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HUGS!

Hello, Hope you are having a great day! Today’s card is for The Card Concept. I saw this technique for the background in a video, and for the life of me thought it was by Laura Fadora, and now I can’t find it.  Anyways, if I figure it out I will edit this post, as I like to give credit where credit is due. I really had a fun time making it. The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn, the heart die is SU, and the wonky rectangle is MFT.  I used my oxide inks and sticky notes to achieve my rainbow effect. The HUGS is on sparkly silver paper from SU.  I splattered the background with white and black paint.  The card looks much better in real life!

I am also going to link this card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where it’s Anything Goes!

I made this card for a dear friend’s daughter that is battling cancer for the second time. I had the pleasure of meeting her last summer. She is an amazing person and so strong and courageous. I hope she felt the love when she received it. 

Thanks for your visit, Nanc’


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Sending Hugs!

Over at Inkspirational they have a CASE challenge going on right now, and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do. I got out my trusty Altenew Beautiful Day set and went to work. First, I made the striped background with a SU stencil and brown ink. Then I decided to add stripes with a yellow Prisma Colored pencil to give it some depth. The Altenew main flower is heat embossed and watercolored. The rest of the leaves and flowers were lightly colored with colored pencil. I added the white and black splatters with a child’s old watercolor paint set. They work so well!  Below is the fabulous card that I cased from Erum, I still look at it and swoon!  I made one in pink about a month ago and you can find it HERE.

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Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks for your visit! Nanc’


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Leftovers!

Hello,  If you haven’t been by since the New Year, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. If you have…..well, Happy New Year once again!  We have a terrific word for you this week chosen by Sue over at Just Us Girls.  It couldn’t have been more perfect timing, as I just went through my studio and picked up ever bit of scrap that I had saved and categorized them in eight little drawers. (And I save everything) It feels so good to be organized again! I also purged a bunch of old stamps and donated them to a friend….that felt nice as well. This card came together so quickly once I found this scrap piece of DP, things fell into place in mere minutes! The only thing I had to do is stamp a sentiment.

We have two Guests this month over at Just Us Girls that I would like to take the time to welcome. We have Janet Ribet, and Cindy Major.  We are super glad you BOTH will be designing with us this month and look forward to all of your creations.  Now, head on over to JUGS and check out what the team and our guests did with their leftovers!

Happy Creating, Nanc’

 


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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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Color Throwdown/ Sympathy

Hope you are having a great day!  As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am in love with my new SU leave dies and today I have another card for you and probably tomorrow as well.  This color combination over at the Color Throwdown grabbed my interest, so I thought why not give it a try. My orange isn’t as dark as their’s….and I hope it’s okay!  Do you think the blue looks unusual peeking out behind the negative of my leaves? I kinda like it. I also thought it would be perfect for a male sympathy card, which is why I made this to begin with. A former colleague of mine, and now a current colleague of my hubbies, just lost his daughter suddenly at age 32. So very, very sad and I hope my card can somehow lift his spirits for a minute or two.  Not sure you can tell in my photo, but I still have some gold sparkly paper left over from my son’s wedding and that is what I used to cut my leaves out with. The sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed in gold as well. The background was sponged with Oxide Inks and I added some Nuvo drops to tie it all together.

I will be back tomorrow with another card! 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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Sympathy

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Screen Shot 2018-08-11 at 10.22.49 AMHello,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and today happens to be World Card Making day! I hope you find sometime to be creative.   I don’t know about you, but I am getting to that age where I am in constant need of  Sympathy cards and that is why I chose this word for our challenge.  I would also like to give a quick shout out to our new guest this month over at JUGS.  Please help me in welcoming Linda Snodgrass from Lin’s Craft Corner for the month of October!  Linda and I have had the opportunity to meet on two separate occasions, and I am happy to call her my blogging and card making friend. I hope you will go by her blog and leave her some love.

I hope you join us this week at JUGS too!  Nanc’

Card Details:  SU stamps and dies and watercoloring.

 


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My Heart is with You!

We have a great fall photo for your inspiration this week at Just Us Girls. I was in the need for a Sympathy card this week so I decided to see if I could pull off combining this challenge with that type of card.  Not sure I love it, but it will have to do. I also used one of my very first Stampin Up stamp sets called Branching Out for this card. The colors are a bit muted as I used Distress Oxide Inks, and kinda wish I hadn’t in hind sight.  I added some splatters and some fun glass beads. The sentiment is from Verve!

Please come on over to JUGS and check out what the team and our Guest Julie did with the photo this week. Take care, Nanc’


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Color Week!

Hello Friends, Boy the days are flying by and it’s time for another challenge over at Just Us Girls!  It’s also nearly summer break and I couldn’t be more ready for that! Only one more week! The photo above stinks and the card is long gone, so you will just have to trust me that it’s brighter and looks better in person. I just adore this color combo that Lisa has chosen for us this week.

I hope you will consider joining us over at JUGS!  Who knows you might be selected as our new Chic of the Week too.  Take care, Nanc’

Card details:  Stampin UP dies and sentiment and MFT- Cover plate.

 


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I Will Always Be Here For You!

Hello friends,  It’s Saturday and time for our next Challenge over at Just Us Girls.  For those of you that have been following my blog for quite sometime, you are going to think I have seen this card before, well rest assure you aren’t crazy. However, you haven’t seen THIS card before, but you have seen me do this technique and layout a time or three! It is one of my all time favorite cards so why not case myself…..right?? When I saw our Trend over at JUGS was black and white stripes this is the first thing that came to mind. I hope it’s okay that I added the grey too.

The butterfly is from Savvy and the sentiment (in the Adorable Elephants set) and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are from the MFT.

Please come by Just Us Girls and share your Black and White stripe creations with us and check out my fabulous team and guest Karren’s creations.  Nanc’