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


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You’ve been on my mind.

Hello, Hope you Monday is off to a good start! I have a very quick card for you today using my new layered stencils from Pink Fresh Studio. This stencil set is called Daisy Wreath and also has a die-cut for purchase too. I used the greeting from another new PFS stamp set called Layered Bouquet. Let me just say that the stencils are a game changer and if you don’t have any, you should get some. Did you see PFS’s brand new release? OMG…I want it all! Seriously, I need to have some self control! This hobby really can be a bit overwhelming, don’t you think?

I am linking my card up to a fairly new to me challenge site that I have played along with one other time, I do believe. It is called Fab Friday! They have a color challenge this time around and you know how much I love color challenges. I used Oxide inks to match the colors they selected in their graphic below. Hopefully my Old Olive match isn’t too light.

Of course I have to link this card up over at NBUS with my friend Darnell too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week, Nanc’


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Life Is Better-JUGS

Hello, I am here today with a very pretty Photo Inspired card for the latest Just Us Girls challenge. Bobby sure knows how to pick’em. There is so much to this photo that you can pull from and be inspired by.

Here is a closeup view of my card.

Card Details: This card came together better than I had it planned out in my head. I have this great pack of DSP from SU that I knew I wanted to incorporate in my design. First, I cut out two tags using a MFT die. Next, I got out my relatively new to me garden themed die set from Sizzix called Garden Shed, to pull in some of the elements from the photo The sentiment and dew drops are from Honey Bee Stamps. The silver twine finished it off nicely and I went to Hobby Lobby the other evening to pick some up just for this card. I may have gotten one or two other things while I was there. LOL

I am also linking up over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies, as my card is nearly all die-cuts.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teammates cards…and play along. Before I go I need to say thanks to Claire for being such a wonderful guest! We really have enjoyed having you with us this month. Thanks for joining us.

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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CAS -Hello

Hello, I had a chance this morning while it was raining to make a card for the current CASOLOGY Challenge where the word is Hello. I just love rainy days, as we don’t get them all too often here in Florida. Of course, the weathermen predicted it would be an all day event and by noon it was over, hubby’s second Covid vaccine was even postponed due to inclement weather. The same thing happened yesterday, and it was all over by lunchtime. Oh well, some rain is better than none.

Card Details: I have had this drooping daisy die-cut since I started making cards eons ago, so if I had to guess it’s from Memory Box but I would just be guessing. I doubled the petal part as I don’t like it singular. I took oxide ink to both the card base, the middle of the daisy, and the stem. The stencil is brand new and from Altenew and the Script Hello is new as well and from Simon Says Stamps. I used a few dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps to finish it off. So I will be linking by card up over at NBUS with two new supplies. Here is the card that inspired me to make this one.

Thanks for dropping in to check on me, and I am grateful for your visits. Happy crafting! Nanc’


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Life is Better…

Hello again, I am back today with a fun card that just screams Summer! I Love this stamp and die set from Honey Bee Stamps called- Flippin Fabulous and I was itching to play with them again.

I am linking up my card over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

Card Details: I first blended my background with Oxide Inks, then I colored all my images before die-cutting them. Right before I started assembling my card I didn’t like that the flip flops were stark white, so I came back with a heart stamp to give them some fun flare. I used Crystal Effects on the straps of the flip flops to make them shine and more realistic. I remember the flip flops when I was a kid, were those super flat kind with glossy straps in an array of different colors. Who’s with me?

Thanks for checking in on me, I sure do appreciate your visits. Have a great rest of your day! Stay well! Nanc’


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High Tide…

Hello, Over at Time Out Challenges they have a pretty photo that inspired me to get crafty this afternoon. This photo looks like a perfect beachfront vacation spot and it looks so beautiful. I tried putting a teal chair on my card to match the photo but it just didn’t look right. I think it was blending in too much with the water.

Card Details: All of the stamps/dies that I have used for this card are from Stampin Up the only thing that is not is the stencil I used for my clouds, which is from MFT. I masked off the water and used Oxide inks for the base before I stamped on the ripples. The sand was masked off too, prior to the stamping over top.

If time permits I may be back in a day or two as I would like to make another card inspired by those great pillows. I have the perfect DSP to match. Hope you are having a great day! Nanc’


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Springtime Flowers

Happy Easter Sunday to you and yours! Over at The Paper Players we have the perfect theme challenge starting today. Jaydee has chosen Springtime Flowers for our inspiration. When you check out the pretty graphic below, you can’t help but get inspired. Hubby and I have planted more flowers this Spring than in years past and it’s been so much fun and therapeutic. I just hope the 90 degree heat doesn’t come on too strong this year and or soon, so we can continue to enjoy them a little longer. Fingers are tripled crossed.

Card Details: I have quite a mix of supplies for this card so if you don’t mind, if you want to know about any piece of it please send me a message. I will say, a lot of it is from SU and the DSP in my opinion is the star of the show!

Before I go, I am also linking my card up over at Inkspirational where the have a new prompt, GROW.

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

Take care and enjoy your day, Nanc’


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Hi

Hello, Happy Saturday! It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has a pretty one for us! It’s all about Spring Time!

When I sat down to make my card I was trying to mimic the graphic as I loved the florals in the opposite corners so much. I had all my mix of flowers and leaves die-cut and couldn’t seem to get the placement right, so I ended up wrapping them in a a piece of vellum instead. I don’t own a die-cut I just messed around with some copy paper and made myself a pattern. Still not 100 % satisfied but it had to do. The Hi die-cut letters are new to me and they are from Pink Fresh Studio and are called Kelly Alpha.

I am also going to be linking up over at Time Out Challenges where the challenge is inspired by words. Nothing says April or Spring more than a bouquet of flowers that came from a garden.

We have to say farewell to Shawna, as today is her last post with us! We have really enjoyed having you on board.

Take care and I hope to see you all at Just Us Girls this week showing off your Spring! Nanc’


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Sending Joy and Sunshine

Hello, I am back again! Do you stamp in the evening? I usually don’t, but find it very essential and relaxing as of late. My days have been rather full lately and it’s been a great way to unwind before turning in.

A Few Card Details: Stencil- MFT, The Palm Tree- is MFT from Penguins in Paradise, drink and hibiscus’ are MFT-Polynesian Paradise. The greeting I believe was a freebie from SU but again my brain isn’t what it use to be and I am not 100% certain, it was lying in my bits and boxes waiting to be used. The sun and little leaves are from MFT as well. I used my Copics as my medium and Oxides for my background.

Today I am combining with three other challenges, as currently there are stencil and die challenges everywhere!!! Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies, Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge, and Stamplorations Use a Stencil.

I so appreciate you stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful day, Stay Well! Nanc’


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Prayers

Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls . Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Masking for her challenge. This card was made for a friend of mine that had both parents in the hospital and on ventilators due to Covid. Sadly, her mom didn’t make it but I heard just a day or so ago that her dad is pulling through. I feel so bad for this family and their two young sons as their grandma was such a huge part of their lives. COVID stinks for so many! It makes me so grateful that my family and I are all healthy but makes me feel so sad and a bit guilty for those who are suffering or have suffered. I am going about my life rather normally and others are hurting so bad.

As for this card. It was very fun to do and I will do my best to explain the steps. First, I took three separate hearts that were cut out of acetate and carefully adhered them to my card base. I used the pool stencil from MFT to make the grey background using Oxide Inks. When I was done it reminded me of camouflage and I kinda liked it. Next, I removed two of the three hearts and lined up the negative piece, and worked on each heart one at a time. When I was working on the hearts I didn’t adhere them down at all (as I didn’t want to risk damaging the background) and had to be very careful while sponging. I had one part that I missed with the grey that I tried to go back and fix and unfortunately I made it much worse. My mom always said to leave well enough alone! I never learned that lesson. LOL Next, I noticed that the hearts weren’t very defined so I took a pencil and softly outlined the heart stencil to make them more apparent. Last, I decided to use the prayers die-cut and stamps from Hero Arts as I thought it would be perfect. I cut it out four times for added dimension.

This is quite and unusual pattern to use for a thinking of you or sympathy card but I love the way it turned out.

I hope you come over to Just Us Girls and play along with us.

Before I go I would like to thank Carol and Melanie for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS. We really enjoyed all your creativity ladies and hope to see you back in the gallery again very soon.

Take care of yourselves, Nanc’


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Hello…just a little something

Hello, I hope this post finds you well! Today over at The Paper Players it’s time for Sketch Week. I love sketches…do you? I feel they make the design come together so much faster as the template is made for you. Joanne has a fun one for us today! Please don’t look too closely at my card as I did a terrible job inking the sky and grass. I didn’t have the stamp set to make a mask with, so I was inking around the image as carefully as I could. I had borrowed this stamp from a friend and only stamped a few, and I didn’t want to waste one of these cute little bears on a mask that was going to get all inky.

Card Details: Bear is from Ellen Hutson, Flowers- Colossal Con-flowers in the background are from Gina K. (also given to me from a friend). The greeting is a mix of Gina K. (a little something) and (Hello) is Papertrey Ink. The sky -MFT stencil, the grass is also an old MFT die that I used to make a stencil. The tag, flowers, and rectangle dies are all MFT. The butterfly is a MS punch.

Come see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team did with this challenge, you truly will be inspired!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Take care and happy creating, Nanc’