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


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My Favorite Fall Leaves


Second Post of the Day! Both for Freshly Made Sketches!

Since it was the first day of Fall on the Starbucks calendar that is, I went and got myself the first Pumpkin Latte of the season yesterday. YUM!!  When I got back, I decided why not make a fall birthday card using my all-time favorite leaf dies from SU. I did the watercolor smooshing technique for my fall leaves. The background is a script SU embossing folder that I put ink on with a sponge dauber after I embossed it.  I wanted more of a worn look. The victorian scalloped border and outline of the leaves were made with gold paper that doesn’t pick up well in the photo. The sentiment is from Gina K. The larger white rectangle also has the EF script on it but doesn’t show up in the photo either. I last decided to cover the stems of my leaves with the sentiment panel…it almost looks like a pocket.

Linking up again with Freshly Made Sketches! 

Here in Florida we are patiently waiting for Dorian to make the projected right turn.  I pray he spares all of the U.S.

Take care,  Nanc’


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Square Card

Hello, Boy do I have a CAS card for you today! In fact, it’s so simple I feel as if I am cheating.  It’s for our new challenge over at Seize the Birthday where our topping is Square cards.  The flowers are from SU and the Happy Birthday die is from Memory Box.  The die-cut is one of those purchases that you wish you hadn’t made. Why you may ask…. I don’t use it, plus it’s just way too big in my opinion. I have cut it off of the circle before and that helps a smidgen. The only thing I like about this card is the colors.  I promise that the next post the card won’t be so lame. LOL

I would like to take a minute and thank Su Mohr for being such a fabulous guest! This is her last post with us, and I really enjoyed having her along for the ride.

My teammates did a much better job than I did this time with our topping. So if you are looking for inspiration, head on over to the blog, and I am sure someone there will inspire you!

Take care,  Nanc’


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One Layer

 

Hello, Over at Addicted to CAS they want us to make a one layer card, so that is what I have for you today!  I just love the look of ink blending using Oxide inks and sticky notes to get a straight edge. It’s quick, easy to do and usually has great results. The stamp set is from SU and I really love it a lot, I just wish it came with dies.  I really want a flamingo set with die cuts, but can’t justify having two flamingos. Do you all feel that way about buying similar stamps twice?

Thanks for the visit and have a great day! Nanc’

 


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Dad or Masculine

Hello, Yesterday afternoon after the chores were completed, I got out one of my favorite SU sets and made a masculine card for a co-workers father.  She said he loves fishing, so I knew that was going to be super easy. Before I went to my studio and went to work, I found that Creative with Stamps had a masculine challenge going on and I thought …SCORE!!  Love when that works out! The label dies and small letters are MFT. This card came together very quickly as it was inspired by this card here!  I made the ovals and circles with a stencil and some SU ink.  I am going to keep this quick and easy design in my arsenal for sure.

Thanks for stopping in,

Nanc’

 


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Gotta Love Tulips!

We have a Photo Challenge over at Just Us Girls that has so much going on you are bound to get inspired by one part or another. It’s always fun to see how different each of the DT members and guest cards are, and how each one of us is inspired differently.  Right away when I saw all the florals on the table I knew I was going to get out one of my old SU sets that I really enjoy.  I was drawn to the color orange and green that is evident throughout the photo and the pattern along the fence at the top of the picture.  That is where my triangular background came to be. I used my white background and scalloped die to pick up the rounded edges of the doilies on the table.  I used gold sequins to replica the round decorations on the fence. I used Copics and Colored pencils as my medium.

Please come by and check out the rest of my teammate’s cards and join us! Nanc’


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Butterflies is the Topping…

Hello friends,  I am still alive after day three of school. I can’t say it’s been a breeze, but I am still breathing and we haven’t lost any kiddos yet. JK. Today’s card is for the next topping at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Butterflies and it was chosen by Barbara this time around. My card has lots of layers but went together very quickly.

Card Details: DP is Bo Bunny, the butterfly is Saavy Dies, the Button and banner are MFT, the EF is SU.

That is all I have, as my bedtime has been exceptionally early this week!

Hope you will come by STB and join us!  My team and guest Su did an amazing job! Nanc’


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DAD

 

Hi friends, Over at Creative with Stamps, it’s Masculine this month. So I got out my trusty fish set from SU and went to work.  The bold letter dies are from Sizzix, the paper is from SU, and the wave die is MFT.  I really like how the fish came out. That’s all from me today!  I head back to work tomorrow! Boohoooo! Hope I can continue all the card making that I managed to get done this summer. We shall see!

Nanc’


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Relaxation

 

Hello,  There is nothing more relaxing to me than a walk on the beach at sunset. The theme this week at Time Out Challenges is Relax, and that is where this card began. First, I made my background using some Oxide Inks while taping off the horizon and using a circle cut out of a post-it note for my sun.  Then I stamped my SU leaves in jet black ink. (love those leaves) I wasn’t happy with the bottom part of my base so that is where the black piece of cardstock came to be, plus it looked better to ground the sentiment against something dark. The sentiment and tags are MFT.  The flying seagulls are from Memory Box.

Thanks for your visits, I sure do appreciate them.  Nanc’

 


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Congratulations… on your Retirement

Hello, as you can see I found another nautically inspired challenge site to play along with this week. This card is for Time Out Challenges. I found the perfect DP-by Kaiser Craft to use along with my SU-Nautical stamp set to complete it.  This was so quick, but I like the way it came together.  The card is going to a person that in fact sails, so hopefully he will love it and get a kick out of my sailor’s knot.

Thanks for your visits…they are so appreciated.

Nanc’


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All Things Nautical

Hi, Over at Addicted to Stamps and More they have a nautical picture for us to be inspired by.  I love making nautical cards, so I knew right away I would be playing along. This card was easy and fun to do.

Card Details: All products are SU except for the scalloped die which is Spellbinders.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’