Scrapper@heART

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


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Pink Makes Everything Better!

Hello friends,  To say this card changed direction a multitude of times would be an understatement. As I saw this photo challenge that Maria picked out for us, I thought what am I going to do?, I don’t have any Pineapples or Flamingos stamps or dies!  Here is how it went down! I decided to make a pineapple out of weaved papers. (Hubby’s idea) I got out some pink papers and went to work.  Then I looked at the finished work and thought, Why on earth am I weaving pink papers and not yellow?  Not sure where my brain was then, I clearly needed more coffee.  Back to the drawing board with my yellow papers.  Then once the papers were weaved, I decided to draw and cut out the previous mentioned pineapple.  Realizing when I was done it was far too large for my card stock, I decided to trim it, and trim it, and trim it some more… until there was nothing left to even resemble a pineapple.  That mess got trashed quickly and then I came up with  my second not so great idea.  Why not make a pineapple out of a stencil.  Well, a few pieces of card stock later, I had something I liked, but it needed a stem. So I took my Sun Ray stencil and tried to use the shortest rays to resemble a stem.  Imagine my surprise, when that looked hideous.  It looked just like a sun ray coming out of a pineapple. LOL  That got recycled in the trash rather quickly too.  I changed the direction of my card from Pineapples to Flamingos and decided it was time to cheat. I decided to make a few rows of black flamingos with just one Pink Flamingo on my computer.  I did a test print on regular copy paper and it looked great! Finally, I was getting some where and I had something to work with!  So I put it my card stock and hit print.  What, where is my PINK flamingo?  UGH! I am out of colored ink! I refused to give up at this point, and dismantled the card stock to see if I could salvage some to make it work. I did manage to retrieve one of the pineapple pieces you see in the background out of the trash  Then after all that, I used my brain and decided to use my Cameo to cut out my Pink Flamingo. Now, I am scratching my head at this point wondering why I didn’t start there to begin with…and you are probably too.  Let’s just blame the Hubster…for he is the one that started this entire weaving process to begin with! LOL  So that is my saga on how this card that you see above came to be.

Thanks for sticking with me in my crazy story.  I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but I hope it made you chuckle just a bit.

The word Pink was made with my MFT die cut letters and the Leaf EF is SU.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us!  The team clearly had greater success than I with the photo, as their cards and Darnell’s (our guest) card are truly amazing. Darnell, You have been a joy to have with us this month!  HUGS, Nanc’

 

 

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Not a Halloween Cat!

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screen-shot-2016-09-01-at-3-36-03-pmHello Friends, it’s Saturday and time for another Just Us Girls challenge!  It’s photo week and I kinda took my own liberties with this one, and went a different route than my teammates. I saw this card HERE on Pinterest and wanted to make my own on my Silhouette Cameo. I have a friend at work who adores cats and I am going to give it to her for her Birthday.  I thought the DP had a vintage vibe, so I decided to embrace it and add some yellow flowers and some buttons too. The sentiment is one of my favorite’s from Verve.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us!  You may even be selected as our Chic of the Week just like our guestie this month Jaydee!  Have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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ConGrads!

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pp300I am back again today as promised with two more cards I made for some recent graduates!  I got out my Cameo and made the 2016!  I love how easy it was to do!  Not sure you can tell in the photo but the 2016 on the above one was cut out using silver vinyl. The stars are from MFT, the Sentiment is from Stampin UP, and the grad cap I drew a few years ago and made a stencil to reuse again and again. I ran it through a Stampin Up EF for texture. I am linking these cards up over at the Paper Players where they are celebrating their 300th challenge!

Here is the other one!  On this one the 2016 is just made from card stock.  I hope you are having a great week!  In case you have been on the edge of your seat and wondering….the new window guys are finally here!  See you soon! Nanc’DSC_0021


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Create

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CTS_157Hello Friends,  I hope your week is off to a great start, mine sure is!  I have had quite a lot of opportunity  to get my craft on as of late, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.  My Silhouette Cameo and I are getting to know each other quite a bit better and I think I am in LOVE. LOL  So the card I have for you today was designed using my Cameo and also around the awesome sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  As soon as I saw the Design Teams samples I knew I wanted to play along.  I was swooning over the GD-Kay Miller’s card.  It is just totally awesome!  I started out cutting out the word create using my Cameo and the sun and the clouds and bright green arch were all made with various die cuts.  The stamped and heat embossed sentiment is from Close to My Heart.   Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you also have the opportunity to craft real soon! Maybe if I become real brave or get a nice photo I will show you some of the shirts I have made with my Cameo too.  Take care, Nanc’