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


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Cheers to Your Birthday

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning. Tae Eun has chosen Framed as our topping this time around. Such a fun and easy way to add some interest to your card design. It was such a fun and quick card to put together.

I am going to also link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Any Occasion.

Card Details: I have a mix of products for this card. MFT-Sentiment and Wonky Rectangles, the dotted die cut is from Sunny Studios, the Wine bottle and glasses are from Paper Roses. You might not be able to tell in the pic…the bottle is made out of vellum and the glasses are shimmery silver card-stock. The enamel dots are from SU.

Hop on over to Seize the Birthday sometime in the next two weeks and check out the fabulous Design Team’s cards and join us! Nanc’


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Stars and Stripes

Hi, Boy oh boy do we have the perfect challenge starting today over at The Paper Players. Anne Marie has chosen Stars and Stripes appropriately enough on this July 4th Holiday Weekend! What a fun graphic she put together too as it is full of inspiration. It certainly inspired me, if you couldn’t tell!

Card Details: I was in the need of a baby card and you can never go wrong when you pull out the great die set by MFT. The white stars are a die are from Your Next Stamp and the greeting is from Stampin Up. The wonky rectangle is also MFT.

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 hope to see you over at TPP this week! Take care, Nanc’


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Celebrate

Hello, It’s Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby is our hostess and she has come up with the word-Script. Time and time again she has the best ideas. This is a another great one Bobby, that I am sure will be well received!

Card Details: This is a total CASE of this card HERE! I feel in love with it the moment I saw it. This sunflower is such a great die from SU and the double Celebrate die is from Paper Roses. I used some Oxide ink and a few splatters for my background.

Hope to see you at Just Us Girls where we have a new Guest Designer joining us! Welcome, Chrissie Stokes. We are glad you are with us!

See you at JUGS!, Nanc’


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Red and Blue

Hello the 1st of July! Isn’t that just crazy? It is also time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Sweet Carol has picked the perfect color combo for this summer month, as July 4th is right around the corner!

I know these cards are exactly like my last post, just in a different color combo, but sometimes life gets in the way. I purposely made these in my local High School colors and they did super well in the stores the past couple of months. What I like about this combo, is they are ideal for either male or females.

Card Details: I started off making my own stencil out of these fun Spellbinder rectangle dies that have these fun jagged edges, they are so old and I have no idea what their official name is. Next, I sponged my backgrounds in various colors using Oxide Inks. Then I got out my fun heart background stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and white pigment ink and pounded away using a sponge applicator. The grad die and cap are from SSS, and the rest of the sentiment is from Verve. The fun decorative victorian bevel is made with my large Fiskars cutter.

Now, you have to come check out the Design Team and our guest cards, as each and every time they blow me away with their talent! I am so lucky to have them on my team and call them my friends! Speaking of friends…my local and good friend Carol is our guest this time as well! Not only is she creative, she always pushes my card making abilities in different directions, which is really good for me.

Hope to see you at Color Hues and take care, Nanc’


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Happy Graduation

I am happy to finally share with you the Graduation cards I had made for the stores a month ago. I work way ahead on my DT Commitments, so that is why these cards are a tad late to share for graduation season. The layout for our Sketch this week at The Paper Players was the starting point for these designs. Sweet Laurie selected the perfect sketch and what I loved about it is, it’s just basic enough to let your creativity flow.

Here are a two others that I made while I was at it.

Here are all three.

Since the Grad die and hat is brand new to me I am linking up my cards over with Darnell over at NBUS!

Card Details: I started off making my own stencil out of these fun Spellbinder rectangle dies that have these fun jagged edges, they are so old and I have no idea what their official name is. Next, I sponged my backgrounds in various colors using Oxide Inks. Then I got out some fun background stencils-the heart is from Honey Bee Stamps and the star one is SU along with some white pigment ink and pounded away using a sponge applicator. The grad die and cap are from SSS, and the rest of the sentiment is from Verve. You can’t tell by the photos but 2 of the 3 grad dies have a shadow of vellum beneath them. I forgot to add it to one of them. The fun decorative victorian bevel is made with my large Fiskars cutter.

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


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Late Father’s Day Card

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and let me just say that Vicki picked a tough one for me. I decided to change the theme of the photo with my interpretation. Pretend the little boy is carrying a fishing pole instead of planet shaped balloons. LOL No, in all seriousness. I decided that I would pull my inspiration from the water/sea and the deep blue colors and that is what I did…oh and the fishing theme too. I swear that is a tackle box in his right hand and not a briefcase. ;). That is one good thing about Photo Week your inspiration can come from anywhere.

Card Details: All products are SU except the polaroid type opening, I cut myself and the Wonky Rectangle die is MFT.

We can’t wait to see what you do with this photo at Just Us Girls this week…Come join us! Nanc’


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Birthday Wishes

Hello, Here we are time for another Topping at Seize the Birthday! Sweet Ashwini is our hostess and has asked us to use an Embossing Folder this time around. If you are anything like me you have plenty EF to choose from. This particular one has no label on it whatsoever so I couldn’t even begin to tell you whose it is. It is one of my favs for sure.

I am also joining in over at Happy Little Stampers with Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: Embossing Folder-who knows, The Peony Bouquet and die – Crafter Companion, All the Stitched Dies – MFT, The sentiment -Verve. Some very quick coloring with some Prismas.

I hope you dust off some of your old Embossing Folders like I did and you will come and play along!

Hope to see you there! Nanc’


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Bananas for you

Hello crafters, Today at The Paper Players we have a Clean and Simple challenge beginning and the fun theme that sweet Joanne has chosen is Fruits & Berries. I had to dig deep in my neglected stamps bin to find some fruit for this challenge. Luckily, I came across this stamp set with these cute bananas in it. Now, this stamp set is very poor quality as I probably picked it up at Michaels eons ago, so just ignore the jagged black lines on the edge of the bananas.

I am pairing this challenge with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge that is going on right now. I saw that they also had a choice of CAS so it was very easy to incorporate the center row of Any Color, Free, and CAS in my design.

Card details: I have no idea what company makes this stamp and or greeting. The scalloped edge die is from MFT. I used some Copics and Prismas for some really quick and haphazard coloring. CAS is hard for me so I decided some small paper punched dots might liven it up a bit.

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 hope to see you at The Paper Players.

Nanc’


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Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello there, It’s time for Color Week over at Just Us Girls. Cecile has a fun and bright color palette for you to enjoy. Now, before you go asking me where on the graphic do you see yellow? I promise I didn’t use any yellow on my card. I used white pigment ink and a sponge with different size square stencils over my orange, red, and pink blended background. My good friend Carol shared this fun Bokeh Technique using squares with me. She found it over on Karren J’s-Stampin Stuff blog and I have linked it up for you HERE! And, you should definitely check out Carol’s card at Saw It Had to Make It. You can find it HERE! It is so good!

Card Details: The background technique is linked above. I made my own square stencils. The phone is from Papertrey Ink. The HELLO and word bubble stamp is from SU. The vellum underneath the phone warped a bit unfortunately. The scalloped circle is Sizzix and the stitched circle is SU. Pop dots for dimension.

I am linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge also since I made my own stencil for my background.

Now, pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the Design Team’s work and join us! Nanc’


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I Heard you were…

Hello, It is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Sheri has chosen a color combo that I really, really love…Aqua and Black. I just adore these dragons from MFT, don’t you? A dear friend of mine’s hubby was having some heart issues and I made this especially for him. Over at Color Hues we have the fabulous Trina Pham joining us as our guest!

Here is a close up of my cute dragon.

Card Details: Dragon, sentiment, and both types of clouds are MFT. The stars are dies also and from Your Next Stamp. I used both Copics and Prismas as my medium.

There is no shortage of inspiration over at Color Hues by the Design Team and Trina, come be inspired! Nanc’