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


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Black and White and One more Color.

Hello Friends, It’s the middle of March (Yikes) or time for March Madness, according to hubster, and also time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.  Today’s topping is Black and White and ONE more color.  I chose to use Kraft as my other color, as I was in need of a Masculine 60th Birthday card for my Brother-in-law.  I am really enjoying this new SU set- Lift Me Up, as you might have noticed! The card that inspired me is HERE!  The team and I would love for you to join us at STB for this fun challenge and you must come on over and see what the team and our guest Anita selected as their pop of color!  Hope to see you there!

Spring Break starts today for me at 3:30!  Yipeeeeeee!  Nanc’


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Stencils @ JUGS!

Hello Friends, Maria over at Just Us Girls has a very easy word for us this week.  The word is Stencils. I don’t know about you, but I have a slew of them and am always looking to buy more.  This sun beam stencil I have used on my card today is a must have if you ask me!  Mine happens to be from My Favorite Things however, there are many different variations of them out there. You should try and get one too. I decided to ink mine up on watercolor paper. The rest of my card was made with SU’s new set Lift Me Up.  I just adore this hot air balloon die. What is so cool about this stamp and die cut set is that it has so many pieces. Just take a look at it below! I love the fact that the background of the ballon can be made with so many different shades of paper and cut out individually.  I did just that on my card above.  Thanks for coming by today and checking in with me!  It makes my day when you visit.  Please come by and visit Just Us Girls this week and see what my talented team and guest Nancy have done, and while you are there….join us!  I have a good stampin’ friend that is battling bone cancer and I hope this cheers her up a bit.

Take care, Nanc’ 



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Geometric @ JUGS!

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screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-4-30-14-pmHello Friends,  We have a fun word for you this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is so unusual and really caused me to think. The word is Geometric.  I was rather puzzled, so I decided to hit up Pinterest to see if I could find a card to CASE, and HERE it is.   The Thanks die is from Savvy and the U is an alphabet set I have from Sizzix. I thought it needed one more element so I decided to add the sparkly silver strip along the edge and the punched heart in the same SU paper. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Guest Designer for this month… Nancy Salkeld!  We are so glad to have you with us!

Please come on over to JUGS and check out what my fabulous team and our guest Nancy have done!  Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday @ STB

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STB Anything GoesHello my faithful followers and friends, It’s time for our monthly Anything Goes with No Topping @ Seize the Birthday!  I decided it was time to get out my Favorite Paper Smooches stamp set (Positive Strokes) and Painter’s Palette die ( also Paper Smooches) and get to work. I paired them up with a birthday die and scalloped stitched rectangle die from MFT.  The bold Happy is from Neat and Tangled.  This card was so much fun to put together. I sure hope you will join us at STB sometime during the next two weeks!  All you have to do is make it a Birthday Card!  Easy Peesy right? While your over at STB… check out the DT creations and our New Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden. Welcome Anita!! She will be with us the next two months!

Take care, Nanc’


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Where Flowers Bloom…

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-7-07-58-pmHello Friends,  I have a rather quick card for you this week as I am still in recovery mode from Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery and what you see above is about all I could muster up. The doctor assured me that this procedure would be life changing and make my Chronic Sinus issues so much better, and I am going to hold him to his word!  The surgery was a success (so they say), despite the O.R. being 3 1/2 hours behind schedule and at the hospital for nearly ten hours for an outpatient procedure, getting completely sick from the anesthesia, and having a heck of a time coming to in the recovery room. The finally kicked me out at 6 o’clock.  I think they thought I weighed 240 lbs. instead of 140, as this girl did not want to wake up.  I am anxious to go for my follow-up on Monday as I’m not feeling so well as of yet.  I was back to work on Tuesday, since we had Monday off for President’s Day and to say it’s been a long short week, would be an understatement.   Okay, you didn’t stop by to read me whine now did you?  Sorry about that!

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for Photo Week, the team and our guest Michele have done an amazing job!  Thanks for being with us this month Michele…we have enjoyed it and hope you have too!  The card was made with stamps/dies from Verve. The larger leaf die is from SU???…..but don’t hold me to it!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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STB- Inlay Die-cutting

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  I need to make this short and sweet as I am a tad behind on life these days! Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping this time is to do Inlay Die-cutting. I absolutely love this technique!  I hope you will come on over to STB and see what the team and our Surprise Party Guest has done! Before I go I need to thank Rahmat for being such a terrific guest these past few months!  It’s been a pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.

Take care,

Nanc’


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Love From Me Digi

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mojo483Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing this sketch over at Mojo Monday and  finally found sometime to play along.  In addition, Julee Tilman from Verve has so graciously once again created a FREE digi set for us to use! You can find it HERE!  It’s till available for a few more days, so you must go and get it before it’s to late!  She also has a Love From Me challenge and giveaway going on with her digi set over at the Verve BlogI fell in love with the sentiment that I used on both of my cards instantly! It made a perfect Valentine for my hubby, since he is indeed my best friend.  I just have to decide which one I am going to give to him, probably the one with the paintbrush.  I combined her free set with some Stampin Up paper and oval and circle stitched dies, a MFT stitched heart die and scalloped border die, my favorite Verve heart border die, and two stamp sets called Positive Strokes and I Heart Art from Paper Smooches.  I cut two heart border dies one back and one white for the second card and glued back in the white hearts so as not to see all the paper and such behind the openings. I paper pieced the paintbrush.

I sure hope you will swing on by the blogs that I have linked up for you and take advantage of Julee’s kindness. Thanks so very much Julee, I will be using the digi again soon!  Take care, Nanc’

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You Touched My Heart

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-58-34-pmHello Friends,  Vicki is hosting over at Just Us Girls and she has a perfect Trend for us this week.  Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it was perfect time to incorporate Hearts on our cards and or projects.  I just love the look of Inlay Die-cutting, so that is what I decided to do with this challenge. The paper is from SU, the Hearts are from MFT and the sentiment is from Verve. I think I will definitely be doing this again. It’s almost like I made my own cover plate.

Have a fabulous day and you MUST come by and see what the team and our Guest Michelle have done! Take care, Nanc’


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Hearts and Flowers

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My friend Judy is hosting over at The Mod Squad, and as soon as I saw her challenge I just knew I had to find sometime to play along. She has asked us to incorporate hearts and or flowers on our card and or project. Then I went searching for a bit more inspiration and I came across this great quilt over at The Fusion Card Challenge.  Finally, I also realized that The Paper Players was having a Valentine challenge and the search stopped there.  I snuck into my craft room before the Football Game (that ended poorly…I might add…what can I say I always root for the under-dog) and in between loads of laundry on Sunday, this is what I did.  I decided to take my MFT Stitched Heart dies and lay them over some of the hearts from the MFT Heart cover plate die. Then I incorporated some MFT Stitched flowers in my design.  The sentiment is something I have had for quite a while and it’s from Inkadinkado.  I thought this would make a nice Valentine’s day card. The Dp I used is a pack from Stampin Up that I really love!

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ModSquadLogoThanks for popping in on me today!  I sure do appreciate your visits. Nanc’


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Word Week- Dogs

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-54-33-pmHello Friends,  It’s the weekend….Woohooooo! That also means it’s time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  The Word we have for you this week is Dogs!  I only have a few dog stamps and this is one of my all time favorites. It’s from Crafter’s Companion.  I again colored him with my Prisma Colored Pencils and decided to leave it as a one layer card. I added the patch of grass for him to balance on.  The sentiment is from MFT.

So break out those puppy dogs and come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! While you are there you can help me in welcoming our new Guest Designer Michele Greenwood.  Welcome Michelle…we are glad to have you!   Happy Crafting, Nanc’