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


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2-Thinking of You

Hello,  I have two cards for you today that were inspired by the colors this week at the Color Throwdown.  This so happens to be the #600 challenge for them. WOW! Congratulations to the team!  That is really a huge achievement, that you all should be proud of!!

I am also linking my card up at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  and using the center column of Flowers, Stripes, and Stencils.  I thought about coming back to my flower and shading it with colored pencil but chickened out.


Card details:  Stencil Poppy Bloom-Altenew, Sentiments- Neat and Tangled (bold labels) and Verve, and MFT-die cuts.  I used MFT cube inks that I literally forgot I had. LOL

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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with Sympathy

 

I have a quick and easy card for you today.  That all began with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  When I need a quick Sympathy card this is one of my go-to cards.  A little bit of Designer Paper and these great SU products and it comes together pretty fast. I have added a few Nuvo drops too.

I hope you have a wonderful day however you choose to spend it, Nanc’


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Navy and Pink

Hello, I was trying to make a few cards for some upcoming challenges and it wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to write a post instead.  I did some water coloring a few days ago and the next day after some thought and suggestions over on IG, I turned the items into two cards instead of one.  You see, I had made two background panels and I liked them both and was trying to figure out which one to use.

I am linking the above card up over at The Flower Challenge where they have asked us to use Navy and one other color on our project. I as you have seen I chose pink.

Card Details:  Stamps are mostly Altnew with the exception of the “Wishing You Well” greeting is from Stampin Up. I used Catherine Pooler inks and some stencils to make my backgrounds.  Speaking of backgrounds…  I did a double stencil technique and it worked perfectly.  I made both a rectangle and circle stencil with some thick acetate and placed that down over my first decorative stencil. I used some washi tape to hold everything in place.  It was so much fun, I made about ten more backgrounds while I was at it in various colors and shapes.

I so appreciate you stopping in and I hope you have a lovely day, Nanc’.

I hope my mojo returns soon.

 


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Just Because

Hello,  I am in love with the trio of colors at The Color Throwdown (how can you not love grey and yellow together).  Seriously, one of my favorite color combos for sure.

Card Details:  Stampin Up (Bloom and Grow) is the flower and the script embossing folder is also SU. Just Because is from Altenew. I have Wink of Stella giving some love to the flowers, but it’s hard to see in the pic.  The white coaster is from the Greetery and gifted to me by a friend.  I want to order it soon, but it’s always not available when I check. The yellow gems are SU.

Thanks for your visits and sweet comments, Nanc’


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Bleaching a Sympathy Card

Hello, I hope this post finds you having a good day (all things considered) and maybe having a little crafting time too. I am linking this card up over at CAS Mix Challenge where the technique is Bleaching.  I love this technique every time I use it.  I have an aqua painter that I saved specifically for this technique. The stamp set I used for this card is from Stampin Up.  The butterfly is from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is Verve.  First I masked the panel off and sponged it with Oxide inks.  Next, I stamped the image with Versamark and then painted it in.  It was super quick and fun to do.

Thanks for popping in and stay safe, Nanc’

 

 


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Butterflies…

Hello, How you holding up these days?   Today was rough, emotional wise.  I just can’t help but feel extremely bad for the nurses and doctors on the front lines day after day. I can’t even imagine what they are going through.  As I sit here in the “lap of luxury” in my comfy house, with a stocked fridge, watching TV…all while knowing that others around the world are struggling so much, you can’t help feel quite guilty, to say the least.

Anyways, I am sure you probably stopped by to escape for a while, and I am not helping one tiny bit right about now, so let’s move on.  Today’s card is perfect for how I am feeling right now and let me explain why. Today’s card is for two challenges.  Over at Just Add Ink they have the letter E for their challenge.  The first thing I thought of when I sat down to make my card that depicted my mood was the word Empathy.

EMPATHY is defined as;  the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.

I may not fully understand what the nurses, doctors, EMT workers, and the list goes on and on are going through, I do in fact have extreme EMPATHY for each and every one of them. So that is where the sentiment came to be.  It is not a typical Sympathy card, but I made it for someone that loves butterflies. And I know she will like it.  It is a CASE of a card I made a year or so ago.

I am also linky my card up once again over at The Paper Players where it’s a Tic Tac Toe Board and I have selected the row: Rhinestones, Spring and Butterfly

I think that is all I have for you tonight.  If you have any questions about the details of my card, just let me know.   Take care and stay safe, Nanc’


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With Sympathy

 

Hello, I hope your day is off to a great start! Crazy busy here so I need to get right to it! It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and this color trio is one of my favs for sure! This card went together very quickly as the Dies and Designer paper did all the work.

A few card Details:  MFT-Flowers and floral sprig, Sentiment-SU, Designer Paper is DCWV, and the leaves are a punch.

Come play along at JUGS!  Nanc’


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With Sympathy with Painted Flowers

I stumbled upon a new to me card challenge site called Inspire Create Challenges and their theme this week is Sympathy. I love this stamp set called Painted Flowers that I got from my friend Bobby, and I hadn’t used it in a while. I knew it was going to make a great Sympathy card. The sentiment is heat-set with gold embossing powder. The center of the flowers were made with Nuvo drops. I watercolored my flowers a bit after I stamped them on watercolor paper, to try to get some shading.

I am also entering this card over at The Flower Challenge where it’s Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Pastels @ The Flower Challenge

Hello,  I have been really taking advantage of the heat this summer by playing in my studio where it’s cool and comfortable .;) It’s been a scorcher, to say the least. I have no desire to even go to the beach during the day, only late-night walks for this girl.  The card I have for you today is for The Flower Challenge and its challenge is to use Pretty Pastels.  I hope they consider peach as a pastel color…I do.

I have a friend whose 32-year-old daughter has breast cancer and this card is for her.  Dave and I have known this family for quite some time, and in fact, Dave taught Sarah when she was in Elementary School.  I hope this card brings a smile to her face and lets her know that others are thinking and praying for her.  And here I am whining about the heat! 😦  I still had three flowers that were already watercolored on my desk that I really wanted to use and that’s where I started for this card.  Then the flowers needed some leaves, so I decided to go a different route and make some yellow ones.

Details: Flowers / leaves-Stampendous, Hugs die-Paper Smooches, enamel dots-SU, and MFT-Stitched Rectangles

Today I chose to be grateful and hopeful, Nanc’


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HUGS!

Hi,  The card I have for you today is similar to one I have made in the past and loved so much I decided to make it again. It’s quick and easy with good results!  The butterfly and wall background are SU, the flower and the scalloped rectangles are MFT and the leaves are Verve. The Hugs sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Lastly, Nuvo drops.

I hope you will consider joining us this week at Just Us Girls. The team and our guest Marlena made some really great cards!  Nanc’