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You are simply…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! The fabulous Lisa has picked out the prettiest color combo for us this week at Just Us Girls. I just loved it the moment I saw it.

Card Details: I have mentioned before that I have this great DSP from SU that I only use sparingly as I love it so much, but I thought this color combo warranted getting out a small piece of it. The paper itself has a pattern to it already and all you have to do it apply your ink and you end up with an emboss resist with little work. I have no idea why they don’t carry this stuff on a regular bases… or any company for that matter. Everything I have used on this card is from SU.

I am also linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies challenge.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us! There are some fabulous cards by the DY and our guest to check out.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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A Little Bunny Scene

Hello, I am back again with another Avery Elle bunny card. This is actually an Easter Card minus Easter Eggs. My greeting is on the inside. I think Mr. Bunny looked so cute chasing butterflies instead of hiding eggs, so I left them off. The card just looked too cluttered with them there. It’s all about balance as my hubby has taught me.

I am linking up with Inkspirational where the Fur or Feathers Challenge is about to end, and Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. I am also joining in over at a new challenge site that I stumbled upon called Festive Fridays. What is so creative about this challenge is, they give you a list of items to pick from and you have to use at least 3 of them. For my card works with Clouds, Green and Trees.

Card Details: Bunny-Avery Elle, The rest of the supplies are all from MFT. I sponged some green and yellow Oxide ink on a scrap piece of paper and made the back panel that is behind the Heart tree for the leaves. Mr. Bunny and the clouds are popped up with dimensionals. I used a little Copics and Prismas to color Mr. Bunny and the butterflies.

I hope you have a fabulous day however you choose to spend it and if you are celebrating Easter with family, Enjoy! Take care, Nancy


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Squares at STB

Second post of the day, please scroll down for Color Hues!!

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today over at Seize the Birthday we have another challenge starting and our topping is squares. Remember if you don’t want to use the topping that is okay too, any Birthday card will do.

This is my third attempt for a card for this challenge as I wasn’t satisfied with the other two especially after I looked at my fellow Design Team members work. WOW! So as they say, third time is a charm!

Before I started making my card, I was on the look out for a color challenge to spark my creativity, and I found the perfect one at Global Design Project. I am hoping that my colors are close enough to the ones they have displayed and not too bright.

Before I get to the card details, We have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us over at Seize the Birthday for the next two months. Welcome, Lynda or whom you may know better as Loopyloo in blog land. We are super excited to have you designing with us!

Card Details: MFT- Bubble over with Joy, Square die is probably from Spellbinders but have had it for YEARS! I used both Prismas and Copics for coloring, I used Oxide inks for my background. The little flowers are from MFT too. The greeting is my go to from Verve.

The Design team at STB and our guest did a fabulous job with this topping! Come on over and check it out! Nanc’


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Forget the Birthday Cake

Hello, Here we are once again back to the first of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. How did April get here so fast? My fellow DT member Julie has selected Pink and Green which is going to be so perfect for Spring florals. As you can see, my brain went a totally different direction than Spring florals for my card. Apparently, I had Lime Martini’s on my mind. LOL Just kidding, as I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had a Martini. I need to fix that soon!

Card Details: Greeting, Scalloped Rectangle, Martini glass, and Ric-rac are all MFT. The dotted background die is from Sunny Studios. The little limes/lemons are from Jillibean Soup. I have a bit of silver Nuvo drops and glitter on the rim of my glass.

I sure hope you will scoot on over to Color Hues to check out the rest of the cards from my fabulous Design Team and our Guest. I know you will be inspired!

I will be back in a few hours with another post! See you then! Nanc’


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Some Bunny Loves You

Is it a Balloon or is it really a giant heart patterned Lolli-pop? LOL

Hello, I am back today with another sweet bunny card using my relatively new to-me stamp set from Avery Elle called Some Bunny. I made this card with three challenges in mind. First, there is this great mood board over at Simon Say Stamps that started today at that sweet bunny just spoke to me, Next the Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the left column of; Bunny, Pastel Colors, and Dies. And last but certainly not least, for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

Card Details: Stamps are from Avery Elle- Some Bunny. I inked my background with Oxide Inks. I made a quick hill stencil with a sheet of acetate. I colored my bunny with Copics. The hearts in the lollipop are stenciled with white ink and the stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. I used Nuvo drops in the center of my floating hearts.

I appreciate you stopping by! I hope your day is spent just the way you like it! Take care, Nanc’


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Spring is in the Air

Hello again! We have such a great challenge starting today at The Paper Players! Claire is our hostess and she has a wide range of ideas for you. The Theme this week is Spring! Where is your creativity going to take you? Our graphic below shows so many possibilities! I am in full Easter mode right now so it was perfect timing for me!

I am also linking up with the dear Darnell over at NBUS as this adorable set from Avery Elle called Some Bunny is brand new to me! I just love it!

Card Details: Not much to share; I sponged the background with Oxide Inks and a stencil I made with a Lawn Fawn hills die. The balloon is colored with chalk as I tend to be heavy-handed with ink blending hence the dark green side of my hills. Bother! The eggs were made with a small Spellbinders oval die. Finally, the cute bunny who I am in love with was colored with Copics and light-colored pencil. I have him popped up for dimension. The little heart is a punch made shiny with Crystal Effects.


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Word Week-Animals

Hello, Here we are back to Saturday again and time for the Word Week at Just Us Girls. I don’t know what your weather is like where you are but let me just say that it’s been perfect here! Yesterday, hubby and I spent the morning at the beach, which in fact totally inspired my card for today. As you can see I am still in fun background mode!

Card Details: Die cuts are from Sizzix, I used the smooshing technique to color my seahorse and seagrass. The background was made with my MFT water stencil along with a stencil I made with stitched rectangles and a piece of acetate. Don’t look too close around my rectangles as the ink may have come through and left a dashed border around each rectangle. Note to self, don’t use stitched dies when making your own stencil. LOL The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I also, realized that this is the first time I used my Seahorse and Sand-dollar from Sizzix so I will be sharing this over at the fabulous Darnell’s NBUS.

The card that inspired me also with this layout is below! I love everything Michelle does from the Card Grotto! She is super talented!

Come on over to Just Us Girls, we have a brand new Guest with us… Welcome, Shawna! Shawna along with the team have a fun array of animals for you to enjoy!

Take care, Nanc’


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Flippin Fabulous Birthday

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your day! I actually am all caught up on my DT commitments and decided to make a birthday card as my stash is completely depleted. As soon as I saw the challenge over at AAA Birthday, I knew what I wanted to do. They asked us to use Patterned Paper on our card. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I CASED myself, only this time it’s a birthday card instead. This is such fun DSP that I got from my Local Scrapbooking store. I just love cutting out the bows on the flip-flops with the crabs perfectly in the middle. The dies and sentiments are from Honey Bee Stamps! A must-have set for this Florida girl.

Below is the card I cased of myself that I made last October.

Have a great rest of your week! I will be back on Thursday for more Birthday fun with STB! Take care, 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’