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More Leaves-Rustic Fall!

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TCC101 1031Yes, More Leaves! I warned you that I was gaga over this set! Today’s card was inspired by The Card Concept. I really fell in love with the photo they have this time around.  I was first inspired by the variations of orange on the pumpkins and then pulled the gold paper to replica the brown leaves in the bed of the truck. The white background below my leaves was left intentionally due to the white chickens in the photo.  I think I would define this card as Clean and Layered.  In hind sight, I should have incorporated the navy of the truck too.

I used my Oxide inks and some water to make my background. The sentiment and leave-dies are from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by, Nanc’





I have a quick post for you today! I hope you aren’t tiring of these SU leaves as of yet, as I am just getting started….LOL.  This card was inspired by three different challenges.  The first was Fusion Card Challenge where they have a Fabulous fall photo, secondly…. Inkspirational Challenges where the requirement is vellum, and the last but not least…. is Time Out Challenges, where they have a phrase about being grateful. It was so easy to get inspired with that gorgeous front porch scattered with leaves.  I also thought the Vellum tied in really well with the illuminated candles.  I blended oxide inks on my white leaves to begin with and then sprinkled them with water, Then I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. I added some orange gems and some Nuvo drops to finish it off.  

I am so thankful for your visits! HUGS!  Nanc’


JUGS farewell…


The sweetest, funniest one an only Elise picked out this great pic for our inspiration this week!

She is such a Farm girl…can you tell?

Unfortunately, the JUGS team is a little sad today because we are loosing two team mates!

Elise and Tangii!

Although, we are all very sad that Elise is leaving, we are thrilled at the same time because

she is so talented (you should see her draw!!), and she is off to take her god given talent

to a new level and is going back to school!

We are so happy about that and wish her all the luck in the world!

Tangii, is also sooooo UBER talented and has decided to move on and see where else her talent can take her!

No question in my mind she will do great things as well!

Elise and Tangii it has been a pleasure working alongside you both

 Best of Luck!  You will be missed!!

So, I had to step up my game this week and see if I could be

half the artist Elise is…… I got out my Spectrum Noir pens and went to work!

The trees were an after thought…and I should have placed

them beneath the ripped paper…but it was to late! 😦

I made the sentiment with a small alphabet stamp set and

then punched them out with a SU label punch.

I picked up that great pumpkin stamp from Michaels.

Now, Hop on over to JUGS and see what my fellow teammates did

with this great photo and help us say farewell to Elise and Tangii !!!

JUGs blog

Elise Durenberger

Maria Levine

Marisa Ritzen

Tangii Crain

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Enjoy your day,



3 Types of Thankful…


Happy Sunday Stampin Friends,  Today is a gorgeous day in Sunny Florida and as soon as I finish this post I am headed to the outdoors to soak up some Vitamin D.

Yesterday wasn’t as pretty, so I played in my studio for the afternoon and came up with these 3 cards that all were based on this new set of leaf stamps.

It’s made by Cloud Nine Design and has 11 wonderful stamps of all shapes and sizes!

 The first card is being entered in The Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.

The sentiment is from Verve!

The next card is for  The Friday Mashup

which asked us to incorporate leaves into a Thank You card.

The final card is my favorite of the day and I am going to enter this one in the JUGS  Color Challenge.

If you have any questions on today’s cards just let me know!

I am Thankful for so much this year and I hope you are too!

Have a Wonderful Day!