Scrapper@heART

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


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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’


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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’