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


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A Little Message to say-Hello

Hello– I am back today with my very first card using foiling…You can gasp, it’s okay! I just bought my Glimmer Hot Foil system from Spellbinders and today is the first chance I have had to use it. I have never been the type of person to jump on any type of trend until I am sure it’s going to stick around for a while, and from the looks of things, foiling isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Beginner’s Luck-After I peeled back the foil on my very first attempt and it came out so well, I was hooked immediately. I then proceeded to kick myself for waiting so long. My hubby would say…”Better Nate than Lever.” LOL, He is always Mr. funny/goofy guy!

The Geometric Flower Background looks fabulous in gold foil, don’t you think? There is also a layering stencil set for easy coloring, which was quickly added to my Christmas list this morning. The rest of this card was also made with Spellbinder’s products and I have them linked for you below. The Sealed Glimmer Sentiments are also new to me and are just fabulous and come with 11 fantastic sayings.

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Geometric Flowered Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Outlined Sentiments

Fluted Rectangles

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Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled the Geometric background I decided to cut it into four quadrants for added interest. Next, I cut out the rest of the dies (Linked above) with white and gold paper and foiled my greeting. I had not intended on putting the small Fluted Rectangle black die-cut as part of my layout, but I felt there was too much white, and the flowers and sentiment needed to be grounded. If you look closely I doubled the small flowers with gold paper and I like how that turned out. I have dimensionals on the round greeting for extra height and to hide the stems of my flowers. The Hello is from the Outlined Sentiments (one of my favorite sets) and is cut out of gold and black paper.

If you haven’t tried foiling I definitely think you should add it to your Christmas List. I have linked up all the fun products from Spellbinders that I used above.

In other news…My father has been under hospice care since the day after Thanksgiving. Losing my mom to cancer when I was 30 was hard enough, and we took care of her at home until the end, but this is ten times worse when there is severe dementia involved. It’s a huge rollercoaster of emotions as every day is different with a new battle in front of us. He could last another week, a month, or longer, we just don’t know. It is heart-wrenching to see him suffer any longer.

I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS.

It may have taken me a week to make a card and write this post, but it’s good for me to get lost in something else, even if it’s just for a little while.

Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I hope you are doing well today. I have another card for you using three fun Spellbinder products. As you know I am a bit hooked on the Gingko die but let me tell you that this Embossing Folder is something special too. It is called Loops and it is so pretty, especially in white. It just so happens to be 1/2 price right now! The sentiment die is also linked for you below and I find myself reaching for it time and time again, that there is no point putting it away.

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Sealed Collection

Loops Embossing Folder

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

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Card Details: I was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to begin my card, and I am so glad the chores were done and I had time to play along. As you may have noticed I sponged my paper with various colors of Oxide inks before die-cutting, I did the same with the outline to the sentiment. Added a few gems and I was done. Easy peasy!

Thanks for coming by and I hope however you spend the rest of your week, you do something that brings you joy! Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I am back today with an elegant looking Thank you card using part of the Sealed Collection release over at Spellbinders. I told you a few posts ago that I was smitten with the Gingko die in this collection, so here it is once again. This time I used the Thanks from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons for my sentiment. I seem to be in a use-up some DSP that you have in your stash kinda mood lately and this paper is just gorgeous. I don’t think you can tell but it’s covered in cream, tan, and taupe roses. I got it at my local scrapbooking store ages ago and sadly don’t know whose it is. Also, pretty proud of myself for tying a decent bow, if you know me that is certainly not something I am good at.

I don’t think this card needs much explaining, and I have all supplies linked down below!

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Truckin Through the Seasons

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I also am joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I have selected the center column of Thankful sentiment, Free, and Any Color.

Your visits and sweet comments certainly brighten my day and for that I thank you! Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hope Your Day is Special

Happy Friday! I have another Spellbinders card for you today that is also part of their latest Sealed Collection. This time I am using the Sealed Birds Die. I know this die will be getting lots of use as it would make a great card for nearly any occasion. The size is just darling and I love the two tiny birds perched on the branch. Lucky for me, I found this awesome piece of DSP in my stash that paired nicely with the die. Love when you stumble upon something you didn’t even remember you had, don’t you?

I have linked all the products I have used on this card below along with some details.

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Birds

Many Birthdays

Fluted Classic Ovals

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Card Details: I used the Fluted Oval dies to cut out the hole to make my vellum window. Then decided at the last minute to incorporate the soft blue on the inside of my oval as a double mat. I know there is a better way to do this but I had already glued my vellum in place so if you look closely at the photo you can see that the blue oval is not perfectly placed inside the oval. Grrrrr. It will just have to do. The DSP is from an old Stampin Up pack. I decided that one solid leaf color die was just a tad on the boring side, so I cut another one out in a deeper green and fussy cut the leaves off and glued them down for contrast. The sentiment is from the Many Birthdays set and is stamped and matted as well and popped up with fun foam.

I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend ahead! Take care, Nanc’


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For You

Hello, I am here today with a card showcasing some more new products from Spellbinders. This release is called the Sealed Collection and has a ton of amazing products encompassing it. As I was looking through the collection I immediately fell in love with this Ginkgo die-cut. I just love all the intricate etching.

Did you know that the Ginkgo plant has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues? It is also an antioxidant. I find things like this so fascinating.

This card is pretty straightforward and doesn’t need much explanation.

Here are a few details. My first thought was to make a stencil out of the die and that didn’t go so well, so onto plan B. Next, I thought it might be fun to offset this die and I think it worked out quite well. I decided I would incorporate a few falling pedals in white for some contrast. Then when it was time for the sentiment, I chose the outlined greeting set from Spellbinders and one I reach for a lot now. I have everything linked for you below. A few black rhinestones, silver paper dots, and ribbon finished it off.

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope whatever you are doing today, it makes you happy! Take care, Nanc’