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


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Long and Skinny

Hello,  Have we got a popular and fun challenge for you today over at Just Us Girls! Slimline cards are all the rage lately and I must say I am a fan. I had a great time making my colorful coffee panel and was extremely happy with how it came out. I am not a huge fan of how the rest of the card came together but it’s okay. Hubby said I screwed up with the vertical green banner die. I didn’t tell him I agreed. 😉 Most all of my supplies are from Verve. One of my favorite sets for sure. Even the heart die is Verve. I used the emboss resist technique with Oxide Inks to blend my panel.  Below is the panel before I covered it.

You have to come over to JUGS and join us.  We would love to have you and you may even end up being selected as our Chic of the Week.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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You are Simply Wonderful

I thought the Sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch looked quite fun so I joined along. I found these flowers already inked up in my bits and boxes drawer and thought they were too pretty not to use.  I then opened a new pack of 6×6 paper that I just got from Stampin Up ( yes, I know I know I said I was trying to use up my designer paper and not buying anymore-forget that I said that….LOL) and it just so happened to have two pieces of the exact colors of the flowers inside. Score! So needless to say this card came together rather quickly!  I did flip the sketch and hope it’s okay that my sentiment is very large. A couple of small heart punches and I was done.

The flowers were heat embossed and sponged with Oxide inks and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for the visit….HUGS! Nanc’


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Rainbow

 

Hello, Happy Fourth of July!!  It’s also time for another challenge at Just Us Girls.  The word we have for you this week is Rainbow.  We all could use some rainbows right about now to brighten our moods. At least I sure could. Speaking of brightening the mood you should check out the DT’s cards, there is such a lovely array of different ideas from the team.  We also have Trina joining us as our Guest Designer, and you know her cards are always fabulous!  Welcome, Trina!

I have a mix of companies on my card. MFT-rainbow and heart, Lawn Fawn-clouds and sun, and SU- Embossing folder and sentiment.

Please come to JUGS and join us we would love to have you!  Nanc’


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with Sympathy

 

I have a quick and easy card for you today.  That all began with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  When I need a quick Sympathy card this is one of my go-to cards.  A little bit of Designer Paper and these great SU products and it comes together pretty fast. I have added a few Nuvo drops too.

I hope you have a wonderful day however you choose to spend it, Nanc’


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Father’s Day Card

I have a quick simple card for you today using a new to me stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I needed some Father’s Day cards for the store and thought these would be quick and fun to do. I am going to link this up over at CASology in hopes it’s CAS enough. The speckled background behind my panels was made with a very old Stampin Up stamp. I colored my images with colored pencils and the letters are from MFT.

I will also be linking this up over at Darnell’s NBUS.

I hope you are having a great day, Nanc’


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Celebrate the Season

 

I have a quick little card for you today that was designed around the color challenge going on over at The Paper Players. I have taken advantage of being home so much, and have a nice jump start on my Christmas Cards.  Woohoo!  This stamped image is not mine but belongs to a sweet friend.  I came across it when I was cleaning up my studio the other day.  I made my own plaid background once again with my SU- Buffalo Check background stamp and a red Copic pen.  In doing this, I realized I don’t care for my green inks. I will have to see about doing something about that soon. It seems I have been doing my fair share of online shopping these days. In fact, I just again bought something as I was typing this post. How about you?  The sentiment is from SU also.

I appreciate your visits and Happy Crafting too, Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’

 

 

 


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Navy and Pink

Hello, I was trying to make a few cards for some upcoming challenges and it wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to write a post instead.  I did some water coloring a few days ago and the next day after some thought and suggestions over on IG, I turned the items into two cards instead of one.  You see, I had made two background panels and I liked them both and was trying to figure out which one to use.

I am linking the above card up over at The Flower Challenge where they have asked us to use Navy and one other color on our project. I as you have seen I chose pink.

Card Details:  Stamps are mostly Altnew with the exception of the “Wishing You Well” greeting is from Stampin Up. I used Catherine Pooler inks and some stencils to make my backgrounds.  Speaking of backgrounds…  I did a double stencil technique and it worked perfectly.  I made both a rectangle and circle stencil with some thick acetate and placed that down over my first decorative stencil. I used some washi tape to hold everything in place.  It was so much fun, I made about ten more backgrounds while I was at it in various colors and shapes.

I so appreciate you stopping in and I hope you have a lovely day, Nanc’.

I hope my mojo returns soon.

 


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Sunshine at JUGS!

Hello, I am going to make this quick today! Over at Just Us Girls, the word we have for you this week is Sunshine.  We haven’t seen much of that here in Flordia these last few days, but that is okay as it keeps the temperatures a little more bearable and more time to craft. That is the only way I can cope with the world’s problems.  I have an inside source to the Hospitals and the number of COVID cases are rising but we aren’t hearing much about that on our local news anymore.  So hubby and I are going to maintain our course and not change a thing.  So even though we have moved to Phase 2, just essential outings for this family for now!

Card Details: I have a huge variety of companies on my card so if you have any questions just ask.

Before I go I would like to welcome Mugdha our June Guest Designer she will be joining us all month long.  The girls and I are really excited to have you with us, Mugdha.  I hope you will enjoy it too!

Take care of one another, Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’