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Color Week is My Fav!

 


Hello Friends,  I hope you had a great week and are ready to get crafty this weekend!  Have I got a perfect color combo for you!  This week is Color week at Just Us Girls (my favorite of our challenges by the way) and the lovely Judy has sure picked out a good one!  I have been in a watercoloring mood as of late, so that is what I have for you today! The beautiful stamp and sentiment are both from Stampin Up. At first when I saw this very large stamp in the set called Rose Wonder, I was a bit compuzzled on how I was going to use it, as it takes up the majority of the space on a card.  However, those fears were quickly squashed when I came up with this CAS layout.  I will be using it again and again that is for sure!

I sure hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the team did this week!  Happy crafting,  Nanc’


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Fabulous….

Hello Friends,  It’s another Saturday and time for our next Just Us Girls challenge.  It’s trend week and Sue has asked us to make a background using any type of inks we might own.  I used mostly Stampin Up products to make my background, as I am not fortunate enough to have any of Tim Holtz new Oxide inks!   Some day!  Anyhoo, I started off with a piece of watercolored paper and sponged some soft colors together. Then I took a circle stencil and some shimmery silver ink (which you can’t see in the photo very well) and added my smaller circles. There are also faint white circles in the background as well! The sentiment is also from SU and the paintbrush is from Paper Smooches.  It was all framed in nicely with the negative from my scalloped MFT rectangles.

Please join us over at JUGS this week, I would really love that!

Thanks for stopping by…it means the world to me!

Nanc’


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Sending Hugs….

Hello Friends,  I knew when I saw Sue’s challenge over at Just Us Girls that  I was going to pull out my faithful Altenew Stamp Set -Beautiful Day and get to work. I just love using Multi Step Stamps, they are so forgiving and essentially goof proof. At least I think they are.  Do you know that I just realized the other day that this stamp set has a matching die set too.  Needless to say…this one is fussy cut and the die cut is on its way to my house as I type! LOL There are so many cards over at Pinterest using this fantastic stamp …you can’t help but get inspired!

I gotta run, I have ten million thing to do tonight as I am leaving town for a baby shower this weekend.

Sure hope you will join us at Just Us Girls this week!  Take care, Nanc’


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Calm Seas Ahead…

Hello Friends,  I made this card a few months ago for a stamping and DT friend whose hubby was having some health problems.  I am happy to report he is home now and doing much better, thank goodness. I started off making a watercolored background, then decided I wanted to make a port hole to spy on my ship. I love the look of it! The image, rhinestones, and the circle die is from SU. The rope was really easy to make, you just have to google it. Last but not least, I cheated and made the sentiment on my computer.

I am hostess this week at Just Us Girls…I would love for you to join me! We also have a new Guest with us this month!  Please come on by and help us welcome Laura Unger.   We are so happy to have you with us Laura!   Happy stamping, Nanc’


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Praying for you my friend….

Hello,  I have a super quick post for you today!  I saw this GREAT color combo over at Just Add Ink and wanted to see if I could put something together for a dear co-worker that is having a terrible time. I let my fingers do the walking through Pinterest and decided to come up with something similar to Kay Miller’s card below…isn’t it gorgeous?  Not overly happy with my pink flowers, as I started off watercoloring them and then decided to go over it with prisma colored pencil. It will have to do! The flowers and leaves are from Altenew and the sentiment is Verve.  Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Pink, Purple and Grey

Hello Friends,  It’s Color Week over at Just Us Girls and I am in love with this color combo that Lisa has chosen. I decided to CASE myself this week and make a card that is similar to a couple I had done years ago.  I have a very large variety of products here, so if you have any questions let me know.  Hubby and I are off to Naples for the weekend. He is going to go golfing and I am going to spend the day with my birthday sister. I am so looking forward to it!  Going to make this short and sweet, as I need to go and pack.  Happy Creating….and I hope to see you at JUGS!  Nanc’

 


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Stencils @ JUGS!

Hello Friends, Maria over at Just Us Girls has a very easy word for us this week.  The word is Stencils. I don’t know about you, but I have a slew of them and am always looking to buy more.  This sun beam stencil I have used on my card today is a must have if you ask me!  Mine happens to be from My Favorite Things however, there are many different variations of them out there. You should try and get one too. I decided to ink mine up on watercolor paper. The rest of my card was made with SU’s new set Lift Me Up.  I just adore this hot air balloon die. What is so cool about this stamp and die cut set is that it has so many pieces. Just take a look at it below! I love the fact that the background of the ballon can be made with so many different shades of paper and cut out individually.  I did just that on my card above.  Thanks for coming by today and checking in with me!  It makes my day when you visit.  Please come by and visit Just Us Girls this week and see what my talented team and guest Nancy have done, and while you are there….join us!  I have a good stampin’ friend that is battling bone cancer and I hope this cheers her up a bit.

Take care, Nanc’ 



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Where Flowers Bloom…

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screen-shot-2017-01-07-at-7-07-58-pmHello Friends,  I have a rather quick card for you this week as I am still in recovery mode from Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery and what you see above is about all I could muster up. The doctor assured me that this procedure would be life changing and make my Chronic Sinus issues so much better, and I am going to hold him to his word!  The surgery was a success (so they say), despite the O.R. being 3 1/2 hours behind schedule and at the hospital for nearly ten hours for an outpatient procedure, getting completely sick from the anesthesia, and having a heck of a time coming to in the recovery room. The finally kicked me out at 6 o’clock.  I think they thought I weighed 240 lbs. instead of 140, as this girl did not want to wake up.  I am anxious to go for my follow-up on Monday as I’m not feeling so well as of yet.  I was back to work on Tuesday, since we had Monday off for President’s Day and to say it’s been a long short week, would be an understatement.   Okay, you didn’t stop by to read me whine now did you?  Sorry about that!

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for Photo Week, the team and our guest Michele have done an amazing job!  Thanks for being with us this month Michele…we have enjoyed it and hope you have too!  The card was made with stamps/dies from Verve. The larger leaf die is from SU???…..but don’t hold me to it!

Take care and happy crafting, 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’


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All Over Stamping

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screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-12-52-38-pmHello Friends,  We have a great challenge for you over at Just Us Girls!  Bobby has asked us to use all over Stamping on our card and or project! One of the things I am hoping to do more of in 2017 is coloring.  I do enjoy it immensely! So when I saw this upcoming challenge, I knew for sure that I was going to get out my Altenew Stamps (Botanical Garden) and my Prisma colored pencils and get to work. I am thrilled with how this came together, I love coloring on kraft card stock! I tried to get the best photo possible.  The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn and cut from gold paper.  I didn’t want to take away from the background to much.

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and check out what the rest of the team and our guest Shawna has done!  Thanks so much for your visits…they make me smile! Nanc’