Scrapper@heART

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


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CAS Watercolour Challenge!

Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing this Challenge over at CAS Watercolour, and was delighted when I had sometime to play yesterday, that the challenge was still open! Yeah me! So I went straight to work and this is what I came up with.  I know I could have given the flowers a little more depth of color, but I was so afraid I would ruin it, that I decided to leave it be.  This card took me no time at all to create.  When you use heat embossing it sure makes it a breeze. I decided that it might be kinda fun to poke holes in the watercolor paper and tie a tag to the bouquet so to speak.  I think the tag came out perfectly. This stamp set is from Stampendous and is called Bouquet for You! I actually used only one stamp set and didn’t mix and match this time. It’s a rarity for sure!

I sure hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for dropping by! Nanc’


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Happy New Home!

Hello Friends, It’a Photo Week over at Just Us Girls and here is how the photo inspired me. I must say I looked at this photo at least a half a dozen times before an idea came to me.  The first thing that stuck out with me in this photo was how prefect the home looked, as if it was New or in a showroom. (not lived in like mine for sure) LOL Then I was drawn to all the geometrics on the pillows and carpet.  I also loved the rocking chair and that is where my Khaki color came to be. I knew without a doubt I was going to be incorporating the flowers from the vases in my design also.  Finally, the white walls were mimicked with my brick wall EF.

Thanks so much for coming by and I sure hope to see you over at Just Us Girls sometime this week!  Take care, Nanc’


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Color Week @ JUGS!

Hello Friends, Over at Just Us Girls Ina has a great color combo for us, and you for that matter!  She has selected Pink, Peach and Lemon.  By golly, if those colors don’t scream Spring and Easter, nothin’ does!  Of course, I didn’t go the Easter route, I went Spring and Birthday!  I have been stuck in a pattern lately of using strips of colors on my cards. I am really happy with this layout, in fact I made 4 additional ones in all different color combos. However, I am saving those just in case I need them down the road for another DT challenge.  Sometimes you have to have backups in your arsenal. You know what I mean?  The butterfly die is from Savvy, and the sentiment is my go to from Verve! This card was not my own and a case of this beautiful card Here!

Hope you will make your way over to Just Us Girls for this challenge!  Have a blessed Easter too! Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Two Patterned Papers

Hello Friends, We have a fun Topping for you this time over at Seize the Birthday.  What I have asked the team and our guest Anita to do is to add two patterned papers to their card and or project. Easy peasy huh?  I hope if you are reading this, you will consider joining us sometime over the next two weeks! Plus you must go check out what the team has created!  They are so very talented! For my card…. I mixed and matched a lot of companies. I have MFT (scalloped and border die), Verve (word die and cupcake), Elizabeth Craft Design (candles), and Stampin Up (sentiment).  The paper is from who knows where???  I have so many pieces of scraps that I am determined to put to good use…before they swallow me up alive!  I used some Wink a Stella and some sparkly glitter for the top of my cupcakes!  Can’t have a cupcake without sprinkles!

Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


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Sending Hugs….

Hello Friends,  I knew when I saw Sue’s challenge over at Just Us Girls that  I was going to pull out my faithful Altenew Stamp Set -Beautiful Day and get to work. I just love using Multi Step Stamps, they are so forgiving and essentially goof proof. At least I think they are.  Do you know that I just realized the other day that this stamp set has a matching die set too.  Needless to say…this one is fussy cut and the die cut is on its way to my house as I type! LOL There are so many cards over at Pinterest using this fantastic stamp …you can’t help but get inspired!

I gotta run, I have ten million thing to do tonight as I am leaving town for a baby shower this weekend.

Sure hope you will join us at Just Us Girls this week!  Take care, Nanc’


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Calm Seas Ahead…

Hello Friends,  I made this card a few months ago for a stamping and DT friend whose hubby was having some health problems.  I am happy to report he is home now and doing much better, thank goodness. I started off making a watercolored background, then decided I wanted to make a port hole to spy on my ship. I love the look of it! The image, rhinestones, and the circle die is from SU. The rope was really easy to make, you just have to google it. Last but not least, I cheated and made the sentiment on my computer.

I am hostess this week at Just Us Girls…I would love for you to join me! We also have a new Guest with us this month!  Please come on by and help us welcome Laura Unger.   We are so happy to have you with us Laura!   Happy stamping, Nanc’


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Vellum at STB!

Hello Friends,  We have a fun topping starting today over at Seize the Birthday and that is to use Vellum on your card and or project! Easy huh?  I first want to clarify that this card was not my original idea!  Below is the GORGEOUS card I CASED! I can’t find the original post!  I know it’s from someone I follow regularly.  Looks like a Laurie Schmidlin card from Just Give Me Stamps if you ask me, but I can’t be certain! Heavy sigh!  Any hoozal…life must go on! My card is for a dear friend of mine that is turning 80 very soon. The stitched rectangle, banner dies, flowers, and floral leaf are all from MFT. The bow is from Paper Smooches and the vellum tag was cut with my SU tag punch and scalloped with my Fiskars victorian blade. The Happy Birthday that I divided is from Verve. Such a quick and fun card to put together.  I think before I stick it in the mail it needs some bling!

Have a great day and please come and join us at Seize the Birthday…my teammates and Surprise Party Guest Anita did a fabulous job! Happy Stamping! Nanc’


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Keep Calm and Drink Coffee!

Hello Friends, I am going to sneak in a quick post this evening just hours before this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch comes to a close.  I just recently got this great Coffee stamp set and two die cuts from Verve and I couldn’t wait to use them for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I doubled the Coffee die for some depth and cut the sentiment in half to help stay with the sketch.  Not only is this set simply awesome, but Julee the owner of Verve sent me these pieces of Designer Paper with my order too. Love them! Thanks Julee! You will be seeing another card made with these great papers very soon. This card is rather simple and I felt it needed something else, but I just decided to leave it be before I ruined it. Sometimes too much is too much! Ya know what I mean?

Now go check out the Verve products that I have linked up for you,  they happen to be on SALE!  Hugs, Nanc’

 


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Welcome Little Miss Croghan Blog Hop!

This is my second post of the day…if you are looking for Just Us Girls please scroll down!

I am over the moon excited to be participating in this Blog Hop that is a complete  SURPRISE to Lesley Croghan!

 Lesley and her fabulous hubby Corey will be welcoming their soon to be Little Miss Croghan very, very soon!

SURPRISE!!!! and CONGRATS to the BOTH of YOU!  Can’t think of a more deserving couple!

Lesley hasn’t had an easy pregnancy, so I hope this Hop is a nice surprise and she realizes how much the stamping community LOVES HER!

My card is ALL PINK and not RED as it appears in the photo!  Please trust me!

Below is another one I made while I was in the baby mode. This one looks even more red! (Grrrr)

I just adore these Adorable Elephants from MFT!

The sentiment is from Verve, the Hot Air Ballon is SU, and the clouds are Lawn Fawn.

This hop is OPEN to anyone who would like to participate!

So, if you Love Lesley as much as we do and want to make a baby card to help welcome Baby Croghan,

HERE is a link to the brains behind this HOP Lori Turner. You will then find a linky on her blog for you to enter just as I have done!

 Please come and join us!

Before I go, I want to thank you Lesley for being such a big part of this wonderful journey of card making and blogging!  You have been so instrumental at my success and I am forever grateful and honored to have you as my friend!

Congrats to you both and I can’t wait to meet little Miss Croghan!

Hugs, Nanc’


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You’re My Cup of Tea!

Hello Friends,  What a glorious week we have had weather wise for Spring Break!  It has been simply Amazing…the weather and the time off!  Everyday, hubby and I have done something out of the ordinary and special so it’s made for a great week!  It all started last weekend when we went down to Naples for a couple of days.  My good friend and fellow DT member at STB- Barbara Campbell and her hubby spend their winters here in Florida, and Barb (my Birthday sister) and I make it a yearly tradition to see one another.  This year we ended are fabulous day of breakfast and craft shopping with a fantastic dinner, where we included our Hubbies too!  We all hit it off so well and had a terrific time!  Barb’s hubby Tom is as sweet as he can be, just like her!  Can’t wait till next year when we get to do it again. Here is a pic of all of us together.

Now a bit about my card! Over at Just Us Girls it’s Photo Week and that is where the inspiration for my card came to be.  The stamps are all from Verve except for the script background.  I found a piece of that butterfly paper and thought it worked out well. I fussy cut my tea pot, then tried to cut out a butterfly to put on the tea pot, but it just didn’t look right, so I went with a flower instead.

I am also going to be linking up my card over at the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The have over 60 sponsors! Yes I said 60+!  BTW you are allowed to link up TEA and Hot Cocoa cards too! You have to go and check it out!

Thanks for coming by and checkin on me!  I am off to Pre-season B-Ball game this afternoon.  Better go lather up in sun screen! HUGS! Nanc’