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


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Balloons

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I have been itching to play along with some of my favorite challenge sites besides my usual Design Team commitments and I had a chance yesterday to make two cards for the Twofer Challenge and AAA Birthday. First, over at the Twofer Darnell has asked us to use Balloons this time around.

I have been reorganizing my studio lately and I came across this alphabet stamp set that I forgot I had. I see a lot of cards in blog-land using large die-cut letters but mine are rather small and I knew these letters just might work for my idea. Of course my WISH card… isn’t a design I came up with. I am sure you have seen something similar a time or two. I also needed some more seagull cards for the store, so you have seen this design in some of my past cards. I get bored making the same card, so I decided to change it up a bit and add the sun and balloons this time. The balloon stamp and die are from SU and don’t get very much love or any for that matter.

These cards were colored and made very quickly as if they are for the stores, they can’t take me two hours to make, it just doesn’t make good business sense.

There is another view of the cards below.

Next, I am linking my WISH card up over at AAA Birthday where they ask for a large sentiment. This is a fun challenge site that has a large following too. You should check it out!

Card Details: Seagull and stencil-MFT, sun-Lawn Fawn, balloon-SU-Blow out the Candles, and Oxide ink, rough coloring. 

WISH– Letters are called-Typewriter, birds are MFT, Balloon SU-Blow out the Candles, Plaid-Washi tape

Take care, Nanc’


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More Silly Monsters

Hello, I hope this post finds you well, and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. I can’t seem to get enough of these sweet monsters and hope you don’t mind me sharing them once again. I think this should be the last time as I have since cleaned up my studio and filed them away. Over at The Paper Players, we have a color challenge starting that works perfectly for Valentine’s Day if you are still in that groove. If V-Day is not your thing anymore, the Design Team has done all sorts of types of cards with these colors. The colors are listed in the graphic below.

Here is another angle!

This time I am also linking up with the fun over at Inkspirational where the word is Hearts.

A few card Details: Monsters are from Your Next Stamp. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas to give them a little color. The heart background stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps and called Fluttering Hearts. They come two to a pack. The Speech bubble is from Stampin Up. I made the punning greeting on my computer.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take Care, Nanc’


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Monster Hugs-Slimline

Hello, I am back again today with my cute little monsters from your Next Stamp. Sorry folks, but I just couldn’t put them away quite yet as Your Next Stamp has a challenge going on called Young at Heart and I thought these little monsters completely personify being young! Then over at Just Us Girls, Marie has asked us to make a Slim Line card and I thought these monsters would also work perfectly! I don’t make a lot of these types of cards, but I can say for certain that I had a ball making these two.

A few card Details: Monsters are from Your Next Stamp, The fun color resist background paper is old and from Stampin Up. I absolutely have no idea why they don’t put it in the catalog permanently. It is so much fun to use and I use it very sparingly, as I love it so very much. It comes preprinted with various patterns and you just add ink to it. You rub off the ink and the white pattern shows through. Just like an emboss resist without the embossing powder. I splattered both of my backgrounds and added various other stamps too-MFT, Verve, and SU. I have a leftover bits jar where I found some hearts and dots that worked out perfectly. I used an MFT heart die-cut to make my windows. I used some colored pencils and Copics for a bit of color on the monsters. I was going to use googly eyes and changed my mind.

Here are a few other views. I would also like to link one of these up over at Inspirational Challenge where the word is Hearts.

I hope you will come by Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week, and play along!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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A Monster Crush

Hello, I hope you are doing well! Today over at Just Us Girls Vicki has selected the word, Valentine. I have two cute monster cards for you today that were so much fun to create. These monsters just make me smile and they are from Your Next Stamp. I used a bit of Copics and Prismas to give them a little color. The heart background stencil is New to me and is from Honey Bee Stamps and called Fluttering Hearts. They come two to a pack. The Speech bubble is from Stampin Up. I made the punning greeting on my computer.

I am also linking this cute little monster over at Happy Little Stampers where the CAS challenge is Love Is in the Air and at NBUS as my stencil is brand new and never been used. I think the taller monster represents me quite well. LOL

Please join us this week at Just Us Girls where we have a new guest joining us. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome, Leslie Turner. Leslie, we are glad to have you along with us. The team has some really great Valentine-themed work over on the blog to check out!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge starting. The topping I have chosen this time around is hearts, which is perfect for this time of year. When I have a large stamp to color it tends to overwhelm me a bit, especially if I am pushed for time. So I decided to get out my heart stencil and just capture part of the stamp. I love doing this technique and am doing it quite often now. I have been making different stencils out of acetate to have on hand for future cards. It is much better than post it notes. Waste not, want not as my mom would say.

I would also like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest to STB for the next two months. I know it is someone you will recognize as she is very busy in blog-land and a wonderful card designer. Welcome, Carol Mayne! I am so happy to have you with us!

Card Details: Stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the blocked sentiments are from Net and Tangled. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color my daisies. And a white gel pen to make my white dots in the center of the flowers. This card didn’t photograph well and looks better IRL!

Before I go I would also like to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the word is Birthdays.

Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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All Eyes on You…

I have a quick card for you today that goes with the sketch this week at The Paper Players.  I will also be joining Darnell over at NBUS as it is the first time I inked up these cute little monsters from Your Next Stamp. I used Prismas today as my medium of choice. As you can see I am still working on using up some Designer Paper too.

Thanks for popping in, HUGS Nanc’

 

 


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More Fun Backgrounds!

How about some Summer Fun to start the day? This cute little penguin doesn’t care that there is a world crisis going on, he is ready for some summer fun. I am playing along with the colors over at The Color Throwdown. I want to say that this card looks even better in person. I can’t seem to photograph these cute black penguins without them looking bald. LOL Trust me when I say the light spots of his skin look far better in person than they reveal on camera.

I did another Jennifer McGuire background masking technique for my card.  I love how it came out. If you didn’t see her video I have linked it up again for you here.

As for details on my card.  I wanted to show you that the blue circle isn’t laying on top of the pink waves and in fact one smooth piece of card stock, so I have a close-up photo for you below.  All the stamps are from MFT along with the Splash stencil.  The wave stencil I believe is from Mayco but not 100% sure. I should always remember to write on the stencil when removing it from the packaging.  I used a mix of Copics, Oxide Inks, and Prismas as my mediums of choice.

Your visits really do help with this stay at home life that we find ourselves in.  Hubby and I are trying to do our part so we can get back to life someday.

I am off to go make some more cards! What else do you do when it’s 90+ degrees outside! Nanc’


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A Bouquet…

 

Hello, I thought I would join along in the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I needed to make a card for a co-worker that is retiring at the end of this school year and I knew this sketch would get me started in the right direction. I pulled out one of my favorite floral stamp sets by Stampendous and did some under layer water coloring with a bit of Prisma coloring to define some areas of the images. I have certainly been on a coloring craze as of late.  I added some flicked watercolors splats when I was done.  The Designer Paper is from MFT.

I hope whatever you do this holiday weekend it contains something that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Guess What Day it Is?

Hello,  Hope you are doing well and enjoying your day.  I have a cute card for you that I made for my daughter in law that loves cats. I also thought it would be perfect for these two challenges: The Paper Players- The theme is Make you Smile and for the Just Add Ink– Where they asked us to choose two. I chose Patterned Paper and Colored Pencil. The sentiment was computer generated with a SU speech bubble stamp to go around it.  I gave this card to Sandra to celebrate the day we got her as a daughter in law. The inside says….the day we got you!  I can’t tell you who makes this stamp as I stamped it when I was at a dear friend’s home.  Have a creative day, Nanc’


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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, Nanc’