Scrapper@heART

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


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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’

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Trend Week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,  Over at Just Us Girls Chris is our hostess and she asked us to use powdered Dyes on our card this week.  I am somewhat of a late bloomer when it comes to new trends and techniques in the card making world, so I do not own any powdered dyes- Magnet Nuance, Brushos or Color Bursts…. and to be honest I had to google what in the heck they were. LOL With that being said, instead of running to the store to purchase something for this challenge, I decided and hoped the team wouldn’t mind I searched around the studio to see what I could come up with to get that fun sunburst effect like I saw on some of the samples on the net.  I came across this bottle of Dylusions Ink Spray that of course I have had for EONS, and had to have for one reason or another. (You know you have some of those supplies too, that you aren’t sure why you purchased them!)   I decided it just might do the trick!  Hubby needed a thank you card for a co-worker at his school that helped in his Art class, and I wanted to make something special for her. I got out my favorite Paper Smooches Art set and some white embossing powder and a real paint brush and went to work. I heat embossed my paint tubes first on water color paper and then spritzed my paper with the ink spray. Then I took a paintbrush and flicked the ink to give it more a sunburst effect.  Added some black splatters and I was satisfied. The rest is pretty much straight forward.

Please come on over to JUGS and check out the rest of the teams work …it’s super colorful! Nanc’


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A Little Tic Tac Toe Today!

Hello Friends, I have a very easy and CAS card for you today! I was looking to get inky this morning with only a bit of time on my hands and I saw a Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players and I knew that would speed up the process.  I selected the center row of; Green, Die Cut and Leaves.   If you have any questions about my CAS card just give me a shout out!  I just may be back again in a day or so with another one! 😉

Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


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Geometric @ JUGS!

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screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-4-30-14-pmHello Friends,  We have a fun word for you this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is so unusual and really caused me to think. The word is Geometric.  I was rather puzzled, so I decided to hit up Pinterest to see if I could find a card to CASE, and HERE it is.   The Thanks die is from Savvy and the U is an alphabet set I have from Sizzix. I thought it needed one more element so I decided to add the sparkly silver strip along the edge and the punched heart in the same SU paper. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Guest Designer for this month… Nancy Salkeld!  We are so glad to have you with us!

Please come on over to JUGS and check out what my fabulous team and our guest Nancy have done!  Take care, Nanc’


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Red, Black and Kraft

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-7-01-53-pmHello Friends,  Back again with another Challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It’s Color Week and Judy has picked out a great combination for us!  I kept it CAS this week and I must say it turned out perfectly!  If you have never shrunk down fun foam with your heat tool, you must give it a try!  So fun! I have linked up a Jennifer McGuire Video for you HERE!  

This butterfly and embossing folder is from Stampin Up and the small Thanks die is from Savvy Dies.

Have a wonderful day,  and hope to see you over at JUGS! Nanc’


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Word Week- Dogs

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-6-54-33-pmHello Friends,  It’s the weekend….Woohooooo! That also means it’s time for a new challenge over at Just Us Girls.  The Word we have for you this week is Dogs!  I only have a few dog stamps and this is one of my all time favorites. It’s from Crafter’s Companion.  I again colored him with my Prisma Colored Pencils and decided to leave it as a one layer card. I added the patch of grass for him to balance on.  The sentiment is from MFT.

So break out those puppy dogs and come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! While you are there you can help me in welcoming our new Guest Designer Michele Greenwood.  Welcome Michelle…we are glad to have you!   Happy Crafting, Nanc’


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Thanks a Latte!

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mojo464Hello Friends, I had some time today to get in my studio and create.  I went hunting for a sketch to get me started, when I remembered it was Monday. Suddenly, I knew right where to look.  I love this week’s sketch over at MOJO Monday and it just so happens to be contest week over there, so it’s a win win.  I got out one of my old favorite and sadly retired Verve stamp sets called Delightful and Delicious and went to work.  My card is very, simple, but I am happy with it. This is one of my favorite color combinations too.

Hope you are having a terrific Labor Day!  Take care, Nanc’  P.S. GO NOLES!!!  I love College Football!

 


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Thanks Kindly

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Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 3.24.24 PMHello Friends,  Are the weeks flying by or what?  Here it is Saturday already and time for yet another challenge over at Just Us Girls.  It happens to be Color Week and Lisa is our hostess. My card that I have for you today is a CASE from a dear blogging friend of mine Hannelie Bester.  She is so very talented and so sweet too! It you are not familiar with her work you can find her blog HERE!  You won’t be disappointed. She has a unique CAS style that is only hers and I am in awe of her talent.  She sent me this card below not that long ago and I was so intrigued on how she used brads and wrapped the twine behind the card stock, that I decided to give it a go. Her card looks ten times better than mine, but I sure enjoyed the process.  The flower is something I have had for eons.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and I used glossy accents in the middle of each flower too. The card looks better in person, trust me.

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Now, if you come on over to Just Us Girls this week and check out the teams work along with our Guest Colleen, I can assure you will be inspired!

Take care,  Nanc’

 


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How Beautiful…

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Hello friends,  I had a chance on Saturday to make a card for some other challenges that I have been eyeing this week. I was also in need of a thank you card and I really wanted to make something special.  The two challenges that inspired my card are the Mod Squad and the July Inspiration at Verve. I started off making the striped background with those beautiful colors using a SU stencil.  I then proceeded to do some ink lifting after I sponged the two smaller card panels. I love the effect of something so simple as water! I then decided the panels still needed an extra something so I heat embossed the hearts on the bottom and top of the two pieces. The butterfly is also heat embossed.  The leaves were sponged in the tangerine color before they were cut out with a small Sizzix leaf die.  All the stamps are from Verve!

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I hope you are having a fabulous day!

We finally got some much needed rain yesterday to help make this heat a little more bearable. Take care,  Nanc’


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A Little Thanks

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Hello Friends,  Hope your Friday is going well!  I was waiting for the window inspector this morning and thought I would make good use of my time and make a card for a few challenges that have caught my eye this week.  I struggle with CAS cards but am fairly happy with the way this one turned out. It all started with a inspiration photo (using the under the sea portion of the photo) over at a new to me challenge site called The Heart Desires, next a Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, followed by the great colors over at The Verve Blog, and finally the challenge to use Googley Eyes over at AAA cards.  My good friend Barbara gave me these fabulous die-cuts and I finally I came up with an idea to put them to use.  I water-colored and sponged the seahorse which was originally white. The dots and hopefully shell looking type shape behind the seahorse is a piece of vellum run through a SU embossing folder.  My friend Karen did this with a full sheet of acetate, to make an underwater scene, which was incredible, and sparked my interest this morning.  So I have two friends to thank for inspiring me to make this card this morning.  Hope you have a terrific day!  Nanc’

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