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


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Snowman Birthday

Hello, Today’s card is for Photo Week over at Just Us Girls where Lisa E. is our fabulous hostess. She picked the cutest and most perfect photo for us that encaptures both winter and Valentine’s Day. My card was made for my BIL that loves the snow and has a birthday right after Christmas.

I am also linking up over at- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge where it’s Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The snowman is from Pretty Pink Posh, the trees are brand new to me and are MFT, the hills were made with Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from Verve and the speech bubble is from SU. I used Oxide inks for my background and Copics and Prismas to color my trees. I am super happy with my trees and the entire card, actually! This card was inspired by this on here!

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls as the team and our guests have done an INCREDIBLE job with this photo! I know you will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a card for the first challenge of the New Year over at Seize the Birthday. Today Colleen has asked us to make a birthday card with a topping of Blue and Gray. I love color challenges so I was very excited when I saw this one coming up. We also have the uber-talented and sweet Vicky Hayes joining us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.

I am in love with this background stencil, as you can see, as I have used it yet again. As for my coloring, don’t look too closely as I stamped my cute gnome onto a piece of cardstock that clearly was not Copic friendly. My balloon is looking a bit saturated. Once I realized that that was happening, I quickly changed to Prismas and tried to salvage it the best I could.

Christmas came down yesterday, except for the lovely array of (37) Christmas cards that I received from all over the globe. I want to admire these through the rest of the month. Handmade is always the best part of Christmas…in my opinion. I displayed them differently this year as my grand kitty was always knocking them off the entertainment center, but I like it a lot.

Card Details: The background stencil is Heffy Doddle, The gnome is from Whimsy Stamps, The clouds are a stencil from MFT, postal dies are Hero Arts, the sentiment is also MFT, and a few star sequins to finish it off.

Since it’s the New Year, I think it’s time to replenish those Birthday cards, don’t you? Hope you will consider playing along at STB! Remember, our topping is optional…any Birthday card or project will do.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Bye Bye Cancer

Hello, Today was a big day for my Hubby! It was his final day of treatment for Prostate Cancer. YAY! I guess I should say it was a big day for me too! It has been somewhat of a rocky road, as he (very unfortunately) was not the only thing the past 7 months that I had to focus on, but we got through it, and it’s time to BEGIN AGAIN! Now that hubby is allowed to ride a bike again, (restrictions from his treatment plan), those are the words (BEGIN AGAIN) he chose to put on the back of his bike. Hubby has been putting signs on his bike for the past 16 years or so. They always reflect what is going on in the world or how he is feeling about something.

Here is the inside of the card. I had a great time making this card for him and mixing stamp companies. I thought it was a fun theme with Halloween just days away too.

Card Details: Stamps- Monsters-My Next Stamp, Ghosts-Miss Ink Stamps, Sentiments were done on the computer and most were stamped with a speech bubble from SU. I used Copic and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium. I stenciled the wallpaper for inside the house with Oxide inks.

I can’t take any credit for the front of the card…I saw this idea HERE! I had a happy accident though, I messed up the left-hand side of the door and had to cover it, so I made a door jam or molding. I think it worked out well.

I am going to share this card over at Cupcake Inspirations where they have a monster Halloween-themed photo that depicts my monsters perfectly!

Thanks for letting me share my news with you!

Take care of yourself and others as life is uncertain, Nanc’


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Thinking of You

Hello, Today is October 1st and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! I have been looking forward to this challenge as I just love this color combo that Lindsey chose, especially for this time of year.

I am also playing along this time with the Time Out Challenge where they have an inspirational quote that is just beautiful about flowers and thought it was so fitting for my card. And over at NBUS as I have not used this flower, die or background die before.

Card Details: My dear friend Barb gifted me some stamped images and die cut of this gorgeous Power Poppy Chrysanthemum and I haven’t got the chance or should I say the courage to color it up like she can. I am so glad I gave it a go, as I am very happy with the results. I used Copics and just a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. The sentiment is an oldie from Verve. The background die is brand new to me and is called Lattice from Whimsy Stamps. I have lots of dimensionals on this card as well. I sent this card to a friend of mine whose father passed away.

Now, please come on over to Color Hues and check out all the inspiration from the team and our TWO guests-Marcia and Jacinda. Welcome ladies! I know you will be so inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have been knee deep in Christmas card making and I am happy to finally be able to share with you this card that I made for the Sketch we have starting today at The Paper Players! I hope JoAnn, our hostess, doesn’t mind that I took my three circles and offset them just a bit on my design! I just liked that there was just a bit more space in between each circle. If not, please forgive me this once.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their Christmas Challenge

Card Details: I used Prisma Colored Pencils as my Medium. The stamps are from Sunny Studios and are called Christmas Cookies and are the cutest things ever! The ric-rac is MFT. I have added glitter to the Santa hats.

For more amazing 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 and I sure hope to see you in our gallery! Nanc’


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Remembering You

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It is time for Photo Week and Ina has chosen a gorgeous pic for us. As soon as I saw it I was inspired by the flowers, the gorgeous colors, and the wall in the background. Ina, thanks for picking something so pretty and easy for us to work with!

I will also be sticking my card in over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge. and also over at Addicted to Stamps and More for Any Occasion.

Card Details: I did a little masking before I began. The wall stencil is from MFT, the Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K, and the greeting is from Verve! I added my favorite dew drops and I was done. I colored my image with both Copics and Prismas. I used a white gel pen to brighten up the centers of the Hydrangeas.

Now, run on over to Just Us Girls and check out how the rest of the team was inspired! And before I go I need to say a Huge Thanks for Loll for being such an awesome guest! I am thoroughly enjoyed all of your work!

Take care, Nanc’


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Hi there…

Hello there, Today over at The Paper Players it is time for Sketch Week. I absolutely had the best time putting this card together and thought the sketch that Laurie chose this week was super fun! I love when cards have an unexpected tilt to them. I have had this great background paper for quite sometime and so happy I finally used some of it. It worked so well with my little beach babes.

I am linking my card up over with Darnell at NBUS as well, as it is the first time I used these cute beach babes from Sunny Studios. I am also linking up at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where all you have to do is add a Sentiment.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil with my wave die from MFT and then made my water using Oxide ink. The sand is also part of a die from MFT- Beach Builders set which I inked up to make it look more realistic. The girls and palm tree are all from Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties/Sending Sunshine. The Hibiscus is MFT. I colored them with Copics and Prismas. I framed my little scene in with some star paper from MFT. The greeting is from one of the Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties set.

This might be my favorite card of the year so far!

For more amazing 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 and stay well, Nanc’


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Warm Christmas Wishes

Hello there, I fell in love with the Photo Inspiration at Inspired by Challenge and I knew I had the perfect stamp set, still out on my desk, to use in my design. I have been in Christmas card mode over the past couple of weeks and I am four short of where I want to be for this time of year, so not too bad. I decided to try my CAS style of background that seems to be somewhat of a signature for me lately for this card. I decided to ink it right on the card base, and of course when I removed the masking and stencil I realized it was completely crooked. So how do you fix that? You disguise it with a wonky frame, of course! 😛

Here are two more cards and yes another one I inked crooked. LOL

I have to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and Stencil Challenge as well.

A few card details: Sunny Studios Surfing Santa, I made one of my water stencils with an MFT water die for the first and last card. The other stencil is from Whimsy Stamps. I used both Copics, Prismas and Oxide ink. I have glitter on Santa’s hat and pom pom. The Deckled Edged rectangle die from Spellbinders made my stencil for two of the three cards.

Thanks for popping in to see what I have been up to! Hope you are doing your best to stay positive in this crazy new world we find ourselves living in. I am so truly thankful for this hobby and all of you that I have met either in person or virtually along the way! You have brought me so much joy!

Hugs, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday to You

Hello, I am back today with a card for the next Topping over at Seize the Birthday. Vicki has selected stripes for us this time around. Such an easy topping with loads of possibilities. I decided to do a form of the spotlighting technique for my card, by just coloring one of my daisies. I added a quick and easy strip of DSP to incorporate the topping. We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us for the next two months at STB, and that is Jenny from My Paper Epiphany. Welcome, Jenny!

Card Details: Background stamp is from Simon Says Stamps and is called Gerbera Daisy Background and my sentiment is from Neat and Tangled-Everyday Labels. A bit of Copics and Prisma colored pencils were my medium of choice.

We would love to have you join us at Seize the Birthday and remember, our topping is always optional as you can always just make a birthday card and or project and play along.

Take care, Nanc’


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Beside the Seaside

Hello, Theme Week is starting today at The Paper Players and sweet Joanne is our fabulous hostess. She has chosen Beside the Seaside as our topic. I was just delighted when I saw this challenge as it fit nicely with a stamp set I still had sitting on my desk. I posted a tag yesterday of this cute little Surfing Santa by Sunny Studios for the first time, and I wasn’t quite ready to put him away. I paired him with another great Sunny Studios set called Sending Sunshine. Two great purchases for this Florida girl!

I had this Oxide Ink panel also laying on my desk and I was itching to put it to use. I think next time I make this card I am going to just mask off the background and do it right on the card base itself. I added the sand piles as an after thought as it looked a bit stark when I was finished. It was a bit tricky as I had to work around all the die-cuts that were already glued down, so it’s definitely not perfect. Santa has some glitter on his hat and pop-pom, If you can’t tell.

Card Details: Sunny Studios-Surfing Santa and Sending Sunshine-stamps, Background was made with Oxides and a Spellbinders deckled edge die. I used Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium.

For more amazing 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

I sure hope to see you at The Paper Players with all things Seaside! Take care, Nanc’