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Retro Sketches

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RS189Hello Friends, As soon as I saw this sketch over at Retro Sketches this week I knew I wanted to play along!  I was intrigued by the diagonal lines in the background and I knew I could achieve that look with some of my polka dotted ribbon that lately had been ignored and was collecting dust on my desk.  I also am still head over heals for this new stamp set that I have used a lot lately….sorry about that.  It’s called Bouquet For You and is from Stampendous.  I also wanted to break out my new (I should say OUR new, as I have to share with hubby) Faber Castell- Polychromo colored pencils and give some coloring another try.  Mind you, in hindsight, I should not have colored the jar the same color as my water ….but a girl has to make some mistakes to move onward and upward. Right?  I am no Kelly Latevola….but I am sure aspiring to be!

I hope you have a wonderful day and I sure do love your visits!  Nanc’


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Love, Joy and Peace

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Mojo418SketchHello Friends,  Today’s card is the second Christmas Card I have made so far this year…..Whoop Woo!  I am on a roll! In all seriousness, I better get a move on!  I had a really hard time getting this photo to do the card justice.  I promise you the card looks better then this photo portrays. As soon as I saw the Mojo Monday sketch I knew I wanted to use a Verve Christmas stamp set called Pinecone Christmas for my card.  I also, have used a sticker for a sentiment….which may be a first for me.  I don’t recall ever doing this before, but I have these really cool sentiment stickers that I won over at our local Stampin store that I hate to waste.  Did I ever show you my load of stuff I won?  I was the grand prize winner at The Paper Inn’s open house.  When she called me I was shocked to say the least.  The owner  Marjorie is a sweetheart and I wish her many, many years of success! The paper pack was a door prize I won that day as well and it’s by Anna Griffin and it’s gorgeous!  I added a polka dotted SU vellum sheet to the front layer of the paper for added interest.  Again, the photo isn’t flattering to this card.

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Thanks for dropping in, I will be back later today or tomorrow with another card!  Nancy


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Balloons @ Just Us Girls!

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 10.46.28 PMHello Friends!  It’s Trend week over at Just Us Girls and it seems that balloons of any kind never go out of style in the card making world, so that is our trend for the week.  I also am linking my card up to this week’s Freshly Made Sketch which was the source of my starting point.  You should have seen all my different attempts to a card till I finally settled on this one.  It reminded of those days when you are getting dressed for work in the morning and every outfit looks terrible and you just keep changing your mind till you have a pile on the bed in front of you.   Well, that is what happened with this card…LOL  It had many do overs!   I still have a lot to learn when it comes to coloring, but I think the card came out kinda cute, plus it’s quite different than my usual style.

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Card Info: The balloon was made from a hand drawn template. The ladybug stamp is something I picked up who knows where and who knows how long ago, probably 10+ years. The happy birthday banner is Stampin Up.  The you is a script from Verve and the TO was made with those small alphabet stamps that always come in handy!

I sure appreciate all your sweet comments and visits lately…you sure know how to make a girl feel good!

Have a wonderful day and please won’t you come on over to Just Us Girls this week and join us?  Nanc’


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Embossing Way Back When!

DSC_0228STB ToppingsHello Friends, I have a card and a little embossing story for you!  Before I head over to my Throwback Thursday,  it’s time for another Challenge over at Seize the Birthday. This time around our topping is Embossing.  You may use any type of embossing you like, Dry with and embossing folder, Heat embossing with versa mark and a heat gun, or any other type of embossing that I haven’t mentioned. Speaking of any other type….. My hubby before I got into card making myself, use to make his own thank you cards using an embossing technique of his own. He would dampen a piece of watercolored paper by sticking it in a sink full of water, then he would pull it out to dry on a towel to where it was damp and no longer dripping. Then he would take the paper and lay it over the stencil (that he made) and press ever so slightly through the stencil as to make a raised impression using the back nub of a paintbrush. He made some cards with the sentiment raised on the outside front of the card, sometimes he would do the opposite and have the impression going inwards on the front of the card.  When it came time for our wedding invitations, we were frugal okay poor, we decided to make our own Wedding invitations with this embossing technique.  Okay, don’t laugh, back then we sure thought they looked awesome.  We were getting married at the beach at 9 AM on a Sunday on the deck of a restaurant that was owned by a family member to my boss at the time.  So we decided to have the invitation mimic what it would actually look like where we would be standing at the time of the wedding.  You will see what I mean in the photos below.  Sorry for the quality of the photos I was to lazy to take them out of the scrapbooks and they have page protectors over them as well.  Even the inside response card had a bit of embossing on it as well.DSC_0232

See how the card looks like the photo.

The wavy line was suppose to be the tide rolling in…lol
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My dress was hand made by a friend of mine! I thought it needed to be a little less formal

since it was after all 9AM.

DSC_0233I so appreciate you sticking with me down memory lane.  By the way, hubby and I have been married for 23 years now to put the photos into perspective.

VLVJul15Week3SketchI am also linking my card up to the Viva la Verve week 3 sketch where all my inspiration began.!  I thought this sketch was awesome! If you haven’t noticed I really adore the Poppy Birthday  Set from Verve and I also have been kinda enjoying doing some heat embossing with some ink resist over top.  I think this is my 3rd card as of late with this technique.  So, So Fun! The Chevron piece across the top was made with some Washi tape and my SU Envelop Punch Board.  I don’t use this tool enough.  The base was started out on a piece of white card stock and I used 2 SU inks to blend together to get the results I was happy with.   Any other questions just let me know.

Take care and see you soon! Nanc’

 

 


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Sensational Stripes at The Verve Blog

 

 

 

 

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Jul15DIHGraphicHello Friends,  It has been doing nothing but rain here in sunny Florida for the last few days and I took advantage of the time indoors to play along with the Sensational Stripes Verve Challenge over at The Verve Blog.  Before I got started, I had my thoughts on my son who was on a 65 ft sailboat in the gulf of Mexico (yes during the deluge of rain) over the weekend, so I embraced my thoughts and decided to get out the sailboat from the Verve Stamp set With Love and create a water scene, as I worried. The colors were inspired by the graphic you will see to the left. I paper pieced the sailboat and used my Creative Memories wavy cutter to make the water I mean Stripes!  The clouds and sun is from Lawn Fawn and the birthday sentiment is also Verve from the Poppy Birthday set.

Hope you like my card half as much as I loved creating it!  Take care,   Nanc’

BTW…Ty made it home safe and he informed me I worried for nothing.  What does he know about being a mom! LOL


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Wishing You…

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STB Anything GoesVLVJul15Week1SketchHello Friends,  It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  We have NO topping this time around, so all you need to do is make a Birthday card and or project!  You can never have to many Birthday cards lying around, so I hope you join me and my wonderful teammates!  If these colors on my card look vaguely familiar to you, then I am here to tell you that your not crazy!  I posted a card a about a week ago with these exact papers, I loved the results so much, that I couldn’t wait to try it again! I am pleased as punch once again with the results!!  I think it all has to do with the great Verve stamps I used, along with the fun Viva La Verve sketch that was my starting point!  The stamps are from the Verve- Poppy Birthday Set.  I heat embossed my sentiment and used a white gel pen to add some dots and lines on my poppies and leaves.  The vertical circle edge die is also from Verve and is in that 3 Set die– cut pack that I am always raving about. I have all things Verve linked up for you!!  The decorative circle die is from Spellbinders and it is also something I adore using!  Any other questions, please ask.

I wanted to take a minute and tell you my followers, my quiet behind the scene stalkers ( don’t worry I am one of them too), and my dear friends (old and new) that leave me such wonderful comments, how much I REALLY appreciate it!  It warms my heart each and everyday and I am forever grateful!  I just realized the other day, as I was looking through some stats, that I have reached 775 posts!  I couldn’t believe it myself!  I think I see a milestone giveaway coming up in the future!!  Much love and appreciation,  Nanc’

 

 


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Mojo Monday!

 

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zzMojo405Hello Friends,  Happy Weekend!  Today’s card was inspired by this great sketch over at Mojo Monday!  I have been eyeing it for days and even left myself a giant note by my computer as to make sure I didn’t miss out!  I love Verve’s stamps and have been wanted to use more of this particular stamp set called Take Note then just the sentiments.  This set stays out on my creative space because it ALWAYS has what I need, when I nee it!  It also has this great strip of ABC’s both in plain text and cursive, and that great envelope, pencil and little heart too.  The star border is also from Verve and I speak of this die often as it comes in a set of 3. LOVE IT!!!  I have linked both the die and the stamp set up for you!  I also used my favorite rectangle stitched dies from MFT and a star paper punch that is as old as dirt.  The little stars on my card come from the insides of the star border die. I can’t waste those cute little stars, now can I?  The DP paper is something I have had forever…isn’t it pretty? It came in a sample pack years ago and I can’t recall who makes it!  The rest is SU.

I had the pleasure today to have lunch and go shopping with my dear friend JoAnn.  Thanks for a wonderful time my friend….so sad we forgot to take a photo! 😦  Have yourself an awesome day!  Nanc’


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JUST because…

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VLVMay15Week3SketchMay15DIHGraphicHello again,  This card started to come to life in my head when I came across this sketch over at Viva la Verve. They do a sketch every week and this one so happens to be for week 3, however you can go back and enter any of them, before the end of the month is up.  Love me some Verve!  Speaking of verve!  I am also going to link up my card at the May Inspiration Challenge over at the Verve Blog. Where the inspiration is titled Let it Bloom.   Time for some card details!  The sentiment is from Verve’s With Love set. The flower is a plain Jane called Elegant Flower also Verve.  The Design paper is actual from a nursery paper pack from DCWV.  It’s so pretty and glimmery too! Not sure you can see the glitz in the photo.  The leaves are cut out of vellum and embossed with a lattice EF for some texture. I also embossed the blue vertical panel with a leaf EF. The small butterfly is SU. The Dots die cut is also from Verve, one of those must haves that you can use on anything!  I have linked them up here!  It comes in a set of 3! Dots, hearts and stars!  This card is on it’s way to a special friend, that needs to know she is in my thoughts!

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Until next time! Nanc’


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Thankful…

DSC_0524Hello, Hope this post finds you doing well! I have a card for you today that is for two challenges; Colour Me and Freshly Made Sketches.  I have been eyeing both of these challenges all week and finally had time to play along today.  I think the pink sun was a fun idea, what do you think?  Be honest!  I love my new Lawn Fawn die cut set and the sentiment is from Verve in the So Happy set. The DP is both Creative Memories and Ki Memories paper pack called Enchanted.  I inlaid the sun into the paper, I love that look.

Have a great start to your work week,  Take care Nanc’

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You’re On My Mind…

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 If you are thinking to yourself you have seen a card similar to this one recently, well you are not crazy, you have!  I had so much fun making the last one, that I had to do it again!  I saw this awesome sketch over at My Favorite Things and I knew it would work perfectly!  Then, I have been eyeing the color challenge over at Colour Me and was thrilled that I hadn’t missed the deadline yet….so I paired them together and there you have it!  In case you missed my last card here is a pic of it again.

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Here are a few details on the first card: Scalloped borders are MFT.  The sentiment is from Verve, and the Vase and stems are from Gina K. Designs.  Love the two colored tilted panel with my MFT stitched rectangles. The flower punch is new to me and I just love it!!  I made the victorian edge strip with my fiskars.  I thought the vase needed to be grounded on this card.

Thanks for stopping by, it means the world to me!  Nanc’

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