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


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Thinking of you…

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and we have a great underwater photo to inspire you!  I had 1/4 of this fun Designer paper left that I have been hoarding for years and thought this was the perfect time to finish it off. I knew the paper would work well with the Nautical Stampin Up stamp set.  The sentiment, however, is from Verve.  It was fun to make the two-toned fishes.  Not sure you can tell but on the bottom of the card I have used a small circle embossing folder for some added texture.  I have also used clear Nuvo drops.  There is a lot of dimension on this card as well.  Come on over to Just Us Girls and see how the rest of my teammates were inspired!

Happy creating, Nanc’

 


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Love…U!

Hello, I thought a little crafting would do me some good today and I found the perfect challenge to play along with.  My dad fell last weekend and it’s been a rollercoaster week of emotion with very little sleep.  I am pleased to have finally gotten him out of the hospital (a terrible experience this time) and back at a Rehab facility that I trust.  So things are looking up.

Over at Inspire. Create. Challenges they have a blank canvas as their sketch so the sky’s the limit.  I didn’t feel like creating something from scratch so I decided to CASE a favorite card of mine.  Here you can find my first card!

I am also linking this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes.

Card Details: Here is a bit about my card!  The Flower and U are from Verve and some of my very first stamps/dies! The leaves are a punch from SU and then embossed for added texture. The flowers are MFT and were colored using the smooshing technique and oxide inks. The heart die is also from MFT, the love die is from Neat and Tangled.  The background was lightly stenciled with an MFT die.

Another day off tomorrow, which is great, as we have a meeting at the Rehab facility in the morning and who knows maybe a little shopping after that!  I already did a little stamp shopping (shhhhhh…don’t tell the mister.)  Shopping always makes me happy! LOL

Take care, Nanc’


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With Sympathy

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Crazy busy here so I need to get right to it! It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and this color trio is one of my favs for sure! This card went together very quickly as the Dies and Designer paper did all the work.

A few card Details:  MFT-Flowers and floral sprig, Sentiment-SU, Designer Paper is DCWV, and the leaves are a punch.

Come play along at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Love You to Pieces

Hello,   I want to pop in today to post a card for the fun color challenge going on over at The Paper Players.  These cards were super fun and so easy to make. The colors were a bit tough to photograph but the puzzle pieces that read “to pieces” were stamped in red ink.

Card Details: Stamps- Stampin UP, Martha Stewart border punch, The heart dies are from MFT.

Have a great day! Nanc’


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Happy Birthday-White Space

Hello,  Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping starting is Show me your White Space. Remember that white space doesn’t have to be white like I did myself, but what it really refers to is leaving a good portion of your card open and uncluttered.  Barbara has selected our topping and the DT and our guest did some really amazing cards.  So you must come by and check them out.

Card details: Butterfly is Pretty Pink Posh, the sentiment is Stampin Up, and a bit of colored pencil and Oxide inks.

Have a very creative day, Nanc’


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Affectionate

Hello, I saw a perfect word over at Time Out Challenges and I knew right away what I was going to use.  The word is Affectionate!  I had two beautiful pieces of DP from Bo Bunny that I have been itching to use on a card. The paper did all the work for me.  If you have never seen their paper you are in for a treat!  You have been warned! LOL I paired it with this great stamp set from SU to make the card complete. Some added hearts, gems, and pop dots and I was done.  This card is going to the store this week for Valentine’s Day they apparently sold out.

I was perusing the internet and I stumbled upon a new to me challenge site called TGIF Challenges and I would love to link my card up there as well! They have a Valentine’s theme going on too.  Love when I find new challenges, don’t you?  My card says Happy Valentine’s Day in the inside!

Finally, I am linking up once again with The Paper Players where they have a theme of Love is in the Air!

I am so happy you stopped by, Nanc’


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Just for you…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by the fun Sketch going on over at CAS(E) this Sketch. Not only did the sketch intrigue me, but DT member Michele Ferguson’s card really got me excited to play along. It is fabulous and got my wheels a crackin’. I have had these “new to me” butterflies from SU on my desk for quite some time and I am glad I found a reason to use them.  I started off using 3 colors of Oxide inks, some water, and a paintbrush along with a SU-striped stencil to make my rays of color. I did quite a few layers and I love the way it turned out. Next, I did the smooshing technique for the butterflies.  Finally, I fussy cut the butterflies out and all was going smoothly until it was time for the sentiment.  UGH!  It looks terrible! I guess I rocked the block a bit.  I was going to start over or cover it with a tag and then remembered my word “Acceptance” (New Year’s Resolution) and refrained. Folks, it wasn’t easy!

I am so glad you stopped by today!  Happy creating, Nanc’


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Hearts

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I have a couple of cards for you with Hearts in mind, as I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge this month where they are celebrating their Second Anniversary!  Congrat Darnell and team! You know how much I love this challenge site and I hope you are around for many more years to come.  I am also going to link one of my cards up over at CAS Stencil where they asked us to use a “New” stencil.  The cards all began with this great Die cut from Stampin UP called Bloomin Heart.  It’s so intricate and is pretty all by itself.

Fo the wood grain Valentine card, I added some red florals that come along in the die set along with a LOVE die cut from Simon Says Stamps. I used both red and gold paper for a layered look. The YOU sentiment is from Verve along with the banner die which I doubled as well.

For the floral birthday card, I used this new stencil called Lovely Lace from Gina K. Designs.  I posted a card yesterday using the same stencil and that was the first time I had used it.   I made about five different panels in an array of colors, as they were so pretty and easy to do.  I just love the Pink Oxide ink called Worn Lipstick, don’t you? The heart die is also sponged with the Oxide Ink along with the Victorian border die on the bottom. The YOU letter dies and the solid Heart Die are both MFT. The sentiment is Verve.

Here is the pink one by itself.

I hope you have a very creative day and thanks so much for popping in! Nanc’


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Thanks….a tiny word!

Hi,  It’s time for my favorite, which is Color Week, at Just Us Girls.  Mark my words when I retire I would absolutely love to start a color challenge blog, as I find them so easy to do!  Today’s colors are Purple, Red, and Pink which were quite fun to work with.  I started off by making a frame stencil to make my background using Oxide Inks.  Love the clean lines that is revealed when you peel the stencil away. Next, I made another stencil with my Lawn Fawn sun die.  Then, here is when disappointment struck! I knew I wanted to add some Hybiscus flowers to my card, so I got out my SU Hybiscus stamp set and matching die cuts when I realized the matching die was MIA!!!  You have no idea how upset I got over this! I was pretty broken up, I must say!  I bought this stamp set for one purpose only and it was for the Hybiscus stamp and die and NOW the die is MISSING. UGH!  I looked high and low and had to result in praying that someday I find it attached to another set and all will be well with the world once again! LOL Fussy cutting until then!  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up and is one of my favs.  Have you ever lost one of your favorite stamps or dies?  It happened to me one other time and Julee Tilman (from Verve) the sweetheart that she is, replaced it for free!

Please join us at JUGS…I would love to see you there! Hugs, Nanc’