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


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Sending Hugs!

Over at Inkspirational they have a CASE challenge going on right now, and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do. I got out my trusty Altenew Beautiful Day set and went to work. First, I made the striped background with a SU stencil and brown ink. Then I decided to add stripes with a yellow Prisma Colored pencil to give it some depth. The Altenew main flower is heat embossed and watercolored. The rest of the leaves and flowers were lightly colored with colored pencil. I added the white and black splatters with a child’s old watercolor paint set. They work so well!  Below is the fabulous card that I cased from Erum, I still look at it and swoon!  I made one in pink about a month ago and you can find it HERE.

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Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks for your visit! Nanc’


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Leftovers!

Hello,  If you haven’t been by since the New Year, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. If you have…..well, Happy New Year once again!  We have a terrific word for you this week chosen by Sue over at Just Us Girls.  It couldn’t have been more perfect timing, as I just went through my studio and picked up ever bit of scrap that I had saved and categorized them in eight little drawers. (And I save everything) It feels so good to be organized again! I also purged a bunch of old stamps and donated them to a friend….that felt nice as well. This card came together so quickly once I found this scrap piece of DP, things fell into place in mere minutes! The only thing I had to do is stamp a sentiment.

We have two Guests this month over at Just Us Girls that I would like to take the time to welcome. We have Janet Ribet, and Cindy Major.  We are super glad you BOTH will be designing with us this month and look forward to all of your creations.  Now, head on over to JUGS and check out what the team and our guests did with their leftovers!

Happy Creating, Nanc’

 


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Bleach Technique!

Hi Everyone!  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a Trend that is really fun and rather simple! It’s the bleaching technique.  I probably could have used a bit more bleach than I did but decided to play it safe before I ended up not liking it in the end. This leaf is one of those stamps that you have no idea where it came from but you love it just the same. I also made this card quite a while ago before I went on my new SU-Leaf rampage! LOL I am still not ready to put fall behind me yet!  That is just a funny statement, as I sit here in Florida in 85 degree temps. LOL The sentiment is heat embossed and from Verve! Come check out the amazing cards from my team and guest-Claire and join us! Nanc’

 


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Color Throwdown/ Sympathy

Hope you are having a great day!  As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am in love with my new SU leave dies and today I have another card for you and probably tomorrow as well.  This color combination over at the Color Throwdown grabbed my interest, so I thought why not give it a try. My orange isn’t as dark as their’s….and I hope it’s okay!  Do you think the blue looks unusual peeking out behind the negative of my leaves? I kinda like it. I also thought it would be perfect for a male sympathy card, which is why I made this to begin with. A former colleague of mine, and now a current colleague of my hubbies, just lost his daughter suddenly at age 32. So very, very sad and I hope my card can somehow lift his spirits for a minute or two.  Not sure you can tell in my photo, but I still have some gold sparkly paper left over from my son’s wedding and that is what I used to cut my leaves out with. The sentiment is from SU and is heat embossed in gold as well. The background was sponged with Oxide Inks and I added some Nuvo drops to tie it all together.

I will be back tomorrow with another card! Nanc’


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Pastels/ Fall and Fusion.

The card I have for you today was inspired by this great photo over at Fusion.  I started off wanting to use the sketch as well, and then my creativity got lost somewhere in the middle and I kinda messed it up. Thank goodness for this challenge you can chose one side or the other or both!   I just got these great leaves from SU (Seasonal Layer Thinlits) and I am in LOVE!  Let me just warn you now, that I already have five other card ideas muling around in my brain, so I guarantee you will be seeing lots of Fall cards over the next month or so.  I just need Fall weather to match my card direction! A girl can dream, can’t she?

I started off just watercoloring some watercolor paper, with no rhyme or reason, in various pastel colors (I tried to focus on the colors of the cookies). Then cut them out once the paper was relatively dry.  next, I cut the top of the leaves (the veins) with watercolored paper as well. The sentiment is from the same SU set-Colorful Seasons.  The branches are part of the SU-Thinlit set I mentioned above, and the other two dies are from MFT.  I finished the leaves off with Wink of Stella, but you can’t tell in the photo.

Thanks so much for having a look.  Have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’


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Hello!

I have a quick post for you today for the latest Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I managed to squeeze tiny bit of me time in this week, and it felt really good.  I chose to use the bottom row of the board ; die cute, orange and sequins. I got this free hello die from MFT, and I paired it with this fun DP from SU that I sponged with my Oxide Inks, along with the friend sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh. Love using the negative of a die on a card. Not sure what I will do with the two hellos as of yet, but I am sure I will figure something out.

I hope you are having a fabulous day! Hope you and I both find some more time to craft this weekend…it’s been far too long. Nanc’


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Wild Card- Stripes

Hi,  We have a great and easy Wild Card Challenge for you this week at Just Us Girls. The word is Stripes! I decided to get out some washi tape that I never use and try to make an interesting background with my Oxide Inks.  I absolutely love the way it came out.  I made this card about a month or so ago and recently have seen a lot of other card makers doing this technique too.  It is so easy and a lot of fun! I highly suggest you give it a try! Be careful, as I had a bit of a bleed in the bottom right of my base. These feathers are a new purchase for me, they came in my very first Papertrey Ink order. I know, can you believe it??  I really love them a lot! I cut out multiple feathers and stacked them up to give the card a lot of dimension.

Please stop by Just Us Girls and check out the teams amazing cards as well! I would also like to thank Julia for being such a wonderful guest this month.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Hand Drawn Elements…

Hello, We have a fun Trend this week over at Just Us Girls!  Carol our hostess has asked us to use hand Drawn Elements on our card and or project.  Let me say right away that this card is a CASE and not my design.  You can find the original card HERE! I came across this card eons ago and finally found a reason to make it!

The DP and Sentiment are Stampin Up. I did the eyes with a stencil and an ink pen and the word Smile by hand.

Hope you will come check out the rest of the teams cards and our Guest Julie Beech and join us! Nanc’

 

 


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Great Ideas…

I couldn’t agree more with my sentiment on today’s card.  However, I did manage to give up my 1 Coke a day habit in May, but I don’t dare even try to give up my coffee kick.  I think no Coke may be one of the reasons I’m down 14 pounds since the beginning of summer. Just so you know, I am rather slender person and really didn’t need to drop that much. You didn’t stop by here to listen to my quick diet secrets, you are here to check out this weeks card for Just Us Girls.  This card was made with a little bit of everything….mostly Verve, some fun DP, and some MFT.  This card was so fun to throw together, and it was a great distraction from life too!

This is our last week with our fabulous guest Ros Crawford over at JUGS.  Ros, we have really enjoyed all your terrific cards and sure hope you will join us again when you have the time.

Time for more coffee before the day begins,  Nanc’


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Beach is the Word!

Hello,  I made this card a while ago and wanted so bad to make a replacement card this week, but that didn’t happen. So, I am afraid you are stuck with this one. The fun DP is what carries this card, along with the fun shell dies from IO. The wave die is from MFT. The sentiment and square dies are SU.

Now I know this card didn’t inspire you…so PLEASE head on over to Just Us Girls, as their is a ton of it this week over there! I would also like to welcome our new Monthly guest Ros Crawford.  I am so happy you are with us Ros!  We know our guests will be inspired by your work and we hope you will enjoy yourself too!

Hugs, Nanc’