Scrapper@heART

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


3 Comments

Anything Goes Birthday @ STB!

Hello Everyone, Hope you are having a good week! The card I have for you today is for the Anything Goes Challenge over at Seize the Birthday! I have used many different companies on this card. Verve- leaves, Hero Arts-sentiment, MFT-banner tags, Altenew-Florals.   Please pay no attention to that horizontal faint line across my card.  I thought it would be wise to make sure the watercolored paper would adhere well to the card base after I put my adhesive on it, so I ran it through my Cuttlebug for added pressure. I read or heard that tip somewhere.  WRONG! BAD IDEA! Thought maybe some Nuvo drops would draw the eye away. LOL  The flowers were heat embossed and watercolored.

Before I go I must say farewell to Kim our Surprise Party Guest. It was an absolute delight having you with us these past two months Kim and PLEASE don’t be a stranger in our gallery, as your cards are simply awesome!

Have a fabulous day and I sure hope you will come on over to STB and join us! Nanc’

Advertisements


13 Comments

Prominently Purple!

Hello Friends,  Have we got a great challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. Carol has picked the color Purple for our Color Week. After I finished the above card for this challenge, I realized I had a Christmas Card that I made last year that also is Prominently Purple that I had not shared with you. So here is that one!

I hope you have a fantastic day and will consider joining us over at Just Us Girls.  The team and our Guest Karren hit this challenge out of the park.  Come on over an check  out all the Purple cards.  If you join us you might even be selected as our Chic of the Week and then have the opportunity to be our guest too.   Take care, Nanc’

Card info: First one is made with SU supplies/ Love the paper pieced die-flower.

Second card: Ornament ( stamped and lightly watercolored), Sentiment is Verve, the Bows are Paper Smooches and the Background stamp is from Stampabilities.


7 Comments

A Little Late Easter Joy!

Hello,  I failed to post this card yesterday as planned, but I am in luck, as the Tic Tac Toe challenge that I planned on entering it in is still open. SCORE!!! I chose the top row of Circle, Flower and Die cut. I just got this gorgeous Easter die set from Stampin UP, as I immediately fell in love with the cross. I have seen this layout all over Pinterest and I knew I was going to enjoy it especially with these awesome papers from SU!  The leaf die and sentiment is from Verve. The flower is from MFT.  I ended with some gold Nuvo drops and they really did the trick!   This card really does shine in real life! Trust me! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great Easter.

Take care and thanks so much for visiting, your sweet comments make me smile.  Nanc’


19 Comments

Wild Card CAS

Hello,  Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!  Angie over at Just Us Girls is our hostess this week and she has asked us to do Clean and Simple for our Wild Card Week. CAS is hard for me, so I needed this challenge.  I have made a card similar to this one in the past but I don’t believe I ever posted it…at least I hope not. 😉   A friend of mine is expecting her first child and she and her hubby don’t want to know the sex of the baby, so I thought this idea would be perfect.  This cute little elephant is from Verve and the sentiment is SU.

Before I go I want to say thanks to Stef Perryfor being an awesome guest with us the past month! It was a joy working with you!

Happy Easter, Nanc’


14 Comments

Birds of a Feather….

Hello Everyone, It’s Thursday and time for the latest topping over at Seize the Birthday.  Our topping is BIRDS! I haven’t had this adorable set from Stampin Up for too terribly long and I just adore it. I paired it with this cute little stitched die from MFT, with my trusty over used but favorite Happy Birthday stamp from Verve.  That stamp never leaves my desk.

I hope you are enjoying your week as much as I am.  Today is our Anniversary and we are packing up the bikes for a day trip.

Hope to see you in our gallery at STB! Nanc’


18 Comments

JUGS and the Twofer Challenge

Hello Everyone,  I have to say that today is the beginning of our Spring Break!  Woohoooo!  I sure hope this week drags on and on and I manage to accomplish most or all of the incredible long lists of chores and fun activities that I have planned.  Wish me Luck!   Are you all familiar with the Twofer Card Challenge that the incredibly funny and kind Darnell started recently?  Well, I have been eyeing it since its inception, and I decided to incorporate that challenge with my weekly Just Us Girls challenge this week. The Twofer Challenge ends today I do believe, so nothing like getting down to the wire.

The word for the Twofer challenge is Blossom and the Challenge we have for you at JUGS is a Photo challenge.  The picture had a lot to do with Spring flowers and Easter so that is where my inspiration headed this week. I got out my SU Blossom Petals Punch and made my first Floral card.  Then I let my fingers do the walking over at Pinterest for a bunny card to inspire me and I used the same Blossom punch for his ears.  I am not sure anyone has ever used a punch before over at the Twofer challenge, so I hope it’s allowed. Here is the card that inspired me for the bunny and the flower card was my own design.  For the flower-I used the SU Blossom Petals Punch, some MFT for the leaves and grass, SU circle dies for the center of the flower, and the stem was made with a hill die from Lawn Fawn.  For the bunny- I used an MFT stitched heart, My SU Blossom Petals punch, a MS border punch and my Creative memories circle cutter to get the perfect size circles. The sentiment is from Verve. Chalk for his cheeks, a white and black pen and some rhinestones.

Here is a pic of the SU blossom punch!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come on over to JUGS and check out the rest of the DT’s cards.

ACK!!!!!!  I didn’t take my photos together and the Bunny card has already been sold! I hope it’s okay that I made a collage instead!  I will do better next time, I promise!  Nanc’


17 Comments

Color Week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,  I am your hostess once again over at Just Us Girls and I just LOVE Color challenges.  In fact, if I didn’t have a day job I think I would start a Color challenge myself.  Maybe someday that will happen…we shall see!  In the meantime, I hope you will consider bopping on over to JUGS and joining us this week.  I really like the color combo and I hope you do too.

My card was really easy to put together.  I used some SU flowers and sentiment and some of my favorite die leaves from Verve.

Come on over and check out what the team has done with this great color combo and our Guest Stef!

See you at Just Us Girls, Nanc’


15 Comments

Text Ya Later!

Hello Friends,  It’s time for our Anything Goes challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  I got out my fun new SU set called Text Ya Later and made a birthday card this time. In fact, I made four cards while I was at it.  Here are the rest of them.


I fell in love with this color combo and kinda got carried away with it. For some of them I even made my own background paper. I would also like to say welcome our New Surprise Party Guest this month over at STB. We are happy to have Kim Lackenbach joining us! She is super talented and I get so inspired when I see her work. Welcome Kim!  She will be with us the next two months!

 

I hope you have a truly fabulous day! Nanc’


15 Comments

Great Colors at JUGS!

Hello,  I have a very quick card for you today that is for our Color Week at Just Us Girls. I got out one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called Painted Harvest to begin my card. I haven’t had this set very long and I haven’t quite mastered the placement of the flowers, but I will get it eventually. I hope! LOL The sentiment is from SU as well.

I sure hope these colors will speak to you and you will consider joining us this week at JUGS!   Nanc’

 


9 Comments

You’re a Good Egg!

Hello,  I spotted this great color combo over at The Paper Players this week and I knew that the colors would work perfectly for the card I had in mind. I am going to try to make a very long story as short as I can.  My father fainted at his Bank last Thursday and was rushed to the emergency room. He was later diagnosed with AFIB and admitted for further tests along with stitches on his head.  Many hours later, as it’s the peek of tourist season and all the snowbirds are here,  we found out he’s a candidate for a Pacemaker.  However, Medicare will not pay for it unless his heart stops for intervals longer than three seconds and his only stops for two seconds at at time.  Yes, I am serious. Go figure! With that being said, things have been quite stressful for all of us.  I could sit here and rattle on and on about his care in the hospital, his unbearable roommate, the fact that he hadn’t slept for 4 days, and that when he was finally able to be discharged (and he called me at the crack of dawn, ready to leave, and was unhooking himself from all his machines), it ended up taking us 8 hours as the paper work was messed up multiple times, including once I reached the pharmacy to finally be on our way.

I am not going to bore you with any more of that, instead I am going to focus on the three people that helped me get through this past week.  First, it’s the bank teller (Erica) from my father’s bank, that was bound and determined to track me down ( by googling me and finding a newspaper article written about me, and then calling multiple schools till she found the one I was currently working at) to notify me that my father was on route to the hospital. (Later to find out, that when her father was hospitalized for a car crash and died 5 hours later, no-one bothered to try to find her or a family member, so they might have a chance to say their goodbyes. She said she was bound and determined that was not going to happen to anyone else.) Then there are the two Publix pharmacist, one that took so much time with me explaining all the ins and out of my fathers new medications, along with the ones he was currently taking, and fixing the prescriptions that were once again wrong for the third time when I arrived to fill them.  Not to mention, the pharmacist from another Publix that saved me $485.00 by making me aware of a coupon I could print out at home for a 30 day free trial.  I showed up to the store, with the wrong coupon of course, and after many bumps along the way he somehow managed to get it to me for free anyhow!  So, as you can see there are still Good Eggs in this world and these cards are for them (3rd not pictured), with a gift certificate enclosed of course!   I am happy to report that my dad ( 87 years young) is doing much better, and at this point we are just taking it day by day till his follow up heart specialist appt.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings, (sorry for all the typos and grammar errors along the way).   Now go on out there and be someone’s good egg! Nanc’

Stamp set is from Stampin Up.