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Thank you

Hello, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I needed to make a Thank You card for a generous friend so I went searching for a color palette to spark my creativity. I came across the Sunday Stamps challenge and I thought it was so pretty. The rule for their color challenge is you have to choose at least 3 colors, which just so happens to be the way I like to create. I find that if I try to throw too many colors together (besides neutrals) it turns into a hot mess. So I chose the two shades of green and orange for my design. I also have some brown thrown in there too, but mine is much lighter than the graphic.

Here is a closeup so you can see the cute cream pots. The paper is speckled so I thought it was a nice touch. I used some SU DSP for my flowers.

I am also playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as I just received this Spring Garden set a few days ago from a sweet friend. Lucky me!

Card Details: Spring Garden from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. To make my victorian edge at the top of the card, I used my Fiskers cutter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nanc’


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Thanks

I am popping in this morning to share some quick and simple Thank You cards. I am always reaching for white cardstock and decided why not try using this fun stencil on some colored paper. I love the results and less blending was required too.

I am going to add these to the gallery at Happy Little Stampers-Stencil Challenge and over at TGIF where they ask us, what would we do without White Card Stock?

Card Details: Stencil is called Retro Palms and from Newton’s Nook. The sentiment Thank you from all of us is from Stampin Up and the other one is unknown.

I hope you have a very creative day! Nanc’


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You’re the Best!

Hello, I am your hostess this week for Word Week over at Just Us Girls. I have chosen the word-Mammals. Easy huh? I think so!

I am also joining the ladies over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge using the diagonal row of; Friendship, Free Sentiment. I noticed it also fits the column of; Friendship, Any Color and Any Shape Die.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are from Newton’s Nook. The sentiment is from SU. I made a circle out of acetate and then used ripped copy paper for my waves of hearts in various tones of Oxide Inks. The heart stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. I used Copics for coloring.

Before I go, I would like to welcome our newest guest Fran, to the party!  Welcome Fran, we are so happy to have you guesting alongside us for the month of July! 

Take care and I hope you find some time this weekend to get creative and perhaps join us at Just Us Girls! Nanc’


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Many Thanks

Hello, Over at Just Us Girls Elizabeth is our wonderful hostess and she has asked us to make a card this time with a movable element. This was definitely out of my comfort zone but I was up for the challenge. I will say that I did learn a thing or two about spinner cards as this one has a few issues, but it does spin! Things just aren’t spaced out as well as they should be as some of my flowers and leaves go under the spinner when it moves. 😉

I am also playing along over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Card Details: This DSP is from Stampin Up and I just love it. The cute little turtle is from MFT-Polynesian Paradise. The greeting is from Gerda Steiner Designs. I used Copics as my medium.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the cards from my fabulous team and our guest Lucie! They all did a great job. Nanc’


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Thank You / Happy Father’s Day

Hello, I am back today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It’s time for Color Week and Bobby is our wonderful hostess. She picked a great color palette that I really enjoyed! I loved it so much that I decided that I would make another.

Card Details: Stamps are all SU and the boats are from Impression Obsession. The wave die is an oldie from MFT. The enamel dots are also SU.

I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join us! Take care and I hope you do something creative and or fun today, Nanc’


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Monthly Mix Challenge-Gina K

Hello, Today I am playing along with the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs where my lovely friend Barb is hostess. The challenge is to use an Image, Die-cut, and Sentiment on your project. Such an easy one!

Do you ever take a card just a tiny bit too far and wish you had listened to your gut when it told you to stop? Well, that is how I feel about this card. Everything was going well till I decided to make a mask of the hydrangea stamp and stamp the text in the background. Two things happened that I am not crazy about. First, I should have cut the white piece out of the middle of the flowers because now it looks weird because it has no text, and two, the color ink I chose for my words was just too dark. I wanted something a bit more subtle. But what’s done is done and you have to move on.

Card Details: Hydrangea-Gina K Designs, sentiment is also Gina K, the leaves EF is from ?, the word background is SSS. I used my Copics as my medium and a very small bit of Colored pencil on the leaves. I came back with a white gel pen for the center of the flowers. Sequins and string and I was done.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! This is not my favorite holiday, so hubby and I are taking our bikes to St. Pete for the day! Should be a great distraction from missing my son!

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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CAS-Stenciling

Hello, Happy Sunday! I needed to make some quick CAS thank you cards and I figured there is no better stencil than this Retro Plam Trees from Newton’s Nook. The greeting is from Scrapbook.com.

I am playing along with two challenges. The first is Addicted to CAS where the challenge is a One-Layer card. And over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything goes with Stencils.

I hope you have a wonderful day and you find some time to be creative. We are headed to the beach with our bikes! Should be a great day! Nanc’


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Thank YOU!

Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls, creative Cecile is our fabulous hostess and she has a very unique and fun photo for us this week. Check it out below!

As soon as I saw this photo I thought speech bubble! So that is what I did.

Card Details: A very quick and easy card to do. The Speech bubble die is ancient and from SU. The greetings are a mix of this and that. At the last minute, I took a black marker and outlined the green background paper to give it some pop.

Now, head on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team and our guest Mac did with this fun photo! Happy crafting, Nanc’


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You’re so Sweet

Hello, I am playing along today over at The Paper Players where the theme is Spring, along with the fun board over at Tic Tac Toe. For the TTTB I chose the top row of Bright Colors, Flowers, and Ribbon. I like you, am still in disbelief as I watch the news and feel that the best I can do besides my financial donation is to make some more cards with Ukraine in mind and share love the best way I know how. I decided to try blue sunflowers today, not sure I quite like them though. I made a card like this years ago and thought why not do it again.

Card Details: Sentiment is from Verve, the stamps set is from SU and retired-Painted Harvest

I hope you are doing something today that brings you joy! Take care, Nanc’


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…Lucky Me

Hello, It’s time for Word Week over at Just Us Girls, and Elizabeth is our fabulous hostess and she has the perfect word for March. The word is Lucky! I was looking through my stamps and sentiments searching for something that would work for this challenge and I came across this old Verve set with the word Lucky in it and it certainly saved me. The team did a fabulous job with this challenge. Such a great variety of cards that you should check out.

We have a new Guest Designer joining us this month at JUGS. My buddy JoAnn from my Seize the Birthday Team is tagging along with us! Welcome, JoAnn! So happy to have you!

Card Details: MFT Stamp Set-A Tweet Hello, and Verve sentiment too. The background was done with Clouds from MFT and both blue and green Oxide inks. The birds and flowers were done with Copics.

Thanks for dropping in! Try to do something today that brings you joy. Nanc’