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


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With Deepest Sympathy

Hello, I have a quick card for you today for the latest challenge over at Global Design Project. It is time to CASE the card they have selected for us below. I was intrigued by it the moment I saw it. I love taking foliage and gathering it on one side of a card so that is what I have done. I thought the double circle was a nice touch in front of the rectangle. My twine is a bit too thick and will make it hard to mail, but I like it.

Card Details: The dies/stamps I have used for this card are a mix of two SU sets-Sunflowers and Forever Fern. The greeting is from Sunny Studios. The DSP is SU as well.

I hope you did something today that brought you joy, Nanc’


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Sending Hugs

I have a quick card for you today using some of the fun DSP that was still laying on my desk from a previous card. I wanted to take some time to play along with a challenge this week and I chose the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I have selected the row of Die Cut, Patterned Paper, and Green. I was originally shooting for the row that included pastel, but then I picked the wrong color green for my stem and was very delighted to see my card still worked in another direction.

If you saw the condition of my house right now, you would be shocked to see me making a post. I decided to hire someone to paint a few rooms since hubby doesn’t want to do it anymore. OMG!!! What was I thinking! I am convinced I am crazy! Plus to add insult to injury, the room I put all of the stuff from the closets in has to be cleaned out by Friday so the window company can finish the job from 6 months ago. Don’t even get me started on that ordeal! Hopefully hubby and I are still on speaking terms when this is over. LOL

Card Details: Peony stencil is from Altenew and the tab die is an oldie from MFT. Sending hugs is from Altenew as well.

I hope you find something to do today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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Hugs

Hello, I am back today with a card for the Color Challenge going on over at The Paper Players! Ann Marie’s color palette really spoke to me this week. In fact, do you remember when sponge painting the walls of your house was the thing to do? Well, back when hubby and I first got married and him being an artist and all, we got the crazy idea to sponge paint our living room with two opposing walls teal and two walls coral. Not kidding! Now when I see pics I think, what on earth! LOL It was bold, that is for sure. Thanks for the memory, Ann Marie!

FYI, I used a dark Catherine Pooler Ink called Mardi Gras

for my Jade and it looks like I used aqua in the pic. 😦

I have had my Honey Bee Stamps Coneflower die set for quite some time and hadn’t yet broken the seal on the packaging and thought it was way past time! Plus my NEW stenciled background is from Miss Ink Stamps and called Leafy Green. If you haven’t checked out their products you should! They have some really great stuff and great quality too! I have them linked up for you!

I will also be linking up with Darnell over at NBUS and the die-cut challenge over at Happy Little Stampers too.

Card Details: Coneflower-Honey Bee Stamps, hugs die -MFT, DSP -SU, New Leafy Green stencil from Miss Ink Stamps, Scalloped rectangles-MFT, Dewdrops-Honey Bee Stamps (Love them!)

You will be seeing more of this Coneflower very soon! Really loving it!

I hope no matter how hard life can be these days you find something to do that brings you joy!

Take care, Nanc’


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Happy Birthday and Sympathy

Hello, I hope you can bear with me a little longer until I have exhausted all of my ideas when it comes to Fall leaves. There might be and end in sight, just so you know! 😉

The ideas started flowing again to break out these leaves when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, so they are to blame…LOL. This week they asked us to CAS the card below. While I was at it, I knew that Addicted to Stamps and More had a stencils and or die cut challenge going on too that I could join. I am totally loving this color combo!

I tried to mimic the two corners design using the leaves and then the die cut circles to get dimension. Then I used a stencil in place of the brick wall. I got a bit carried away with my stencil and totally forgot to leave parts of the card white like they did above. Bummer!

Card Details: I first stamped the leaves. Then came back with my die-cut stencil and Oxide Inks and added the color. Then I used a stencil for the background. I wanted to add some depth so decided to use multiple layers of stitched circles from SU to achieve that goal. Some bronze sequins and a greeting from Avery Elle to finish it off.

Here is the first card I made, which is why I totally forgot to leave parts of the other background white in the above card, because I hadn’t here.

For this card I made a stencil using the deckled edge die that you see in the picture and the greeting is from SU. I was going for a one layer card until I left no room for the greeting. P to the 7th power. LOL

Thanks for checking in on me, I love your visits! Take care, Nanc’


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Those We Love…

Hello, I have a CAS card for you today where the image and the greeting really do all of the work.

I am playing along with two challenges; Addicted to CAS where the word is Leaf and Happy Little Stampers– Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: This fabulous stamp and greeting are together and it’s from Stampendous and called Those We Love. As for the stencil, it’s the only one in my collection that I don’t know whose it is.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you are finding some time to be creative and doing well, Nanc’


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White, Gray and Navy with Vellum

Hello, I hope your week is off to a great start! I just love the color combo going on this week at TGIF Challenges. The colors are so soothing and they inspired me to make a sympathy card that I needed for my hubby’s cousin whom just lost her hubby to cancer. Such a terrible and sudden shock as we didn’t know he was sick. I assume those were his wishes.

Card Details: It was time to give some of my older SU stamps some love. I have always been a huge fan of these flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from Verve. The tag die is from MFT. I used white embossing powder on vellum for my flowers and then white on navy for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers do not come in the same set but compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The dotted background paper is that stash I talk about all the time from SU that has a pattern on it and resists ink. So I took my Smoky Slate SU ink and inked it up. Then I wiped it off with a towel just like an emboss resist and the dots come through. I used the same grey ink to ink my SU leaves as well.

I had a hard time photographing this card and it looks much better in real life.

Thanks for all the visits as they really brighten my day!

Take care! Nanc’


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Sorry

Hello, Today starts the color challenge over at The Paper Players and Laurie has chosen a very nice color combo for us and all of you. As you can see the colors are Red, Black and Grey. I needed to make a pet sympathy card and I knew this color combo would work perfectly. I have made one similar to this one in the past for a dear friend.

Card Details: The paw print die cut I do believe is from Taylored Expressions, I didn’t order it but it was stuck in as a freebie which was a nice surprise. The heart is MFT and the greeting that didn’t stamp well is from Neat and Tangled.

For more amazing 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

Hope to see you joining us at The Paper Players this week! Take care, Nanc’


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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’