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


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Gnomes or Fairies

Hello, I sure hope you are doing well. It’s time for the next challenge at The Paper Players. Laurie is our hostess and it’s CAS week and the theme is Gnomes or Fairies. I had neither in my collection and have always wanted some gnome stamps and was thrilled that I just “Had” to make this purchase for this challenge. LOL I have wanted this particular set by Whimsy Stamps for quite some time.

Card Details: Gnome and greeting are from Whimsy Stamps, MFT Cloud stencil, Copics and Colored Pencil, and some sequin stars.

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, Nanc’


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Last of the Boos

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

Hello, I am wrapping up the Halloween cards with this post today, at least I think I am. You probably don’t believe me with my track record in all. LOL. I was inspired to pull my Miss Ink Ghosts out again yesterday because of the fabulous photo over at The Color Throwdown, to my defense they have pastel ghosts in the pic! What’s a girl to do but comply. Then the challenge over at Inspired By is Who’s Your Boo! See why I had to play along?

Card Details: A lot of masking and covering for this card background. Miss Inks stamps-Boo Sheet, Miss Ink stencils Cloud Hearts and MFT cloud stencil. Oxide inks and Prismas. The heart stencil in the middle of the cloud heart is from Honey Bee Stamps.

Are you still making Halloween cards or you up to your eyeballs in Thanksgiving or Christmas already?

Take care, NANC’


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Holey Sheet, It’s Halloween!

Hello, I hope your day is off to a good start or should I say ending, depending where you live. LOL I have another card using Miss Ink Stamps-Boo Sheet and I couldn’t be happier about it. I tell you they are so much fun to work with. I told you the other day that when I purchased the stamp set I also got the Cloud Hearts stencil. It was all because I saw one card over on IG by Brenda Noelke, and I was completely mesmerized by her cloud centers and the depth she achieved! Let me just say, there is a learning curve for sure as my clouds look nothing likes hers. The card is so good that I have it linked up for you, and the center cloud stencil is linked, along with a screen shot of her fabulous card below.

Here is a close up of mine!

The card below is my first attempt! Luckily the ghosts and sentiments cover a lot of the not so great spots.

Trick or Treat I don’t have feet might be one of my favorite sentiments in this set.

I was thrilled to see the Halloween challenge going on over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge so I will be playing along there as well. FYI….They carry Miss Ink products too!

I will also be playing at Happy Little Stampers for their Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: Miss Ink Stamps-Boo Sheet and Cloud Heart Stencil, Regular Cloud Stencil is MFT, Oxide inks, Colored Pencil and some stars and dimensionals. I also did some white paint splatters.

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post! Happy creating, Nancy


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Celebrate the Season

Hello, I am back yet again with another card! This time it is for the Inspired By Challenge. As soon as I saw the adorable graphic with the Polar Bear, I knew I wanted to play along. Remember they have two photos and a Sketch that you can choose from. My good friend Carol has this adorable bear from Ellen Hutson and every time I see her I stamp a few more to take home with me. I had this new very cool stencil from Miss Ink stamps on my desk, and I thought since heart backgrounds seem to be a signature of mine why not make a snowy scene with my new stencil. So I did!

I am linking up with the Peace on earth Christmas Challenge which in a new challenge, so you should check it out! It is Anything Goes with a mood board that you can use if you like for inspiration, but don’t have too. I was drawn to the blue pinecones which is why I chose that color for my bear’s scarf and the snowy snowman scene.

You have probably noticed that I like playing along at any of the Happy Little Stampers Challenges so I will be putting this card in the Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: Bear Ware from Ellen Hutson, Greeting and speech bubble are from SU. The snowflakes are a die from Poppy Stamps and I made a stencil out of acetate. The scarf was made with a die-cut from MFT (their old retired JOY set). I used Oxide Inks of course and some light colored pencil! The cool Cloud Heart is from Miss Ink Stamps and brand new to me. I just love it! I am not sure who makes the gift stamp as it is from my friend Carol as well.

I appreciate all your visits, Happy stamping! Nanc’


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Getting Into Halloween!

Hello, I hope you are doing well! I want to warn you that I have a new obsession! You are probably a bit relieved that I have put the leaves away for now. LOL However, I have a few cards with leaves that I have yet to share. What is my new obsession, you ask? These adorable new ghosts I just got from Miss Ink Stamps called BOO-Sheet! I have them linked up for you and it’s truly the cutest set with the funniest sentiments! The only thing that would be the icing on the cake is if they had die-cuts, but sadly they don’t. Although, I believe they are easy and totally worth fussy cutting! What is even kinda interesting is I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but this set just won me over! I definitely don’t like anything scary! Do you?

So far I have made three cards with hopes to make a few more before the holiday arrives. I decided to make a mini-slimline for this one. While I was purchasing the stamp set I had to get the stencil set that is called Cloud Hearts! Although I didn’t use it on this card, it is super cool too… so stay tuned! I think one of the funniest thing about this set is the iron burn you can put on the sheet. It comes with a sock too, but I didn’t use it this time! We all hate when the socks get stuck to the sheets when we pull them from the dryer. LOL

I went to Hobby Lobby the other day because hubby needed some paint, YAY! While we were there, I purchased some Black Soot Oxide ink, with hopes to darken the edges of my clouds and make more of a night time scene. Well, that turned into a hot mess and was quickly discarded in the circular file. As you can see I chickened out the second time, and didn’t have the heart to ruin these clouds.

Here is a close up so you can see my glittery stars I put in opposite corners of the card.

I am playing along with three challenges today. The TGIF Challenge where the word is Halloween and over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge I have chosen the row of Purple, Orange and Black. I have to also play along with Darnell over at NBUS, since this set is brand new to me!

Card Details: This is a mini slimline card. Boo Sheet-Miss Ink Stamps, Clouds were made with my MFT stencil. I used Oxide inks for the background. I used Nuvo glitter paste with my Tim Holtz star stencil and some Colored Pencil and or Copics to color my stamps. Lots of spatter in white, purple and black. I have glossy accents on the pumpkin and the lollipop.

I sure appreciate you coming by! Take care and Happy Creating! Nanc’


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Sending Hugs

Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and the lovely Lisa has a fun color trio for us to enjoy! This is such a great combination! Yes, I used my favorite stamp set once again. Believe it or not this is my third attempt for this challenge. The other two didn’t WOW me one bit! Perhaps I will share them at another time.

I am also joining in the challenge Make Your Mark at Addicted to Stamps and More! For this challenge you can use various ways of adding color to your design. I chose Oxide Inks.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are retired from Stampin UP and called Colorful Seasons. I first made a stencil of the die that matches this stamp. Then I stamped a white panel of leaves. Next, I used my stencil and sponged each leaf one at a time using three colors of Oxide Inks. Then I decided there was too much white and used a stencil on the background. Then I cut the finished panel out with my new postal die cuts. Last, I added the greeting which are SU(sending) and SSS (HUGS). I layered the hugs four times for depth.

Come on over to JUGS and Join us! Nanc’


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Pink Fresh Studio Challenge

Hello, A few weeks ago when it was World Card Making Day, Pink Fresh Studio started a challenge in honor of the special occasion and it was Anything Goes as long as PFS products are your main focus. So, I have had this note on my calendar since then and finally had a chance to put a card together. I spent a great deal of time thinking about the colors for this card and am very happy with my dark peach, grey, and green combination. I trimmed some of the stencil flowers down to make my layout work.

Here is a close up.

Photographing slimline cards can be a bit tricky, especially when you use a bit of mirrored paper.

I am going to link this card up over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge too!

Card Details: For my card I did an inlay on three of the five letters. Each letter is backed with the same mirrored paper that I made the decorative strips with. Those were made with my old Fiskars cutter and Victorian Blade. I used some Nuvo drops and glitter for the center of my flowers. I have clear sequins for a bit of bling and lots of dimensionals.

Products: Pink Fresh Studio Products; Slim Braided Circles, Kelly Alpha Letters, and Daisy Wreath Stencils. Oxide Inks

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time today to do something that’s creative! Nanc’


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Celebrate/Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope your week is off to a good start! Over at AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenge they are celebrating their #200th challenge, so I wanted to be sure and join in the fun! The word they have for us is CELEBRATE!

Card Details: The cards came together very quickly! I stuck with my signature look making a shaped background using the pool water stencil from MFT and a circle stencil cut from acetate. The various cocktail glasses are from Paper Roses. I used Oxide inks for the background, the tiny circles, and to add color to the glasses. The happy Birthday is from Verve and the Celebrate die is from Paper Roses and is shadowed with vellum. Some Nuvo drops and dimensionals to finish them off.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I hope you have a creative week! Nanc’


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Happy Birthday and Sympathy

Hello, I hope you can bear with me a little longer until I have exhausted all of my ideas when it comes to Fall leaves. There might be and end in sight, just so you know! 😉

The ideas started flowing again to break out these leaves when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, so they are to blame…LOL. This week they asked us to CAS the card below. While I was at it, I knew that Addicted to Stamps and More had a stencils and or die cut challenge going on too that I could join. I am totally loving this color combo!

I tried to mimic the two corners design using the leaves and then the die cut circles to get dimension. Then I used a stencil in place of the brick wall. I got a bit carried away with my stencil and totally forgot to leave parts of the card white like they did above. Bummer!

Card Details: I first stamped the leaves. Then came back with my die-cut stencil and Oxide Inks and added the color. Then I used a stencil for the background. I wanted to add some depth so decided to use multiple layers of stitched circles from SU to achieve that goal. Some bronze sequins and a greeting from Avery Elle to finish it off.

Here is the first card I made, which is why I totally forgot to leave parts of the other background white in the above card, because I hadn’t here.

For this card I made a stencil using the deckled edge die that you see in the picture and the greeting is from SU. I was going for a one layer card until I left no room for the greeting. P to the 7th power. LOL

Thanks for checking in on me, I love your visits! Take care, Nanc’


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Hello Friend

Hi, I am back today with two fall cards that I really enjoyed creating. If you have not discovered the joy of taking your die-cuts and making your own stencils, you should certainly give it a try. I shot a very amateur video showing what I did, but sadly my blog doesn’t support videos unless I upgrade. What I love best about the leaf stamp and die-cut stencil is that the stencil is bigger than the stamp and I really like the look of it. What do you think?

Here is a close up! And you can also see my inlay die-cut too.

The above card is for the Double D Challenge where the word is Leaves plus they have a mood board to inspire us.

The card below is the first card I made with this technique and it’s for the Addicted to CAS-Leaf challenge.

Card Details: Stamp and leaf die is from Stampin Up and since retired. The hello is from The Crafters Workshop. The Friend and I am so Thankful for…are from SU as well. I used oxide inks as my medium. I just love my new Postal Dies from Hero Arts! I did have to make a half mask of my leaf for the CAS card.

Now I am looking at all my dies in a brand new light! I am off to see what else I can make with a die-cut stencil! Have a very creative day! Nanc’