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


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Hello Sweet Friend

Hello, I am back again today with a quick card. I saw that the Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 500th Challenge this week, and I wanted to make sure I joined in their fun and achievement. They have been doing such an incredible job inspiring all of us for the past decade! That is some accomplishment! Congrats to them and all their current and past designers! Did I mention there are many prizes up for grabs too? I have linked it up for you, so go check it out!

My card was made with many things left over from my bits and boxes. I love putting them to good use.

I really appreciate you dropping by! Let me know if you have any questions!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Hi there…

Hello there, Today over at The Paper Players it is time for Sketch Week. I absolutely had the best time putting this card together and thought the sketch that Laurie chose this week was super fun! I love when cards have an unexpected tilt to them. I have had this great background paper for quite sometime and so happy I finally used some of it. It worked so well with my little beach babes.

I am linking my card up over with Darnell at NBUS as well, as it is the first time I used these cute beach babes from Sunny Studios. I am also linking up at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge where all you have to do is add a Sentiment.

Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil with my wave die from MFT and then made my water using Oxide ink. The sand is also part of a die from MFT- Beach Builders set which I inked up to make it look more realistic. The girls and palm tree are all from Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties/Sending Sunshine. The Hibiscus is MFT. I colored them with Copics and Prismas. I framed my little scene in with some star paper from MFT. The greeting is from one of the Sunny Studios-Coastal Cuties set.

This might be my favorite card of the year so far!

For more amazing 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 stay well, Nanc’


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Hope…

Hello, I am back today as it is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues. Julie has picked the most amazing color combo that I have just discovered I am a huge fan of. Turquoise and Coral! Talk about a striking pairing. And wait till you see the cards that the Design Team and our guest put together! They are all Amazing!! Speaking of Guest, we have a good friend of mine Linda Snodgrass joining us this time at CH. Welcome Linda! We are really happy to have you!

My card was made for and already received by my Brother in Law after he had major back surgery! I am happy to report he is doing well and nearly out of pain.

I am also going to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The sentiment is from Altenew- Mega 4 Greetings, The seashells are from Honey Bee Stamps-Flippin Fabulous, and the leaves are inked and splattered and from Stampin Up-Tropical Thinlits. I used Oxide inks to blend my background. I used Prismas and light Copics to color.

Now, run on over to Color Hues and be ready to be dazzled! Stay safe, Nanc’


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Nautical at JUGS!

Hello friends, Today I have three cards for you that go with a nautical inspiration photo at Just Us Girls, where I am the hostess. If you know me, you know I do love nautical inspired cards and when I saw this fun photo over on Pinterest I thought it would be perfect for this time of year. If you don’t want to go the nautical route there are plenty of other directions you could go. For instance; You could just use stripes on your creation, or perhaps you could make a water themed card using a whale, or maybe even a Love you card. I can’t wait to see how you will be inspired if you choose to join me.

Card Details: This style of card will probably look familiar as I have made one similar to these before. I borrowed this fun background stamp and sentiments from a friend and it’s from Avery Elle. Thanks Carol. I masked off the center to leave an oval. Then I cut out my anchor on my Cameo. Last, I added the twine and various greetings. The fun dew drops are from Honey Bee Stamps and I adore them.

I hope I will see you over at JUGS! Take care, Nanc’


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Vacation Vibes

Hello, I had some time over the weekend to get inky and as soon as I saw the challenge at TGIF Challenges, I knew I wanted to join in the fun. The challenge is Vacation Vibes. Who doesn’t wish, right about now, that they were on vacation lounging in a hammock by the ocean? ME!!! Some of you are probably thinking, Nancy you live 5 miles from a permanent vacation and it’s called the Gulf of Mexico. LOL You don’t need to dream, just do it! I know that is true, but I don’t get out there as much as I should, especially this time of the year as it is just too gosh darn hot. Although, evening beach walks do happen on a more regular basis. Last night at around 8 we did take a bike ride. It was great till we stopped by the inter-coastal to look at the water, it was short lived, as we quickly had to get back on our bikes before we were eaten alive by mosquitos and no-see-ums. The key to bike riding in the summer, is you just have to keep moving.

I am also going to play along over at Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: I made the polaroid type window myself. The sun is from Lawn Fawn on a piece of DSP, the scene and greeting were sponged with Oxide inks and then the water ripples were made with a stamp by SU. The flip flops are from Impression Obsession and the smile die is from MFT.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day and find time to be creative too! Nanc’


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Just BEEcause

Hello, It’s CAS week at The Paper Players and LeAnne has chosen a fun one for us! I bought this Bee die cut about 5 years ago for my son’s wedding, as the theme was Bees. I made 200 party favors with it and don’t think I have used it much since. I was excited to get it back out when I saw this challenge coming up. In order to make the sentiment, I took a Because stamp and cut it at the BE mark so I could repeat the E. The scalloped rectangles and edge dies are from MFT. The DSP I have had for an eternity and has a velvet touch. I like that I used the positive and negative of that great paper and got two cards out of it. 

Here is my second card!

For more amazing 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

Happy creating and I hope you will come play along at The PaperPlayers, Nanc’


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Coffee and Friends…

Hello, It’s Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has a great palette for us to work with. I have been wanting to get out my Coffee stamp and die set from the Greetery and I knew these colors would do the trick. I used brown and black as my neutrals and my teal is more on the green side of things so I apologize for that. I would have made a new card but life didn’t cooperate.

Card Details: Stamps and Dies are all from the Greetery, DSP-MFT.

Hope to see you in the gallery at JUGS and you should check out the cards from the team also, they all did a great job and stuck to the right color family! LOL Nanc’


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Sending HUGS

Hello there. Today over at The Paper Players it’s time for Color Week. Jaydee has chosen a fun color trio for us this time around. Since I was pushed for time this week, I made a card very similar to a design you may have seen before. But that is okay, right? Who better to CASE than yourself! I also feel that this entire heart background thing that I have been doing so much of lately just works for me, and is such a fun and easy for all different types of cards. To stick to the colors this week and I knew the blue and green would have to be saved for the water, I thought…why not an entirely yellow sky. I had a bit of a brain fart when I selected my card base, however it is still in the blue family though. I have been having a ton of those brain lapses lately and I know it’s just stress and lack of proper sleep, hopefully the team will be okay with it.

Card Details: I used MFT cloud stencil and a heart stencil to start my background. I then masked off the rest to create my water. The water ripples are made with a stamp. You do have to do a lot of thinking and masking and covering when doing these types of scenes. They are never perfect, but that is what makes them handmade. The water and all the birds are from the same SU set called High Tide. The greeting is from Catherine Pooler and the boat is from Impression Obsession.

For more amazing 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

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Hello Sunshine

Hello, I am here today with the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our hostess and she wants us to use recycled items on our card and or project. Nearly every piece of my card is made from recycled cardboard…EXCEPT the watercolored paper that I inked up with some Oxide Ink to make the water. I do love the crisp whit card-front. I love some of the texture that cardboard adds to the design. The Palm fronds looks wonderful in real life.

Over at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge they have a challenge going on that is called Hello sunshine which is where my inspiration for my card began.

Card Details: MFT dies and Verve greeting. Some Oxide ink, water, and colored pencil was used as well. Pop dots for dimension.

Come check out all the creative ways the JUGS Design Team tackled this week’s challenge and then join us!

Take care, Nanc’


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Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello there, It’s time for Color Week over at Just Us Girls. Cecile has a fun and bright color palette for you to enjoy. Now, before you go asking me where on the graphic do you see yellow? I promise I didn’t use any yellow on my card. I used white pigment ink and a sponge with different size square stencils over my orange, red, and pink blended background. My good friend Carol shared this fun Bokeh Technique using squares with me. She found it over on Karren J’s-Stampin Stuff blog and I have linked it up for you HERE! And, you should definitely check out Carol’s card at Saw It Had to Make It. You can find it HERE! It is so good!

Card Details: The background technique is linked above. I made my own square stencils. The phone is from Papertrey Ink. The HELLO and word bubble stamp is from SU. The vellum underneath the phone warped a bit unfortunately. The scalloped circle is Sizzix and the stitched circle is SU. Pop dots for dimension.

I am linking my card up over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge also since I made my own stencil for my background.

Now, pop on over to Just Us Girls and check out the Design Team’s work and join us! Nanc’