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


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High Tide…

Hello, Over at Time Out Challenges they have a pretty photo that inspired me to get crafty this afternoon. This photo looks like a perfect beachfront vacation spot and it looks so beautiful. I tried putting a teal chair on my card to match the photo but it just didn’t look right. I think it was blending in too much with the water.

Card Details: All of the stamps/dies that I have used for this card are from Stampin Up the only thing that is not is the stencil I used for my clouds, which is from MFT. I masked off the water and used Oxide inks for the base before I stamped on the ripples. The sand was masked off too, prior to the stamping over top.

If time permits I may be back in a day or two as I would like to make another card inspired by those great pillows. I have the perfect DSP to match. Hope you are having a great day! Nanc’


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Springtime Flowers

Happy Easter Sunday to you and yours! Over at The Paper Players we have the perfect theme challenge starting today. Jaydee has chosen Springtime Flowers for our inspiration. When you check out the pretty graphic below, you can’t help but get inspired. Hubby and I have planted more flowers this Spring than in years past and it’s been so much fun and therapeutic. I just hope the 90 degree heat doesn’t come on too strong this year and or soon, so we can continue to enjoy them a little longer. Fingers are tripled crossed.

Card Details: I have quite a mix of supplies for this card so if you don’t mind, if you want to know about any piece of it please send me a message. I will say, a lot of it is from SU and the DSP in my opinion is the star of the show!

Before I go, I am also linking my card up over at Inkspirational where the have a new prompt, GROW.

For more 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 and enjoy your day, Nanc’


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Stripes

Hello, I am back again today for the latest challenge at Just Us Girls, Angie is our hostess and she has selected Stripes as our Word. Before I get a head of myself, I need to also welcome our next guest! Claire Apostoloff is joining us this month! Welcome Claire, we are happy to have you designing along side us for the month of April.

Card Details: I started off by masking off my card base with acetate, this way I could make my stripes in three different colors using Oxide Inks. As you can see I had intended on making a small white line between colors and one is far more visible than the other. The stamp is a wooden block from Impresscardsandcrafts and the greeting is from Verve. This came out better than I imagined in my head. I actually like that the stamp looks a bit muted in the middle. I have clear Nuvo drops for accent.

Come on over to JUGS and check out what the talented team has done using Stripes, and hopefully you will be inspired to play along. Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello, I am hosting our Color Week at Just Us Girls and the colors I have chosen are Yellow, Dark Green, and Grey. Unfortunately, I have been needing a ton of sympathy cards lately. It has been a really hard few months for some of our dearest friends and relatives. And this morning as I write this post, I just found out I need another one. I love the way this turned out so I think I will just repeat this card later today for a dear colleague that lost her daughter to cancer. So much sorrow in the world right now.

Card Details: Most all of the dies are from SU, the stenciled background is called Groovy-I think! The greeting is from Verve.

I would love to see you join us at Just Us Girls this week! Take care, Nanc’


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Prayers

Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls . Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Masking for her challenge. This card was made for a friend of mine that had both parents in the hospital and on ventilators due to Covid. Sadly, her mom didn’t make it but I heard just a day or so ago that her dad is pulling through. I feel so bad for this family and their two young sons as their grandma was such a huge part of their lives. COVID stinks for so many! It makes me so grateful that my family and I are all healthy but makes me feel so sad and a bit guilty for those who are suffering or have suffered. I am going about my life rather normally and others are hurting so bad.

As for this card. It was very fun to do and I will do my best to explain the steps. First, I took three separate hearts that were cut out of acetate and carefully adhered them to my card base. I used the pool stencil from MFT to make the grey background using Oxide Inks. When I was done it reminded me of camouflage and I kinda liked it. Next, I removed two of the three hearts and lined up the negative piece, and worked on each heart one at a time. When I was working on the hearts I didn’t adhere them down at all (as I didn’t want to risk damaging the background) and had to be very careful while sponging. I had one part that I missed with the grey that I tried to go back and fix and unfortunately I made it much worse. My mom always said to leave well enough alone! I never learned that lesson. LOL Next, I noticed that the hearts weren’t very defined so I took a pencil and softly outlined the heart stencil to make them more apparent. Last, I decided to use the prayers die-cut and stamps from Hero Arts as I thought it would be perfect. I cut it out four times for added dimension.

This is quite and unusual pattern to use for a thinking of you or sympathy card but I love the way it turned out.

I hope you come over to Just Us Girls and play along with us.

Before I go I would like to thank Carol and Melanie for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS. We really enjoyed all your creativity ladies and hope to see you back in the gallery again very soon.

Take care of yourselves, Nanc’


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Hugs

Hello, I hope this post finds you well.  The card I have for you today is something other than Christmas. It is for the latest Flower Challenge where they asked us to use embellishments.  I borrowed this gorgeous Altenew hibiscus die from a friend and it was so much fun to piece together. I made quite a few in various colors before returning it to her.

The embossing folder background is from Sizzix. The hugs is from Simon Says Stamps. I believe the clear sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The heart is MFT. The leaves are made with a SU punch. This card is a CASE of this lovely card.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Color Week at JUGS!

 

Well, here it is Saturday once again! We have the next trio of colors starting at Just Us Girls.  However, I did not go the traditional Halloween way for my card…I had to be one of the defiant ones. LOL 

Card Details:  The flowers and leaves are from SU, the stencil is from Altenew, and the sentiment is from Hear Arts. The scalloped rectangle is from MFT.

I hope you will come check out the cards from the Design Team and our guest Karen and play along! Nanc’ 


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With Sympathy @ Color Hues

Hello,  Today’s card is for the next color challenge at Color Hues. Our colors are Navy and Turquoise this time around.  I needed to work on my stock of Sympathy cards and I often times I need more of a masculine card and thought this might be okay.  Is it okay to put fish on Sympathy cards?  I am thinking now that it is somewhat strange.   This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin Up.  I used kraft as one of my neutrals, and that is perfectly fine over at Color Hues as neutrals are always welcome.

We had such a phenomenal array of cards and turn out for our first challenge I am equally excited to see what the gallery has in store this time around!  I am feeling very blessed with the outpouring of support.

Hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and check out the Design Team’s cards they are fabulous once again.

Take care, Nanc’


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It’s hard being apart.

Hello, Today was a first for me and for my hubby.  Instead of being in Massachusets supporting, hugging and consoling a brother and brother in law who just lost his youngest child, we had to watch via a computer screen. I am thankful for technology, don’t get me wrong, but I am mournful yet again with something else we can blame on COVID 19.  It just sucks to put in bluntly!  The service was very nice and personable. Brad was loved by many and it was evident as the pastors guest and family spoke.  I take peace in knowing that he is suffering no more.

Above is the card I sent to Dale. I hope when he opened it he felt the love inside.

Rest in peace Brad you fought a good fight!  You will be missed. Nanc’

Card Details:  SU-High Tide, Oxide inks, white paint.  A case of this card here, but it is way better than mine.


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Butterflies

Today’s cards are for this month’s Twofer Challenge.  The word Darnell has for us is Butterflies.  Well, I don’t know many cardmakers that don’t have a few butterflies in their stash of supplies.  The hardest part was deciding which one. I decided to get out my neglected die-cut from Saavy for my cards. The die is a bit challenging as it is so large and takes up so much space on a card front.  I decided to try my hand at making some backgrounds for both cards since the cards themselves were going to end up being rather simple.

The green and black card all started with some Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.  Then I did the lifting technique with some blending solution and a leaf stencil.  You can’t really see the pattern of the leaf once the butterfly was cut out, but it does have a very cool effect on the butterfly. The sending hugs sentiment is from Altenew. It’s one of my favs for sure. Here is the video by Jennifer McGuire.

The other colorful panel is the Technique that Gina K and Rina did last week called Reverse Stenciling.  That was a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend it.  You have to look a little closer to see the butterfly.  The thanks die is from Saavy as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a very creative day and stay safe, Nanc’