Hello, I have a wedding card for you today that goes along with the Special Occasion theme at The Flower Challenge this month. This card is a CASE of this card Here, with a few changes. Erum makes gorgeous cards and you can check out her blog here. For the background, I first took my SU diagonal stencil and Smoky Slate ink and made a soft background. Then I got out a neon pink Prisma Colored pencil and a ruler and added some deep dark lines. I really love the look of this. The stamps are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I watercolored my main flower after I heat embossed it, and used soft colored pencil on the rest. To wrap things up, I did some distressing with the same Smoky Slate. I am pretty happy with the way this came out. Thanks for coming by and checking on what I have been up to today. Nanc’
Hi, Hope you are having a great day! Over at Seize the Birthday our Topping for the next two weeks is rainbow. I really enjoyed making my rainbow background on this card. Those Oxide inks are so much fun to play with! The stencil I used is from SU, the Wishes is from Poppy Stamps and the Birthday is from Neat and Tangled, and last but not least those Wonky Rectangles are from MFT. I hope you will consider joining my team and I over at STB for this fun challenge! Their cards are all FABULOUS too! Seriously they are!!! You must check them out!
Before I go I would like to thank Trina for being such a Wonderful Surprise Party Guest the past two months! Trina, I am a huge fan of your work and we hope you will continue to join us from time to time.
Take care, Nanc’
Hello, Hope your weekend is off to a great start! It’s time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls. Angie has asked us this week to use stencils on our card and or project! Easy huh! Who doesn’t have a pile of stencils laying around? The stencil I chose for my card is the heart from Heidi Swapp. This card was made for my Hubster! He has been very patient with me over the past several months, as I have not been well, and I don’t know what I would do without him. He is a keeper for sure! I do not own this adorable otter from MFT, but when my good friend and fellow STB DT member Barb was down in Florida this past winter, she let me ink up this adorable set and take some images back home with me. Thanks Barbara!!! I used my oxide inks for the background, and a mixture of Copic and Prisma Colored pencils for the cute little otter. I am not quite sure how I feel about the clear Nuvo drops…I think I got carried away!
Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join the team and our fabulous guest Patti Kehl this week, who knows you might be chosen as our next Chic of the Week! Happy crafting, Nanc’
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.
Hello Friends, I have a Clean and Simple card for you today that goes along with the CAS Valentine challenge over at The Paper Players! About a month or so ago Hubby and I took a road trip to St. Pete to a very awesome Scrapbooking store and then later on to the Dali Museum where they were featuring work of Escher. It was awesome! He was helping me look through a clearance rack at the store. He came across this stamp set from Tuesday Morning, called Loving Words and it is FABULOUS! I know for sure you will be seeing a lot of this set in the future. I used it for the sentiment on this card. I like the font and the way the type set isn’t perfect and almost like a typewriter. So at first glance you might have thought my stamping stunk, well actually…. it’s suppose to look like that. LOL The heart was sponged using a stencil from Heidi Swap, the cute little tickets are from a Recollection Valentine set from Michaels and the paper is from Stampin Up. Happy Creating, Nanc’
Over at Just Us Girls this week it’s Trend week and Sue has picked a perfect one! The JUGS team wants you to break out those stencils and have at it! The sky is the limit on what you can do with these great things. I guess I have always been dabbling in the arts, as I had so many of these when I was a kid, and now I wish I had saved them all. Anyway, the stencil I decided to use is from the Crafters Workshop and it’s a 6 x 6. I think this is only the second time I have used it. In hind sight I wish I would have stenciled around the numbers in red, but it will have to do I guess. I was asked to make a Birthday card for a co-workers brother. I hope it doesn’t look to feminine. YIKES! We shall see what she thinks. I can’t tell you where I got this Die Cut-Heart because I have had it for so long….there is no telling! The sending you sentiment is not stamped…. I cheated a little and made it on my computer (shhhhhh) and the Birthday Wishes is from Verve! Got out my trusty Fishers Victorian edge to jazz it up a little. Some punches and pop dots and Wah lah! However you spell that! LOL
The color inspiration for this week’s card came from the Color Throwdown. I haven’t had the opportunity to play with this challenge lately, however I never miss a week where I don’t drop by and see what the talented team has been up to! I have been following this challenge since their inception I do believe!
Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team has been up to…and our Guest Designer Judy! You won’t be disappointed! If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will be in the running as a possible Guest Designer for the Month of March. Until next time…find sometime to be creative…it’s good for the soul! Nanc’