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


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Hero is the Word!

Hello, I am the hostess for Word Week this week at Just Us Girls! I think I have the perfect word as we are all in the midst of this crisis.  The Word is HERO.   I found this definition that I think is really fabulous and is going to really open up this challenge with numerous possibilities.

A hero is someone who puts others before himself or herself. A hero has good moral ethics and is someone who does things for the sake of being good, and not just a means to an end or a reward for good deeds, but it is someone who does good for the sake of doing good.

Who is your Hero?  Leaves it quite open doesn’t it? 

I hope you will consider coming over to Just Us Girls and joining us for this challenge, I need to also welcome our new Guest for the month of May. Welcome, Deborah Frings! 

Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks for Being Kind

 

Hello, I have been immersing myself into water coloring this weekend and I finally have a card that I am rather happy with.  My friend Barb is an amazing designer, colorist, and cardmaker and a very great friend, and she is hosting a challenge Flowers for the Front Line over at The Power Poppy blog and I wanted to join in the fun!  Not sure if you have ever seen the talent over there, but it’s truly remarkable! I knew I was going to have to step up my game to even enter something in the gallery.

I have had this fabulous Gerbera Daisy background stamp from SSS for quite some time and had yet to break the package and open it up.  So, once again I am going to enter it over at NBUS and this will be my third entry over at The Flower Challenge.

The sentiment is from MFT and the Kind die is from SSS. ( Never used as well.) I have three layers under the Kind die for added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please stay well! Nanc’


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Seize the Heroes

Hello, Today the Design Team and I decided it was time to put the Birthday cards aside for a bit over at Seize the Birthday and focus on making some cards for our HEROES during this World Wide Pandemic.  Now, a lot of us focused on Doctors and Nurses, but there are many different people stepping it up and continuing to provide us all with what we need to get through this.

For instance, you could make a card for; Caregivers, Grocery Workers, Delivery Workers, Custodians, Pharmacists, and even Teachers.  I added teachers as I have seen first hand how hard it has been on them to very quickly change to an online platform.  I am in no way comparing what they do to doctors and nurses but wanted to give you all as many avenues as possible.

Also, MFT has made the Birdie Brown Doctors and Nurses set available in digital till the end of April if you want to go that route and I have linked it up for you HERE!

Our challenge will run like our other challenges and we will have a Winner’s post on April 30th!

Can’t wait to see what you create and who or whom you decide to THANK!  Nanc’

I created some others too.

 

 


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Square and Another Square

Hi, I hope this post finds you healthy and enduring the best you can.  Today starts a new challenge over at Just Us Girls. The Trend is a square card featuring at least one more square shape. I have a very quick and simple card for you.  This card along with some treats has already gone to some Health Care Workers to thank them for their service.  The stamp is from Stampin-UP and the paper is a scrap from who knows where! I decided to dig in my bits of boxes and this is the piece I found.

Please come play along at JUGS we have a fun mix of cards for you over there.  And maybe if you haven’t already, you can make a card and give it to someone on the front lines!  Sometimes it’s the little things we do that make a difference.

Take care, Nanc’


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You’re a Koality Friend

Hi,  Lucky for me it’s Good Friday with no online Schoology for me!  So today is crafting day! Woohoo!  I made the above card for The Paper Players challenge that just so happens to end today!  A day at the Zoo is their theme, so I pulled out my favorite MFT zoo animal, my Oxide inks, and my Prisma colored pencils and went to work. This card just makes me happy and we all could use a gallon of happiness these days.  This card has a lot of dimension too.

I wanted to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope it’s okay that my focal shape became rather large and took up the entire card. If not, I totally understand!

I better get back to it as I have a long list of cards to make today.

So happy you stopped by!  Take care, Nanc’


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Thank You!


Hello,  I was so excited to see MFT offer us a chance to have the Birdie Brown Doctor and Nurse digital images for free. So I went off searching for a challenge and found this fun Freshly Made Sketch to use as my starting point.  The thank you sentiment is from SSS.  I colored this guy with colored pencil and Copics. The EF is from SU.  While I was doing this, hubby was making a large sign to put out in front of our local Hospital.

This card is going to my primary doctor’s office.   We plan on dropping it off with a note/GC for the staff to have lunch on us!

I hope you have found some peace being creative today,  Take care Nanc’

 

 

 


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You Made Me Smile

hello,  The word started this week at Just Us Girls is stripes! Easy Peasy huh?  For my card, I have used a mix of MFT- Stitched Flowers, Spellbinders-scalloped circle, a SU-stitched circle,  and a Verve- sentiment.  Oh, and the Designer paper is from DCWV.

I hope you have a very creative day and consider stopping by JUGS and joining us! Nanc’

 


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Thanks….a tiny word!

Hi,  It’s time for my favorite, which is Color Week, at Just Us Girls.  Mark my words when I retire I would absolutely love to start a color challenge blog, as I find them so easy to do!  Today’s colors are Purple, Red, and Pink which were quite fun to work with.  I started off by making a frame stencil to make my background using Oxide Inks.  Love the clean lines that is revealed when you peel the stencil away. Next, I made another stencil with my Lawn Fawn sun die.  Then, here is when disappointment struck! I knew I wanted to add some Hybiscus flowers to my card, so I got out my SU Hybiscus stamp set and matching die cuts when I realized the matching die was MIA!!!  You have no idea how upset I got over this! I was pretty broken up, I must say!  I bought this stamp set for one purpose only and it was for the Hybiscus stamp and die and NOW the die is MISSING. UGH!  I looked high and low and had to result in praying that someday I find it attached to another set and all will be well with the world once again! LOL Fussy cutting until then!  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up and is one of my favs.  Have you ever lost one of your favorite stamps or dies?  It happened to me one other time and Julee Tilman (from Verve) the sweetheart that she is, replaced it for free!

Please join us at JUGS…I would love to see you there! Hugs, Nanc’


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Holiday Greenery

Hello,  I am absolutely thrilled to be guesting this month at The Twofer Challenge.  This is a challenge that I absolutely love and look so forward to each and every month!  I love that this challenge pushes my creativity and to think outside the box! Thanks so much Darnell for having me!  The words this time around are Holiday Greenery, which is perfect for this time of year!  My cards are a little more straight forward this month, as last month I created colorful paint splatters out of dripping chocolate.

There is a TWIST this month a Twofer Normally, you need to make two cards for two different occasions. Because so many of us are madly working on Christmas/holiday cards, for this month only, they are forgoing that element of Twofer!  So for this challenge, you may enter two of the same occasion cards! Or you make stick to the traditional format as I have done above.

Here are a few of my card details:  The Pointsettia die is from Memory Box, the stitched frames are from MFT, the Joyous sentiment is from Art Impressions, the thank you is from MFT, the leaves are from Stampin Up, and the Pinecones are from Verve. Some Nuvo drops and Wink of Stella for some added sparkle.

You must hurry on over to the Twofer Blog and check out all the amazing cards from the Design Team…I know they will inspire you to join us!  Can’t wait to see what you decide to do! The Twofer traditional way or the Twist!

Now, Go Create an Amazing Day, Nanc’

 


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Thanks

Hello,  Ina has an easy word for us this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Thanks.  However, there are many variations of this that she would gladly accept.  Go have a look at her post at JUGS and you will see what I mean. Most of all, I am sure you will be inspired by the team’s cards and hopefully decide to join us.

I am also linking my card up over at Time Out Challenges too…focusing on being grateful.

Here are some of the card details: Sentiment is Verve, Vellum, Enamel dots from SU, Wooden Floral stamp is from who knows where and something I have had for eons.

Go Create an Amazing Day! Nanc’