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


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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’


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You’re So Kind

Hello, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  We are hanging in there and keeping an eye on the tropics.  Just what we need is a hurricane to make 2020 even better than its current state.  I really think it is going to shift South and head more towards the panhandle and spare us on the West Coast of Florida.  I surely don’t wish it on anyone, so hopefully it doesn’t get too strong and cause much damage.  Well, you didn’t stop by for a weather forecast now did you?

Today’s card is for The Color Throwdown this week. Purple, Blue, and Yellow are the colors I was working with. It wasn’t as easy a combo as I thought it would be, but it finally came together.  I was inspired by this card HERE.  I just love anything Wanda Guess designs. If you don’t follow her on Instagram or her blog, may I suggest you do!  She is very talented, super sweet, and has exceptional photographing skills.

Details: The Heart and Kind die-cut are both SSS.  The You’re So is just part of a sentiment from MFT.  It was super fun piecing all these pieces all the flowers back together.  Very calming I would say.

Be sure to check back with me on MONDAY for a fun Announcement!! I am really so excited to share my news!  

However, I will be back tomorrow with my weekly JUGS card!  See you then, Nanc’

 


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A Tiny Word…

Hello,  I have a quick card for you today that is a repeat design of one I have done in the past.  When I get a creative block I tend to look through my old posts and recreate a card all over again in different colors. I am playing along with the fun over at Just Add Ink. 

Card Details:  Sentiment is SU, Oxide Ink background, sun die that I made a stencil with- is from Lawn Fawn, the shell dies are from Impression Obsession.

I hope you have a great day!  Nanc’


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Butterflies

Today’s cards are for this month’s Twofer Challenge.  The word Darnell has for us is Butterflies.  Well, I don’t know many cardmakers that don’t have a few butterflies in their stash of supplies.  The hardest part was deciding which one. I decided to get out my neglected die-cut from Saavy for my cards. The die is a bit challenging as it is so large and takes up so much space on a card front.  I decided to try my hand at making some backgrounds for both cards since the cards themselves were going to end up being rather simple.

The green and black card all started with some Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.  Then I did the lifting technique with some blending solution and a leaf stencil.  You can’t really see the pattern of the leaf once the butterfly was cut out, but it does have a very cool effect on the butterfly. The sending hugs sentiment is from Altenew. It’s one of my favs for sure. Here is the video by Jennifer McGuire.

The other colorful panel is the Technique that Gina K and Rina did last week called Reverse Stenciling.  That was a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend it.  You have to look a little closer to see the butterfly.  The thanks die is from Saavy as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a very creative day and stay safe, Nanc’