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


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Bleach Technique!

Hi Everyone!  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a Trend that is really fun and rather simple! It’s the bleaching technique.  I probably could have used a bit more bleach than I did but decided to play it safe before I ended up not liking it in the end. This leaf is one of those stamps that you have no idea where it came from but you love it just the same. I also made this card quite a while ago before I went on my new SU-Leaf rampage! LOL I am still not ready to put fall behind me yet!  That is just a funny statement, as I sit here in Florida in 85 degree temps. LOL The sentiment is heat embossed and from Verve! Come check out the amazing cards from my team and guest-Claire and join us! Nanc’

 


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CAS @ Seize the Birthday!

We have an easy topping for you this time around at Seize the Birthday! All you have to do is keep it Clean and Simple! If you need some inspiration to get your mojo flowing come on over and check out what my amazing team came up with!  Also remember, our toppings are optional and you can always just make any type of Birthday card!

Here are some card details: EF is from Cuttlebug, the Flower is from Stampendous, the scalloped die and tag die are MFT, and the sentiment and oval die are from SU.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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1st Anniversary!

I can’t even believe that tomorrow is my son and daughter in law’s first Anniversary. Where has this year gone!  It sincerely feels like just months ago that we had that magical day!  I knew as soon as I saw the word was Music for our challenge this week at Just Us Girls, I would be able to incorporate that into a card for them. I thought it would be fun to also include a bee somewhere on each anniversary card from here forward, since that and the musical theme was such a key element at the wedding.  For those of you that don’t know the background, I embossed musical notes on the party favors at the wedding as Sandra and Ty met in Marching Band in High-school.  The Bee comes in to play as the mascot of Savannah College of Art and Design (where they both got their masters) is the SCAD bees, and that is the city where they got engaged.  At the wedding the men wore gold bees on their lapel and the girls wore bee necklaces.  Not to mention, the grooms cake was a bee hive.

The sentiment and the musical background is from Stampin up, the bee is from Heartfelt Creations, those fun gold hearts are from Poppy, and the #1 is a Sizzix die.

I hope you will also come by JUGS and join us, and while you are there, help us welcome our new Guest this month- Claire Garland.  We are happy to have you with us Claire! Take care, Nanc’

 


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Thankful!

I have a quick post for you today! I hope you aren’t tiring of these SU leaves as of yet, as I am just getting started….LOL.  This card was inspired by three different challenges.  The first was Fusion Card Challenge where they have a Fabulous fall photo, secondly…. Inkspirational Challenges where the requirement is vellum, and the last but not least…. is Time Out Challenges, where they have a phrase about being grateful. It was so easy to get inspired with that gorgeous front porch scattered with leaves.  I also thought the Vellum tied in really well with the illuminated candles.  I blended oxide inks on my white leaves to begin with and then sprinkled them with water, Then I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. I added some orange gems and some Nuvo drops to finish it off.  

I am so thankful for your visits! HUGS!  Nanc’


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Sip Sip Hooray!

Hello!  Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a great photo for us. As soon as I saw those wine glasses on the table I knew I was going to break out one of my new MFT sets ( Margarita Shaker Die and Spirited Sentiments) and make a shaker card.  The only thing that completely backfired is, I decided to finally open up my Gelatos that I have had for ages and see how they worked.  Little did I know, or use my brain, that they smear when you rub your finger over them.  So now my background paper that was once white is now pink. If you know my style you probably know that I don’t do shaker cards very often, but it was fun.  If you look closely my margarita glass has sugar on the top (fine glitter)…I prefer sugar over salt! What about you?

Please come over and check out what the ladies did, and before I go I would like to say thanks to my pal Linda for being such a fabulous guest this month! Nanc’


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Foliage…

Hello,  Hope you are having a good day. Today our new challenge starts at Seize the Birthday and our Topping is Foliage.  I saw this great card by Jan Taylor, and I knew I wanted to CASE it.  When this topping came up, I knew it was the perfect time.  I can’t find the original post to link it up for you, so I have a picture of it below. The leaf die is from MFT and the underlayment is a panel inked up with Oxide Inks. The fun dotted label is from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you are crafting sometime soon, I hope you will link up a card for Seize the Birthday!  Nanc’

Here is Joy’s fabulous card!


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Pastels/ Fall and Fusion.

The card I have for you today was inspired by this great photo over at Fusion.  I started off wanting to use the sketch as well, and then my creativity got lost somewhere in the middle and I kinda messed it up. Thank goodness for this challenge you can chose one side or the other or both!   I just got these great leaves from SU (Seasonal Layer Thinlits) and I am in LOVE!  Let me just warn you now, that I already have five other card ideas muling around in my brain, so I guarantee you will be seeing lots of Fall cards over the next month or so.  I just need Fall weather to match my card direction! A girl can dream, can’t she?

I started off just watercoloring some watercolor paper, with no rhyme or reason, in various pastel colors (I tried to focus on the colors of the cookies). Then cut them out once the paper was relatively dry.  next, I cut the top of the leaves (the veins) with watercolored paper as well. The sentiment is from the same SU set-Colorful Seasons.  The branches are part of the SU-Thinlit set I mentioned above, and the other two dies are from MFT.  I finished the leaves off with Wink of Stella, but you can’t tell in the photo.

Thanks so much for having a look.  Have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello,  It’s time again for Color Week at Just Us Girls.  Lisa is our hostess and she has chosen a great color combo to inspire us!  I decided to do the watercoloring smooshing technique once again, as it always produces great results. My flowers are quite different in tones, but I like them just the same.  You can’t go wrong when you use the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set. The sentiment and outer circle are from SU.

Please come by and check out the teams and our guest Linda’s amazing cards.  Take care, Nanc’


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Cozy Challenge!

Nearly a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with two card makers and blogging friends for a quick getaway to MFT.  While we were at our hotel in Mount Dora, I went down to the lobby to retrieve some coffee for us. When I returned, Michele Ferguson from (I Card Everyone) noticed that each cozy around the coffee cup was different.  She challenged us to make a card with our cozy.  I traded with Bobby from (Bits and Pieces) and boy was mine a challenge.  When I nearly tossed in the towel, and I am late for the deadline I might add, I decided to in list the help of Pinterest. YEAH!!! This is NOT my original design! I did draw everything free hand and ran my basketball through my EF to make the BB have dimples. The sentiment is from Verve!  The other ladies did a much better job then I did.  I have linked them up for you above. Here is a picture of my cozy, before I cut it.

Here is a picture from our time together. I just love meeting fellow crafters that I talk to on-line.  There is never a lull in conversation, that is for sure.  Michele and Bobby are just as sweet and thoughtful as I imagined they would be, and I can’t thank them enough for coming so far (Michigan) to meet up with me. Who knows who I will be meeting next! I have quite a few people on my bucket list! It may be you!!  Nanc’

 


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Smile and Sparkle!

Hello,  I wanted to play along over at The Flower Challenge as soon as I saw the challenge was to add sparkle. I finally had the time yesterday to do some crafting and this is what I came up with.  This is a CASE of one of my own cards from a few months ago.  I am kinda obsessed with these cards currently! Not sure you can tell in the terrible photo, but the leaves are silver heat embossed as well. The flowers and leaves are from Stampin Up,  along with that fun DP that I inked up with my Oxide Inks. Tim Holtz just came out with a new batch of Oxide Ink colors, have you seen them?  I am trying to refrain from buying them all, but it’s sooooo hard! The smile die and the heart is from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look, Nanc’