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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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Sea You Soon!

Hello Friends,  Today’s card was one that started out a bit rough, but in the end turned out just fine! I love when that happens.  I had to photograph this card laying down to assure you could see the cute little dolphin behind the fun piece of vellum I found in my stash.  I have no clue where it came from. LOL However, I stumbled upon it at the right time.

Here is an early pic of my watercoloring when I thought about chucking it and started again. So glad I stuck with it. I wanted to make my dolphin more of a purplish grey and I hope you can tell that in the photo and it doesn’t appear muddy.

I am entering this card over at both that CAS Watercolour Challenge and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

The stamp set is from Sunny Studios, the sea shell dies are Impression Obsession, the borders and tags are MFT.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’

 


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Birthday Wishes

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STB ToppingsHello Friends,  To say that this week has been long would be an understatement!  I can barely keep up at work and at home as well! I am over the hump so I can do this!  Since it is in-fact Thursday, it’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping option we have for you this time around is to use Vellum or Acetate somewhere on your card and or project.  Since I have had such a tough week and so much to get done I decided to CASE myself instead of re-inventing the wheel. I have made a card very similar to this one in the past that was orange and black. All the stamps are from Stampin UP except the sentiment which is from Hero Arts. I thought the added little double ruffle at the top worked perfectly to hide the adhesive that I used for the vellum banner.

Here is a photo of the original card I made!

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Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!  Nanc’


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Love, Joy and Peace

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Mojo418SketchHello Friends,  Today’s card is the second Christmas Card I have made so far this year…..Whoop Woo!  I am on a roll! In all seriousness, I better get a move on!  I had a really hard time getting this photo to do the card justice.  I promise you the card looks better then this photo portrays. As soon as I saw the Mojo Monday sketch I knew I wanted to use a Verve Christmas stamp set called Pinecone Christmas for my card.  I also, have used a sticker for a sentiment….which may be a first for me.  I don’t recall ever doing this before, but I have these really cool sentiment stickers that I won over at our local Stampin store that I hate to waste.  Did I ever show you my load of stuff I won?  I was the grand prize winner at The Paper Inn’s open house.  When she called me I was shocked to say the least.  The owner  Marjorie is a sweetheart and I wish her many, many years of success! The paper pack was a door prize I won that day as well and it’s by Anna Griffin and it’s gorgeous!  I added a polka dotted SU vellum sheet to the front layer of the paper for added interest.  Again, the photo isn’t flattering to this card.

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Thanks for dropping in, I will be back later today or tomorrow with another card!  Nancy


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Leaves and Vellum

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DSC_0261          It’s time for the next challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  This time our topping is Leaves.  As soon as I saw the November challenge over at The Verve blog was to use Vellum, I decided this would make a perfect pairing!  I was right…. it came together just as I had envisioned or maybe even better!  Don’t you just love when you are happy with what you have created?  It doesn’t happen as often as I would like, but it happens generally when I start doubting myself and my work!  🙂  Anyhoo,  Let me tell you a little about my card!  The stamps are all from Verve!  Have I said lately how much I love VERVE?  Well, I do! The flower is my very first stamp I ever got from them. It’s called Elegant Flower- Plain Jane.  The sentiments are from the Poppy Birthday set.  I thought the sentiments look great on those banner dies.  The vellum leaves are a sizzix die that I have had for so long, but had never used before because they didn’t work in my Cuttlebug.  I finally broke down and bought myself a Big Shot…and I am very happy I did.  It’s about time I get up a little more with the times. I then ran them through my Lattice embossing folder. I heat embossed the flowers with some Blushing Pink Pastel powder and fussy cut them.  I just love the way they came out.  Some pop dots and some bling and I was finished.

I couldn’t decide on which photo to use so I used both!  Still working with that camera!  I think some days I am improving…what do you think?

Now you have two places to stop by: Seize the Birthday where we are always celebrating Birthdays and our Topping option is Leaves and or The Verve Blog where they are asking us to use some Vellum on our project.

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Hope you find sometime to be creative!

Nanc’


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JUGS time…

Hi Friends,

Here is this week’s challenge over at Just Us Girls hosted by my good friend

and teammate Sharyn!

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Here is what I did with the challenge!

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I thought it was time to use one of my favorite stamp sets again by Verve,

it’s called Poppy Birthday.  I paired it up with this great jar stamp that I picked up at a local craft store!

The flowers were stamped many times using three different papers, fussy cut,

pieced back together, and then raised with some Stampin Up pop dots.

I originally stamped my jar directly on the red paper using black ink, but when it came time

to adding the flower stems, it just didn’t look quite right.  So, I broke out my vellum

again and made my jar see through like I have done in the past.  Love that look!

The jar is also heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The arrow stamp is something I picked up at Michaels.

I ran my leaves through my Cuttelbug using the Lattice folder. 

That pretty much sums up most of my design!

 Remember that our Chics of the Week have the chance to be a Guest Designer,

so the more you play the more chances you have to be a JUGs Guest Designer!

Here are the links to help get you started!

Have a wonderful day and find time to be creative….it’s good for the soul,

Nanc’

 


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JUGS Grid Technique and DT Search

I am the Hosting this week over at Just Us Girls…

and it’s technique time!

Have you ever used the Grid Technique?

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There are many different variations and here is a

LINK to get you started.  There is no right or wrong way to do it,

 we just want you to have fun with it!

My take was very subtle!!

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Now some EXCITING NEWS!

The JUGS girls are also looking to add some New Designers to the Team!

WooHoo!!!!!!

Here is a link to the JUGS Blog followed by my teammates 

to get your ideas flowing!

Maria Levine

Marisa Ritzen

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Elise Durenberger

 We would love for you to either try my technique and/or apply

to be a new designer!

 Sounds like a win win for us Jug Heads!

Go check out all the details at Just Us Girls!

Have a wonderful day!

Nanc’

Card details:

The stamps are a mix of SU and CTMH.

I inked the sentiment on Vellum..and heat embossed.

(Not thrilled with how it came out.)

The die cut is from MFT.

Heart was made with my Cricut and then scored and sanded.

Ink is all SU.

Border punch is Martha Stewart

Any Questions let me know! 🙂

Nanc’


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Christmas in July…

It’s a Christmas in July day at CAS on Sunday over the next two weeks and

  boy do we have some outstanding samples to get you inspired.

Here is what I came up with!

 I wanted to do something with non-traditional Christmas colors.

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Couldn’t seem to get a great photo of this card for some reason…so I had to settle for this one!

I have stickles in the centers of my flower images, but you can’t tell!

I used a sheet of vellum for my ornament and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.

The rest doesn’t really need much explanation…it came together very quickly!

The sentiment is from Gina K.

Now, make sure you head on over to CAS on Sunday to see what

the other design team members came up with.

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Or you can visit each of my fellow DT peeps this way!

Oh and we always have a prize for you….

The prize this time will be a Gift Certificate for the SK Digis shop 🙂

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 I am also linking this up to the Merry Monday July Christmas Challenge!

You have plenty of time to join me here is well it’s a month long this time!
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Either way I sure hope you join me for these Christmas in July specials!
Enjoy your day!
Nanc’


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Dynamic Duos

Isn’t that the coolest title?  Well, Dynamic Duos is this blog I stumbled upon a few days ago…and I am so very glad I did!  Here are the rules:  Each week they will have two colours for you to use to create a card, scrapbook page, craft or digital project.  Only the two colours, otherwise known as The Dynamic Duo, may be used for your project.  Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are also welcome.  Doesn’t that sound sooooooooo doable??  So here is my first submission for this new challenge blog!  This card was so easy to put together.  First, I stamped the 2 flower images on some vellum using my white color box ink….the hardest part is they took forever to dry, I ended up putting them outside in the sun to dry.  The only thing I am a tad disappointed in was the Happy Birthday sentiment didn’t stamp well, but you can’t have it all! 🙂

Have a fabulous day,