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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’


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Great Colors at JUGS!

Hello,  I have a very quick card for you today that is for our Color Week at Just Us Girls. I got out one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called Painted Harvest to begin my card. I haven’t had this set very long and I haven’t quite mastered the placement of the flowers, but I will get it eventually. I hope! LOL The sentiment is from SU as well.

I sure hope these colors will speak to you and you will consider joining us this week at JUGS!   Nanc’

 


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With Sympathy…

Hello friends, It’s time again for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It just so happens to be Photo Week and let me explain where my eyes were drawn to on this photo, as there is a lot to look at.

I loved the bold white mats around each of the pictures on the wall, so I decided to put a white open frame on my card. I took the bold bright yellow couch as my color choice for my flower, next I noticed the pink florals in the vase next to the couch and picked out my DP and last but not least I decided to incorporate black on my card base from the black and white striped rug. Now that it is finished, I think the vellum leaves do a nice job expressing the light cascading though the window….okay…I might be stretching it a tad! LOL  The butterfly, oval die and sentiment is SU, The Flower die is from SU- Rose Garden set, the vellum leaves are a huge die from Sizzix.

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

I hope you will drop by JUGS this week and check out the DT’s cards and our fabulous Guest Cathymac, and join us too.

Take care, Nanc’


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JUGS is Back!

Hello friends, Just Us Girls is back from our nice long break and are ready to get back to it!  Vicki is our hostess this week and she has started the year off with a terrific challenge.  It’s Anything Goes this week, so I sure hope you will consider joining us!  While you are over at JUGS, I sure hope you will take a minute and help us welcome our Newest Design Team member!  She is so well known in the card making world that I was over the top excited to find out she was joining us! Carol Mayne from Just Me:c!  Yes I know!  Can you believe it? Now you know why I was so excited! Welcome Carol!! Can’t wait to work along side you!

We also have a new Guest Designer with us this month that I would very much like to Welcome! Cathy McCauley [cathymac].

Now a little bit about my card! If you stop by my blog regularly you know I don’t often make one layer cards.  However, I did enjoy putting this one together.  I had to be very patient as it started off kinda terrible and I just kept working with it, and it began to grow on me. It was made with two Altenew sets; Beautiful Day and Botanical Garden. It is done with watercolors after I heat embossed the flowers and stems with white EP. Next, I splattered it with the same tones of colors from the flowers and finally dotted with some Nuvo drops. Don’t examine it to closely as it has some major faux pas’.  LOL

Before I go I am linking my card up over at Stamp Ink, Paper where they have asked us to use Embossing of any kind.

Hope to see you at JUGS! Nanc’