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


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Fancy Fold…Not Very Fancy

Hi, Hope this post finds you holding up okay. I am trying my best.  I just asked my Alexa to play some Happy music and I am sipping an Iced Coffee from Dunkin, so far so good. The coffee runs are becoming a serious problem. Do you think it’s normal that they know us by voice in the drive-thru at Dunkin? LOL Today I have a card for The Paper Players where they asked us to do a fancy fold.  This is not something I do on a regular basis. I am a plain and simple A2 kinda gal, so this is what I came up with, as it was safe and quick. Don’t want to do much to rustle my feathers these days. The news has that job!  LOL

As you can see all you have to do is add another score line at 1 1/2 inches.  Pretty fancy huh? LOL I used a Digi stamp from Power Poppy for my card and a mix of Copics and colored pencils. I have no idea where I got the thx die-cut as it was in my bits and boxes drawer. I dotted my background once again with a Copic as I can’t leave them plain white these days.

Big cyber hugs to all of you.  If you are struggling as I was this morning, try some happy music or Dunkin… it helps, Nanc’

 


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A Little Thanks

I have a quick CAS card for you today that is a CASE and not my design but something I found over on Pinterest done by Lori Tecler.  I couldn’t get to her original post but I did take a screenshot for you to see. I am playing along with this week’s CAS challenge over at The Paper Players.

Card Details: First, I sponged the sky making a stencil and blending some Oxide Ink. The sky is done directly on the card and the other 3 pieces are layered on top. Next, I tore some vellum and patterned paper that happened to have a white core. I got some brown ink to sponge on my top layer which is white cardstock to make the sand. Last, I used some white paint and a small make-up sponge in hopes to make it look like sea foam crashing in.  The cute flip flops are from Impression Obsession.  The sentiment is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy

 

 


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Color Challenge at JUGS!

 

Hello,  I love the color combo we have starting today at Just Us Girls.  Vicki is our hostess and she loves Turquoise and she is not alone. I needed another Hero card and thought the colors would work perfectly. I used Prisma colored pencils for my medium of choice. I have been really trying to make a conscious effort to try and use up some of the designer paper I have.  Of course what came in the mail today?  Yep, more DSP. LOL

I hope you will come by JUGS and check out what the design team has done this week.  Hopefully, it will inspire you to join us.

Take care, Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’

 

 

 


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Hero is the Word!

Hello, I am the hostess for Word Week this week at Just Us Girls! I think I have the perfect word as we are all in the midst of this crisis.  The Word is HERO.   I found this definition that I think is really fabulous and is going to really open up this challenge with numerous possibilities.

A hero is someone who puts others before himself or herself. A hero has good moral ethics and is someone who does things for the sake of being good, and not just a means to an end or a reward for good deeds, but it is someone who does good for the sake of doing good.

Who is your Hero?  Leaves it quite open doesn’t it? 

I hope you will consider coming over to Just Us Girls and joining us for this challenge, I need to also welcome our new Guest for the month of May. Welcome, Deborah Frings! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks for Being Kind

 

Hello, I have been immersing myself into water coloring this weekend and I finally have a card that I am rather happy with.  My friend Barb is an amazing designer, colorist, and cardmaker and a very great friend, and she is hosting a challenge Flowers for the Front Line over at The Power Poppy blog and I wanted to join in the fun!  Not sure if you have ever seen the talent over there, but it’s truly remarkable! I knew I was going to have to step up my game to even enter something in the gallery.

I have had this fabulous Gerbera Daisy background stamp from SSS for quite some time and had yet to break the package and open it up.  So, once again I am going to enter it over at NBUS and this will be my third entry over at The Flower Challenge.

The sentiment is from MFT and the Kind die is from SSS. ( Never used as well.) I have three layers under the Kind die for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please stay well! Nanc’


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Seize the Heroes

Hello, Today the Design Team and I decided it was time to put the Birthday cards aside for a bit over at Seize the Birthday and focus on making some cards for our HEROES during this World Wide Pandemic.  Now, a lot of us focused on Doctors and Nurses, but there are many different people stepping it up and continuing to provide us all with what we need to get through this.

For instance, you could make a card for; Caregivers, Grocery Workers, Delivery Workers, Custodians, Pharmacists, and even Teachers.  I added teachers as I have seen first hand how hard it has been on them to very quickly change to an online platform.  I am in no way comparing what they do to doctors and nurses but wanted to give you all as many avenues as possible.

Also, MFT has made the Birdie Brown Doctors and Nurses set available in digital till the end of April if you want to go that route and I have linked it up for you HERE!

Our challenge will run like our other challenges and we will have a Winner’s post on April 30th!

Can’t wait to see what you create and who or whom you decide to THANK!  Nanc’

I created some others too.

 

 


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Square and Another Square

Hi, I hope this post finds you healthy and enduring the best you can.  Today starts a new challenge over at Just Us Girls. The Trend is a square card featuring at least one more square shape. I have a very quick and simple card for you.  This card along with some treats has already gone to some Health Care Workers to thank them for their service.  The stamp is from Stampin-UP and the paper is a scrap from who knows where! I decided to dig in my bits of boxes and this is the piece I found.

Please come play along at JUGS we have a fun mix of cards for you over there.  And maybe if you haven’t already, you can make a card and give it to someone on the front lines!  Sometimes it’s the little things we do that make a difference.

Take care, Nanc’


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You’re a Koality Friend

Hi,  Lucky for me it’s Good Friday with no online Schoology for me!  So today is crafting day! Woohoo!  I made the above card for The Paper Players challenge that just so happens to end today!  A day at the Zoo is their theme, so I pulled out my favorite MFT zoo animal, my Oxide inks, and my Prisma colored pencils and went to work. This card just makes me happy and we all could use a gallon of happiness these days.  This card has a lot of dimension too.

I wanted to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope it’s okay that my focal shape became rather large and took up the entire card. If not, I totally understand!

I better get back to it as I have a long list of cards to make today.

So happy you stopped by!  Take care, Nanc’


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Thank You!


Hello,  I was so excited to see MFT offer us a chance to have the Birdie Brown Doctor and Nurse digital images for free. So I went off searching for a challenge and found this fun Freshly Made Sketch to use as my starting point.  The thank you sentiment is from SSS.  I colored this guy with colored pencil and Copics. The EF is from SU.  While I was doing this, hubby was making a large sign to put out in front of our local Hospital.

This card is going to my primary doctor’s office.   We plan on dropping it off with a note/GC for the staff to have lunch on us!

I hope you have found some peace being creative today,  Take care Nanc’