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National Coffee Day

Hello It is national Coffee Day and I just had to partake! If you know me at all, coffee is my love language and one of the casualties of Covid is I am now pretty much addicted to DD’s Iced Coffee! My hubby will totally agree with that statement and I have taken him to the dark side with me! It really has become a serious problem. Speaking of Coffee you need to hop on over to The Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog and check out the Hop they have going on. Lots of prizes to be had. Amy Tsuruta does and incredible job with this every year! Well done Amy!

Thanks to my enabling best friend Carol, I recently purchased this fun Coffee Cup Gift Card holder from Catherine Pooler that is super fun to play with. I have linked it up for you, as she can’t be the only one to enable people around here. LOL

Here is the inside so you can see how it works! I took this pic today as I forgot the first time. Notice the sun is not shining! LOL

I also want to add my card to the challenge over at Tic Tac Toe where I have selected the diagonal row of Diecut-Free-Fall. And over at Global Design Project where the Theme is leaves.

Card Details: I paired my new fun Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder with my favorite leaf die from SU. The sentiments are all from retired Verve and the top and bottom of the cup is sponged in yellow Oxide ink. If you look closely there is a piece of scalloped vellum behind the sentiment and some dimensionals. You will be seeing more of these cups real soon!

Take care and happy crafting and coffee drinking!

I made it to Duncan Donuts for my free coffee with purchase…did you? Nanc’


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CAS-Fall

Hello, Is fall showing itself where you are yet? Well if not, we are sure feeling it this week at The Paper Players. Claire is our hostess and she wants all of us to embrace Fall with a CAS challenge. As I was making my card, I was reminded of a trip my hubby and I took last fall to a cabin in the Georgia mountains to escape the world for a bit. We had such a great time. I hadn’t seen fall leaves in a long time and I was like a little kid collecting them everywhere we went. Thanks for the memory Claire!

I am going to toss my card in for my second entry over at Addicted to CAS where the word is Leaf!

Card Details: The paper isn’t black as it appears but a deep chocolate brown! I absolutely adore the die set from Stampin Up called Seasonal Layers, it is since retired as far as I know, but it it so much fun to use. After I cut out the outline of my leaves I found some patterned DSP to put behind the openings. Then I cut out the vein parts of the leaves all in dark brown to match the bottom of the card. The scalloped edge die is from MFT. The Thanks die is from Saavy.

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


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Thanks

Hello, I have a quick and simple card for you today where the embossing folder and dies do all the work. I am playing along with the girls over at Freshly Made Sketches. Nobody does CAS like Cecile and she was the brains behind this fun sketch. Now that I am finished with the card I thought of a few other things I could have done. So perhaps I will be back before it closes with another entry.

Card Details: Most the products on this card are new to me thanks to the generosity of a fellow card maker! The dies are from Spellbinders and the 3D embossing folder is just gorgeous and from Sizzix called Bohemian Botanicals, and the sentiment is Verve.

Have a wonderful creative day, Nanc’


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No Stamping

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Carol is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to make a card with NO Stamping.

Here are a few ideas: (dies, stickers, watercoloring…anything that doesn’t involve stamps)

Since life has been a bit stressful and I didn’t have time to make a card this week (sorry Carol), I went in my vault of cards not shared yet and found just the perfect one. So if you are wondering why there is a blooming Christmas cactus in the photo, this card was probably made last December.

Card Details: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug, Hubiscus dies- Altenew, thanks die-Saavy, Heart die-MFT, leaf dies-Verve.

Hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along we would love to have you! Take care, Nanc’


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Card Concept-Thanks

Hello, I have been thinking about this gorgeous photo I saw over at the Card Concept- Loads of Lavender for the past week and I snuck away some time today to make a card. I have this fun SU set called Country Home that comes with a milk jug type stamp that I knew would work perfectly for this challenge. The set also comes with a pitcher but I like the can so much better.

Card Details: To start off, I decided I would make my own background paper and incorporate some of the black check from the ribbon. I used the SU Buffalo Check to get started. When I was done I decided it was a little overpowering and my black lines were too heavy, so I covered half of it using a fun edge border from MFT and the same lilac paper that I started with. Next, I stamped and colored my milk jug using Prisma colored pencil and fussy cut it out. I decided to not use the flowers that come in the set, but to get out the SU set Forever Fern along with it’s dies and use that as my foliage for the can. I finished it off with some faint clear Nuvo drops on the white panel. If I was to classify my card for this challenge I would say…CLEAN AND LAYERED.

I tried using green in my design but It just wasn’t working for me, and that is why I ended up with two shades of kraft.

I am going to link my card up over at Happy Little Stampers as well for Anything Goes with Dies.

As always, I appreciate you coming by.

Take care and happy stamping, Nanc’


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Thanks-Photo Week

Hello, It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls hosted by the lovely Sue. I hope she won’t mind but I went in an entirely different direction for my card than the rest of my teammates did this week. I took inspiration from the colors and not from the photo itself. I love the colors and am pretty happy with how quickly my card came together. Before I get to the card details, It is time to say farewell to our Guest Leslie. We have really enjoyed having you tagging along with us and I have enjoyed your cards and sweet comments too. Take care and hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.

Card Details: Stamps’ SU- Forever Fern, DSP- SU, Heart die-MFT and greeting is SU too.

Hope you will run on over to JUGS and check out my teammate’s cards! They did a great job with this photo and you are sure to be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’


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Rainbow Colors

Hello, It is time for Color Week over at Just Us Girls and Angie asked us to use Rainbow Colors this time around. This was such a great idea as it leaves your creativity pretty wide open. I may not have gotten every color of the rainbow on my card but I think it is close enough. This stamp set is from Hero Arts and Honey Bee stamps and is called Stronger Together. In order to keep the center of the card white, I had to make a mask. Next, I used a variety of Oxide Inks to make my background. Which I might add is blended poorly. Last, I used my heart stencil from Honey Bee Stamps to finish it off in coordinating colors. The Thanks die is from Savvy.

I am trying to continue to embrace other challenge sites along with my DT commitments as I enjoy them so very much. So, I am going to link this card up over at Double D Challenges where the challenge is Hearts with this photo to inspire us.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out all the rainbow of color from my fellow Design Team members, they really did a fabulous job!

Take care, Nanc’


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Something New!

Hello, Today is my first challenge as a Guest Designer for 2021 over at The Paper Players. Insert happy dance! If you happened to miss my announcement I have linked it up for you Here! I am over the top excited to be a part of this talented team. For our first challenge of the New Year, LeAnne has asked us to use something new on our card. Well, I don’t know about you but I may have a few new things lying around the craft room that I have yet to use or I just recently purchased. The stamp and dies I chose to use for today’s card are from Stampin Up and have never been used. To my defense, I have only had them two months so not too bad. I have wanted this set from the moment it came out! It stamps beautifully and is called Forever Fern. The designer paper is also from Stampin Up and the greeting is too. This is a fast card with a great reward!

Now, please dust off some stamps that you have yet to use, or maybe break the seal on something you got for Christmas and come and join us at The Paper Players! The team and the two other guests…Debbie and Amanda have some serious eye candy for inspiration to get you started!

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

I sure hope I can keep up with the talent over there!

Hope to see you in the gallery! Nanc’


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Dad you are Awesome

Hello, My Dad is Awesome! In fact, he is about to turn 90 at the end of this month.  I asked him if we could throw him a birthday party, and he unfortunately said no. I am going to have to do something special for the man that has done so much for me all these years.  Love him so!

Today’s card is for the masculine card challenge over at The Paper Players.  I have been CASEing myself lately when I need some help and HERE is the card I originally made.

Card details:  Sizzix-alphabet dies, SU-background paper, SU-anchor stamp, awesome die-cut-Verve, You are sentiment-SSS, wonky rectangle die-MFT

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a truly wonderful day! Nanc’

 


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Color Hues #1

Hello,  Yeah it’s September 1st!!!  I am so excited that it’s finally time for the very first challenge over at Color Hues. The colors as you can see are yellow and green.  Remember you can use any Hue of those Two Colors and Neutrals are always welcome.  You have till the 14th of the month to join us so you have loads of time.

Card details: Gerbera Daisy Background stamp is from SSS.  The sentiment is from MFT.  If you look closely you can see some clear Nuvo drops for embellishment.  I kinda went overboard on those.

I sure hope you will head on over to Color Hues and join us!  Just wait till you see the Design Team’s cards! You will be as impressed as I was!

Happy crafting, Nanc’