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I Will Always Be Here For You!

Hello friends,  It’s Saturday and time for our next Challenge over at Just Us Girls.  For those of you that have been following my blog for quite sometime, you are going to think I have seen this card before, well rest assure you aren’t crazy. However, you haven’t seen THIS card before, but you have seen me do this technique and layout a time or three! It is one of my all time favorite cards so why not case myself…..right?? When I saw our Trend over at JUGS was black and white stripes this is the first thing that came to mind. I hope it’s okay that I added the grey too.

The butterfly is from Savvy and the sentiment (in the Adorable Elephants set) and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are from the MFT.

Please come by Just Us Girls and share your Black and White stripe creations with us and check out my fabulous team and guest Karren’s creations.  Nanc’

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Mythical or Magical at JUGS!

Hello,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend week an Carol has asked us to use Mythical or Magical creations on our cards and or projects! I knew right away that I was going to be playing with my favorite MFT Dragon stamps, and it looks like I am not the only one on the team that went that direction.  I can’t take credit for my layout of my card as I was inspired by this card HERE!  I used my trusty Prisma Colored pencils for this card.

Please join us over at JUGS this week….the team and our Guest Stef did another fabulous job! Nanc’


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Great Colors at JUGS!

Hello,  I have a very quick card for you today that is for our Color Week at Just Us Girls. I got out one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called Painted Harvest to begin my card. I haven’t had this set very long and I haven’t quite mastered the placement of the flowers, but I will get it eventually. I hope! LOL The sentiment is from SU as well.

I sure hope these colors will speak to you and you will consider joining us this week at JUGS!   Nanc’

 


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Great ideas start with…

Want to sneak in a post really quick before I hit the hay.  I have been eyeing this great color combo over at The Color Throwdown this week and I finally snuck in a few minutes today while it was raining to play along.  I got out one of my all time favorite stamp sets from Verve called Coffee and its matching die too. I am in LOVE with the shape of this coffee mug! It super whimsical and cute at that same time.  I loved it so much, I decided to make my own background paper too. The coffee cup stamp doesn’t come with the heart, but I thought it worked really well, so I added it.

Thanks for always making my day with your visits and lovely comments. It sure makes me smile! Nanc’


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Sending Smiles…

Hello,  It’s Color week over at Just Us Girls and Ina has a great trio of colors to get your mojo flowing. This card is similar to one I posted a few months back. The moment I saw the colors she had chosen, I knew I wanted to try my hand again at beach scene, so that is what I did. I did a bit better job of blending my Oxide inks this time around.  I used post it notes to mask off for this card. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the birds are a die from Impression Obsession.

I hope to see you in our gallery at JUGS! If you don’t have time to make a card at least come by and check out the cards from my teammates and our Guest Cathymac this week.  Have a productive day! Nanc’

 


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Galaxy or Night Sky

Today over at Just Us Girls we have a new challenge starting and the Trend Sue has chosen for us is to make a Galaxy Background or Night Sky.  What a fun idea! This was something I had not done a lot of, so I enjoyed pushing my creativity.  Thanks Sue!!

When putting this card together I had some complications along the way but I do believe they turned out to work in my favor. I love to do emboss resist and this is where my card began. The inspiration behind my card you can find HERE.  The only thing I wish I would have managed to have done differently is make the center of my moon mostly white.  That is a challenge for me, as I tend to be a heavy handed ink blender. As much as I love the Oxide Inks I am still struggling with them. The other thing that worked out well is, I couldn’t find my bottle of white paint so I decided to try Gesso for my stenciled stars.  It worked, as the stars became more muted and I think it looks awesome that way. Last, I had to tilt my panel as my sentiment didn’t stamp straight. LOL

The stamps are a miss match of this and that picked up at Local Stamping stores.

Hope you will consider trying your hand at a Night or Galaxy background as well and join us over at JUGS!  Nanc’


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JUGS is Back!

Hello friends, Just Us Girls is back from our nice long break and are ready to get back to it!  Vicki is our hostess this week and she has started the year off with a terrific challenge.  It’s Anything Goes this week, so I sure hope you will consider joining us!  While you are over at JUGS, I sure hope you will take a minute and help us welcome our Newest Design Team member!  She is so well known in the card making world that I was over the top excited to find out she was joining us! Carol Mayne from Just Me:c!  Yes I know!  Can you believe it? Now you know why I was so excited! Welcome Carol!! Can’t wait to work along side you!

We also have a new Guest Designer with us this month that I would very much like to Welcome! Cathy McCauley [cathymac].

Now a little bit about my card! If you stop by my blog regularly you know I don’t often make one layer cards.  However, I did enjoy putting this one together.  I had to be very patient as it started off kinda terrible and I just kept working with it, and it began to grow on me. It was made with two Altenew sets; Beautiful Day and Botanical Garden. It is done with watercolors after I heat embossed the flowers and stems with white EP. Next, I splattered it with the same tones of colors from the flowers and finally dotted with some Nuvo drops. Don’t examine it to closely as it has some major faux pas’.  LOL

Before I go I am linking my card up over at Stamp Ink, Paper where they have asked us to use Embossing of any kind.

Hope to see you at JUGS! Nanc’


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Some people….

Hello Friends, Over at Just Us Girls Judy has chosen a fabulous photo for us/you to be inspired by! As soon as I saw this picture I knew exactly what DP I was going to be using! I also got out some of my favorite Verve stamps and dies to get my creative juices flowing. This card is very simple, but I like the way it came together.

Please go over and check out what the rest of the team did over at Just Us Girls and I hope you get inspired to join us!

Take care, Nanc’


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Prayers…

Hello Friends, It’s indeed Saturday and time for the latest challenge at Just Us Girls.  Vicki has picked a typical Halloween color combination, but I was in need of a sympathy card for a dear friend who lost her husband recently, so I took that route instead. I like how it came together and have made quite a few cards since then using this same layout.

My card is a mix of many companies, so if you have any questions just give me a shout out!

Hope to see you over at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Sending You a Whole Latte Love


Hello Happy Weekend!  I was so bummed when I went to my faithful photo editing software Picmonkey and found out it wasn’t free anymore! 😦  So bear with me till I find one that I am happy with!  If you have any recommendations, I will take them.  This one is called Fotojet, and I only had a few minutes to play with it, so the verdict is still out if it’s a keeper!  This card was made with Verve stamps and or Free digis that Julee is so gracious to give out so often.

The challenge over at JUGS is to make a Window or Peek A Boo Card. How fun are they!

Come on by Just Us Girls and join us! Nanc’