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CAS-Miss You

I had a few minutes today and decided to try and make a CAS card. I went searching for a challenge to join and decided on the Inkspirational Challenge along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge once again. When I looked at the photo I saw palm trees, a blue sky, and tan sand. Yes, there is the orange VW Bus but I didn’t have anything that would work for that so I stuck with Palm Trees. The Palm Tree I chose to use is the older one from MFT. Then I looked at the Tic Tac Toe Board and made my selection of diagonal; Watercolor, Free, and Any Sentiment and went to work.

Card Details: Watercolor wash background using SU inks. The Palm Tree Die is older and from MFT and the Miss you is from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and find something to do that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Love you with…

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players. I have chosen the center row of; die-cut, blue and patterned paper. This challenge was just what I needed to get inspired.

Card Details: DSP is from Stampin UP, the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and it came with my machine and I don’t know the name of it, the love die and sentiment are from Gina K Designs-A Little Love Set, the flower and leaves are from Pink and Main. I used my old Fiskars cutter to make the double decorative victorian edge between my papers.

My photo isn’t great and this looks much better in person.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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You Make Me Smile

 Hello,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’


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Wish You Were Here

Hello, I am sorry but I have one more card using this fun die set from Spellbinders and I think it’s the last…but no guarantees. I wanted to try to make one more card for Fusion’s Challenge before it ended as I just loved the beached tiered tray they have for inspiration. I tried to pull in the earth tones and the soft aqua from the photo. I have one of these trays in my Kitchen, which is so fun to decorate. Right now mine is Ice Cream themed, one of my other guilty pleasures.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links:

Spellbinders-Small Die of the Month-Day at the Beach

Platinum 6

Pink and Main- Stitched Waves Border Dies

Sentiment- MFT-Life’s a Beach

I used a stencil called Perfect Plaid from Miss Ink Stamps to make my beach bag.

I used a small hole punch for my dots of color.

I hope you are doing well and have had a great day! Nanc’


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Life’s a Beach

Hello, I am back today with a card for the latest board over at Tic Tac Toe. My card goes with the center row of Die Cuts, Free and Bright Colors. I had the bright blue and yellow pieces left over from a card I posted a month or so ago sitting on my desk and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I made them using the smooshing technique on watercolored paper.

Card Details: The background was made with the smooshing technique and inks on watercolored paper. The palm, penguin, and sentiment are from MFT. I used foam tape to pop up the center of the card for some added interest. I colored with Copics. I also used white paint for a bit of splatter. The small postal die is from Hero Arts.

I hope however you choose to spend your day, it’s a good one! Nanc’


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A Note to Say…

Hello, Today I am back with a quick card and this time I am playing along with TGIF Challenges. Anyone that knows me at all, knows I love Coffee, so when I saw this challenge I thought it could be interpreted in a couple of different ways. I could have shown you my favorite card-making stamps, dies, or techniques but that list is so long…LOL, or I could share with you my favorite drink that I certainly could never survive without. I chose the latter.

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers– Anything Goes with Dies.

A Few Card Details: The Cozy Cup stamp and die set, spoon, and coaster die are all from The Greetery. The little green leaf is from Stampin Up. The bow is from Paper Smooches. The DSP is something I have had in my stash for eons and use it sparingly. The spoon is cut out of mirrored paper. The small flower and heart are just something I have sitting in a magnetic dish on my desk, to use at any moment, and not sure whose they are at this point.

I hope you are having a wonderful day and you found something to do today that brought you JOY! Nanc’


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Smile

Hello, the entire time I was making this card today the lyrics of Smile kept playing over and over in my head. I am back with another card using the new Small Die of the MonthDay at the Beach from Spellbinders along with the surfboard die, which is also from Spellbinders and can be found in the set Large Die of the MonthTruckin Through the Seasons.

To jump-start my card today I went in search of a sketch and a color challenge. So I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and The Color Throwdown.

A Few Details: I had to shrink the beach towel down to get it to fit on my middle panel. I ripped some white paper so I could make the beach foam. The beach ball didn’t make it on the card as I just couldn’t make it look right.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Truckin Through the Seasons

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you…If you just smile

You’re welcome…now you can sing all day too. 🙂

I hope however you chose to spend your day there were moments where you could just smile.

Take care, Nanc’


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Hello Summer

I am back with another card using this new Spellbinders Small Die of the Month called- Day at the Beach and this time I am playing along with the gals over at Fusion. I still had all the scraps from yesterday’s card on my desk so I stuck with the same color scheme. I have been eyeing the Fusion Challenge for the past week and knew that if I got my Spellbinders set in the mail in time it would work out perfectly for this challenge.

I chose to play with just the photo and not the sketch for this card. I used two elements from the photo in my design, the first one is obviously the hat with the hello on it, but the second one is the long rectangles both on the door and at the top of the doorway in various widths.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

Pink and Main-Sunshine Die

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

Card Details: Cut strips of paper in various widths to complete my background. I used Oxide inks to sponged my sentiment and flip flops. The tiny stars on top of the flip-flops were made with an old Verve border die. The sunshine die is sponged and double mounted for some depth. I used a few gold sequins to finish it off.

I certainly am appreciative of your visits and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Hello-Spellbinders

Hi, I am back today as promised, with another card using that same color palette from yesterday. This time I am using this fabulous new Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders, called Day at the Beach. I am sure you are not surprised that this Florida girl had to add this to her collection! It is as cute as it can be and fun to put together.

I did have to trim the card down a half inch as I messed up the sides of the water while stenciling.

Here is a close-up.

Supplies Used: Some with Affiliate Links

Small Die of the Month

Platinum 6

MFT- Make Waves Stencil

Miss Ink Stamps-Perfect Plaid

Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers

A Few Card Details: In order to make my background I used a straight edge of acetate and some masking to blend the sky. In order to make the rippled edge of the sand, I used a piece of ripped paper. The waves were added last with a stencil. I used a stencil from Miss Ink Stamps to make my bathing suit pattern. I inked the flip-flops, and I have dimensionals for height and a few decorative rhinestones.

I am linking up with Darnel over at NBUS. and Simon Says Stamps, make your own background.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day and or week ahead! Nanc’


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Anything is Possible…

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! The card I have for you today is for the beautiful color challenge over at My Favorite Things. When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make using these colors, Flamingos is the first thing that came to mind. So I decided to mix some old MFT with some new ones. And I am sure you know by now I love making blended backgrounds, there is something so satisfying in seeing a scene come to life.

*The palm tree trunk looks black but it’s actually a darker brown than I should have used.

I am going to add my card over at Happy Little Stampers too for their Anything Goes Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: MFT- Wave Stencil, Tickled Pink Flamingoes and sentiment, Shady Palms Die. Oxide inks for my background.

Thanks for stopping by I will be back soon with another card using this fun color combination! Have a wonderful day! Nanc’