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


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JUGS-600th Challenge

Hello, Today Just Us Girls is celebrating its 600th Challenge! Quite an accomplishment wouldn’t you say! I have not been with the team since its inception but I have been with them since April of 2013. In honor of this milestone we do have a Prize up for grabs, so we hope you will play along. All you have to do is use 6 of anything on your card and or project! Rather simple I must say!

We also have a brand new Guest Designer with us, who needs no introduction, as she is very well known in this industry…Loll Thompson!! Welcome Loll, we are super excited to have you playing along this month.

I have used SIX layers on my card for today’s challenge, not including the card base, starting from the fun dotted background die to the top of my umbrella. I thought I also put 6 clear dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps but now that I am typing this up, I realize there are only 5.

I built my card around the white, grey, and pink part of the umbrella, the clouds, the greeting, and the bow from my bits and boxes drawers, so I may link up with the ladies over at Inspired By Challenge. I love cleaning out things that are too good to toss. I have been making a real conscious effort to do that a lot lately. I am also using a ton of DSP! If you look closely my white on the sentiment is definitely not as white as the card base. That bothers me…does it bother you?

A Few Card Details: The Clouds -MFT, Umbrella-Spellbinders, DSP-SU, Greeting-SU, The dotted background die-Sunny Studios, Bow die-Paper Smooches

The team and our New Guest- Loll Thompson have some great cards and or projects you must come check them out!

Take Care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Pastels

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday, JoAnn is our lovely hostess and she has chosen pastels as our topping. As I am typing this post I realize that I might have screwed up a bit as my sentiment is not quite in the pastel family! However the rest of the card is, so hopefully all will be forgiven.

Card Details: I started off with some watercolored paper and the smooshing technique for my background. All the various types of foliage are from Stampin Up. Some are inked card-stock, regular card-stock, or some were cut out from the leftover piece of watercolored paper from the background. The scalloped rectangle is MFT and the greeting is from Taylored Expressions.

I appreciate you stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my fabulous Design Team did with our topping! They are sure to inspire you!

Take care, Nanc’


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We are One at Color Hues

Hello, I hope you are ready for September cause here it is! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t!

We have a great challenge starting today over at Color Hues today, and it just so happens to be our One Year Anniversary! WooHoo! Can you believe it? I can’t! What a fast year it has been! First and foremost, thanks to all the Design Team members guests and participants that have embraced my new Challenge Blog this past year and made it such a success! You truly don’t know how much it means to me and how much all of you have enriched my life this past year. You and the team inspire me with each and every entry! God willing, we hope to be around for many, many years to come!

Oh, and guess what? In honor of us turning one today! We have TWO prizes up for grabs for this special challenge! The two overall winners will both be getting a Gift Certificate for $25 from Simon Says Stamps, just in time for STAMPtember! So make sure you come play along!

In other news, We have a brand new Design Team member starting over at Color Hues. Tracey McNeelyfrom In My Creative Opinion is joining the team. Welcome Tracey! A little back story about Tracey…When I was in the midst of creating Color Hues last year, I approached Tracey and asked if she was interested in starting this new adventure with me. The timing wasn’t quite right for her then, and I totally understood. However, things have since settled down for her and I couldn’t be more delighted to bring her on board!

Card details: The colors Karen chose for us still scream summer for this Florida girl, so that is where my creative mind took me. That and over to Instagram where I saw this fabulous card HERE and fell in love with it! I had to CASE it, straight away!

You have got to run on over to Color Hues, straight away, and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and our fabulous guest Angies too, as I know you will truly be inspired!

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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HAPPY birthday

Hello, I am back today with a very quick card for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge where sweet Jaydee is our hostess. I chose the row going down of- feminine, birthday and floral.

Card Details: The DSP is that older special paper from SU that I talk about often and just adore. I certainly wish they carried it full time. It comes in all different patterns and all you have to do is put ink on it for an emboss resist. I LOVE IT! Really makes for a quick card when you are in a time crunch. I use if very sparingly and keep every scrap. The sunflower and leaves are also from Stampin Up. I added a few gems and a greeting and I was done.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and stay well and we hope you will join us this week, Nanc’


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Inspired by Christmas

Hello, I hope this post finds you well in this crazy world we find ourselves in. I have been eyeing the gorgeous Christmas challenge photo over at Inspired by Challenges, and I had sometime this afternoon to escape the world and make a Christmas Card. What really caught my attention in the photo was the candy canes and the bright berries. I tried adding a small apple like in the photo but it just didn’t look right.

Card Details: Poinsettias and Candy canes are from Impression Obsession, the wreath and the green foliage is all from Stampin Up. The berry stamps and leaves are from MFT. The sentiment is SU and gold embossed.

I am also going to link up with the lovely ladies over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I am obsessed with poinsettias right now so you may see more soon. Have a wonderful rest of your day! Nanc’


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Hope…

Hello, I am back today as it is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie has picked the most amazing color combo that I have just discovered I am a huge fan of. Turquoise and Coral! Talk about a striking pairing. And wait till you see the cards that the Design Team and our guest put together! They are all Amazing!! Speaking of Guest, we have a good friend of mine Linda Snodgrass joining us this time at CH. Welcome Linda! We are really happy to have you!

My card was made for and already received by my Brother in Law after he had major back surgery! I am happy to report he is doing well and nearly out of pain.

I am also going to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The sentiment is from Altenew- Mega 4 Greetings, The seashells are from Honey Bee Stamps-Flippin Fabulous, and the leaves are inked and splattered and from Stampin Up-Tropical Thinlits. I used Oxide inks to blend my background. I used Prismas and light Copics to color.

Now, run on over to Color Hues and be ready to be dazzled! Stay safe, Nanc’


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CAS and Masculine

Hello Stampin friends, Today over at The Paper Players, Anne Marie is our sweet hostess and she has selected Masculine for our CAS week. I struggle with both Masculine cards and Clean and Simple cards, so this one I had to give some serious thought to. I was staring up at my old SU stamps that are all lined up above my head over my work space and I spotted this great set called Lift Me Up. I thought the hot Air Balloons would be perfect. Plus they have long been neglected.

Card Details: First I made my background with some torn copy paper, a circle stencil and some Oxide inks. I am sure you are not surprised! LOL I decided the sky needed some clouds so I pulled out my favorite ones from MFT. I love that they have an outline to them. The sentiment is from the same set as the Balloons-Lift Me Up. Long retired I am sure.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


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Black and White-Wedding Card

Hello there! I needed a wedding card and when I saw the challenge that Vicki chose for us this week at Just Us Girls I knew it would be perfect. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago and it was well received so I thought I would try it again. You can find it HERE!

Card Details: I have always been a huge fan of these old SU flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from SU as well. I used white embossing powder on vellum with a grey back for my flowers and then white on white for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The DSP came from Hobby Lobby and I am using every scrap. Made the circle with a couple of Sizzix dies, and the victorian edge is done with my Fiskers cutter.

I hope you will stop on over to Just Us Girls and see what the fabulous team did this week along with our guest Claire!

Take care, Nanc’


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Christmas Poinsettias

Hello, I had a chance yesterday to play in the studio and I knew I wanted to join in with the latest challenge over at The Color Throwdown, so that is what I did. I fell in love with the colors they have this week as soon as I saw them. The colors are Pink, Mint and Grey. I will definitely be filing this color scheme away for future use. I loved it so much I made two cards! I now have 30 Christmas cards done for this year! Woohooo! I have to stay ahead of things personally, so when the Holidays roll around I will have time to make cards for the stores. I am pretty proud of myself considering how many other things I have going on right now.

My swirly wreath looks black in the photo but in actuality it’s grey.

Here is card number two.

Card Details: On the first card I had a great time making the script paper that you see in the background. First, I embossed a very light grey sheet of card-stock with a script EF, then I took a mixture of white and silver ink and dragged it over the raised letters. Then I came back with some grey ink and distressed it a bit. It looks way better in person. The dotted background die is from Sunny Studios. The Poinsettias are from Memory Box and made with some gorgeous ombre DSP I came across. The leaves and the free form wreath are from Stampin Up. I have used sparkly silver paper for all my accents. I love the way these turned out and I think I will be making more!

I am also going to link up over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by and please stay safe, Nanc’


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Celebrate a Sweet Birthday

Hello, Hope this post finds you well! Today starts the next challenge at The Paper Players. Sweet Claire, is our hostess today and she has a fun color combo for us for Color Week! There are loads of possibilities with this trio. Some of the Design Team members went the Christmas route, but I needed a birthday card at the time. My attempt at no lone coloring for my strawberries has a lot to be desired, but I should get partial credit for trying. LOL You can find the card details at the bottom.

Card Details: Background die-Sunny Studio, Sunflowers-Sizzix, Strawberries-Recollection stamp set from Michaels, Stitched rectangles-SU, Greeting from Jillibean Soup, Prisma Colored Pencils.

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

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and we hope to see you joining us at The Paper Players!