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


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Garden @ The Twofer Challenge

Hello,  I finally finished my cards for the Twofer Challenge. I did have to go the more conventional route this time with my cards, as the stamp is so large and beautiful I couldn’t think of another way to showcase it that wouldn’t lose its appeal. Anyways,  I decided to cut apart one of my finished pieces to make it more of a tile look and lift two of the panels with fun foam. Then I distressed the edges. I am super pleased with how it came out.  For the second card, I went with traditional coloring.  I stamped the sentiment crooked (of course I did) after I was done coloring, so had to add the additional layer.  The beautiful stamp is perfect for this word this month. If I had a beautiful garden, rest assured, it would have an old fashioned watering can like this one.  The stamp is one of my all-time favorites and is from Northwoods stamps. The two sentiments are from Verve and I used Prisma Colored pencils.  Below are a few more pics.

I am so glad you came by!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and I really am in love with the color palette I have chosen.  If you like the colors too, you must go check out the rest of the DT’s cards along with our guest Emmas.  They are all so fabulous!  I have a second card below.

Card Details: Altenew Rose Stamp Set (gifted to me by a fellow DT member and friend Bobby),  both sentiments are from SU, and the edge dies are Papertrey Ink.

Have a fabulous day and hope you consider joining us this week at JUGS! Nanc’


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Feel Better Soon

Hello,  I have a quick post for you today for the new Color Challenge starting over at The Paper Players. Not sure what possessed me to photograph it on such a busy piece of paper. LOL  I just love this resist paper from SU that I used for the background.  I use it very sparingly, as I like it so much and don’t want to run out any time soon. I don’t know why they don’t stock it continuously. It’s so beautiful and quick and works so well with Oxide Inks. My green is a bit softer than the challenge color, so hopefully that is alright.

Card Details: Paper -SU, sentiment-Verve, flowers, leafy swirl, and scalloped rectangles are-MFT.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Alcohol Ink Lifting…so fun!

Hello there,  This morning after I went and visited my dad, it was raining, so it was a perfect time to go play in the studio.  I knew I was going to get messy! I had so much fun making some awesome backgrounds. Thank goodness the manicure isn’t for another couple of weeks. LOL   Have you tried alcohol inks on Acetate?  It works so very well! The first thing I did was take my yellow and orange inks and spread them all over my piece of acetate. Then I took my sun stencil ( that clearly will never look the same) and used a blending solution to remove some of the colors.  Note: It happens very quickly on acetate. It was so simple with great results!   Last, I knew I had a perfect Verve stamp set to use for my additional sun and greeting. I colored the sun with Copics and colored pencil.  Some added layers behind the greeting to give it some dimension and I was done. My card was inspired by three challenges: CAS Stencil , Just Add Ink, and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I chose -Summer the season I am currently in for Just Add Ink.

Here is another picture!  Thanks for the visit and happy crafting! I am praying for more rain…LOL Nanc’

 


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Fancy Folds

Hello,  Fancy Folds is our Challenge for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls. Ina is our hostess and she was the wise woman that selected our challenge this week. A challenge is good for all of us…especially this girl! I can’t take credit for the original design of this card you will find it HERE!

The fold itself is very simple and Joy has much better photos and explanations than you would ever get from me.  Sorry folks, but just keeping it real.  Way too much time goes into that! My card has such a mix of stamps sets. It’s a bit of MFT and Stampin up.  The EF is from Cuttlebug. I colored my little bird with colored pencil…badly it appears.  I thought it looked better than that in real life, but the card is gone so I can’t check. LOL  I have been selling so many cards at one of the local gift stores in town that I rarely have any on hand for very long.  It’s a good problem for sure.  It feeds my addiction at least!

You must come to Just Us Girls and check out the rest of my teammate’s cards…they did much better than I on this challenge. Thanks also to Marlena for being such a fabulous guest!

Take care and Happy Stamping! Nanc’

 

 


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More Bees are Buzzing…..

I am back today with more Bumble Bees for the Twofer Challenge and the great sketch going on at Freshly Made! I told you I kinda got carried away and made just a few Bee cards the other day…LOL.  I have a bad habit of not wanting to waste any scraps and I had leftover Alchohol ink paper that I had to put to use, and then I had the bright negative pieces from a couple of days ago card, that I thought might be kinda fun to use.

In hindsight I am disappointed that I added the navy dots around the bee…but once I started I had to embrace it. Isn’t that DP gorgeous! I am sorry but I have NO idea whose it is.  If I had to take a wild guess I would say Blue Bunny. I got it from my Local Stamping store. Here is a closer look. The vellum bee really makes the card and doesn’t take away from that beautiful paper. The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I made a mistake on the Sketch and centered my sentiment. 😦

Here is another card that really showcases the paper beautifully, and the leftover negative pieces I couldn’t waste!  The sentiment is from Verve and the enamel dots are SU.

That is all for me today!  Hope you have a fabulous day however you wish to spend it! I am going back to party planning and might make a card or two. Nanc’

 

 

 


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Perfect Pearls..

Do you ever buy a crafting supply because you saw it on a YouTube Video (probably Jennifer McGuire) and you had to run out and buy it right away?  Then years later, you see a challenge asking you to use it and the light bulb comes on in your head and you’re like…hey, I have that stuff! Well, that’s exactly what happened this week for me! I am sure it’s happened to you too!! At least humor me and agree that it has. 😉  The funny thing is… if I just “HAD TO HAVE IT” way back then, why on earth is the packaging still intact? LOL

Okay, enough of my silly rant! Today’s card was so much fun to make using my “New” Perfect Pearls and joining in the fun over at CAS Stencil Challenge.  The Perfect Pearls is a tad messy and I highly recommend that you use a fixative spray when you’re done, so it doesn’t continuously wipe off on your hands. I liked it a lot before I sprayed it and loved it even more after I took it outside and gave it a good douse. It seemed to enrich the color.

Then I had to figure out what to do next!  I decided that I would turn the pretty paper into both birthday candles and (flowers for a later post) as to not waste a scrap. The pretty scalloped foil paper is SU made with an MFT die. The sentiment is Hero Arts, and the candles are a die-cut by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The little tiny pearls I placed in each corner are SU and match perfectly!

Here are a couple other pics!

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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HUGS!

Hi,  The card I have for you today is similar to one I have made in the past and loved so much I decided to make it again. It’s quick and easy with good results!  The butterfly and wall background are SU, the flower and the scalloped rectangles are MFT and the leaves are Verve. The Hugs sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Lastly, Nuvo drops.

I hope you will consider joining us this week at Just Us Girls. The team and our guest Marlena made some really great cards!  Nanc’


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You’re the Sugar…

Hello, It was time to get ready for this week’s Just Us Girls challenge, and I had an idea for my card so I went to work. I got out my brand new jar of SU-texture paste (never opened) to realize it was completely dried out.  So luckily I came across something even better and Amazon Prime saved the day!  Have you heard of Glitter Paste? You probably have…I tend to be a little behind the trends. Well, it’s magically delicious if you ask me! Not only did I make the above card’s background, but I went ahead and made 5 more additional panels to use later.  So fun!  To start off my card, I stenciled some color down using some (new to me) Catherine Pooler ink. Next, you lay the stencil back over and use the glitter paste right over top.  That is where the magic happens and the color becomes more vibrant and sparkly.  I colored my sweet little MFT-PI stamp with Copics and colored pencil. The hibiscus stamp is from SU.  Here is a link to the paste!  You’re welcome. 😉

Here is another angle so you can see the shimmer.  Hope your day is wonderful!  Come join us this week at JUGS! Nanc’

 


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Sending You a Tweet Hello

I have been under the weather for the past week but thankfully woke up this morning feeling a bit more human. Hubby went golfing and I decided to spend a nice quiet Sunday joining the fun over at MFT’s Color Challenge and Freshly Made Sketches.  My dear friend Barbara got me this great MFT stamp set (A Tweet Hello) a while ago and it’s been patiently waiting for me to break the seal.  Because of the size of these cute little birdies, I thought I better stick with my Prisma Colored Pencils instead of my Copics for more control. I actually made two cards today using this set, but you will have to wait for a future post to see the other one. I don’t think you can really see but I have faint coral clouds in the background made with my MFT Cloud stencil too. The leaves are a die from Verve, the flowers are MFT, and I made the banners myself.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visits.  Hope you enjoy your holiday! Nanc’