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Heartfelt Thanks

Got a quick post for you today for the great Sketch over at The Paper Players Challenge along with day 25 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge. I have missed three out of the 25 days, but I am pretty happy with those results.  Hopefully, I can finish strong. I colored the above image with Prisma Colored pencils.  This is one of my go to images and color combos with this particular stamp. It’s one of my favs!  Love the look of sandpaper on white core paper. If you haven’t tried it you must!

Details: EF-Elizabeth Craft Designs, Flower Stamp-Hearfelt Creations, Sentiment-Verve, Oval Die-SU, Wonky Rect.-MFT

Take care, Nanc’


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Smile!

Hello, One thing I like about Summer is that I get the chance to play in some of the challenges that I am always admiring,  but rarely get to join in on.  Today I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches.  I incorporated that challenge with my 30 Day Coloring Challenge-Day 3.  I am so enjoying making CAS cards these days and this one is just that.  I decided to get out my Copics and do minimal colors on this pretty flower from Verve and I like the way they turned out.  Speaking of Verve, Julee Tilman has decided to close Verve after over a Decade of Heart and Dedication.  I admire this lady more than she knows and instead of me getting all sappy over here and reiterating what she said, I have linked up her goodbye message for you to read. Let’s just say if it wasn’t for Julee, I wouldn’t be stamping or have the friendships I have today. I owe a great deal to her! So over the next month or so, you will be seeing a lot of Verve, as I want to pay tribute to her and her fabulous line of stamping products.  My only regret on this card is that I should have re-stamped the flower  in black as the images lost some of their luster.  However, I probably would have totally screwed it up. LOL

This flower is Verve and from the set called One Person.  The die Smile is from MFT.

Do Something Creative Today, Nanc’

 


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Have you had enough Coffee yet?

One more card using this fabulous Coffee set from Verve!  This time I am linking up to The Paper Players Sketch Challenge. I decided to make my card Vertical instead of Horizontal. I always have a devil of a time photographing horizontal cards. The square stitched dies are SU and the heart banner die at the base is Verve as well.  I made my own background paper once again.  I believe the Apricot polka dotted paper is from Bo Bunny, but don’t hold me to it.

Hope you are having a fabulous week and haven’t gotten caught by the Flu/ or Respiratory crud that is going around unlike me! 😦 Time to go heat up my coffee!  Nanc’


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Can’t Get Enough Coffee…

Hello Everyone, I have another quick post for you today! I have been eyeing the January Viva La Verve Sketch all month and have finally gotten a card completed for this challenge, and let me just say in the knick of time.  Again I have used the Coffee set for Verve that I adore, although this time using the cup and saucer and that adorable spoon. I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment.  I would not survive without my java! How ’bout you?  You can’t tell in the photo, but I have glossy accents on the coffee and the spoon. This paper from Bo Bunny really was fun to work with.  I used a bit of MFT and SU dies to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping in! Have a very creative day! Nanc’


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Keep Calm and Drink Coffee!

Hello Friends, I am going to sneak in a quick post this evening just hours before this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch comes to a close.  I just recently got this great Coffee stamp set and two die cuts from Verve and I couldn’t wait to use them for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I doubled the Coffee die for some depth and cut the sentiment in half to help stay with the sketch.  Not only is this set simply awesome, but Julee the owner of Verve sent me these pieces of Designer Paper with my order too. Love them! Thanks Julee! You will be seeing another card made with these great papers very soon. This card is rather simple and I felt it needed something else, but I just decided to leave it be before I ruined it. Sometimes too much is too much! Ya know what I mean?

Now go check out the Verve products that I have linked up for you,  they happen to be on SALE!  Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Thanks a Latte!

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mojo464Hello Friends, I had some time today to get in my studio and create.  I went hunting for a sketch to get me started, when I remembered it was Monday. Suddenly, I knew right where to look.  I love this week’s sketch over at MOJO Monday and it just so happens to be contest week over there, so it’s a win win.  I got out one of my old favorite and sadly retired Verve stamp sets called Delightful and Delicious and went to work.  My card is very, simple, but I am happy with it. This is one of my favorite color combinations too.

Hope you are having a terrific Labor Day!  Take care, Nanc’  P.S. GO NOLES!!!  I love College Football!

 


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A Little Thanks

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Hello Friends,  Hope your Friday is going well!  I was waiting for the window inspector this morning and thought I would make good use of my time and make a card for a few challenges that have caught my eye this week.  I struggle with CAS cards but am fairly happy with the way this one turned out. It all started with a inspiration photo (using the under the sea portion of the photo) over at a new to me challenge site called The Heart Desires, next a Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, followed by the great colors over at The Verve Blog, and finally the challenge to use Googley Eyes over at AAA cards.  My good friend Barbara gave me these fabulous die-cuts and I finally I came up with an idea to put them to use.  I water-colored and sponged the seahorse which was originally white. The dots and hopefully shell looking type shape behind the seahorse is a piece of vellum run through a SU embossing folder.  My friend Karen did this with a full sheet of acetate, to make an underwater scene, which was incredible, and sparked my interest this morning.  So I have two friends to thank for inspiring me to make this card this morning.  Hope you have a terrific day!  Nanc’

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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’


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Sketch at Seize the Birthday

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Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 8.25.51 PMHello Friends,  It’s time again for a new topping over at Seize the Birthday and this time around we have a sketch for you to try, but remember if you don’t want to use the topping you don’t have to, just make sure your card and or project is birthday related.  I also want to take a minute to thank Tanja for being such a super Surprise Party Guest! We love your work Tanja and it’s been a pleasure having you with us!  Now my card was a lot of fun to put together.  I started off using the smooshing technique with my acrylic blocks on watercolor paper. I think I got a little carried away and smooshed a little much, but I still received some cool results!  I used some left over pieces for my flowers.  The flowers were also heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The rectangle and circle dies, the vellum leaves, and the heart border die reallyhelped this card come together.  If you have any other questions…let me know!

Hope you will take a minute and come see what my fabulous team did this week at Seize the Birthday!  Take care and find sometime to create…it’s good for the soul!  Nanc’

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Viva La Verve Sketch

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VLVJan16Sketch1Hello Friends,  I have been on a Valentine kick as of late and what I find strange is that I am not a huge fan of the Holiday, but yet I love making the cards in that theme…Kinda bizarre I know.  I think it’s the colors and hearts that draw me in….I do love to create with hearts! Anyhoozel, I love the way this card came together so quickly, thanks to this great sketch over at Viva La Verve.  Speaking of Verve, I used their set called Take Note, that I just love, and the paper is from Stampin Up.  I will be back tomorrow with another Valentine….like I said I am feeling the LOVE!  Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to be creative!   Nanc’