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


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Fast Watercoloring

Hello,  I don’t have a lot of time today to write the post, so let’s get right to it! Today’s Trend challenge over at Just Us Girls is Fast Watercoloring. If you haven’t done this technique before…. you MUST give it a try! It’s really a lot of fun!  Thanks Sue for pushing me outside my normal way of coloring and card making.  I knew Beautiful Day by Altenew would be the perfect set for this technique.

Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire’s Fast Watercolors

I sure hope you run on over to JUGS and check out my teammates cards, along with our Guests Ros Crawford.  Hugs, Nanc’


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Monochrome at The Flower Challenge

Hello,  Hope your day is going well!  Today’s card all started with the negative piece of my very last card I posted.  I also wanted to join in this months The Flower Challenge where the theme is Monochrome.  It’s always fun and a bit challenging to me to make a card in basically all one color, but when it’s pink, it makes it all that much easier. LOL I found this glittery pink heart in a bit box on my desk and I knew it was going to be the perfect added touch.  I made the banner myself with a left over piece of scrap too. How many bit boxes do you have in your craft room? I have several, and vow to organize them by summers end…I can’t throw anything away.

A few card Details:  SU Paper that was colored with Oxide Inks, MFT Stitched Flowers, Verve sentiment and U die.

I hope you find sometime to get creative! Nanc’


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Heartfelt Thanks

Got a quick post for you today for the great Sketch over at The Paper Players Challenge along with day 25 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge. I have missed three out of the 25 days, but I am pretty happy with those results.  Hopefully, I can finish strong. I colored the above image with Prisma Colored pencils.  This is one of my go to images and color combos with this particular stamp. It’s one of my favs!  Love the look of sandpaper on white core paper. If you haven’t tried it you must!

Details: EF-Elizabeth Craft Designs, Flower Stamp-Hearfelt Creations, Sentiment-Verve, Oval Die-SU, Wonky Rect.-MFT

Take care, Nanc’


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Trees at Twofer!

I have wanted so badly to join in the fun over at the Twofer Challenge this month, and couldn’t seem to settle on the perfect stamp. Then I came across a never used stamp set from Altenew, that I completely forgot I had.  They so happen to be trees!  Apple trees actually. It was fate, I tell you!  If you aren’t familiar with the Twofer Challenge you have to go check it out!  You take their theme of the month and make two completely different cards using the same stamp/ die or what have you. Darnell and the team are fabulous!

On the Elephant card I used the tops of the tree to make the clouds, the grass, bushes, and to color my balloon. Here is a picture of the stamp set so you may understand it better.  On the tree card, it was a bit tricky to line the stamps up perfectly even after lots of practice.  I think they look pretty good, but the yellow one is the best!

I so appreciate your visit.  Have a fabulous day! Nanc’

Some Card details: Tree card-Altenew Apple Tree set, SU stitched rectangles, SU Thank You sentiment, Cuttlebug-Dot EF, Tag-Spellbinders

 Elephant card- MFT-Adorable Elephants, Wonky Rectangles and Sun-stencil, Sentiment-Verve

 

 


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A Good Egg!

I have a quick card for you today. It’s similar to one I have done before and liked so much, I thought I would do it again.  I also needed a thank you card and thought this would do just fine.  All the products that I have used are from Stampin Up.  I chose to use colored pencil for my medium.  It also qualifies for the 30 Day coloring challenge day 19!

I am linking this card up with the Paper Players where the challenge is Birds.

Have a fabulous day! Nanc’


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This Little Piggy…

Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start! Today over at Just Us Girls our word of the week is Outside.  Bobby our DT member always comes up with the best challenges. This little piggy set is one I get a kick out of every time I pull it out. His face remind me of my childhood when I was obsessed with Charlotte’s Webb. In Elementary School my best friend Edie and I sang a Medley of songs from the movie in a talent show. I can still sing them all till this day.  Sorry about that….Focus Nancy! LOL I colored this cute little guy with Prisma Colored Pencils and did some ink stamping for the grass and sky.  In my Stampin Up club we did this type of stand up card and I thought it would be fun to do it again.

Before I go, I would like to welcome our new Guest this month and a fellow card maker and friend that I simple adore… Hannelie Bester

Welcome Hannelie!  I am so glad you are with us this month!  If you aren’t familiar with her work, you are in for a real treat!

Have an awesome day, Nanc’


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A Note to Say…

Hello, We have a fun word this week over at Just Us Girls!  SHADOWS! As you can hopefully see in my picture, I have chosen to stamp with two colors to create subtle shadows under the water, the grass and the leaves. This was a very quick card to put together.  I used my MFT Wonky Rectangles to then cut out my stamped image panel, added a sentiment, and I was done.

I would like to say a HUGE welcome to Patti Kehl !  I am a huge fan of her work and she is such a sweetheart to boot! She is our guest this month over at Just Us Girls…lucky us!! Please help us welcome her by stopping by her blog and leaving her some love!

This card is made with a Stampin Up set called Fabulous Flamingos and the Wonky Rectangles are from MFT.

See you over at JUGS! Nanc’


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You’re a Good Egg!

Hello,  I spotted this great color combo over at The Paper Players this week and I knew that the colors would work perfectly for the card I had in mind. I am going to try to make a very long story as short as I can.  My father fainted at his Bank last Thursday and was rushed to the emergency room. He was later diagnosed with AFIB and admitted for further tests along with stitches on his head.  Many hours later, as it’s the peek of tourist season and all the snowbirds are here,  we found out he’s a candidate for a Pacemaker.  However, Medicare will not pay for it unless his heart stops for intervals longer than three seconds and his only stops for two seconds at at time.  Yes, I am serious. Go figure! With that being said, things have been quite stressful for all of us.  I could sit here and rattle on and on about his care in the hospital, his unbearable roommate, the fact that he hadn’t slept for 4 days, and that when he was finally able to be discharged (and he called me at the crack of dawn, ready to leave, and was unhooking himself from all his machines), it ended up taking us 8 hours as the paper work was messed up multiple times, including once I reached the pharmacy to finally be on our way.

I am not going to bore you with any more of that, instead I am going to focus on the three people that helped me get through this past week.  First, it’s the bank teller (Erica) from my father’s bank, that was bound and determined to track me down ( by googling me and finding a newspaper article written about me, and then calling multiple schools till she found the one I was currently working at) to notify me that my father was on route to the hospital. (Later to find out, that when her father was hospitalized for a car crash and died 5 hours later, no-one bothered to try to find her or a family member, so they might have a chance to say their goodbyes. She said she was bound and determined that was not going to happen to anyone else.) Then there are the two Publix pharmacist, one that took so much time with me explaining all the ins and out of my fathers new medications, along with the ones he was currently taking, and fixing the prescriptions that were once again wrong for the third time when I arrived to fill them.  Not to mention, the pharmacist from another Publix that saved me $485.00 by making me aware of a coupon I could print out at home for a 30 day free trial.  I showed up to the store, with the wrong coupon of course, and after many bumps along the way he somehow managed to get it to me for free anyhow!  So, as you can see there are still Good Eggs in this world and these cards are for them (3rd not pictured), with a gift certificate enclosed of course!   I am happy to report that my dad ( 87 years young) is doing much better, and at this point we are just taking it day by day till his follow up heart specialist appt.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings, (sorry for all the typos and grammar errors along the way).   Now go on out there and be someone’s good egg! Nanc’

Stamp set is from Stampin Up.


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Thanks

Hello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls, and for Wild Card Week my challenge is to incorporate Word Dies on your card and or project.  Super fun and oh so very easy! I hope you will come on over and Join us!  I also want to take a minute to Thank Linda for being such a fabulous Guest this month. If you haven’t visited Linda’s Blog before I suggest you get over there right away!  She does some really amazing work! Hope you have a great day, Nanc’

Card Info: Altenew-Beautiful Day, MFT Stitched Flowers and Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, and the Thanks Die is from Savvy.


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Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

 

 

Hello Friends,  I thought I would take a break from Wedding party favors and play along with a new (to me) challenge site I stumbled upon the other day. It’s called Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they have two teams, the X’s and the O’s.  How cute and clever is that! The row I chose to play along with is the middle row; pattern paper, flower and coloring. The stamps set is one from SU that I absolutely adore and will never go out of style!

If you have not heard of this challenge site, go check it out…you will be glad you did! I sure was!  I got to get back to my pillow boxes!  Take care, Nanc’