Hello Friends, I am going to make this short and sweet as there is a Hurricane headed in my general direction and her name is Irma incase you haven’t heard it a million times already! We have a very cool Trend this week at JUGS and I sure hope you join us. I hope I will be back with you all next weekend with my house in tact, my loved ones safe, and a little thing called electricity. Hugs to all of you! Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s already Thursday and time for our next Topping at Seize the Birthday! What we have for you this time, is to use Ocean Colors on your card and or project. As you can tell on my card, I through in a little bit of red. That is clearly not an ocean color and that is okay. As long as the card is dominantly ocean colors you are good to go!
I also would like to take a minute and thank Lindsey for being such at fabulous Surprise Party Guest these past two months. We have had the pleasure of emailing back in forth with one another and we sure have hit if off. Love this hobby of mine!! Hope to see you back in the gallery again soon Lindsey!
The card that inspired me to make this card you can find HERE!
Card Details: Dragon-MFT, Circles and EF are SU, Hello sentiment is from Stampendous and the Happy Birthday is Verve.
Please come check out what an incredible job my team did with this topping this week! They have some Amazing cards! Nanc’
Hello Friends, I am running late today so I am going to make this short and sweet! Judy is our Hostess at Just Us Girls and she has picked Shiny as our trend this week. Not sure you can tell by my terrible photo but the hearts on my cards are made from Silvery glitter cardstock. The fabulous sentiment and Heart die are from Stampin Up, and the hearts are MFT.
Please come on by JUGS sometime this week and check out all the different ways the girls and our Guest Darnell got their Shine On. Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s Word week at Just Us Girls and the word is Shower. As you can tell from the card above, I went with Baby Shower. I actually made 4 of these cards, two girls and two boys. They are fast and fun to do. The DP is from Stampin Up and I have been using it so sparingly, as I love it so much and it’s no longer available. The boat and sentiment are from Verve! The circle dies are either Nestabilities or SU.
Please come on over to JUGS and check out the rest of the teams cards and while you are there help us welcome our new Guest-Darnell! She is one of the funniest and kindest ladies in blog land!! If you are not familiar with her you MUST visit her blog! I have it linked for you! We are so lucky to have her with us this month! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day! If you are visiting me on Thursday August 3rd, it’s indeed my last day of Summer Vacation. Boohoo…..I was having such a great summer I didn’t want it to end, but end it must! Our school year starts tommorrow. I know you are scratching your head and saying on a Friday??? I am too, but whatever! The weekend will be here before you know it! LOL I don’t want to appear ungrateful for the time off, so I will move onto today’s New topping over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is ” Tie One On.”
I had a fabulous time creating this card. This particular MFT guy was colored with my hubby’s help. He was giving me an art lesson and said that the elephant needed to have more variations of color to make him look real. Not sure I am 100% pleased with how he turned out, but I went along with the ART teacher anyways. 😉 The balloon and butterfly are colored pencil too.
The dots were made with a SU stencil. Everything else is MFT.
Now the exciting stuff!
I had the ultimate pleasure last week to meet up with Lesley Croghan the creator of Seize the Birthday while in Canada with my family! She is as lovely and funny as I imagined she would be. I also had the opportunity to meet one of my STB teammates while in Victoria, CA. Glenda, her hubby Karl, and my family and I had a delightful lunch together too. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it. They are the nicest and sweetest couple. When the day was done my son said it best, “Canada people are just good people!” I so agree with him! It felt so comfortable and that I had known both of these lovely women for years! My heart is full and I can’t wait to do it again someday! Here are a few photos!Lesley Croghan and IKarl, Dave, Sandra, Ty, Myself and Glenda
If you ever get the opportunity to meet your blogging friends….I strongly suggest it!
Please join us over at Seize the Birthday! My fabulous team and Guestie- Lindsey did a wonderful job as always! Come by and check it out!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day! I needed a baby card for a friend who’s daughter was having Twins so I combined that need with our Color Week at JUGS, where I happen to be hosting for the second week in a row! There is so much I adore about this card; Polka Dots, stitched stars and elephants! How can it get any better! This adorable elephant is from Verve! He is one of my all time favorite go to stamps for Baby cards!
I would be tickled if you would come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week! Take care, Nanc’
Supplies: Elephant-Verve, Stars and banner-MFT, sentiment and Stitched Circles are SU, the Scalloped circles are Spellbinders.
Hello Friends, If today’s card looks similar to you it’s because it is in fact similar to one I posted a few months ago. I was in the need for a belated Graduation card so I decided to CASE myself. HERE is the original one if you are curious. I like this one a tad better. It also so happens to fit the challenge over at The Paper Players this week so a win win for me.
*Supplies- Boat and the stitched banner is Verve, Sentiment and paper is SU, The stitched panels and button is MFT, and that cloud is Lawn Fawn.
Have a Fabulous day! Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a good week so far! It’s been quite wet here for the start of our Summer, and that is a good thing, as we sure did need the rain. Today’s card is pretty much straight forward. I started with this great Verve Butterfly stamp and some emboss resist. Then I found this great polka dotted paper to mount it on. Not sure how I feel about the random tiny flowers now, but at the time I liked it! LOL
Please come by Just Us Girls and join us for Color Week! The team did a real fabulous job! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, It’s time for our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday! Our topping this time around is to make a one layer card. One layer cards are a HUGE challenge for me…I don’t know about you! However, it’s good to push ourselves to try things we struggle with now and again. So I forged ahead and muddled through. The card IRL is a lot prettier than how it photographed. I have been wanting to try white colored pencil on Kraft card stock and I must say I love the look of it. I decided when I was finished, that the leaves needed a bit more contrast, (and a voice inside me said, “Don’t try it Leppek you’re going to ruin it?”) I didn’t listen…. and I pulled out a light green colored pencil followed by some cover up tan. So pay NOOOOO attention to the prominently darker leaf on the far side of the card…LOL The flower is from Verve and the the leaves are from MFT. The sentiment is one I have become rather fond (redundant) of by Stampin Up. I added the black lines with a sharpie for the heck of it. NOT PICTURED; The Wink of Stella I added to the flowers. LOL Boy I’m in a snarky mood today! This card is already in the hands of a good friend of mine…I hope she liked it! Please come by and join us at STB. My design team KILLED IT! WOWZA! Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hubby and I had quite a few graduation parties to attend this past month and here is one of the many cards I had made. Our Word this week over at Just Us Girls that Ina chose is Die Cuts and this card is covered with them. They are all from MFT and the sentiment is from SU. We also our welcoming our next Guest designer to the team. Welcome Estelle, we are so glad to have you this month!
Take care and Happy Summer, Nanc’