Scrapper@heART

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


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Sending Hugs!

 

Hello friends, I’m writing this post on my phone which is not something I’m use to at all!  I have no power at home still…thanks to Hurricane Irma, but happy to see that I must have suspected this as my post was started with my photo already uploaded!

Please come by Just Us Girls and check out the rest of the cards from my awesome team and join us!

Hugs and thanks for all the love and well wishes… this too will pass and I’ll hopefully be back up and running soon!  Nanc’

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Block Watercolor Stamping!

Hello Friends,  I am going to make this short and sweet as there is a Hurricane headed in my general direction and her name is Irma incase you haven’t heard it a million times already! We have a very cool Trend this week at JUGS and I sure hope you join us. I hope I will be back with you all next weekend with my house in tact, my loved ones safe, and a little thing called electricity.  Hugs to all of you! Nanc’


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Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

 

 

Hello Friends,  I thought I would take a break from Wedding party favors and play along with a new (to me) challenge site I stumbled upon the other day. It’s called Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they have two teams, the X’s and the O’s.  How cute and clever is that! The row I chose to play along with is the middle row; pattern paper, flower and coloring. The stamps set is one from SU that I absolutely adore and will never go out of style!

If you have not heard of this challenge site, go check it out…you will be glad you did! I sure was!  I got to get back to my pillow boxes!  Take care, Nanc’


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Pink Makes Everything Better!

Hello friends,  To say this card changed direction a multitude of times would be an understatement. As I saw this photo challenge that Maria picked out for us, I thought what am I going to do?, I don’t have any Pineapples or Flamingos stamps or dies!  Here is how it went down! I decided to make a pineapple out of weaved papers. (Hubby’s idea) I got out some pink papers and went to work.  Then I looked at the finished work and thought, Why on earth am I weaving pink papers and not yellow?  Not sure where my brain was then, I clearly needed more coffee.  Back to the drawing board with my yellow papers.  Then once the papers were weaved, I decided to draw and cut out the previous mentioned pineapple.  Realizing when I was done it was far too large for my card stock, I decided to trim it, and trim it, and trim it some more… until there was nothing left to even resemble a pineapple.  That mess got trashed quickly and then I came up with  my second not so great idea.  Why not make a pineapple out of a stencil.  Well, a few pieces of card stock later, I had something I liked, but it needed a stem. So I took my Sun Ray stencil and tried to use the shortest rays to resemble a stem.  Imagine my surprise, when that looked hideous.  It looked just like a sun ray coming out of a pineapple. LOL  That got recycled in the trash rather quickly too.  I changed the direction of my card from Pineapples to Flamingos and decided it was time to cheat. I decided to make a few rows of black flamingos with just one Pink Flamingo on my computer.  I did a test print on regular copy paper and it looked great! Finally, I was getting some where and I had something to work with!  So I put it my card stock and hit print.  What, where is my PINK flamingo?  UGH! I am out of colored ink! I refused to give up at this point, and dismantled the card stock to see if I could salvage some to make it work. I did manage to retrieve one of the pineapple pieces you see in the background out of the trash  Then after all that, I used my brain and decided to use my Cameo to cut out my Pink Flamingo. Now, I am scratching my head at this point wondering why I didn’t start there to begin with…and you are probably too.  Let’s just blame the Hubster…for he is the one that started this entire weaving process to begin with! LOL  So that is my saga on how this card that you see above came to be.

Thanks for sticking with me in my crazy story.  I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but I hope it made you chuckle just a bit.

The word Pink was made with my MFT die cut letters and the Leaf EF is SU.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Please come by Just Us Girls and join us!  The team clearly had greater success than I with the photo, as their cards and Darnell’s (our guest) card are truly amazing. Darnell, You have been a joy to have with us this month!  HUGS, Nanc’

 

 


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Something Old/ Something New

Hello Friends, It’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Ina has selected a fun and easy challenge for us! All you have to do is to use Something Old and or Something New on your card and or project.  I have done both…sort of! My stamp set is very Old as I have had it for YEARS and it’s New as it has never had INK on it until now.  Now that I think about it, the sentiment is New as well as I have never used it before.

Before I go I want to say Thanks to Aileen for being such a terrific Guest this past month!  HUGS, Nanc’

Supplies; Stamp-Inkadinkado, Watercoloring, Gold Embossing powder, MFT-heart, Sentiment-Stampin UP.


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Feel Better Soon!

Hello Friends,  It’s Photo Week at Just Us Girls and I only had a bit of time to whip something up for this challenge.  I didn’t have any watermelon stamps or card stock so I decided to base my card on the colors and clouds instead.  I can’t say I love it, but we can’t love them all can we? I wanted a soft background to mimic the sky in the photo and the green is the rind of the watermelon.  I then decided to throw some water on the Oxide inks as well.  I think I got a little heavy with my drops. LOL

Please come on over to Just Us Girls and see what my teammates and guest Aileen have done! We would love to have you!  Nanc’

Supplies: Sun and Clouds-Lawn Fawn, Stitched label-MFT, Sentiment-SU, and Oxide Inks


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Ink Blending!

 


Hello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and the Trend I picked out for you this week is Ink Blending.  It’s a trend that has been around for quite sometime now and I believe will not be going away any time soon. Especially with the new Oxide Inks which I have used here.  Please come on over and check out what my fabulous team has done along with our guest Aileen Ryan!

Have an awesome day! Nanc’

*Supplies- Sun die is Lawn Fawn, Sentiment is Raspberry Suite, fun sun bursts are Verve, Rectangle dies are MFT, circle die is SU, Oxide inks and Embossing powder.


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Hello!


Hello Friends, We have the PERFECT photo for you this week at Just Us Girls!  It spoke to me as I am smack dab in the middle of my Summer Vacation from school. This card didn’t end up as I planned it in my head but it will do.  Don’t you just love those little flip flops?  They are from Impression Obsession. The beach ball, sunglasses and bag are from MFT. The sentiment is something I picked up at Michaels and the Sun die is from Lawn Fawn.

I would also like to thank our Guest for being with us this month!  Estelle…I hope to see you back in the gallery from time to time we do enjoy your work!

Please join us this week at JUGS and show us what summer vacation means to you! Take care, Nanc’


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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’