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


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Just for you…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by the fun Sketch going on over at CAS(E) this Sketch. Not only did the sketch intrigue me, but DT member Michele Ferguson’s card really got me excited to play along. It is fabulous and got my wheels a crackin’. I have had these “new to me” butterflies from SU on my desk for quite some time and I am glad I found a reason to use them.  I started off using 3 colors of Oxide inks, some water, and a paintbrush along with a SU-striped stencil to make my rays of color. I did quite a few layers and I love the way it turned out. Next, I did the smooshing technique for the butterflies.  Finally, I fussy cut the butterflies out and all was going smoothly until it was time for the sentiment.  UGH!  It looks terrible! I guess I rocked the block a bit.  I was going to start over or cover it with a tag and then remembered my word “Acceptance” (New Year’s Resolution) and refrained. Folks, it wasn’t easy!

I am so glad you stopped by today!  Happy creating, Nanc’


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Just for you…

Hello, and happy weekend! It’s time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  I must say when I started thinking about this card my mind went one way and the card completely ended entirely a different way by the time I was done. Sometimes that happens and it’s part of the process…right?

For my card, I have a mix of companies…Gina K-Stencil, Pretty Pink Posh-Butterflies, Altenew-sentiment, Paper Trey-Edge die, Oxide Inks.

Thanks to both of our Guests…Hannelie and Mary for being with us this month!

Before I go I have to share a picture of Lisa Kind (another JUG Head) and I together.  She was on vacation in Florida recently and we met one morning for coffee and breakfast. I absolutely love meeting fellow DT members and she is as sweet and as “Kind” as I thought she would be.  Lisa, I am so very glad we could make it happen!

Please ignore my stance as I was trying not to look like a giant as I tend to do. LOL

Head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the team and our guest cards, you won’t be disappointed!  Nanc’


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Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I have a couple of cards for you with Hearts in mind, as I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge this month where they are celebrating their Second Anniversary!  Congrat Darnell and team! You know how much I love this challenge site and I hope you are around for many more years to come.  I am also going to link one of my cards up over at CAS Stencil where they asked us to use a “New” stencil.  The cards all began with this great Die cut from Stampin UP called Bloomin Heart.  It’s so intricate and is pretty all by itself.

Fo the wood grain Valentine card, I added some red florals that come along in the die set along with a LOVE die cut from Simon Says Stamps. I used both red and gold paper for a layered look. The YOU sentiment is from Verve along with the banner die which I doubled as well.

For the floral birthday card, I used this new stencil called Lovely Lace from Gina K. Designs.  I posted a card yesterday using the same stencil and that was the first time I had used it.   I made about five different panels in an array of colors, as they were so pretty and easy to do.  I just love the Pink Oxide ink called Worn Lipstick, don’t you? The heart die is also sponged with the Oxide Ink along with the Victorian border die on the bottom. The YOU letter dies and the solid Heart Die are both MFT. The sentiment is Verve.

Here is the pink one by itself.

I hope you have a very creative day and thanks so much for popping in! Nanc’


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New Stencil

Hello, Today’s card is for the CAS Stencil Challenge where they want us to use a New Stencil on our card!  I have had this GIna K stencil called Lovely Lace for quite some time and was thrilled to break the seal and put it to use. I also have a new Oxide Ink I have been itching to use.  The color is called Seedless Preserves.  Not sure the picture shows that well, but I have a double-layered butterfly with the top piece being made with patterned vellum. The butterfly is from Saavy and the sentiment is Scrapbook.com.

I will be making more of these quick and simple cards for sure!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a very creative day!   Nanc’


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Stencils at STB

Hello, We have a fun and easy topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday.  The topping I selected this time around is stenciling.  I along with many of you, I have quite a few of these fun things laying around and it was time to put them to use.  This fun water splash stencil is from MFT.  In fact, the entire card was made with MFT products.  I used Oxide Inks for my background and colored pencil for my medium.

I would love for you to come over and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and hope you get inspired to play along!

Hope you have a creative day, Nanc’

 


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Dimension

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Today it’s time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls, and the Trend that we have for you is to add dimension to your card and or project.  The sand that I have surrounding the lighthouse has been raised with pop dots for the required dimension. This card was fun to put together. We also have two Guest Designers joining us this month, they are Hannelie and Mary.  Everyone did such a great job with this Trend, you must come by and check them out… and then consider joining us!

All products are Stampin Up.

Happy Stamping,  Nanc’

 


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Something New!

Hello,  Today’s card is for the first Paper Players challenge of the New Year and the theme is Something New.  I needed some baby cards for the store which worked out perfectly!  I am still in love with this cute little elephant named Emery from Verve, and you know I love polka dots, so this card worked out well in my opinion. LOL The stars are from MFT, the sentiment is also Verve, and the clouds are from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you have a great start to your week tomorrow…I have to go back to work myself.  Happy crafting! Nanc’


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Happy New Year-Layer it!

Happy 2020!  Isn’t that unreal?  I trust if you are reading this post you have recovered from the Holiday Season!  It was a busy one for this household and I am ready to get back to a much-needed routine, so I can figure out what day of the week it is. LOL  I am also super excited as today we are launching our new look over at Seize the Birthday!  Thanks to our talented Design Team member Ashwini for making everything look amazing.  We thought it was time for our logo to reflect that we are a Birthday Challenge, hence adding the new balloons on the graphic. Not to mention the bright happy colors too.  Thanks once again Ashwini! I love it!

Remember over at Seize the Birthday you don’t have to use the topping any birthday card will do! 

I also would like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.  I am sure she is someone most all of you will recognize as she is super talented. It’s Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea.

Now onto my card, This card has lots of layers and dimension. It all started with this card over on Pinterest, that I can’t link up as now I can’t find it. However, my intentions were good.  I added the fun black circles to some designer paper. The letter dies are from MFT.  The balloon is a punch. and the sentiment is from Verve. I added some terrible looking squiggly lines and lots of pop dots for dimension.

I don’t do resolutions anymore as they are so difficult for me except when I gave up Coke, for that one I was very successful.  A few years ago I decided to select a word for the New Year. The word I have chosen for 2020 is Acceptance.  I plan to use this in every aspect of my life.  Whether it be work, family, friendships etc…and of course card making. When it comes to my hobby,  I need to accept the fact that I may never have 1,000+ followers here or on Instagram, I may never have my very own stamp line LOL, or even have a card published or be able to make this hobby a monetarily full-time gig. Most of all, I won’t love every card I create. I need to be happy and content with just being me and proud of my accomplishments so far.  For example, the card above is not fabulous, so I am still posting it and just accepting it for what it is.  Wish me luck, as this is not going to be easy in all areas of life!!   If you were to have a word for the New Year, what would it be?  Happy creating,  Nanc’

 

 

 

 


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More Christmas ….Merry Merry!

I am back again as promised, with another Christmas card.  I had a lot of fun throwing this card together.  Some of my crafting friends over the years have sent me some cover plate dies and it’s always fun getting them back out to see what else I can do with them.  I do not know who makes this one, but I do know the Poinsettias are from Memory Box and the sentiment is Verve. This card really sparkles in real life as it has a coat of Wink of Stella on the florals. Don’t you just love Kraft on a Christmas card?  I certainly do!

I am going to enter my card over at Time Out Challenges where the words are Merry and Cheerful and again over at The Flower Challenge where the challenge is to use a Die.

Have a creative day,  Nanc’