloped circles are Spellbinders, the Sentiment is SU, the Ric Rac looking border and scalloped rect. is from MFT.

Hope you have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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A Good Egg!

I have a quick card for you today. It’s similar to one I have done before and liked so much, I thought I would do it again.  I also needed a thank you card and thought this would do just fine.  All the products that I have used are from Stampin Up.  I chose to use colored pencil for my medium.  It also qualifies for the 30 Day coloring challenge day 19!

I am linking this card up with the Paper Players where the challenge is Birds.

Have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there, I decided to try and partake in The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge once again with Kathy Racoosin, and to get out my neglected Copics and practice again.  I am coming into this challenge this time around with more realistically expectations, and am going to see how well I do. After all, It’s the first day of Summer Vacation for me, and I now have the time to do it, or at least no excuses not to try.  I have also hooked up with my friend Michele over at I card Everyone and we are going to encourage one another to do as many as we can.  We had a great conversation this morning by phone and she is just as sweet as I imagined she would be.

I first decided to find a color challenge to help determine what I was going to color, and I went right to the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog and found this great color palette.  I must say, my purple might not qualify as it looks rather pink in the photo, but I had fun just the same. I decided it get out my all time favorite MFT stamp set: PI- Fun in the Sun. Since Copics and I have a love hate relationship, I finished up the shading on my image with some Prisma colored pencils.  Next, I got out some of my new Washi Tape that I picked up at Michaels last weekend and made this fun background.  My inspiration for this card was found here.

I used my MFT-Wonky Rectangles to cut out my backdrop and sentiment and added some colorful enamel dots and I was done.

If you love to color, why not join me in this challenge!  I have the site linked up for you!  Take care, Nanc’


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Some Days…

Hello friends,  I am the hostess once again over at Just Us Girls but this time for Photo Week!  I can’t wait to see what everyone does with this gorgeous sunflower picture. The design team and our fabulous guest Patti have once again made some amazing cards!  You must check them out!

Speaking of Patti….This is our last post with Patti (our guest) and I sure hope she joins us again in our gallery from time to time as we love her work.

This fabulous image on my card was colored with Prisma colored pencils. I think it is from Stampendous, but I can’t be 100% certain as it isn’t mine and has been on my desk to color for eons!!! 

Please won’t you join us at JUGS!  Take care, Nanc’


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Mythical or Magical at JUGS!

Hello,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend week an Carol has asked us to use Mythical or Magical creations on our cards and or projects! I knew right away that I was going to be playing with my favorite MFT Dragon stamps, and it looks like I am not the only one on the team that went that direction.  I can’t take credit for my layout of my card as I was inspired by this card HERE!  I used my trusty Prisma Colored pencils for this card.

Please join us over at JUGS this week….the team and our Guest Stef did another fabulous job! Nanc’


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Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

 

 

Hello Friends,  I thought I would take a break from Wedding party favors and play along with a new (to me) challenge site I stumbled upon the other day. It’s called Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they have two teams, the X’s and the O’s.  How cute and clever is that! The row I chose to play along with is the middle row; pattern paper, flower and coloring. The stamps set is one from SU that I absolutely adore and will never go out of style!

If you have not heard of this challenge site, go check it out…you will be glad you did! I sure was!  I got to get back to my pillow boxes!  Take care, Nanc’