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Layers at Just Us Girls

Hello, I am back again today for the next Trend Challenge at Just Us Girls. Ina is our hostess and she has chosen layers for us this time around. Even though lately I am trying to change my card making style to be more Clean and Simple, layering is really where my wheel house generally is. So this wasn’t difficult at all. I think I have 8 layers in all.

I am joining in the fun over at AAA Birthday where they are celebrating their 2nd Birthday! Congrats AAA!

Card Details: All the die cuts are from Stampin Up. I just love this sunflower die set so very much! And the greeting is from Stampendous. I used my Fiskars victorian blade to get my pretty border. I bet I have had both pieces of DSP for at least 10 years. A few gold sequins to finish it off.

Come by JUGS and join us! Happy creating, Nanc’


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Sketchy Christmas

Hello, I am back today as I promised with one more Christmas card that is for the fun sketch going on over at the Global Design Project. This card is using one of my favorite color combinations, pale pink, kraft and white. Thanks to this sketch for motivating me I have 17 Christmas cards done! YAY!! I made another 5 or 6 with this sketch and the other designs will be posted at another time.

Card Details: It started with a SU Die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I used part of the set for the fun base of my wreath. Next, I used my Impression Obsession small Poinsettia dies (that I love) and cut out two poinsettias. I decided to add some more foliage using white, kraft, and taupe and those are from SU-the Forever Fern set…One of my FAVS! The greeting is from another sentiment SU set that is a decade old. A little sparkle and I was done. Such a quick and fun card to put together.

Here is a close up look.

Thanks for the visit, Take care!

Nanc’


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Christmas in May

It’s Christmas in May here in my studio! Is it too early? I am good with it, as that means I am getting a jump on start on some Holiday cards. You know every year it sneaks up on us rather quickly. I loved how this card turned out. It all started with the Colors of the Color Throwdown in mind. I actually ended up making 6 more in various colors when I was done with this one. My morning plans got changed, as I was suppose to be with my dad as he was scheduled to have some tests done and it was canceled, so I decided to make the most of it and spend the day creating. It was a nice relaxing time, creating for me and nobody else.

Card Details: My card Base is Ivory! I finally cracked open this SU Die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that I have had for probably a few years. Not even kidding! I used part of the set for the fun base of my wreath. Next, I used my Impression Obsession small Poinsettia dies (that I love) and cut out two poinsettias. I decided to add some more foliage using kraft and blue and those are from SU-the Forever Fern die set…MY FAV! The greeting is from another SU set called Cherish the Season. A little sparkle and I was done. Such a quick and fun card to put together.

I am also going to play along once again over at Addicted to Stamps and More, as the Any Occasion Challenge is still going on.

Thanks for stopping by! I just might be back tomorrow to share another Christmas card.

Nanc’


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Red and Orange

Second card for the day! JUGS post is below!

Hello, Here we are again, as the calendar keeps changing and it’s already May 1st. Can you believe it? I can’t! However, in the crafting world it’s a good thing, as that means it is time for the next hues of color at Color Hues. Kristie is our hostess and she has chosen Red and Orange as our color duo. I had some fun with this color combo. I also knew I was going to be making this a Mother’s Day card and thought it would work perfectly for the Addicted to Stamps and More Any Occasion Challenge. So I am linking up over there as well.

Card Details: I have a mix of supplies for today’s card: The background was inked with a fun stencil. The heart die cut is from MFT. The flower array is from SU and from the bloom and Grow set. I colored the flowers TOO HEAVY handed with Copics. I tried to come in with a white Prisma pencil to give the flowers some shading, it only helped a wee bit! The white sprigs are also SU and from Forever Fern. The sentiment is from Paper Roses. I did an inlay with the heart and added a few gems.

Now, it’s time to pop on over to Color Hues, if you haven’t already, and check out what the Design Team and our fabulous sweet and talented guest Tracey McNeely have done. You are sure to be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Sketch Challenge at TPP

Hello there! I am back again today with the next great challenge over at The Paper Players. I enjoy Sketch week nearly as much as Color Week, because when designing your card the layout is done for you, and it makes things move along a bit faster… in my opinion that is. How do you feel about Sketch challenges? Do you like them? If I had more time on my hands I would start another card challenge site and the theme would be sketches. Hmmmm…maybe? 😉 Just kidding….I think. LOL

Card Details: I had such a great job playing along with my new MFT Lily dies. Of course, I had to get out that great DSP from SU that I just adore and work it in my design. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I used a bit of greenery from Stampin Up too. It is from the Forever Fern die set. I made the victorian scalloped edging with my Fiskars cutter. I use to use it ALL the time and it was kinda my signature piece on my cards and I kinda got away from it. Of course, more Honey Bee Dew Drops.

I will also be linking my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Birthday Challenge.

I have quite a few cards coming in future posts using these Lilies. Stay tuned.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Talented Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and happy creating, Nancy


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Card Concept-Thanks

Hello, I have been thinking about this gorgeous photo I saw over at the Card Concept- Loads of Lavender for the past week and I snuck away some time today to make a card. I have this fun SU set called Country Home that comes with a milk jug type stamp that I knew would work perfectly for this challenge. The set also comes with a pitcher but I like the can so much better.

Card Details: To start off, I decided I would make my own background paper and incorporate some of the black check from the ribbon. I used the SU Buffalo Check to get started. When I was done I decided it was a little overpowering and my black lines were too heavy, so I covered half of it using a fun edge border from MFT and the same lilac paper that I started with. Next, I stamped and colored my milk jug using Prisma colored pencil and fussy cut it out. I decided to not use the flowers that come in the set, but to get out the SU set Forever Fern along with it’s dies and use that as my foliage for the can. I finished it off with some faint clear Nuvo drops on the white panel. If I was to classify my card for this challenge I would say…CLEAN AND LAYERED.

I tried using green in my design but It just wasn’t working for me, and that is why I ended up with two shades of kraft.

I am going to link my card up over at Happy Little Stampers as well for Anything Goes with Dies.

As always, I appreciate you coming by.

Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


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You are simply…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! The fabulous Lisa has picked out the prettiest color combo for us this week at Just Us Girls. I just loved it the moment I saw it.

Card Details: I have mentioned before that I have this great DSP from SU that I only use sparingly as I love it so much, but I thought this color combo warranted getting out a small piece of it. The paper itself has a pattern to it already and all you have to do it apply your ink and you end up with an emboss resist with little work. I have no idea why they don’t carry this stuff on a regular bases… or any company for that matter. Everything I have used on this card is from SU.

I am also linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Anything goes with Dies challenge.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us! There are some fabulous cards by the DY and our guest to check out.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Yellow and Grey

Hello, It’s the middle of the month and time for the next hues of color to begin over at Color Hues. I have been looking forward to this color combo for quite sometime. Design Team member Karen made this selection and it’s one of my all time favorites! Did you know that it’s the Pantone Colors of 2021? I didn’t, but I love learning new things! Thanks Karen!

Here is another view of my card.

Card Details: I so enjoyed putting this card together. The new die cut set is from Sizzix and called Spring Foliage. The heart border die is an oldie but favorite of mine from Verve. The greeting is from Stampin Up. The stitched heart is from MFT.

I am going to be linking up my card over at NBUS as this Sizzix set is brand new to me.

Please come join us over at Color Hues where the Design Team has once again blown me away with their cards! The talented Amy Kolling is joining us too! Welcome Amy! We are thrilled to have you along with us!

I hope you have a very enjoyable day! Nanc’


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More than 1 Stencil

We have a fabulous challenge starting today over at Just Us Girls. The talented Carol is our host, and she has come up with the super idea of using more than one stencil this week. You know how much I love using stencils so I was super excited to get started on my idea for my card. I have been making a lot of one layer cards recently and I am really enjoying it. I feel as if my card making style is all over the place right now, but I sure am having fun with it. It is good to shake things up once an a while.

Card Details: I used Oxide inks in four colors to achieve my background colors. I used torn paper to mask off my paper and purposely left the white gap in between stencils. The sunflower and greeting are from Stampin Up. I came back with some Copics and Color Pencils to give the sunflower more definition.

Come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team has done with this challenge, you will surely be inspired.

Take care, Nanc’


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High Tide…

Hello, Over at Time Out Challenges they have a pretty photo that inspired me to get crafty this afternoon. This photo looks like a perfect beachfront vacation spot and it looks so beautiful. I tried putting a teal chair on my card to match the photo but it just didn’t look right. I think it was blending in too much with the water.

Card Details: All of the stamps/dies that I have used for this card are from Stampin Up the only thing that is not is the stencil I used for my clouds, which is from MFT. I masked off the water and used Oxide inks for the base before I stamped on the ripples. The sand was masked off too, prior to the stamping over top.

If time permits I may be back in a day or two as I would like to make another card inspired by those great pillows. I have the perfect DSP to match. Hope you are having a great day! Nanc’